Calendar: October 17–23, 2022

Friday, October 21—Sunday, October 23

Ars Minerva: Astianatte
Ars Minerva presents Leonardo Vinci’s dark tale of post-Iliad trauma, vengeance, sexual havoc and threatened infanticide, composed by one of the early 18th century’s most brilliant and under-recognized operatic masters.

Time: Friday, 10/21, 7:30 PM; Saturday, 10/22, 7:30 PM; Sunday, 10/23, 2:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $27-$250.
Venue: ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


Sunday, October 23

American Bach Soloists: Bachtoberfest! with Christian Pursell
Baritone Christian Pursell is joined by pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg for an afternoon of songs by Bach, Beethoven, Wolf, Schubert, and Strauss. Afterwards, join the artists in an outdoor courtyard for a selection of German craft beers, pretzels, German wine, and sweet German pastries.

Time: Sunday, October 23, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $29-$99.
Venue: St. Mark’s Church (& St. Mark’s Square), 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.


Friday, October 21

Vermillian Goes Barefoot: Music by Bach, Handel, Leclair, Castello, Falconieri, and Couperin
Ensemble Vermillian (Frances Blaker, recorders; David Wilson, violin; Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello; and Katherine Heater, harpsichord) are back on the Barefoot series with a program of 17th and 18th century music from France, Italy, Germany, and England.

Time: Friday, October 21, 6:30 PM: PDT
Cost: $20 (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Venue: St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
More information HERE.


Thursday, October 20—Sunday, October 23

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale: Theodora
PBO&C present Theodora, rumored to be one of the composer’s favorite works, with an all-star cast including countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, tenor Thomas Cooley, bass-baritone Dashon Burton, and soprano Julie Roset in the title role.

Time: Thursday, October 20, 7 PM; Friday, October 21, 7:30 PM; Saturday, October 22, 7 PM; Sunday, October 23, 4 PM: PDT
Cost: $32-$130.
Venue: 10/20, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco; 10/21, First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto; 10/22 and 10/23, First Congregational Church, Berkeley.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman