Monday, May 23

Tri-Valley Collegium
Tri-Valley Medieval & Renaissance Collegium playing session for amateur musicians, Peter Maund, director.
7600 Dublin Blvd, suite 370
925-424-1209 or 925-984-4395

Wednesday, May 25

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

Friday, May 27

Foothill Presbyterian Church Early Music Series
Monteverdi Brass Quintet performs works of Palestrina, Schein, Isaac, and Victoria.
Foothill Presbyterian Church
5301 McKee Road
San Jose.

Saturday, May 28

Les Violettes
Les Violettes“Buxtehude: Bach’s Inspiration”
Among the very brightest jewels of 17th century chamber music shine the works of Dieterich Buxtehude; little wonder that the young Johann Sebastian Bach said of Buxtehude, “He is the very model of a modern Lübeck organist” (or words to that effect), and went to great lengths to hear Buxtehude perform.  Buxtehude’s sonatas for violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord rethink the nature of a trio sonata, and his sacred cantatas for voice and instruments are emotionally moving and rhetorically powerful.
Les Violettes:  Corey Carleton, soprano; David Wilson, violin; Colin Shipman, viola da gamba, and Violet Grgich, harpsichord
Ifshin Violins
6420 Fairmount Ave.
El Cerrito

Program repeats on Monday, May 30,
Grgich Hills Estate
1829 St. Helena Hwy.
Rutherford, CA.

Chora Nova, Paul Flight, Artistic Director
Paul FlightVivaldi Discovered!

Psalm settings from the Italian Baroque
On the program is a recently discovered Dixit Dominus by Antonio Vivaldi, a setting of Nisi Dominus by Baldassare Galuppi, and a setting of Confitebor tibi, Domine by Giovanni Pergolesi.
Soloists; Jennifer Paulino and Michele Byrd, sopranos, and Brian Thorsett, tenor.  We’ll also be joined by a very fine chamber orchestra of period instruments.
$20 General
$18 Senior
$10 Students
First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Sunday, May 29

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Music in the Gardens.”
An afternoon of music, fine food, locally-made wine and beer, hosted jointly by the Baroque Festival and the UCSC Arboretum. Music groups playing folk and world music from around the world will highlight the Arboretum’s collection of plants, complemented by guided tours of each area. A fundraiser to benefit the Baroque Festival and the Arboretum.
UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.
831-457-9693 or