Calendar: July 14–20

Monday, July 14

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
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“Academy-in-Action Concert I” Members of the 2014 Academy are featured exclusively in three evenings of concerts offering chamber vocal and instrumental works by Baroque masters. Concert I: Chamber works by Bach, Boismortier, Heinichen, Legrenzi, Lotti, Luzzaschi, Monteverdi, and Steffani.

8 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
$10
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org


Tuesday, July 15

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
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Master Class in Harpsichord. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Ken Slowik
Lecture Series: Kenneth Slowik talks on “Bach: The Greatest Musical Orator That Ever Existed” Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for a series of enlightening and informative public lectures presented by the Academy faculty on a wide range of subjects centered on Festival themes.

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Domenico Scarlatti
“Academy-in-Action Concert II” Members of the 2014 Academy are featured exclusively in three evenings of concerts offering chamber vocal and instrumental works by Baroque masters. Concert II: Chamber works including Bach’s Concerto for 3 Harpsichords and works by Bach, Janitsch, Scarlatti, Telemann, and Young.

8 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
$10
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org


Wednesday, July 16

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Stainer
Master Class in Violin & Viola. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Robert Mealy
Lecture Series: Robert Mealy talks on “The Presence of the Past: Bach’s relations to his musical ancestors.” Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for a series of enlightening and informative public lectures presented by the Academy faculty on a wide range of subjects centered on Festival themes.

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Telemann
“Academy-in-Action Concert III” Members of the 2014 Academy are featured exclusively in three evenings of concerts offering chamber vocal and instrumental works by Baroque masters. Concert III: Chamber works including Telemann’s Völker Ouverture in B-flat Major and works by Bach, Buxtehude, Erlebach, Handel, and Telemann.

8 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
$10
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org


Thursday, July 17

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
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Master Class in Violoncello, Viola da gamba, Violone, & Contrabass. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
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Lecture Series: Corey Jamason talks on “Postmodern Bach: French and Italian styles absorbed, transformed, and made entirely new.” Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for a series of enlightening and informative public lectures presented by the Academy faculty on a wide range of subjects centered on Festival themes.

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org


Friday, July 18

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
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Master Class in Winds & Brass. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Jeff Thomas
Lecture Series: Jeffrey Thomas talks on “All Things in Moderation: A look at Handel’s oratorio texts from Dryden, Hamilton, Jennens, & Milton” Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for a series of enlightening and informative public lectures presented by the Academy faculty on a wide range of subjects centered on Festival themes.

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Handel color
George Frideric Handel, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. The utterly sublime oratorio set to words by one of England’s preeminent writers, John Milton, whose poems about the joyful man (“L’Allegro”) and contemplative man “Il Perseroso”) inspired Handel to new heights of humanist expression. Performed by instrumentalists and singers from the 2014 Academy, a lavish panoply of more than 30 arias and choruses is an exquisite musical delight.

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


Saturday, July 19

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
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Master Class in Voice. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
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Lecture Series: Debra Nagy talks on “Musical and Dramatic Performances of the Passion Story Before Bach.” Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for a series of enlightening and informative public lectures presented by the Academy faculty on a wide range of subjects centered on Festival themes.

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900, sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Mary Wilson
Distinguished Artist Series: Mary Wilson, soprano. While in Cöthen, Bach had ample opportunity to study the published scores of Antonio Vivaldi. Continuing our “Bach Inspiration” theme, this program includes a concerto for four violins that Bach would later arrange for performance by four harpsichords, as well as a concerto for solo violin that he arranged for Harpsichord alone (both these are part of Vivaldi’s famous Op. 3 collection titled L’Estro armonico). Bach set only two works to Italian texts, and both of them will be part of this Festival. However, it is the music of one of Bach’s peers with which Ms Wilson has won the admiration of ABS audiences and (having been born in the same year as J.S. Bach, 1685) it is only right that we include a cantata by G.F. Handel. Written while still in Italy, Tra le fiamme warns that butterflies drawn to a flame will burn but a phoenix will rise again. Featured works include George Frideric Hande, Tra le fiamme; Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in D Major for Harpsichord Solo; after Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D Major; Johann Sebastian Bach, Non sa che sia dolor; and Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for 4 Violins and In furore iustissimae irae.

8 PM
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
$20–$55
Tickets, 415-621-7900
sfbachfestival.org, info@americanbach.org


Sunday, July 20

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
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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.

2 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