Calendar: May 12–18, 2014

Monday, May 12

Chamber Music San Francisco
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Archetti Baroque Strings, John Dornenburg and Carla Moore Co-directors, perform J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and Concerto for Oboe and Violin; G.Torelli Trumpet Concerto in D Major; G.F. Handel Grand Concerto in G Major Opus 6 No. 1; A. Vivaldi Concerto in E Minor for 4 Violins; and P. Hellendaal Grand Concerto in G Minor, Opus 3 No. 1. With special guest artists John Thiessen, baroque trumpet, Debra Nagy, oboe, and Judith Linsenberg, recorder.

7:30 PM
Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way (near E. Charleston Rd. and San Antonio Rd.)
Palo Alto
$45/$35
Tickets or 415-392-4400


Friday, May 16

Lacuna Arts Chorale
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Artistic director Sven Edward Olbash leads the 30-voice Lacuna Arts Chorale in a program of choral music featuring J.S. Bach’s motet Ich lasse dich nicht for double choir, Dieterich Buxtehude’s Missa brevis, Heinrich Schütz, Die mit Tränen säen and works of Felix Mendelssohn, Paul Hindemith, and Hugo Distler.

8 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
1755 Clay (at Van Ness), San Francisco
$40/$30
Tickets


Saturday, May 17

SFEMS Medieval Renaissance Collegium
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“Sounds and Symbols—The Marriage of Image, Text, and Music” This year’s MedRen theme explores “The Marriage of Sound and Symbol.” Director Adam Gilbert offers a tantalizing preview of the June 15–21 workshop, as the collegium visits the special moment in music history when composers became fascinated with wedding image, text, and music. Featured will be works by Henricus Isaac, Josquin Desprez, and Ludwig Senfl, who set to music not only the name of the Lord and the Virgin Mary, but also the Medici Coat of Arms, the planets, and even erotic allegory. Please join us and we’ll spend this day making glorious music! Singers, viols and other strings, recorders, flutes, lutes, harps, dulcians, sackbuts, cornetts and all manner “soft” early instruments are welcome. Bring your instruments, music stands and pencils. Lunch is potluck. Coffee and tea will be provided. This collegium day raises scholarship funds to help SFEMS pay the tuition of participants who could not otherwise afford to attend the summer Medieval & Renaissance Workshop.

9:30 AM to 4 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley
$50 full day; $30 half day
Online Registration form
Information: For collegium registration information please contact:
Greta Haug-Hryciw or Adam Gilbert

UC Davis Music Department
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William Cooper directs the UC Davis Early Music Ensemble. Program TBA.

7 PM
The Episcopal Church of St. Martin
640 Hawthorn Ln., Davis
$12/$6 suggested donation
530-754-2787, Information 

 


Sunday, May 18

Lacuna Arts Chorale
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Artistic director Sven Edward Olbash leads the 30-voice Lacuna Arts Chorale in a program of choral music featuring J.S. Bach’s motet Ich lasse dich nicht for double choir, Dieterich Buxtehude’s Missa brevis, Heinrich Schütz, Die mit Tränen säen and works of Felix Mendelssohn, Paul Hindemith, and Hugo Distler.

3 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
1755 Clay (at Van Ness), San Francisco
$40/$30
Tickets

Stanford Live
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Community Chamber Music Workshop with coaches from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra will be presented by Stanford Live. Amateur or pre-professional chamber ensembles (string quartets, wind quintets, piano trios, and other small mixed ensembles) are invited to apply. Both modern instruments and period instruments are welcome. Repertoire (up to 10 minutes in duration) should be from the early Baroque through early Romantic eras. Three to four selected ensembles will be coached for an hour. After a short break, each ensemble will give a public performance in masterclass format.

1–4 PM
Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen St., Stanford
Free and open to the public
For more information, please contact Lisa Grodin  or Ben Frandzel