Tuesday, February 7

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Glen Shannon. 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

Thursday, February 9

Musical Waves
Baroque Violin Sonatas of Bach, Schmelzer, LeClair, and Biber.

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin and Ilana Bar-David/Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord
7:30PM
510 48th Avenue
Reception to follow
Send $20 to Ilana Bar-David, 510-48th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 to reserve your seat. Seating is limited, parking ample. 415/387-6890

Sonoma Bach: Historical Dance Classes
Three beginning-level classes, the first of which will introduce an Italian Renaissance dance from Caroso’s 1581 Il ballarino. Other topics will include the minuet and a Playford dance. No need to be a dancer or musician. All are welcome, but space is limited and online registration is recommended.
6:30–8PM
Arlene Francis Center
99 W. 6th St., Santa Rosa.
$20
cheryl@sonomabach.org

Friday, February 10

SFEMS presents Harmonia Felice
Elizabeth Blumenstock and Katherine Kyme, violin; Amy Brodo and
William Skeen, violoncello & viola da gamba; Katherine Heater, harpsichord
“Le Virtuose Sublime: Music of the French Baroque.”

Sublime, spiritual, and sensual music for varied combinations of instruments, including gamba, cello, violin, and harpsichord as expressed in the works of Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Marin Marais, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and François Couperin.
8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Hanneke van Proosdij. New members and guests welcomed.
7:30–10PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh), San Jose.
408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.com

 Saturday, February 11

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas director.
Choral workshop on featured choruses from J.S. Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions.
9:30AM–4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
Free and open to the public, but pre-registration required. americanbach.org/workshop/index.html

 SFEMS repeats Harmonia Felice program of February 10.
Elizabeth Blumenstock and Katherine Kyme, violin; Amy Brodo and

William Skeen, violoncello & viola da gamba; Katherine Heater, harpsichord
“Le Virtuose Sublime: Music of the French Baroque.”

Sublime, spiritual, and sensual music for varied combinations of instruments, including gamba, cello, violin, and harpsichord as expressed in the works of Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Marin Marais, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and François Couperin.
7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College at Garber, Berkeley.
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Exotic Baroque.”
The opening event of this year’s Festival features familiar baroque works interpreted on unexpected instruments. Shoko Ikage’s California Koto Ensemble plays Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons; William Winant’s Bach on Bars marimba ensemble and Mesut Özgen’s Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra perform works of J.S. Bach.
7:30PM
UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall
UCSC Campus, Santa Cruz.
$23/$17/$6/$3 ($3 parking charge)
831-457-9693 or www.scbaroque.org

 Sonoma Bach
Soulmization—Climbing the Stairway to Heaven.”
The Monteverdi Consort performs spiritual music in which the solfège syllables-ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la-play a structural and often symbolic role. Including the Missa La sol fa re mi (Josquin Desprez); an Ut re mi fa sol la compilation mass, with movements by Burton, Brumel, Morales, Palestrina, Roussel; and a pair of Josquin motets.
8PM
Holy Family Episcopal Church
1500 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.
$10–18 877-914-BACH www.sonomabach.org

Sunday, February 12

SFEMS repeats Harmonia Felice program of February 10.
Elizabeth Blumenstock and Katherine Kyme, violin; Amy Brodo and
William Skeen, violoncello & viola da gamba; Katherine Heater, harpsichord
“Le Virtuose Sublime: Music of the French Baroque.”
Sublime, spiritual, and sensual music for varied combinations of instruments, including gamba, cello, violin, and harpsichord as expressed in the works of Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Marin Marais, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and François Couperin.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

Sonoma Bach repeats Monteverdi Consort performance of February 11.
4PM
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
16290 Arnold Drive, Sonoma.