Wednesday, October 17

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/

 San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Baroque Ensemble performs vocal music of Purcell.
8PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE 415-503-6275, http://www.sfcm.edu

Thursday, October 18

Shinkoskey Noon Concerts
Tanya Tomkins performs solo cello suites of J.S. Bach.
12PM
Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby
Mondavi Center, One Shields Ave., Davis.
FREE

Friday, October 19

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
“Music by French Decadents.”
Katherine Heater, harpsichord plays wildly extravagant music from the Bourbon Courts including pieces by Rameau, Duphly, Forqueray, and Royer (Le Vertigo).
6PM
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.
Tickets at the door or order online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/272399

 SFEMS presents Holloway, Gower & Mortensen
“Back to the Future—Music from 17th-century Italy and Germany.”
John Holloway, violin; Jane Gower, dulcian; and Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord, perform passionate sonatas, canzonas, and dances from the dawn of the Baroque, including works of Buchner, Castello, Froberger, Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, and de Selma.
8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28 510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

Saturday, October 20

SFEMS repeats Holloway, Gower & Mortensen program of October 19.
“Back to the Future—Music from 17th-century Italy and Germany.” John Holloway, violin; Jane Gower, dulcian; and Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord, perform passionate sonatas, canzonas, and dances from the dawn of the Baroque, including works of Buchner, Castello, Froberger, Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, and de Selma.
7:30PM
St. Mary Magdalen Parish Church,
2005 Berryman at Milvia, Berkeley (this Berkeley venue for the September and October concerts only).

Singers’ Retreat
Weekend workshop for singers, studying and performing works of Renaissance polyphony. Dr. William Mahrt will direct singers in motets of Josquin des Prez.
9AM
Saturday through 5:30PM Sunday.
San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo
$115 (accommodations & dinner optional). PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
510-848-5591, 510-231-2470, at leemcr@gmail.com or reprince@hotmail.com.

Sunday, October 21

SFEMS repeats Holloway, Gower & Mortensen program of October 19.
“Back to the Future—Music from 17th-century Italy and Germany.” John Holloway, violin; Jane Gower, dulcian; and Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord, perform passionate sonatas, canzonas, and dances from the dawn of the Baroque, including works of Buchner, Castello, Froberger, Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, and de Selma.
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.

 San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Don Scott Carpenter, Guest Conductor
Annual Office of the Dead concert featuring the Misa O Quam Gloriosum by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) plus other music by Trombetti, Byrd and Esquivel.
4PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
$25/$20 www.SFRV.org or 415-664-2543×3

 Singers’ Retreat, William Mahrt Director, performs works of Josquin des Prez.
San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo

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