Monday, April 16

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Baroque Ensemble, Corey Jamason and Elizabeth Reed directors, performs chamber music for strings and winds.
8PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
Free 415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

Wednesday, April 18

San Francisco Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session. New members and guests welcome.
7:30PM–9:30PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
Non-members $10 fee applied to membership.
http://arssanfrancisco.org/

Thursday, April 19

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan conductor
George Frideric Handel, Alexander’s Feast, with soprano Dominique Labelle, tenor James Taylor, baritone Philip Cutlip, and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director.
8PM
Center for Performing Arts
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$85
415-392-4400 or www.cityboxoffice.com

Friday, April 20

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan conductor
George Frideric Handel, Alexander’s Feast, with soprano Dominique Labelle, tenor James Taylor, baritone Philip Cutlip, and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director.
8PM
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness & McAllister, San Francisco.

Saturday, April 21

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan conductor
George Frideric Handel, Alexander’s Feast, with soprano Dominique Labelle, tenor James Taylor, baritone Philip Cutlip, and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director.
8PM
First Congregational, Dana & Durant, Berkeley.

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Popular Baroque.”
Lux Musica and Jazz artists perform a cross-cultural and multi-generational romp from the wildly popular mid- to late-baroque tunes that took Europe and the colonies by storm to the recent use of baroque music and techniques in rock and jazz.
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

Sunday, April 22

The Chalice Consort, Davitt Moroney, Director
The Chalice Consort performs John Sheppard’s Reges Tharsis and the winning selection from the Early Music Mining Conference (see April 14).
3PM
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 South Market Street, San Jose.
Tickets TBA www.chaliceconsort.org

MusicSources
Making his US debut, harpsichordist Christiano Holtz performs rarely heard works of J.S. Bach, Handel, and Mattheson.
5PM
St. Alban’s Parish Hall,
1501 Washington Ave. Albany.
$30/$25 510-528-1685
www.musicsources.org

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan conductor
George Frideric Handel, Alexander’s Feast, with soprano Dominique Labelle, tenor James Taylor, baritone Philip Cutlip, and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director.
7:30PM
First Congregational
Dana & Durant, Berkeley

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Baroque Ensemble concert featuring winners of the Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition
2PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
Free (reservations required)
415-503-6275, www.sfcm.edu

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