Wednesday, March 9

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra

Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
Music Room number 060
J.L. Stanford Middle School
480 E. Meadow
Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or

Thursday, March 10


“Concert at the Palazzo Ducale.”
Caterina Lichtenberg performs Vivaldi’s mandolin concerto and recently discovered sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti. Complimentary wine, antipasti and dolci will be offered.
A benefit for MusicSources.
Paul Dyer (conductor of the Grammophone Award Winning Australian Brandenburg Orchestra), Céline Ricci (coloratura soprano, superstar of Les Arts Florissants and Les Musiciens du Louvre)

Katherine Kyme, Anthony Martin, David Wilson, Lisa Grodin, David Bowes, Farley Pierce, Kristin Zoernig, JungHae Kim, Gilbert Martinez and other Baroque artists

The Gala Theme:
An elegant Musical Journey through the Grand Canal of Venice
Northbræ Community Church
941 The Alameda
510-528-1685 or

Friday, March 11

SFEMS presents Hallifax and Jeffrey
“The Months” and Other Fantasies by Simpson, Locke and Jenkins

Peter Hallifax & Julie Jeffrey viols, with guests Marie Dalby, treble viol and Gilbert Martinez, organ

This program offers a snapshot of English chamber music in the middle of the 17th century, when the virtuosic division viol tradition was at its peak and composers of chamber music were finding ways to fold this kind of music into the mix of rapidly exploding new harmonic and melodic ideas that eventually became Baroque music as we know it.

$28 (General)
$25 (SFEMS Members/Seniors)
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster
Palo Alto.
510-528-1725 or

Sonoma Bach
Robert Worth, Director

Chamber chorus Circa 1600 joins with the Monteverdi Consort and early-music vocal sextet to present an all-Spanish program, including motets by Cristóbal de Morales, ensaladas by Mateo Flecha el Viejo, and the 8-part Ave Maria of Francisco Guerrero.
8PM Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
35 Liberty St
or 877-914-2224

South Bay Recorder Society

Members’ Night. New members and guests welcomed.
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh)
San Jose.
408-358-0878 or

Saturday, March 12

Early Music at Las Positas College

“The Lure of London.”
Jay White, countertenor, and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord, perform arias by Purcell, Bononcini, and Handel with solo harpsichord music of Handel, Blow, Dieupart, and Bach.
8PM (7:30 pre-concert talk)
Barbara Mertes Center for the Arts, Bldg. 4000
Las Positas College
3033 Collier Canyon Rd.

Live at Mission Blue

Ron McKean plays a diverse program for early keyboards, including works of Scarlatti on a single manual South German harpsichord, Bach on a Ruckers style harpsichord, and Beethoven and Mozart on a Swedish Clavichord.
8PM Pre-concert talk at 7:30
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive

SFEMS repeats Hallifax and Jeffrey program of March 11.

St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College at Garber
510-528-1725 or

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival

“Rare Strings.”
John Schneiderman, baroque lute, 19th-c. Spanish and Russian guitars, performs music from Dresden, Moscow, Paris, and Vienna (1720–1850), including works of Weiss, Aleksandrov, Sychera, Giuliani, Coste, and Mertz.
UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall
UCSC Campus, Santa Cruz
$23/$17/$6/$3 ($3 parking charge)
831-457-9693 or

Sonoma Bach repeats program of March 11.

Holy Family Episcopal Church
1500 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park.

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter

Monthly consort playing with guest coach Bill Skeen. Players of all levels welcome.
Zion Lutheran
5201 Park Blvd.
Newcomers please phone ahead. 510-531-1471,

Janine Johnson, Solo Harpsichord

Hommage à Couperin
10:30 AM, and Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 PM.

1643 Derby St.
Berkeley (easy parking).
Suggested donation, $10.00.
Please RSVP by email.

Sunday, March 13

Junior Recorder Society East Bay Chapter meeting

Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd

SFEMS repeats Hallifax and Jeffrey program of March 11.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco.
510-528-1725 or

Janine Johnson, Solo Harpsichord Repeats program of March 12th.

2:00 PM.
1643 Derby St.
Berkeley (easy parking).

Bach:  Clavierübung III
The Large Chorale Preludes

Jonathan Dimmock, Organ
(Flentrop organ)

The audience is invited sing the chorales (German or English)
A tickle to the brain, a delight to the ear, a balm to the heart.

6:10PM (following Evensong)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Freewill Donation
Festive Reception follows