Monday, May 30

Sitka Trio and Axis of Medieval
Letitia Berlin and Frances Blaker, recorders/Shira Kammen and Michelle Levy, vielles, perform a concert of contemplative music from the 14th, 15th and 21st centuries.
Hillside Swedenborgian Community Church
1422 Navellier St
El Cerrito

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

Les Violettes repeat program of May 28.
“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
Grgich Hills Estate
1829 St. Helena Hwy.

Friday, June 3

East Bay Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session, Frances Blaker guest conductor. New members and guests welcome.
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd.

510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

Saturday, June 4

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra, Frederic Palmer, Director
Concert including the first movement from the Symphony No. 3 by William Boyce, two early 15th-century French songs and selections from the Suite in G Major by Henry Purcell.
Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverley St.
Palo Alto

Trinity Chamber Concerts
Joe Edelberg and Kati Kyme, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and Thalia Morre, cello perform works of Purcell and Schumann, plus Beethoven’s quartet Op. 132.
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana St
Berkeley (at Bancroft).
No one turned away for lack of funds. 510-549-3864 or

Saturday–Sunday, June 4–5

Shira Kammen and Tish Berlin
Medieval and Renaissance Workshop for instruments and voices, with. Repertory drawn from14th–16th century England, France and Germany.
Two day workshop.
Santa Cruz venue TBA.
For registration form or information, call or email 510-882-1169,; 510-705-1827,

Sunday, June 5

Sitka Trio and Axis of Medieval repeat program of May 30.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
20 University Ave.
Los Gatos.

WAVE (Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble), Cindy Beitmen, Director
The Mission Project.
A series of concerts to benefit the restoration of California’s historic missions, featuring music from Spain and colonial Latin America, including works of Morales, Victoria, Guerrero, Palestrina, Durón, Lopes Capillas, Franco, Padilla, Zéspedes, Araujo, et al. Guest instrumentalists include Joyce Johnson-Hamilton, cornetto & trumpet; Shirley Hunt, viola da gamba; Howard Kadis, lute & archlute; Mary Prout, viola da gamba; Aaron Westman, violin, viola.
St. Albert Priory Chapel
6172 Chabot Road
$20/$10,, 510-233-1479