Tuesday, January 7

Noontime Concerts
Pearce-Dornenburg-Tanaka-2013French Music Festival. Music of the late French Baroque by Marin Marais, Sainte Colombe, and Charles Dollé.
John Dornenburg, Farley Pearce, viola da gamba; Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord
Noon
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral
660 California Street
San Francisco CA 94108
$5 suggested donation
(415) 777-3211  http://noontimeconcerts.org/

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Jerry Schwartz. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided.
Refreshments.
6:45–9:30PM
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.
marschif@gmail.com or at 916-685-7684.

Wednesday, January 8

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.
7:30–9:30PM
Music Room number 060,
J.L. Stanford Middle School,
480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.org/mpro

Musica Pacifica
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“Sweet Accents: In Praise of Harmony.” Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; and Charles Sherman, harpsichord; with guest tenor Aaron Sheehan, perform a varied program of virtuoso cantatas and instrumental chamber music by Handel, Rameau, Telemann, Bach, Couperin, and their contemporaries. Featured works include a Telemann Paris Quartet; a Rameau Pièce de Clavecin en Concert; Rameau’s cantata Orphée, and arias by Handel and Bach.
7:30PM
Trinity Chapel
Dana and Durant Sts., Berkeley.
$30/$25/$10
http://musicapacifica.brownpapertickets.com

Friday, January 10

Magnificat, Warren Stewart, Director
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Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals Armato il cor and Zefiro torna, motet Exulta filia Sion, and Salve Regina; Heinrich Schütz’s setting of the Song of Song text Anima mea liquefacta es and his motets Exultavit cor meum and Es steh Gott auf; toccatas by Alessandro Piccinini and Johann Jacob Froberger; and sonatas by Biagio Marini, Dario Castello, and Dresden court violinist Carlo Farina will be interwoven into this kaleidoscopic journey from Dresden to Venice and back. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; Rob Diggins & Jolianne von Einem, violins; Warren Stewart, violoncello; Michael Leopold, theorbo; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord & organ. More Detail >
8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell, San Francisco.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

South Bay Recorder Society
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Monthly meeting, guest conductor Greta Haug-Hryciw.
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, January 11

Live at Mission Blue
Clerestory
“Shakespeare and His Time.” Clerestory pays homage to this greatest of English wordsmiths in songs from the Renaissance through the modern day.
8PM
Pre-concert talk by Bruce Lamott at 7:30
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane.
20/$15 www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com

Magnificat repeats program of January 10.
dresden-venice-1680-opt“Curiose et Moderne Invenzioni—Music of Monteverdi & Schütz”
Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals Armato il cor and Zefiro torna, motet Exulta filia Sion, and Salve Regina; Heinrich Schütz’s setting of the Song of Song text Anima mea liquefacta es and his motets Exultavit cor meum and Es steh Gott auf; toccatas by Alessandro Piccinini and Johann Jacob Froberger; and sonatas by Biagio Marini, Dario Castello, and Dresden court violinist Carlo Farina will be interwoven into this kaleidoscopic journey from Dresden to Venice and back. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; Rob Diggins & Jolianne von Einem, violins; Warren Stewart, violoncello; Michael Leopold, theorbo; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord & organ. More Detail >
8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

Sunday, January 12

Tish Berlin, Shira Kammen, and Peter Maund
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“A Musical Smorgasbord,” a workshop for instrumentalists and singers on medieval, Renaissance, and traditional music. Music of Palestrina, Dowland, Holborne, medieval England, percussion and improvisation classes: for singers and instrumentalists.
1:30–8PM
Arlington Community Church
52 Arlington Ave., Kensington.
tishberlin@sbcglobal.net for registration form.

SFEMS and The Jazzschool
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“Dead or Alive? Improvisation in High Baroque Chamber Music.”
David Morris, viola da gamba and baroque cello; and Katherine Heater, harpsichord, perform music of Abel, Bach, Cirri, Marais, Telemann and others, in a program that challenges listeners to figure out where the composer’s notes leave off and the performer’s new ideas begin.
4:30PM
The Jazzschool
2087 Addison St., Berkeley.
$15/$12
http://jazzschool.org/event/david-morris-katherine-heater-presented-sf-early-music-society/

Magnificat repeats program of January 10.
dresden-venice-1680-opt“Curiose et Moderne Invenzioni—Music of Monteverdi & Schütz”
Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals Armato il cor and Zefiro torna, motet Exulta filia Sion, and Salve Regina; Heinrich Schütz’s setting of the Song of Song text Anima mea liquefacta es and his motets Exultavit cor meum and Es steh Gott auf; toccatas by Alessandro Piccinini and Johann Jacob Froberger; and sonatas by Biagio Marini, Dario Castello, and Dresden court violinist Carlo Farina will be interwoven into this kaleidoscopic journey from Dresden to Venice and back. With Laura Heimes & Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos; Rob Diggins & Jolianne von Einem, violins; Warren Stewart, violoncello; Michael Leopold, theorbo; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord & organ. More Detail >
7PM
Le Petit Trianon
72 N. 5th St., San Jose
$42/$36/30; Seniors & FT Students $39/$33/$27
https://www.sjchambermusic.org/tickets.php