Friday, April 1

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas director
“April Follies.” Brilliant secular treasures, including J.S. Bach’s “Coffee Cantata,” “Wedding Cantata,” and Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; G.P. Telemann’s Recorder Concerto in g (US premiere) and Cantata or Funeral Music for an Artistically Trained Canary. With soloists Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Joshua Copeland, baritone; Judith Linsenberg, recorder; and Johanna Novom, violin.
8PM
St. Stephen’s Church,
3 Bay View Ave.
Belvedere.
$18–$60
415-621-7900 www.americanbach.org

East Bay Chapter, ARS

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

Saturday, April 2

A Feast of Baroque Music
The Italian Connection –
SFEMS Baroque Workshop Fundraising Concert

From the birthplace of Baroque music in Italy to the furthest corners of Europe, Italian ideas, forms, and styles have shaped music throughout the Baroque period. 

Join Kati Kyme, Rita Lilly and William Skeen (three of Baroque Workshop’s brand new faculty) team with Frances Blaker, Kathleen Kraft and, guest performers, Christine Brandes and Phebe Craig, for an afternoon of gorgeous Baroque chamber music performed with grace and vigor!

3:00pm
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave (at the corner of Curtis)
Albany
Donations Accepted:   $25 and up.  www.sfems.org
The Grand Finale piece on the program will be a play along number – bring your (A=415) instruments (or your voice) and come play and sing along in a rousing rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus!

American Bach Soloists repeats program of April 1.
8PM
First Congregational Church
Dana & Durant
Berkeley.

Early Music at Las Positas College
“The Enticement of Italy”

Archetti Baroque Strings (Carla Moore, Cynthia Freivogel, David Wilson, Alicia Yang, violins: Anthony Martin, viola; Tanya Tomkins, cello; John Dornenburg, violone; and Davitt Moroney, harpsichord) perform Italian Concerti for multiple violins featuring concerti grossi by Corelli and Handel as well as concerti for four violins by Vivaldi and Torelli.

8PM (7:30 pre-concert talk)
Barbara Mertes Center for the Arts, Bldg. 4000
Las Positas College
3033 Collier Canyon Rd.
Livermore.
$15/$5
www.lpcearlymusic.org

Live at Mission Blue
Camerata Capistrano, directed by Dr. Lorna Peters CSU Sacramento

A concert of diverse baroque music.
8PM Pre-concert talk at 7:30
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane.
$20/$15
www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Three Centuries of Endangered Sounds.
Driftwood Consort (Renaissance flutes), Yueh Chou and Anna Marsh, baroque bassoons, and Amy Brodo, baryton, with cello and violin, explore the sonorities of high and low winds and strings from the Renaissance through Classical eras. Works of Morley, Dufay, Van Eyck, Haydn, et al.
7:30PM
UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall
UCSC Campus
Santa Cruz.
$23/$17/$6/$3
($3 parking charge) 831-457-9693 or www.scbaroque.org

Voices of Music presents: An Evening with the Stars

Our Evening with the Stars concert features the winners from our Young Artists program performing a concert with the baroque players of Voices of Music directed by David Tayler and Hanneke van Proosdij. the program will include arias from Handel as well as music by Strozzi and Purcell.

Tess Mattingly and Anne-Kathryn Olsen, soprano; Maria Caswell, Rachel Hurwitz, Maxine Nemerovski, Noah Strick, Sara Usher and Amy Wang, baroque violin; Ondine Young, baroque viola; Elisabeth Reed, baroque cello; Farley Pearce, violone; Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord and recorder; David Tayler, archlute.

8pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St. San Francisco
Admission is FREE please bring a gift of non-perishable food for the SF Food Bank
For more information www.voicesofmusic.org 415.260.4687

Piano Barocco
Tamara Loring: An Ongoing Saturday Class in Baroque Style For Pianists
Casual Group Lessons

April 2, 16, 30, & May 7
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Home of Megan Madden
825 Pomona Ave.
Albany, CA
Fees:  $38 per class or $135 for the complete series of four classes
Information: 415.669.9898  or tloring@svn.net

Sunday, April 3

American Bach Soloists repeats program of April 1.
7PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco.

Chattanooga Chamber Music
Letitia Berlin, recorders; Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord; and David Morris, cello, perform music of Bach, Corelli, Hotteterre, and Telemann.
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

MusicSources
Legendary harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock gives an exclusive performance, his first on the West Coast in many years, on a John Phillips instrument after Pascal Taskin.
7PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman at Milvia
Berkeley.
$15
510-528-1685 or info@musicsources.org
http://www.musicsources.org/2011-04-03-trevor-pinnock.html

San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music present Voices of Music at the Legion of Honor, Rodin Gallery (Gallery 10)
Music of Court and Countryside
Voices of Music
will take you on travels through Europe visiting 14th century France and Italy, and ending our musical journey in the 17th and 18th century British Isles. Inspired by the Legion’s new exhibition “Pulp Fashion” Voices of Music will perform farmers tunes focused on fashion and cloth making from 17th and 18th century Holland.

Voices of Music: Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder; Peter Maund, percussion; William Skeen, five string baroque cello; David Tayler, archlute and baroque guitar
12:00 PM
Legion Of Honor Museum
34th Avenue & Clement Lincoln Park
San Francisco CA
For more information: http://www.sffcm.org/?id=334
http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/legion/calendar/chamber-music-series-voices-music