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Thursday, February 13

Voices Of Music
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Great Artists Series: “The Art of the Recorder.” Dutch recorder virtuosa Hanneke van Proosdij performs a selection of the signature works for the recorder with dazzling medieval istampittas, tuneful 16th and 17th century songs by, Byrd, van Eyck and Playford, exciting trio sonatas from the baroque by Vivaldi and Telemann, and the world premiere of a new composition by van Proosdij.
8PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
$40/$35
415-260-4687, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=6&p=1

Friday, February 14

Camerata Moresca
Slide 1A Valentine’s Day concert celebrating this romantic evening with love poems and wonderful & passionate music from the baroque by composers – Telemann, Vivaldi, Castello and more!
Wine and pairings will be served at the beginning of the concert.

CAMERATA MORESCA: Bernadette Arnold, harpsichord; Eric Finley, baroque violin; Tom Hill, baroque bassoon; Alan Paul, baroque oboe; Glen Shannon, recorders
7:30PM
Our Lady of Peace Church & Shrine
2800 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
Limited seats available!
Suggested Donation:  $20/single or $30/couple
Reserve your seats now through the gift shop or the rectory office.
Gift Shop:  408-980-9825; Rectory Office:  408-988-4585

Magnificat, Warren Stewart, Director
WS_BW“Bach’s Heritage—Pachelbel, Westhoff & the Bach Family” Magnificat will explore the music of Bach’s ancestors and will feature cantatas and instrumental music by Sebastian’s cousins Johann Christoph and Johann Michael Bach as well as Johann Pachelbel and Johann Paul Westhoff. The program is framed by cantata settings of the chorale Christ lag in Todesbanden, opening with Pachelbel’s setting and concluding with that of Johann Sebastian Bach. With soprano Jennifer Ellis Kampani, countertenor Andrew Rader, tenor Paul Elliott and bass Peter Becker; Rob Diggins and Jolianne von Einem, violin; David Wilson and Anthony Martin, viola; Warren Stewart, violoncello; John Dornenburg, violone; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord and organ..
8PM
First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

Marin Baroque
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“The Subtle Art” Calextone ensemble, led by Shira Kammen, will perform love songs of 14th- and 15th-century France, including works by Machaut, Solage, Binchois, and Busnois.
8PM
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
$25/$20/$5
415-497-6634

South Bay Recorder Society
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Monthly meeting, guest conductor Judith Linsenberg.
New members and guests welcomed.
7:30–10PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh)
San Jose.
408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.com

Voices of Music repeats program of February 13.
Great Artists Series: “The Art of the Recorder.” Dutch recorder virtuosa Hanneke van Proosdij performs a selection of the signature works for the recorder with dazzling medieval istampittas, tuneful 16th and 17th century songs by, Byrd, van Eyck and Playford, exciting trio sonatas from the baroque by Vivaldi and Telemann, and the world premiere of a new composition by van Proosdij.
8PM
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere.
$40/$35
415-260-4687, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=6&p=1

 Saturday, February 15

Magnificat repeats program of February 14.
“Bach’s Heritage—Pachelbel, Westhoff & the Bach Family” Magnificat will explore the music of Bach’s ancestors and will feature cantatas and instrumental music by Sebastian’s cousins Johann Christoph and Johann Michael Bach as well as Johann Pachelbel and Johann Paul Westhoff. The program is framed by cantata settings of the chorale Christ lag in Todesbanden, opening with Pachelbel’s setting and concluding with that of Johann Sebastian Bach. With soprano Jennifer Ellis Kampani, countertenor Andrew Rader, tenor Paul Elliott and bass Peter Becker; Rob Diggins and Jolianne von Einem, violin; David Wilson and Anthony Martin, viola; Warren Stewart, violoncello; John Dornenburg, violone; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord and organ..
8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
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“Klezmer Baroque” Members of the Sunset Baroque Ensemble, Adam Cockerham on theorbo; Noah Strick, violin; and Adaiha MacAdam Somer, cello; with the San Francisco Renaissance Dancers, directed by Jennifer Meller, perform traditional Renaissance and baroque dances to music by Jewish composers of the period. After intermission our dancers present traditional and contemporary Jewish dance set to the music of klezmer; a tradition of the Jews of Ashkenaz.
7:30PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco.
$20/$15
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/448630

