MONSTER CALENDAR: June 2–8, 2014

Calendar notes:

monster calendar(1) Because of the very large number of concerts and other events taking place this week of the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, and because detailed information about these events already is available on the calendar pages of the BFX website, we have adopted a very spare format for this week’s calendar and have included extended descriptions only of those events that are not Festival-related.

(2) All concerts are listed chronologically. The highlighted titles link to the appropriate BFX calendar pages (Main Stage, Young Performers Festival, or Festival Fringe) where full descriptions of all events may be found.

(3) All Main Stage and Fringe venues are in Berkeley, unless otherwise noted. Click to download a map showing venue street locations as well as parking options in the neighborhood.

(4) Concert information subject to change; please check the website for updated information.


Monday, June 2

Berkeley Festival Fringe
John Lutterman and Friends
“Virtuoso cello and gamba music”

11 AM
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Avenue
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15-20.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Ensemble Vermillian and Les Violettes
“The Rose and the Bear”

12 PM
Trinity Chapel 2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 adults; $10 students and seniors; free for children 10 and under.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Artists’ Vocal Ensemble (AVE): Resonance
“Wise and Foolish Virgins”

12 PM
Sanctuary, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door. Price: $20.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Bertamo Trio and Friends
“The Nations: Concerti, Sonatas and Suites”

2:30 PM Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door and in advance
(contact Tish Berlin at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net). Prices: $15 at the door, $10 in advance.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Franklin Lei, lutenist
“Reichardt’s Choice: Bach, Weiss and Giuliani”

5:30 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general; $10 seniors, disabled, students, SFEMS members.

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Cantainbanchi
“The Beginning of Joy.” Susan Rode Morris, voice; Allison Zelles Lloyd, voice; Cheryl Ann Fulton, harp; Kit Higginson, recorders and psaltery; Shira Kammen, vielle; and Peter Maund, percussion, perform Songs and Dances of Middle Ages. Featuring music from 13th- and 14th-century Spain, France, and Italy, including selections from the Cantigas de Santa Maria and Cantigas de Amigo, Las Huelgas and Montpellier codices and other works of the Trecento period.

8 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
$35/28, $15 Students Under Age 30 With ID BUY TICKETS


Tuesday, June 3

Berkeley Festival Fringe
The Albany Consort
“The Life of Mary II: Music by Henry Purcell”

11 AM
Christian Science Organization
2601 Durant Avenue
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15-20.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Frances Feldon and the Galax Quartet
“Wingin’ It: New Compositions, Baroque Music & Improvisations Inspired by Birds”

12 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Donation suggested.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Alice’s Renaissance String Band
“Jewels from England’s Crown”

1 PM
St. Joseph Of Arimathea Chapel
2316 Bowditch Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Donation suggested.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Doris Williams, Lute and Soprano
“A Renaissance of Love Expressed”

1 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door. Price: $15 and $10.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Zoe Vandermeer, soprano; and Howard Kadis, lute
“Cinquecento: Italian Music of the 16th Century”

3 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general; $10 SFEMS members, seniors, and students.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Derek Tam, harpsichord
“La marche des Scythes: French harpsichord music of the 18th century”

3:30 PM
Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Tickets available at the door. $15 suggested donation.

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Sex Chordæ Consort of Viols with Julianne Baird, soprano
“This Sweet and Merry Month: English Consort Songs for Voice and Viols.” John Dornenburg, director, tenor and bass viols; Julie Jeffrey, tenor viol; David Morris, bass viol; Farley Pearce, bass viol; with Julianne Baird, soprano, perform Elizabethan and Jacobean love songs, laments, pastorals, and sometimes bawdy songs for solo voice and four viols. This program will present a broad survey of this indigenous English genre by William Byrd and his contemporaries. Acclaimed soprano Julianne Baird makes her Berkeley Festival debut in a rare program of Renaissance delights with the Bay Area’s most celebrated viol consort.

5 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
$35/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Ars Lyrica Houston (Berkeley Festival debut)
“Taking Flight: from the birds and the bees to Icarus and Dædalus.” Céline Ricci, soprano; Kathryn Montoya, recorder & oboe; MaryAnn Shore, recorder & oboe; Adam LaMotte, violin; Yung-Hsiang Wang, violin; Mary Springfels, viola da gamba; Barrett Sills, cello; Richard Savino, theorbo/guitar; Matthew Dirst, harpsichord/artistic director, perform a program all about flight, from the natural world of the birds and the bees to the legend of Icarus. Works drawn from the rich, virtuosic chamber repertoire of the French and Italian Baroque animate this program, which features French-Italian soprano Céline Ricci in Handel’s evocative cantata Tra le fiamme (Out of the Flames).

