Monday, April 9

 San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Baroque cello master class with Tanya Tomkins
7:30PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
Free 415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

Wednesday, April 11

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
7:30–9:30PM
Music Room number 060
J.L. Stanford Middle School, 480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.org/mpro

Thursday, April 12

Bearfoot Chamber Concerts
Ensemble Ursæ Majoris (Alex Opsahl, David Sego, Josh Lee and Gilbert Martinez) perform “Suonare e Passegiare,” extravagant music from 17th century Italy and Spain, featuring works of Castello, Falconieri, Rogioni, Merula, Uccelini and others. Virtuosic excess for violin, cornet, viol and keyboards, played with verve and elegance. A special Pizza Preview!
6:30PM
Hillside Swedenborgian Church,
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito.
$15/$12 18 and under free and welcome. Program lasts approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/230870
Pizza will be on sale at the concert, hot at 6.15 PM (concert at 6.30).

Friday, April 13

Bearfoot Chamber Concerts
Ensemble Ursæ Majoris (Alex Opsahl, David Sego, Josh Lee and Gilbert Martinez) perform “Suonare e Passegiare,” extravagant music from 17th century Italy and Spain, featuring works of Castello, Falconieri, Rogioni, Merula, Uccelini and others. Virtuosic excess for violin, cornet, viol and keyboards, played with verve and elegance.
6PM
St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
$15 at the door (students, seniors and SFEMS members $13) 18 and under admitted free $3 discount for online orders
www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/196714

Cal Performances
Quatuor Mosäiques
perform Haydn, Quartet in B flat, Op. 76, No 4 (Sunrise); Mendelssohn, Quartet No. 2 in a, Op. 13; and Schubert, Quartet in a, D. 804, Op 29 (Rosamunde).
8PM First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant, Berkeley
$48 510-642-9988, www.calperformances.org

SFEMS presents The Lost Mode
“That Which Colors the Mind.”

Annette Bauer, recorders, duduk, & sarode; Shira Kammen, vielle, harp, & violin d’amore; Peter Maund, percussion; and guest musician Derek Wright, oud, perform a variety of modal music, including medieval plainsong and early polyphony, traditional Balkan, Celtic and other European melodies, and the music of neighboring Mediterranean lands, including Turkish maquam as well as Sephardic and North African song.
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 Louise Carslake.
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, April 14

The Albany Consort
Usual and Unusual

Palo Alto native sisters Karen & Heather Bentley will return to their hometown to perform with the Albany Consort, a local Baroque ensemble led by husband and wife team harpsichordists Jonathan Salzedo and Marion Rubinstein. The program will feature the Usual: Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and Brandenburg Concerto # 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach; and the Unusual: Slip for Violin and Harpsichord by Alex Shapiro and Tango Eight for Two Violas by Jeremy Cohen.
3PM
Foothill Presbyterian Church
5301 McKee Road, San Jose.
Suggested donation $10 www.foothillpc.orgor http://www.albanyconsort.com/concerts/news.htm

Chalice Consort Early Music Mining Conference
A day-long program bringing together performers, scholars, and listeners of early music to hear and discuss newly-discovered and edited sacred music from the Renaissance and baroque eras. Attendees will select two pieces from those heard at the conference to be performed at a future concert by the Chalice Consort. Featured works include John Sheppard’s Reges Tharsis; an anonymous Alma Redemptoris Mater composed between ca.1513–1525), Magi veniunt ab Oriente by Jean Larchier (fl. 1543–1555); two reconstructed motets, In die tribulationis Da Pacem Domine, by Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder (ca. 1543–1588); and an Agnus Dei by Giovanni Francesco Anerio (ca. 1567–1630), all performed by the Chalice Consort.
10AM–6:30PM (doors open at 9:30AM)
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
3281 16th St., San Francisco.
$25/$20/$10 full day; $20/$25/$10 half day; $5 discount online purchases. www.eventbrite.com/event/2136390000, chaliceconsort@yahoo.com

Driftwood Consort (Sheila Willey, soprano; Amy Brodo, cello; Lars Johannesson and Alissa Roedig, flutes; and Jonathan Rhodes Lee, harpsichord) present “Bach’s Voices,” its inaugural concert, featuring works by J.S. Bach for small ensemble, including arias from the passions and Easter Oratorio, interspersed with instrumentals and secular works for Zimmermann’s coffee house.
7:30PM
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
2402 Cabrillo College Drive Soquel.
$20 www.driftwoodconsort.org.

 MusicSources
Dame Emma Kirkby with fortepianist Marcia Hadjamarkos perform works of Mozart, Haydn, Benda, et al. Exclusive Bay Area appearance.
8PM
St. Mary Magdalen Parish
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$40/$35 510-528-1685 or www.musicsources.org

 
New Esterházy Quartet

“Haydn & His Students IV.” By the time Beethoven wrote his Quartet in a, Op. 132, he had left his teacher Haydn and indeed some of his Viennese audience far behind to explore a new world of sound that only he, deaf for years, could have imagined. Also Haydn’s Op. 33, No. 1 in b and a quartet by Anton Wranitzky.
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.
$25/$20/$10 www.newesterhazy.org

 SFEMS presents The Lost Mode
“That Which Colors the Mind.”

Annette Bauer, recorders, duduk, & sarode; Shira Kammen, vielle, harp, & violin d’amore; Peter Maund, percussion; and guest musician Derek Wright, oud, perform a variety of modal music, including medieval plainsong and early polyphony, traditional Balkan, Celtic and other European melodies, and the music of neighboring Mediterranean lands, including Turkish maquam as well as Sephardic and North African song.
7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College at Garber, Berkeley.

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly consort playing with guest coaches Peter Hallifax & Julie Jeffrey. 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, April 15

Albany Consort repeats program of April 14.
4PM
St. Ann’s Chapel, 541 Melville Avenue Palo Alto.
$25/$15/$10
ticketderby.com/event/usual-and-unusua-id-7733

New Esterházy Quartet repeats program of April 14.
4PM
All Saints Church
555 Waverly St., Palo Alto.

SFEMS presents The Lost Mode
“That Which Colors the Mind.”

Annette Bauer, recorders, duduk, & sarode; Shira Kammen, vielle, harp, & violin d’amore; Peter Maund, percussion; and guest musician Derek Wright, oud, perform a variety of modal music, including medieval plainsong and early polyphony, traditional Balkan, Celtic and other European melodies, and the music of neighboring Mediterranean lands, including Turkish maquam as well as Sephardic and North African song.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.

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