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Calendar: July 25–31, 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.,
Sonoma/Livestream
.
More information HERE.


 

Tuesday, July 26

American Bach Soloists: Classical Genius
The American Bach Soloists mine the Classical repertoire for a concert program featuring chamber music by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Time: Tuesday, July 26, 7 PM; PDT
Cost: $25–$125.
Venue: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


 

Wednesday, July 27

American Bach Soloists: Happy Hour at Herbst!
Stop by for a mid-week happy hour with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and free music performed by ABS Festival artists. Enjoy wine and a signature Festival Cocktail along with spirited performances by a quintet of musicians playing on 18th-century instruments.

Time: Wednesday, July 27, 5 PM; PDT
Cost: Free.
Venue: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


 

Thursday, July 28

American Bach Soloists: Bach and Jazz
In “Bach and Jazz: Blowin’ the Blues Away,” ABS musicians use the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as a jumping-off point for explorations of his influence on various genres of music ranging from Bluegrass to Jazz music.

Time: Thursday, July 28, 7 PM; PDT
Cost: $25–$125.
Venue: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


 

Friday, July 29

American Bach Soloists: Barococo
The American Bach Soloists’ Summer Festival continues with a concert of High Baroque and Rococo delights including music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and Rameau.

Time: Friday, July 29, 7 PM; PDT
Cost: $25–$125.
Venue: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


 

Saturday, July 30

Bowerbird Collective: Life on Land’s Edge
Drawing on art, science, and music, the Bowerbird Collective (Simone Slattery, violin; Anthony Albrecht, cello) use footage and soundscapes to create a cinematic concert performance depicting the epic journey of migratory shorebirds.

Time: Saturday, July 30, 5 PM; PDT
Cost: $5–$40.
Venue:  Orinda Library Auditorium, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda.
More information HERE.


 

Saturday, July 30

American Bach Soloists: Belshazzar
A dramatic account of the fall of Babylon at the hands of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the first Persian empire, and the ensuing freeing of the Jewish nation as told by Daniel, the noble youth of Jerusalem, is the subject of Handel’s oratorio, composed during the peak of his creative life.

Time: Saturday, July 30, 7 PM; PDT
Cost: $25–$125.
Venue: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


 

Sunday, July 31

Bowerbird Collective: Life on Land’s Edge
Drawing on art, science, and music, the Bowerbird Collective (Simone Slattery, violin; Anthony Albrecht, cello) use footage and soundscapes to create a cinematic concert performance depicting the epic journey of migratory shorebirds.

Time: Sunday, July 31, 7:30 PM; PDT
Cost: $5–$40.
Venue: Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


 

Sunday, July 31

American Bach Soloists: Bach, Barges, and a Burlesque
Handel’s glorious music for a lavish barge expedition on the River Thames and one of Bach’s most treasured orchestral compositions create the pillars that surround a pair of imaginative works by Telemann.

Time: Sunday, July 31, 4 PM; PDT
Cost: $25–$125.
Venue: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman