Calendar: November 4–10, 2019

Tuesday, November 5

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Frances Feldon. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments. The Sacramento Recorder Society is a chapter of the American Recorder Society. Members range from low-intermediate to advanced players, all with a love of early music. Players of other early music instruments are also welcome.

6:45–9:30 PM
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.
sacrecorders.wordpress.com
916-698-5774, e-mail: marschif@gmail.com


Wednesday, November 6

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 8

Albany Consort
“From Chaos to the Sublime” The Albany Consort opens its 46th season with a program sure to delight and amaze you. Seven musicians take you “From Chaos to the Sublime”, painting the vivid musical landscape of Europe in turmoil. The program begins with Le Chaos by Jean-Féry Rebel, which begins with the most dissonant chord of any music from that time. It winds its way through the elegant and ingenious Henry Purcell (an In Nomine in the old manner and a Chacony following the newer practice) and the dramatic “phantasticus” style of Giovanni Legrenzi, ending with the poignantly sublime Passacaglia of Georg Muffat, the man who thought that if the musical styles of Europe could merge, then the raging wars would come to an end. The program’s centerpiece is Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, a great experiment in keyboard virtuosity that paved the way for the concertos of Mozart, Beethoven and Rachmaninov. Featuring Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Marion Rubinstein, recorder; Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; and friends.

12:30 PM
Stanford Hospital Atrium
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford
Free. No ticket required
Information: http://www.albanyconsort.org/next-concert/

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Fred Palmer. New members and guests welcome.

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


Saturday, November 9

Albany Consort
“From Chaos to the Sublime” The Albany Consort opens its 46th season with a program sure to delight and amaze you. Seven musicians take you “From Chaos to the Sublime”, painting the vivid musical landscape of Europe in turmoil. The program begins with Le Cahos by Jean-Féry Rebel, which begins with the most dissonant chord of any music from that time. It winds its way through the elegant and ingenious Henry Purcell (an In Nomine in the old manner and a Chacony following the newer practice) and the dramatic “phantasticus” style of Giovanni Legrenzi, ending with the poignantly sublime Passacaglia of Georg Muffat, the man who thought that if the musical styles of Europe could merge, then the raging wars would come to an end. The program’s centerpiece is Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, a great experiment in keyboard virtuosity that paved the way for the concertos of Mozart, Beethoven and Rachmaninov. Featuring Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Marion Rubinstein, recorder; Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; and friends.

7 PM
Los Altos Lutheran Church,
460 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos
$30
Buy tickets online
Information: http://www.albanyconsort.org/next-concert/

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Pacifica Viols PlayDay with Erik Andersen. You must be a member of Pacifica Viola da Gamba Society (Associate Members excepted) to register for and attend our PlayDays. Non-members may attend one session as a guest, but must register ahead of time with the PlayDays Consort Coordinator: playdays@pacificaviols.org

9 AM–3 PM
Hillside Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
RSVP. Please email or phone ahead.
playdays@pacificaviols.org
https://pacificaviols.org


Sunday, November 10

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor
“J415 A Baroque Bouquet” Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players jam with Juilliard415 in a delectable display of Bach, Vivaldi and Rameau. Get your jars ready to bottle up the HIPpest jam in the Bay Area this November, as The Juilliard School’s elite period instrument ensemble returns to San Francisco for another special side-by-side performance with the Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players. Nicholas McGegan conducts this fantastic Baroque feast, spread with famous works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Rameau. Program includes J.S. Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in D major for Violin and Double Orchestra, RV 582; And Jean-Philippe Rameau, Orchestral Suite from Castor et Pollux.

4 PM concert. Post-concert wine reception.
ODC Theater
3153 17th St., San Francisco
$25
Tickets online

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Written by Jonathan Harris
San Francisco Early Music Society