Wednesday, February 20

Live at Mission Blue
“A Miracle on Four Strings” a free lecture by Bruce Lamott on the Bach Cello Suites.
Brisbane Public Library
250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane.

 San Francisco Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session. New members and guests welcome.
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
Non-members $10 fee applied to membership.

Friday, February 22

California Bach Society, Paul Flight Artistic Director
CalBach-PaulFlight“Die Familie Bach” Hidden gems from the remarkable 250-year Bach lineage. Featuring J.S. Bach’s own beloved double-choir motet Fürchte dich nicht, chorale settings, simple hymns, and modest motets to dazzling 8-voice counterpoint and extended works.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.

Baroque Music from the Swedish Woods.” Dråm (Erik Ask-Upmark, harp, Swedish bagpipes, Härjedalspipa, vocals; Anna Rynefors: nyckelharpa, Swedish bagpipes, vocals; with guests Tim Rayborn and Shira Kammen) performs courtly European music mingled with rustic sounds of the Nordic Countries.
8PM concert, 7:30PM wine and refreshments.
Parish Hall, St. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany.
510-528-1685 or

Saturday, February 23

California Bach Society repeats program of February 22.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

Live at Mission Blue
Tanya Tomkins
Tanya Tomkins performs the complete Bach Cello Suites. Concert 1: Suites 1, 4, 5
Pre-concert interview at 7:30
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Katherine McKee, Assistant Music Director
SFRV_Unmasked_Cropped_779x600“Madrigali: Gesualdo & Monteverdi” With guest instrumentalists Adam Cockerham, lute, Phebe Craig, harpsichord, Cheryl Cain and Dan Stanley, violins
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco.

 Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Bach for Strings.” Works of the greatest master, performed on a balanced ensemble of period instruments. Galax Quartet (Elizabeth Blumenstock and David Wilson, violins; David Morris, cello, and Roy Whelden, viola da gamba) perform a program of Bach and company.
Holy Cross Church
126 High St., Santa Cruz.
831-457-9693 or

Sunday, February 24

California Bach Society repeats program of February 22.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.

Creative Arts Series
Doris Williams, soprano and lute, performs Renaissance European lute repertoire plus Celtic dance tunes and ballads, assisted by Claudia Liliana Gantivar, recorder.
Resurrection Parish
303 Stony Point Road at Third Street (northwest corner), Santa Rosa
$10 to $25

Liliian Gordis
Lillian Gordis, Harpsichord, performs music of the English virginalists, Bach, and Scarlatti.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany.
510-528-1685 or

San Francisco Renaissance Voices repeats program of February 23
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto