Calendar: April 4-10, 2022

Friday, April 8—Sunday, April 10

Debus & Morton: Ode to an Earworm
SFEMS presents recorder sensation Tabea Debus and lutenist Paul Holmes Morton as they explore the mystery and history of the earworm, taking us through some of the most memorable (whether we like it or not!) pieces of the 14th through the 18th centuries.

Time: Friday, April 8, 8 PM; Saturday, April 9, 7:30 PM; Sunday, April 10, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $20-$55.
Venue: 4/8: First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo Alto; 4/9: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft St., Berkeley; 4/10: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Saturday, April 9

VOCI Women’s Vocal Ensemble: Sacred Baroque
VOCI presents Sacred Baroque, featuring Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s exquisite and beloved masterwork, Stabat Mater. The program also includes choral treasures from Archedelt, Hasse, Legrenzi, Palestrina and Porpora.

Time: Saturday, April 9, 8 PM: PDT
Cost: $15-$35.
Venue: St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
More information HERE.

Saturday, April 9—Sunday, April 10

Tactus SF: Metamorphosis
Tactus SF presents a concert of Renaissance music expressing grief, transformation, and new birth from composers including Josquin Desprez, Thomas Tallis, Carlo Gesualdo, Orlando di Lasso, and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

Time: Saturday, April 9, 5:30 PM; Sunday, April 10, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: Suggested donation: $20 in-person/$5 livestream.
Venue: 4/9, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St., San Francisco; 4/10, Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Thornhill Dr., Oakland.
More information HERE.

Saturday, April 9—Sunday, April 10

Masterworks Chorale: Stabat Mater & Gloria
Experience the exquisite artistry of two Italian Baroque masterpieces for choir: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Time: Saturday, April 9, Sunday, April 10, 2:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $10-$35.
Venue: St. Pius Catholic Church, 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City/Online.
Ticket and livestream information HERE.


Saturday, April 9—Sunday, April 10

SFCM Baroque Ensemble: Handel’s Giulio Cesare
Featuring voice students and baroque ensemble members, the SFCM Historical Performance program presents Handel’s exploration of power and love in his operatic masterpiece Giulio Cesare.

Time: Saturday April 9, 7:30 PM; Sunday, April 10, 2 PM: PDT
Cost: Free.
Venue: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco/Online.
Ticket and livestream information HERE.


Sunday, April 10

ABS Artist Showcase: Sarah Coit, mezzo-soprano & Steven Bailey, piano
Sarah Coit presents a recital of works ranging from arias from Baroque opera and musical drama — including Handel’s Ariodante and Hercules, Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans— to the deeply moving song cycle by Dominick Argento, “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf.”

Time: Sunday, April 10, 3 PM: PDT
Cost: $50-$200.
Venue: The Green Room – San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.
More information HERE.

Sunday, April 10

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: Transformations
Lillian Gordis performs a program entitled, “Spanish harpsichord—folk to classical”, highlighting music composed by  Scarlatti.

Time: Sunday, April 10, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $11-$28.
Venue: Holy Cross Church, 210 High St., Santa Cruz.
More information HERE.


Tuesday, March 8—Tuesday, April 12

Six Suites in Six Weeks: Exploring Bach’s Six Cello Suites
Amateur Music Network, in partnership with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Continuing Education Division, presents “Six Suites in Six Weeks,” an online interactive exploration and discussion of Bach’s six cello suites.

Time: Successive Tuesdays, March 8–April 12, 5:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $20-$100.
Venue: Online.
More information HERE.


Written by Heidi Waterman