Calendar: October 7–13, 2019

Wednesday, October 9

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, October 11

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Tish Berlin. 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

Voices of Music
“Concerto delle Donne: the secret choir of women virtuoso singers at the court of Ferrara,” featuring Music of Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi and Barbara Strozzi. Join Voices of Music for a concert of virtuoso Italian vocal music of the late Renaissance and early baroque. The Concerto delle Donne was created as part of the musica secreta (private court music) of Ferrara in the years just following the marriage of Alfonso II d’Este and Margherita Gonzaga in 1579. Many prominent composers in Italy—among them Luzzasco Luzzaschi, and Luca Marenzio—wrote works for these Ferrarese concerts. Duke Alfonso engaged notable poets to write the texts, including Torquato Tasso. Word of the incredible virtuosity and secret repertory sung by the Concerto delle Donne spread rapidly across Europe, and soon other female ensembles were created in Mantua and Florence. With Sophie Junker and Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Elizabeth Blumenstock and Alana Youssefian, baroque violin; Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba; Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder, harpsichord and organ; David Tayler, archlute and baroque guitar.

8 PM
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
$50 Adult, $45 Senior/SFEMS/EMA/ARS, $5 Full-time student (please show valid ID), $5Children (Age 7-18)
Tickets online


Saturday, October 12

Musical Waves presents Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord
“A Suite Journey” Elaine Thornburgh performs keyboard suites of Johann Jakob Froberger, Elisabeth Jacquet de lat Guerre, Louis Couperin, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

7:30PM
1635 Tacoma Avenue, Berkeley
$25 suggested donation payable at the door or https://paypal.me/musicalwaves or call 510-616-0807 to reserve your seats
ilanabardavid@gmail.com

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Pacifica Viols PlayDay with Julie Jeffrey. 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

Voices of Music
“Concerto delle Donne: the secret choir of women virtuoso singers at the court of Ferrara,” featuring Music of Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi and Barbara Strozzi. Join Voices of Music for a concert of virtuoso Italian vocal music of the late Renaissance and early baroque. The Concerto delle Donne was created as part of the musica secreta (private court music) of Ferrara in the years just following the marriage of Alfonso II d’Este and Margherita Gonzaga in 1579. Many prominent composers in Italy—among them Luzzasco Luzzaschi, and Luca Marenzio—wrote works for these Ferrarese concerts. Duke Alfonso engaged notable poets to write the texts, including Torquato Tasso. Word of the incredible virtuosity and secret repertory sung by the Concerto delle Donne spread rapidly across Europe, and soon other female ensembles were created in Mantua and Florence. With Sophie Junker and Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Elizabeth Blumenstock and Alana Youssefian, baroque violin; Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba; Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder, harpsichord and organ; David Tayler, archlute and baroque guitar.

8 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street (at Franklin), San Francisco
$50 Adult, $45 Senior/SFEMS/EMA/ARS, $5 Full-time student (please show valid ID), $5Children (Age 7-18)
Tickets online


Sunday, October 13

The Arts at St. Bede’s presents Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord
“A Suite Journey” Elaine Thornburgh performs keyboard suites of Johann Jakob Froberger, Elisabeth Jacquet de lat Guerre, Louis Couperin, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

4PM
St. Bede’s Church
2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park
$20 general admission, $10 students
http://stbedesmenlopark.org/upcoming-arts-events/

Voices of Music
“Concerto delle Donne: the secret choir of women virtuoso singers at the court of Ferrara,” featuring Music of Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi and Barbara Strozzi. Join Voices of Music for a concert of virtuoso Italian vocal music of the late Renaissance and early baroque. The Concerto delle Donne was created as part of the musica secreta (private court music) of Ferrara in the years just following the marriage of Alfonso II d’Este and Margherita Gonzaga in 1579. Many prominent composers in Italy—among them Luzzasco Luzzaschi, and Luca Marenzio—wrote works for these Ferrarese concerts. Duke Alfonso engaged notable poets to write the texts, including Torquato Tasso. Word of the incredible virtuosity and secret repertory sung by the Concerto delle Donne spread rapidly across Europe, and soon other female ensembles were created in Mantua and Florence. With Sophie Junker and Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Elizabeth Blumenstock and Alana Youssefian, baroque violin; Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba; Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder, harpsichord and organ; David Tayler, archlute and baroque guitar.

5 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman (at Henry), Berkeley
$50 Adult, $45 Senior/SFEMS/EMA/ARS, $5 Full-time student (please show valid ID), $5Children (Age 7-18)
Tickets online

Written by Jonathan Harris
San Francisco Early Music Society