JANUARY, 2017

 

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

8:00 Los Angeles Philharmonic:  Chamber Music 1.  Program:  Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; Carter, Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord.  Tickets, $20 to $58.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles.    For further information, call 323-850-2000 or go to www.laphil.com

 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

7:00  Suitte Royale: Dˇbut ConcertSuitte Royale, a newly formed instrumental trio performing music of the Baroque and beyond, will present little-known gems of the 18th-century on flauto taillo, viola da gamba and harpsichord including a new transcription of Andrˇ CampraÕs ŅQuam dilecta,Ó and premi¸re of a work commissioned by Suitte Royale. First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale, CA 91206.  FREE.  For more information, please e-mail Suitte Royale at SuitteRoyale@gmail.com or call 310-729-0173.

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

1:00pm Desert Baroque "The Suite Life" (Allemande/Courante). Harpsichord Masterclass with Gilbert Martinez. Church of St. Paul in the Desert, 125 W. El Alameda, Palm Springs, CA. The cost for ŅThe Suite LifeÓ is $225.00, and includes all three sessions, concerts and, closing luncheon on January 22. Those not wishing to register for the entire weekend may take Individual Sessions at $60.00. http://www.desertbaroque.com/workshops/; meg@DesertBaroque.com; 760-774-8300.

7:00pm Desert Baroque: Harpsichord Recital ŅThe Graces danced, and Apollo playÕd.Ó The surprising and ever spectacular Gilbert Martinez, Director of Music Sources, Berkeley, California, and resident artist in Copenhagen, Denmark. Preferred seating: $30, General Admission: $20. Church of St. Paul in the Desert, 125 W. El Alameda, Palm Springs, CA. http://www.desertbaroque.com/concerts/; meg@DesertBaroque.com; 760-774-8300

8:00 South Bay Chamber Music Society: BachÕs Circle  South Bay Chamber Music Society presents a program consisting of:  Trio Sonata in C major, by Johann Sebastian Bach; Trio for 3 treble instruments, Op. 7, No. 1 ,by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier; Concerto in G minor, by Antonio Vivaldi; Pi¸ce de clavecin en Concert No. 3 in A major, by Jean-Philippe Rameau; Two Solo Concerto in A minor, by Georg Philipp Telemann; and  Keyboard Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti.  Los Angeles Harbor College, Recital Hall, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington,   Free

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

1:00pm Desert Baroque "The Suite Life" (Sarabande/Gigue). Harpsichord Masterclass with Sonia Lee. Hope Center, 45900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA. The cost for ŅThe Suite LifeÓ is $225.00, and includes all three sessions, concerts and, closing luncheon on January 22. Those not wishing to register for the entire weekend may take Individual Sessions at $60.00. http://www.desertbaroque.com/workshops/; meg@DesertBaroque.com; 760-774-8300.

2:00 and 8:00  Baroque Connections:   Pasadena Symphony presents a program by Bach and dHandel.  Program:  Bach,  Brandenburg Concerto No 3., Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Suite No. 1;  Handel, Suite of 4 Arias, and Water Music Suite No. 2.  Ambassador Auditorium, 131 South St. John Ave., Pasadena.  Ticket information:  bit.ly/BachHandeltix. 

3:00 Da Camera—Phantasm:  A Baroque Christmas.  Explore the genius of contrapuntal writing by composers of the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Restoration eras culminating with J. S. BachÕs Art of the Fugue.  Doheny Mansion, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles.  For further information, call 213-477-2929 or go to www.DaCamera.org.  Tickets $55 and $75.

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

9:00am Desert Baroque "The Suite Life" (Minuet, Gavotte, Bourrˇe and other dances). Harpsichord Masterclass with Webb Wiggins. Private residence, 9395 Calle Barranca, Desert Hot Springs, CA. The cost for ŅThe Suite LifeÓ is $225.00, and includes all three sessions, concerts and, closing luncheon on January 22. Those not wishing to register for the entire weekend may take Individual Sessions at $60.00. http://www.desertbaroque.com/workshops/; meg@DesertBaroque.com; 760-774-8300.

2:00pm ŅFrom Baroque to Beyond,Ó prize-winning contemporary compositions and favorites from the Baroque, Foremost performer of new works, Elaine Funaro, harpsichord, with selected participants from ŅThe Suite LifeÓ workshops. Christ Lutheran Church, 64565 Pierson Blvd., Desert Hot Springs, CA. General Admission $15. http://www.desertbaroque.com/concerts/; meg@DesertBaroque.com; 760-774-8300.

3:00  South Bay Chamber Music Society: BachÕs Circle  South Bay Chamber Music Society presents a program consisting of:  Trio Sonata in C major, by Johann Sebastian Bach; Trio for 3 treble instruments, Op. 7, No. 1 ,by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier; Concerto in G minor, by Antonio Vivaldi;

Pi¸ce de clavecin en Concert No. 3 in A major, by Jean-Philippe Rameau; Two Solo Concerto in A minor, by Georg Philipp Telemann; and  Keyboard Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti.  Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Motemalaga, Rancho Palos Verdes. Free event.

2:30 Long Beach Opera/Musica Angelica:  The Fairy Queen.  An adaptation of PurcellÕs Fairy Queen, this opera transforms the PurcellÕs masque to a sultry La Vegas nightclub dubbed Club Fairy Queen.  Accompanied by Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, PurcellÕs classic to a more modern setting but with the messes that mere mortals make.  Beverly OÕNeil Theater, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90802.  Tickets $49 to $150.  For further information go to www.musicaangelica.org or call 563-276-0865. Repeats Saturday, 28 January.  Go to the Musica Angelica website for possible promotional discounts on tickets.

 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

1:00, 3:00, 5:00 Da Camera Society: Dueling Violins-Baroque Edition.  Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and Bella Hristova, violins will perform with Edward Murray, harpsichord and Peter Meyers, cello violin duets by Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Biber,and Corelli.  The WafarersÕ Chapel, 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 Light receptions between perforances.  Single tickets $75.  For further information, call 2113-477-2929 or go to www.DaCamera.org.

2:30 & 8:00 Long Beach Opera/Musica Angelica:  The Fairy Queen.  An adaptation of PurcellÕs Fairy Queen, this opera transforms the PurcellÕs masque to a sultry La Vegas nightclub dubbed Club Fairy Queen.  Accompanied by Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, PurcellÕs classic to a more modern setting but with the messes that mere mortals make.  Beverly OÕNeil Theater, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90802.  Tickets $49 to $150.  For further information go to www.musicaangelica.org or call 563-276-0865. Repeats Saturday, 28 January.  Go to the Musica Angelica website for possible promotional discounts on tickets.

7:30  Tesserae:  Mix and Masque. Unlike opera, English masques were not unified artworks: they were collaborative and featured a mix of spectacle.  Luckily, while plot lines may have been thin, the music was spectacular. Tesserae has created its own modern-day masque, piecing together our favorite tunes and selections from original masques, and combining them with dramatic readings to create a Ōmeta-masque.Õ Names of collaborating actors will be announced shortly. Featuring music by Purcell, Locke, Blow, Lawes, and more!  The Contrapuntal Concert Hall, Brentwood.  Tickets available through www.brownpapertickets.com.  Address to the venue will be furnished upon purchase of the tickets. $30 General admission, $25 Seniors and SCEMS, $10 Students.

 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

1:00, 3:00, and 5:00  Da Camera—Dueling Violins: Baroque Edition.  Fiery and virtuosic violin duos of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, and Corelli.  Frank Lloyd WrightÕs landmark WayfarerÕs Chapel, 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.  For further information, call 213-477-2929 or go to www.DaCamera.org.  Tickets $75.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Los Angeles Philharmonic:  Chamber Music 2, All Mozart Program.  Program:  Mozart, Flute Quartet in D, Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon, Overture to The Marriage of Figaro.  Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B major.  Tickets, $28 to $58.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles.    For further information, call 323-850-2000 or go to www.laphil.com