Saturday, September 20, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  J. Paul Getty Museum presents: Family Festival celebrating Chivalry in the Middle Ages.  Of interest to early music fans are:  11:15 to Noon, and 2:30 to 3:15, Les Enfans Sans Abri—a Knight to Remember:  The Chivalrous Tale of Gillion de Trazegnies. and Noon-4:00 p.m., Music of the Middle Ages.  Members of the USC Collegium will perform festive songs and dances of the Middle Ages and Renaisance.  Greatest hits of the 14th to 16th centuries. 

7:30  Pasadena Master Chorale:  Taking Flight.   Works of Hildegard von Bingen, Josquin des Prez, Giovanni da Palestrina, Randall Thompson, Eric Whitacre, and Don MccLean, plus “Curiosity”—a work inspired by the Mars Rover by Reena Esmail.  Altadena Community Church, 943 East Altadena Drive, Altadena.  Free.  Voluntary contributions after the performance.

8:00 Musica Angelica:  Music of Baroque France.  Musica Angelica Baroque Chamber Players will bring the music of France vividly to life along with fascinating snippets of the experiences of audiences in the Baroque era. The program includes Franćois Couperin's masterful “Apothéose de Lully”, depicting the great composer's arrival at Parnassus with gorgeous, elegant music and witty narration. Also included is Leclair'sDeuxiéme Recreation de Musique”, an epic re-imagining of the classic French dance suite which includes one of the greatest chaconnes in the repertoire, as well as Marin Marais’ whimsical, obsessive “Sonnerie”.

 

The concert will be led by Juilliard professor and longtime Musica Angelica favorite oboist Gonzalo X. Ruiz. Joining him will be flutist Stephen Schultz, violinists Cynthia Roberts and Tatiana Daubek, harpsichordist Ian Pritchard, and Beiliang Zhu on viola da gamba.  Neighborhood Church Pasadena, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd.  For further information go to www.musicaangelica.org or call 310-458-4504

 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

3:00 Musica Angelica:  Music of Baroque France.  Musica Angelica Baroque Chamber Players will bring the music of France vividly to life along with fascinating snippets of the experiences of audiences in the Baroque era. The program includes Franćois Couperin's masterful “Apothéose de Lully”, depicting the great composer's arrival at Parnassus with gorgeous, elegant music and witty narration. Also included is Leclair'sDeuxiéme Recreation de Musique”, an epic re-imagining of the classic French dance suite which includes one of the greatest chaconnes in the repertoire, as well as Marin Marais’ whimsical, obsessive “Sonnerie”.

 The concert will be led by Juilliard professor and longtime Musica Angelica favorite oboist Gonzalo X. Ruiz. Joining him will be flutist Stephen Schultz, violinists Cynthia Roberts and Tatiana Daubek, harpsichordist Ian Pritchard, and Beiliang Zhu on viola da gamba.  1st. Presbyterian Church, 1220 E. 2nd St., Santa Monica.  For further information go to www.musicaangelica.org or call 310-458-4504

4:00  Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra (LARO).  Selections from LARO’s 10 years of concerts including Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Glinkak’s Russlan and Ludmila Overture, and works by Arcadelet, Ivess, Warlock, and others.  LARO’s 30 member ensemble will be playing many sizes of recorder ranging from the 9 inch Sopranino to the the 8 foot SubContraBass.  There will also be a play-along piece for those who wish to bring their own recorders and stands.  Refreshments afterwards.  St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista, CA. For further information go to www.larohome.org or call Tom Axworthy at 562-773-2265.  Concert is free.  Donations appreciated.

4:00  Pasadena Master Chorale:  Taking Flight.   Works of Hildegard von Bingen, Josquin des Prez, Giovanni da Palestrina, Randall Thompson, Eric Whitacre, and Don MccLean, plus “Curiosity”—a work inspired by the Mars Rover by Reena Esmail.  Altadena Community Church, 943 East Altadena Drive, Altadena.  Free.  Voluntary contributions after the performance.

7:00  St. John’s Lutheran Church: Bach Cantata Vespers Concert.  This concert will feature St. John’s 24-voice auditioned adult choir, Cathedral Singers, four soloists, an orchestra, and Charles Raasch at the organ.  The concert will be under the direction of Dr. William J. Heide, Minister of Worship and Music at St. John’s. This concert is the first in St. John’s 2014-2015 Concert Series.  Childcare is available for children under age 5.  Sanctuary, 185 S. Center Street, Orange CA 92866.  Free will offering.

 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

4:00  Tesserae Tiki Fund Raiser.  Tesserae will host a Tiki themed fundraiser at the home of Alan Smart and Michael Uhlenkott.  A Tesserae performance will be accompanied by Tiki drinks and Thai appetisers.  Tickets are $80 with all proceeds used for helping fund Tesserae’s concerts and outreach initiatives.  Please make a reservation by either going to tesseraemusic@gmail.com or calling Alexandra at 626-818-3163.

4:00  Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra (LARO).  Selections from LARO’s 10 years of concerts including Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Glinkak’s Russlan and Ludmila Overture, and works by Arcadelet, Ivess, Warlock, and others.  LARO’s 30 member ensemble will be playing many sizes of recorder ranging from the 9 inch Sopranino to the the 8 foot SubContraBass.  There will also be a play-along piece for those who wish to bring their own recorders and stands.  Refreshments afterwards.  St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1231 East Chapman Ave., Fullerton. For further information go to www.larohome.org or call Tom Axworthy at 562-773-2265.  Concert is free.  Donations appreciated.