Calendar: October 18-24, 2021

Friday, October 22—Sunday, October 24

The Paris Quartet—The Great Trios and Beyond
In SFEMS’ inaugural concerts returning to live performance, follow The Paris Quartet—an ensemble of Bay Area luminaries with reputations far beyond—as they demonstrate the blossoming of the trio into the quartet, with one or two voices multiplying into four separate and distinct lines, each instrument having its own unique part to play. The concert will feature trios and quartets of all kinds by these four composers, starting with trios by Bach, moving on to trios with four voices by Telemann and Couperin, one of Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin, and culminating with—what else?—one of Telemann’s grand “Paris Quartets,” with four voices played on four instruments..

Time: Friday, Oct. 22, 8 PM; Saturday, Oct. 23, 7:30 PM; Sunday, Oct. 24, 4 PM: all times PDT
Cost: $20-$55.
Venues: Friday-First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln; Saturday-First Church Berkeley (First Congregational), 2345 Channing Way; Sunday-St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco.
More information HERE

Saturday, October 23

Many Voices, One Art: The Holly and the Oak—Medieval and Renaissance Music with Nature Texts
The San Francisco Bach Choir presents multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen in a program featuring compositions by Guillaume de Machaut, Henry VIII, Anonymous, and more.

Time: 10-11 AM PDT
Cost: Free (registration required).
Venue: Online.
More information HERE.

Sunday, October 24

SFCM Historical Performance Faculty Artist Series
San Francisco Conservatory of Music faculty members Elizabeth Blumenstock, Elisabeth Reed, and Corey Jamason present music of Cima, Buonamente, Castello, Couperin, Purcell and Bach, along with students Ryan Cheng, Pauline Kempf, and Rocío López Sánchez.

Time: 2PM PDT
Cost: Free.
Venue: SF Conservatory of Music (50 Oak St.)
More information HERE.


Written by Heidi Waterman