Singers’ Retreat
Professor William Mahrt
Weekend workshop for singers, studying and performing works of Renaissance polyphony. Dr. William Mahrt will direct singers in Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Missa Jam Christus Astra Ascenderat
9AM Saturday through 5:30PM Sunday.
Braun Music Center
Stanford University, Palo Alto.
$110 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
www.renaissancesingersretreat.org, 510-848-5591, leemcr@gmail.com

Voices of Music repeats program of February 13.
Great Artists Series: “The Art of the Recorder.” Dutch recorder virtuosa Hanneke van Proosdij performs a selection of the signature works for the recorder with dazzling medieval istampittas, tuneful 16th and 17th century songs by, Byrd, van Eyck and Playford, exciting trio sonatas from the baroque by Vivaldi and Telemann, and the world premiere of a new composition by van Proosdij.
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco.
$40/$35
415-260-4687, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=6&p=1

Sunday, February 16

Magnificat repeats program of February 14.
“Bach’s Heritage—Pachelbel, Westhoff & the Bach Family” Magnificat will explore the music of Bach’s ancestors and will feature cantatas and instrumental music by Sebastian’s cousins Johann Christoph and Johann Michael Bach as well as Johann Pachelbel and Johann Paul Westhoff. The program is framed by cantata settings of the chorale Christ lag in Todesbanden, opening with Pachelbel’s setting and concluding with that of Johann Sebastian Bach. With soprano Jennifer Ellis Kampani, countertenor Andrew Rader, tenor Paul Elliott and bass Peter Becker; Rob Diggins and Jolianne von Einem, violin; David Wilson and Anthony Martin, viola; Warren Stewart, violoncello; John Dornenburg, violone; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord and organ..
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell, San Francisco.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

Mills College Music Department
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“Haydn!” Sara Ganz, soprano; Louise Carslake, early flute; Farley Pearce, Classical cello; and Belle Bulwinkle, fortepiano, perform music of Franz Joseph Haydn on period instruments, including solo songs, folksong arrangements, a solo keyboard fantasia, and chamber music for flute, cello and keyboard. A presentation of the Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music present Mills Music Now.
4PM
Littlefield Concert Hall
Mills College
5000 MacArthur, Oakland.
$15/$10
www.boxofficetickets.com

MusicSources
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Ilya Polataev, Yale music faculty member and 1st Prize winner of the Leipzig Bach Competition, performs J.S. Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier, Book II (complete), on harpsichord, chamber organ and fortepiano. This program will showcase instruments of the MusicSources collection, as well as illustrating how this repertoire was approached on a variety of keyboard instruments in Bach’s time and throughout history.
5PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$30/$25
510-528-1685 or www.musicsources.org

Singers’ Retreat, William Mahrt Director, performs Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Missa Jam Christus Astra Ascenderat.
4PM
Stanford University. Venue TBA

Voices of Music repeats program of February 13.
Great Artists Series: “The Art of the Recorder.” Dutch recorder virtuosa Hanneke van Proosdij performs a selection of the signature works for the recorder with dazzling medieval istampittas, tuneful 16th and 17th century songs by, Byrd, van Eyck and Playford, exciting trio sonatas from the baroque by Vivaldi and Telemann, and the world premiere of a new composition by van Proosdij.
7:30PM
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita), Berkeley.
$40/$35
415-260-4687, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=6&p=1

Monday, January 20

American Bach Soloists
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John Thiessen leads a master class in baroque trumpet.
7:30PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE
415-621-7900

Tuesday, January 21

Vinaccesi Ensemble
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“Friends of the French Court” 17th- and 18th-century music by Campra, Couperin, Rameau, Marais, and Louis XIII
12:30PM
Old St. Mary’s
660 California St., San Francisco.
$5
415-777-3211: http://noontimeconcerts.org/

