Monday, July 8

Carmel Bach Festival
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78th annual festival presents dozens of performances featuring music from all epochs and other events in various venues around Carmel-by-the-Sea. Main Festival begins July 13 and runs through July 27. Complete calendar, concert and ticket information at www.bachfestival.org

Wednesday, July 10

Sonoma Bach
“Midsummer Night Sings” Join us singing great choral masterworks, led by some of the Bay Area’s finest choral conductors. Each session features a noted conductor working through one or more great works with you and other local singers. Attend just one night or all four (July 10, 17, 24, and 31). Loaner scores are provided. Please note that these are not concerts, these events are a chance for you to sing! In the opening session, Boyd Jarrell conducts Haydn, Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass), Hob. XXII:11; and
Thompson, “Alleluia”
7–9:30PM
United Church of Christ
825 Middlefield Dr., Petaluma.
$13/$8
www.sonomabach.org, cheryl@sonomabach.org

Friday, July 12

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
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Opening Night Gala Dinner. Join other Festival supporters to launch the 2013 ABS Festival & Academy at Dobbs Ferry of San Francisco: an ambassador of West coast food and East coast style with an “old world” feel, that is uniquely and unequivocally San Francisco
5PM
Dobbs Ferry of San Francisco
409 Gough Street (at Hayes), San Francisco.
$75
415-621-7900 or http://americanbach.org/sfbachfestival/

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Chamber Series: Works by J.S. Bach, H.I.F. Biber, J.H. Schmelzer, et al.
8PM
Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street at Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
$18–$40
415-621-7900 or http://americanbach.org/sfbachfestival/

Saturday, July 13

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Public Colloquium: “Pitch, Tuning, Temperaments, & Scordatura.” Join Academy faculty and participants in an exploration of the conundrums of authentic performance practice tuning. Concert pitch was not standardized until the 19th century. Until then, great variations in tuning and pitch were common throughout Europe. ABS Music Director Jeffrey Thomas will lead Academy faculty and participants through a multi-session consideration of the challenges that Baroque music performers face every day, as they attempt to reconcile rightness with the realities of modern-day performance circumstances and expectations.
2:30PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street at Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
Free
Pre-Registration Requested, 415-621-7900

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Masterworks Series: “The Glories Of Salzburg—Biber’s Missa Salisburgensis.” H.I.F. Biber’s 53-part polychoral extravagance for 9 different groups of instruments is probably the largest-scaled surviving work from the Baroque period. First performed in Salzburg’s stunning cathedral by “choirs” of trumpets, trombones, strings, cornettos, viols, recorders, oboes, continuo instruments, and two eight-part vocal ensembles, this rare performance will feature the combined forces of the American Bach Soloists and Academy members. Other large works by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, one of the most celebrated and demanding composers of the 17th Century, will be performed.
8PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street at Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
$20–$50
415-621-7900 or http://americanbach.org/sfbachfestival/

Sunday, July 14

American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy
Masterworks Series: J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor, performed by the Academy under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas.
7PM
Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street at Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
$20–$60
415-621-7900 or http://americanbach.org/sfbachfestival/

Sunday–Saturday, July 14–20

SFEMS Recorder Workshop
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Week I: “The art of Love and War.” Consorts, recorder orchestra, master class, concerts, lectures and more. Medieval, Renaissance, baroque, contemporary and world music in small Hanneke_recorders13classes, working with world-class teachers.

Directors: Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij. Faculty: Claudia Gantivar, Rotem Gilbert, Laura Kuhlman, Peter Maund, Matthias Maute and Hanneke van Proosdij; with Katherine Heater, harpsichord; and Stacey Pelinka, Feldenkrais® movement classes.
St. Albert’s Priory
5890 Birch Court, Oakland.
$590
www.sfems.org/rec13.shtml 626–441-0635; recorderworkshop@sfems.org

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