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
$45/35/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS

Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble
“Music From the Venetian Ospedali.” The Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble and chamber orchestra will perform music from the ospedali, or hospitals, of Venice, which ultimately transformed themselves from helping handicapped and orphaned girls through the power of music into centers of music where only females were permitted to perform. Great composers like Vivaldi, Hasse, Galuppi, and Porpora worked at various ospedali in Venice during the 18th century and wrote music specifically for the young girls and women to perform. This concert promotes our mission statement to highlight music composed or performed specifically by women. In this celebration of women in the arts we will be performing this concert at the Berkeley City Club, whose architect was the famed Julia Morgan.

8 PM
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue
$20 General/$15 Students & Seniors. All tickets will be sold at the door.
www.wavewomen.org, wavewomen@netzero.net or 510-730-2068.


Wednesday, June 4

Early Music America Young Performers Festival
Arethusa Musica, Indiana University
“Enchanted Adoration: Sacred and Secular Music of the Italian Baroque.” A program of Baroque music for three sopranos, two violins, and continuo, including virtuosic works by Luzzaschi, Mazzocchi, and Carissimi and others. The performance will include minor staging and a mixture of instrumental and vocal works, including solos, duets, and trios. The program’s centerpiece will be Carissimi’s dramatic motet Felicitas beatorum, using all forces of the ensemble.

11 AM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door for a donation. (No advance sales.)

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Ensemble Vermillian
“The Tulip and the Olive Tree: music of 17th century Holland and Italy”

12 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Price: $15 general, $10 SFEMS/EMA/ARS members, seniors, and disabled.

Early Music America Young Performers Festival
Victoria IV (Madrigal Ensemble), Schulich School of Music, McGill University
“Bonjour mon coeur. A madrigal journey across Europe and the centuries.” Compositions sacred, secular, and everything in between by Lassus, Dowland, Ravenscroft, Rore, Gabrieli, des Prez, and others.

2:30 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door for a donation. (No advance sales.)

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Owen Daly, Harpsichordist and Instrument Maker
“Solo Harpsichord Works by Muffat, Kuhnau, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach”

3 PM
St. Joseph Of Arimathea Chapel
2316 Bowditch Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general, $10 for seniors and students.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Natur Early Music Ensemble
“The Roman School of Musica Poetica ca. 1610”

3 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door. $15 suggested donation.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Farley Pearce and Yuko Tanaka
“In ‘D’: the Viennese-tuned Bass”

3 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general, $10 students, seniors, and disabled.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Coro Ciconia
“England’s Glory: The Music of John Dunstable (1380-1453)”

4 PM
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, between Ellsworth and Dana
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 and $10.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
David Cates
“The Great Trifecta of 1685” Harpsichord music by Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti

4:15 PM
St. Joseph Of Arimathea Chapel
2316 Bowditch Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general, $5 seniors and students.

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Davis Senior High School Baroque Ensemble, Angelo Moreno Director (Berkeley Festival debut)
“Favorites by Antonio Vivaldi & J.S. Bach.” Davis Senior High School, located just northeast of the Bay Area in Davis, CA, established the first Baroque orchestra in a public high school in the US. Come hear them in a specially priced afternoon concert at the Berkeley Festival, playing some of the most widely known and loved works of the Baroque era.

5 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
$15/10, $5 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Berkeley Baroque Strings
“Favorites from the English Baroque”

6:30 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door, for free!

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier, Artistic Director (US debut)
“Schütz and the Bach Family.” Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis opens their first-ever performance in the U.S. with the Musikalische Exequien from the all-Schütz CD that won Gramophone Magazine’s “Recording of the Year” in 2012. Also on the program are choral works by three generations of the venerable Bach family, including its best known kinsman, Johann Sebastian.

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
$56/44/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS


Thursday, June 5

Early Music America Young Performers Festival
Baroque Chamber Music and Dance Ensembles, Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Julie Andrijeski, Director and Choreographer; Ellen Hargis, Vocal and Gesture Coach; Sian Ricketts, DMA Candidate and Assistant Director.
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Extravagant and Intimate Music and Dance, including her Sonata II in B-Flat Major, Les Rossignols, and excerpts from Céphale et Procris.

