Monday, February 20

Elaine Thornburgh and Elizabeth Blumenstock:
“Passion and Fire.”
Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord, and Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin, perform baroque music by Schmelzer, Biber, Froberger, J.S. Bach, Telemann, Balbastre, and LeClair.
Memorial Church, Main Quad.
Stanford University, Palo Alto.

Wednesday, February 22

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

Thursday, February 23

Sonoma Bach: Historical Dance Classes continue. See February 9
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.
Arlene Francis Center
99 W. 6th St., Santa Rosa.

Friday, February 24

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas director.
J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
Soloists Wesley Rogers, tenor (Evangelista); Joshua Copeland, baritone (Christus); sopranos Clara Rottsolk & Anne-Kathryn Olsen; countertenor Jay Carter; alto Danielle Reutter-Harrah; tenors Derek Chester & Aaron Sheehan; baritones Mischa Bouvier baritone & Robert Stafford, and the American Bach Choir & Pacific Boychoir.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
3 Bay View Ave., Belvedere.

Saturday, February 25

American Bach Soloists repeats program of February 24.
J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
First Congregational Church
Dana & Durant, Berkeley.

 San Francisco Chapter, ARS
“Tales of the City—London, Rome, Venice, Paris and beyond!”

A workshop for recorder players directed by Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij exploring the cities of Europe with music from the Middle Ages to today.
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.)
San Francisco.

Singers’ Retreat
Weekend workshop for singers, studying and performing works of Renaissance polyphony. Dr. William Mahrt will direct singers in the Missa Aspice Domine by Cristóbal de Morales, plus related and contemporaneous works. Two day workshop includes mini-lectures, rehearsals, happy hour, snack bar, 3 catered meals, and Sunday afternoon performance.
Saturday through 5:30PM Sunday.
San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo
$115 (accommodations & dinner optional).
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 510-848-5591, 510-778-3253, or

Sunday, February 26

American Bach Soloists repeats program of February 24.
J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.

Singers’ Retreat
William Mahrt Director, performs Morales’ Missa Aspice Domine and other works.
San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo

Eugene Petrushansky, harpsichord
“A Lenten Harpsichord Recital”

Eugene Petrushansky plays a program of 17th-century keyboard music, including works of Peter Philips, d’Anglebert, Poglietti, and Froberger, on a harpsichord modeled on Italian instruments circa 1600.
St. Ann Chapel
541 Melville Ave, Palo Alto, CA.
$8 Children and students free.