Monday, January 13

SFEMS John Prescott Lectures
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“Our Musical Shakespeare: Reveling in the Music of Henry Purcell,” a lecture series for adults, exploring the music of Henry Purcell. No previous musical experience necessary. Register for either the full course ($85/$80 SFEMS members) or for individual days ($20 each).
Day 1: “The restoration of the cathedrals: Purcell’s sacred music”
9:30AM–Noon
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street, Berkeley.
Registration form: www.sfems.org/prescott13.shtml.
Information: 510-843-2425, Suzannesiebert@gmail.com
The Prescott lectures support the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop, a children’s day camp

 Tuesday, January 14

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see January 13).
John_Prescott02-1Our Musical Shakespeare: Reveling in the Music of Henry Purcell,” a lecture series for adults, exploring the music of Henry Purcell. No previous musical experience necessary.
Day 2: “From church to stage: Purcell’s theatrical and operatic vocal music”
9:30AM–Noon
St. Mary Magdalene Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$20
510-843-2425
Suzannesiebert@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 15

Barefoot Chamber Concerts Presents Agave Baroque
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“Friends of Ferdinand.” Agave Baroque (Aaron Westman, violin; Heather Vorwerck, viol; Kevin Cooper, guitar & theorbo; and Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord) perform music from the circle of the Holy Roman Emperor.
6.30PM
Petaluma Woman’s Club
518 B St., Petaluma.
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Tickets http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/525938; information BarefootChamberConcerts.com.

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see January 13).
Our Musical Shakespeare: Reveling in the Music of Henry Purcell,” a lecture series for adults, exploring the music of Henry Purcell. No previous musical experience necessary.
Day 3: “The splendor and intimacy of Purcell’s instrumental music”
9:30AM–Noon
St. Mary Magdalene Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$20
510-843-2425
Suzannesiebert@gmail.com

Thursday, January 16

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see January 13).
Our Musical Shakespeare: Reveling in the Music of Henry Purcell,” a lecture series for adults, exploring the music of Henry Purcell. No previous musical experience necessary.
Day 4: “From stage to chamber to tavern: the many moods of Purcell’s songs”
9:30AM–Noon
St. Mary Magdalene Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$20
510-843-2425
Suzannesiebert@gmail.com

Friday, January 17

Barefoot Chamber Concerts Presents Agave Baroque
“Friends of Ferdinand.” Agave Baroque (Aaron Westman, violin; Heather Vorwerck, viol; Kevin Cooper, guitar & theorbo; and Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord) perform music from the circle of the Holy Roman Emperor.
6PM
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/443975

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue
Our Musical Shakespeare: Reveling in the Music of Henry Purcell,” a lecture series for adults, exploring the music of Henry Purcell. No previous musical experience necessary.
Day 5: “Whatever happened to English baroque music? Purcell’s legacy”
9:30AM–Noon
St. Mary Magdalene Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$20
510-843-2425
Suzannesiebert@gmail.com

Saturday, January 18

Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin, and David Breitman, fortepiano
The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies and The American Beethoven Society present the complete violin and fortepiano sonatas on original instruments. This program features Sonata in D Major, Opus 12, no 1; Sonata in c minor, Opus 30, no. 2, Sonata in G Major, Opus 30, no. 3; and Sonata in F Major, Opus 24 (“Spring”)
2PM (Three-concert series continues January 19 and 24.)
Schiro Program Room,MLK Library
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose.
Series tickets: $60, Individual tickets: $25.
Stroh@sjsu.edu or 408-808-2058
Seating limited to 60.

Marin Baroque
ITALIAN LOVE DUETS. Elsa Nicol, soprano, and Nik Nackley, counter-tenor, perform Italian love duets by Alessandro Scarlatti and George Frideric Handel, accompanied by Farley Pearce, cello, and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord.
8PM
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
$25/$20/$5
415-497-6634, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/536561

San Francisco Chapter, ARS
2014 Chapter Workshop.
10AM–4:30PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
gr8asf@yahoo.com, http://arssanfrancisco.org/

Saturday Night at the Movies.
 Voices of Music Voices of Music will host an evening of wonderful music performed by The New Esterhazy Quartet, the Alchemy Trio and Voices of Music.  This performance will be recorded in high definition video. This will be an annual event where Voices of music invites other early music groups to join. In 2015 this event will include a concert as well as a film component showing highlights from this 2014 concert on the big screen.
8PM (followed by a wine and cheese reception)
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco
$10
415-260-4687; https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=vom

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly viol consort playing with guest coach Farley Pearce. Players of all levels welcome.
9AM–3PM
Hillside Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito.
Newcomers please email or phone ahead. dcantey@att.net, 831-420-1618

Sunday, January 19

Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin, and David Breitman, fortepiano
Complete Beethoven violin and fortepiano sonatas series continues, featuring the Sonata in A Major, Opus 30, no. 1; Sonata in E-flat Major, Opus 12, no. 3; Sonata in A Major, Opus 47 (“Kreutzer”).
2PM
Schiro Program Room,MLK Library
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose.
Series tickets: $60, Individual tickets: $25.
Stroh@sjsu.edu or 408-808-2058
Seating limited to 60.

Music by Bach and Son
Laudami Ensemble
Laudami Ensemble (David Ross on flute, violinist Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, and harpsichordist Michael Peterson) perform works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
3PM
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Ave., Berkeley.
$10–$20
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/529014, rubinsalz@gmail.com