APRIL, 2016


Friday, April 29, 2016

8:00  Thornton Baroque Sinfonia:  Songs and Masques—Consort Songs and Dances of Royal England.  Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert.  Alfred Newman Recital Hall, University of Southern California.  Free.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

8pm Ensemble Bizarria: Spurious! Music that may --or may not-- be by Handel, Bach, Corelli and more. Lindsey Strand-Polyak (baroque violin) Alexa Haynes-Pilon (baroque cello), Eric J. Wang (harpsichord).  Featuring both well-known and less well-known works that may--or may not--be composed by Handel, Bach, Corelli and Couperin, Ensemble Bizarria invites the audience to come listen, and try to spot an imposter.  Powell Library Rotunda - 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095.  Free.  More info at  www.ensemblebizarria.org, or strandpolyak@gmail.com



MAY, 2016


Sunday, May 1, 2016

2:30  Harpsichord Center Artist Series:  Fund Raiser and Silent Auction.  Gilbert Martinez, harpsichordist.  Tickets $80.  Contrapuntal Concert Hall, Brentwood.  Catered reception following the concert.  Reservations required.  Call 323-254-9611.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

1:00 pm.  Acoustic Caffine: Les Abeilles Charpentieres,  A new group of USC Early Music students and alumni who perform vocal and instrumental music from the French and Francophone Baroque. The groupÕs combination of two viola de gambas and tenor creates an entirely new way of experiencing this repertoire. Mainly focusing on composers like Charpentier, Bacilly, and ClŽrambault — and through involved research of style and performance practice techniques — Les Abeilles aims to bring the music of the Sun King to sunny Los Angeles. 601 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles (Figueroa at Wilshire).  Free


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

8:00 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: LA Phil Baroque Variations. Andreas Scholl and Anne Sofie von Otter join forces with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for a very special concert celebrating Nicholas McGeganÕs 30th anniversary as conductor and music director. The program includes arias and duets from Handel operas and oratorios, plus a newly-arranged work for the two celebrated singers by Minimalist master Arvo PŠrt. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tickets: $58 to $116. For tickets and more information, go to http://www.laphil.com/tickets/philharmonia-baroque-handel-part/2016-05-11?camefrom=EMCL_1070996_41303858.



Saturday, May 21, 2016

8:00 Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra:  Baroque Conversations 5.  Series finale.  Cello soloists Colin Carr, Thomas Demenga, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Giovanni Sollima.  Music by CPE Bach, Cello Concerto in A major; Boccherini, Cello Concerto in G major; Leo, Cello Concerto No 3 in D minor; Platti, Cello Concerto in D minor; Vivaldi,  Cello Concereto in C minor.  Bovard Auditorium, University of Southern California. Tickets start at $80.  Ticket sales start in early 2015 at the Piatigorsky Festival website. 


Sunday, May 22, 2016

4:00 Da Camera Society:  Musica Pacifica, Elizabeth Blumentstock violin.  J. S. BachÕs Brandenburg Concerto No 2,  Concerto for violin and Oboe, and additional concerti by Vivaldi.  Farmers and Merchants Bank, 401 South Main Street, Los Angeles.  Tickets $50, $45 depending on seating.  For further information, please contact The Da Camera Society at 213-477-2929 or go to DaCamera.org.


5:00 Tesserae Baroque Ensemble:  Stylus Fantasticus.  As the new instrumental styles of the early Italian Baroque crossed the Alps, German musicians and theorists gave this style of virtuosity, freedom in form and harmony, and eccentricity the name stylus phantasticus and adopted it.  It can be heard in works as late as those of J. S. Bach.  Tesserae will explore this style and feature a roster instruments including cornetto, violin, viola da gamba, cello, and the dulcian.  The last instrument, in stylus fantiscticus,  is liberated from existence as a bas consort instrument to become a fantastical instrument of the seventeenth century.  All Saints Episcopal Church, 504 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills.  General admission, $25; Seniors and SCEMS Members, $20; Students, $10; Children are free.


Saturday May 28, 2016

8:00 Da Camera Society:  Cindy Wu, violin and Orion Weiss, piano present a Mozart violin sonata cycle: Sonata in G, Sonata in A, and BeethovenÕs Kreutzer Sonata.  Doheny Mansion, Pompeian Room,  10 Chester Place, Los Angeles.  Tickets $85 and $65 depending on seating.  For further information, please contact The Da Camera Society at 213-477-2929 or go to DaCamera.org.  Catered reception following the performance.