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Calendar: March 21-27, 2022

Tuesday, March 8—Tuesday, April 12

Six Suites in Six Weeks: Exploring Bach’s Six Cello Suites
Amateur Music Network, in partnership with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Continuing Education Division, presents “Six Suites in Six Weeks,” an online interactive exploration and discussion of Bach’s six cello suites.

Time: Successive Tuesdays, March 8–April 12, 5:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $20-$100.
Venue: Online.
More information HERE.


Monday, March 21

Cantata Collective: St. John Passion
On J.S. Bach’s 337th birthday, maestro Nicholas McGegan leads the Cantata Collective orchestra and chorus, along with a stellar cast of soloists (Thomas Cooley, Paul Max Tipton, Nola Richardson, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Derek Chester, & Harrison Hintzsche) in a performance of the St. John Passion.

Time: Monday, March 21, 7 PM: PDT
Cost: $35-$90.
Venue: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way.
More information HERE.


Friday, March 25–Sunday, March 27

The Art of the Violin: Vivaldi, Geminiani, & Handel
Voices of Music present 18th century solo and ensemble concertos, including Vivaldi’s Grosso Mogul RV 208 performed by Augusta McKay Lodge, and Il Favorito in E Minor RV 277 performed by Chloe Kim. Please note that the venues have changed for the  3/25 and 3/26 concerts.

Time: Friday, March 25, 8 PM;  Saturday, March 26, 7 PM; Sunday, March 27, 7:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $50-$55.
Venue: Friday, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco; Saturday, First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave.; Sunday, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way.
More information HERE.


Friday, March 25–Sunday, March 27

American Bach Soloists: Passion and Joy
American Bach Soloists present a Passion-themed set including pieces composed by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Pachelbel, and Johann Thiele.

Time: Friday, March 25, 8 PM; Saturday, March 26, 7 PM; Sunday, March 27, 4 PM (+ March 28, 7 PM in Davis): PDT
Cost: $39–$101.
Venue: Friday, St. Stephens’ Church, 3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere; Saturday, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Ave.; Sunday, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell, San Francisco.
More information HERE.


Sunday, March 27

Junior Bach Festival
Old First Concerts presents an all-J. S. Bach concert showcasing some of the most talented young musicians in Northern California. Selected through professionally adjudicated auditions, the Festival showcases performers under age 21 who are both technically virtuosic and capable of communicating the genius of Bach’s compositional language.

Time: Sunday, March 27, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: By donation.
Venue: Online via livestream.
More information HERE.


Sunday, March 27

Berkeley Bach Cantata Group: St. Matthew Passion Sing
The Berkeley Bach Cantata Group invites singers who love Bach to join the BBCG chorus and orchestra in reading through choruses from the St Matthew Passion. At this session celebrating Bach’s birthday, the group will welcome its new Music Director Derek Tam. In addition to choruses from the Passion, the festive, rarely performed opening double chorus from Cantata BWV 215 will be sung.

Time: Sunday, March 27, 1–4 PM: PDT
Cost: $10 donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Venue: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1707 Gouldin Rd., Oakland.
More information HERE.

 

Written by Heidi Waterman