MARCH, 2017

March is officially Early Music Month!

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

12:00  Ian Pritchard: Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias

A lecture-recital of all of the Bach Inventions and Sinfonias on harpsichord and organ. FREE; donations kindly accepted. 

Riviera United Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach       Parking and Directions:


7:00  Musica Angelica:  Concerto!.  Gonzalo Ruiz, Associate Music director.  Music by Bach, Suite No. 2 in A minor; Vivaldi, Concerto for Flute in G Major, Concerto for Four Violins (L’Estro Armonico); Arne, Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor; Fasch,  Concerto for Lute in C minor; Telemann, Oboe Concerto in E Minor. Long Beach Beverly O’Neil Theater, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 90802.  Tickets $50.  For further information go to or call 562-287-0865

4:00 Chorale Bel Canto: How the Reformation Changed Music: A 500th Anniversary Perspective

Chorale Bel Canto is a community masterworks chorale based in Whittier.  A conversation concert with music from five centuries and live program comments. Songs, hymns and motets inspired by the work of Martin Luther. We will examine the many genres and textures of the early Reformation (1517) up to the time of J.S. Bach and beyond.  First Friends Church 13205 Philadelphia St. Whittier, CA 90601


9:00 AM-7:00 PM  Bach in the Subway: Union Station 10-hour Bach Marathon! (see full schedule below)

Union Station 800 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA


12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bach in the Subway: Pasadena Conservatory of Music Strings Program

This would be the 3rd time members of the Strings program, and students at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music will come and play Bach. We propose this year that the cello program will be joined by violin and viola players. Amtrak Station – GDL, West Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, CA


2:00 PM-3:00 PM  Bach in the Subway: Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles (SMPLA)

Universal City Metro Stop


Let’s Party like it’s 1685!  Bach in the Subways L.A. is back to celebrate the 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with free pop-up performances of his music March 18-21 throughout Los Angeles. Full 2017 Bach Marathon Schedule Here


WELCOME to the 2017 BACH IN THE SUBWAYS 10-HOUR BACH MARATHON! at UNION STATION - multiple locations throughout


12:00pm-1:00pm     Noontime Organ Concert courtesy of Los Angeles Organ Company

4:50pm-5:30pm       60 Member Aria Chorale (collaboration of Kyunggi Choir, GSC Choir, Grace Chorale) + Piano Solos + Dodam Kim, violin

5:45pm- 7:00pm      Chamber Music of Los Angeles featuring Phillip Levy, violin (FINALE)  

            GRAND WAITING HALL by TRAXX Restaurant

9:00am-9:30am       Coffee Cantata + complimentary coffee courtesy of Starbucks Coffee

9:30am-9:55am       Felix Hernandez, violin

10:00am-10:25am   Nathaniel Yue, cello

10:30am-11:30am   Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra

Program: All J.S. Bach : Sheep May Safely Graze, Air on a G String, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Rondeau from Suite #2, Break Forth from Christmas Oratorio, Sleeper's Wake, Brandenberg COncerto #1.

1:00pm-1:50pm       Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra

2:00pm-2:50pm       Concerto NoHo, baroque chamber orchestra

3:00pm-3:50pm       Noir Saxophone Quartet

4:00pm-4:45pm       Dusel Forty 58, string quartet + saxophone

GARDEN PATIO Northside of the Grand Waiting Hall

1:00pm-1:50pm       Olancha Trio, recorders

2:00pm-2:25pm       3-19 Dance Art + Clover String Quartet

2:30pm-3:25pm       Doug Forbes, double bass & Mark Achuff, guitar

3:30pm-4:00pm       A+B Brass and String Ensemble

4:00pm-4:20pm       Moses Kim, cello

EAST PORTAL by Vignes St/Metro Customer Service

1:00pm-1:50pm       Diana Irving, flute

2:00pm-2:50pm       Harmony Project Regional Youth Orchestra String Ensemble

3:00pm-3:50pm       Calyx Quartet, strings

4:00pm-4:50pm       Dan Arthur Fritz, saxophone


Sunday, March 19, 2017

2:00  Musica Angelica:  Concerto!.  Gonzalo Ruiz, Associate Music director.  Music by Bach, Suite No. 2 in A minor; Vivaldi, Concerto for Flute in G Major, Concerto for Four Violins (L’Estro Armonico); Arne, Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor; Fasch,  Concerto for Lute in C minor; Telemann, Oboe Concerto in E Minor. Thayer Hall at the Colburn School, 200 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012. Tickets $50.  For further information go to or call 562-287-0865

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM  Bach In The Subways (see general information on March 18)

Cantabile String Ensemble & 6 Brandenburg Concertos  Barbara Don leads Cantabile, an ensemble of string players, and they will be performing the Six Brandenburg Concertos.

400 W Cerritos Ave. The Glendale train station is a small, historical treasure. Parking is easy and free.


4:00 Vox Femina Sacred & Profane with Carmina Burana.

With guest artists Gay Men's Chorus Los Angeles, the Culver City Voicestra Choir, and Christoph Bull on the largest pipe organ in the world! While the first half of the concert honors the sacred with spiritual themes, the second half lets loose with Carl Orff’s renown and dramatic Carmina Burana. First Congregational Church of Los Angeles 540 S. Commonwealth Ave, LA, CA 90020

Tickets:  Presale tickets are $35 for premium seating; $30 regular. If available, remaining tickets will be sold for $40 at the box office the evening of the concert.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

4:00 p.m.  Chorale Bel Canto:  How the Reformation changed music.  A conversation concert with music by Martin Luther, Johann Walther, Dietrich Butehude, J.S. Bach, and others.  Performed by the Chorale BelCanto and Chamber Orchestra.  Stephen Gothold, conductor.  First Friends Church, 13205 Philadelpha St., Whittier, 90601.  Tickets: $25 general, $20 senior,  $10 student. For purchasing tickets and more information, please go to or call 888-460-9222


Saturday, March 25, 2017

4:00 p.m. Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble: Musical Splendor at the Dresden Court of Augustus I and II. John Schneiderman, baroque Lute; Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano; Carla Moore, baroque violin; John Barcellona, baroque flute; Lot Demeyer, baroque oboe; Alexa Pilon, baroque ’cello; and directed by Preethi de Silva, from a Dresden-style harpsichord. The program comprises virtuosic sonatas and suites by Silvius Leopold Weiss, Johann Joachim Quantz, Johann Pisendel, Jan Dismas Zelenka, and glorious arias from the opera, Cleofide, composed by Johann Adolph Hasse for baroque diva, Faustina Bordoni, A reception will follow the concert. Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103. Tickets (to be held at the door) may be purchased after February10, 2017 at General admission: $30; seniors, members of SCEMS, EMA, AMS, and Friends of Con Gioia: $25; students (with ID): $15. Tickets may also be reserved before March 15, 2017 by mailing checks to Con Gioia, 1020 Kent Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. Phone: 909.624.0638.


Sunday, March 26, 2017   

2:00 and 4:30  Da Camera:  Mission San Gabriel Arcangel. Glorious Baroque music of the missions performed by a 12 member ensemble of voices, strings, guitars, and percussion.  Set in the 245 year old Pride of the Missions.  San Gabriel Mission, 428 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel.  For further information, call 213-477-2929 or go to  Tickets $50 and $55.


5:00  All Saints’ Choir Pilgrimage Benefit:


Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Stabat Mater

Tomaso Albinoni, Trio Sonata in g minor, Op.1, No. 4

Claudio Monteverdi, Venite sitientes


Sarah Parga & Elizabeth Ladizinsky, sopranos

Susan Feldman & Janet Strauss, violins

Susanna Giordano-Gignac, viola

Leif Woodward, cello

         Composed by the 26 year old Pergolesi as he was dying from tuberculosis, the somber beauty of the “Stabat Mater” has made it a beloved and celebrated work for centuries.

         Tickets:  $20 adults / $10 students & seniors. Admission free with Music Guild donor season pass. Proceeds will benefit the 2017 All Saints’ Choir Pilgrimage to England.

All Saints’ Church 504 N. Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA  90201 (310) 275-0123


Thursday, March 30, 2017

7:30  Thornton School of Music:  Solo Bach Competition.  A panel of guest adjudicators will hear finalists from the Strings program perform complete sonatas, partitas, and suites by Johan Sebastian Bach.  Newman Recital Hall, University of Southern California.  Free and open to the public.  RSVP’s not available.


Friday, March 31, 2017

8:00  Tesserae: La Cacchina. Nicknamed "La Cacchina,"or "The Songbird," Francesca Caccini was one of the most noteworthy composer-performers during the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque.  Tesserae joins forces with the vocal students and faculty of Mount Saint Mary's University to present a program featuring music by Francesca Caccini, as well as the music that formed the sonic landscape in which she flourished. With works by Francesca Caccini, Emelio de' Cavalieri, Giulio Caccini, Jacopo Peri, Cristofano Malvezzi, and Luca Marenzio.  The Pompeian Room, Doheny Mansion, Mount Saint Mary’s University, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles.  Tickets available at the door. $30 General admission, $25 Seniors and SCEMS, $10 Students.  Free entrance for students and faculty of MSMU.

7:30  Tallis Scholars of London Sacred Vocal Music of the Renaissance

The “Rock Stars of the Renaissance." Over four decades of performance and a catalogue of award-winning recordings for Gimell, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music.

Christ Cathedral (Crystal Cathedral) Arboretum, 13280 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove 92840 .  Tickets $10-$40


APRIL, 2017


Saturday, April 1, 2017

7:00, 9:00.  Da Camera Society:  Orlando Consort.  Ravishing chansons, motets and madrigals are used to illustrate earthly and heavenly love.  Central Library, Rotunda;  630 West 5th St., Los Angeles 90071

7:00 Angelus Sacred Early Music Series: Lenten Concert with Bach’s Cantatas 101, 20, and 76.  Rita Lilly, Clifton Massey, Kyle Steal, Ben Kazez, with Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco, performing on period instruments, One-on-a-part performance of three riveting cantatas in Founders Chapel, with commentary.  University of San Diego campus, Founders Chapel, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110. $15 regular, $12 Seniors, $10 students. Tickets available at  Remaining tickets available at the door.  For more information, visit, or  call (619) 260-2938


Sunday, April 2

4 PM - 5:30 PM Concerto NoHo: Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri

Concerto NoHo plays Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri (The most holy limbs of our suffering Jesus), a series of seven cantatas depicting individual parts of Christ's crucified body. Thought to be the first Lutheran oratorio.  This performance is in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In addition, a motet by Reinhard Keiser, Laudate Pueri, (a setting of Psalm 113 (112)) will also be performed. Tickets are sold at the door for $15 (general admission) and $10 for students.

Church of the Angels 1100 N Avenue 64, Pasadena, California 91105