Monday, January 30

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Jeffrey Thomas leads a master class on G.F. Handel’s Agrippina.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco

Wednesday, February 1

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, February 3

Cal Performances
“The Polychoral Splendors of Renaissance Florence.”

Davitt Moroney directs a large ensemble featuring the combined forces of His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts and 5 Bay Area choirs in a performance of Alessandro Striggio’s Missa sopra Ecco sì Beato Giorno for 40 and 60 voices, and three other large-scale polyphonic works: an anonymous 40-voice canon, Unum cole deum, ne iures vanum per eum, Stefano Rossetto’s motet Consolamomi popule meus for 50 voices, and Striggio’s motet Ecce beatam lucem. Plus instrumental works of Rossetto and Marco Antonio Cavazzoni.
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant, Berkeley.

East Bay Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session, David Hogan Smith guest conductor.
New members and guests welcome.
Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd., Oakland., 510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

Saturday, February 4

 Cal Performances repeats program of February 3.
“The Polychoral Splendors of Renaissance Florence.”

First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant, Berkeley.

“Leaving Parnassus: The Legacy of the French Viol in the 18th Century.”

MusicSources’ new affiliate ensemble, Ostraka (Josh Lee, viola da gamba; David Walker, baroque guitar & theorbo; and John Lenti, theorbo) perform works of Boismortier, DeVisée, Forqueray, Hervelois, and Marais.
Most Holy Redeemer Church
100 Diamond, San Francisco.
510-528-1685 or,,

 New Esterházy Quartet
“The 7 Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross.”
 Haydn declared his orchestral meditations on the 7 Last Words to be one of his most successful compositions. The New Esterházy Quartet play Haydn’s own arrangement of this masterpiece, with brief homilies chosen and spoken by Alan Jones, former Dean of Grace Cathedral.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Stanford Viol Workshop, led by John Dornenburg. A one-day workshop consisting of repertory and technique classes followed by a large group session to end the day.
Braun Music Center (Music Department)
Stanford University, Palo Alto.

Sunday, February 5

Creative Arts Series
“Ávila, Musicians and Mystics of Sixteenth Century Spain.”

Amy White, soprano, and Dominic Schaner, lute and vihuela, perform vocal and instrumental works of Mudarra, Valderrábano, et al.
Resurrection Parish
303 Stony Point Road at Third Street (northwest corner), Santa Rosa.
Free off-street parking. $15 707-824-5611

 MusicSources repeats program of February 4.
St. Mary Magdalen Parish
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
510-528-1685 or,,

 New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of February 4.
“The 7 Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross.”

All Saints Church
555 Waverly St., Palo Alto.