Wednesday, October 23

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

Thursday, October 24

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Baroque Ensemble performs vocal music of Monteverdi.
8PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE
415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

Friday, October 25

Farallon Recorder Quartet
Call the Rain and Make the Crops Grow
17th-c. Peruvian recorder players 1
Music of Spain and the New World.
Leticia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, and Claudia Gantivar, recorders; with guest Adam Cockerham, vihuela and baroque guitar, perform a variety of Renaissance and early baroque works from Iberia and Latin America.
8PM
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High St., Sebastopol.
707-829-4797, info@sebarts.org
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Saturday, October 26

Farallon Recorder Quartet repeats program of October 25
Call the Rain and Make the Crops Grow
Music of Spain and the New World.
Leticia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, and Claudia Gantivar, recorders; with guest Adam Cockerham, vihuela and baroque guitar, perform a variety of Renaissance and early baroque works from Iberia and Latin America.
8PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany.
510-559-4670, tishberlin@sbcglobal.net
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Sunday, October 27

Viols and Voices,  Schola Magdalene, conducted by Andy Canepa, with John Dornenburg’s Consort of viols, Sex Chordae.
StCeciliaDomenichinoLouvreA concert of sublime Renaissance music by William Byrd, Josquin des Prez, Guillaume Dufay and Jacobus Vaet. Come listen to the numerous and exquisite combinations of Viols and Voices.
Sex Chordae:
John Dornenburg, treble viol; Julie Jeffries, tenor viol; Farley Pierce, bass viol; and Tobi Szuts, bass viol
Featuring vocal soloists: Luciana Miranda, Soprano; Laryssa Sadoway, Alto; Sylvia O’Daniel, Alto; Michael Kim, Tenor; Max Ziff, Bass; Daniel Pickens-Jones, Bass
5:30PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley, CA
$20 at the door, $15 advance tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/476904 

Sunday–Saturday, October 27–November 2

Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar
Weeklong workshop for adult recorder and viol players of all who play at intermediate to advanced levels. Harpsichordists also are welcome. Four daily classes, morning exercise/dance, impromptu group playing, as well as evening events including a faculty concert each week and a student concert each Friday evening. Faculty are Letitia Berlin (director), Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake & Claudia Gantivar, recorders; and Mary Springfels, viols.
Hidden Valley Institute for the Arts in Carmel Valley.
For more information contact Peter Meckel at hvms@aol.com or 831-659-3115. $827 To register by telephone, call Road Scholar Registration toll-free at 1-800-454-5768 and ask for program number 6254RJ