Tuesday, October 2

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Claudia Gantivar.
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

Wednesday, October 3

Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies Wednesday night lecture series.
“English Versus Viennese: Dueling Fortepianos.”
A close-up view of the Center’s instruments featuring Janine Johnson performing Beethoven’s “Pathetique” Sonata and a new video by Robert Brilliant.
San José State University
King Library, Schiro Room 550
150 E. San Fernando St.
Free but seating is limited.
7 PM
http://www.sjsu.edu/beethoven/

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
8–10PM
Music Room number 060
J.L. Stanford Middle School, 480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.org/mpro

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan conductor
Henry Purcell’s tragicomic semi-opera Dioclesian, in a concert performance. With soloists Helene Zindarsian, soprano; Clifton Massey & Jean-Paul Jones, countertenors; Jonathan Smucker & Brian Thorsett, tenors; Jeffrey Fields, baritone; John Bischoff, bass-baritone; 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, October 5

East Bay Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session. New members and guests welcome.
7:30–10PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland.
www.eastbayrecorders.org, 510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of October 3.
Henry Purcell’s tragicomic semi-opera Dioclesian, in a concert performance.
8PM
Herbst Theatre,
401 Van Ness & McAllister, San Francisco. 

Saturday, October 6

Les Violettes (Corey Carleton, soprano, David Wilson, violin, Colin Shipman, viola da gamba, and Violet Grgich, harpsichord) perform “Buxtehude: Bach’s Inspiration” a program of music by the man who inspired Bach.
Among the very brightest jewels of 17th century chamber music shine the works of Dieterich Buxtehude; little wonder that the young Johann Sebastian Bach said of Buxtehude, “He is the very model of a modern Lübeck organist” (or words to that effect), and went to great lengths to hear Buxtehude perform.  Buxtehude’s dramatic sonatas for violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord rethink the nature of a trio sonata, and his sacred cantatas for voice and instruments are emotionally moving and rhetorically powerful.
11:00am
Grgich Hills Estate
1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA
(707) 963-2784 info@grgich.com, http://www.grgich.com/events/

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of October 3.
Henry Purcell’s tragicomic semi-opera Dioclesian, in a concert performance.
8PM
First Congregational
Dana & Durant, Berkeley

Sunday, October 7

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of October 3.
Henry Purcell’s tragicomic semi-opera Dioclesian, in a concert performance.
7:30PM
First Congregational
Dana & Durant, Berkeley

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