Calendar: June 16–22, 2014

Monday, June 16

SFEMS Classical Workshop
St. Albert's Priory
Informal performances of works by both famous and lesser known composers from the Classical era. The public is encouraged to attend. Concerts take place in the beautiful and acoustically perfect Chapel at the St. Albert’s Priory in the friendly and safe Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. We hope you will join us!

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory
5890 Birch Court, Oakland
Free
classicalworkshop@sfems.org

SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop
Adam Gilbert
Audience Participation Lecture “Musical Symbols and You” (Adam Gilbert)

8 PM
Room 119, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
medrenworkshop@sfems.org

 


Tuesday, June 17

SFEMS Classical Workshop
St. Albert's PrioryInformal performances of works by both famous and lesser known composers from the Classical era. The public is encouraged to attend. Concerts take place in the beautiful and acoustically perfect Chapel at the St. Albert’s Priory in the friendly and safe Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. We hope you will join us!

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory
5890 Birch Court, Oakland
Free
classicalworkshop@sfems.org

SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop
Adam Gilbert
Lecture-Recital with Anne Azéma and Shira Kammen

8 PM
Room 119, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
medrenworkshop@sfems.org

 


Wednesday, June 18

SFEMS Classical Workshop
St. Albert's PrioryInformal performances of works by both famous and lesser known composers from the Classical era. The public is encouraged to attend. Concerts take place in the beautiful and acoustically perfect Chapel at the St. Albert’s Priory in the friendly and safe Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. We hope you will join us!

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory
5890 Birch Court, Oakland
Free
classicalworkshop@sfems.org

SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop
Adam Gilbert
Informal Ensemble Playing

8 PM
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
medrenworkshop@sfems.org

 


Thursday, June 19

SFEMS Classical Workshop
St. Albert's PrioryInformal performances of works by both famous and lesser known composers from the Classical era. The public is encouraged to attend. Concerts take place in the beautiful and acoustically perfect Chapel at the St. Albert’s Priory in the friendly and safe Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. We hope you will join us!

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory
5890 Birch Court, Oakland
Free
classicalworkshop@sfems.org

SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop
Adam Gilbert
Faculty Concert

8 PM
Room 119, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
medrenworkshop@sfems.org

 


Friday, June 20

Marin Baroque, Daniel Canosa, Music Director

1024px-Venus_and_Adonis_by_TitianVenus and Adonis. John Blow’s pastoral opera (1683), the first English opera, written for entertainment of the Stuart court. Starring Elsa Nicol and Helen Zindarsian as Venus, Nik Nackley as Adonis, and Rosemary Beecher Bryant as Cupid, with young student Cupids, shepherdesses and shepherds, huntsmen, the Three Graces and dancers. Stage Director Marla Volovna, Director/Choreographer Jennifer Meller, the San Francisco Renaissance Dancers, and the Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra, directed by Daniel Canosa. This performance will be held our lovely outdoor courtyard theater.

8–9:30 PM Reception follows this performance (Friday only)
First Presbyterian Church
72 Kensington Rd., San Anselmo
$35/$30/$5
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/670015 or 415-497-6634.
information: www.marinbaroque.org or marinbaroque@gmail.com

SFEMS Classical Workshop
St. Albert's PrioryInformal performances of works by both famous and lesser known composers from the Classical era. The public is encouraged to attend. Concerts take place in the beautiful and acoustically perfect Chapel at the St. Albert’s Priory in the friendly and safe Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. We hope you will join us!

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory
5890 Birch Court, Oakland
Free
classicalworkshop@sfems.org

SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop
Adam GilbertWorkshop Collegium Concert

8 PM
Room 119, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
medrenworkshop@sfems.org

 


Saturday, June 21

Marin Baroque, Daniel Canosa, Music Director
1024px-Venus_and_Adonis_by_TitianVenus and Adonis. John Blow’s pastoral opera (1683), the first English opera, written for entertainment of the King. Starring Elsa Nicol and Helen Zindarsian as Venus, Nik Nackley as Adonis, and Rosemary Beecher Bryant as Cupid, with young student Cupids, shepherdesses and shepherds, huntsmen, the Three Graces and dancers. Stage Director Marla Volovna, Director/Choreographer Jennifer Meller, the San Francisco Renaissance Dancers, and the Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra, directed by Daniel Canosa. This performance will be held our lovely outdoor courtyard theater.

8–9:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church
72 Kensington Rd., San Anselmo
$35/$30/$5
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/670015 or 415-497-6634.
information: www.marinbaroque.org or marinbaroque@gmail.com 


Sunday, June 22

California Bach Society
German baroque organ crop
“Bach Chorales and Chorale Preludes” Bay Area organist Rodney Gehrke plays an all-Bach program. Wonderful and varied Bach organ chorale preludes are paired with Bach harmonizations of the same chorales sung by members of the California Bach Society.  During intermission, sample a selection of California and Italian wines and tasty cheeses.  This concert is a fundraiser for the California Bach Society.

4 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
$30
http://www.calbach.org/benefit.html#benefit or 650-485-1097

SFEMS Baroque Workshop
Eva Legene“J.S. Bach and the Expression of Emotion,” a lecture by Eva Legêne. “If you can see it, you can hear it, (and play it).” In our concept of music and its teachings we very much depend on the idea of absolute music, music as pure phenomenon of sound. We experience text as ‘extra-musical’ and, to give an example, do enjoy a vocal composition by Schubert without knowing the text. Before 1600 however, most music was composed for voices and instruments combined. During the 17th and 18th century, the genre of instrumental music was developed beginning with the early sonatas and suites and culminating in the symphonies of Haydn, and c.1800 the idea of absolute music was born. During the development of instrumental music, the urgent question arose how emotions in music could be understood when the music didn’t have a text that could explain a meaning. In this lecture we will hear how word, image, and the relation between rhythm and emotion inspired Baroque composers and especially J.S.Bach, and discuss the composer Mattheson’s assertion that all aspects of vocal composition can be found in instrumental music.

7 PM
Ives Hall 101, Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
$20
baroqueworkshop@sfems.org