Calendar: February 10–16, 2020

Wednesday, February 12

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.

7:30–9:30 PM
Trinity Church, Angus Hall
330 Ravenswood Ave. (at Laurel), Menlo Park
650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Richard Egarr, Conductor and Harpsichord
“The Well-Caffeinated Clavier” Imagine being in Leipzig, in Zimmermann’s Coffeehouse, and watching Bach himself perform the “Coffee Cantata” while enjoying your favorite latte. PBO’s Music Director Designate, Richard Egarr, pairs this lighthearted vocal work with some of Bach’s grandest instrumental music. Joined by the extraordinary talents of soprano Nola Richardson, tenor James Reese, and bass-baritone Cody Quattlebaum, all rising stars out of Yale or Juilliard voice programs, Richard concocts another powerful brew of Bach’s brilliant music from the bench of the harpsichord. Program includes J.S. Bach, Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058; Cantata Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211 (“Coffee Cantata”); Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052; and Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068. Join us for the Pre-Concert Talk forty-five minutes prior to the concert start time.

7 PM
Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen St., Stanford
$32–$120
Tickets online or 415-392-4400


Thursday, February 13

Voices of Music
“Stylus Phantasticus” Doron Sherwin, cornetto; Augusta MacKay Lodge, baroque violin; Eva Lymenstull, baroque cello; Greg Ingles, Mack Ramsey and Erik Schmalz, sackbut;Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord and organ; and David Tayler, archlute, perform a program of virtuoso Italian and German music of the 17th century. The program includes music by Biber, Castello, Farina, Merula, Schmelzer and more. The cornetto is back! An all-star cast joins us in a fascinating program exploring seventeenth-century links between Italy and Germany, in the exuberant style known as Stylus Phantasticus.

8 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverly, Palo Alto
$50 Adult, $45 Senior/SFEMS/EMA/ARS. Full-time student: $5
Tickets online


Friday, February 14

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
“Another Millenium: Circa 1700 in Germany and France” Local baroque stars Carla Moore, violin; Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba; and Katherine Heater, harpsichord perform a concert of sublime French trio sonatas by Jean-Féry Rebel, François Couperin, Jean Baptiste Senaillé, and Jean-Marie Leclair, combined with the flamboyant German sonatas of Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Jacob Walther. All of these pieces harken from the late seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century and offer a rich palette of colors and styles to beguile the audience. Come celebrate National Hallmark Cards day with these stellar baroque musicians!

6 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall,
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704
All tickets $20, no one turned away for lack of funds
18 and under admitted free and welcome.
Tickets at the door or reserve online (recommended) at
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4312021, 510-220-1195

SFEMS presents Musica Pacifica
David Greenberg, baroque violinist and Cape Breton-style fiddler extraordinaire, joins one of our most beloved and venerable ensembles Musica Pacifica (Judith Linsenberg, recorders; Ingrid Matthews and David Greenberg, violin; William Skeen, cello; Peter Maund, percussion; Charles Sherman, harpsichord) for a program of exciting 18th-century Scottish traditional and baroque music. In this high-energy, foot-tapping program, Cape Breton’s driving strathspeys and reels, soulful airs and merry jigs are heard alongside more studied compositions of Purcell, Barsanti, and Matteis and The Division Violin. The music of ancient Scottish composers James Oswald, “Red Rob” Mackintosh, and Niel Gow will delightfully blur distinctions between classical and folk music. Greenberg has been praised as both “one of the most impassioned folk-fiddlers you’ll ever hear,” (Winnipeg Free Press) and “the best baroque violin soloist in Canada, if not North America” (Halifax Mail-Star). Read more . . .

8 PM
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street (at Lincoln), Palo Alto
$50 general, $45 senior, $15 students (under age 30 with ID, available only at box office)
Individual tickets online or phone 510-528-1725
www.sfems.org

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Shira Kammen. New members and guests welcome.

7:30–10 PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave (at Leigh), San Jose
408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.com


Saturday, February 15

Krista Feeney and Cheryl Ann Fulton with Ars Antiqua, Mark Kramer, Director
“Chinoiserie—Beijing to Versailles” Mark Kramer, viola da gamba; Krista Feeney, baroque violin; Cheryl Ann Fulton, baroque triple harp; Bethanne Walker, baroque flute; and Corey Jamason, harpsichord, perform baroque treasures from the Forbidden City. Hear Baroque music presented in an entirely adventurous and beautiful context; European music of the 18th century intermingled with compositions brought back by musicians and missionaries who visited China’s Forbidden City. The decorative style called chinoiserie was all the rage in Paris as it captured the imagination of painters, furniture makers, architects and composers. Baroque violinist, Krista Feeney will be joined by members of Ars Antiqua in an exotic program which brings together the haunting ancient Chinese melodies of Beijing and Rococo masterpieces heard at Versailles. Program includes Joseph-Marie Amiot, Les Divertissments chinois; Teodorico Pedrini, Sonata for Violin & Continuo; Francois Couperin, Les Barricades Mystérieuses; Jean-Philippe Rameau, Air pour les Pagodes & Troisième Pièce de Clavecin en concert; Marie Antoinette, Portrait Charmant; and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Caprice XI in E Minor.

7:30PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco
Tickets are FREE and can be reserved at:
https://sfcm.edu/performance-calendar/event/krista-bennion-feeney-violin
https://www.earlymusicamerica.org/event/chinoiserie-baroque-musical-treasures-from-beijing-versailles/

SFEMS presents Musica Pacifica
David Greenberg, baroque violinist and Cape Breton-style fiddler extraordinaire, joins one of our most beloved and venerable ensembles Musica Pacifica (Judith Linsenberg, recorders; Ingrid Matthews and David Greenberg, violin; William Skeen, cello; Peter Maund, percussion; Charles Sherman, harpsichord) for a program of exciting 18th-century Scottish traditional and baroque music. In this high-energy, foot-tapping program, Cape Breton’s driving strathspeys and reels, soulful airs and merry jigs are heard alongside more studied compositions of Purcell, Barsanti, and Matteis and The Division Violin. The music of ancient Scottish composers James Oswald, “Red Rob” Mackintosh, and Niel Gow will delightfully blur distinctions between classical and folk music. Greenberg has been praised as both “one of the most impassioned folk-fiddlers you’ll ever hear,” (Winnipeg Free Press) and “the best baroque violin soloist in Canada, if not North America” (Halifax Mail-Star). Read more . . .

7:30 PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue (at Garber), Berkeley$50 general, $45 senior, $15 students (under age 30 with ID, available only at box office)
Individual tickets online or phone 510-528-1725
www.sfems.org

Voices of Music
“Stylus Phantasticus” Doron Sherwin, cornetto; Augusta MacKay Lodge, baroque violin; Eva Lymenstull, baroque cello; Greg Ingles, Mack Ramsey and Erik Schmalz, sackbut;Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord and organ; and David Tayler, archlute, perform a program of virtuoso Italian and German music of the 17th century. The program includes music by Biber, Castello, Farina, Merula, Schmelzer and more. The cornetto is back! An all-star cast joins us in a fascinating program exploring seventeenth-century links between Italy and Germany, in the exuberant style known as Stylus Phantasticus.

8 PM
ST. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
$50 Adult, $45 Senior/SFEMS/EMA/ARS. Full-time student: $5
Tickets online


Sunday, February 16

SFEMS presents Musica Pacifica
David Greenberg, baroque violinist and Cape Breton-style fiddler extraordinaire, joins one of our most beloved and venerable ensembles Musica Pacifica (Judith Linsenberg, recorders; Ingrid Matthews and David Greenberg, violin; William Skeen, cello; Peter Maund, percussion; Charles Sherman, harpsichord) for a program of exciting 18th-century Scottish traditional and baroque music. In this high-energy, foot-tapping program, Cape Breton’s driving strathspeys and reels, soulful airs and merry jigs are heard alongside more studied compositions of Purcell, Barsanti, and Matteis and The Division Violin. The music of ancient Scottish composers James Oswald, “Red Rob” Mackintosh, and Niel Gow will delightfully blur distinctions between classical and folk music. Greenberg has been praised as both “one of the most impassioned folk-fiddlers you’ll ever hear,” (Winnipeg Free Press) and “the best baroque violin soloist in Canada, if not North America” (Halifax Mail-Star). Read more . . .

4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St. (at Gough), San Francisco
$50 general, $45 senior, $15 students (under age 30 with ID, available only at box office)
Individual tickets online or phone 510-528-1725
www.sfems.org

Voices of Music
“Stylus Phantasticus” Doron Sherwin, cornetto; Augusta MacKay Lodge, baroque violin; Eva Lymenstull, baroque cello; Greg Ingles, Mack Ramsey and Erik Schmalz, sackbut;Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord and organ; and David Tayler, archlute, perform a program of virtuoso Italian and German music of the 17th century. The program includes music by Biber, Castello, Farina, Merula, Schmelzer and more. The cornetto is back! An all-star cast joins us in a fascinating program exploring seventeenth-century links between Italy and Germany, in the exuberant style known as Stylus Phantasticus.

5 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman, Berkeley
$50 Adult, $45 Senior/SFEMS/EMA/ARS. Full-time student: $5
Tickets online

Written by Jonathan Harris
San Francisco Early Music Society