11 AM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door for a donation. (No advance sales.)

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Barefoot Chamber Concerts
“The Marais-a-thon”

11 AM to 5 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door. Price: $20 all-day pass.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
The Albany Consort
“A Big Band Concert”

11 AM
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Avenue
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15-20.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Musica Glorifica
“Glorious Baroque: Bach, Telemann, Corelli, Uccellini, Hotteterre and more”

11 AM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general; $10 students, seniors, EMA and SFEMS members.

Early Music America’s Exhibition and Marketplace
Early Music America presents the Festival’s Exhibition and Marketplace, featuring publishers, instrument builders, service organizations and other early music practitioners.

12–6 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
free and open to the public

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Meet the Maestros
Join the Festival’s music directors—including Nicholas McGegan, Warren Stewart, and Julian Wachner—in a lively conversation about their lives as conductors/directors in the world of early music. Robert Cole moderates.

1 PM
Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Free

Berkeley Festival Fringe
San Francisco Pro Music Antiqua
“The Petrucci Project”

1 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street
Tickets available at the door. Price: $20 general; $15 students, seniors, and SFEMS members.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Arethusa Musica
“Sumer is icumen in: A Medieval Mosaic”

1 PM
St. Joseph Of Arimathea Chapel
2316 Bowditch Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general, $10 students and seniors.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Harmonie Universelle
“En Amour”

1 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general, $10 students, seniors, and disabled.

Early Music America Young Performers Festival
LIAISON Baroque Ensemble
“Music of the French Baroque.” A program exploring the world of high-voice duets. Pieces by Couperin, Lully, Marais, Charpentier, Lambert, and more.

2:30 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door for a donation. (No advance sales.)

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Alphabet Baroque Club
“All Over the Map”

3 PM
Berkeley Piano Club
2724 Haste Street, between College and Piedmont
Tickets available at the door. Price: $10.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Ensemble “Pomposo”
“The Harmonious Gospel: Arias for Tenor, Oboes, and B.C.”

3:30 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 and $10.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Theatrum Musicum, Sean Smith and Leslie Ifshin, lutes
“The Lute Player as Traveling Jukebox”

4 PM
St. Joseph Of Arimathea Chapel
2316 Bowditch Street, between Dana and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Price: $15.

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Kristian Bezuidenhout in Recital (West Coast debut)
“Fortepiano: Mozart and More.” A rising star both of Mozart interpretation and fortepiano performance, the acclaimed young keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout makes his West Coast debut in a program of works by Mozart and C.P.E. Bach.

5 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
$42/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Dan Winheld, lute
“Flowers from the Garden”

6 PM
Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery
2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck and Oxford
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general; $10 students, seniors, and SFEMS members.

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier, Artistic Director
“Barocco Italiano.” An all-Italian program of 17th- and 18th-century works, including Domenico Scarlatti’s monumental 10-voice setting of the Stabat Mater.

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
$56/44/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Julian Wachner, Director (Berkeley Festival debut)
“Bach’s Motets.” J.S. Bach’s motets are the only vocal works he composed with an unbroken performance tradition from his death until the present day. Their contrapuntal richness demands tremendous skill from performers, particularly the four motets for double choir: Singet dem Herrn; Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf; Komm, Jesu, komm; and Fürchte dich nicht. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street traverses these masterpieces in an intimate late-night concert.

10 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
$35/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS


Friday, June 6

Early Music America’s Exhibition and Marketplace
Early Music America presents the Festival’s Exhibition and Marketplace, featuring publishers, instrument builders, service organizations and other early music practitioners.

10 AM to 6 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
free and open to the public

Early Music America Young Performers Festival
Thornton Baroque Sinfonia, University of Southern California
La pazzia senile. A staged production La pazzia senile by Adriano Banchieri (1568–1634). Banchieri’s madrigal comedy makes fun of the great stock comedy characters Pantalone and Il Dottore: always in hopeless love, always thwarted, and always singing comic songs. With voices, and instrumental ensemble performing contemporary dances, sonatas, and grounds.

11 AM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door for a donation. (No advance sales.)

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Laudami Ensemble
“Passionate Differences”

11 AM
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Avenue (at Haste)
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $10-15.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Vinaccesi Ensemble
“Songs & Psalmody: Salamone Rossi Hebreo & Benedetto Marcello”

11:30 AM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available in advance and at the door on the day of the concert. Prices: $15/10.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Carla Moore
“L’Arte del Arco: Fantasias, variations and assaggi for unaccompanied violin”

12 PM
Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general; $10 seniors, students, SFEMS and EMA members.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Antic Faces
“Music for Broken Consort by Morley and Viol Fantasies by Gibbons”

12 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door or in advance. Prices: $15 general; $13 SFEMS members, seniors, and students.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Jarring Sounds
“Songs of Love and Loss”

12 PM
St. Joseph Of Arimathea Chapel
2316 Bowditch Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Free admission, donations accepted.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Ensemble Artemisia
“The Best of Both Worlds: 17th Century German and Italian Music”

12:10 PM
Berkeley Piano Club
2724 Haste Street, between College and Piedmont
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 and $10.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Bay Area Baroque Orchestra
“BABO on the Fringe”

2 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door, for free!