Wednesday, January 22

Classical Revolution Oakland
The Town Quartet and members of Classical Revolution Oakland
perform Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K 364 Yuri Kye, violin Evan Buttemer, viola; Bach Coffee Cantata BWV 211 Kate Offer, Richard Mix, Seth Arnopole, singers Arvo Part “Fratres” Corey Mike, violin.
7-10PM
Awaken Cafe
429 Broadway @ Telegraph , Oakland
Admission is FREE
$5-20 donation requested
http://classicalrevolution.org/blog/2013/09/09/awaken-cafe-oakland/

Thursday, January 23

Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin, and David Breitman, fortepiano
Complete Beethoven violin and fortepiano sonatas series continues, featuring the Sonata in A Major, Opus 12, no. 2; Sonata in A Minor, Opus 23 Sonata in G Major, Opus 96
7:00PM
Schiro Program Room,MLK Library
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose.
Series tickets: $60, Individual tickets: $25.
Stroh@sjsu.edu or 408-808-2058: http://whub34.webhostinghub.com/~ameri350/events/violin_sonatas.html
Seating limited to 60.

Friday, January 24

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas director.
abs_j_thomas1“Bach’s Magnificat,” an all-Bach program including the always popular Magnificat, the cantatas Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten! and Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, and the Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor, with solo flutist Sandra Miller.
8PM
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
3 Bay View Ave., Belvedere.
$20–$64
415-621-7900; www.americanbach.org; info@americanbach.org,
http://americanbach.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=565652

Saturday, January 25

American Bach Soloists repeats program of January 24.
“Bach’s Magnificat,” an all-Bach program including the always popular Magnificat, the cantatas Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten! and Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, and the Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor, with solo flutist Sandra Miller.
8PM
First Congregational, Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
http://americanbach.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=565655

The English Concert, Harry Bicket, Conductor.
HandelsTheodora_EventPhotoGeorge Frideric Handel’s penultimate oratorio, Theodora. With soloists Dorothea Roschmann, soprano; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano; Neal Davies, bass-baritone; and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Julian Wachner, Director.
7:30PM
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park.
$40–$85
http://gmc.sonoma.edu/event/1557441-the-english-concert-handel-s-theodora, tickets@sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra, Frederic Palmer Director
image“Dutch Masters, Six Centuries of Music from The Netherlands and Early Flanders,” a workshop with Paul Leenhouts, open to recorder players from the intermediate to advanced level. Please bring a music stand and a lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
9:30AM–4:30PM
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park.
$55/$50  Advanced registration is encouraged as space is limited.
http://mpro-online.org/ or 650-941-3065

Sunday, January 26

American Bach Soloists repeats program of January 24.
“Bach’s Magnificat,” an all-Bach program including the always popular Magnificat, the cantatas Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten! and Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, and the Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor, with solo flutist Sandra Miller.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$20–$64
415-621-7900; www.americanbach.org; info@americanbach.org,
http://americanbach.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=565666

Monday, January 13

SFEMS John Prescott Lectures
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“Our Musical Shakespeare: Reveling in the Music of Henry Purcell,” a lecture series for adults, exploring the music of Henry Purcell. No previous musical experience necessary. Register for either the full course ($85/$80 SFEMS members) or for individual days ($20 each).
Day 1: “The restoration of the cathedrals: Purcell’s sacred music”
9:30AM–Noon
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street, Berkeley.
Registration form: www.sfems.org/prescott13.shtml.
Information: 510-843-2425, Suzannesiebert@gmail.com
The Prescott lectures support the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop, a children’s day camp

 Tuesday, January 14

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see January 13).
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Day 2: “From church to stage: Purcell’s theatrical and operatic vocal music”
9:30AM–Noon
St. Mary Magdalene Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$20
510-843-2425
Suzannesiebert@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 15

Barefoot Chamber Concerts Presents Agave Baroque
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“Friends of Ferdinand.” Agave Baroque (Aaron Westman, violin; Heather Vorwerck, viol; Kevin Cooper, guitar & theorbo; and Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord) perform music from the circle of the Holy Roman Emperor.
6.30PM
Petaluma Woman’s Club
518 B St., Petaluma.
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Tickets http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/525938; information BarefootChamberConcerts.com.

