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Calendar: September 22–28, 2014

Monday, September 22

San Francisco Early Music Society
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SFEMS Annual Membership Meeting. President’s annual report, nomination and election of new Directors, Affiliates’ and members’ forum, and planning for the 2016 Berkeley Festival are some of the agenda. Refreshments.

6:30–8:30 PM
The Musical Offering
2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Free and open to all members
Information: 510-528-1725, sfems@sfems.org


Wednesday, September 24

MusicSources
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A Tribute to Bruce Wetmore (November 22, 1946–July 3, 2014). We are deeply saddened by the death of Bruce Wetmore this past July. A passionate lover of harpsichord, early music, and especially baroque opera, he will be missed by many here in the Bay Area early music community and by many friends from around the globe. Join us as we celebrate his life and legacy in the Bay Area. Among our featured performers are the Vinacessi Ensemble, a group he helped nurture since its inception. Other members of the community whom he knew personally also will perform.

7 PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany
Free and open to the public. The concert will be in the Sanctuary, followed immediately by a small reception in the Parish Hall.
Information: info@musicsources.org


Friday, September 26

Hillside Club Concert Series
Esterhazy_Katzprints695_RGB_Square_lowres“Masonic Brotherhood: Mozart, Haydn & Pleyel” Period instrument ensemble the New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme & Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) play works by Mozart, Haydn, and Haydn’s student Ignaz Pleyel. Known today as piano builder and music publisher, Pleyel was a prolific composer, well-known in late 18th-century Europe and America. All three composers were members of Masonic lodges. The program includes Pleyel’s Quartet in D minor, Op. 8, No. 3; Haydn’s Quartet in D, Op. 50, No. 6 “The Frog;” and Mozart’s Quartet in B flat, K. 589.

8 PM
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. (at Spruce), Berkeley
$20, tickets for this Friday concert sold only at the door


Saturday, September 27

Julia Brown, organ
Meantone organ, St. Andrew
Julia Brown plays performs works of German organist and composer Heinrich Scheidemann (ca. 1595–1663) on the church’s meantone organ.

7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
7850 Watt Ave., Antelope CA (near Sacramento).
Donation requested.
Information: 916-320-8423 or ltlovallo@gmail.com

New Esterházy Quartet
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“Masonic Brotherhood: Mozart, Haydn & Pleyel” The New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme & Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) play works by Mozart, Haydn, and Haydn’s student Ignaz Pleyel. Known today as piano builder and music publisher, Pleyel was a prolific composer, well-known in late 18th-century Europe and America. All three composers were members of Masonic lodges. The program includes Pleyel’s Quartet in D minor, Op. 8, No. 3; Haydn’s Quartet in D, Op. 50, No. 6 “The Frog;” and Mozart’s Quartet in B flat, K. 589.

4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St. (at Franklin), San Francisco
$25 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors, and students)
415-520-0611 or www.newesterhazy.org

Norman-Greenberg Duo
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Chris Norman, wooden flute, pipes, and voice; and David Greenberg, Cape Breton fiddle, baroque violin, and octave violin; with guest artist Gilbert Martinez, harpsichord, perform Celtic music from the 18th century, which combines traditional and baroque works from Scotland and Ireland, many by way of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

8 PM
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana St., Berkeley
$25/General Admission; $20/Students and Seniors Available at the door, or by reservation: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/860519

Occidental Center for the Arts
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“Afternoon in Italy” a workshop for recorders and viols with David Morris. Come and explore the “new” musical style of the late Renaissance and the dawn of the baroque. We will work on selected madrigals and some larger pieces as well. The afternoon’s selections will vary in difficulty but will be accessible to players of intermediate ability and up.

12–4 PM
Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Court (just off Bohemian Hwy at Graton Rd), Occidental
Workshop Fee $25
dlaps@earthlink.net or teelsj@gmail.com

Singers’ Retreat
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Weekend workshop for singers, studying and performing works of Renaissance polyphony. Dr. William Mahrt will direct singers in selections from the motets of Jean Mouton (1459–1522), including ceremonial works for the court of Francis I, commemorating his coronation and his victory in the Battle of Marignano, and for the court of Louis XII, for the birth of a daughter and for the death of his queen, Anne of Brittany.

9 AM Saturday through 5:30 PM Sunday
San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Rd., San Anselmo
$125 (accommodations & dinner optional).
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 510-848-5591, 510-778-3253, leemcr@gmail.com or reprince@hotmail.com


Sunday, September 28

MusicSources
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Norwegian harpsichordist Gunnhild Tønder, harpsichords and virginals, performs “Exotic Baroque Fantasies, Toccatas and Dances,” featuring music of Rossi, Bach, Sweelinck, and others upon instruments from the MusicSources collection, including a newly revived harpsichord thought to be from 17th-c. Italy.

5 PM
St. Mary Magdalena Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$30 non members, $25 MusicSources members and seniors, $10 students 18 yrs. or younger
510-528-1685 or 
info@musicsources.org

New Esterházy Quartet
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“Masonic Brotherhood: Mozart, Haydn & Pleyel” The New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme & Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) play works by Mozart, Haydn, and Haydn’s student Ignaz Pleyel. Known today as piano builder and music publisher, Pleyel was a prolific composer, well-known in late 18th-century Europe and America. All three composers were members of Masonic lodges. The program includes Pleyel’s Quartet in D minor, Op. 8, No. 3; Haydn’s Quartet in D, Op. 50, No. 6 “The Frog;” and Mozart’s Quartet in B flat, K. 589.

4 PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St. (at Hamilton), Palo Alto
$25 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors, and students)
415-520-0611 or www.newesterhazy.org

Singers’ Retreat
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Singers’ Retreat, William Mahrt Director, performs motets of Jean Mouton.

4 PM
Montgomery Chapel, San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Rd., San Anselmo
Freewill donation, to benefit the San Francisco Early Music Society

Written by Jonathan Harris