Early Music America Young Performers Festival
MUSA Ensemble
“Of Folly and Fencing.” A program of the new and the old exploring military exploits and folly, featuring the adventures of Don Quixote in Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte Ouverture-Suite, Schmelzer’s Fechtschule (Fencing School), and a MUSA commission inspired by the idea of folly and folia in our inaugural Art Inspiring Art series with guest composer Danny Clay.

2:30 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door for a donation. (No advance sales.)

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Janine Johnson
“J.S. Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1

2:30 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 and $10.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Harmonie Universelle
“The Return of the Hunt”

2:30 PM
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Avenue (at Haste)
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general; $10 students, seniors, and disabled.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Peter Fisher
“Masterworks for Flute Alone”

3 PM
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, between Ellsworth and Dana
Tickets available at the door. Price: $15 general, $5 people 16 and younger or 75 and older.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Boel Gidholm & Christopher Haritatos
“From Dall’Abaco to Zappa: The violin/cello duo in the 17th and 18th centuries”

3 PM
Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general, $10 students and SFEMS and EMA members.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Burning River Baroque
“Obsession and Unrequited Love…”

3:30 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general, $10 students and seniors.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
KontraBande
“Pergolesi, Scarlatti and Boccherini”

4 PM
Christian Science Organization
2601 Durant Avenue
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15-20.

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
House of Time (Berkeley Festival debut)
“Transcendent Bach.” Tatiana Daubek, violin; Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe; William Skeen, cello; Avi Stein, harpsichord. The hundreds of solos Bach wrote for the oboe in his sacred works indicate that it was one of his favorite instruments. Scholars have long supposed that many chamber works for oboe were among the hundreds of lost works by Bach, and House of Time brings this speculation vividly to life. Virtuosic sonatas and trios for violin and oboe form a compelling realization of an imaginary night of chamber music at the Bach household.

5 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
$35/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Julian Wachner, Director
Missa de Beata Virgine.” Using Josquin’s mass as its centerpiece, this concert explores the music of Franco-Flemish composers during the Renaissance, esteemed throughout Europe for its balanced vocal polyphony and dark, rich sonorities. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street surveys over a century of musical development in one program, from Dufay’s medieval, architectural Nuper rosarum flores to the imitative mastery of Josquin and Gombert.

7:30 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
$56/44/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS

Early Music America Young Performers Festival
Battle of the Early Bands
During this spirited and entertaining event, five groups of outstanding young early music ensembles from all around the country will compete in various non-traditional categories (velocity/emotions/creativity/spontaneity, etc.). This battle is produced by EMA’s Youth Advisory Board and will be narrated by Jeffrey Thomas of American Bach Soloists. Come ready to cheer, smile, and be dazzled!

9:30 PM
California Jazz Conservatory (The Jazzschool)
2087 Addison Street.
Free admission. Cash gladly accepted by musicians as a token of appreciation and support.


Saturday, June 7

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Third Annual Baroque Dance Workshop (and 3 dance concerts). San Francisco Renaissance Voices is delighted to once again welcome Philippa Waite of the UK’s Consort de Danse Baroque for this day-long (half-day also available) hands-on workshop. You’ll learn the basics and some advanced techniques of Baroque Dance which is low-impact. The morning workshop will include instruction in some of the more typical dance steps and arm motions used in the main Baroque dance rhythms such as bourée, sarabande, gigue and menuet. The afternoon session will focus on using these steps in a choreographed dance. Experienced students will be taught more complex step variations, however, the emphasis will be on style, technique and performance and not on the ability to memorize them. Dancers of all abilities are welcome—an ideal workshop for singers and actors as well!

8:30 AM to 6 PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
$85 full day, $45-55/half day
www.SFRVoices.org

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord
“Early Morning Ragas of Byrd and Sweelinck”

9 AM
Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general; $10 students, seniors and SFEMS and WEKA members.

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Annual Pacifica party and playing for each other and friends. Players of all levels welcome. Newcomers please email or phone ahead.

