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Calendar: May 30–June 5, 2022

Tuesday, May 31; Saturday, June 4

Berkeley Baroque Strings
Berkeley Baroque Strings, a thirty-member orchestra under the baton of Kati Kyme, will feature members of the orchestra in works by Bach and Telemann. Masks and proof of vaccination required.

Time (both evenings):  7:30 PM: PDT
Cost: 5/31: FREE, donations accepted; 6/4, $20 at the door, students $10, children under 12 free.
Venue: 5/31, St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley; 6/4, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2330 Durant Ave., Berkeley.
More information HERE.


Thursday, June 2

Stanford Baroque Soloists
Led by director Anthony Martin, Stanford Baroque Soloists perform Orpheus Brittanicus: Music for the Theatre and the Chamber by Henry Purcell.

Time:  7:30 PM; PDT
Cost: Free.
Venue: Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall Bldg. 500, Palo Alto.
More information HERE.


Saturday, June 4

The Junior Recorder Society: Upon a Sunny Afternoon
Young recorder players showcase their ensemble skills in this 40-minute presentation. Works include pieces by Australian composer Lance Eccles, Jef Raskin (one of the original developers of the MacIntosh computer), and Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk. Come with friends to cheer on the next generation of recorder players!

Time:  Saturday, June 4, 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE. Donations gratefully accepted.
Venue: Hillside Swedenborgian Community Church, 1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
More information HERE.

Bellarosa Vocal Ensemble: Medieval and Renaissance Song of Roses
Join four singer friends – professionals and amateurs who met in various Bay Area choirs – in an intimate a cappella concert (only 30 admitted).

Time:  Saturday, June 4, 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE. Suggested donation of $20.
Venue: Chapel of the Holy Nativity (at All Souls Episcopal Parish), 2220 Cedar St., Berkeley
More information HERE.

Musica Pacifica: Strudel with Espresso—The Italian Connection
Eat your strudel and drink an espresso before (COVID restrictions) you come to join Musica Pacifica in a journey of Italian virtuosity! Italian music was a strong influence throughout much of Europe, and you will experience the delicacies and the caffeinated exuberance of Italy as interpreted by Germanic composers on the other side of the Alps. We will present works by Buxtehude, Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi, Merula, and others.

Time:  Saturday, June 4, 6:00 PM
Cost: $25
Venue: Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St.
More information HERE.


Sunday, June 5

Sollazzo Ensemble: Cantano gli angeli
The Berkeley Festival and Exhibition of Early Music opens with a concert of sacred Medieval music by the Basel-based Sollazzo Ensemble in their long-awaited American and Festival debut.

Time: Sunday, June 5, 4 PM; PDT
Cost: $20-$75.
Venue: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman