NOVEMBER, 2016

 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

6:00 Ciaramella:  Music of the German Renaissance.    Adam and Rotem Gilbert directors.  Ciaramella performs music of the German Renaissance—works from the Glogauer Liederbuch and Neusidler collections, and by composers Senfl and Isaac, in celebration of the exhibition Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach.  Intoxicating dance melodies are presented from musicians who lived from the 1500s into the Baroque era. Ground bass patterns underlie all of this music; sometimes one can hear it clearly and sometimes the ground bass line is veiled within the polyphony. Ciaramella performs on shawms, recorders, bagpipes, sackbuts, plucked-string instruments, and percussion, improvising florid polyphony in the manner of the Burgundian alta capella ensembles that piped across Renaissance Europe.  Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA), Bing Theater.  5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles.

Chapel, USC.

 

DECEMBER, 2016

 

Friday, December 2, 2016

8:00  Thornton Baroque Sinfonia:  Music of Hieronymus and Michael Praetorius, directed by Rotem Gilbert.  Featuring German sacred music by Hieronymus Praetorius and rousing dances from Michael Praetorius’s Terpsichore.  Newman Recital Hall, USC, Free.

 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

2:00 Los Angeles Master Chorale:  Festival of Carols.  Carols and songs of the season sung to perfection by the Master Chorale. Festival of Carols has something for everyone – traditional favorites, new arrangements and undiscovered gems.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles.  Purchase tickets by phone at 213-972-7282 or in person at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office. 

 

Sunday, December 4, 2016. 

3:00 Pacific Symphony/Pacific Chorale:  Handel, Messiah.  George Hanson, conductor.  A beloved holiday tradition, Handel’s celebrated oratorio—with its blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and spectacular “Hallelujah!” chorus—provides a moment during the busy season to experience reflection, renewal and joy.  Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.  Tickets start at $25. 

4:30  Long Beach Camerata Singers:  Handel Messiah. A chamber version of Handels magnificent Messiah featuring professional soloists and Baroque instrumentation. An annual tradition for many years, reviewers have referred to past performances as thrilling, describing the sound as lovely, well balanced and colorful. $50 Preferred, $40 General Admission, $10 student tickets at the door with Student I.D.  A $3 service fee will be added to your final ticket purchase, Beverly O’Neill/Center Theater, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach  Tickets $40 with $3.00 service fee. For further information and tickets, go to www.longbeachcameratasingers.org.

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

4:15  Claremont Graduate University:  Faculty Concert.  Works by Frescobaldi & Others.  Roberf Zapulla, harpsichord.   Claremont School of Theology, Kresge Chapel,  1325 North College Ave., Claremont. Free.  For further information, call 909-607-3289, Debbie Flores Molina.

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

8:00 Los Angeles Master Chorale:  Festival of Carols.  Carols and songs of the season sung to perfection by the Master Chorale. Festival of Carols has something for everyone – traditional favorites, new arrangements and undiscovered gems.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles.  Purchase tickets by phone at 213-972-7282 or in person at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office. 

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

7:30  Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra:  A Baroque Holiday. Works by three composing titans of the Baroque era will be presented in the glorious sanctuary of All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara. The program will include:  Purcell, Chaconne in G minor; Vivaldi, Concerto Grosso in G minor, Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in F minor (L’inverno, (“Winter”); Vivaldi,  Concerto for two violins in A minor; and Corelli, Concerto Grosso in G minor (Christmas Concerto). All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara.  Tickets $60. 

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

7:00 Los Angeles Philharmonic, La Chapelle de Quebec chorus:  Handel, Messiah. Bernard Labadie, conductor.   Handel’s universally beloved musical epic on the life and mission of Jesus Christ will permeate your heart and soul. Making it even more special is the unanimity, purity, and stylish perfection of the choral sound from the ensemble that was founded by Baroque expert Labadie.  Tickets, $59 to $190.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles.    For further information, call 323-850-2000 or go to www.laphil.com.  Pre concert talk at 7:00 p.m.  Repeats on Saturday

 

Friday, December 16, 2016

8:00  Da Camera—Aulos Ensemble:  A Baroque Christmas.  Seasonal music by Vivaldi, Bach, Scarlatti, and traditional carols.  Authentic Baroque music at its best.  Doheny Mansion, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles.  For further information, call 213-477-2929 or go to www.DaCamera.org.  Tickets $60 and $80.

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

3:00 Long Beach Camerata Singers:  A Camerata Christmas.  Rejoice as resounding brass instruments, angelic children’s voices, and of course, the splendid singers of Long Beach Camerata Singers bring seasonal classics and popular favorites to life. Watch for a visit from Santa! A new Long Beach Christmas tradition for the entire family.  Tickets $40 adults, $15 students.  Los Altos United Methodist Church, 5090 East Willow St., Long Beach.

7:00 Los Angeles Philharmonic, La Chapelle de Quebec chorus:  Handel, Messiah. Bernard Labadie, conductor.   Handel’s universally beloved musical epic on the life and mission of Jesus Christ will permeate your heart and soul. Making it even more special is the unanimity, purity, and stylish perfection of the choral sound from the ensemble that was founded by Baroque expert Labadie.  Tickets, $59 to $190.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles.    For further information, call 323-850-2000 or go to www.laphil.com.  Pre concert talk at 7:00 p.m.

7:00  Musica Angelica:  Baroque Christmas.  Martin Haselboeck, music director.  A concert for the Yuletide celebration opens with Johann Sebastian Bach’s 3rd Orchestral Suite, complete with three heralding trumpets, timpani and the famous Air in G, features two of his uplifting Christmas oratorios full of beautiful German Christmas carols, intimate arias, and colorful instrumental pieces and one of his most beloved Cantatas, “Jauchzet Gott.”  The all-Bach program will feature: Orchestral Suite No. 3, Cantata for Soprano, Oboe and Orchestra, BWV 51; “Jauchzet Gott;  Christmas Oratorio No. 1, “For Christmas Day”; and Christmas Oratorio No. 6, “For the Feast of the Epiphany”.  Beverly O'Neill/Center Theater, 300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach.  $50/$40//students $15.  For further information, go to www.musicaangelica.org.  Repeats Sunday.

 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

3:00 Musica Angelica:  Baroque Christmas.  Martin Haselboeck, music director.  A concert for the Yuletide celebration opens with Johann Sebastian Bach’s 3rd Orchestral Suite, complete with three heralding trumpets, timpani and the famous Air in G, features two of his uplifting Christmas oratorios full of beautiful German Christmas carols, intimate arias, and colorful instrumental pieces and one of his most beloved Cantatas, “Jauchzet Gott.”  The all-Bach program will feature:   Orchestral Suite No. 3, Cantata for Soprano, Oboe and Orchestra, BWV 51; “Jauchzet Gott”;  Christmas Oratorio No. 1, “For Christmas Day”; and Christmas Oratorio No. 6, “For the Feast of the Epiphany”.   Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School, 200 South Grand, Los Angeles.  Parking at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand, LA.  $50/$40//students $15.  For further information, go to www.musicaangelica.org.

4:30 Pasadena ProMusica: The More The Merrier Christmas!  PPM and our young guests, Mayfield Senior School Vocal Arts Conservatory and St. Monica Academy Madrigal Singers, revel in festive seasonal music for multiple choirs. Directors: Stephen Grimm and Andrew Alvarez.  Andrea Gabrieli, Magnificat a tre cori; Giovanni Bassano, Hodie Christus Natus Est; Heinrich Schutz - Deutsches Magnificat.  Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena.  Tickets:  $20 at the door.

7:30  Los Angeles Master Chorale:  36th Annual Messiah Sing-Along.    Bring your own score or buy one in the lobby.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles.  Purchase tickets by phone at 213-972-7282 or in person at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office.