Monday, March 11

Blumenstock/Thornburgh Duo
“Primarily Bach” Violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock and harpsichord Elaine Thornburgh perform Bach’s violin and harpsichord sonatas, as well as transcriptions of his music, and an innovative toccata and suite by his predecessor Matthias Weckmann, friend of Froberger.
8PM
Stanford Memorial Church
Stanford University, Palo Also.
$10/$5

Friday, March 15

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
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Cynthia Freivogel performs Telemann’s music for unaccompanied violin.
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/328805

 Junior Bach Festival.
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60th annual Junior Bach Festival begins.
Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 15–17 and March 22–24. Nine concerts (all different) at several Berkeley venues feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
7:30PM concert.
For venue and program information: 925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.

 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Rachel Podger, leader and violin
Rachel_Podger-crop_JSacks-213x300“The Italian Violin” Violinists Podger, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Katherine Kyme, Carla Moore are featured in Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6 No. 1; Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Violin in A, RV 348; from La cetra, Op. 9 No. 2; and Concerto for Two Violins in A, RV 519; from L’estro armonico, Op. 3 No. 5; Giovanni Mossi, Concerto for Four Violins in g, Op. 4 No. 12; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Concerto for Violin in B-flat; and Pietro Locatelli, Concerto for Four Violins in F, Op. 4, No. 12.
8PM Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness & McAllister, San Francisco.
Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
$25–$85
415-392-4400 or www.cityboxoffice.com

Sonoma Bach repeats program of March 9
4PM
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
16290 Arnold Dr., Sonoma.

 Saturday, March 16

Junior Bach Festival continues (see March 15).
Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 15–17 and March 22–24. Nine concerts (all different) at several Berkeley venues feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
2PM & 7:30PM concerts.
For venue and program information: 925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.

Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of March 15.
8PM
First Congregational Church
Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
$25–$85
415-392-4400 or www.cityboxoffice.com

San Francisco Bach Choir, Corey Jamason, Artistic Director
Johann Sebastian Bach, The Complete Motets, stunning masterworks for single and double choir: Singet dem Herrn, ein neues Lied, BWV 225; Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226; Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227; Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228; Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229; Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230
8PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
$35–$10 Advance
855-473-2224 or www.sfbach.org

 San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Baroque Dance Workshop with Philippa Waite. See March 9.
9AM–5:30PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco.
$100 full day/$55 half day (door) $85/$45 advance
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/321378, www.SFRV.org

 Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
“Music of Scotland.” The Baltimore Consort presents a magical journey through Scotland, including popular Native Aires, songs by A Courtly Poet, plenty of The Scotch Humour, culminating in a Crossing to the New World.
7:30PM
UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall
UCSC Campus, Santa Cruz.
$23/$17/$6/$3 ($3 parking charge)
831-457-9693 or www.scbaroque.org

Singers’ Retreat
mahrt_conductsThose who are good sight singers and have an affinity for medieval and Renaissance music will be happy for the opportunity to sing music from Masses – music which is not available to most of us. Professor Bill Mahrt (Stanford University) is one of the world authorities on this subject. For the Spring session he will give an overview of compositions for the Ordinary of the Mass from the eleventh to the seventeenth centuries. Music will include pieces from the Winchester Troper, the Tournai Mass, the Avignon Papacy, Dufay, Josquin, Morales, Lasso, Victoria and Monteverdi.
March 16-17, 2013
San Francisco Theological Seminary’ Alexander Hall.
$125 Registration Fee
9:00AM–Dinner
Overnight accommodations are available in the Conference Center ($60 for a single; $30 for a double.) Music can be requested in advance.
A donation  will be requested to help fund Healing Muses, a group which offers its healing music to residents in local hospitals.

Singers’ Retreat offers scholarships to young people ~ please call Lee McRae at 510 848 5591 for more information.

 South Bay Recorder Society
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“Bourées and Baguettes”: French Music for Recorders through the Ages,” a workshop directed by Frances Feldon, dedicated to the music of French composers and compositions inspired by French musical form and style, from the Middle Ages through the Romantic era. Composers and compositions will likely include medieval estampie, 15th century chansons, and selections by Machaut, Mouton, Charpentier, J.S. Bach, Fauré, Ravel, and Satie. Soft instruments, such as viols and harps, are welcome. Please bring instruments, music stand, and lunch. Hot and cold beverages and snacks provided.
9:00AM–4:30PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh), San Jose.
$45/$30 full- or half-day
650-223-7139 or http://sfems.org/sbrs.

 Sunday, March 17

Junior Bach Festival continues (see March 15).
Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 15–17 and March 22–24. Nine concerts (all different) at several Berkeley venues feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
3PM concert.
For venue and program information: 925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.

 Philharmonia Baroque repeats program of March 15.
7:30PM
First Congregational Church
Dana & Durant, Berkeley.
$25–$85
415-392-4400 or www.cityboxoffice.com

 San Francisco Bach Choir repeats program of March 16.
4PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
3PM
Free, pre-concert lecture (Sunday performance only)

San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
Vinaccesi Ensemble performs works for voice and continuo by Marais, Couperin, Rameau, Gluck, Handel, and the young Mozart: composers whose music was performed in Paris during the lifetimes of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, along with a melody by the Sun King’s father himself.
12PM
Rodin Gallery
Palace of the Legion of Honor
100 34th Ave. San Francisco.
Free after admission to the museum.