Tuesday, February 1

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Glen Shannon.
Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments.
Music provided. Refreshments.
6:45–9:15 PM
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.

Friday, February 4

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

Magnificat, Warren Stewart, Director
“Donne Virtuose.” Arias, motets, and instrumental sonatas by Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, and Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.
Featuring soprano soloist Jennifer Ellis Kampani.
8 PM
St. Patrick’s Seminary
320 Middlefield Rd.
Menlo Park.
Preconcert lecture 45 minutes before performance
$35/$28/$12 800-595-4849 or www.magnificatbaroque.com

Sonoma Bach, Friends & Angels
Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, led by Elizabeth Blumenstock, and featuring countertenor Christopher Fritzsche performs music by J.C. Bach, Biber, Scheidt, Schmelzer, Tunder, and Weekmann, plus J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6.
8 PM Pre-concert lecture 7:15 PM.
Holy Family Episcopal Church
1500 E Cotati Ave,
Rohnert Park.
$15/$12/$8 www.sonomabach.org or 877-914-2224

Saturday, February 5

Magnificat repeats program of February 4
8 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Ellsworth & Bancroft, Berkeley

Sonoma Bach repeats program of February 4
1 PM
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
9000 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood

New Esterházy Quartet
“Pupils of Haydn II.”
NEQ continues its new series featuring selections from the quartets by students of Haydn, including Pleyel, Op. 1, No. 3 (1783) and Beethoven, Op. 135 (1826), as well as Haydn’s own Op. 50, No. 5 (1787).
4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.
$25/$20/$10 www.newesterhazy.org

Sunday, February 6

Magnificat repeats program of February 4.
4 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
1755 Clay St., San Francisco

“A Cask of Alban Wine: Greco-Latin Poetry from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.”
Tim Rayborn, voice, sistrum, drum, chelys, pandura, Anglo-Saxon lyre, Utrecht citole, and medieval harp, with Annette Bauer, recorders and drum, perform a candlelight concert of surviving works from ancient Greece and Rome, including Delphic hymns to Apollo, the ode “Ad phylliden” by Horace, the Hymn to Calliope, and early medieval pieces, including the Lament for the Death of Charlemagne.
7 PM
Parish Hall, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington St., Albany.
$20/$15 510-528-1685 www.musicsources.org, or www.timrayborn.com

New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of February 5.
4 PM
All Saints Church
555 Waverly St., Palo Alto