Monday, January 21

American Bach Soloists
Master Class on baroque vocal music with ABS baritone William Sharp. Presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Conservatory.
7:30PM
Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE
415-621-7900 jmcmillan@americanbach.net

Tuesday, January 22

Sonoma Bach
“Ready, Set, Sing!” continues.
A series of 4 classes (January 8, 15, 22, & February 5), taught by internationally recognized countertenor Christopher Fritzsche, focusing on improving individual vocal technique for ensemble singers. Pre-registration at www.sonomabach.org is required.
7PM–9:30PM
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.
$75-$100. cheryl@sonomabach.org

Wednesday, January 23

John Dornenburg, viola da gamba and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord
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François Couperin, Pièces de violes; J.S. Bach, Sonata in g minor for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord; August Kühnel Sonata in e minor; Canzoni by Girolamo Frescobaldi; 21and Ricercari by Diego Ortiz.
8PM
Memorial Church, Stanford University.
$10/$5
music.stanford.edu/Events/calendar.html

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
7:30–9:30PM
Music Room number 060
J.L. Stanford Middle School
480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.org/mpro

Friday, January 25

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas director.
JT2009_192w_altJ.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, with soloists Aaron Sheehan, tenor (Evangelista); William Sharp, baritone (Christus); Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Brennan Hall, countertenor; Derek Chester, tenor; and Joshua Copeland, baritone; and the American Bach Choir.
7:30PM
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
3 Bay View Ave., Belvedere.
$53–$18
415-621-7900; www.americanbach.org; info@americanbach.org, americanbach.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=469132

Celebrate Robert Burns’ 254th Birthday
robertBurnsRobert Burns (1759-1796), Scotland’s beloved poet,  left a legacy of poems and songs known throughout the world. You’ll hear Robbie tell his own story, as well as many favorite songs and poems, including a performance of Tam o Shanter.  Susan Rode Morris, soprano; Shira Kammen, Scottish fiddle; Phebe Craig, harpsichord; Julie Jeffrey, viol and Karl Goldstein as Robert Burns.
8pm
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave. (at Curtis)  Albany, CA
Tickets at the door $25 general admission
$22/seniors,students  $15/children

 Saturday, January 26

American Bach Soloists repeats program of January 25.
J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion
7:30PM
First Congregational, Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
$53–$18
415-621-7900; www.americanbach.org; info@americanbach.org, americanbach.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=467784

Sunday, January 27

American Bach Soloists repeats program of January 25.
J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$53–$18
415-621-7900; www.americanbach.org; info@americanbach.org, americanbach.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=467787

MusicSources
“The Far Famed Ones—Poetry and Music of the Vikings” Tim Rayborn voice and exotic instruments (Saami shamanic drum and traditional rattle, Baltic overtone flute, TIM RAYBORNFAR FAMED ONESNordic lyre, bone flute, 9th-century citole, and the gue: a Shetlandic bowed lyre) presents a program of myth, poetry, ritual, and music, as he delves deeply into the ancient spiritual and cultural traditions of Northern Europe to present both reconstructed works and surviving pieces from the Viking Age (8th–12th c.).
7PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany.
$25/$20
510-528-1685 or info@musicsources.org

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