Calendar: July 18–24, 2022

Saturday, July 16—Sunday, July 31

Valley of the Moon Music Festival: Fantastic Universe
The Valley of the Moon Music Festival presents chamber and vocal music inspired by the magic and beauty of the natural world. In addition, the popular Blattner Lectures will continue, featuring experts in the fields of music, horticulture, and sustainability, as well as a new “Music Alfresco” series, concerts in beautiful natural settings in Sonoma County.

Time: Times vary by concert and venue; PDT
Cost: $15 (30 and under)–$240 (full season subscription).
Venue: Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Dr.,
More information HERE.


Sunday, July 17—Saturday, July 23

Recorder Workshop: New Beginnings: Music for Births, Coronations and Weddings
SFEMS’ Recorder Workshop returns live with recorder ensembles, technique classes, Renaissance consorts, recorder orchestra, masterclasses, concerts, lectures and more. Explore Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, contemporary and world music in an intimate setting with world-class faculty.

Time: Sunday, July 17—Saturday, July 23 (both day and evening events); PDT
Cost: $800.
Venue: First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, Geneva Hall (2420 Channing Way, Berkeley); and First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Sanctuary (2345 Channing Way, Berkeley).
More information HERE.


Thursday, July 21

Tabea Debus, recorder: Novack Concert for Kids
Festival Napa Valley presents Tabea Debus in a concert for children (adults must be accompanied by a child to attend) highlighting the versatility of the recorder.

Time: Thursday, July 21, 11 AM; PDT
Cost: Free: however, there is a $3 ticket fee to reserve tickets.
Venue: The Culinary Institute of America at Copia, 500 1st St., Napa.
More information HERE.


Saturday, July 23

American Bach Soloists: Flames of Love
Soprano Mary Wilson performs two of Handel’s secular cantatas. Also on the program are Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G Major and concerti by Vivaldi and Telemann.

Time: Saturday, July 23, 8 PM; PDT
Cost: $25–$125.
Venue: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


Sunday, July 24

American Bach Soloists: The Harmonic Labrynth
Pietro-Antonio Locatelli’s rarely-performed violin concerto Capriccio #23, known as “The Harmonic Labrynth” for its virtuosic cadenza, is the centerpiece of this concert, which also features Bach’s Wedding Cantata and Orchestral Suite for flauto traverso and strings, and a pair of Telemann Quartets.

Time: Sunday, July 24, 4 PM; PDT
Cost: $25–$125.
Venue: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman