Saturday, April 4, 2015

2:00—5:00  Southern California Recorder Society (SCRS) Monthly Meeting:  St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd, West Loss Angeles.  Beginners to advanced players.  Refreshments at break.  All recorder players and lower strings welcome.  First session to see how you like it is complimentary.

4:00 Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble presents Concert Four of four programs Commemorating the 300th Birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788). SWAN SONG AND REMINISCENCES: Fantasia in A major for fortepiano, Wq. 58; Arias for soprano from the Oratorio, Die Israeliten in der Wüste, Wq. 238; Concerto D major for harpsichord, Wq. 43/2; Symphony in C major for strings Wq. 182/3; and Double Concerto in E-flat major for harpsichord and fortepiano, Wq. 47. Preethi de Silva, harpsichord and fortepiano soloist/director; Michael Deane Lamkin, guest conductor; Harriet Fraser, soprano; Patricia Mabee, harpsichord soloist; with a string ensemble, transverse flutes, and natural horns.Tickets (to be held at the door) are now available at www.congioia.org. General admission: $35; seniors, members of SCEMS, EMA, AMS, and Friends of Con Gioia: $25 students (with ID): $15. Tickets may also be reserved before March 31, by mailing checks to Con Gioia, 1020 Kent Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. 909.624.0638. Neighborhood Church, 301 North Orange Grove, Pasadena.

 

Friday, April 10, 2015

8:00  Los Angeles Philharmonic presents: Vivaldi & Handel

Acclaimed for her powerful and stylish interpretations of 17th- and 18th-century music, Emmanuelle Haēm leads a program of Baroque masterworks, including concertos from Vivaldi’s evergreen Four Seasons and highlights from one of Handel’s greatest operas. $20 Tickets can be purchased online http://www.laphil.com/tickets/vivaldi-amp-handel/2015-04-10, in person or via phone at 323-850-2000. Walt Disney Concert Hall111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

8:00  Los Angeles Philharmonic presents: Vivaldi & Handel

Acclaimed for her powerful and stylish interpretations of 17th- and 18th-century music, Emmanuelle Haēm leads a program of Baroque masterworks, including concertos from Vivaldi’s evergreen Four Seasons and highlights from one of Handel’s greatest operas. $20 Tickets can be purchased online http://www.laphil.com/tickets/vivaldi-amp-handel/2015-04-10, in person or via phone at 323-850-2000. Walt Disney Concert Hall111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

 

Sunday, April 12 , 2015

12:00 Noon  Los Angeles Philharmonic presents: Vivaldi & Handel.  Acclaimed for her powerful and stylish interpretations of 17th- and 18th-century music, Emmanuelle Haēm leads a program of Baroque masterworks, including concertos from Vivaldi’s evergreen Four Seasons and highlights from one of Handel’s greatest operas. $20 Tickets can be purchased online http://www.laphil.com/tickets/vivaldi-amp-handel/2015-04-10, in person or via phone at 323-850-2000. Walt Disney Concert Hall111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

2:00  Rolling Hills United Methodist Church:  Baroque Recital.  LACO Principal Flutist David Shostac & LACO Harpsichordist Patricia Mabee. Free admission – donations appreciated (100% for the artists!).  Rolling Hills United Methodist Church26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates CA

4:30 Long Beach Camerata Singers & Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra:  J. S. Bach’s Magnificat Tickets: $30 general, $40 preferred seating, $10 student tickets are available at the door with a valid student I.D.This exquisite concert also includes Bach’s triumphal “God is My King” Cantata, BWV 71 and his Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068.  Auditorium at Long Beach City College4901 Carson St., Long Beach (Corner of Clark and Harvey).  Free parking provided in Parking lots E and F

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Sweet Temperament Ensemble:  Music @ Rush Hour.  The Sweet Temperament Ensemble performs French Baroque works ranging from pastoral to the sacred, from provincial fields to the court of Versailles.  Simon Ramo Recital Hall, USC.

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

3:00 p.m.  Corelli Ensemble:  Hidden Gems of the Baroque.  Both commonly and uncommonly heard works from the Baroque Period.  Albicastro, Concerto Grosso in G Major; Telemann, Concerto for Viola in G major; Vivaldi, Concerto for Flute in G minor “La Notte; Van Wassenaer, Concerto Armonico No. 2 in Bb Major.  Free Event.  Ascension Lutheran Church, 17910 S. Prairie Ave., Torrance.  310-544-7745

4:00  Da Camera Il Barocco Series presents Bach Collegium, San Diego.  St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral provides a resonant and evocative setting for a rare performance of La Resurrezione, Georg Friedrich Handel’s Roman oratorio of 1708. Praised for its historically-informed performances, with “superbly timed pauses… [and] phrases like exhalations” (The New Yorker), Collegium’s twenty-one instrumentalists include many who have performed with major period-instrument orchestras. For this performance, the Bach Collegium will also be joined by some of the most talented young singers on the early music scene: Nell Snaidas, the multi-talented Alic Teyssier’s “expressive coloratura”, the “velvet legato” of Scott Mello, and Mischa Bouvier’s “soothing, cavernous baritone.  St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets: $40 & $35. For more info & tickets call (213) 477-2929 or visit www.DaCamera.org.

7:30  USC Collegium Workshop, Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert and Rachelle Fox.  Por Qué Llorax: Spanish and Ladino Songs of Love and Loss,  United University Church, USC.  817 West 34th St. Los Angeles, CA 90089.  Free.

4:00 p.m. Pasadena Pro Musica: J.S. Bach, Mass in b-minor.  Artistic Director Stephen Grimm leads the chorus, orchestra and vocal soloists Elizabeth Krestyn, Julia Metzler, and Nike St. Clair (tenor and bass soloists to be announced). Neighborhood Church, 301 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 91103.  Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  Advance reservations strongly suggested. For tickets and information please contact (626) 628-2144 or visit www.PasadenaProMusica.org

8:00  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Mozart Jupiter.  Joshua Weilerstein, conductor. Program includes  Joseph Hallman,  imagined landscapes, Saint-Saens  Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Mozart  Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter” Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA. For tickets, call 213-622-7001X1

 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

4:00 St. Thomas Concert Series: Sweetly Tempered.  A program of dazzling and colorful music of the Baroque period by the Sweet Temperament Ensemble.  Showcases authentic performances on instruments tuned in Baroque temperaments.  St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 7501 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.  Free admission, donations accepted at the door.  For further information, go to www.saintthomashollywood.org or call 323-876-2102.

4:00 p.m. Pasadena Pro Musica: J.S. Bach, Mass in b-minor.  Artistic Director Stephen Grimm leads the chorus, orchestra and vocal soloists Elizabeth Krestyn, Julia Metzler, and Nike St. Clair, Arnold Geis, tenor; (bass soloist to be announced). Neighborhood Church, 301 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 91103.  Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  Advance reservations strongly suggested. For tickets and information please contact (626) 628-2144 or visit www.PasadenaProMusica.org

8:00  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Mozart Jupiter.  Joshua Weilerstein, conductor. Program includes  Joseph Hallman,  imagined landscapes, Saint-Saens  Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Mozart  Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”. UCLA Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood, CA. For tickets, call 213-622-7001X1