Monday, March 26

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Baroque oboe master class with John Abberger.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music,
50 Oak St., San Francisco

Tuesday, March 27

Vinaccesi Ensemble
“Involto il tristo core”
 A program of Italian Baroque music at including pieces by Vinaccesi, Strozzi, d’India, Monteverdi, and more.
Old St. Marys Cathedral
660 California St., San Francisco
Tickets: $5
Information 415-777-3211, or

Wednesday, March 28

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, March 30

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas director.
“Double Concertos & Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.”
J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe & Violin in c, with oboist John Abberger and violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock; his Concerto for Two Violins in d, with soloists Andrew Fouts and Katherine Kyme; the Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C with Corey Jamason and Leon Schelhasethe; the Concerto for Three Violins in D with Blumenstock, Fouts, and Kyme; and Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Bay View Ave., Belvedere.

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
Faire Violls & Corey Carleton: “ByrdSong”
Faire Violls (Marie Dalby Szuts, Julie Jeffrey, Colin Shipman and Tobi Szuts, viols) and singer Corey Carleton perform “ByrdSong” a program of popular, chamber music for voice and viols by William Byrd, influential leader of the first generation of composers to write idiomatically for voice and viols.
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Program lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Light refreshments will be available.

Junior Bach Festival.
59th annual Junior Bach Festival includes nine concerts (all different) over two weekends featuring young people performing the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. (concluding weekend)
Berkeley Piano Club
2724 Haste St., Berkeley.
$15/$10/$5 or 510-843-2224 (510-THE BACH)

Saturday, March 31

American Bach Soloists repeats program of March 30.
“Double Concertos & Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.”

First Congregational Church
Dana & Durant, Berkeley

Junior Bach Festival continues (see March 30).
2PM & 7:30PM concerts.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Rd., Kensington.

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Gilded Lilies.”
Ariose Singers, Michael McGushin, director; with Vlada Moran, organ; and Sheila Willey, soprano, perform medieval, Renaissance and baroque choral masterworks in their pristine glory and as they were intriguingly recast into sensitive and sophisticated new works by later generations of composers, including Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Gounod.
Holy Cross Church
126 High St., Santa Cruz.

South Bay Recorder Society Workshop with Tish Berlin.
“From Minne to Max to Maute: German Music through the Centuries.”
Letitia Berlin explores love songs of 13th-c. Minnesingers, 15th-c. songbooks such as the Glogauer Liederbuch and the Schedelsches Liederbuch, the tenorlied of Ludwig Senfl and Heinrich Finck, fugues by J.S. Bach, a rewarding example of mid-20th-c. writing for recorders by the Austrian Hans Ulrich Staeps, and more recent work of Matthias Maute.
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh), San Jose.
$40 whole day; $25 half day.

Sunday, April 1

 American Bach Soloists repeats program of March 30.
“Double Concertos & Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.”

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco

Junior Bach Festival concludes (see March 30).
Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco.
This concert only. $17/$14 students Children under 12 free

“A Benefit for MusicSources.”

MusicSources Collegium presents virtuoso concerti by Johann Sebastian Bach and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, as well as wild gypsy music of Georg Phillip Telemann. Among the star soloists are Anthony Brazier, baroque flute and Judith Linsenburg, recorder. Maestro Gilbert Martinez leads a band of period instrument superstars. Included in the evening are complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre.
Northbræ Community Church
941 The Alameda, Berkeley.
510-528-1685 or