Calendar: November 1-7, 2021

Friday November 5

Glorious Mysteries: More Rosary Sonatas by H.I.F. Biber
Barefoot Chamber Concerts presents local Biber expert David Wilson, accompanied by Katherine Heater and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck on continuo .

Time: Friday, Nov. 5, 6:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $20; 18 and under free.
Venue: Hillside Swedenborgian Community Center,1422 Navallier Street, El Cerrito.
More information HERE.

Saturday, November 6

East Bay Recorder Society: Monthly Sessions
Join the East Bay Recorder Society for its monthly playing session. This month, guest director Derek Tam joins the Society with “Musica Dei donum optimi—’Music, the gift of God,'” a session focused on late Renaissance paeans to the power of music.

Time: Saturday, Nov. 6, 10:30 AM: PDT
Cost: $10
Venue: Zion Lutheran Church, or possible online
More information HERE.

Many Voices, One Art: Claudio Monteverdi—Inventing a New Style
San Francisco Bach Choir presents former professor of Music at Sonoma State University Robert Worth, who will explore 1-5 part music from the 13th to the 16th centuries with Springtime texts, including compositions by Guillaume Dufay, Claudio Monteverdi, Anonymous, and more.

Time: Saturday, Nov. 6, 10-11 AM: PDT
Cost: Free; registration required.
Venue: Online.
More information HERE.

Sunday, November 7

Berkeley Baroque Strings Presents: The Bach Family
Berkeley Baroque Strings, a thirty-member orchestra under the baton of Kati Kyme, plays music of Johann Bernhard Bach, Johann Christian Bach, Johann Michael Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Masks and proof of vaccination for those over 12 years of age required.

Time: Sunday, Nov. 7, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $20, $10 students, children under 12 free. (No one turned away for lack of funds.)
Venue: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2330 Durant Ave.
More information HERE.

Sunday, November 7

Cal Performances present: The English Concert—Alcina
London’s renowned Handel specialists The English Concert, directed by insightful conductor Harry Bicket, makes its long-awaited return to Cal Performances with a concert presentation of Handel’s masterpiece Alcina.

Time: Sunday, Nov. 7, 3 PM: PDT
Cost: $42 and up.
Venue: Zellerbach Hall, U.C. Berkeley.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman