Calendar: July 7–13, 2014

Tuesday, July 8

SFEMS Recorder Workshop
recorder faculty concert
Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Louise Carslake, Cléa Galhano, Rotem Gilbert, Nina Stern, Anne Timberlake, Hanneke van Proosdij, with Katherine Heater (harpsichord) and David Morris (viola da gamba).

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory Chapel
6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue)
No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully accepted!
recorderworkshop@sfems.org


Friday, July 11

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Baroque concert
“Bach’s Inspiration—Part I” The first of two different programs of works by composers who inspired Bach. Works include Johann Christoph Bach, Es erhub sich ein Streit; Dieterich Buxtehude, Jesu, meines Lebens Leben; Johann Kuhnau, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern; Frederick the Great: Concerto for Flute in C Major; Alessandro Marcello,Concerto for Oboe in D Minor; and Johann Sebastian Bach, Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, transcribed/arranged from Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Stabat Mater.

8 PM
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
$25–$64
Tickets, 415-621-7900
sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

SFEMS Recorder Workshop
big recorders
“Virtues and Vices” The SFEMS All-Workshop Recorder Orchestra directed by Hanneke van Proosdij, followed by a performance by the Recorder Workshop Faculty: Louise Carslake, Cléa Galhano, Rotem Gilbert, Nina Stern, Anne Timberlake, and Hanneke van Proosdij.

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory Chapel
6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue)
No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully accepted!
recorderworkshop@sfems.org


Saturday, July 12

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Weigel-woodwind workshop
Public Colloquium: “Baroque Instruments and Performers, Then and Now: Creating a New Fusion of Styles and Tastes” Join Academy faculty and participants as they explore the national styles of instrument building and performance practice that made the Baroque era an always-evolving melting pot of musical flavors and cultures. Three 45-minute sessions of lively discussions will address the ultimate artistic decisions and rationalizations that must be made by modern-day performers as they seek to combine scholarship with our own contemporary concert circumstances and expectations.

2:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free. Pre-Registration Requested
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Buxtehude
“Bach’s Inspiration—Part II” The second of two different programs of works by composers who inspired Bach. Works include Johann Adam Reincken, Partita No. 1 in A Minor; Nicolaus Bruhns, Mein Herz ist bereit; Dieterich Buxtehude, Mit Fried und Freud ich far dahin and Klaglied; Georg Melchior Hoffmann, Meine Seele rühmt und preist; Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major; Cantata BWV 203 Amore traditore; and the Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering.

8 PM
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
$25–$64
Tickets, 415-621-7900
sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

Karen R. Clark
Karen Clark crop“St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179) Her music and significance in our modern lives.” A Singing Study Group with Karen Clark. First of three Saturday sessions focusing on the music, life, and writings of the great medieval mystic, composer, polymath, and saint. Session I. Introduction to Hildegard’s life and education at Disibodenberg. Learn to sing one (or two) of Hildegard’s antiphons by rote, discuss the text, and introduce the neumatic notation from her original manuscript. The Awareness Through Movement lesson will be about improving our capacity to breathe. Though not a requirement, it is recommended that you attend the entire series. Continues 26 and August 2.

2–5 PM
Shawl-Anderson Dance Studios
2704 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
$75 per class OR $200 tuition for the series
karen@karenrclark.com


Sunday, July 13

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Bach crop
Johann Sebastian Bach, Mass in B Minor. ABS Academy Orchestra, the American Bach Choir, and soloists from the Academy, conducted by ABS Music Director Jeffrey Thomas.

7 PM
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
$25–$64
Tickets, 415-621-7900
sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org