Wednesday, November 14

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

Thursday, November 15

Sonoma Bach
“A Musical Cornucopia”
Opening Gala and fundraiser. Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, led by Elizabeth Blumenstock, with Christopher Fritzsche, counter tenor, perform vocal and instrumental works by Henry Purcell and J.S. Bach, including the trio sonata from the Musical Offering.
7PM
Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa.
$125 includes delightful music with superb wines, delectable appetizers, and spectacular views. www.sonomabach.org

Friday, November 16

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
Carla Moore, violin; Janet See, flute; Katherine Heater, harpsichord, play sections from the “Paris” Quartets of Georg Philipp Telemann.
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/282746

Junior Bach Festival presents a workshop with Davitt Moroney
2–5PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Road, Kensington
$10/$5
Reservations juniorbachworkshop@gmail.com
Please include name, address, email, phone, and the number in your party.

 SFEMS presents Les Sirènes
Virtuosi Italiani—The florid style of Monteverdi and Handel
Kathryn Mueller & Kristen Watson, sopranos; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; and Cora Swenson, cello, perform arias and duets by two of the greatest composers of the flamboyant baroque style, including Handel’s “no, di voi non vo fidarmi” and selections from Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Also virutosic instrumental works by Geminiani and Frescobaldi
8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

Saturday, November 17

Marin Baroque, Daniel Canosa, Conductor
“Amor Sacro, Amor Profano—Music by Claudio Monteverdi,” The chamber orchestra and choir, with guest harpist Cheryl Ann Fulton, perform selections from Monteverdi’s sacred and secular works.
8PM 6:15PM Preconcert Lecture by Dr. Peter Janata,
“Memories, Music, and the Brain.”
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo.
brownpapertickets.com or 415-497-6634 or at the door. Advance purchase recommended.

SFEMS repeats Les Sirènes program of November 16.
Virtuosi Italiani—The florid style of Monteverdi and Handel
Kathryn Mueller & Kristen Watson, sopranos; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; and Cora Swenson, cello, perform arias and duets by two of the greatest composers of the flamboyant baroque style, including Handel’s “no, di voi non vo fidarmi” and selections from Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Also virutosic instrumental works by Geminiani and Frescobaldi
7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College at Garber, Berkeley.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org

Voices of Music
A celebration of Music and Art featuring the work of renowned Marin County artist Millicent Tomkins, with performances by Katherine Heater, Corey Jamason, Gilbert Martinez, Katherine Roberts Perl, and Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichords; and Tanya Tomkins, baroque cello.
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.
FREE Admission and reception to follow the concert. www.voicesofmusic.org

Sunday, November 18

SFEMS repeats Les Sirènes program of November 16.
Virtuosi Italiani—The florid style of Monteverdi and Handel
Kathryn Mueller & Kristen Watson, sopranos; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; and Cora Swenson, cello, perform arias and duets by two of the greatest composers of the flamboyant baroque style, including Handel’s “no, di voi non vo fidarmi” and selections from Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Also virutosic instrumental works by Geminiani and Frescobaldi
4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org