Wednesday, March 16

San Francisco Chapter, ARS

Monthly playing session, Greg Ingles guest conductor. New members and guests welcome.
7:30PM–9:30PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.)
San Francisco.
Non-members $10 fee applied to membership.
http://arssanfrancisco.org/

Thursday, March 17

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Faculty Artist Recital
Corey Jamason, harpsichord, Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba, featuring Elizabeth Blumenstock and Christine Brandes.

8PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
$20/15
415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

Friday, March 18

Barefoot Chamber Concerts

Agave Baroque
“Cold Genius: Music of Henry Purcell”

6PM
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley.
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Program lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Light refreshments will be available.
www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/133200 or www.BarefootChamberConcerts.com

Junior Bach Festival

58th Annual Junior Bach Festival begins.
Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 18–20 and March 25–27.
Eight concerts (all different) at several Berkeley venues feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
7:30PM
For information, visit www.juniorbach.org, email JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or phone 510-843-2224 (510-THE BACH).

Magnificat
Warren Stewart, Director

L’Amfiparnaso.
Orazio Vecchi’s madrigal play in the commedia dell’arte tradition blends pathos and buffoonery with exquisite melodies to satirize the foibles of the human condition. A staged production with the Dell’Arte Company.

8PM
St. Patrick’s Seminary
320 Middlefield Rd.
Menlo Park.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before performance
$35/$28/$12
800-595-4849 or www.magnificatbaroque.com.

Voices of Music

The Great Artist Series
Tanya Tomkins, Bach Cello Suites II

Cello virtuoso Tanya Tomkins returns to complete the cycle of the Bach Suites for solo baroque cello.
8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster
Palo Alto.
$30/$25
415-260-4687 www.voicesofmusic.org

Saturday, March 19

Junior Bach Festival continues.
2PM and 7:30PM concerts. See March 18 listing.

Magnificat repeats program of March 18.
8PM St.
Mark’s Episcopal Church
Ellsworth & Bancroft
Berkeley

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Todd Jolly, Director

“The Music of Joy.”
Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa Gaudeamus and other songs of joy from the Renaissance and baroque eras, including William Byrd’s Acendit Deum in Jubilatione and Psallite Domino; Orlando Gibbons’ Hosanna to the Son of David, settings of Jubilate Deo by Adriano Banchieri and Josquin des Prez, and of Alleluya by Thomas Tallis and Henry Purcell, as well as Purcell’s coronation anthem for James II, I was Glad.
7:30PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church,
1329 Seventh Avenue,
San Francisco.
$20/$15
www.SFRV .org or 415-664-2543×3

South Bay Recorder Society
Workshop with Rotem Gilbert.

“German Masters of the Early Seventeenth-Century and Italian Masters of Antiphonal Music.”
Works of Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Michael Altenburg, Johann Herman Schein, Hans Leo Hassler, Michael Prætorius, Gioseffe Guami, Ludovico Viadana, and Giovanni Picchi.
9:30AM–4PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh)
San Jose.
$40 whole day; $25 half day.
zilbrown@aol.com

Voices of Music repeats program of March 18.
8PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco.

Saturday–Sunday, March 19–20

Singers’ Retreat

Weekend workshop for singers, studying and performing works of Renaissance polyphony.
Dr. William Mahrt will direct singers in the Missa de Beata Virgine of Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1500–1553), along with motets of Morales and Spanish songs. Two day workshop includes mini-lectures, rehearsals, happy hour, snack bar, 3 catered meals, and Sunday afternoon performance.
9:30AM Saturday through 5:30PM Sunday.
San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo
$115 (accommodations & dinner optional).
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
510-848-5591, 510-231-2470, at leemcr@gmail.com or reprince@hotmail.com.

Sunday, March 20

BABO (Bay Area Baroque Orchestra)

Spring Concert
Music by Albinoni, Couperin, Muffat, Legrenzi, Vivaldi, Telemann

4PM
St. David of Wales Catholic Church
5641 Esmond St.
Richmond

FREE
510.559.4670

Calmus Ensemble Leipzig

The German vocal quintet in its San Francisco debut
J.S. Bach motet Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227, works of Schütz, Poulenc, and Brahms, plus traditional German folk songs.
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco.
$25
Information: www.calmus.de/en/ Tickets: DDBowesSF@gmail.com or 415-824-0458

Chattanooga Chamber Music

Katherine Roberts Perl, harpsichord
Performs music of 18th-c. French masters, including works of Marais, F. Couperin, Forqueray and Dulphy.
3PM
Home of Kathy Perl
152 Chattanooga St. (btw Dolores & Church)
San Francisco.
$20. Wine and cheese reception follows.
Space limited; please reserve in advance. 415-641-0940

Junior Bach Festival continues.
3PM concert. See March 18 listing.

Magnificat repeats program of March 18.
4PM
Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco

MusicSources

“Fandangos Españoles.”
Bertrand Cuiller, harpsichord, joined by Gilbert Martinez, harpsichord, and Danica Sena, castañuelas, perform music of Scarlatti, Soler, and Boccherini.
5PM
Northbræ Community Church,
941 The Alameda
Berkeley.
$20/$15
510-528-1685 or info@musicsources.org

Sounds New

The Music of Today
7:30PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Rd.
Kenisington
$20/15

San Francisco Renaissance Voices repeats program of March 19.
4PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street
Palo Alto.

Voices of Music repeats program of March 18.
7:30PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington
Albany

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