Monday, May 14

Artists’ Vocal Ensemble (AVE), Jonathan Dimmock, Artistic Director.
“Opus Ultimum,” the final works of three great composers: Heinrich Schütz’s Schwanengesang (setting of Psalm 119); Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro; and Herbert Howells’ Antiphon.
8PM
St. Ignatius Church
650 Parker St., San Francisco.
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/199330

Wednesday, May 16

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/

Friday–Sunday, May 18–20.

Marin Headlands Workshop
East Bay Recorder Society presents its annual workshop for recorders (intermediate to advanced levels) featuring instructors and coaches David Barnett, Frances Feldon, Greg Ingles, Shira Kammen, Peter Maund, David Morris, and Fred Palmer.
Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Point Bonita YMCA in the Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Recreation Area, Marin Co. Full and partial attendance possible. www.symbolicsolutions.com/ebrs/special.html

Saturday, May 19,

San Francisco Bach Choir, Corey Jamason, Artistic Director
“Music from Town & Tavern.: Works in the Popular Vein.” A variety of secular works by Bach, Telemann, and Schein from the rich Leipzig Collegium Musicum tradition. Also vibrant music from Purcell’s Fairy Queen, and exuberant choruses from Handel’s opera’s Alcina and Giulio Cesare. With Catherine Webster, soprano, and the SFBC Baroque Orchestra.
8PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
$28–$15
Advance 415-441-4942 or www.sfbach.org

San Francisco Performances
Steven Isserlis, cello, and Robert Levin, fortepiano, perform Beethoven works for cello and piano. Twelve Variations on a Theme from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, WoO, 45; Sonata in F, Op. 5, No. 1; Twelve Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,” Op. 66; Sonata in A, Op. 69; and Sonata in F for French Horn and Piano, Op. 17 (arranged for cello).
8PM
Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
$60/$50/$38/$25
415-392-2545; sfperformances.org

Seventh Avenue Performances
Chaucer Theatre: Chanticleer & the Fox: Nun’s Priest’s Tale. Performed in modern English, as an interactive musical tale for the entire family.
7:30PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Avenue (between Irving & Judah Streets), San Francisco.
$20 www.SevenPerforms.org

Sunday, May 20

San Francisco Bach Choir repeats program of May 19.
4PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
3PM Free, pre-concert lecture (Sunday performance only)

San Francisco Performances
Steven Isserlis, cello, and Robert Levin, fortepiano, perform Beethoven works for cello and piano. Seven Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen,” WoO46; Sonata in g, Op. 5, No. 2; Sonata in C, Op. 102, No. 1; and Sonata in D, Op. 102, No. 2.
7PM
Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.
$60/$50/$38/$25
415-392-2545; sfperformances.org

 Church of the Advent Third Sunday Series
John Chen, harpsichord; and Ely Karr, violin, perform works of J.S. Bach, Louis Couperin, and J.N.P. Royer.
4PM
Church of the Advent
261 Fell St., San Francisco.
Donation. Hosted reception follows.

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