Wednesday, January 18

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

San Francisco Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session. New members and guests welcome.
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
Non-members $10 fee applied to membership.

Thursday, January 19

Voices of Music
“The Art of the Baroque Violin.”
Voices of Music showcases violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock joined by William Skeen, viola da gamba; Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord, organ and recorder; and David Tayler, archlute, in a program of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, including violin sonatas and trio sonatas by Castello, Schmelzer, Biber and Leclair; Bach’s partita BWV 1002 for solo violin; plus lute works by Ferrabosco and solo gamba pieces by Marin Marais.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverly St., Palo Alto.

Friday, January 20

The Albany Consort
Winds and Strings concert

The Albany Consort welcomes oboist Sand Dalton from Washington.  Works will be performed by Muffatt, Geminani, J.S. Bach, Vivaldi and more!
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer, Palo Alto
Tickets $10 students, $15 senior, $25 general

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
“Tous les Mai-Tais du Monde”
Hallifax & Jeffrey, viols, serve up a cocktail of French music before Forqueray, including works of Marais, Couperin, Ste. Colombe, et al.
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
Program lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Light refreshments will be available. or

Voices of Music repeats program of January 19.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere.

Saturday, January 21

The Albany Consort repeats program of January 20
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Ave, Berkeley

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
“International Block Party,” a workshop with Glen Shannon, featuring works by Steve Marshall and Eileen Silcocks from England; J.S. Bach and Dietrich Schnabel from Germany; lesser-known but no less enjoyable composers such as Tim Walsh from Canada and Nicholas Wynne from England. Large recorders, bass viols and low double reeds especially welcome.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church,
330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park.
$40 full day, $25 half day.

Music at Stanford
John Dornenburg, viola da gamba and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord perform the Suite in c minor by Charles Dollé, Musette, Caprice ou Sonate, and Le Badinage by Marin Marais, and Sonata in e minor for unaccompanied viol by Johann Schenck.
Memorial Church
Stanford University, Palo Alto.

Voices of Music repeats program of January 19.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.

Sunday, January 22

The Albany Consort repeats program of January 20
Portola Valley House Concert
Tickets by RSVP only, email for reservation

Healing Muses
“Harp Music and Healing Stories”
An educational and fundraising event with a mini-concert, lecture/demonstration, used and new CDs for sale, raffle and silent auction.
Parish Hall, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington St., Albany.
$10 suggested donation; refreshments included.
510-843-2425 or

Voices of Music repeats program of January 19.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave., Albany.

 Doris Williams, soprano, Howard Kadis, lute, & Jonathan Harris, recorder
A concert of Renaissance vocal and instrumental music from Italian, English, German and French sources, including works of Dowland, Sandrin, Cipriano de Rore, Hofhaimer, et al.
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
2650 Sandhill Road, Menlo Park.
650-968-1100 or