Calendar: April 21–27, 2014

Monday, April 21

American Bach Soloists
JT-KosoyABS conductor Jeffrey Thomas leads a master class.

7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, info@americanbach.org

 


Friday, April 25

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Director
St. Thomas crop“Bach’s Legacy.” A program of motets and choral works by J.S. Bach, along with choral masterpieces by Mendelssohn and Brahms, two composers who were profoundly influenced by the Cantor of Leipzig and sought to emulate his style. Works include Bach’s early cantata Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131; motets Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226; and Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229; Felix Mendelssohn, Sechs Sprüche; and Johannes Brahms, Fest- und Gedenksprüche.

8 PM
St. Stephen’s Church
3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere
$25–$64
415-621-7900, Tickets

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
violettes-parfumees-visoflora-50249“Cantatas and Sonatas by Dieterich Buxtehude.” Les Violettes (Violet Grgich, harpsichord; Colin Shipman, viol; David Wilson, violin; and Corey Carleton, soprano) perform vocal and instrumental works by Germany’s most revered and influential composer in the generation before J.S. Bach.

6 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Tickets
information: barefootchamberconcerts.com

Cal Performances
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Acis and Galatea. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale join the Mark Morris Dance Group for the world premiere of Handel’s Acis and Galatea as arranged by Mozart. Based on an epic love story from Ovid, Acis and Galatea features vocalists Thomas Cooley and Sherezade Panthaki, the Philharmonia Chorale, and the inimitable grace and expression of Mark Morris’s choreography. Handel composed the opera in 1739 and Mozart later arranged it in the Classical style, expanding the instrumental range of colors and adding his signature clarity of orchestration.

8 PM
Zellerbach Hall
University of California, Berkeley
$30 to $110
510-642-9988, Tickets 

Gryphons Wild
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“Stories in Song: Queens, Captives and Country Bumpkins.” A blend of storytelling and music in a Scottish tale about two young plowmen who run into trouble on Halloween, and a Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish) story from medieval Spain about a queen and her captive. Music from the medieval, Renaissance and baroque periods, plus traditional Scottish and Sephardic songs and dances. With Sally Terris, artistic director, voice, harp, recorder, percussion, and storyteller; Anita Baldwin, guitar, accordion, voice, and storyteller; and Ruri Wen-Matsui, recorder and voice.

7 PM
Community School of Music & Arts
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View
Free
gryphonswild@gmail.com or www.gryphonswild.com


Saturday, April 26

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Director
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“Bach’s Legacy.” A program of motets and choral works by J.S. Bach, along with choral masterpieces by Mendelssohn and Brahms, two composers who were profoundly influenced by the Cantor of Leipzig and sought to emulate his style. Works include Bach’s early cantata Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131; motets Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226; and Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229; Felix Mendelssohn, Sechs Sprüche; and Johannes Brahms, Fest- und Gedenksprüche.

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance on Dana near Durant), Berkeley
$25–$64
415-621-7900, Tickets

Cal Performances
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Acis and Galatea. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale join the Mark Morris Dance Group for the world premiere of Handel’s Acis and Galatea as arranged by Mozart. Based on an epic love story from Ovid, Acis and Galatea features vocalists Thomas Cooley and Sherezade Panthaki, the Philharmonia Chorale, and the inimitable grace and expression of Mark Morris’s choreography. Handel composed the opera in 1739 and Mozart later arranged it in the Classical style, expanding the instrumental range of colors and adding his signature clarity of orchestration.

8 PM
Zellerbach Hall
University of California, Berkeley
$30 to $110
510-642-9988, Tickets


Sunday, April 27

Alliance Française de la Peninsule de Monterey
French House Concert flyer 2014“Musical Delights for a Sunday Afternoon” Katie Clare Mazzeo (harpsichord) and Penny Hanna (viola da gamba) perform a concert of baroque music by composers from the court of Versailles and beyond; including works of Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Marin Marais, François Couperin, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, and Louis de Caix d’Hervelois, plus a sing-a-long for the audience! Refreshments and snacks will be served after the concert. Proceeds to benefit the Alliance scholarship fund.

5 PM (Doors open at 4:30 PM)
Home of Katie Clare Mazzeo
506 Aquahito Road, Carmel
$15 Suggested Donation
RSVP to Pauline Cantin, 831-375-1801, Cantilena17@aol.com

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Director
St. Thomas crop“Bach’s Legacy.” A program of motets and choral works by J.S. Bach, along with choral masterpieces by Mendelssohn and Brahms, two composers who were profoundly influenced by the Cantor of Leipzig and sought to emulate his style. Works include Bach’s early cantata Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131; motets Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226; and Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229; Felix Mendelssohn, Sechs Sprüche; and Johannes Brahms, Fest- und Gedenksprüche.

4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
$25–$64
415-621-7900, Tickets

Cal Performances
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Acis and Galatea. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale join the Mark Morris Dance Group for the world premiere of Handel’s Acis and Galatea as arranged by Mozart. Based on an epic love story from Ovid, Acis and Galatea features vocalists Thomas Cooley and Sherezade Panthaki, the Philharmonia Chorale, and the inimitable grace and expression of Mark Morris’s choreography. Handel composed the opera in 1739 and Mozart later arranged it in the Classical style, expanding the instrumental range of colors and adding his signature clarity of orchestration.

3 PM
Zellerbach Hall
University of California, Berkeley
$30 to $110
510-642-9988, Tickets

Gabrieli West
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“Playing On The Faultline.” Gabrieli West (Eric Finley, violin; Joyce Johnson Hamilton, cornetto; Amy Brodo, cello, viola da gamba; Michael Cushing, sackbut; Michael Peterson, harpsichord) perform solo works from the late16th/early17th centuries for each instrument as well as chamber music for 3 and 4 instruments and continuo. Their program explores elaborate ornamentations as used by both late Renaissance and modern composers based on works originally created by composers of the 16th century in a polyphonic texture of 4 equal parts.

4:30PM
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison St., Berkeley
$15/$12
510-845-5373 and http://jazzschool.org/
Tickets

Musical Waves
d'anglebert cropAdam Detzner, Stanford ’14, performs a program of French keyboard music from its origins in the early seventeenth century to its full flowering in the late eighteenth century. Composers featured include Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, Jean-Henri d’Anglebert, François Couperin, and Claude-Bénigne Balbastre.

1 PM
Elaine Thornburgh / Ilana Bar-David
510 48th Ave, San Francisco (near Geary)
$20 suggested donation can be paid at the door
ilanabardavid@gmail.com or 415-387-6890 for information

Stanford University Music Department
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Comus, a Masque with Music by Thomas Arne and George Frideric Handel,” Marie-Louise Catsalis, Music Director; Nova Jimenez, Stage Director. Instrumental and voice students of the early music course MUS184A (Editing and Performing Early Music) retell the masque of Comus, son of Bacchus and god of revelry and nocturnal dalliances. Comus comes across a young lady lost in the forest. His magical powers render her unconscious and bound to a tree. Entering at the last moment, her brother tries to rescue her, but it takes the superior powers of the spirit Sabrina to save the day.

5 PM
Toyon Hall, Arguello Way
Stanford University, Palo Alto
Free
650-776-0635, mlcats@stanford.edu