Calendar: March 2–March 8, 2020

Monday, March 2

Dueling Harpsichords 
Elaine Thornburgh and Jillon Dupree – the Dueling Harpsichords – perform works by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Couperin.

7:30–9:30 PM
Memorial Church,
450 Jane Stanford Way, Bldg. 500, Stanford
Free
wkeats@stanford.edu


Tuesday, March 3

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
The Berkeley Baroque Strings will present The Dutch Masters, a concert of works by composers who were Dutch by birth or residence. They include the Dutch nobleman Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer and violone player, Willem de Fesch, Pietro Locatelli, and Henricus Albicastro.
Under the music direction of Kati Kyme, member of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the New Esterhazy Quartet, the chamber orchestra is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society.

7:30 PM
Parish Hall of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley
Free, Donations gratefully accepted
www.berkeleybaroquestrings.org
For more information: info@berkeleybaroquestrings.org

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Arthur Omura. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Refreshments. The Sacramento Recorder Society is a chapter of the American Recorder Society. Members range from low-intermediate to advanced players, all with a love of early music. Players of other early music instruments are also welcome.

6:45–9:30 PM
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.
sacrecorders.wordpress.com
916-698-5774, e-mail: marschif@gmail.com


Friday, March 6

East Bay Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session with guest conductor Tish Berlin. New members and guests welcome. Please visit our “Join Us!” page for our membership form. But if you wish to attend for a first time as a non-member, it is free (with a $10 charge for additional monthly meetings thereafter until you join).

7:30–10 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland
http://www.eastbayrecorders.org


Saturday, March 7

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
The Berkeley Baroque Strings will present The Dutch Masters, a concert of works by composers who were Dutch by birth or residence. They include the Dutch nobleman Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer and violone player, Willem de Fesch, Pietro Locatelli, and Henricus Albicastro.
Under the music direction of Kati Kyme, member of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the New Esterhazy Quartet, the chamber orchestra is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society.

4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
$20/$10/Children under 12 free
www.berkeleybaroquestrings.org
For more information: info@berkeleybaroquestrings.org

Foothill Community Concert Series, Flauti Dolci & Amici I
A delightful collection of chamber music from ensembles representing the Bay Area’s vibrant Early Music scene. These recorder and mixed ensembles will perform music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, as well as modern compositions.The groups performing at the first concert on March 7th include: Amaranta, Quartetto Paradiso, White House Trio, Peralta Consort and Euterpe. The second concert on April 18th will include: Amaranta, Belmont Consort, Quartetto Paradiso, SDQ, Concerto Celestini, Ensemble Trecento, and Hotte Ayre. Tickets for both concerts are available at the door, or online at www.fcpcsanjose.com/fccs. Online tickets are available up to 48 hours prior to concert start. Tickets purchased online will be waiting for you at the door. Online tickets are non-refundable, but may be applied to future concerts if you notify us prior to concert.

3:00 PM
Foothill Community Presbyterian Church
5301 McKee Road, San Jose
Admission: $10.00 advance / $12.50 at the door.
Children 12 and under are admitted free.
Admission includes a post-concert reception with a chance to meet the artists.
Tickets online: www.fcpcsanjose.com/fccs
408-258-8133 or foothillcommunityconcertseries@gmail.com

Marin Baroque
Back by popular demand! Marin Baroque presents a Singers’ Workshop for choral singers and soloists on Saturday, March 7. It will be directed by Daniel Canosa, Music Director of Marin Baroque. Rita Lilly is our exceptional vocal coach; she will conduct the workshop sessions for soloists on Friday evening, March 6. We will learn and perform Buxtehude’s Ihr lieben Christen freut Euch nun BuxWV 51 and Bach’s Gottes Zeit (Actus tragicus) BWV 106. Saturday’s workshop will conclude with an informal performance to which the public is invited. Yuko Tanaka will accompany both the soloist and choral sessions as well as the performance.
Advance registration required by February 22.
Choral singers: 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday March 7
Soloists: 6 pm – 9 pm, Friday March 6 & 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday March 7

10:00 AM
First Presbyterian San Anselmo,
72 Kensington Rd, San Anselmo
Price range: $60-$100
Information and Registration : https://www.marinbaroque.org/copy-of-workshops
415-497-6634 or marinbaroque@gmail.com

San Francisco Bach Choir
Now in its 5th year, “Many Voices, One Art 2020” is a unique musical event eagerly anticipated by singers from around the Bay Area and beyond. Experience the dazzling variety of our local choral offerings in free workshops. The SF Bach Choir hosts this exciting day of singing, learning, making friends, and finding community through music. All are welcome–no music reading or vocal training necessary.

10:00 AM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco
Free
Tickets: 855-473-2224
Email: info@sfbach.org


Sunday, March 8

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Spanish Roots–Mexican Flowerings.” Perhaps the most fertile region of multicultural fusion within Europe was Iberia, where prior to 1492, Spanish, Jewish and Arab culture collaborated, overlapped and even melted together over the centuries of Moorish occupation. Our program features the kaleidoscope of Spanish music that was exported to the Americas from the time of Columbus forward. Organ, harp, harpsichord and violin were among the instruments that crossed over, preserving Spanish culture while also moving in new directions. In the Baroque and Classic periods, charming art music using Spanish instruments was produced by composers of the Metropolitan Cathedral and the cloistered young women of Colegio de San Miguel de Belem. Jalisco harp and Mariachi are spirited Mexican flowerings of the original Spanish roots. Vocalists and Baroque strings with Vlada Moran, organ; Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord; William Faulkner, Jalisco harp; UCSC’s Mariachi Eterno with Russell Rodriguez. Pre-concert talks begin 45 minutes before Concerts I-V and are free with concert admission.

3:00 PM
Peace United Church
900 High St, Santa Cruz
$10/$22/$25
Tickets: 831-457-9693
Email: contact@santacruzbaroquefestival.org

Handel Opera Project
The Handel Opera Project proudly presents Tamerlano by G. F. Handel. Featuring vocalists Elizabeth Baker, Angela Jarosz, Bradley Kynard, David Oorbeck & Reuben Zellman. Orchestra members are Martha Stoddard, Susanne Rublein, Victor Romasevich, Michael Jones, Stephen Levintow, Lewis Patzner, and Michael Peterson at the Harpsichord. Tickets available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4502933

7:00 PM
2601 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
$30/$20
Email: https://www.thehandeloperaproject.org/events

Written by Lorena Zapata
San Francisco Early Music Society