Calendar: November 18–24, 2019

Monday, November 18

Stanford University Department of Music
Liesl Odenweller, soprano, gives a masterclass in voice for Stanford students.

4:30 PM
Campbell Recital Hall
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford
Free and open to the public


Tuesday, November 19

Stanford University Department of Music
Liesl Odenweller, soprano, collaborates with the Venice Music Project ensemble for a program of works by 17th- and 18th-century Venetian composers. Admission includes a post-concert reception with the artists.

7:30 PM
Campbell Recital Hall
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford
Advance tickets $18/$13 (Now on sale!) Door $23/$18 Students with ID and youth under 13 free


Wednesday, November 20

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

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


Friday, November 22

Ars Minerva, Céline Ricci Artistic Director
Domenico Freschi, Ermelinda, a modern world premiere of an opera composed in 1680, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piccioli, created at Teatro delle Vergini in Villa Contarini. The plot, which unfolds in Phoenicia, features two young lovers, Ermelinda and Ormindo, a tyrannical father, and two trouble makers. Ermelinda is not allowed to love Ormindo and will have to endure the stratagems and machinations fabricated by the other characters who want to split them. From mad scenes to fake deaths, every ruse and artifice will be used to make mischief. Will Ermelinda’s determination and cleverness outsmart her enemies? Domenico Freschi (1634–1710) was maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Vicenza from 1656 until his death. In addition to his work as a church musician and composer, Freschi also had an active career as an opera composer. Of his 16 known operas, 11 of them premiered at theaters in Venice. With Nikola Printz as Ermelinda, Sara Couden as Ormondo Prince of Phoenicia, Kindra Scharich as Rosaura, Justin Montigne as Aristeo, and Deborah Rosengaus as Armidoro; conducted by Jory Vinikour, Stage Direction by Céline Ricci. The performance will be semi-staged and sung in Italian with English supertitles.

7:30 PM
ODC Theater
3153 17 St., San Francisco.
Tickets $26 to $250 at 415-863-9834 or https://odc.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0a000007mxM3EAI
15% off silver and gold tickets with code SFCVFRIENDS
info@arsminerva.org, https://www.arsminerva.org

New Esterházy Quartet
New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) perform Schubert’s Epic Song Cycle Die Schöne Müllerin (Op. 25, D. 795), arranged for strings. Based on poems by Wilhelm Müller, it is the earliest extended song cycle to be widely performed and is considered one of Schubert’s most important works. With Paul Max Tipton, baritone, and and Kristin Zoernig, double bass.

8 PM
St. Mary Magdalen
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$30 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors, and students)
Tickets online, 415-520-0611 or mail@newesterhazy.org
www.newesterhazy.org

SFEMS presents Tres Hermanicas and Aquila
“Roses & Almonds” Tres Hermanicas (Nell Snaidas, voice, early guitars; Shira Kammen, vielle, rebec, medieval harp, voice; Daphna Mor, voice, ney, recorders) and Aquila (Phoebe Rosquist, voice; Michele Kennedy, voice; Peter Maund, percussion; Gary Haggerty, oud, saz, percussion; Shira Kammen, vielle, rebec, medieval harp, voice) join forces to perform a concert combining Sephardic music and medieval Cantigas, celebrating life, love, food & drink, nature, spirituality, adventure & humor. In Christian and Sephardic cultures, both the rose and the almond are powerful symbols. The rose, with its beauty and sensual fragrance evokes love, fragility and the Virgin Mary, where the almond symbolizes renewal, hope, perseverance and virginity. There is a myth in Judaism that links the bottom of the almond to the entrance to the underworld. This program celebrates the sacred and secular delights of both cultures through storytelling, dance and song. Read more . . .

8 PM
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street (at Lincoln), Palo Alto
$50 general, $45 senior, $15 students (under age 30 with ID, available only at box office)
Full Season and Mini-Subscriptions
Individual tickets online or phone 510-528-1725
www.sfems.org


Saturday, November 23

Ars Minerva, Céline Ricci Artistic Director
Domenico Freschi, Ermelinda, a modern world premiere of an opera composed in 1680, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piccioli, created at Teatro delle Vergini in Villa Contarini. The plot, which unfolds in Phoenicia, features two young lovers, Ermelinda and Ormindo, a tyrannical father, and two trouble makers. Ermelinda is not allowed to love Ormindo and will have to endure the stratagems and machinations fabricated by the other characters who want to split them. From mad scenes to fake deaths, every ruse and artifice will be used to make mischief. Will Ermelinda’s determination and cleverness outsmart her enemies? Domenico Freschi (1634–1710) was maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Vicenza from 1656 until his death. In addition to his work as a church musician and composer, Freschi also had an active career as an opera composer. Of his 16 known operas, 11 of them premiered at theaters in Venice. With Nikola Printz as Ermelinda, Sara Couden as Ormondo Prince of Phoenicia, Kindra Scharich as Rosaura, Justin Montigne as Aristeo, and Deborah Rosengaus as Armidoro; conducted by Jory Vinikour, Stage Direction by Céline Ricci. The performance will be semi-staged and sung in Italian with English supertitles.

