Tuesday, March 6

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Robert Dawson. 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

Friday, March 9

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas MeGegan conductor
Felix Mendelssohn, The Fair Melusine, Op. 32; Johannes Brahms, Serenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16; and Robert Schumann, Concerto for Violoncello, Op. 129, Steven Isserlis, soloist.
8PM
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness & McAllister, San Francisco.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$85
415-392-4400 or www.cityboxoffice.com

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, March 10

Cal Performances
Ton Koopman & the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir perform J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor
8PM
Zellerbach Hall
UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley.
$30–$95 510-642-9988, www.calperformances.org

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of March 9.
8PM
First Congregational Church
Dana & Durant, Berkeley.

MusicSources
“The Blood Countess.”

Cançonièr (Annette Bauer, recorders, percussion, bells & voice; Tim Rayborn, hand drums, lute, ‘ud, tambur, tabor, & voice; Shira Kammen, vielle, harp & voice; and Phoebe Jevtovic, voice) perform music from the time of Hungarian countess Elizabeth Bathory (1560–1614), including works from the Habsburg Court, songs of Sebestyan Tinodi, Balkan folk music, songs of the Roma, traditional Ottoman music, and music of the Bathory Court (including Vecchi and Gabrieli).
7:30PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
20 University Ave, Los Gatos
$30/$25
510-528-1685 or info@musicsources.org, www.musicsources.org, www.canconier.com

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Baroque Ensemble performs G.F. Handel’s Agrippina (concert version).
7:30PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
FREE (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED) 415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Evolving Mandolins.”
Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichetnberg, mandolins explore the evolution of the mandolin from its Italian baroque roots through its diverse expressions in the dance and popular music of many nations today. Also on the program are J.S. Bach’s complete Inventions, plus sonatas by Bach and LeClair.
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

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly consort playing with guest coach Roy Whelden. Players of all levels welcome.
9:15AM–4PM
Hillside Swedenborgian Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito.
Newcomers please phone ahead. 510-531-1471, mark_bach8@hotmail.com

Sunday, March 11

MusicSources repeats Cançonièr concert program of March 10
4PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave., Albany.
$30/$25
510-528-1685 or info@musicsources.org, www.musicsources.org, www.canconier.com

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of March 9.
7:30PM
First Congregational Church
Dana & Durant, Berkeley.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music repeats performance of March 10.
2PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
FREE (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED) 415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

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