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Monday, April 1

Bernhard Riemann Society
“The Possibility of Parallel Fifths” Bernhard Riemann Society of Berkeley (formerly Berkeley Non-Euclidean Society) in cooperation with Mills Music Department and UC Department of Mathematics, host a roundtable discussing the small, obscure yet fascinating body of speculative writings by Johann Joseph Fux (1660–1741) and others imagining a musical system wherein parallel fifths and octaves might serve as functional aspects of species counterpoint, and the relation of this theoretical “heresy” to the ideas of Italian mathematician Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri (1667–1733), an early modern pioneer of non-Euclidean geometry, with whom Fux corresponded.
Berkeley Non-Euclidean Society
Bernhard Riemann Hall, intersection of Ashby and University Aves.

 Tuesday, April 2

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Hanneke Van Proosdij. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments.
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.

 Friday, April 5

East Bay Chapter, ARS
 Tom Bickley
Monthly playing session, Tom Bickley guest conductor. New members and guests welcome.
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland., 510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

 Saturday, April 6

Live at Mission Blue
Les grâces, with guests Carla Moore, violin, and Rita Lilly, soprano, perform a program of Italian and Italophilic music Les Graces from the early 18th century, including works of Arcangelo Corelli, Agostino Steffani, George Handel and Charles Rosier. The program includes modern-day premieres of works by Alessandro Stradella and Giovanni Antonio Boretti.
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane.

Sunday, April 7

Cal Performances
Following his earlier Bach cycles for Cal Performances (the complete Well-Tempered Clavier and the six French Suites), Davitt Moroney returns with The Art of Fugue, a work with which he has been particularly associated for nearly 30 years. His first recording of the monumental piece won the Gramophone Award and was praised by the New York Times for its “vivid clarity” and “a sense of a voyage of the spirit.” One of Bach’s most passionate and profoundly moving compositions—and his last—the work contains 14 fugues of great textural and emotional variety. At Bach’s death, the last fugue in the cycle was left unfinished, but Moroney has completed this famous last piece and will perform it in Hertz Hall.
3PM Hertz Hall
UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley.

Exoticism in 18th Century France: Music of Couperin an Rameau” Harpsichordist Christophe Rousset performs major works by two of the greatest French Baroque keyboard composers, including musical impressions of Egyptians, Chinese, Incas, savages, and other archetypes. A gala benefit for MusicSources, including complimentary wine, refreshments, and full-length concert.  Don’t miss the exclusive Bay Area appearance of one of the greatest harpsichordists performing the repertoire that made him famous worldwide.
Wine and refreshments; 6PM concert.
Northbræ Community Church,
941 The Alameda, Berkeley.
510-528-1685 or