Calendar: September 23–29, 2019

Wednesday, September  25

Early Music Open Mic Night
la-barre-and-other-musicians-bouys-croppedJoin us for Early Music Open Mic Night in the East Bay, 4th Wednesday of every month. This is your opportunity to perform early music in a friendly cabaret style setting. Instrumentalists, singers, soloists, groups, students, youngsters, professionals — all are welcome! Please email earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com with the date you’d like to perform. Time slots will be up to 15 minutes, and there will be six time slots on each night. A harpsichord as well as a piano will be available on site. Food and drinks will be provided.

7–9:30 PM
Hillside Community Church,
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
Donations gratefully accepted
earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com

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


Sunday, September 29

Cantata Collective
San Francisco Bay Area’s only professional Ensemble dedicated solely to the performance of the Cantatas of J.S. Bach proudly invites you to their next concert. Christine Brandes, soprano; Dan Cromeenes, alto; Brian Thorsett, tenor; and Nikolas Nackley, bass are featured soloists in J.S. Bach’s cantatas Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Now come, Savior of the heathens), BWV 61; and Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir (Out of the depths I call, Lord, to You), BWV 131. Cantata Collective aims to present the Bach cantatas free to the public, as the equivalent of a World Heritage Site, a collection of masterworks belonging to all people. Bach’s greatest body of work will be heard as vocal chamber music featuring local and internationally recognized artists. Further performances will take place in November, December, March, and May. Although admission to the concerts is free, membership in the Collective will be offered so that listeners and performers may join together to make this music available to all.

5 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Parish
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
FREE, donations accepted.
845-323-2361, http://cantatacollective.org/

Living Harmony presents Red Priest
“Truly Madly Baroque” Red Priest return to their roots as the world’s most innovative and dynamic baroque ensemble with this blockbusting programme of favourites by masters of the period. Featured works include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no.5, an Adagio by the same composer (as featured in the movie Truly, Madly, Deeply), a transcription of Vivaldi’s famous 4-violin concerto, an oboe concerto by Albinoni and the celebrated Canon and Gigue by Pachelbel, concluding with a psychedelic arrangement of Tartini’s Devil’s Trill sonata, renamed Delerium Nocturnum!

7 PM
Christ Episcopal Church
1040 Border Road, Los Altos
$25–$35
https://ccla.us/livingharmony

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Written by Jonathan Harris
San Francisco Early Music Society