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see January 13).
Our Musical Shakespeare: Reveling in the Music of Henry Purcell,” a lecture series for adults, exploring the music of Henry Purcell. No previous musical experience necessary.
Day 3: “The splendor and intimacy of Purcell’s instrumental music”
9:30AM–Noon
St. Mary Magdalene Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$20
510-843-2425
Suzannesiebert@gmail.com

Thursday, January 16

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see January 13).
Our Musical Shakespeare: Reveling in the Music of Henry Purcell,” a lecture series for adults, exploring the music of Henry Purcell. No previous musical experience necessary.
Day 4: “From stage to chamber to tavern: the many moods of Purcell’s songs”
9:30AM–Noon
St. Mary Magdalene Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$20
510-843-2425
Suzannesiebert@gmail.com

Friday, January 17

Barefoot Chamber Concerts Presents Agave Baroque
“Friends of Ferdinand.” Agave Baroque (Aaron Westman, violin; Heather Vorwerck, viol; Kevin Cooper, guitar & theorbo; and Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord) perform music from the circle of the Holy Roman Emperor.
6PM
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/443975

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue
Our Musical Shakespeare: Reveling in the Music of Henry Purcell,” a lecture series for adults, exploring the music of Henry Purcell. No previous musical experience necessary.
Day 5: “Whatever happened to English baroque music? Purcell’s legacy”
9:30AM–Noon
St. Mary Magdalene Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$20
510-843-2425
Suzannesiebert@gmail.com

Saturday, January 18

Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin, and David Breitman, fortepiano
The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies and The American Beethoven Society present the complete violin and fortepiano sonatas on original instruments. This program features Sonata in D Major, Opus 12, no 1; Sonata in c minor, Opus 30, no. 2, Sonata in G Major, Opus 30, no. 3; and Sonata in F Major, Opus 24 (“Spring”)
2PM (Three-concert series continues January 19 and 24.)
Schiro Program Room,MLK Library
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose.
Series tickets: $60, Individual tickets: $25.
Stroh@sjsu.edu or 408-808-2058
Seating limited to 60.

Marin Baroque
ITALIAN LOVE DUETS. Elsa Nicol, soprano, and Nik Nackley, counter-tenor, perform Italian love duets by Alessandro Scarlatti and George Frideric Handel, accompanied by Farley Pearce, cello, and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord.
8PM
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
$25/$20/$5
415-497-6634, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/536561

San Francisco Chapter, ARS
2014 Chapter Workshop.
10AM–4:30PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
gr8asf@yahoo.com, http://arssanfrancisco.org/

Saturday Night at the Movies.
 Voices of Music Voices of Music will host an evening of wonderful music performed by The New Esterhazy Quartet, the Alchemy Trio and Voices of Music.  This performance will be recorded in high definition video. This will be an annual event where Voices of music invites other early music groups to join. In 2015 this event will include a concert as well as a film component showing highlights from this 2014 concert on the big screen.
8PM (followed by a wine and cheese reception)
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco
$10
415-260-4687; https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=vom

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly viol consort playing with guest coach Farley Pearce. Players of all levels welcome.
9AM–3PM
Hillside Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito.
Newcomers please email or phone ahead. dcantey@att.net, 831-420-1618

Sunday, January 19

Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin, and David Breitman, fortepiano
Complete Beethoven violin and fortepiano sonatas series continues, featuring the Sonata in A Major, Opus 30, no. 1; Sonata in E-flat Major, Opus 12, no. 3; Sonata in A Major, Opus 47 (“Kreutzer”).
2PM
Schiro Program Room,MLK Library
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose.
Series tickets: $60, Individual tickets: $25.
Stroh@sjsu.edu or 408-808-2058
Seating limited to 60.

