Calendar: April 28–May 4, 2014

Monday, April 28

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.

7 PM
Davis Community Church
412 C Street (At 4th), Davis
$25–$64
415-621-7900, Tickets


Wednesday, April 30

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Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
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Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.

7:30–9:30 PM
Music Room number 060, J.L. Stanford Middle School
480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or 650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org 

 

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
baroque cello cropPerformances by members of the Conservatory Baroque Cello Class.

1 PM
Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE, No Ticket Required
415-503-6275 or www.sfcm.edu

 


Friday, May 2

California Bach Society, Paul Flight, Director
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“Mozart and Haydn Rediscovered.” The 30-voice California Bach Society and the New Esterházy Quartet present lesser-known jewels by Mozart and Haydn. The program features Mozart’s Misericordias Domini and his Missa Brevis in F, Johann Michael Haydn’s motets Ave Regina coelorum and Christus factus est, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Salve Regina. With soloists Rita Lilly, soprano; Gabriela Estephanie Solis, alto; Mark Bonney, tenor; and Sepp Hammer, baritone.

8 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St. (at Franklin), San Francisco
$25/$18/$10
650-485-1097; www.calbach.org; info@calbach.org

East Bay Chapter, ARS
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Monthly playing session, Judith Linsenberg, guest conductor. New members and guests welcome.

7:30–10PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland.
www.eastbayrecorders.org,
510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367


Saturday, May 3

California Bach Society, Paul Flight, Director
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“Mozart and Haydn Rediscovered.” The 30-voice California Bach Society and the New Esterházy Quartet present lesser-known jewels by Mozart and Haydn. The program features Mozart’s Misericordias Domini and his Missa Brevis in F, Johann Michael Haydn’s motets Ave Regina coelorum and Christus factus est, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Salve Regina. With soloists Rita Lilly, soprano; Gabriela Estephanie Solis, alto; Mark Bonney, tenor; and Sepp Hammer, baritone.

8 PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley (at Hamilton), Palo Alto
$25/$18/$10
650-485-1097; www.calbach.org; info@calbach.org

New Esterházy Quartet
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“Vienna in the 17th and 18th Centuries.” Lisa Weiss and Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, violoncello, perform works of Franz Joseph Haydn, Antonio Bertali, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Johann Fux, Karl von Ordóñez, Florian Leopold Gassmann, and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger.

4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.
$25 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors and students)
415-520-0611 or www.newesterhazy.org


Sunday, May 4

California Bach Society, Paul Flight, Director
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“Mozart and Haydn Rediscovered.” The 30-voice California Bach Society and the New Esterházy Quartet present lesser-known jewels by Mozart and Haydn. The program features Mozart’s Misericordias Domini and his Missa Brevis in F, Johann Michael Haydn’s motets Ave Regina coelorum and Christus factus est, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Salve Regina. With soloists Rita Lilly, soprano; Gabriela Estephanie Solis, alto; Mark Bonney, tenor; and Sepp Hammer, baritone.

4 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth), Berkeley.
$25/$18/$10
650-485-1097; www.calbach.org; info@calbach.org

 

The Handel Opera Project
CherubiniMédée by Luigi Cherubini, starring Eliza O’Malley as Médée, with Brian Thorsett, Kathleen Moss, Sara Hagenbuch, Martin Bell, Erin Findley, and Krista Wigle; accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by William G. Ludtke. Sung in French with English dialogue.

7 PM
Christian Science Organization Hall
2601 Durant St., Berkeley
$25 ($5 students)
Handeloperaproject@gmail.com or 510-665-5988

MusicSources
Allan RassmussenAllan Rasmussen, harpsichord, performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations, in his West Coast Debut. Denmark’s leading harpsichordist, Allan Rasmussen is organist and music director of Frederiksberg Kirke in Copenhagen, as well as director of the Midsommerbarok International Festival in Frederiksberg. For this concert, he will be using a very special harpsichord built in 2010 by John Phillips of Berkeley, based on one built in 1722 by Johann Heinrich Gräbner, Dresden.

5PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley
$30/$25/$10
www.musicsources.org, 510-528-1685

New Esterházy Quartet
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“Vienna in the 17th and 18th Centuries.” Lisa Weiss and Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, violoncello, perform works of Franz Joseph Haydn, Antonio Bertali, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Johann Fux, Karl von Ordóñez, Florian Leopold Gassmann, and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger.

7:30 PM (please note special time for this performance!)
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street at Hamilton, Palo Alto.
$25 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors and students)
415-520-0611 or www.newesterhazy.org