Wednesday, March 23

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra

Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
8–10PM
Music Room number 060
J.L. Stanford Middle School
480 E. Meadow
Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.org/mpro

Thursday, March 24

Wieland Kuijken Masterclass

Belgian virtuoso Wieland Kuijken (b.1938) is the most important modern visionary for the revival of the viola da gamba as an exceptionally beautiful instrument with its own special sonority, technique, and musical style. He began to teach himself the viola da gamba from the age of 18, and through a careful consideration of the earliest treatises on the viol, he developed an approach to the instrument that would seduce an entire generation of young viol devotees during the 1970s and 80s, who have gone on to teach his methods to countless others. His most famous student is undoubtedly Jordi Savall, but fans of the early music repertoire would recognize a long list of accomplished American and international players who also consider Wieland Kuijken to be their major inspiration. Through the years, Mr. Kuijken has established an impressive international reputation through numerous concerts and recordings with his brothers Sigiswald (violin) and Barthold (flute), as well as with such luminaries as Gustav Leonhardt and Frans Bruggen.

7:30 pm
The home of Marie Collins
30 Sierra Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611

$15 for auditors

Friday, March 25

Junior Bach Festival continues.
7:30PM concert.
See March 18 listing.

SFEMS presents Wieland Kuijken and Friends
Wieland Kuijken and Lynn Tetenbaum, viols; Katherine Heater, harpsichord

L’art de la viole

Wieland Kuijken’s performances are legendary, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential pioneers in the modern revival of the viola da gamba and early cello. He is joined in this program by his former student, Bay area gambist Lynn Tetenbaum, in a program of virtuoso gamba duos from England, France and Germany including the iconic divisions in F and in G by Christopher Simpson, Fantasie Suites by Matthew Locke, haunting “Concerts” by Ste. Colombe, and the gallant Duetto in d by Christoph Schaffrath. The duo is joined by harpsichordist Katherine Heater in works for two gambas by Marin Marais and extracts from the great c minor suite of Antoine Forquera Jenkins, Simpson, Locke, Marais, Forqueray, and Schaffraith.

8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster
Palo Alto.

$28/$25
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

Saturday, March 26

Cal Performances

The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, Director
Music by Tomás Luis de Victoria and his predecessors, including works of Peñalosa, Escobar, Cáceres, Morales, and de Anchieta, as well as Victoria’s Salve regina and Vidi speciosam.

8PM
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant Sts.
Berkeley.
$52
510-642-9988, www.calperformances.org

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

SFEMS Medieval & Renaissance Collegium

Music from the Fringe of Europe. Workshop for viols, singers, recorders and other soft instruments (sackbuts, dulcians, flutes, lutes and harps are all welcome), directed by Tom Zajac. A foretaste of the unusual and eclectic fare planned for the June Med/Ren workshop: medieval songs and dances from Cyprus, Portugal and Southern France; Renaissance consort music from Denmark and Poland; Venetian canzonas, Spanish villancicos, Scottish ballads and more! Bring fame drums for pieces from Ottoman, Arab-Andalusian and Sephardic repertories.

9:30AM– 4PM.
Hillside Swedenborgian Community Church
1422 Navellier
Street, El Cerrito.
$50 all day; $30 half-day
Proceeds to Med/Ren scholarships.
Potluck or brown-bag lunch. |
Registration: Greta Haug-Hryciw;gr8asf@yahoo.com, http://sfems.org/medcolleg11.shtml.
Information: Tom Zajac, 617-323-0617, medrenworkshop@sfems.org.

San Francisco Bach Choir,
Corey Jamason, Director

J.S. Bach: SFBC Favorite Choruses.
A program of the choir’s favorite choruses from the cantatas, including “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” (BWV 12) and “Aus der Tiefe” (BWV 131), as well the motet Fürchte dich nicht (BWV 228). With the SFBC Baroque Orchestra.

8PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson
San Francisco.
$35/$30/$20
415-441-4942 or www.sfbach.org

SFEMS repeats Kuijken and Friends program of March 25.

7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College at Garber
Berkeley.

Sunday, March 27

Cal Performances
The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips, Director, performs Tomás Luis de Victoria’s sacred music, including his Requiem, Four Responsories for Tenebræ, and motets Quem vidistes pastores? Surrexit pastor bonus, and Nigra sum.
3PM
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant Sts.
Berkeley.
2PM Preperformancetalk by Davitt Moroney, UC Berkeley Dept. of Music.
$52 510-642-9988, www.calperformances.org

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

San Francisco Bach Choir repeats program of March 26.
4PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco. 3PM Free, pre-concert lecture (Sunday performance only)

SFEMS repeats Kuijken and Friends program of March 25.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices repeats program of March 19.
5PM
First Presbyterian Church of Alameda
2001 Santa Clara
Alameda