Music by Bach and Son
Laudami Ensemble
Laudami Ensemble (David Ross on flute, violinist Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, and harpsichordist Michael Peterson) perform works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
3PM
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Ave., Berkeley.
$10–$20
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/529014, rubinsalz@gmail.com

John_Prescott02-1JOHN PRESCOTT received his M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from U. C. Berkeley. Prior to this, he received his B.A. magna cum laude in Music and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa from Carleton College (MN). He has been the recipient of a number of academic honors, including the British Marshall Scholarship for two years of study at St. John’s College in Cambridge, England. He also studied at Oxford University’s Worcester College. Dr. Prescott has written extensively on the music of Handel. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on John Stanley, the 18th‐century blind organist, conductor, violinist and impresario. Dr. Prescott has taught music courses at U.C. Berkeley and music theory at The Crowden School (Berkeley CA), and was the musicologist for the San Francisco Elderhostel Arts and Humanities Program. He teaches music history courses for the Osher Life Long Learning institutes at U.C. Berkeley and at San Francisco State University. He gives pre‐opera lectures for Berkeley West Edge Opera and the Livermore Valley Opera Company. He also gives pre‐concert lectures for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

Tuesday, January 7

Noontime Concerts
Pearce-Dornenburg-Tanaka-2013French Music Festival. Music of the late French Baroque by Marin Marais, Sainte Colombe, and Charles Dollé.
John Dornenburg, Farley Pearce, viola da gamba; Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord
Noon
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral
660 California Street
San Francisco CA 94108
$5 suggested donation
(415) 777-3211  http://noontimeconcerts.org/

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Jerry Schwartz. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided.
Refreshments.
6:45–9:30PM
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.
marschif@gmail.com or at 916-685-7684.

Wednesday, January 8

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

Musica Pacifica
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“Sweet Accents: In Praise of Harmony.” Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; and Charles Sherman, harpsichord; with guest tenor Aaron Sheehan, perform a varied program of virtuoso cantatas and instrumental chamber music by Handel, Rameau, Telemann, Bach, Couperin, and their contemporaries. Featured works include a Telemann Paris Quartet; a Rameau Pièce de Clavecin en Concert; Rameau’s cantata Orphée, and arias by Handel and Bach.
7:30PM
Trinity Chapel
Dana and Durant Sts., Berkeley.
$30/$25/$10
http://musicapacifica.brownpapertickets.com

Friday, January 10

Magnificat, Warren Stewart, Director
dresden-venice-1680-opt“Curiose et Moderne Invenzioni—Music of Monteverdi & Schütz”
Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals Armato il cor and Zefiro torna, motet Exulta filia Sion, and Salve Regina; Heinrich Schütz’s setting of the Song of Song text Anima mea liquefacta es and his motets Exultavit cor meum and Es steh Gott auf; toccatas by Alessandro Piccinini and Johann Jacob Froberger; and sonatas by Biagio Marini, Dario Castello, and Dresden court violinist Carlo Farina will be interwoven into this kaleidoscopic journey from Dresden to Venice and back. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; Rob Diggins & Jolianne von Einem, violins; Warren Stewart, violoncello; Michael Leopold, theorbo; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord & organ. More Detail >
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell, San Francisco.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

South Bay Recorder Society
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Monthly meeting, guest conductor Greta Haug-Hryciw.
New members and guests welcomed.
7:30–10PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh)
San Jose.
408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.com

Saturday, January 11

Live at Mission Blue
Clerestory
“Shakespeare and His Time.” Clerestory pays homage to this greatest of English wordsmiths in songs from the Renaissance through the modern day.
8PM
Pre-concert talk by Bruce Lamott at 7:30
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane.
20/$15 www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com

Magnificat repeats program of January 10.
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Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals Armato il cor and Zefiro torna, motet Exulta filia Sion, and Salve Regina; Heinrich Schütz’s setting of the Song of Song text Anima mea liquefacta es and his motets Exultavit cor meum and Es steh Gott auf; toccatas by Alessandro Piccinini and Johann Jacob Froberger; and sonatas by Biagio Marini, Dario Castello, and Dresden court violinist Carlo Farina will be interwoven into this kaleidoscopic journey from Dresden to Venice and back. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; Rob Diggins & Jolianne von Einem, violins; Warren Stewart, violoncello; Michael Leopold, theorbo; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord & organ. More Detail >
8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

Sunday, January 12

Tish Berlin, Shira Kammen, and Peter Maund
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“A Musical Smorgasbord,” a workshop for instrumentalists and singers on medieval, Renaissance, and traditional music. Music of Palestrina, Dowland, Holborne, medieval England, percussion and improvisation classes: for singers and instrumentalists.
1:30–8PM
Arlington Community Church
52 Arlington Ave., Kensington.
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net for registration form.

SFEMS and The Jazzschool
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“Dead or Alive? Improvisation in High Baroque Chamber Music.”
David Morris, viola da gamba and baroque cello; and Katherine Heater, harpsichord, perform music of Abel, Bach, Cirri, Marais, Telemann and others, in a program that challenges listeners to figure out where the composer’s notes leave off and the performer’s new ideas begin.
4:30PM
The Jazzschool
2087 Addison St., Berkeley.
$15/$12
http://jazzschool.org/event/david-morris-katherine-heater-presented-sf-early-music-society/

Magnificat repeats program of January 10.
dresden-venice-1680-opt“Curiose et Moderne Invenzioni—Music of Monteverdi & Schütz”
Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals Armato il cor and Zefiro torna, motet Exulta filia Sion, and Salve Regina; Heinrich Schütz’s setting of the Song of Song text Anima mea liquefacta es and his motets Exultavit cor meum and Es steh Gott auf; toccatas by Alessandro Piccinini and Johann Jacob Froberger; and sonatas by Biagio Marini, Dario Castello, and Dresden court violinist Carlo Farina will be interwoven into this kaleidoscopic journey from Dresden to Venice and back. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; Rob Diggins & Jolianne von Einem, violins; Warren Stewart, violoncello; Michael Leopold, theorbo; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord & organ. More Detail >
7PM
Le Petit Trianon
72 N. 5th St., San Jose
$42/$36/30; Seniors & FT Students $39/$33/$27
https://www.sjchambermusic.org/tickets.php

Friday, January 3

East Bay Chapter, ARS
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Monthly playing session, Joyce Johnson-Hamilton guest conductor.
New members and guests welcome.
2:30–5PM
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St., Berkeley.
www.eastbayrecorders.org, jjhtromba@sbcglobal.net,
510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

 The New Esterházy Quartet
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“Paris Symphonies.” Lisa Weiss & Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, violoncello, perform quartet arrangements of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 “La Reine,” W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 21 “Paris,” and Luigi Cherubini’s Quartet No. 2 in C.
8PM
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street (at Spruce), Berkeley.
Tickets for this Friday concert are $15, and sold only at the door.

 San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Katherine McKee, Assistant Music Director
SFRVFourth Annual Boar’s Head Festival and Mid-Winter Gala. A 650 year old celebration, with the music of Medieval and Renaissance England. This season’s festival features plenty of audience sing-a-long and after the concert you will enjoy a feast featuring wassail, king’s cake and traditional meat and vegetable pies. Any attire is appropriate, however period costumes are especially welcome!
7PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco.
$35/$30
www.sfrvoices.org; Buy Tickets >

 Saturday, January 4

New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of January 4.
Paris Symphonies.” Lisa Weiss & Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, violoncello, perform quartet arrangements of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 “La Reine,” W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 21 “Paris,” and Luigi Cherubini’s Quartet No. 2 in C.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.
$25/$20/$10
415-520-0611; www.newesterhazy.org.

 San Francisco Renaissance Voices repeats Boar’s Head and Mid-Winter Gala of January 4.
Fourth Annual Boar’s Head Festival and Mid-Winter Gala. A 650 year old celebration, with the music of Medieval and Renaissance England. This season’s festival features plenty of audience sing-a-long and after the concert you will enjoy a feast featuring wassail, king’s cake and traditional meat and vegetable pies. Any attire is appropriate, however period costumes are especially welcome!
3:30PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer, Palo Alto.
$35/$30
www.sfrvoices.org

Sunday, January 5

New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of January 4.
Paris Symphonies.” Lisa Weiss & Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, violoncello, perform quartet arrangements of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 “La Reine,” W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 21 “Paris,” and Luigi Cherubini’s Quartet No. 2 in C.
4PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street at Hamilton, Palo Alto.
$25/$20/$10
415-520-0611; www.newesterhazy.org.

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