Tuesday, November 6

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Greta Haug-Hryciw. 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, November 7

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

UC Berkeley Music Department Noon Concert
University Baroque Ensemble, Davitt Moroney Director, performs music of Bach, Telemann, Brade, and Rameau.
12PM
Hertz Hall
University of California, Berkeley.
Free 510-642-4864 concerts@berkeley.edu

 Thursday, November 8

 Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan conductor
“Beethoven’s Fourths.” Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60; 12 Contredanses for Orchestra, WoO 14; and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58, with Emanuel Ax, fortepiano, making his Philharmonia Baroque debut.
8PM
Center for Performing Arts
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$85
415-392-4400 or http://www.philharmonia.org/

Friday, November 9

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of November 8.
“Beethoven’s Fourths.” Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60; 12 Contredanses for Orchestra, WoO 14; and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58, with Emanuel Ax, fortepiano, making his Philharmonia Baroque debut.
8PM
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness & McAllister, San Francisco.
415-392-4400 or http://www.philharmonia.org/

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Fred Palmer. 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, November 10

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of November 8.
“Beethoven’s Fourths.” Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60; 12 Contredanses for Orchestra, WoO 14; and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58, with Emanuel Ax, fortepiano, making his Philharmonia Baroque debut.
8PM
First Congregational
Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
415-392-4400 or http://www.philharmonia.org/

 Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord
“A Musical Celebration of Election Season’s Finish.”
A musical reflection back on election season with a potpourri of repertoire from Byrd through Rameau. F. Couperin’s “La Misterieuse” offers a taste of musical flip-flopping! Frescobaldi’s “Capriccio sopra la Battaglia”, Byrd’s setting of Dowland’s “Pavana Lachrymae” (Flow My Tears), Rameau’s “La Triomphante” and F. Couperin’s “La Muse Victorieuse” considers our varied responses to this election cycle.
7:30PM
510 48th Ave., San Francisco 94121.
$20 for performance and reception following. Send check to Elaine Thornburgh at the performance address to reserve your seat(s). 415-387-6890

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly consort playing with guest coach Pat O’Scannell. Players of all levels welcome.
9:15AM–4PM
Zion Lutheran
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland.
Newcomers please phone ahead. 510-531-1471, mark_bach8@hotmail.com

Sunday, November 11

MusicSources
“Ingenious Jesting with Art: Music of Scarlatti and Haydn.”

Byron Schenkman, performs a dazzling recital of harpsichord music from the high baroque and early Classical period. This selection of works by Haydn and Scarlatti spotlights the playful, inventive, and sublime styles of these masters.
7PM
Northbræ Community Church
941 The Alameda, Berkeley.
$30/$25
510-528-1685 or info@musicsources.org

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of November 8.
“Beethoven’s Fourths.” Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60; 12 Contredanses for Orchestra, WoO 14; and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58, with Emanuel Ax, fortepiano, making his Philharmonia Baroque debut.
7:30PM
First Congregational
Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
415-392-4400 or http://www.philharmonia.org/

 Elaine Thornburgh repeats program of November 10.
“A Musical Celebration of Election Season’s Finish.”
3PM
510 48th Ave., San Francisco