Calendar: June 10–16, 2019

Saturday, June 15

San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, Director
“Castle, Court and Chamber: Harpsichords at Home” What do nightingales, wretched lovers, and spinach in one’s teeth have in common? All will be part of SFCA’s season finale: sacred and profane, old and new, music for the spiritual enhancement and entertainment of both royalty and regular folk. The program features baroque and 20th/21st century composers famous and anonymous, including Bach, Handel, Kogler, Hensel, Mendelssohn, Clara & Robert Schumann, Daniel Afonso, Alice Parker, Schütz, and world premieres by Composer-in-Residence Jean Ahn and Composer-Not-in-Residence Robinson McClellan. As part of the SF Choral Artists’ annually recurring SFCA+1 program, the choir will be joined by internationally-known harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree and cellist Paul Hale. Together and separately they offer baroque and contemporary pieces that are rarely heard, juxtaposed to highlight both their similarities and differences.

8 PM
St. Marks Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto
Tickets: Under 30 – Advance/Door $12.50/$15.00; Senior – Advance/Door $25.00/$29.00; General – Advance/Door $28.00/$33.00
Available at the door; or online in advance from brownpapertickets.com or www.sfca.org
Information: 415-494-8149


Sunday, June 16

San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, Director
“Castle, Court and Chamber: Harpsichords at Home” What do nightingales, wretched lovers, and spinach in one’s teeth have in common? All will be part of SFCA’s season finale: sacred and profane, old and new, music for the spiritual enhancement and entertainment of both royalty and regular folk. The program features baroque and 20th/21st century composers famous and anonymous, including Bach, Handel, Kogler, Hensel, Mendelssohn, Clara & Robert Schumann, Daniel Afonso, Alice Parker, Schütz, and world premieres by Composer-in-Residence Jean Ahn and Composer-Not-in-Residence Robinson McClellan. As part of the SF Choral Artists’ annually recurring SFCA+1 program, the choir will be joined by internationally-known harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree and cellist Paul Hale. Together and separately they offer baroque and contemporary pieces that are rarely heard, juxtaposed to highlight both their similarities and differences.

4 PM
St. Pauls Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Street (27th Street at Grand Avenue), Oakland
Tickets: Under 30 – Advance/Door $12.50/$15.00; Senior – Advance/Door $25.00/$29.00; General – Advance/Door $28.00/$33.00
Available at the door; or online in advance from brownpapertickets.com or www.sfca.org
Information: 415-494-8149

Third Sunday Concerts presents Musa Baroque
“A Baroque Potpourri” Andrew Levy, recorder, Gretchen Claassen, cello, and Derek Tam, harpsichord, explore the vitality of high Baroque music from the dances of Caledonia to the learned tones of Bach. An afternoon of merriment!

4 PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave., Albany
General $25; Seniors/Students $20
Tickets online

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Written by Jonathan Harris
San Francisco Early Music Society