Calendar: May 17-May 23, 2021

Wednesday, May 19

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale: Handel’s Heroes and Villains–Episode 2: Deborah
PBO’s Jews & Music/JAMOnline presents Handel’s Deborah in the next installment of Handel’s Heroes & Villains, exploring the “complicated” personalities of the Hebrew Bible that figure so prominently in Handel’s epic operas and oratorios. Music Director Richard Egarr and Jews & Music Scholar-in-Residence Francesco Spagnolo deconstruct the narrative surrounding the story of Handel’s Deborah with commentary, music, and the libretto.

11:00 AM PT
Cost: Free
More information HERE.

Thursday, May 20

The Genius of Bach: A Five-Week Online Music Seminar
Join Baroque flautist Stephen Schultz in his newest music history course exploring the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach. This online, five-week course is a chronological retrospective of Bach’s life and works, covering major aspects of his instrumental and vocal music. Learn about the principles of historically informed performance practice in relation to modern and period instrument performances of Bach’s music.

7:00PM PT
Cost: $25/single class
More information HERE

Saturday, May 22

Vallejo Choral Society: Spring Concert—Handel’s Israel in Egypt
Vallejo Choral Society HandelArtistic Director Derek Tam conducts a virtual production of George Frideric Handel’s great oratorio Israel in Egypt. The program comprises several choruses, arias, and duets from Handel’s masterwork, including the stirring final double-chorus movement “Sing ye to the Lord” accompanied by orchestra.

5:00PM PT
Cost: Free
More information HERE

Written by Heidi Waterman