Calendar: October 29–November 4, 2018

Friday, November 2

East Bay Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session with guest conductor Judith Linsenberg. New members and guests welcome.

7:30–10 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland


Saturday November 3

The Arts at St. Bede’s

All Souls Memorial Service. Bach’s unique and lovely Cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit BWV 106 will be the musical focus for a service of worship and meditation, in remembrance of all those who have died. The work is scored for two recorders, two violas da gamba, organ, four vocal soloists, and choir. The St. Bede’s choir will be joined by the choir from Christ Church, Portola Valley and Woodside. A reception will follow the service.

4 PM
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
2650 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park
Free, 650-854-6555

Cal Performances presents Jordi Savall

“The Routes of Slavery: Memories of Slavery (1444–1888)” Jordi Savall returns with an ambitious new program characteristic of his expansive, inclusive musical imagination. The Routes of Slavery unites more than two dozen musicians from 15 countries on three continents, in a reverent and uplifting celebration of the influence of enslaved Africans on the culture of the Americas and Europe. Vocalists from the United States, Mali, Colombia, and Catalonia blend with instrumentalists from Madagascar, Morocco, Europe, and West Africa, with historic readings intertwined throughout. Sponsored by UNESCO, this massive cross-cultural musical reconciliation serves as an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. With Aldo Billingslea, narrator; performers from Mali, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Canada; La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Hespèrion XXI.

8 PM
Zellerbach Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Tickets start at $56
Tickets online or or at the Zellerbach box office, 510-642-9988, Tue–Fri, 12–5:30 PM; Sat & Sun, 1–5 PM; and approximately one hour prior to curtain. Closed Mondays and some University holidays.

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Written by Stacey Helley
San Francisco Early Music Society