Calendar: January 20–26, 2020

Wednesday, January 22

Early Music Open Mic Night
la-barre-and-other-musicians-bouys-croppedJoin us for Early Music Open Mic Night in the East Bay, 4th Wednesday of every month. This is your opportunity to perform early music in a friendly cabaret style setting. Instrumentalists, singers, soloists, groups, students, youngsters, professionals — all are welcome! Please email earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com with the date you’d like to perform. Time slots will be up to 15 minutes, and there will be six time slots on each night. A harpsichord as well as a piano will be available on site. Food and drinks will be provided.

7–9:30 PM
Hillside Community Church,
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
Donations gratefully accepted
earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
George Frideric Handel, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo — opening night gala performance and after-party. Gala Chair Melanie Peña and Board Vice President Mark Perry invite you to a historic celebration unlike any other as we honor our Music Director Nicholas McGegan’s farewell season and celebrate the opening night spectacle of Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo! You won’t want to miss this evening of riveting drama, culinary delights and a jubilant celebration with opera stars and dear friends. Tickets include: Intimate seating for the opening night performance of Aci… with opera stars Lauren Snouffer, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Davóne Tines, and Festive after-party with a robust scotch tasting and strolling desserts

The gender- and genre-bending operatic event that took New York City by storm in the summer of 2017 now makes landfall in the Bay Area. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times describes it as “an excitingly contemporary production” while The New Yorker praises the production “a smashing success.” Co-produced with National Sawdust, this harrowingly intimate re-imagination stars original cast members Anthony Roth Costanzo as Galatea and Davóne Tines as Polifemo, with Lauren Snouffer joining as Aci.

8:30 PM
Taube Atrium Theater at the Diane Wilsey Center for Opera
San Francisco’s War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness, San Francisco
$250
Tickets online or 415-252-1288 ext. 300


Friday, January 24

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
“Orphean Enchantments” Ancient Greek mythology tells us that Orpheus, the legendary musician and poet whose music and singing could charm the birds, fish, and wild beasts, is said to have moved mountains, silenced rivers, and caused trees to bend so they could hear his playing upon the lyre. Named after Orpheus, these concerts present countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen in a program of deeply moving works that affect the soul from joyful compositions by Buxtehude and Hoffmann to Vivaldi’s brooding Stabat Mater, along with a stunning Bach triple concerto and the rich sonorities of Muffat’s Concerto Grosso. With Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor; Sandra Miller, flute; Tekla Cunningham, violin; and Corey Jamason, harpsichord.

8 PM
St. Stephen’s Church
3 Bay View Ave., Belvedere
Tickets online $38 to $98
800-595-4TIX (-4849), info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
George Frideric Handel, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo The gender- and genre-bending operatic event that took New York City by storm in the summer of 2017 now makes landfall in the Bay Area. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times describes it as “an excitingly contemporary production” while The New Yorker praises the production “a smashing success.” Co-produced with National Sawdust, this harrowingly intimate re-imagination stars original cast members Anthony Roth Costanzo as Galatea and Davóne Tines as Polifemo, with Lauren Snouffer joining as Aci.

8 PM
ODC Theater
3153 17th St, San Francisco
$75 to $120
Tickets online, 415-295-1900, or tickets@philharmonia.org


Saturday, January 25

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
“Orphean Enchantments” Ancient Greek mythology tells us that Orpheus, the legendary musician and poet whose music and singing could charm the birds, fish, and wild beasts, is said to have moved mountains, silenced rivers, and caused trees to bend so they could hear his playing upon the lyre. Named after Orpheus, these concerts present countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen in a program of deeply moving works that affect the soul from joyful compositions by Buxtehude and Hoffmann to Vivaldi’s brooding Stabat Mater, along with a stunning Bach triple concerto and the rich sonorities of Muffat’s Concerto Grosso. With Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor; Sandra Miller, flute; Tekla Cunningham, violin; and Corey Jamason, harpsichord.

7 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Tickets online $38 to $98
800-595-4TIX (-4849), info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
George Frideric Handel, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo The gender- and genre-bending operatic event that took New York City by storm in the summer of 2017 now makes landfall in the Bay Area. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times describes it as “an excitingly contemporary production” while The New Yorker praises the production “a smashing success.” Co-produced with National Sawdust, this harrowingly intimate re-imagination stars original cast members Anthony Roth Costanzo as Galatea and Davóne Tines as Polifemo, with Lauren Snouffer joining as Aci.

8 PM
ODC Theater
3153 17th St, San Francisco
$75 to $120
Tickets online, 415-295-1900, or tickets@philharmonia.org


Sunday, January 26

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
“Orphean Enchantments” Ancient Greek mythology tells us that Orpheus, the legendary musician and poet whose music and singing could charm the birds, fish, and wild beasts, is said to have moved mountains, silenced rivers, and caused trees to bend so they could hear his playing upon the lyre. Named after Orpheus, these concerts present countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen in a program of deeply moving works that affect the soul from joyful compositions by Buxtehude and Hoffmann to Vivaldi’s brooding Stabat Mater, along with a stunning Bach triple concerto and the rich sonorities of Muffat’s Concerto Grosso. With Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor; Sandra Miller, flute; Tekla Cunningham, violin; and Corey Jamason, harpsichord.

4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
Tickets online $38 to $98
800-595-4TIX (-4849), info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
George Frideric Handel, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo The gender- and genre-bending operatic event that took New York City by storm in the summer of 2017 now makes landfall in the Bay Area. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times describes it as “an excitingly contemporary production” while The New Yorker praises the production “a smashing success.” Co-produced with National Sawdust, this harrowingly intimate re-imagination stars original cast members Anthony Roth Costanzo as Galatea and Davóne Tines as Polifemo, with Lauren Snouffer joining as Aci.

8 PM — SOLD OUT
ODC Theater
3153 17th St, San Francisco
$75 to $120
Tickets online, 415-295-1900, or tickets@philharmonia.org

Written by Jonathan Harris
San Francisco Early Music Society