Sunday, October 2

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.
3PM
Mission San Rafael
1104 5th Avenue, San Rafael
$20/$10
www.wavewomen.org, wavewomen@netzero.net, 510-233-1479

Tuesday, October 4

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Hanneke van Proosdij. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments.
6:45–9:15PM
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.
marschif@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 5

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
7:30–9:30PM
Music Room number 060
J.L. Stanford Middle School
480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.org/mpro

Friday, October 7

East Bay Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session, Tom Bickley 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, October 8

Briarbird
“Viols & Voices: Music of 17th-century Germany from Schütz to Buxtehude”
A magical combination of two sopranos, six viols, and continuo, performs music of both beloved masters and rare geniuses.
Kaneez Munjee & Mara McMillan, sopranos; Margaret Cohen, Mary Elliott, Hallie Pridham, Mary Prout, Jason Pyszkowski & Tobi Szuts, violas da gamba; Jeff Ridenour, violone; Lynn Robbie, organ; and Michael O’Rourke, archlute.
8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
$10/$15

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly consort playing with guest coach Elisabeth Reed. Special session for voices and viols. Singers invited. Players of all levels welcome.
9:15AM–4PM
Zion Lutheran
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland.
Newcomers please phone ahead. 510-531-1471, mark_bach8@hotmail.com

Sunday, October 9

Briarbird repeats program of October 8.
4PM
St. Mary Magdalen Parish
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.

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