EARLY MUSIC SUNDAYS AT CJC

Jazzschool_logoThe California Jazz Conservatory (CJC), formerly the JAZZSCHOOL, and The San Francisco Early Music Society have established an exciting affiliation that delights both our audience and our local musicians. Early music lovers and jazz music lovers join together to celebrate the improvisational kinship of the two genres. CJC offers a casual and intimate environment where the audience can enjoy a light meal and sip a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while enjoying the concert. All concerts begin at 4:30 pm at the California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison Street, Berkeley. Tickets are $20 (general admission) and go on sale for each concert approximately one month in advance. Their box office can be reached at 510-845-5373 or www.cjc.edu/concerts.

THE 2016–2017 SEASON CONTINUES

May 14, 2017

VAJRA VOICES with Shira Kammen & Theresa Wong
Remembered Migrations: Medieval to Modern Song

Karen Clark crop

Karen Clark

Our concert features 12th-c. women composers, including, Hildegard von Bingen, and Marie de France with related modern stories of our musical and birth mothers. The medieval art of sung poetry—by heart—closely joins improvisation and composition which we will explore in the world premiere of Theresa Wong’s composition for Vajra Voices.

VARJA VOICES: Karen Clark, director. Allison Zelles Lloyd, Amy Stuart Hunn, Lindsey McLennan Burdick, Juliana Urban, soprano; Cheryl Shafer Moore, Celeste Winant, mezzo soprano; Karen R. Clark, contralto; with Shira Kammen, medieval harp & vielle; and special guest, Theresa Wong, composer-cellist-vocalist

Sunday, May 14
4:30 PM
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison St., Berkeley
$20
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THE COMPLETE 2016–2017 SEASON LISTING

September 11, 2016

New Esterházy Quartet—Gemstones from The Viennese Tradition

New Esterhazy

New Esterhazy Quartet

Dramatic Quartets by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, including Mozart, Overture to Cosi fan tutte; Haydn, Quartet in F, Op. 77 No. 2; and Beethoven, Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59 No. 2, 1st. mvt. Discover these jewels among the crowning masterworks of the classical period, reinterpreted by one of the world’s top period-instrument quartets. Marvel at the genius and artistry of spirit brought to new life by the Bay Area’s “Best Chamber Music Performers.”

NEW ESTERHÁZY QUARTET: Lisa Weiss and Kati Kyme, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; William Skeen, cello


November 20, 2016

Les Violettes—Standards from the Baroque and Beyond

Les Violettes in rehearsal

Les Violettes

Les Violettes returns to California Jazz Academy with a focus on songwriting in the Baroque period. Over the last 500 years song topics and structures haven’t changed much, and yet still continue to engage audiences on a personal level. Expect a fun night of Purcell, Dowland, Frescobaldi and Monteverdi songs, peppered with contemporary standards “a la Baroque” by Coward, McCartney and more.

LES VIOLETTES: Corey Carleton, soprano;  Colin Shipman, viol; Violet Grgich, harpsichord

 


January 15, 2017

Flauti Diversi—Espanoleta: Music from a Garden of Mediterranean Delights

Frances Feldon

Frances Feldon

A multicultural program of music from the Mediterranean: lively medieval dance, Renaissance ostinato bass improvisations, tantalizing Arabic tunes, and a complete song cycle by the 13th-c. Galician composer Martim Codax, performed by Karen Clark, contralto; Frances Feldon, recorders/flute; Sarah Michael, kanun; and Peter Maund, percussion.

FLAUTI DIVERSI: Karen Clark, contralto; Frances Feldon, recorders/transverse flutes; Peter Maund, percussion; Sarah Michael, qanun

 


February 19, 2017

Laudami Ensemble—Bach to Italy

Laudami Ensemble

Laudami Ensemble

Experience the wildly dazzling improvisational displays of Baroque Italy and see how they influenced the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Violinist Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo and harpsichordist Michael Peterson join forces to showcase masters of the Italian style. After journeying through works from seventeenth-century Italy and Germany, they will conclude with one of Bach’s finest violin sonatas.

LAUDAMI ENSEMBLE: Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; Michael Peterson, harpsichord

 


March 12, 2017

Barefoot All-Stars—Music before the Puritans: Elizabethan and Jacobean Court Music

BF All stars

The Barefoot All-Stars

The Barefoot All-Stars have been entertaining Bay Area audiences since their first appearance at the Berkeley Festival Fringe in 2012. In this program, Barefoot’s core string band will present their unique take on one of the most fascinating and varied repertoires known to Early Music: Elizabethan and Jacobean consort music. Intricate fantasies and In nomines by Gibbons, Coprario, Byrd and others will be interspersed with lavishly decorated dances by Dowland, Holborne and more. Featured in this program will be the extraordinary and rarely-heard fantasies for “Great Dooble Bass” by Orlando Gibbons and Giovanni Coprario.

BAREFOOT ALL-STARS: Shira Kammen, Peter Hallifax, Julie Jeffrey, David Morris and Lynn Tetenbaum, viols, violin, and the great dooble bass. hallifaxandjeffrey.com

 


April 9, 2017

Musica Pacifica—Program to be announced

Musica Pacifica

Musica Pacifica

The Bay Area’s beloved all-stars return with a program to be announced soon. Musica Pacifica is comprised of some of Americia’s greatest exponents on their instruments. They have won international acclaim and multiple honors for their many virtuosic performances and recordings of music ranging from Marini and Marais to Bach and British folk music. An exciting performance and tight ensemble are guaranteed.

MUSICA PACIFICA: Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumentstock, violin; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; and Charles Sherman, harpsichord

 


May 14, 2017

Vajra Voices—Remembered Migrations: Medieval to Modern Song

Karen Clark crop

Karen Clark

Our concert features 12th-c. women composers, including, Hildegard von Bingen, and Marie de France with related modern stories of our musical and birth mothers. The medieval art of sung poetry—by heart—closely joins improvisation and composition which we will explore in the world premiere of Theresa Wong’s composition for Vajra Voices.

VARJA VOICES: Karen Clark, director. Allison Zelles Lloyd, Amy Stuart Hunn, Lindsey McLennan Burdick, Juliana Urban, soprano; Cheryl Shafer Moore, Celeste Winant, mezzo soprano; Karen R. Clark, contralto; with Shira Kammen, medieval harp & vielle; and special guest, Theresa Wong, composer-cellist-vocalist