9 AM to 3PM
Hillside Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito. dcantey@att.net, 831-420-1618

Early Music America’s Exhibition and Marketplace
Early Music America presents the Festival’s Exhibition and Marketplace, featuring publishers, instrument builders, service organizations and other early music practitioners.

10 AM to 5 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
free and open to the public

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Junior Recorder Society of the East Bay and the Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra
“From the Mountains to the Heavens: Music for Recorder Orchestra and Youth Recorder Ensemble”

10:15 AM
Sanctuary, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door. Donation suggested.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Agave Baroque with Reginald L. Mobley, countertenor
“Queen of Heaven: Music of Isabella Leonarda”

11 AM
Members’ Lounge, Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, between Dana and Ellsworth
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 general; $12 SFEMS and EMA members.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Harmonie Universelle
“The Last Rose”

11 AM
Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $20 general; $15 students, seniors, and disabled.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Quicksilver
“Violini a due: an Italian Journey”

11:30 AM
Drawing Room, Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, between Ellsworth and Dana
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $20 general; $15 students, seniors, EMA and SFEMS members.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Zinkbut
Mini-Performance of Renaissance Music for Sackbuts and Cornetto (plus a surprise)

12 PM (following the Harmonie Universelle concert)
Front Lawn, First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Free

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Musica Pacifica and Friends
“Concerto! Virtuoso Concertos for diverse instruments by Bach and Telemann”

12:30 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $20 general; $15 seniors, students, SFEMS members, and disabled.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Vajra Voices and Angelorum led by Karen R. Clark, contralto and Cheryl Ann Fulton, harp
“Hildegard von Bingen: Music to Celebrate the Divine Feminine”

1 PM
Sanctuary, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Tickets available at the door. Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 seniors and students.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Silverstein-Walden Duo
“Stylus Phantasticus // Avanguardia”

2 PM
Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 and $10.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Passamezzo Moderno
“Erster Theil Instrumentalischer Sachen: Johann Michael Nicolai and His Contemporaries”

3 PM
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Avenue (at Haste)
Tickets: $20 suggested donation at the door, $15 in advance by donation to SFEMS for Passamezzo Moderno. (Indicate when you make your donation that it is for Passamezzo Moderno.)

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Vince B. Ho
“Medieval and Renaissance Keyboard Tablature / Keyboard Music of the Middle Ages”

3 PM Workshop/4 PM Concert
St. Joseph Of Arimathea Chapel
2316 Bowditch Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Price: $15 for lecture (including materials); $15 for concert.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Feldmusik
“Die Lustige Feld-Musik: Baroque Music for Oboe Band”

3:30 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, between Bancroft and Durant
Tickets available at the door. Prices: $15 and $10.

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Hopkinson Smith in Recital
“Bach’s first three Cello Suites in transcription.” Lutenist Hopkinson Smith performs J.S. Bach’s first three Suites for solo cello, BWV 1007–1009, in his own transcription and arrangement for German theorbo, the instrument he feels best captures their power and subtlety.

5 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
$42/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Philharmonia Chamber Players, Nicholas McGegan, director
with Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord
“Bach Family Keyboard Concerti.” Kristian Bezuidenhout joins forces with the Philharmonia Chamber Players—a division of the Bay Area’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra—for a program of Bach family works and keyboard concerti.

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
$65/48/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS


Sunday, June 8

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Passamezzo Moderno
“17th Century German Chamber Music”

2 PM
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Avenue (at Haste)
Tickets: $20 suggested donation at the door, $15 in advance by donation to SFEMS for Passamezzo Moderno. (Indicate when you make your donation that it is for Passamezzo Moderno.)

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Jonathan Dimmock, organist
“Johann Sebastian Bach and his influence”

2 PM
St. Albert’s Priory Chapel
6172 Chabot Road, Oakland
Tickets available at the door. Price: $10.

Berkeley Festival Fringe
Nash Baroque Ensemble
“Sweet Prospect: 17th- and 18th-century Music of the British Isles and Colonial America”

2 PM
Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Tickets available at the door. Price: $15 and $10.

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Magnificat and the Whole Noyse, Warren Stewart, Artistic Director
Festival Finale: “A Monteverdi Celebration.” Magnificat, under the direction of Warren Stewart, joins forces with the early wind ensemble The Whole Noyse to present a Vespers for the feast of St. Mark, featuring music from Monteverdi’s monumental collection Selva morale e spirituale from 1641. The program will also include instrumental canzoni from Francesco Cavalli’s Musiche Sacre of 1656, as well as traditional Gregorian chant.

4 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
$48/42/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID BUY TICKETS