Calendar: March 9–March 15, 2020

Tuesday, March 10

Nash Baroque ***CANCELLED***
“An Italian in Paris”, a concert honoring the 18th-century Italian dance sensation Barbara Campanini. Featuring music and fully costumed dances from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera ballet Dardanus and instrumental music of De la Barre, Monteclair and Marin Marais. This concert will conclude with an opportunity for the audience to learn a baroque dance, taught by SF Baroque Dancers director, Jennifer Meller. Vicki Melin, traverso; Farley Pearce, viola da gamba; and Katherine Heater, harpsichord. Sponsored by the JCC San Francisco and the California Arts Council in partnership with the San Francisco Early Music Society.

1:00 PM
Jewish Community Center Atrium
3200 California St. San Francisco, CA
Free
https://www.nashbaroque.org/
For more information: NashBaroque@gmail.com


Wednesday, March 11

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.

7:30 PM-9:30PM
Trinity Church, Angus Hall
330 Ravenswood Ave. (at Laurel), Menlo Park
650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor ***CANCELLED***
This March, violinist Alana Youssefian returns for her third appearance with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra,
this time as soloist for Mendelssohn’s lushly virtuosic Violin Concerto in E minor, which she will perform on a
1924 Léon Victor Mougenot violin. The program, “Romantic Reflections,” also includes Cherubini’s Overture to
Démophoon and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, “The Great,” all conducted by Music Director Nicholas McGegan. Nic, Alana, and the 48-piece orchestra will bring a keen knowledge of historically informed performance to these staples of the Romantic repertoire. Tackling arguably one of the greatest concertos in the repertoire, Alana will perform Mendelssohn’s exuberant violin concerto, while Nic delivers the culminating performance of the evening: Schubert’s majestic 9th symphony. This masterwork, originally called The Great C Major Symphony (Nic conducted The Little C Major Symphony, or Schubert’s 6th, last season), provides a luscious conclusion to Nic’s last glimpse at the Romantic era as PBO’s Music Director.

7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Tickets: 415-392-4400 or Click Here
https://philharmonia.org/2019-2020-season/romantic-reflections/


Friday, March 13

The Albany Consort
“The Musical Dialog.” Duo singers Rita Lilly and Ryan Matos with duo instrumentalists Marion Rubinstein and Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo explore the rich repertoire of musical dialog from Monteverdi’s miniature dramas to a scene from a Handel opera to Bach’s glorious Hunting Cantata. Aided and abetted by Jonathan Salzedo and Roy Whelden, the group recreates the rich textures of these timeless masterpieces. Albany Consort concerts get you close to the action, never any dull moments. You don’t have to sit still or even stay sitting; walking about and getting a bite to eat is also fine. Kids always welcome. Ticket prices are suggestions – no one turned away for lack of funds.

7:00PM
Los Altos Lutheran Church
460 S. El Monte at Cuesta, Los Altos
Phone: (408) 480-0182
www.albanyconsort.org/next-concert

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
Barefoot’s March “A Marais Sampler” concert features the music of the great Marin Marais. The son of a humble shoemaker, Marais eventually became a composer and viol player who inspired a movie (Tous les Matins du Monde), wrote some of the first French operas, was appointed Ordinaire de la Chambre du Roi under Louis XIV, and wrote over 550 “pieces de viole” spread over five books published between 1686 and 1725, among other chamber pieces. The books of viol music form the mainstay of our program. Marais specified that his viol pieces were best performed with just a theorbo as the continuo instrument, and that is the way we will hear his music. Lynn Tetenbaum (viol) and John Lenti (theorbo), both well-known specialists in this music, need no introduction to Bay Area audiences. They will be playing music from all five of Marais’ books of Pieces de Viole, including the iconic “Labyrinthe,” (a musical journey through many curious keys, some hitherto unknown to viol players), as well as a variety of pieces from the other books, including John Lenti’s celebrated transcriptions of Marais for theorbo solo.There will, of course, be the usual Barefoot snax. Saint Mark’s Parish Hall will provide the perfect place for this concert. Don’t miss this!

6:00PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
$15
Tickets: (510) 220-1195
Email: info@barefootchamberconcerts.com

Foothill Community Concert Series, South Bay Philharmonic
“Strauss Horn Concerto”. Foothill Community Concert Series is proud to be the home of the South Bay Philharmonic orchestra. This volunteer orchestra astounds audiences with an ever-growing repertoire of both modern and classical music. Directed by George Yefchak, the South Bay Philharmonic includes both professional and amateur musicians, giving young musicians a much-needed entry point into the world of orchestral music, and it’s a thrill to see them rise to the occasion. This second concert of the season includes: Kalinnikov: Tsar Boris Overture, Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 with Roger Romani, horn, and Beethoven: Symphony No. 4.

7:30 PM
Foothill Community Presbyterian Church
5301 McKee Road, San Jose
Admission: $12.50 advance / $15.00 at the door.
Tickets online: www.fcpcsanjose.com/sbp2019-2020
Phone: 408-258-8133
Email: foothillcommunityconcertseries@gmail.com

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor ***CANCELLED***
This March, violinist Alana Youssefian returns for her third appearance with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra,
this time as soloist for Mendelssohn’s lushly virtuosic Violin Concerto in E minor, which she will perform on a
1924 Léon Victor Mougenot violin. The program, “Romantic Reflections,” also includes Cherubini’s Overture to
Démophoon and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, “The Great,” all conducted by Music Director Nicholas McGegan. Nic, Alana, and the 48-piece orchestra will bring a keen knowledge of historically informed performance to these staples of the Romantic repertoire. Tackling arguably one of the greatest concertos in the repertoire, Alana will perform Mendelssohn’s exuberant violin concerto, while Nic delivers the culminating performance of the evening: Schubert’s majestic 9th symphony. This masterwork, originally called The Great C Major Symphony (Nic conducted The Little C Major Symphony, or Schubert’s 6th, last season), provides a luscious conclusion to Nic’s last glimpse at the Romantic era as PBO’s Music Director.

8:00 PM
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Tickets: 415-392-4400 or Click Here
https://philharmonia.org/2019-2020-season/romantic-reflections/

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Shira Kammen. New members and guests welcome.

7:30PM-10:00PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh), San Jose
Phone: (408) 358-0878
Email:
zilbrown@aol.com


Saturday, March 14

The Albany Consort***CANCELLED***
“The Musical Dialog”. Duo singers Rita Lilly and Ryan Matos with duo instrumentalists Marion Rubinstein and Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo explore the rich repertoire of musical dialog from Monteverdi’s miniature dramas to a scene from a Handel opera to Bach’s glorious Hunting Cantata. Aided and abetted by Jonathan Salzedo and Roy Whelden, the group recreates the rich textures of these timeless masterpieces. Albany Consort concerts get you close to the action, never any dull moments. You don’t have to sit still or even stay sitting; walking about and getting a bite to eat is also fine. Kids always welcome. Ticket prices are suggestions – no one turned away for lack of funds.

7:30PM
Christian Science Organization
2601 Durant at Bowditch, Berkeley
Phone: (408) 480-0182
www.albanyconsort.org/next-concert

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor ***CANCELLED***
This March, violinist Alana Youssefian returns for her third appearance with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra,
this time as soloist for Mendelssohn’s lushly virtuosic Violin Concerto in E minor, which she will perform on a
1924 Léon Victor Mougenot violin. The program, “Romantic Reflections,” also includes Cherubini’s Overture to
Démophoon and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, “The Great,” all conducted by Music Director Nicholas McGegan. Nic, Alana, and the 48-piece orchestra will bring a keen knowledge of historically informed performance to these staples of the Romantic repertoire. Tackling arguably one of the greatest concertos in the repertoire, Alana will perform Mendelssohn’s exuberant violin concerto, while Nic delivers the culminating performance of the evening: Schubert’s majestic 9th symphony. This masterwork, originally called The Great C Major Symphony (Nic conducted The Little C Major Symphony, or Schubert’s 6th, last season), provides a luscious conclusion to Nic’s last glimpse at the Romantic era as PBO’s Music Director.

8:00 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Tickets: 415-392-4400 or Click Here
https://philharmonia.org/2019-2020-season/romantic-reflections/


Sunday, March 15

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor ***CANCELLED***
This March, violinist Alana Youssefian returns for her third appearance with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra,
this time as soloist for Mendelssohn’s lushly virtuosic Violin Concerto in E minor, which she will perform on a
1924 Léon Victor Mougenot violin. The program, “Romantic Reflections,” also includes Cherubini’s Overture to
Démophoon and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, “The Great,” all conducted by Music Director Nicholas McGegan. Nic, Alana, and the 48-piece orchestra will bring a keen knowledge of historically informed performance to these staples of the Romantic repertoire. Tackling arguably one of the greatest concertos in the repertoire, Alana will perform Mendelssohn’s exuberant violin concerto, while Nic delivers the culminating performance of the evening: Schubert’s majestic 9th symphony. This masterwork, originally called The Great C Major Symphony (Nic conducted The Little C Major Symphony, or Schubert’s 6th, last season), provides a luscious conclusion to Nic’s last glimpse at the Romantic era as PBO’s Music Director.

4:00 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Tickets: 415-392-4400 or Click Here
https://philharmonia.org/2019-2020-season/romantic-reflections/

Written by Lorena Zapata
San Francisco Early Music Society