Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:30 Los Angels Chamber Orchestra: Bach’s Violin Sonata No 3. Tereza Stanislav host & violin; Jeffrey Kahane harpsichord; Andrew Shulman cello; Patricia Mabee harpsichord. Marias, Sonnerie de Ste. GeneviŹve du Mont-de-Paris; Biber, 3 Rosary Sonatas; Bach, Violin Sonata No. 3 in E major. Pre-concert reception in the 5th floor lobby, beginning at 6:30 pm. Zipper Concert Hall, 200 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012 Tickets $58.
Thursday, April 13
7:30 All Saints’ Choir: MISSA MYSTICA ON MAUNDY THURSDAY. Orlando de Lassus, Missa “Bella Amfitrit’ altera”;
Craig Phillips, Peace is my last gift; Maurice Duruflé, Ubi caritas, Tantum ergo. FREE (freewill offering) All Saints’ Episcopal Church 504 N Camden Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 http://www.allsaintsbh.org/
Friday, April 14
12:10 All Saints’ Choir: GOOD FRIDAY. Craig Phillips, Passion According to St. John; Tomás Luis de Victoria, Reproaches. FREE (freewill offering) .All Saints’ Episcopal Church 504 N Camden Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 http://www.allsaintsbh.org/
4:15 Jessica Kwong, fortepiano: Lecture-Recital. Works by Beethoven. Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Theology, Spring 2017 series, CGU Concerts at CST. Kresge Chapel, Claremont School of Theology 1325 N College Ave., Claremont, CA (See http://www.cst.edu/about_claremont/directions.php)
(note: while outside the Early Music historical period, this period instrument (fortepiano) recital fits the historically-informed purview of SCEMS)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 Los Angeles Philharmonic: Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei; Bach, Mass in B minor. Hans-Christoph Rademann, conductor. One of the spiritual and dramatic summits of Baroque music–Bach’s setting of the Latin Mass – is performed here by specialists acclaimed internationally for their devotion and expertise. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Tickets available at www.laphil.com
Saturday, April 22, 2017
2:00 Musica Angelica: Brandenburg 5 and More! Led by Cynthia Roberts, the program features Vivaldi, Concerto Ripieno in C Major; Corelli, Concerto Grosso in D Major, Concerto for Violin in D Major (Il Grosso Mogul); Bach, Triple Concerto in A minor for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Zipper Hall, Colburn School of Music, 200 South Grand, Los Angeles, 90012. Tickets $50. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.musicaangelica.org or phone 562-276-0865
7:00 Musica Angelica: Brandenburg 5 and More! Led by Cynthia Roberts, the program features Vivaldi, Concerto Ripieno in C Major; Corelli, Concerto Grosso in D Major, Concerto for Violin in D Major (Il Grosso Mogul); Bach, Triple Concerto in A minor for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Art Theatre, 2025 East 4th St., Long Beach 90814. Tickets $15-$50. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.musicaangelica.org or phone 562-276-0865, (562) 252-5626
7:30 USC Collegium Workshop: 1517, Singing and Dancing Toward a Dangerous Year. Explores devotional music from before and after the Reformation. Includes works by Issac and music inspired by ideas in Johannes Reuchlin’s 1517 book, Art of the Kabbalah. Directed by Adam Gilbert, United University Church, USC. Free.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
3:00 Jouyssance: Fourth Annual Early Music Singalong: Madrigals, Chansons, and Lieder, Oh My! In what has become a beloved annual tradition, audience members become the choir as Artistic Director Nicole Baker leads the group in a selection of familiar madrigals, chansons and Lieder. We’ll provide the music, you provide your voice! St. Bede’ Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., West Los Angeles. Tickets: In order to ensure that you have_the proper score for this event, click here (http://www.jouyssance.org/2017-early-music-singalong-registration) to register by April 20, 2017! You will be given an option to print your own scores prior to the event ($20 admission to Singalong) or pick yours up at the door ($25 admission to the Singalong). Admission fees collected at the door (cash, check or charge).
Group rates available for groups of six or more. High school students attend free!
Monday, April 24, 2017 (see also April 26)
7:30pm Capella Artemisia presents Invincible: Songs of Virgins and Martyrs. Program features music composed by Italian nuns of the 17th century as well as works written by perhaps better known male composers during the Seicento and dedicated to the nuns of the Italian convents, peforming the Mount Chorus women's ensemble at MSMU.
Mary Chapel, Mount Saint Mary's University, Chalon Campus. FREE More information: email email@example.com
Cappella Artemisia, an internationally recognized female ensemble based in Italy, performs motets dedicated to great women of the Church, including Cristina of Bologna, Catherine of Alexandria, and Ursula with her 11,000 virgins, composed by and for 17th-century Italian nuns whose disembodied, angelic voices resounded from within the cloister. Cappella Artemisia is an ensemble of female singers and instrumentalists dedicated to performing the music from Italian convents in the 16th and 17th centuries, its repertoire includes both forgotten works composed by the nuns themselves, as well as music intended for performance in the convents by better-known male composers, but presented here for the first time as it would originally have been heard, i.e., without male voices. Since its inception in 1991, Cappella Artemisia has received critical and popular praise both for the rarity and originality of its repertoire and for the high quality of its performances. It has appeared at some of the most prestigious European and North American festivals of early music and its concerts and recordings have been broadcast on radios throughout Italy, Europe and North America. Dir. Candace Smith. Elena Biscuola, Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist,, Candace Smith, Silvia Vajente: voices; Annalisa Pappano: viola da gamba; Miranda Aureli: organ.
Wednesday, April 26, (see April 24 listing)
8:00 Invincible! 17th Century Nuns Sing of Virgins & Martyrs
Winifred Smith Hall, UC Irvine, Irvine CA FREE. (949) 824-2787
Friday, April 28, 2017
8:00 Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Strike the Viol, Touch the Lute. Directed by Adam Gilbert. Music of Restoration England: pleasant ditties, grand anthems, and dancing tunes, music from the bawdy to the sublime—in an engaging concert featuring viols, voices, and sundry instruments. The return of Charles II and the monarchy brought a resurgence of pomp, pageantry and the salacious to Restoration England, which is expressed in music by Jenkins, Locke, Lawes, Humfrey, and Purcell. Newman Recital Hall, USC. Free. (213) 740-6935
Sunday, April 30,
3:00 For Two Lutes: Virtuoso Duets from Italy and England
Paul O’Dette and Ronn McFarlane, lutes
A dream combination come true! The two pre-eminent lutenists of our time perform a program of virtuoso duets from Italy and England, in the intimacy of a welcoming chamber setting at Cuyamaca College. In music both improvised and explicitly composed, O’Dette and McFarlane will inspire each other and dazzle you with delightful and inventive pieces by such composers as Francesco da Milano and John Dowland. Come and revel in flourishes of fantasias and contrapuntos, pavans and galliards! Performing Arts Theater, Cuyamaca College900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, CA Tickets $18-$30 Call (619) 291-8246 or mail an Order Form at www.sdems.org
Sunday, May 7, 2017
3:00 Jouyssance : An Iberian Spring. Jouyssance hosts a cocktail party! Join Jouyssance for a cocktail party celebrating our current season and the recent release of our CD, Cantiga: An Early Music Journey through Iberia. We'll be gathering in an historic Pasadena home for Mediterranean appetizers, sangria, good company, and musical interludes featuring members of Jouyssance. $75 per person; Please RSVP by April 30 by visiting www.jouyssance.org/donate or by calling 213-533-9922. All proceeds go to support the programs of Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble and the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance. 2975 Lake Avenue, Pasadena
Friday May 12, 2017
8:00 pm - Terri Richter (Soprano), Wessex Consort and Friends present “Witches, Whores, and Virgin Martyrs: Women as portrayed in 17th c. Opera.” Concert features works by Caccini, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Falconieri, Mazzocchi, Strozzi, and more. In the mysogynistic society of the seventeenth century, women were portrayed on the opera stages as powerful, sexual, and eloquent, and even a little bit dangerous. Terri Richter, in this extravagant DMA recital, performs and presents a period instrument ensemble consisting of organ, lute, theorbo, baroque guitar, renaissance winds, violin, gamba, harpsichord, cornetto, and a few other auditory surprises! UCLA Powell Library Rotunda (across from Royce Hall) FREE. Parking: closest is Attendant-paid $10-$12 in Lot 5 off Sunset at Royce Dr; Self-parking ($6 for 2 hours) in Structure 4 off Sunset at Westwood Plz. and Structure 2 off Hilgard