Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

7:30 The Chamber Opera of USC (a student-run undergraduate opera company) presents scenes from Rameau's 1733 opera Hippolyte et Aricie (his first), with a libretto by Pellegrin based on Racine's tragedy Phaedra. Fully staged and featuring the Baroque instrumental ensemble La Monarca. United University Church, 817 W 34th Street (USC-Park Campus). To reserve space (recommended), please visit: http://handa.bpt.me/.  Free admission. Contributions gladly accepted.  Repeats Sunday

 

Friday, December 5, 2014

7:00  Claremont Concert Choir & The Claremont Chamber Choir:  Pinkham Christmas Cantata, Works by Garbrieli, Schutz, and others plus holiday favorites. Claremont United Church of Christ, Congregational. 233 Harrison Street, Claremont CA 91711.  Free event.

7:30 The combined choirs of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church present VivaldiÕs Gloria featuring soloists Crystal Sepulveda, soprano, and Hailey Johnson, contralto, joined by a small chamber ensemble including organ. St. Lawrence Martyr, 1900 Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Tickets are available at the Holy Trinity Parish Office, 310-548-6535 or at St. Lawrence Martyr via Rene Ayala, 310-316-0090.  For more info please contact dbarnes@holytrinitysp.org

8:00  USC-Thornton Baroque Sinfonia, Adam Gilbert, Director. And Fame Proclaims It: Music of the Iberian Baroque."  Music from Spain and Latin America, c. 1600-1750. Featuring works by Cabanilles, Ximˇnez, Padilla, Fernandes, Lazo Valero, and more.  Free event

 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

4:00 Cantori Domino: Holiday Concert.  Joyful music of the season will be performed at the St. Augustine-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1227 4th St., Santa Monica.  General admission $25, Seniors/Students $20

4:00 La Mer Consort.  The program will include selections from Byrd, Bach, Warlock and others. Instruments will include recorders, sackbut, flute, violin, krumhorn, and percussion along with dancers.  La Mer is a group of enthusiastic amateur musicians who perform, in costume, music of the Renaissance and Baroque on authentic instruments.  Trinity Lutheran Church, 1340 Eleventh Street, Manhattan Beach CA.  Admission free, donations appreciated.

5:30 The Chamber Opera of USC (a student-run undergraduate opera company) presents scenes from Rameau's 1733 opera Hippolyte et Aricie (his first), with a libretto by Pellegrin based on Racine's tragedy Phaedra. Fully staged and featuring the Baroque instrumental ensemble La Monarca. United University Church, 817 W 34th Street (USC-Park Campus). To reserve space (recommended), please visit: http://handa.bpt.me/.  Free admission. Contributions gladly accepted.  7:00 Los Angeles Master Chorale: 34th Messiah Sing Along. Grant Gershon, conductor, Holly Sedillos, soprano, Janelle DeStefano, mezzo soprano, Ben Cortez, tenor, David Castillo, baritone, Orchestra+ audience is the chorus.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012.  Tickets can be purchased online or by phone (213-972-7282).

 

7:30 pm Da Camera Chamber Music in Historic Sites presents: Tallis Scholars. Savor JosquinÕs monumental vision of heavenly bliss, the Missa Gaudeamus – ŅLet us rejoice!Ó – and a group of shorter works by William Byrd, including his heart-melting lament on the death of Thomas Tallis, ByrdÕs mentor and the ensembleÕs namesake. Voices will soar into the heavens in one of Southern CaliforniaÕs great acoustical wonders. St. Basil Catholic Church 3611 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90005. Tickets: $45 & $40. For more info & tickets call (213) 477-2929 or visit www.DaCamera.org.

8:00 (7:15 p.m. preview) Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay.  Frances Steiner, music director.  Mozart, Symphony no 14; Mozart, Horn Concerto No 4; Dvorak, Serenade. Norris Theater, corner of Crossfield Drive and Indian Peak Road, Palos Verdes.  For further information, call 310-544-0403 or go to www.palosverdes.com/chamberorchestra/

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

8:00  Les Abeilles Charpentieres:  "La racine de Jesse: Airs and Antiphons of the French Baroque".  A new group of USC Early Music students and alumni perform Advent antiphons, motets, and airs spirituels from the French Baroque at Pasadena Presbyterian's wonderfully intimate Freeman Chapel. Featuring music by Clˇrambault, Bacilly, and Charpentier. With Stacey Helley, Nathan Dougherty, Vicente Chavarria, Alexa Pilon, Claire Fedoruk, and Arthur Omura.  Freeman Chapel, Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena.  Donations accepted at the door.

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

7:30 Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra:  Baroque Conversation Series, Four Harpsichords.  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) highlights the beauty and majesty of the harpsichord with an unusual program featuring four harpsichords and chamber orchestra in the first of its Baroque Conversations series.  The repertoire includes Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for Four Violins, Op. 3, No. 10, from "L'Estro Armonico",
Albinoni, Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2, 
Corelli, Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto"
, and Bach, Concerto in A minor for Four Harpsichords, BWV 1065. The Baroque-size orchestra is comprised of LACO musicians and eight featured soloists, including LACO concertmaster Margaret Batjer; LACO principals Josefina Vergara, Sarah Thornblade, violins, Allan Vogel, oboe, and Patricia Mabee, harpsichord; LACO violinist Jacqueline Brand; and special guests Ian Pritchard and Gilbert Martinez, harpsichords.  This marks the first collaboration between LACO and the Valley Performing Arts Center.  The concert will occur at the Zipper Hall, the Colburn School,
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles. 
 It repeats on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Tickets (beginning at $56) are available online at laco.org, by calling LACO at 213 622 7001, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain.