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Archive | Weekly Calendar of Early Music

Calendar: May 27–June 2, 2019

Tuesday, May 28 Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director A spring evening concert with works by Antonio Vivaldi and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of Johann Sebastian. Program includes Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto Rustica, Sonata a 4 al Santo Sepolcro in E Flat Major, Sonata a 4 al Santo Sepolcro, b minor; and C.P.E. Bach, Symphony […]

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Calendar: May 20–26, 2019

Tuesday, May 21 Music at Noon for Community Tuesdays Lunch and Concert “A la Mode au Monde with Musica Pacifica” Members of Musica Pacifica are among the Bay Area’s favorite period instrument stars, playing music that crosses historical and stylistic boundaries for no other reason than the pursuit of wild fun. The program will be […]

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Calendar: May 13–19, 2019

Friday, May 17 Cal Performances presents Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, conductor Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of Saint Peter) Visionary director Peter Sellars returns to Cal Performances with a profound and stirring a cappella work by one of the Renaissance’s most revered composers. Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of Saint […]

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Calendar: May 6–12, 2019

Monday, May 6 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor ABS’s 30th Season concludes with J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Nos. 2, 4, 5, and 6, each one featuring the renowned Bach specialists of ABS. The second concerto brings together the disparate solo forces of trumpet, oboe, violin, and recorder in perfect interplay as only Bach could […]

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Calendar: April 29–May 5, 2019

Friday, May 3 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor ABS’s 30th Season concludes with J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Nos. 2, 4, 5, and 6, each one featuring the renowned Bach specialists of ABS. The second concerto brings together the disparate solo forces of trumpet, oboe, violin, and recorder in perfect interplay as only Bach could […]

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Calendar: April 22–28, 2019

Monday, April 22 Amateur Music Network Medieval Singing with Phoebe Jevtović Rosquist This workshop will focus on vocal techniques, early pronunciation, and modes, with a chance to sing some of the most rewarding repertoire the so-called dark ages have to offer. Workshop leader Phoebe Jevtović Rosquist has appeared as a soloist with the Waverly Consort, […]

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Calendar: April 15–21, 2019

Monday, April 15 Sylvestris Quartet “The Young Romantics” Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck married in 1840 after a long romance and a family feud with Clara’s father, who happened to be Robert’s piano teacher. Both of them were major pianists and composers, she more a pianist, he more a composer (after sustaining a hand injury). […]

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Calendar: April 8–14, 2019

Monday, April 8 SFEMS presents the Choir of New College, Oxford, Robert Quinney, Director “I Heard a Voice” Founded in 1379, New College Choir remains one of the world’s most acclaimed choral ensembles featuring boy trebles and men. Under the direction of Robert Quinney, the choir will perform a program of Renaissance and baroque works […]

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Calendar: April 1–7, 2019

Monday, April 1 Agave Baroque “The Young Bachs” Johann Sebastian Bach had twenty children who survived to adulthood! Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, and Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst were all sons of the composer and his two wives, Maria Barbara and Anna Magdalena, the latter of whom was also a fine musician. These young Bachs were […]

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Calendar: March 25–31, 2019

Monday, March 25 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, conductor Johann Sebastian Bach, Passion According to St. Matthew. ABS and Thomas, “unsurpassable as a Bach interpreter” (San Francisco Classical Voice), have become closely associated with Bach’s masterpiece, the Saint Matthew Passion. Their emotionally stirring performances are unforgettable. The experience of their 2012 performances of an early […]

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