Monday, January 28

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.
7PM
Davis Community Church
412 C St, Davis.
americanbach.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=468068

 Friday, February 1

Berkeley West Edge Opera
poppeaClaudio Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Christine Brandes as Nero; Emma McNairy as Poppea, Ryan Belongie as Otone; is Tonia D’Amelio as Drusilla; Erin Neff as Ottavia .Mark Streshinsky directs and MusicSources Artistic Director Gilbert Martinez conducts from the harpsichord. Our production is a new edition created by Mark and Gilbert. Presented in collaboration with MusicSources.
8PM
Performing Arts Theater at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito.
$20–$78.
www.berkeleyopera.org, 510-841-1903.

East Bay Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session, David Barnett guest conductor. New members and guests welcome.
7:30–10PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland.
www.eastbayrecorders.org, 510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

 SFEMS presents Music of the Spheres
Music_of_the_Spheres_webv1“Toujours L’Amour” Jeanne Johnson, violin; Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba; and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord, perform a program of French baroque music featuring suites by Jean-Fery Rebel, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Jean Marie Leclair, Marin Marais, François Couperin, ad Jean-Philippe Rameau. Interspersed will be excerpts from writings about love by French authors.
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8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

 Saturday, February 2

Berkeley West Edge Opera repeats Monteverdi Poppea performance of February 1.
8PM

The New Esterházy Quartet
NEQ1_72“Pages Torn from Hoffmeister.” F.J. Haydn, Quartet in D minor, Op. 42; W.A. Mozart, Quartet in D, K. 499; and F.A. Hoffmeister, quartet in F minor.
4pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street (at Franklin), San Francisco.
$25
(415) 520-0611, http://www.newesterhazy.org

SFEMS repeats Music of the Spheres program of February 1.
Music_of_the_Spheres_webv1“Toujours L’Amour” Jeanne Johnson, violin; Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba; and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord, perform a program of French baroque music featuring suites by Jean-Fery Rebel, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Jean Marie Leclair, Marin Marais, François Couperin, ad Jean-Philippe Rameau. Interspersed will be excerpts from writings about love by French authors.
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7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College at Garber, Berkeley.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

Sunday, February 3

A Celebration of Eileen Hadidian. Music, memories, food, laughter, and good people in celebartion of Eileen Hadidian (1948-2012), flutist, recorder player, teacher, and founder of Healing Muses.
6:30
PM St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany.
Donations can be made to Healing Muses, http://www.healingmuses.org, or Healing Muses, PO Box 10862, Oakland, CA 94610.

Berkeley West Edge Opera repeats Monteverdi Poppea performance of February 1.
3PM

The New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of February 2
“Pages Torn from Hoffmeister.” F.J. Haydn, Quartet in D minor, Op. 42; W.A. Mozart, Quartet in D, K. 499; and F.A. Hoffmeister, quartet in F minor.
4pm
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street at Hamilton, Palo Alto.

SFEMS repeats Music of the Spheres program of February 1.
Music_of_the_Spheres_webv1“Toujours L’Amour” Jeanne Johnson, violin; Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba; and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord, perform a program of French baroque music featuring suites by Jean-Fery Rebel, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Jean Marie Leclair, Marin Marais, François Couperin, ad Jean-Philippe Rameau. Interspersed will be excerpts from writings about love by French authors.
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4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

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