7:30 PM
ODC Theater
3153 17 St., San Francisco.
Tickets $26 to $250 at 415-863-9834 or https://odc.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0a000007mxM3EAI
15% off silver and gold tickets with code SFCVFRIENDS
info@arsminerva.org, https://www.arsminerva.org

New Esterházy Quartet
New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) perform Schubert’s Epic Song Cycle Die Schöne Müllerin (Op. 25, D. 795), arranged for strings. Based on poems by Wilhelm Müller, it is the earliest extended song cycle to be widely performed and is considered one of Schubert’s most important works. With Paul Max Tipton, baritone, and and Kristin Zoernig, double bass.

4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street (at Gough), San Francisco
$30 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors, and students)
Tickets online, 415-520-0611 or mail@newesterhazy.org
www.newesterhazy.org

SFEMS presents Tres Hermanicas and Aquila
“Roses & Almonds” Tres Hermanicas (Nell Snaidas, voice, early guitars; Shira Kammen, vielle, rebec, medieval harp, voice; Daphna Mor, voice, ney, recorders) and Aquila (Phoebe Rosquist, voice; Michele Kennedy, voice; Peter Maund, percussion; Gary Haggerty, oud, saz, percussion; Shira Kammen, vielle, rebec, medieval harp, voice) join forces to perform a concert combining Sephardic music and medieval Cantigas, celebrating life, love, food & drink, nature, spirituality, adventure & humor. In Christian and Sephardic cultures, both the rose and the almond are powerful symbols. The rose, with its beauty and sensual fragrance evokes love, fragility and the Virgin Mary, where the almond symbolizes renewal, hope, perseverance and virginity. There is a myth in Judaism that links the bottom of the almond to the entrance to the underworld. This program celebrates the sacred and secular delights of both cultures through storytelling, dance and song. Read more . . .

7:30 PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue (at Garber), Berkeley
$50 general, $45 senior, $15 students (under age 30 with ID, available only at box office)
Full Season and Mini-Subscriptions
Individual tickets online or phone 510-528-1725
www.sfems.org


Sunday, November 24

Ars Minerva, Céline Ricci Artistic Director
Domenico Freschi, Ermelinda, a modern world premiere of an opera composed in 1680, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piccioli, created at Teatro delle Vergini in Villa Contarini. The plot, which unfolds in Phoenicia, features two young lovers, Ermelinda and Ormindo, a tyrannical father, and two trouble makers. Ermelinda is not allowed to love Ormindo and will have to endure the stratagems and machinations fabricated by the other characters who want to split them. From mad scenes to fake deaths, every ruse and artifice will be used to make mischief. Will Ermelinda’s determination and cleverness outsmart her enemies? Domenico Freschi (1634–1710) was maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Vicenza from 1656 until his death. In addition to his work as a church musician and composer, Freschi also had an active career as an opera composer. Of his 16 known operas, 11 of them premiered at theaters in Venice. With Nikola Printz as Ermelinda, Sara Couden as Ormondo Prince of Phoenicia, Kindra Scharich as Rosaura, Justin Montigne as Aristeo, and Deborah Rosengaus as Armidoro; conducted by Jory Vinikour, Stage Direction by Céline Ricci. The performance will be semi-staged and sung in Italian with English supertitles.

2:30 PM
ODC Theater
3153 17 St., San Francisco.
Tickets $26 to $250 at 415-863-9834 or https://odc.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0a000007mxM3EAI
15% off silver and gold tickets with code SFCVFRIENDS
info@arsminerva.org, https://www.arsminerva.org

New Esterházy Quartet
New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) perform Schubert’s Epic Song Cycle Die Schöne Müllerin (Op. 25, D. 795), arranged for strings. Based on poems by Wilhelm Müller, it is the earliest extended song cycle to be widely performed and is considered one of Schubert’s most important works. With Paul Max Tipton, baritone, and and Kristin Zoernig, double bass.

4 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street (at Hamilton), Palo Alto
$30 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors, and students)
Tickets online, 415-520-0611 or mail@newesterhazy.org
www.newesterhazy.org

SFEMS presents Tres Hermanicas and Aquila
“Roses & Almonds” Tres Hermanicas (Nell Snaidas, voice, early guitars; Shira Kammen, vielle, rebec, medieval harp, voice; Daphna Mor, voice, ney, recorders) and Aquila (Phoebe Rosquist, voice; Michele Kennedy, voice; Peter Maund, percussion; Gary Haggerty, oud, saz, percussion; Shira Kammen, vielle, rebec, medieval harp, voice) join forces to perform a concert combining Sephardic music and medieval Cantigas, celebrating life, love, food & drink, nature, spirituality, adventure & humor. In Christian and Sephardic cultures, both the rose and the almond are powerful symbols. The rose, with its beauty and sensual fragrance evokes love, fragility and the Virgin Mary, where the almond symbolizes renewal, hope, perseverance and virginity. There is a myth in Judaism that links the bottom of the almond to the entrance to the underworld. This program celebrates the sacred and secular delights of both cultures through storytelling, dance and song. Read more . . .

4 PM
Church of the Advent
261 Fell Street (between Gough and Franklin), San Francisco
$50 general, $45 senior, $15 students (under age 30 with ID, available only at box office)
Full Season and Mini-Subscriptions
Individual tickets online or phone 510-528-1725
www.sfems.org

Continue reading next week’s calendar . . .

Written by Jonathan Harris
San Francisco Early Music Society