Calendar: January 13–19, 2020*

Wednesday, January 15

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

San Francisco Recorder Society
Monthly playing session with conductor Hanneke van Proosdij. New members and guests welcome.

7:30–9:30 PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
Non-members are asked for a $10 playing fee per session which can be applied to the $50 annual chapter membership fee.
For more information contact gr8asf@yahoo.com; http://arssanfrancisco.org

Stanford University
“Sounds of Renaissance Florence” Stanford Department of Music and the University Libraries present a free vocal concert featuring the ensemble Cut Circle and Stanford students, led by Prof. Jesse Rodin. The event is free and open to the public, and is being presented in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition on decorated choirbooks from the T. Robert and Katherine States Burke Collection on deposit at Stanford.

6:30 PM performance. Reception at 5:30
Green Library, 2nd floor, Munger Rotunda
557 Escondido Mall, Stanford
Free RSVP requested for planning purposes

Friday, January 17

Voices of Music, Cantata Collective and The Schola Magdalena
A concert of music from the medieval through the baroque. Featuring Voices of Music—Hanneke van Proosdij & David Tayler; Cantata Collective—Lisa Weiss & Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; William Skeen, cello; Kristin Zoernig, bass; Jennifer Ashworth, soprano, performing J.S.Bach, Cantata 84; Peter Hallifax, Julie Jeffrey, Lynn Tetenbaum & Amy Brodo, viola da gamba; Cheryl Ann Fulton, harps; Andy Canepa, organ & percussion; and The Schola Magdalena. ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT OUR PEW CUSHION PROJECT

8 PM Pre-concert talk by Dr. John Prescott Concert 7:30.
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
advance tickets online at https://concertforcushions.bpt.me $30 Orchestra (rows 1-6),
$25 general admission (behind orchestra), $20 balcony
Tickets at the door $35 Orchestra (rows 1-6), $30 general admission (behind orchestra), $25 balcony. FREE PARKING

Sunday, January 19

An Austen Afternoon
Jane Austen loved music. A talented amateur who practiced the piano daily, she personally copied two volumes of music for her family’s collection. Get a glimpse of what an afternoon may have sounded like in Austen’s parlor, where family members and guests conversed to the sounds of everything from Handel and Haydn to country dances and drinking songs. Vignettes from 18th-century English life and readings from Austen’s own novels will be interspersed throughout. Rita Lilly, soprano; Nick Jones, narrator; and Derek Tam, fortepiano, offer glimpses into a family’s musical archive.

4:30 PM
Rendon Hall at The Jazzschool
2040 Addison Street, Berkeley
Tickets online $25

MusicSources presents Alicia Yang, baroque violin and JungHae Kim, harpsichord
Bay Area artists Alicia Yang and JungHae Kim join forces for an eclectic program of virtuoso music for violin and harpsichord, with music from the early to the late baroque, with music of Marco Uccelini, Georg Muffat, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville.

5 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$30 for non-members, $25 for members & seniors, and FREE for students (18 years of age or younger)
Tickets online $20 or at the door

Robert Burns Birthday Celebration
You’ve probably heard the incomparable songs and poems of Scotland’s National Poet, but have you ever wondered what Robert Burns was really like? Come hear him speak for himself through actor Karl Goldstein, at the Annual Robert Burns Birthday Celebration. This event has become so popular that there is always a full, lively crowd of Burns fans, Scottish, and early music lovers. If you have never seen it, come join with everyone for some hot Scottish fiddling, great songs, laughs, and conviviality, in a costumed, 18th century setting, performed by some of the Bay Area’s best: Karl Goldstein, actor; Susan Rode Morris, soprano; Shira Kammen, fiddle and other things; Phebe Craig, harpsichord; and Julie Jeffrey, viola da gamba. When Susan Rode Morris and Phebe Craig began to record their 18th-century style arrangements of Burns songs, which have been played to rave reviews on National Public Radio’s Performance Today” (“Between the Late and Early”, and “Among the Lasses” on the Donsuemor label), they wanted to learn as much about Burns as they could. His hundreds of letters gave the most fascinating insight into who he was, and an idea was born: to make a performance piece, drawn only from his letters, to present Burns songs in a context where he would be present, through actor Karl Goldstein. You will hear Burns talk about his songs and his life, loves and struggles. You will hear the fiddle tunes that inspired him, played in the 18th century manner. The Robert Burns Celebration is pure Burns, with all his wit and bite, and heart-melting tenderness. Tickets at the door – come early for a good seat and to hear tonight’s special pre-show treat: The California Revels’ own Solstice Singers set the mood with some favorite Burns songs and other delightful Scottish ditties.

7:30 PM
Arlington Community Church
52 Arlington Ave, Kensington
Tickets $25
510-848-3422 or kgoldstein46@gmail.com

Written by Jonathan Harris