Weekly Calendar of Early Music

Calendar: November 8-14, 2021

Thursday, November 11 PBO Sessions: Handel’s Biblical Heroes and Villains Drawing from Handel’s popular renditions of biblical narratives in the historically ubiquitous format of the oratorio—somewhere between off-stage opera and a secular...

Calendar: November 1-7, 2021

Friday November 5 Glorious Mysteries: More Rosary Sonatas by H.I.F. Biber Barefoot Chamber Concerts presents local Biber expert David Wilson, accompanied by Katherine Heater and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck on continuo . Time: Friday, Nov. 5, 6:30 PM:...

Calendar: October 25-31, 2021

Sunday, October 31 MusicSources: Duo Gordis-Hantaï Jérôme Hantaï and Lillian Gordis play music of Marin Marais, Francois Couperin, and Johann Sebastian Bach. Time: Sunday, Oct. 31, 5 PM: PDT Cost: $25-$30; free for under 18. Venue: St. Mary Magdalen...

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...

Calendar: October 11-17, 2021

Friday, October 15 Barefoot Chamber Concerts: Bach for Harpsichord and Viola da Gamba Andy Canepa and Peter Hallifax play music by Bach for harpsichord and viola da gamba. Some of these pieces you know and love; some are unusual treats. This concert...

Calendar: October 4-10, 2021

Friday, October 8-Sunday, October 10 California Bach Society: Die Familie Bach—Three Generations of Great Composers California Bach Society’s fall concert set includes J.S. Bach’s beloved motet for five-part choir, Jesu meine Freude, as well...

Calendar: September 20-26, 2021

Saturday, September 25 Old First Concerts Present: Stephen Prutsman—From Prog to Bach and Bach Again Stephen Prutsman pairs music of J.S. Bach with piano transcriptions of Progressive Rock classics (Genesis, Yes). This concert is a benefit for the...

Calendar: September 6-12, 2021

Saturday, September 11 Palo Alto Philharmonic—Baroque Concert The Palo Alto Philharmonic performs its annual Baroque concert, featuring the music of Arcangelo Corelli, Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Schütz, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Daniel Speer...