MAY, 2016

 

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.

 

Sunday, May 29 2016

4:00 p.m. Harpsichord Music by Louis Couperin. Professor Robert Zappulla of Claremont Graduate University will perform a harpsichord recital of music by the French Baroque master, Louis Couperin, in the historic Church of the Angels, at 1100 Avenue 64 in Pasadena. Zappulla, a former pupil of the late, world-renowned harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt, will play on a fine replica of a 17th-century Flemish instrument by Edward Turner.  Concert is free.

 

 

JUNE, 2016

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

7:00  Pasadena Master Chorale:  BachÕs St. John Passion.  Jeffrey Bernstein, conductor.  The performances will be sung in the original German, with English supertitles to keep the audience involved in the drama. Soloists include soprano Hayden Eberhart, mezzo-soprano Michele Hemmings, and baritones David Castillo (Jesus) and Luc Kleiner (Pilate). Boston-based tenor Arthur Rishi, a longtime collaborator with Bernstein, will sing the role of the Evangelist, or narrator.  Rounding out Ōthe castÕ is pianist Michael Alfera, founder of the LA Choral Lab. Bernstein has chosen to present the work with piano accompaniment only to showcase the voices.  Performance will be at the Altadena Community Church located at 943 East Altadena Drive in Altadena, Seating in the Altadena Community Church is quite limited, and advance tickets are required. Tickets are available at no cost.  VIP tickets (including parking and a reception with the artists) are available as well. Donations after the concert are accepted. To reserve tickets, please visit  www.PasadenaMasterChorale.org.91001.   Repeats Sunday, June 12.

 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

7:00  Pasadena Master Chorale:  BachÕs St. John Passion.  Jeffrey Bernstein, conductor.  This performance repeats SaturdayÕs performance of St. John Passion.  Again, Seating at the Altadena Community Church is limited and advance tickets are required. Donations after the concert are accepted. To reserve tickets, please go to www.PasadenaMasterChorale.org.91001.

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

8:00 Jouyssance: FatherÕs Day  In honor of Father's Day, Jouyssance will present a concert dedicated to fathers and father figures of all types and traditions. From Josquin's monumental Pater noster, to madrigals and chansons, all things fatherly (even early sports!) will be considered.  St. BedeÕs Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles. $25 general admission, $20 seniors and SCEMS members.  $15 students. For further information please go to info@jouyssance.org or go to www.jouyssance.org. Repeats Sunday.

 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

4:00 Jouyssance:  FatherÕs Day.  In honor of Father's Day, Jouyssance will present a concert dedicated to fathers and father figures of all types and traditions. From Josquin's monumental Pater noster, to madrigals and chansons, all things fatherly (even early sports!) will be considered. Church of the Angels, 1100 Ave. 64, Pasadena.  $25 general admission, $20 seniors and SCEMS members.  $15 students. For further information please go to info@jouyssance.org or go to www.jouyssance.org.

4:00 Baroque Music Festival:  The Hanoverian Putsch.  Baroque concertos for horns, oboes, and strings including.S. BachÕs Brandenburg Concereto No 1 and other works by J. C. Bach and others.  Harpsichord soloist Ian Pritchard.  St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road at MacArthur, Newport Beach.  $40. 

4:00 Femmes de la Guerre:  Music by French Baroque Courtley Women.  Includes solo harpsichord works by Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre.  St. BedeÕs Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles.  Suggested donation $15.