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June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7
June 8

Sunday, June 1, 2014

CIARAMELLA
Make a Joyful Noise

Burgundian alta capella ensembles piped across Renaissance Europe, from Antwerp to Zaragosa, improvising florid polyphony over songs, dances, and sacred chant. Ciaramella takes shawms, recorders, bagpipes and sackbuts in hand, bringing their joyful noise to life.

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Ciaramella. Photo: Peter Nagy.

CIARAMELLA: Adam Gilbert, shawm, recorder, bagpipe; Rotem Gilbert, shawm, recorder, bagpipe; Doug Milliken, shawm, recorder, bagpipe; Greg Ingles, slide trumpet, sackbut, recorder; Erik Schmalz, slide trumpet, sackbut, recorder; Jason Yoshida, lute, guitar, percussion.

4:00 PM
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2300 Bancroft Way

Tickets: $28, $15 students under age 30 with ID

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Monday, June 2, 2014

CANTAINBANCHI
The Beginning of Joy

The Beginning of Joy: Songs and Dances of Middle Ages. Featuring music from 13th and 14th-century Spain, France, and Italy, including selections from Cantigas de Santa Maria and Cantigas de Amigo, Las Huelgas, Montpellier, and the Trecento period.

CANTAINBANCHI: Susan Rode Morris, voice; Allison Zelles Lloyd, voice; Margriet Tindemans, vielle; Shira Kammen, vielle; Kit Higginson, recorders and psaltery; Cheryl Ann Fulton, harp; Peter Maund, percussion.

8:00 PM
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2300 Bancroft Way

Tickets: $35/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID 

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

SEX CHORDÆ CONSORT OF VIOLS with CHRISTINE BRANDES, SOPRANO
This Sweet and Merry Month: English Consort Songs for Voice and Viols

ChristineBrandesElizabethan and Jacobean love songs, laments, pastorals, and sometimes bawdy songs can all be found in the consort song for solo voice and four viols. This program will present a broad survey of this indigenous English genre by William Byrd and his contemporaries.

Please note: Soprano Christine Brandes will be performing with Sex Chordæ Consort of Viols. She replaces Julianne Baird, who is ill, in a rare program of Renaissance delights with the Bay Area’s most celebrated viol consort.

SEX CHORDÆ CONSORT: John Dornenburg, Director, tenor and bass viols; Julie Jeffrey, tenor viol; David Morris, bass viol; Farley Pearce, bass viol.
Guest Artist: Christine Brandes, soprano

5:00 PM
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2300 Bancroft Way

Tickets: $35/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID

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Ars Lyrica Houston. Photo: Anthony Rathbun.

ARS LYRICA HOUSTON
Berkeley Festival debut

Taking Flight: from the birds and the bees to Icarus and Dedalus

Taking Flight — 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 chamber repertoire of the French and Italian Baroque animate this program, which features French-Italian soprano Céline Ricci and viola da gambist Mary Springfels in Handel’s evocative cantata Tra le fiamme.

Matthew Dirst, Artistic Director

8:00 PM
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)

Tickets: $45/35/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

davis senior high school baroque ensembleDAVIS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAROQUE ENSEMBLE
Berkeley Festival debut
Favorites by J.S. Bach and Vivaldi

The first public high school Baroque orchestra in the US performs at the Berkeley Festival! J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for two Violins, Vivaldi’s “Summer,” and more.

Angelo Moreno, Director

5:00 PM
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2300 Bancroft Way

Tickets: $15/10, $5 students under age 30 with ID

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VOX LUMINIS
U.S. debut
Schütz and the Bach Family

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Vox Luminis. Photo: Ola Renska.

Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien and works by three generations of the Bach family.

Lionel Meunier, Artistic Director

8:00 PM
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)

Tickets: $56/44/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID 

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

WarrenStewart-conductingSPECIAL EVENT: Meet the Maestros!

Join the Festival’s music directors—including Nicholas McGegan, Lionel Meunier, Warren Stewart, and Julian Wachner—in a lively conversation about their lives as conductors/directors in the world of early music. Robert Cole moderates.
1:00 PM
LOPER CHAPEL, FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Free admission. No advance tickets.
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KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT IN RECITAL
West Coast debut

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano

Kristian Bezuidenhout.

Fortepiano: Mozart and More

Acclaimed historical keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout makes his West Coast debut.

5:00 PM
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2300 Bancroft Way

Tickets: $42/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID 

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Vox Luminis.

VOX LUMINIS
Barocco Italiano

Barocco Italiano: Domenico Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater and other works of the Italian Baroque.

Lionel Meunier, Artistic Director

8:00 PM
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)

Tickets: $56/44/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID

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THE CHOIR OF TRINITY WALL STREET
Berkeley Festival debut
Bach’s Motets

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.

The complete motets for double choir by J.S. Bach.

Julian Wachner, Conductor and Music Director

10:00 PM
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2300 Bancroft Way

Tickets: $35/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID

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Friday, June 6, 2014

HOUSE OF TIME
Berkeley Festival debut
Transcendent Bach

Gonzalo Ruiz

Gonzalo Ruiz.

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.

HOUSE OF TIME: Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe; Tatiana Daubek, violin; William Skeen, cello; Avi Stein, harpsichord.

5:00 PM
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH -
 2300 Bancroft Way

Tickets: $35/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID 

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THE CHOIR OF TRINITY WALL STREET
Missa de Beata Virgine

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.

Franco-Flemish works by Josquin, Dufay, Gombert, and others.

Julian Wachner, Conductor and Music Director

7:30 PM
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)

Tickets: $56/44/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

HOPKINSON SMITH IN RECITAL
Bach’s first three Cello Suites in transcription

Hopkinson Smith

Hopkinson Smith.

Lutenist Hopkinson Smith performs his own realization of the first three Cello Suites by J.S. Bach on German theorbo.

5:00 PM
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2300 Bancroft Way

Tickets: $42/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID

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PHILHARMONIA CHAMBER PLAYERS
Bach Family keyboard concerti
with Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord, and Nicholas McGegan, director

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Kristian Bezuidenhout

Nicholas McGegan

Nicholas McGegan

Bach family works and keyboard concerti, including two lively concerti with acclaimed keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout. Directed by Nicholas McGegan.

Nicholas McGegan, Artistic Director; Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord.

8:00 PM
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)

Tickets: $65/48/32, $15 students under age 30 with ID 

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

MAGNIFICAT and THE WHOLE NOYSE
Festival Finale: A Monteverdi Celebration

Warren Stewart

Warren Stewart.

Magnificat joins forces with 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.

Warren Stewart, Artistic Director

4:00 PM
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)

Tickets: $48/42/28, $15 students under age 30 with ID 

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THE 2014 BERKELEY FESTIVAL & EXHIBITION IS PRESENTED BY
THE SAN FRANCISCO EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY AND EARLY MUSIC AMERICA.

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