Calendar: November 8-14, 2021

Thursday, November 11

PBO Sessions: Handel’s Biblical Heroes and Villains
Drawing from Handel’s popular renditions of biblical narratives in the historically ubiquitous format of the oratorio—somewhere between off-stage opera and a secular meditation on the role of the Bible in the age of enlightenment—Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale continues its exploration of his key characters, their changing ‘roles’ throughout history, and the hidden relations between the Hebrew Bible, the librettos, and the composer’s blisteringly brilliant music.

Time: Thursday, Nov. 11, 8 PM: PDT
Cost: $25
Venue: Kanbar Theater at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St.
More information HERE.

Friday, November 12

Albany Consort: Dark Music for Autumn
The Albany Consort performs music for and inspired by Autumn, including pieces by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Purcell, Bach, and Gounod.

Time: Friday, Nov. 12, 7:30 PM: PDT
Cost: Free (donations accepted).
Venue: Los Altos Lutheran, 460 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.
More information HERE.

Saturday, November 13

Tactus SF: In Search of Refuge
Tactus SF returns with its first live performance in over 18 months, and the first with Elizabeth Kimble conducting. Music by Victoria, Bennet, Byrd, and Josquin herald the expressions of pain and loss, while the music of Palestrina, Monteverdi, Lasso, and Guerrero declare reclamation. The concert will also feature instrumental music by guest artists Mane Musica.

Time: Saturday, Nov. 13, 2 PM: PDT
Cost: $10 General Admission: free for Patreon subscribers of $5/mo. and above. Livestream tickets $5.
Venue: St. Columba Catholic Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman