Calendars

Master Calendar 2017-18

For concert and event planning.  This calendar is updated throughout the season.

No need to scroll all the way through this page to find out what is happening right now.  Consult the online Early Music Around Town (EMAT)  calendar for a shortlist of upcoming concerts and events.

 

Please note that SCEMS does not present or sponsor concerts.

The listings below include early music related concerts and events offered by organizations throughout the Southern California area.  Readers are advised to call ahead to verify events, times, and ticket availability, which are subject to change.

September 2017

Saturday,September 9, 4:00 pm

Los Angeles Baroque presents: LAB plays Bach!

JS Bach: Coffee Cantata and Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 Members of LAB make a special summer visit to St James’ Soloists Paulina Francisco (soprano), Jon Lee Keenan (tenor) and Joel Nesvadba (bass) join LAB for Bach’s entertaining cantata in a new (and very funny) English translation. The final Brandenburg, scored for two violas, two gambas, cello and continuo, completes this one-hour concert. FREE (no RSVP required)

St James’ Episcopal Church 1325 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, CA Phone: (626) 799-9194

 

September 9,  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Horizon Chamber Choir : Ich weiß, dass mein Erlöser lebt

Led by guest conductor Nate Widelitz  HCC performs a concert of German motets entitled “Ich weiß, dass mein Erlöser lebt” (“I Know that my Redeemer Liveth”).

Program:
Johannes Brahms, Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?
Max Reger, Mein Odem ist schwach
Heinrich Schütz, Ich weiß, dass mein Erlöser lebt
Felix Mendelssohn, Zum Abendsegen
Johannes Brahms, Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz
J.S. Bach, Komm, Jesu, Komm

Personnel: Horizon Chamber Choir with instrumentalists
Saint Thomas the Apostle 7501 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States + Google Map

Horizon Chamber Choir Concerts http://horizonmusic.org/events/

 

Sunday, September 10, 11:00 am 

Los Angeles Baroque presents: LAB plays Bach!

            see Sept. 9 description

FREE. RSVP to Laemmle Live here LAEMMLE LIVE at Monica Film Center 2nd Street, Santa Monica

 

September 10,  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Horizon Chamber Choir : Ich weiß, dass mein Erlöser lebt

            see Sept 9 description

Riviera United Methodist Church 375 Palos Verdes Blvd  Redondo Beach, CA 90277 United States + Google Map

Horizon Chamber Choir Concerts http://horizonmusic.org/events/

 

Sunday, September 10, 7:30 and 9:30 PM

Les Plaisirs Champteres: "Bird Music"

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT

Flocks of nightingales, coucous, rossignols, and more chirp through Baroque music composed by Vivaldi, Couperin, Chedeville, Pinel, Van Eyck, and many others. Curtis Berak hurdy gurdy (vielle à roue), Bruce Teter court bagpipe (musette de cour) and recorders, and Jason Yoshida Baroque guitar, (all instruments representing pastoral sensibilities) will fill the MJT rooftop aviary with music inspired by birds.  Including recorders and flageolet training birds to sing from The Bird Fanciers Delight, along with Athanasius Kircher's bird song transcriptions, and bird automata. The technological wonders of the complicated vielle à roue and musette da cour will fascinate. Come early to visit the fascinating exhibits of this world-renowned museum and have tea in the upstairs Tula Tea Room. THE MUSEUM of JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY 9341 Venice Boulevard Culver City, California 90232 limited street parking, requires walking up a flight of stairs. Tickets are limited and will sell out, more info www.mjt.org

 

Tuesday, September 12, 8:00 pm

LA Phil presents: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach

Yo-Yo Ma, cello This unprecedented solo recital* features the timeless music of J.S. Bach played by a consummate master. An evening to treasure. *Please note: the orchestra does not perform this evening. Presented by the LA Phil. Tickets: $17-$52  Hollywood Bowl 2301 Highland Ave.,Los Angeles CA  For tickets and information, visit HollywoodBowl.com  https://my.hollywoodbowl.com/booking/ production/bestavailable/1050

 

Saturday  September 16,  7:00 pm

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Members of LA Opera Chorus: amadeus live

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT< THERE IS A WAITING LIST

Tickets for AMADEUS LIVE are sold out. For waiting list information, please call (818) 677-3000

One of the greatest biopics ever made, this look at the incomparable life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart swept the 1984 Oscars. Newly mastered for live accompaniment, LACO joins VPAC and members of the LA Opera Chorus to bring the film to life. LACO’s performance also honors Sir Neville Marriner, the Orchestra’s founding music director, who conducted the film’s original soundtrack. The Great Hall will resound with Mozart’s masterpieces, none more poignant than his Requiem building to the film’s tragic ending.Tickets: Valley Performing Arts Center, range from $43-85. Valley Performing Arts Center Great Hall at CSU Northridge

 

Saturday September 16th, 3:00pm  

Cris Law, A Baroque concert

Cris Law, countertenor; Philip Smith, organ (Disney Hall Conservatory of the Organ); Rik Noyce, flute (Acclaimed International recitalist); Meg Griffith, flute (Award Winning recitalist, Chicago); and Bree Betourné, soprano (Award Winning South OC Native).

This very special concert celebrates the release of Cris Law's Debut Baroque Album "Legacy", which pays tribute to his beloved voice teacher and legendary countertenor - the late Brian Asawa. Through the captivating Baroque arias by Handel, Vivaldi, Bach and Monteverdi, this concert explores humanity, laments the lost of loved ones, and reminds you of the triumphant outcome in perseverance. Come enjoy Cris Law's debut Baroque album "Legacy" and experience first-hand Cris Law's ethereal, and transcending sound.  Newport Harbor Lutheran Church (798 Dover Dr, Newport Beach). Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 online at https://crislawmusic.com/

 

Saturday Sept. 16,  3:00pm

Marylin Winkle, director, baroque cellist and viola da gambist, "Resounding Women, Op. 2: Music Commissioned by Isabella de Medici, Queen Elizabeth I, and Queen Christina of Sweden".

Early modern women were involved in music-making in many ways: as performers, composers, and patrons. This recital will feature works commissioned by these important women, works by: Maddalena Casulana, William Byrd, Arcangelo Corelli, and more! Featuring performances by: Marisa De Silva (soprano), Hunter Harris & Ashley Salinas (violin), Andrew Justice (viola), Nicholas Volpert (tenor viol), Marylin Winkle (bass viol & cello), and Arthur Omura (harpsichord).  FREE ADMISSION! (Donations kindly accepted and appreciated.)

Lutheran Church of the Master 10931 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025  more info: Marylin Winkle mwinkle@usc.edu


Sunday September 17,  7:30PM

Marylin Winkle, director, baroque cellist and viola da gambist, "Resounding Women, Op. 2: Music Commissioned by Isabella de Medici, Queen Elizabeth I, and Queen Christina of Sweden".

            see Sept. 16 description
Hoose Library of Philosophy  USC Mudd Hall (second floor)  3709 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089. This is a wonderful, old-world style hall with great acoustics, and fun books. Park on USC campus.

 

Sunday, September 17, 4:30 pm

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: Halcyon Days

Conducted by Thomas Axworthy  LARO will be presenting an all-Baroque  concert with works by Lully, Rameau, Vivaldi, and Marais. The centerpiece of the concert is an arrangement of the opera Alcione by Marin Marais. The opera is based on the tragic Greek myth of Ceyx and Alcione, and is famous for its depiction of a terrifying  storm at sea. Also included will be an excerpt from Lully’s ballet Le Triomphe de l’Amour that was one of the few pieces in the period to use recorders as an ensemble. Free Concert — Donations Appreciated. For further information, www.larohome.org or call Thomas Axworthy (Music Director) 562-773-2265  St. Andrews Episcopal Church 1231 East Chapman Avenue Fullerton, Ca http://saintandrewsfullerton.com

 

Sunday, September 24, 4 pm

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: Halcyon Days

            see Sept. 17 description

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA www.stbedesla.org

 

Sunday, September 24, 3 pm

The Corelli Ensemble: Trumpets in the Garden!

The Corelli Ensemble presents for your enjoyment an afternoon of wonderful baroque music featuring thetrumpet! This is a family picnic perfect outdoor concert that is included with your admission to The South Coast Botanic Garden. Sit back and relax under blue skies and listen to live music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli and Telemann. Concert is free with the price of admission to the Garden Adults: $9, Seniors: $6, Students: $6 South Coast Botanic Garden 26300 Crenshaw Blvd Rancho Palos Verdes CA

 

Saturday, September 30, 7 pm

Musica Angelica : Water Music

MA opens its 25th season with joyous music that celebrates our oceans and waterways, in all their power and fun. Featuring Handel’s beloved Water Music (its 300th anniversary!), paired with Telemann’s rowdy homage to the Port of Hamburg, Wassermusik. Martin Haselboeck, Director Todd Williams and Sadie Glass, Horns. Telemann: ‘Wassermusik’ Ouverture in C Major TWV 55:C3, Telemann: Concerto for Two Horns in Eb TWV 52:Eb1, Handel: Water Musik HWV 348-350 Tickets: $45-$59 Students $20  Beverly O’Neill Theatre 300 E Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA Phone: (562) 436-3636more info: https://www.musicaangelica. org/events/water-music/

October 2017

 

Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm

Musica Angelica : Water Music

            see Sept. 30 description

Zipper Hall Coburn School of Music 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA Phone: 213-621-2200

 

Friday, October 6, 8 pm

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Capriccio Stravagante

Presented by USC Thornton School of Music,  Rotem Gilbert leads the Baroque Sinfonia in a concert of extravagant Italian music from the 17th century, featuring work by Andrea Falconieri, Giovanni Picchi, Carlo Farina, Claudio Monteverdi, Giacomo Carrissimi, and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani. Free Concert The Alfred Newmann Recital Hall, USC 3616 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles

Saturday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Jouyssance: Palestrina: Master of All

Praised and imitated by his contemporaries and revered throughout the centuries, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina crafted some of the greatest a cappella music of all time. Jouyssance devotes an entire concert to this contrapuntal master, presenting not only his most beloved motets, but also the sumptuous Missa L’homme armé à 5.Although he is long associated with the Catholic Church, Palestrina had a rarely seen secular side, which Jouyssance will explore with a selection of his madrigals.

Tickets available in advance or at the door (cash, check, credit card): $25 general admission, $20 seniors and SCEMS members, $15 students, discounts for prepaid groups of 6 or more (contact us for more information http://www.jouyssance.org/

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church  11555 National Blvd., West Los Angeles

 

Sunday, October 15, at 4:00 p.m.

Jouyssance : Palestrina: Master of All

            see October 14 description

Church of the Angels 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 7:30 pm

Diabolus in Musica: Cantores

The San Diego Early Music Society invites you to a re-creation! Immerse yourself in sound! Come and hear otherworldly music composed for the chapel of the Popes, when the Papacy ruled from Avignon, France. Sung by six virtuosic male voices, much of this religious music from the 1400s has never been performed since. At this concert, Diabolus in Musica will breathe life into early manuscripts and create a vocal tapestry that is pure yet sensual, rich and reverent.  St. James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect Street in La Jolla. Tickets  $40/$30/$10. For more information call (619) 291 8246 or visit http://www.sdems.org

Friday, October 20 7:30pm - 9:30pm

BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO:  G.F. HANDEL: ACIS & GALATEA HWV 49 (1718 VERSION)

Handel's Acis & Galatea was his first dramatic work in English when it premiered as a one-act masque at the Cannons estate, home of the composer's patron James Brydges, the Duke of Chandos. Acis & Galatea portrays the love affair between the nymph Galatea and the shepherd Acis, whose reunion is thwarted by the monster Polyphemus. A magnificent work from beginning to end filled with Handel's masterful dramatic storytelling led by an all-star cast of soloists. 

Acis: Derek Chester; Galatea: Teresa Wakim; Polyphemus: Mischa Bouvier; Damon: John Russell; Coridon: Matthew Tresler. Tickets $15 – $50 .  All Souls' Episcopal Church, San Diego (https://www.google.com/maps?q=1475+Catalina+Boulevard+San+Diego,+CA,+92107+United+States)

 

Saturday October 21, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO:  G.F. Handel: Acis & Galatea HWV 49 (1718 Version)

There will be a pre-concert talk featuring Nicolas Reveles and Ruben Valenzuela. The talk begins at 6:45pm and Nicolas and Ruben will discuss the creation and impact of Acis and Galatea. The concert begins at 7:30pm.

     see Oct 20 listing for info

Tickets  $15 – $50 Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave Cardiff, CA 92007 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/3459+Manchester+Ave,+Cardiff,+CA+92007/@33.018726,-117.2589537,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dc09508e03f5e3:0x10d389f0d4d7e057!8m2!3d33.018726!4d-117.256765)

Sunday October 22, 5:00 pm

Con Gioia: The Harmonious World of G.P. Telemann: A Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of His Death.

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble, directed by Preethy de Silva,  presents:
Concerto for flute and obligato harpsichord TWV42g, Overture Suite Les Nations for string ensemble, "Paris" Quartet for flute violin cello  and continuo TWV43D1, Three arias for Der Harmonische Gottesdienst for mezzo-soprano with obligato recorder and obligato violin, Fantasia for solo flute TWV40:9, and Double Concerto for recorder, flute, strings and continuo TWV51e1. Performers: Janelle DeStefano mezzo-sproano, Stephen Shultz transverse flute, Alexandra Opsahl recorder, Lindsey Strand-Polyak baroque violin, Alfred Cramer baroque violin, Ellie Nishi baroque viola, Alexa Haynes-Pilon baroque cello, Denise Brise violone, Preethy de Silva harpsichord. Tickets $30, SCEMS, EMA, AMS and Friends of COn Gioia $25, Students with ID $12. Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Pasadena CA 91003. more info: 909-624-0638, www.congioia.org

Friday, October 27, 7:30 pm

Stile Antico

Stile Antico is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, renowned for vibrant and expressive performances of the music from the Renaissance and beyond.  Come and hear this London-based group in their only performance in Southern California!

William Byrd      Vigilate

Robert Ramsey      Sleep fleshly birth

Orlando Gibbons      O clap your hands together

Cristóbal de Morales      Jubilate Deo

Tomás Luis de Victoria      O vos omnes

John McCabe      Woefully Arrayed

Thomas Tallis      Gloria (Puer Natus Est mass)

Sebastián de Vivanco      Veni Dilecte mi

Jacobus Clemens non Papa      Ego flos campi

William Byrd      Ecce virgo concipiet

Thomas Tallis      In Pace

Huw Watkins      The Phoenix and the Turtle

Thomas Tomkins      O Praise the Lord

​Tickets are $40, $25, $20, $10; No children under 10.  Christ Cathedral Arboretum 13280 Chapman Avenue Garden Grove, CA 92840.  more info: https://christ-cathedral-concerts.ticketleap.com/

Friday, October 27,  8:00 pm

Harpsichord Center Artist Series: Los Angeles Baroque Players. The ensemble, featuring Anthony Brazier & Asuncion Ojeda baroque flutes,

Paul Sherman baroque oboe, Alexa Haynes-Pilon baroque bassoon & cello, and Jeffrey Lavner harpsichord, performs baroque music for woodwinds, including Trio in G for 2 flutes and continuo by J.S.Bach, music by Zelenka and others, played on period instruments.  Ticket prices: General $30 / Seniors, SCEMS, SCRS, VdgS members $20. Students 16 & over with ID $10 / children 15 & under $5. Call 323-254-9613 or 323-255-7667 for ticket orders or pay at door.  Trinity Lutheran Church, 997 E. Walnut St., Pasadena CA 91106

Saturday, October 28, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Seraphim Vocal Ensemble: Early Music Vocal Symposium

A wonderful afternoon of learning how to sing early music.  This style of music and singing can be rewarding to the ear and  vocal  folds,  when  done  correctly.  Learn the history and pedagogy that takes you far beyond "straight-tone singing".  We will be graced with the teachings of Dr. John St. Marie, with lecture, hands on training, and singing from member of The Seraphim Vocal Ensemble.  All voice types and levels are welcome.  Scores will be loaded on a Google drive for your convenience to load on your device or print out.  Admission is $20 per person.  Pay at the front with exact change and cash only.  Bring a friend and you will each receive $5 off.  Music students with school ID automatically receive $5 off.

For more info, call 310-386-4203 or email Theseraphimsings@gmail.com.  Trinity Lutheran Church, 1340 11th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA  90266

Sunday, October 29,  2:00 pm

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Opening program of 4th season

J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050

Gabriella Smith – Brandenburg Interstices – west coast premiere

J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046

Stephen Hartke – A Brandenburg Autumn – west coast premiere

This concert is open seating and 'pay what you can'. After-party and complimentary reception to follow! First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica 1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

PARKING INFO: http://fpcsantamonica.org/visit-first-p…/directions-parking/

more info : www.kco.la www.facebook.com/kaleidoscope.chamber.orchestra

Sunday, October 29,  2:30 pm

Harpsichord Center Artist Series: Los Angeles Baroque Players.

            see October 27 description

Contrapuntal Performances Recital Hall, 655 N. Bundy Dr., Los Angeles CA 90049

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 4:00 pm

Pasadena Pro Musica: Telemann, Der Tag des Gerichts.  

Chorus, soloists and orchestra of Pasadena Pro Musica present Georg Philipp Telemann's rarely performed sacred oratorio Der Tag des Gerichts (The Day of Judgement), the composer's final work in this genre, written in 1762 at the age of 81.  Tickets: $15 advance sale / $20 at the door. Neighborhood Church, 301 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 91103. For information and tickets visit www.PasadenaProMusica.org 

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

Mengyue Jia, harpsichord: Works by Byrd, L. Couperin, Frescobaldi, and Froberger

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

Thursday Nov 2, 7 :30 pm

LA Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Conversations: Concertos for cello

Andrew Shulman, host & cello

VIVALDI Cello Concerto No. 8

LEO Cello Concerto No. 3

CPE BACH Cello Concerto in A Major

Zipper Hall, Colburn School downtown LA , more info www.laco.org

Sunday, November 5, 5:00 pm  

Tesserae presents “Words Left Unspoken” a program of music by Monteverdi, written for voice, but performed on instruments.  This program will examine the instrumental Monteverdi by performing Monteverdi vocal works on instruments and by juxtaposing those works with instrumental music by his contemporaries.  A five‑part string consort will sing Monteverdi’s madrigals through their bows, and vocal duets will be transformed into virtuosic instrumental showcases.  Tesserae will bring words to life without a singer in sight!  Location:  The Contrapuntal Recital Hall in Brentwood (exact location will be given to ticket purchasers).  Tickets:  General Admission $30, SCEMS and Seniors $25, Students $10.  To purchase tickets and for venue information, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3094056 or visit http://tesserae-la.com/when.

Sunday, November 5, 7:30 pm

USC Collegium Workshop: The Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

Adam Knight Gilbert leads the USC Collegium Workshop in a concert of Iberian music from the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries featuring Cantigas de Santa Maria, Cantigas d’amigo, and exquisite pilgrimage songs of the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat. United University Church (UUC.  Free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available. http://music.usc.edu/events/details/?event-id=995649

Sunday, November 5, 7:30 pm

San Diego Early Music Society: Le Poème Harmonique: Danza!

The San Diego Early Music Society presents a most delicious combination! Spanish-style dance music as adapted in 17th century France. With the romantic mood of Spain highly popular at the time, French composers swallowed their national pride and wrote songs and dance-style music to please their audiences, and it will delight you, too! The enchanting Le Poème Harmonique returns to San Diego with this new program featuring strings, percussion, guitar and theorbo, as well as the lucent mezzo soprano of Isabelle Druet. St. James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect Street in La Jolla. Tickets  $45/$35/$10. For more information call (619) 291 8246 or visit http://www.sdems.org

 

Tuesday November 7, 8:00 pm

Les Arts Florissants: Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Charpentier: Acteon

Led by their founder, William Christie, one of the finest vocal and instrumental early music ensembles in the world performs two short Baroque musical tragedies by a pair of composers in whose works these musicians are unsurpassed. Walt Disney Concert Hall. more info: www.laphil.com

Saturday November 11, 7:00 pm

Musica Angelica: Vivaldi: Heaven & Earth

Led by Associate Music Director Gonzalo X. Ruiz, this concert looks at a different side of the Italian master, with concertos that show Vivaldi’s mystic and rustic side.​  The all Vivaldi program includes his: Overture to L'Olimpiade RV 723; Concerto alla Rustica RV 151; Concerto Madrigalesco RV 129; Sinfonia 'Al Sancto Sepolcro' RV 169; and more.   

Beverly O’Neill Theatre 300 E Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA Phone: (562) 436-3636 more info: https://www.musicaangelica.org

Sunday November 12, 2:00pm

Musica Angelica: Vivaldi: Heaven & Earth

            see Nov. 11 description

Thayer Hall, Coburn School of Music 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA Phone: 213-621-2200

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12

7:30 L'Esprit Baroque and Friends: Music of the Reformation

 Join us for an intimate concert of the conversational, thoughtful, and religious music of the German Baroque in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Explore the vocal and instrumental music of Bach, Buxtehude, and Telemann, three great master composers who fulfilled Luther’s vision of accessible, meaningful music in the new Protestant churches of Germany. The concert will conclude with a performance of J.S. Bach’s great Cantata 51, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen.” Blessed Sacraments Episcopal Church, 1314 N. Angelina Drive, Placentia. Suggested donation $20, $10 students, no one turned away for lack of funds. Reception follows. Period strings for chamber music, modern instruments for larger works. More info: https://lespritbaroque.com

Monday Nov. 13th @ 6:45 p.m.

The Seraphim Vocal Ensemble: auditions for Early music professional singers

Tiffany Warren, Music Director, auditioning sopranos, tenors, and bass. Requirements: Early Music Ensemble, Professional Group, Trained and/or degree, Must have an understanding of the Early Music sound.Must live in or near the South Bay (Manhattan Beach) or be willing to drive to MB. Paid concerts, rehearsals not paid...yet!

Please email: theseraphimsings@gmail.com, call 310.386.4203


Wednesday, November 15 8:00 PM

UCLA Opera:  AMADIGI by G.F. Handel

Opera UCLA presents a new 90-minute version of Händel's Amadigi. Directed by UCLA alumnus James Darrah, this adaptation revolves around a powerful woman who risks everything to manipulate those around her. With music direction by Grammy Award-winner Stephen Stubbs and room design by media artist Refik Anadol, a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA's Department of Design and Media Arts.
Darrah's productions have been called "once-in-a-lifetime" experiences by Opera News. He has been recognized as “a gifted young American director" (Chicago Tribune) with an unconventional and varied body of work that "injects real drama" (New York Times) into new theater and opera productions as well as video and film installations.
Stubbs is one of the world’s most respected lutenists, conductors, and baroque opera specialists. He spent a 30-year career in Europe before returning to his native Seattle in 2006, where he was awarded the Mayor’s Arts Award for ‘Raising the Bar', in 2014.
Anadol's work explores the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. His site-specific audio/visual performances have been seen in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hammer Museum, International Digital Arts Biennial Montreal, Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), Istanbul Design Biennial, Sydney City Art (Australia), among others.

Free Admission - reserve tickets at https://giving.ucla.edu/AMADIGI

Ostin Ensemble Room, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

Parking for The Ostin Ensemble Room is in Parking Structure 2. Find maps and parking rates, here. 

https://main.transportation.ucla.edu/getting-around-campus/campus-maps

Wednesday, November 15, 12:00pm 12:45pm

BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO: Rest - Bach at Noon

Jacques van Oortmerssen, Nun ruhen alle Wälder

J.S. Bach, Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170

Georg Philip Telemann, Concerto a 4 TWV 43:D4

 Free Admission All Souls' Episcopal Church , 1475 Catalina Blvd San Diego, CA 92107 (https://www.google.com/maps?q=1475+Catalina+Boulevard+San+Diego,+CA,+92107+United+States)

Wednesday, November 15th, 4:15 p.m.

Joshua Edwards, violin, Jessica Angie Chao, violin : Works by J.S. Bach, Biber, and Telemann

Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Theology presents CGU Concerts at CST.
Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets required.  Kresge Chapel Claremont School of Theology 1325 N College Ave., Claremont, CA
(See http://www.cst.edu/about_claremont/directions.php) Contact Debbie Flores Molina at 909-607-3289 or debbie.floresmolina@cgu.edu   
for more information.

Thursday, November 16, 8:00 pm

USC Thornton Opera: Handel's "Alcina".  

Love reigns supreme on the lush island of the sorceress Alcina in George Frideric Handel’s dazzling Baroque opera seria, "Alcina," a vividly-rendered tale of power and obsession. Handel’s brilliant score depicts a seductive tale of selfishness undone by true love, as a pair of mortals breaks the spells that hold Alcina’s lovers captive.  Free for USC students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. General public, $18. Seniors, alumni, and non-USC students, $12. For tickets, call (213) 740-4672 or visit www.usc.edu/tickets  

Bing Theatre on the USC University Park Campus, Los Angeles CA 90089  For more information and additional performance times, visit music.usc.edu/opera

Thursday November 16, 8:00 PM

UCLA Opera:  AMADIGI by G.F. Handel

     see Nov 15 listing for information
 

Thursday November 16, 8:00pm

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen ; Rameau: Suite from Les Indes Galantes ; Bach: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 ; Pergolesi: Stabat mater

Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor, Laura Claycomb, soprano, Christophe Dumaux, countertenor

The highly acclaimed early music maestro leads this 18th-century program bringing together the famous Third Suite by J.S. Bach, Purcell’s suite inspired by Shakespeare, and Pergolesi’s masterpiece, written in the final weeks of his all-too-brief life: a lamentation about Mary at the foot of the cross. Disney Hall more info: www.LAPhil.com

Friday November 17,  8:00 pm

Harpsichord Center Artist Series: Barbara Cadranel, harpsichord, performs a program of works by D. Scarlatti & J.S. Bach.  Ticket prices: General $30 / Seniors, SCEMS, SCRS, VdgS members $20. Students 16 & over with ID $10 / children 15 & under $5. Call 323-254-9613 or 323-255-7667 for ticket orders or pay at door.  Trinity Lutheran Church, 997 E. Walnut St., Pasadena CA 91106

Friday November 17, 8:00 pm

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen ; Rameau: Suite from Les Indes Galantes ; Bach: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 ; Pergolesi: Stabat mater

            see Nov 16 description

Disney Hall more info: www.LAPhil.com

Friday, November 17, 8:00 pm

USC Thornton Opera: Handel's "Alcina".

            see Nov. 16 description and location

Friday November 17, 8:00 PM

UCLA Opera:  AMADIGI by G.F. Handel

     see Nov 15 listing for information
 

Saturday, November 18, 8:00 pm

USC Thornton Opera: Handel's "Alcina".

            see Nov. 16 description and location

Saturday November 18, 8:00 PM

UCLA Opera:  AMADIGI by G.F. Handel

     see Nov 15 listing for information

Saturday Nov 18 4:00pm

Los Angeles Baroque: Roman Holiday: LAB goes to Italy.

Directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Alexa Haynes-Pilon. LA's new community baroque ensemble Los Angeles Baroque opens its 17/18 season with an a one-hour afternoon concert of festive delights from Italy, including Corelli: 'Christmas' Concerto grosso in G minor 'Fatto per la Notte di Natale', Op.6 No.8 (1712).  , Marini's Passacaglia and works by Colombi, Gabrieli, Geminiani and Manfredini Concerto No.12 in C major 'Pastorale per il santissimo natale' (1718);  FREE ADMISSION.  Wine and cheese reception follows. St James' Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Road, S. Pasadena, CA 91030. For further information please visit www.losangelesbaroque.org/concerts

Sunday November 19, 2:00 pm

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen ; Rameau: Suite from Les Indes Galantes ; Bach: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 ; Pergolesi: Stabat mater

            see Nov 16 description

Disney Hall more info: www.LAPhil.com

Sunday November 19, 2:30 pm

Harpsichord Center Artist Series: Barbara Cadranel, harpsichord

            see Nov 17 description

Contrapuntal Performances Recital Hall, 655 N. Bundy Dr., Los Angeles CA 90049

Sunday, November 19, 2:00 pm / Pre-performance lecture, 1:00 pm   

USC Thornton Opera: Handel's "Alcina".

            see Nov. 16 description and location

A pre-performance discussion on Sunday, Nov. 19 between maestro Brent McMunn and resident stage director Ken Cazan will consider Handel’s operatic setting of Ludovico Ariosto's 16th Century epic poem.

Sunday, November 19, 2 pm

Tesserae presents: Annual Fundraiser

Our annual fundraiser will take place on Sunday November 19th, 2 PM, at the incredible

Artemisia House in Hollywood, the largest Craftsman building in the U.S. 

Come enjoy an intimate concert of Baroque chamber music in this historical landmark.

Tickets are $200; your generous support not only sustains our season; it also keeps our concert tickets low and our concerts accessible to a wider public. RSVP to tesseraemusic@gmail.com; address provided upon RSVP.

Sunday  November 19, 4PM

Laudeamus Te Singers, Dr. James Vail, Director: Missa in Angustiis by Haydn, with music by Vivaldi, Mozart

This concert joins soloists, Laudeamus Te Singers, the St. Bede's Choir and chamber orchestra and organ, to perform this powerful and timely masterpiece; includes Laudemus Te by Mozart.

Suggested donation $15.  St. Bede's Episcopal Church 3590 Grand View Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90066-1904. Parking in church lot.

December 2017

Friday, December 1, 8:00 pm

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Noëls d’autrefois

Rotem Gilbert leads the Baroque Sinfonia in music of the French Baroque, featuring works by Marc Antoine Charpentier and Jean Baptiste Lully. Newman Recital Hall (AHF). Free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available. http://music.usc.edu/events/details/?event-id=996321

Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM

LA Master Chorale: Festival of Carols

Herald the onset of the holidays with our annual selection of favorite carols and songs sublimely sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre. IRVING BERLIN, White Christmas; ERIKS EŠENVALD, Stars; SHAWN KIRCHNER, One Sweet Little Baby; WELLS/TORMÉ, The Christmas Song; ERIC WHITACRe, Glow; , plus many other carols and songs of the season. Walt Disney Concert Hall. more info: www.lamc.org

Saturday, December 2, 7:00 PM

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: The Cricket, the Storm, and the Swan

The UCLA Early Music Ensemble presents early music with an ecological focus. Highlights include excerpts from Rebel's "Les Elemens," Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," Josquin's "El Grillo," Arcadelt's "Il bianco e dolce cigno," and other gems by Handel, Dowland, Hildegard, Palestrina, and others.

A program of music inspired by nature, from Medieval to Baroque, instrumental and vocal, directed by Dr. Ryan Koons. Featuring historical instrument reproductions, including the Western premier of a Medieval bagpipe with other Medieval instruments symphony (hurdy gurdy), vielle (violin), and portative organ.  Free and open to the public. UCLA Powell Library Rotunda (across from Royce Hall). Parking: closest is Attendant-paid $10-12 at Structure 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. UCLA campus map: http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/   For more information, please contact Ryan Koons at koonsr@ucla.edu.

The concert will be livestreaming. Accessible at 7pm PT via this URL
https://www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/school- of-music-live-streams

click on "Other Venue" on the right under "Other Channels"

Saturday, December 2, 2017 4 pm

La Mer Consort,  Earlier Music from the Renaissance

The program will feature music from two early Renaissance sources, the Glogauer Liederbuch, and Odhecaton, plus holiday songs.  Instruments will include recorders, flute, krumhorn, sackbutt and percussion. 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.

Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM

LA Master Chorale: Festival of Carols

            see Dec 2 description

Walt Disney Concert Hall. more info: www.lamc.org

 

Saturday, December 9, 7PM

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: A BACH CHRISTMAS

A holiday favorite!  An all-Bach program featuring glorious trumpets in the 4th Orchestral Suite, the tender nativity scene from the Christmas Oratorio, and the grandeur of the Magnificat.

Martin Haselboeck, conductor and organist

Ouverture No. 4 in D major BWV 1069
Christmas Oratorio: Part II BWV 248
Sinfonia from Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169
Magnificat BWV 243

Info and tickets ($20-$59): https://www.musicaangelica.org/events/a-bach-christmas/

Beverly O’Neill Theater, Downtown Long Beach

Sunday, December 10, 2PM,

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: A BACH CHRISTMAS

     see Dec. 9 listing for information

Zipper Hall, Colburn School Downtown Los Angeles
 

Saturday December 9  8 pm

LA Chamber Orchestra orchestral series: Bach’s Brandenburgs! The complete Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-1051

Margaret Batjer violin & leader, Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs the complete cycle of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos led from the first chair by esteemed LACO concertmaster Margaret Batjer and featuring special guest Mahan Esfahani on harpsichord in his Orchestral Series debut. The Brandenburg Concertos remain evergreen and present an opportunity to showcase the immense talents of many of LACO’s virtuoso principals, notably newly appointed principal flute Joachim Becerra Thomsen and newly appointed principal oboe Claire Brazeau. This LACO-signature repertoire has been previously performed by the Orchestra an astonishing 52 times, more often than any other work in its repertoire. Runtime approximately 120 min. Join us one hour before each concert in the theatre. Some Preludes feature LIVE performances of short chamber works. All provide interesting insights into the music and the artists. Single tickets start at $27.

Beckman Auditorium at Cal Tech Pasadena.

 

Sun, Dec 10, 2017 7:00 PM

LA Master Chorale: Bach: The Six Motets

Bach’s virtuoso motets are an ebullient highpoint of choral polyphony.  This sparkling celebration of the Yuletide brings all six of Bach’s motets together for a festive evening of camaraderie, warmth, and jubilation. Our Associate Conductor Jenny Wong makes her solo conducting debut.  Walt Disney Concert Hall. more info: www.lamc.org

 

Sunday December 10  7:00 pm

LA Chamber Orchestra orchestral series: Bach’s Brandenburgs! The complete Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-1051

            see Dec 9 for description

Royce Hall at UCLA

 

Sunday December 10 3:00 PM

Bach Collegium Japan Chorus and Orchestra: Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor, Sherezade Panthaki, soprano, Jay Carter, countertenor, Zachary Wilder, tenor, Dominik Wörner, bass.
Conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, the world-renowned Bach Collegium Japan Chorus and Orchestra makes a special appearance on the Society’s holiday series performing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
A leading authority on the works of Bach, Masaaki Suzuki combines his conducting career with his work as organist and harpsichordist. In 2012 Suzuki was awarded the Leipzig Bach Medal and in 2013 the Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize. Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan received the prestigious 45th Suntory Music Prize in 2014.
Hailed in BBC Music Magazine as “Kings from the East,” Bach Collegium Japan comprises a baroque orchestra and choir that is widely recognized as one of world’s leading interpreters of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Their recent recording of Bach Motets was honored with a German Record Critics’ Award (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik), Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2010 and also in 2011 with a BBC Music Magazine Award. In 1995, Maestro Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan began a project of recording Bach's complete Church Cantatas. 2014 saw the triumphant conclusion of their recorded cycle, comprising more than fifty CDs, and this major achievement was recognized with a 2014 ECHO Klassick "Editorial Achievement of the Year" award. Presented by Philharmonic Society.  Tickets starting at $28 Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 615 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa CA 92626 Event Phone: 949-533-2422 x1 Web Link for ticketing  Event Information

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Jouyssance: an early carol singalong

The annual Jouyssance Singalong has become a beloved tradition. You're invited this year to become the choir in an evening of "ancient" carols both familiar and rare. A reception with Wassail and other holiday traditions will follow.

St. Phillip the Apostle Church 151 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 pm (6:30 For pre-concrt)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos, Johann Sebastian Bach

In some of the most complex and exhilarating compositions of all time — rarely performed in their entirety. Concertmaster Margaret Batjer leads this unique experience in an energetic first as a Musco Center Artistic A liate.

Get tickets early, Tickets: $55 – $130

Musco Center for the Arts Chapman University
One University Drive, Orange, CA 844-OC-MUSCO (844-626-8726)

http://chapman.universitytickets.com/ user_pages/event.asp?id=1495&cid=68

Sunday, December 17  7:00 PM

LA Master Chorale and orchestra: G. F. Handel, Messiah

Simply one of the greatest choral works of all time, Handel’s Messiah, as sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the joyful baton of Artistic Director Grant Gershon, returns to Disney Hall. Composed in a mere 24 days, 2017 heralds the 275th anniversary of this enduring masterpiece that continues to be the composer’s most popular work and may well be the most performed classical work of all time. Walt Disney Concert Hall. more info: www.lamc.org

 

Sunday December 17  2:00, 4:00, 6:00 (three performances)

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge University: Christmas at the Bradbury
Graham Ross, Director. The Da Camera Society Chamber Music in Historic Sites presents: the Bradbury’s resonant five-story atrium will ring out with festive carols and holiday favorites performed in the great British choral tradition by a magnificent 30-voice choir. Join us for “an enthralling seasonal experience, sung with passion and warmth” (Audiophile Audition) — in L.A.’s most iconic interior! “Eloquent and translucent singing” (San Francisco Chronicle). Tickets $65  Bradbury Building, 304 S. Broadway,  Downtown Los Angeles

program details http://dacamera.org/concert_details/program.html?#336

site notes: http://dacamera.org/concert_details/site_notes.html?#336

driving, parking directions  http://dacamera.org/concert_details/directions.html?#336

Monday, December 18  7:30 PM

LA Master Chorale and orchestra: 37th Annual Messiah Sing-Along

The annual Messiah Sing-Along packs the house every year! With the orchestra on stage, Artistic Director Grant Gershon will conduct you and 2,199 other singers in this joyful performance. Bring your own score or buy one in the lobby and join the chorus. VIP onstage tickets will once again be available for singers who wish to get up-close-and-personal with Grant Gershon, singers, and the orchestra. Hallelujah!  A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for purchase to singers who would like to get the full Master Chorale performance experience. Tickets include Backstage entrance, warm-up with the Master Chorale singers, Onstage performance of Handel’s Messiah alongside singers of the Chorale, Complimentary champagne during intermission.  Walt Disney Concert Hall. more info: www.lamc.org

 

Monday, December 18, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Bach Collegium San Diego: G. F. Handel: Messiah HWV 56

Bach Collegium San Diego's annual performances of Messiah have become one of the country's most compelling interpretations of this beloved oratorio, emphasizing Handel's prowess as one of the great composers of dramatic music from the eighteenth-century. A stellar ensemble brings both the grandeur and intimacy to this seminal work. 

Soloists: Clara Rottsolk, Soprano; Melanie Russell, Soprano; Jay Carter, Countertenor; Lexa Ferrill, Alto; Derek Chester, Tenor; Mischa Bouvier, Baritone

St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Tuesday, December 19, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Bach Collegium San Diego: G. F. Handel: Messiah HWV 56

     see Monday, December 18, listing for info.

First Presbyterian Church

more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/

Wednesday, December 20, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Bach Collegium San Diego: G. F. Handel: Messiah HWV 56

      see Monday, December 18, listing for info.

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/

January 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Jouyssance: An International Twelfth Night

Continuing its long tradition of honoring the Magi, Jouyssance will travel to three continents as it performs Medieval and Renaissance music of the holiday season. From Praetorius and Fayrfax to Zespedes and Victoria, in tongues ranging from Nahuatl to merry olde English, Jouyssance will present a most multicultural celebration.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church 1536 Selby Ave., Westwood

Saturday, January 6, 12 noon

Arthur Omura, harpsichord: Spanish keyboard music of the 17th century was idiomatic to say the least. It was characterized by a distinct intermingling of sacred and secular: it is sometimes contrapuntal, like a piece of Renaissance vocal polyphony; sometimes old-fashioned, like something from the 16th century; and sometimes dancelike or imitative, like the strumming of a guitar. This program is an examination of a bit of that style.

PROGRAM:

Batalha de sexto tom  Anonimo (17th c.)

Sonate in C, K.513      Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757)     

Gallardas (E major)     Juan Bautisa José Cabanilles (1644 – 1712)

Sonate in a, K.54         Scarlatti

Cento Partite sopra Passacagli            Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)

Sonate in c, K.58         Scarlatti

Tiento de 2o Tono por Gesolreut, sobre la Letanía de la Virgen Pablo Bruna (d. 1679)

Sonate in d, K.417      Scarlatti

Batalla                         Cabanilles

Sonate in F, K.82        Scarlatti

FREE, refreshments following the concert.

Edendale Up Close Concerts. Edendale Branch Library 2011 W. Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles 90026 (Echo Park) in the Community Room

http://edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/

https://www.arthuromura.com

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Jouyssance: An International Twelfth Night

            see January 6 description

Church of the Angels 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena

January 7th, 5:00pm

Liuwe Tamminga, playing the Greg Harold Baroque organ: Music by Bach and Buxtehude

Tesserae is excited to bring world-renowned organist Liuwe Tamminga for an intimate house concert. Tamminga, based in Bologna, Italy, has been organist at the basilica of San Petronio for over twenty years, where he performs on two of the oldest church organs in Europe. Originally from Holland, Tamminga has made a number of important recordings of Italian organ music on historic instruments throughout the Italian peninsula. Program of organ music by J.S. Bach and Buxtehude on the Greg Harrold organ in the Contrapuntal Recital Hall. This is a rare opportunity to hear an early-music specialist on one of the best Baroque organs in the city. Tickets $30, Seniors & SCEMS $25, Students $10

The Contrapuntal Recital Hall is a private music space in Brentwood. Address is furnished upon purchase of tickets. You can purchase your tickets at brownpapertickets.com.

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 4 pm

Ketil Haugsand, solo harpsichord recital:  “Bon Appétit” - music of the French Baroque

Desert Baroque presents an extravagant concert program series FIGHT, FLIGHT & FANTASY, opening the series with Ketil Haugsand, International prize winning performer.  (Series dates January 7, 12,13, 14; see January 12 listing in the Calendar for more Series details).  Tickets: $25 general and $50 reserved.  Church of St. Paul in the Desert 125 W. El Alameda Palm Springs, CA  Purchase tickets at Brownpapertickets.com. more info: www.desertbaroque.com
 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7  7:30pm

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi, dir.: Vivaldi - The Farewell Concerti.

After years in Venice and great success, Vivaldi goes to Vienna for a new start, hoping for patronage. Tragically, he is cut off both by his intended patron’s death--and then his own. Hear both the master’s final violin and strings concerti as well as rarely heard works by some of his competitors, Galuppi, Reutter, Holzbauer and Reinhardt. They will be performed by the acclaimed Europa Galante under the direction of renowned violinist Fabio Biondi. St. James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect Street in La Jolla. Tickets  $50/$40/$10. For more information call (619) 291 8246 or visit http://www.sdems.org

Tuesday January 9  8:00 PM

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi, violin and conductor

Galuppi: Overture to Adriano in Siria; Vivaldi: Sinfonia in G major for strings, RV 149, “Il Coro delle muse”; Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A, RV 552, “con eco in lontano”; Reutter: Sinfonia in D minor; Holzbauer: Flute Concerto in G; Reinhardt: Sonata a quattro violini e basso; Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in C, RV 186; Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in B-flat, RV 371

Biondi and Europa Galante, among the best of the best, take you back in time to experience works written by an impoverished Vivaldi near the end of his life, in search of a new beginning in Vienna.

Disney Hall more info: LAPhil.com

Friday January 12,  8:00 pm

Harpsichord Center Artist Series: Gilbert Martinez, harpsichord, performs a program of works by  J.S. Bach, Telemann, W.F. Bach & Balbastre.  Ticket prices: General $30 / Seniors, SCEMS, SCRS, VdgS members $20 / Students 16 & over with ID $10 / children 15 & under $5. Call 323-254-9613 or 323-255-7667 for ticket orders or pay at door.  Trinity Lutheran Church, 997 E. Walnut St., Pasadena CA 91106

Friday, January 12, 2018, 7 pm

Desert Baroque: FIGHT, FLIGHT & FANTASY

Concerts and Venues January 7, 12, 13, and 14. (see these dates in the Calendar for concert details)

FIGHT, FLIGHT & FANTASY includes 4 days of masterclasses and concerts. Masterclasses are daily classes on repertoire and basso continuo focusing on polyphonic works and fantasies, in sessions taught by the performing faculty. Masterclass Fee: $630 covers all classes, concerts, lodging and meals at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Jan. 12-15, 2018. Info at: www.desertbaroque.com.

Concerts:

Desert Baroque presents an extravagant concert program for 1-4 harpsichords and string ensemble, including Baroque music by Johann Sebastian Bach, his two sons Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann, a contemporary sonata by Asako Hirabyashi for four harpsichords and strings, and Astor Piazzolla’s “Liber Tango.” Two performances, the center-piece of Desert Baroque’s Winter Festival, “Fight, Flight & Fantasy.” 

Internationally celebrated harpsichordists, performing and serving as faculty for the Festival master classes hale from across the United States and Europe. Ketil Haugsand, International prize winning performer, Elaine Funaro, Contemporary music specialist, Webb Wiggins, recently of the Oberllin Conservatory Faculty and Basso Continuo Expert, Sonia Lee, Performer and Scholar, Charles Metz, Ensemble and solo performer and Desert Baroque founder and director, Margaret Irwin-Brandon, Early keyboard specialist.

Tickets: $25 general and $50 reserved ( in support of Desert Baroque); Purchase tickets at Brownpapertickets.com

Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Sanctuary 59700 29 Palms Hwy Joshua Tree, CA 92252

more info:  Founder/Director, Desert Baroque; www.desertbaroque.com; Director Emerita, Arcadia Players; 9395 Calle Barranca; Desert Hot Springs, CA  92240; 413-285-6881

Saturday, January 13, 4pm and 8 pm

Desert Baroque: FIGHT, FLIGHT & FANTASY Series: The Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach

See January 12 listing for Series details

Tickets: $25 general and $50 reserved ( in support of Desert Baroque).    Harrison House, 6881 Mount Lassen Ave, Joshua Tree, CA 92252  (see louharrisonhouse.org for tickets)

Saturday, January 13,  12 PM - 1 PM

Marylin Winkle" "The Sound of Struggle: Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero and the Gendered Politics of Power"

A Lecture Recital in partial fulfillment of a DMA in Early Music, USC; selected scenes from La liberazione di Ruggiero. In 1624, Maria Maddalena d’Austria, widow of Cosimo II and joint regent of Florence, acquired a palace that had been formerly owned by Princess Isabella de Medici. Once purchased by Maria Maddalena, the Villa Imperiale became the center of the Women’s Court, which advocated for women’s dowries and protection in cases of abuse. The Villa Imperiale was also the birthplace of Francesca Caccini’s opera La liberazione di Ruggiero, a musical-rhetorical depiction of a gendered struggle for power. The first opera composed by a woman, La Liberazione di Ruggiero appeared at the height of seventeenth-century female political influence and discourse in Italy. The opera itself depicts the Saracen hero, Ruggiero, captured and enslaved in love by an evil sorceress, Alcina. Protagonist Melissa disguises herself as a man in order to descend to free Ruggiero and return him to his betrothed warrior princess. La liberazione’s musical storytelling and physical performance space demonstrate Francesca Caccini’s concern for the fears and virtues of female reign. A rhetorical analysis of Caccini’s opera in the context of its performance space offers insights into the boundaries of woman’s power in both politics and music. CAST: Melissa - Sarah Reynolds, Alcina - Rachelle Romero, Sirena & Dama Disincantata - Maria Hernandez CONTINUO: Marylin Winkle, baroque cello and viola da gamba, Arthur Omura, harpsichord.

FREE. University Gateway 3335 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90007, This event will be held in the Early Music Room, room 120, inside the Thornton University Gateway area. This area requires key card access, so please plan to arrive early if you need assistance entering.

January 13, 2018, Saturday, 8:00pm

Saint Cecelia Orchestra: Virtuoso Baroque

Les Cyclopes, J.P. Rameau;,Pièces de clavecin en concerts No. 5,  J.P. Rameau; Concerto for 2 Violins in d Minor, JS Bach; Concerto Grosso in g minor, Op. 6, No. 8, Christmas Concerto, A. Corelli.

If you’re going to have a Baroque program, you might as well go for “b-roke” and feature two of the greatest works from this period. Bach’s stunning double concerto with abundant melodic material attests to his extraordinary power of imagination. And Corelli’s Christmas concerto will have you celebrating the season all over again. Explore the virtuosity and emotive eloquence of Baroque music as performed on harpsichord and strings. Yi-Huan Zhao, violin; Cathy Biagini, cello; Arthur Omura, harpsichord.
Tickets $24.00, Chamber Music at the Center, Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center, 2751 West Broadway, Los Angeles (Glendale)

more info: http://scorchestra.org/concertstickets/

Sunday, January 14, 6 pm

Ciaramella Ensemble for Music of the 15th Century

Presented by Sundays Live, Ciaramella Ensemble ventures toward modern times with intoxicating dance melodies 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 orid polyphony in the manner of the Burgundian alta capella ensembles that piped across Renaissance Europe. The Cleveland Plain Dealer praised the group for performing intricate 15th century counterpoint “with the ease of jazz musicians improvising on a theme.” Free. Leo S. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles CA

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 4 pm

Desert Baroque: FIGHT, FLIGHT & FANTASY Series: The Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach

See January 12 listing for Series details

Tickets: $25 general and $50 reserved ( in support of Desert Baroque); Purchase tickets at Brownpapertickets.com.  Hope Center, Hope Lutheran Church, 45900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260
 

Sunday  January 14,  2:30 pm

Harpsichord Center Artist Series: Gilbert Martinez, harpsichord.

            see January 12 description

Contrapuntal Performances Recital Hall, 655 N. Bundy Dr., Los Angeles CA 90049

Sunday  January 14  2018  4:00pm

Les Pantomimes: Pieces de clavecin en concerts by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Aya Hamada, harpsichord; Lynn Tetenbaum, viola da gamba
The Da Camera Society Chamber Music in Historic Sites presents: With a façade inspired by temples of ancient Greece, this beautifully preserved edifice is well deserving of its National Historic Landmark status. Beneath the dramatic coffered ceiling of the Grand Hall, three “crème de la crème” early music virtuosi perform all five of Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts of 1741 — a pinnacle of the late-French Baroque, whose fanciful movements will delight the ear with their vivid drama and sensuality. Blumenstock’s “hair-trigger virtuosity is authoritative, gleefully demented, and mean as a hornet" (The Washington Post).   Tickets $65. Dessert Reception with artists following the concert

Pasadena Masonic Temple, Grand Hall,  Pasadena
Program details  http://dacamera.org/concert_details/program.html?#336

site notes http://dacamera.org/concert_details/site_notes.html?#337

driving, parking directions  http://dacamera.org/concert_details/directions.html?#337

Monday January 15  6 to 7 PM

Ken Aiso (period violin) and Valeria Morgovskaya (Broadwood grand pianos 1811 and 1829)  Program: Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano. Beethoven's piano was a Broadwood. This mini-lecture/recital will provide a foretaste of their upcoming concert  (Saturday Marcy 17, 2018; Hole Memorial Auditorium, La Sierra University Riverside).

Period Piano Center Museum 610 Amigos Dr B1,  Redlands, CA  92373 

TICKETS:  Minimum donation $25.  Click on the Paypal (DONATE) button on this page to make the payment,  and write  “January 15 Mini-Concert”

more info http://www.shullpiano.com/html/upcoming_programs.html

and 909-796-4226

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 8:00pm

Chatham Baroque: Awake Sweet Love – Songs and Sonatas of Olde England

Chatham Baroque returns to St. Matthew’s with a program of music from seventeenth-century England, with lute songs by John Dowland and theater music by Henry Purcell, all ranging from the tender to the bawdy.

Featuring the incomparable French-Canadian soprano, Pascale Beaudin, Chatham Baroque – with Andrew Fouts, violin, ­Patricia ­Halverson, viola da gamba, and Scott Pauley, theorbo and lute – also serves up a variety of superb English instrumental music, including the exquisite Royal Consorts of Henry Lawes, with a sumptuous instrumental ensemble of two violins, two viols, and two theorbos. Single tickets: $35 ($10 students with valid I.D.) Children under 16 are free.Call for group discounts:  (310) 573-7422

St Matthew's Episcopal Church 1031 Bienveneda Avenue , Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-2314

more info: Free intermission refreshments, Doors open at 7:30pm, Free parking.

map: http://goo.gl/maps/zr2KU  0.4 miles north of Sunset Blvd

tickets: http://musicguildonline.org/program.shtml#January
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Matthews-Music-Guild/150982731607756

Friday January 19, 800PM (Encinitas)

repeats

Saturday January 20 800PM in Santa Monica, and

Sunday, January 21, 3 pm in Newport Beach (see listings on those dates)

Hutchins Consort presents: Bach and Rock. 

The Hutchins Consort are bringing their popular concert Bach and Rock to Encinitas, Santa Monica and Newport Beach, accompanied by pianist Maksim Velichkin. You’ll hear awesome classic rock like Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” as well as several engaging pieces by J.S. Bach.  The Hutchins Consort is known for their mastery of the baroque music of Bach, Mozart and other classical composers, but they are equally as skilled at playing everything from Gypsy jazz to Americana and beyond. On January 21st, they’re bringing their popular concert Bach and Rock to St Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, accompanied by pianist Maksim Velichkin. You’ll hear awesome classic rock like Jimi Hendrix’ “Purple Haze” and Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” as well as several engaging pieces by J.S. Bach. This unique ensemble performs on eight scaled violins from the tiny Treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the Contrabass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello, producing an amazingly wide range of sound. Tickets: $35 adults, $20 seniors/students, $60 family package (2 adults and 2 children) available at hutchinsconsort.org or at the door

 

Saturday January 20 800PM

Hutchins Consort presents: Bach and Rock. 

     see Jan 19 listing for details

St. Augustine-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

1227 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

http://hutchinsconsort.org/events/bach-rock-santa-monica-2/

 

Saturday, January 20, 2 pm & 8 pm

Pasadena Symphony and Pops presents: Baroque Around The World

Exotic Baroque from Cleopatra to Bach. McGegan at his very best.  Acclaimed Soprano Sherezade Panthaki invokes the fabled  queen with Colburn artist Blake Pouliot on Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe, all in the masterful hands of Conductor Nicholas McGegan. Highly regarded  as “one of the nest baroque conductors of his generation” (London Independent), you won’t want to miss the “King” of Baroque interpretation at his nest.  Nicholas McGegan, conductor. Blake Pouliot, violin. Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Program:

Telemann Overture des nations anciens et modernes

Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe Graun “Tra le procelle assorto” from  Ceasar e Cleopatra

Handel “Piangero” from Julius Ceasar

Hasse “Morte col ero aspetto”, Marc’ Antonio e Cleopatra

Mattheson The Death of Cleopatra

Rameau Les Indes Galantes

Join us for Insights, a free pre-concert discussion beginning 1 hour prior to the concert.

Ticket Prices: starting at $35; Email: BoxO ce@PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org Text: 626-531-1401   Performed at the acoustically astounding Ambassador Auditorium 131 South St. John Avenue, Pasadena

  http://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concerts/baroque-around-the-world/

Sunday, January 21, 3 pm

Hutchins Consort presents: Bach and Rock. 

     see Jan 19 listing for details

St Mark Presbyterian Church

2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach

http://hutchinsconsort.org/events/bach-rock-newport-beach-2/

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 8pm

CIRCA Ensemble: IL RITORNO, MONTEVERDI: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (scenes)

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Quincy Grant and the CIRCA Ensemble

Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz in collaboration with composer and arranger Quincy Grant and the Circa Ensemble, Il Ritorno features the highly skilled acrobats of Circa Ensemble interpreting Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with precarious lifts, holds, levitations and falls, their movements portraying the forces of desire, devastation and absence created by loss and war, while music from the opera is played and sung by a live chamber ensemble. The performance is directed by Natalie Murray Beale and features mezzo-soprano Kate Howden and tenor Robert Murray. Presented by the Philharmonic Society and Musco Center. Part of the Eclectic Orange Series, sponsored by Judith and Howard Jelinek. Concert sponsored by Donald and Karen Evarts. CIRCA acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

Tickets start at $27. Musco Center for the Arts Chapman University One University Drive Orange, CA 92866   Pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen, 7pm more info: http://muscocenter.org/

Tuesday January 23, 2018  730 PM (repeats Jan 28 different venue)

San Diego Baroque Soloists and actor James Newcomb: Shakespeare in Concert

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard, join Shakespearean actor James Newcomb and the San Diego Baroque Soloists for "Shakespeare in Concert" featuring "The Fairy Queen" by Henry Purcell (based on "A Midsummer Night's Dream") and "The Tempest" by Matthew Locke.

San Diego Baroque Soloists, a collaborative ensemble, includes violinists Pierre Joubert, Isaac Allen, violist Andrew Waid, cellist Alex Greenbaum, and harpsichordist/organist Alison Luedecke. Each artist is an accomplished soloist in their own right and has performed extensively in San Diego and worldwide, with groups such as the Academy of Ancient Music, Mainly Mozart, Bach Collegium, The Knights and the Hausmann Quartet.

ensemble web site: http://www.sdbaroque.com/about.html

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and Athenaeum's School of the Arts

("La Jolla Studio") 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

tickets $45: http://www.ljathenaeum.org/event/5b4b9a8f24be6171454039cd6fed68f5

Thursday January 25

LA Chamber Orchestra and The Modern Brass Quintet: Baroque Brass

David Washburn, host & trumpet

MONTEVERDI Selected fantasies from L'Orfeo

VIVALDI Concerto for two trumpets

Zipper Hall, Colburn School downtown LA , more info www.laco.org

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 7 PM

Suitte Royale: Le Jardin des Instruments

Savor the sweet fragrance of our garden of instruments: treble viol, viola da gamba, Baroque cello, Baroque bassoon, flauto dolce, flauto taillo, and harpsichord.  Along with guest artist Alexa Haynes-Pilon, Suitte Royale members John Robinson, Jim Garafalo, and Ruta Bloomfield present works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Lotti, Antoine Dornel, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, Johann Melchior Molter, François Couperin, and Johann Kuhnau.  The Master’s University, Powell Library, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321.  FREE.    For more information, please e-mail SuitteRoyale@gmail.com or call 310-729-0173.

January 27, 2018 9:30 am–4:00 pm,

Peter Maund: percussion workshop

Private home, Pasadena. Directions provided upon registration; sponsored by SCRS. In conjunction with the concert by Maund and Rotem and Adam Gilbert on  Jan. 28 (see listing there)

The workshop will include an introduction to percussion instruments, their basic playing techniques and how they are used in early and contemporary music. Using both recorders and percussion instruments we will focus on medieval and renaissance music from Europe as well as traditional, folk and classical music from around the world, exploring concepts of melody and meter, both typical (and untypical!) in dance music. No experience necessary.
Peter Maund studied percussion at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and
music, folklore, and ethnomusicology at the University of California, Berkeley. A
founding member of Ensemble Alcatraz and Alasdair Fraser’s Skyedance, he has
performed with early and contemporary music ensembles including American
Bach Soloists, Anonymous 4, Chanticleer, The Harp Consort, Hesperion XX, Musica
Pacifica, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Voices of Music, among others.vHe
has served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley as well as in many workshops throughout the U.S. Described by the Glasgow Herald as “the most considerate and imaginative of percussionists” he can be heard on over 60 recordings.
Cost: $60 ­—Members of SCRS, OCRS AND SCEMS; $65—Non-Members lunch snacks and beverages.
Participants: The workshop will be limited to 20 participants (All levels). Participants should bring recorders, stands, and if possible, a hand drum (frame drum, doumbek) and/or tambourine. Some instruments will be provided.
Registration Required: By Mail: Send check made out to SCRS to: Nick Siu, 4033 Tropico Way, Los Angeles CA 90065. Include the following information: Name, e-mail and/or phone number, list of instruments played and level.
Online: Go to www.socalrecorders.com. Go to “Joining.” Click “download here for membership form.” That will take you to the page where it says, “DONATE,” a PayPal link where you can pay the workshop fee. Please send a follow-up e-mail to Nick Sui  nsiumail88@yahoo.com), notifying him of the payment for the workshop and include personal information listed  under “By Mail”registration.

Sunday, January 28, 3 pm

Adam Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert, and Peter Maund: instrumental Music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Living Traditions.

Presented by The Southern California Recorder Society , the concert will feature instrumental Music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Living Traditions. Peter Maund studied percussion at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and music, folklore, and ethnomusicology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has performed with many of the top early and contemporary music ensembles . Adam Knight Gilbert is a Professor and the Director of USC’s Thornton School of Early Music. He is co-founder and co-director of the ensemble Ciaramella since 2003. Rotem Gilbert is a founding member and co-director of Ciaramella, a former member of Piffaro, and has appeared with many early music ensembles in the United States and in Europe  Early Music America recently named Adam and Rotem Gilbert joint recipients of the 2014 Thomas Binkley “for outstanding achievement

in performance and scholarship by the director of  a university or college early music ensemble.”

A cocktail and appetizer reception will follow the concert. Tickets $35. All proceed from the concert will support the work of the Southern California Recorder Society. RSVP is required and there is limited seating. For tickets: By Mail: Send check made out to SCRS to: Nick Siu, 4033 Tropico Way, Los Angeles CA 90065. Include the following information: Name, e-mail and/or phone number. Online: Go to www.socalrecorders.com. Go to “Joining.” Click “download here for membership form.” That will take you to the page where it says, “DONATE,” a PayPal link where you can pay for concert tickets. Please send a follow-up e-mail to Nick Sui (nsiumail88@yahoo.com), notifying him of the payment for the concert tickets including personal information listed under “By Mail” registration.

Held in a private home in Pasadena.

Sunday, January 28, 2018  2:00 PM-3:30 PM

San Diego Baroque Soloists and actor James Newcomb: Shakespeare in Concert

         see Jan 23 listing for information

Kensington Home 4184 Palisades Road San Diego, CA, 92116 United States

https://www.kensingtonconcertseries.com/schedule-new/sdbs

The concert may be outside or inside depending on weather. There will be a reception to follow.

ensemble web site: http://www.sdbaroque.com/about.html

ONLINE TICKETS: $25 (plus fee): https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3206583

DOOR TICKETS: $30 (you must reserve ahead of time - garypaynephoto@mac.com)

 

February 2018

Friday, February 9   8:00PM  (repeats Saturday, February 10  in San Juan, Capistrano. )

De Angelis Vocal Ensemble/Delirium Musicum:  The Ode To St. Cecilia’s Day by G. F. Handel. 

Matthew Gray Artistic director; Etienne Gara, concertmaster.  Handel’s Ode to St. Cecilia’s Day will be performed with the combined De Angelis Vocal Ensemble and the Delirium Musicum orchestra at the Vallejo Drive Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Glendale.  For details including location, please contact Matthew Gray at 714-928-3032 or visit the website matthewgray@cox.net.  Tickets are available at http://deangelisensemble.org/calendar/.  The program will repeat Saturday, February 10 at the Mission Basilica Catholic Church in San Juan, Capistrano. 

 

Saturday, February 10   8:00PM 

De Angelis Vocal Ensemble/Delirium Musicum:  The Ode To St. Cecilia’s Day by G. F. Handel. 

     see the Friday, February 9 listing for details

Mission Basilica Catholic Church in San Juan, Capistrano. 

Saturday, February 10, 7 pm (repeats February 11, 7:30 pm  Zippper Hall, downtown LA)

Musica Angelica and Orchester Wiener Akademie:Beethoven symphonies

These two "HIP" orhestras join forces under the direction of Martin Haselböck for historically- informed performances of two Beethoven symphonies, No. 1 and No. 3 Eroica.

SCEMS members may use a $20 discount on tickets to the Zipper performance. Use the promo code SCEMS when ordering at https://www.musicaangelica.org/events.

Beverly O’Neill Theater 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA

 

Sunday February 11, 7:30 pm

Musica Angelica and Orchester Wiener Akademie:Beethoven symphonies

     see Saturday, February 10, listing for details

Zipper Hall, Colburn School 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

https://www.musicaangelica.org/events

Sunday February 11, 5:00 PM

Tesserae: Songs of Salamone Rossi

Salomone Rossi (C 1570 - 1630) was a Jewish composer, violinist, and concertmaster at the Gonzaga Court in Mantova. While his instrumental works are splendid examples of the sensuous and fiery musical language of the early Baroque, it is his experimentation with setting Hebrew liturgical text that is perhaps one of the most astonishing facets of his career. During the period, there was great debate over the potential role of art music in the synagogue, and not surprisingly, Rossi was greatly in favor of considering the contemporary style of Monteverdi and the Ducal Chapel as a source of musical inspiration for Jewish worship. Tesserae wishes to celebrate the life and works of Salomone Rossi, with a performance of his sacred and secular music, alongside music by his colleagues from the Mantuan court -- Viadana, Gastoldi, de Wert and, of course, Monteverdi. In this program, we wish to demonstrate the unique way in which Rossi incorporated a musical language that he loved -- that of the Gonzaga court -- as a way to bridge the gap between two diverse cultures.Tickets available at the door: General Admission $25-$30/ Seniors & SCEMS $20-$25 Students $10   

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills 504 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Sunday, February 11 7:00 PM

LA Master Chroale:  G.F. Handel, Israel in Egypt

Colorfully chronicling the exodus of the Israelites and the plagues that besieged Egypt, Handel’s biblical oratorio Israel in Egypt showcases the composer’s vivid imagination and inherent understanding of human nature. Presented as the second installment of the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Hidden Handel project, this vibrant vocal showcase will be enhanced by Syrian Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad through his compelling blend of drawing, animation, and film that features him creating imagery in real-time from the stage during the performance. Based in New York, Mourad brings a personal perspective to the work’s universal theme of displacement and the entrenched human instinct to return home. Walt Disney Concert Hall. more info: www.lamc.org

Sunday, February 11, 4 pm

Santa Cecilia Orchestra presents: Celebration! 25th Anniversary Gala Concert

Egmont Overture—L.V. Beethoven —a masterpiece of powerfully expressive music that is infused with propulsive rhythms and exciting energy.

Program:

Water Music Suite—G.F. Handel Symphony No. 7 , written in 1717 to accompany water festivities on the Thames. 

Symphony No. 7 —L.V. Beethoven , Filled with both intense passion and sublime eloquence.

Celebrate 25 years of Santa Cecilia Orchestra’s accomplishment, talent and range in a
single evening of magni cent music.

Tickets: Youth (under 17) $8  $24 $27

Occidental College, Thorne Hall 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock CA

more info: http://scorchestra.org/

Monday, 02/12/2018  8:00 PM

Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment:

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60,

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Nicola Benedetti, violin/director, Cecilia Bernardini, director

Winner of Best Female Artist at both 2012 and 2013 Classical BRIT Awards, violinist Nicola Benedetti has captivated audiences and critics alike with her musicality and poise. In May 2004, at the age of 16, she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. She was appointed as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honors, in recognition of her international music career and work with musical charities throughout the United Kingdom. Ms. Benedetti was recently honored with the Queen’s Medal for Music for contributions to the musical life of Great Britain and is the youngest person to receive the award.

Formed three decades ago, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has since mesmerized the music world. With no permanent music director, the orchestra is flexible to work with the world’s great conductors and soloists, and has worked with talents such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Roger Norrington, William Christie, Marin Alsop, Vladimir Jurowski, and Sir Mark Elder, among others. This distinctive ensemble plays on period-specific instruments, which is only one element of its quest for authenticity, and continues to explore the diversity of music-making.

Presented by  Philharmonic Society    tickets: starting at $38

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 615 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa CA 92626  

more info: 949-533-2422 x1    

Web Link for ticketing   http://tickets.philharmonicsociety.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=15948    

Event Information  http://www.philharmonicsociety.org/

Friday, February 16, 7:30 pm

Ricercar Consort: A Concert for Anna Magdalena

San Diego Early Music Society presents Ricercar Consort, who perform two cantatas for soprano and other pieces by Bach, including the reconstructed concerto for Oboe d’Amore BWV1055 and the Trio Sonata from “The Musical Offering. Soprano Hanna Bayodi-Hirt and the eight amazing musicians of Ricercar Consort led by Philippe Pierlot celebrate a woman who inspired great music: Anna Magdalena Bach, second wife of Johann Sebastian. This concert presents a varied evening of his music as it might have been performed in their home, for the Bachs gave house concerts to which friends and other family were invited and often participated in. Anna Magdalena was a fine soprano who performed her husband’s work, and this program includes the joyous “Wedding” Cantata which she probably  sang, alongside the reconstructed concerto for Oboe d’Amore BWV1055 and the Trio Sonata from “The Musical ffering.”

Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, soprano; Frank Theuns, traverso Emmanuel Laporte, oboe; Enrico Gatti & Tuomo Suni, violin Sandrine Dupé, viola, ; Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba, ; Frank Coppieters, double bass, Maude Gratton, harpsichord

program:

Trio Sonata from the Musical O ering BWV 1079

Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo BWV 992

Non sà che sia dolore BWV 209 – Cantata for soprano, traverso and strings

Concerto for oboe d’amore BWV 1055 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten

BWV 202 – Cantata for soprano, oboe and strings

Ticket Information: $45/$35 general, $10 for students and rush tickets

St James by-the-Sea 743 Prospect Street,La Jolla CA

more info: www.sdems.org/

Sunday, February 18, 2 pm  (repeats Sunday February 25th, 2018 at 2 pm  in North Holywood)

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: Through the Looking Glass

Conducted by Thomas Axworthy: In this concert  we are examining modern interpretations of early music, in fact looking “through the looking glass”
at ancient works with modern eyes (or in this case modern ears). Several composers have been selected to highlight this theme: Peter Seibert with a new take on the ancient Saltarello dance; a Jorg Voss version of a ballet by 16th century composer Fabrino Caroso; two of the popular “Ancient Airs and Dances” suites by Respighi; and a modern take on  “Romeo and Juliet” by composer Brian Monroe. Free Concert. Donations Appreciated.

FREE

St Bede’s Episcopal Church 3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA www.stbedesla.org

For further information, http://www. larohome.org or call Thomas Axworthy (Music Director) 562-773-2265

Sunday, February 18, 3 pm

The Hutchins Consort presents: All’s Fair in Love and War

A brand new arrangement of Biber’s extraordinary Battalia (battle) is paired with the motets of Don Carlo Gesualdo, and other works of love.

The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight scaled violins designed and built by luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins, whose research into the acoustic properties of string instruments resulted in an innovative process called free- plate tuning; a precise method of retuning the top and back plates of a violin before it is assembled to bring it to peak acoustic  performance. The fruits of her labor are the eight Hutchins violins, ranging in size from the 18.5-inch treble to the 7.2-foot contrabass. Like all violins, these instruments capture the emotional element of the music. But  they have the additional advantage of being crafted as a complete set with the same harmonic DNA — giving them the ability to produce a unique array of sounds that add a new dimension to the works they perform.

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/3057348

St Mark Presbyterian Church 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA

more info: hutchinsconsort.org/

Wednesday, February 21,  12:00pm 12:45pm

Bach Collegium San Diego : Memoriam - Bach at Noon

Hugo Distler, Partita: Jesus, Christus unser heiland; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Salve Regina in c minor

Free Admission

All Souls' Episcopal Church

more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/

Wednesday, February 21, 2018,8:00 pm

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Baroque Trio: Musical Masterpieces of the Baroque Era. John Barcellona – Baroque flute, Mark Uranker – harpsichord, David Garrett – viola da gamba with Special Guest Ken Aiso - Baroque violin. Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Morel, Rameau, Telemann.  Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840. Tickets $10 general, $7 students with valid ID, Students with Music Major Pass, Free. Tickets available at the door.  For more information, call (562) 985-7000 or go to http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/ 

Friday, February 23, 7 PM

Suitte Royale: Le Jardin des Instruments

Savor the sweet fragrance of our garden of instruments: treble viol, viola da gamba, Baroque cello, Baroque bassoon, flauto dolce, flauto taillo, and harpsichord. Along with guest artist Alexa Haynes-Pilon, Suitte Royale members John Robinson, Jim Garafalo, and Ruta Bloomfield present works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Lotti, Antoine Dornel, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, Johann Melchior Molter, François Couperin, and Johann Kuhnau. 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.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Concert of JS Bach Arias and Duets

Bach's mastery of tone and affect is its most personal in his cantata and oratorio arias with voice, continuo and woodwind obbligato, which may sinuously weave around the voice, exult, weep or sigh along with it, or provide a jaunty dance rhythm, all helping to characterize the text.

Singers Hannah Waldman, soprano, Jeff Greif, tenor, and instrumentalists David Kossoff, oboe, John Campbell, bassoon, and Stephen Karr, organ, will showcase the intimate side of the J.S. Bach cantatas and oratorios, in a concert of arias and duets,

FREE, but donations are suggested to benefit the church's Friends of Music fund,

Lutheran Church of the Master, 10931 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles 90025.

More info: . Contact Jeff Greif, 310-464-7654

http://lutheran.churchofthemaster.org/

Sunday February 25th, 2018 at 2 pm

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: Through the Looking Glass

   see Sunday, February 18 listing for details

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
6020 Radford Ave, North Hollywood, CA www.elcnoho.org

For further information, http://www. larohome.org or call Thomas Axworthy (Music Director) 562-773-2265

Wednesday, February 28 2:00

Recorder Players West: First class of Spring 2018 Session

Our conductor, Inga Funck, is a favorite of recorder society meetings and workshops and an outstanding recorder player.  The classes provide excellent instruction in group playing and tips on how to improve your individual performance and style. We are once again able to offer 10 classes for the same price that 9 classes have been in the past!  The classes meet Wednesdays from February 28 through May 9 (except March 28) at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd. in Culver City.  The location is conveniently close to the 405 Freeway, and parking is plentiful and free.  The intermediate class meets from 2:00 – 3:30 pm, and the advanced class meets from 3:45 – 5:15 pm.  The music is interesting and many students sign up for both classes.  Tuition is $180 for one class and $280 for both classes. Printed music costs $5 for each class.  To register contact Suellen Eslinger at suellenesl@verizon.net or 310-542-0817.  A limited number of scholarships are available. 

March 2018

is EARLY MUSIC month

to see why -

see March 10 listings: 7 concerts on one night, what a vibrant scene we have in LA! Get out and support it!

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:30 pm; reception 6 pm

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - Baroque Conversations 3: Peroglesi’s Stabat Mater and US premier if a newly discovered setting of Salve Regina

Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, a setting of a 13th-century meditation considered among the composer’s most notable sacred works, will be sung by rising artists soprano Elizabeth Sutphen and mezzo-soprano Sofia Selowsky.  The all-string program includes 16 members of LACO’s critically acclaimed string section headed by Tereza Stanislav as acting concertmaster, with Ricardo Minasi, host & conductor, and Patricia Mabee, keyboard.

The enlightening five-concert Baroque Conversations series provides insight into the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period.  Generously sponsored by Carol & Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation, Baroque Conversations continues during LACO's 50th anniversary 2017-18 season with programs on March 22 and April 26, 2018
Tickets start at $45; complimentary wine reception for all ticket holders begins at 6 pm.
Zipper Concert Hall, 200 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles

more info: 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org.

Friday, March 2,  8:00 pm

Harpsichord Center Artist Series: Los Angeles Baroque Players. The ensemble, featuring Anthony Brazier & Asuncion Ojeda baroque flutes,

Paul Sherman baroque oboe, Alexa Haynes-Pilon baroque bassoon & cello, and Jeffrey Lavner harpsichord, performs works by Vivaldi, Telemann,  J.S. Bach, Handel & Rameau, played on period instruments.  Ticket prices: General $30 / Seniors, SCEMS, SCRS, VdgS members $20 / Students 16 & over with ID $10 / children 15 & under $5. Call 323-254-9613 or 323-255-7667 for ticket orders or pay at door.  

Trinity Lutheran Church, 997 E. Walnut St., Pasadena CA 91106

Friday, March 2, 8 pm

USC Baroque Sinfonia presents: Improvisation Across Boundaries

Presented by USC Thornton School of Music,  Adam Knight Gilbert leads the in an evening of

improvisation across cultures and genres, performing music based on grounds by seventeenth-century Spanish, Italian, and English composers alongside our own improvisations (and composition) in historic styles. Featuring compositions by Jose Marin, Fray Manuel Correa, Claudio Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giuseppe Scarani, and Henry Purcell. 

FREE

Newman Recital Hall USC University Park Campus, Los Angeles CA

http://music.usc.edu/events/details/?event-id=1122775

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Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30pm 9:30pm

Bach Collegium San Diego: Soundscape: Musical Architects of the Baroque  

Scott Allen Jarrett, Guest Conductor

 A collection of vocal masterpieces displaying exceptional musical architecture, centering on Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat Mater, a work displaying grandeur and a depth of expression, and Bach's supremely crafted motet Jesu, meine Freude. An ensemble of 10 singers and basso continuo, led by guest conductor Scott Allen Jarrett, brings this exciting program to life. Domenico Scarlatti, Stabat Mater, J.S Bach, Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227, Claudio Monteverdi, Magnificat a 6, Heinrich Schütz, Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, Schütz, Selig sind die Toten & Nunc Dimittis (from Musikalische Exequien)

All Saints' Episcopal Church, more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30pm 9:30pm

Bach Collegium San Diego: Soundscape: Musical Architects of the Baroque

     see March 2 listing

 Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Sunday, March 4,  2:30 pm

Harpsichord Center Artist Series: Los Angeles Baroque Players. 

            see March 2 description

Contrapuntal Performances Recital Hall, 655 N. Bundy Dr., Los Angeles CA 90049

Thursday March 8 8:00pm

Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic brass section: Program to be announced.

Always eager to take center stage, the Philharmonic's sensational brass players offer an invigorating evening of colorful music from the age of Gabrieli, Bach, and Handel. Disney Hall more info: www.laphil.com

Friday, March 9, 8 pm

Kontrapunktus,  A Neo-Baroque Chamber Orchestra : Mentors, Pupils & Scions-The Legacy of J.S. Bach & Arcangelo Corelli

Featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Geminiani, Locatelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Telemann, Handel, Hasse, C.P.E. Bach, Wassenaer,
and Rachmanino in tribute to Arcangelo Corelli. We will also perform the new Baroque music of Mark Moya.

Tickets: $25 https://www.kontrapunktus.com/ events/ opening-night-an-evening-with-kontrapunktus

St Mark Presbyterian Church.2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach, CA

more info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/

Saturday March 10, 2018   7:00PM

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Music of Germany (Bach? What Bach)

The UCLA EME presents its winter quarter concert with music from Germany, including the medieval ensemble (singers, bagpipe, symphony, recorder, percussion) performing works from the Carmina Burana; the renaissance ensemble performing works by Michael Praetorius, and the baroque ensembles performing.  Music by Hildegard, Vogelweide, Issac, Praetorius, Sweelinck, Vecchi, Brade, Shutz, Caroubel, Bruhns, Fasch, Buxtehude, Handel,  Brade,

FREE St Albans Episcopal Church, 580 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles CA 90024

https://www.stalbanswestwood.com/

Very limited parking in church parking lot. Self parking about $6 for 2 hours in Lot 2 at Hilgard and Westholme (bottom floor -buy ticket at kiosk first using license plate #, park nearest the north-west corner).  Parking on most nearby residential streets is not permitted.

Saturday, March 10, 2018. 4:00 p.m.

Da Camera Society, The Pandolfo Quartet: Marais 1689: Revolutionary for the Sun King.  Paolo Pandolfo, viola de gamba; with Amélie Chemin, viol; Thomas Boysen, theorbo; Markus Hünninger, harpsichord.  The Rococo splendor of the Pompeian Room welcomes an afternoon of music for viola da gamba by its most renowned and beloved composer, performed by "one of the most brilliant and poetic of the instrument's current exponents" (Gramophone UK). Pandolfo takes you on a journey through the luminous court of the Sun King (Louis XIV), featuring music of stunning virtuosity and compelling eloquence by court composer Marin Marais. Venue:  Doheny Mansion, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Tickets $75.  For further information, go to www.dacamera.org or call 213-477-2929. Dessert Reception with artists following the concert

Saturday, March 10, 2018. 7:00 p.m.

Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble: Bach’s Legacy.  Bach’s Legacy is a concert that explores some of the most celebrated cantatas written by Johann Sebastian Bach. The first half of the concert presents the magnificent Cantata BWV 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, in celebration of the Holy Trinity. This half ends with the short and delightful Wedding Cantata, BWV 196, Der Herr denket an uns. The second half presents Cantata BWV 12, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, written for the Jubilate, and the Cantata BWV 61, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, written for Advent. The concert will finish with the iconic last choral movement of Cantata BWV 147, known as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. For this last concert, Valley High School from Santa Ana Unified School District under the direction of Jessica Cosley will be joining the ensemble.  Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim CA 92806.  Tickets $20.  Contact http://www.Meritage-vocalarts.org.

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, March 21, 2018,7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.;  Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Los Angeles Opera: Orpheus & Eurydice. In a modern take on a timeless story, a breathtaking new production by living legend John Neumeier showcases the virtuoso dancers of the Joffrey Ballet. Shattered from the sudden death of his beloved Eurydice, Orpheus descends into the underworld in a courageous effort to reunite with his muse. Gluck’s groundbreaking masterpiece, which bridges the musical worlds of Handel and Mozart with its ornate vocal lines and flowing melodies, forever changed the face of opera with its bold emphasis on dramatic clarity and emotional strength.  Venue: LA Opera, 135 North Grand Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Tickets $285 to $29.  For further information and prices go to https://www.laopera.org/season/1718-Season/

Saturday, March 10, 2018.  8:00 p.m.

UCLA Choral Studies: Brilliance of the Baroque.  An evening of Baroque masterpieces presented by UCLA Choral Studies, including the University Chorale, Chamber Singers and the premier of the Seraphic Fire/UCLA Young Artist Ensemble. The choirs combine, presenting Handel's Coronation Anthems and Bach's timeless "Dona Nobis Pacem", and performing works by Purcell, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Monteverdi, de la Guerre and Lotti.  Venue: Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E Young Drive East, Schoenberg Hall, Los Angeles CA 90095.  Free event. For more information go to Development@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu

Saturday, March 10, 7 pm

St. Paul’s Cathedral presents: ESCAPE: Bach’s Solo Cello Suites by Candlelight

A celebration by candlelight of local British cellist, Sophie Webber’s debut album release, in the visually and acoustically stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral, Banker’s Hill, San Diego (the same location where the recording was made with multi Grammy-winning audio engineer, Chris Willis).

The program will include a brief spoken introduction to the suites, followed by a performance of the beloved Suite No.1 in G Major BWV 1007, and the tempestuous Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV 1011. 

Refreshments will be provided after the concert, as well as the opportunity to purchase a CD with a personal inscription from the artist. 

Tickets available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3319517

General tickets are $15 (includes a $5 discount on a $20 signed CD purchase at the concert) or $25 (includes a pre-purchased $20 CD which will be held for you at the concert). Children under the age of 10 are free.

St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave., San Diego CA

Saturday, March 10th at 8:00pm

Pacific Choral, Musica Angelica : J.S Bach St. John Passion

Robert Istad, Director with Jon Lee Keenan, Evangelist; John Buffet, Jesus; Paul Max Tipton, Pilate

Bach's musical setting of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus as related in the Gospel of John is one of the composer's most powerful and dramatic works. Forty members of Pacific Chorale join forces with Musica Angelica to bring this masterpiece for the Lenten season.

Musica Angelica is pleased to offer a 20% discount on all tickets to this performance: use promocode 'baton' when you place your order.

Our Lady Queen of the Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach

more info: https://www.pacificchorale.org/events/st-john-passion/   ,   www.musicaangelica.org

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2pm pre-concert reception, 3pm concert

Delirium Music Chamber Orchestra, An Afternoon of Baroque Music

Gianluca Bersanetti's concertos

presented by Concerts on the Corner at the Kahn Residence , SANTA MONICA

Tickets $35, available online at link below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concerts-on-the-corner-ft-delirium-musicum-tickets-42804997901

Snacks will be available, as well as wine and beer for purchase

Information: Carla Fantozzi, fantozzicarla@gmail.com

more info: http://www.deliriummusicum.com/concerts/

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 4:00

Los Angeles Baroque: Let’s Do the Hornpipe Again – LAB’s Dance Party!

Directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak & Alexa Haynes-Pilon. Dance music of the Baroque era gives us a fascinating snapshot of the courtly social interaction of the times. Community baroque ensemble Los Angeles Baroque continues its 17/18 season and celebrates Early Music Month with a one-hour afternoon concert exploring works by Lully, Rebel, Telemann, Handel, and rarely-heard Italian composer Dall’Abaco.

FREE admission. Party with the musicians follows the show.

St James’ Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Road, South Pasadena.

For further information visit losangelesbaroque.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter #earlymusicLAB 

Sunday, March 11,2018 4 pm

La Mer Consort:  Mostly Music from the Renaissance

The program will feature madrigals, some Easter Music, and Tafelmusik by Telemann.  Instruments will include recorders, flute, krumhorn, and percussion.La Mer is a group of enthusiastic amateur musicians who perform, in costume, music of the Renaissance and Baroque on authentic instruments.  Admission free, donations appreciated.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1340 Eleventh Street, Manhattan Beach CA.

 

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 8 PM

(repeats at other venues  March 24, 31, April 8, May 5)

Kontrapunktus Neo-Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Mentors, Pupils & Scions-The Legacy of J.S. Bach & Arcangelo Corelli

Featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Geminiani, Locatelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Telemann, Handel, Hasse, C.P.E. Bach, Wassenaer,and Rachmanino in tribute to Arcangelo Corelli. We will also perform the new Baroque music of Mark Moya.

Admission: Free , can reserve seats at website below

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, 5195 Stearns St, Long Beach, CA 90815,

https://www.kontrapunktus.com/concerts

Saturday Marcy 17, 2018 7:00PM

Ken Aiso,(period violin and viola), and Valeria Morgovskaya, (fortepiano, Broadwood 1829):

Beethoven and Schubert Sonatas for Piano and Violin

On Period Instruments: violin (19th Century) and bow (copy); viola (copy of 17th Century); gut strings; fortepiano, Broadwood 1829.

program: Beethoven Sonatas for piano and violin No.4 in A minor Op.23 and No.5 in F major Op.24, and Schubert Sonata "Arpeggione" (on viola). $15      Hole Memorial Auditorium, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA  91515

more info:  music@lasierra.edu, 9517852036

Saturday March 17, 2018, 7:00PM

CON GIOIA  Early Music Ensemble, Preethi de Silva  : COUPERIN 350

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble and Boston Court Performing Arts Center present Couperin 350, commemorating the 350th anniversary of the François Couperin’s birth. This concert will include music from two genres: solo works for harpsichord by three generations of the Couperin family, and works by François Couperin for chamber ensemble: Le Parnassus ou L’Apothèose de Corelli and the most impressive L’Imperiale. The performers will be Katherine Kyme, baroque violin, co-concertmistress Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Janet Strauss, baroque violin; William Skeen, principal ‘cellist and viola da gambist, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Lot Demeyer, oboist; and Preethi de Silva, harpsichordist and Artistic director.

General admission: $30; seniors $25; Friends of Con Gioia and members of the musical organizations SCEMS, EMA, AMS: $25 with special promo code); students): $20, with some discounts. Tickets : Boston Court’s box office: (626) 683-6883 or https://ci.ovationtix.com/112/production/980694

Boston Court Performing Arts Center   70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

more info: www.congioia.org  ,  pdesilva@scrippscollege.edu , (909) 624-0638

March 17, 2018, 4:00 pm

Choral bel Canto:  Two Bachs: Johann Sebastian and PDQ

program:

BWV 7: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam

BWV 8: Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?

PDQ Bach: The Seasonings

with guest soloists and chamber orchestra.

Tickets: $10-$25

First Friends Church 13205 Philadelphia St. Whittier, CA 90601

more info: http://choralebelcanto.org/

Sunday March 18, 2018 6:00PM-7:00PM

St. Bede's Episcopal Church Choir and Wessex Consort: Renaissance Evensong

St. Bede's choir, under the direction of Frank Basile with Wessex Consort, present an Evensong service with Renaissance choral works including Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Orlando Gibbons, Jubilate Deo by Orlando Lassus, When David Heard by Thomas Tompkins, and service music by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, with instrumental works by the Wessex Consort on low Recorder consort (tenor, bass, greatbass, contrabass).

Freewill offering.

St. Bede's Episcopal Church . 3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

near Venice Blvd and Centinela Blvd (corner of Grand View and Charnock); parking in church lot; more info: stbedesla.org/

Wednesday, March 21, 7 PM

Kangwon Kim (Violin) and JungHae Kim (harpsichord): A Baroque Recital

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church presents these artist who will perform an all Baroque recital featuring Biber’s “Crucifxion” Sonata. A discussion of the works and performance techniques will be included. Admission: $20.00 at the door.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 33501 Stonehill Drive, Dana Point CA

more info 949-493-3414.

March 21-25:  throughout Los Angeles

Bach in the Subways

     See March 24 listing

Thursday  March 22 8:00pm

LA Chamber Orchestra Ensemble: Baroque Conversations: Nighttime in Four Great Cities

Mahan Esfahani, host & harpsichord

Joachim Beccera Thomsen, flute

BIBER Ciacona, "Night Watchman" from Serenade for Five

VIVALDI Concerto, "The Storm at Sea"

BOCCHERINI Night Music of the Streets of Madrid

LULLY Sarabande from Trios for the King's Bed Chamber

Zipper Hall, Colburn School downtown LA , more info www.laco.org

Thursday, March 22, 7:30 PM

Zurich Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Hope, violin : Vivaldi The Four Seasons

British violinist Daniel Hope is the first instrumentalist to be named Music Director of the acclaimed Zurich Chamber Orchestra, one of the leading ensembles of its kind. Hope and the Orchestra will take the audience through Vivaldi’s classic The Four Seasons, followed by Max Richter’s minimalist recomposition of the Baroque masterpiece. This one-of-a-kind musical experience is not to be missed.

Program:

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Fabian Müller: Intermezzo III “Winter” for Violin and Ensemble

Max Richter Recomposed

Tickets starting at $25

Bram Goldsmith TheaterThe Wallis Annenberg Centerfor the Performing Arts9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills CA

Event Information: http://thewallis. org/show-info.php?id=328

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8 PM

(repeats at other venues  March 31, April 8, May 5)

Kontrapunktus Neo-Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Mentors, Pupils & Scions-The Legacy of J.S. Bach & Arcangelo Corelli

Featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Geminiani, Locatelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Telemann, Handel, Hasse, C.P.E. Bach, Wassenaer,and Rachmanino in tribute to Arcangelo Corelli. We will also perform the new Baroque music of Mark Moya.

Admission: Free , can reserve seats at website below

Ascension Lutheran Church, 17910 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA 90504,

https://www.kontrapunktus.com

Saturday March 24, 9AM-7PM.   (performances March 21-25 throughout Los Angeles)

Bach in the Subways: The Bach 10 hour Marathon Union Station

Let’s Party like it’s 1685! The annual international event celebrating J.S. Bach's birthday, is celebrated in Los Angeles and several locations. Bach in the Subways L.A. is back to celebrate the 333rd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with free pop-up performances of his music March 21-25 throughout Los Angeles: Union Station, North Hollywood, and Glendale.

In other locations, the PASADENA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC’S string department will be at the Glendale Amtrak station.The SUZUKI MUSIC PROGRAM OF LA will be at Universal City Metro Stop.

see http://bachinthesubways.org/losangeles/

March 24 Union Station (Downtown LA) schedule here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qF1Lhxa63gLEUk3fsd1DpzrHA-JdUdQ_M2LkyE1gNHo/edit

some select performances:

10:25am-11:10am    LA Recorder Orchestra

12:00pm-1:00pm      NOONTIME ORGAN CONCERT by the LOS ANGELES ORGAN COMPANY

1:00pm-1:50pm        Rio Hondo Ensemble

2:00pm-2:50pm        Los Angeles Baroque (LAB)

5:30pm- 7:00pm       FINALE with Chamber Music LA with Phillip Levy, violin

Sunday, March 25, 3 PM

Paul Jacobs, organ: J.S. Bach and Franz Liszt

Pomona College Department ofMusic presents: Paul Jacobs performing worksby J.S. Bach and Franz Liszt.The only organist ever to have won a GRAMMY Award (for Messiaen’s “Livre du Saint-Sacrement”), Paul Jacobs transfixes audiences, colleagues and critics alikewith imaginative interpretations and charismatic stage presence. He has been hailed as “one of the major musicians of our time” by the New Yorker’s Alex Ross.

Paul Jacobs has been an important influence in the revival of symphonic works featuring the organ, drawing from his deep knowledge of western music to enlighten listeners, and is a true innovator in the advocacy of organ repertoire, performing and encouraging the composition of new works that feature the organ. Mr. Jacobs made his mark from a young age with landmark performances of the complete works for solo organ by J.S. Bach and Messiaen, making musical history at the age of 23 when he played Bach’s complete organ works in an 18-hour marathon performance on the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Free Admission, no ticketsDoors open 30 minutes prior to the concert

Bridges Hall of Music150 E. 4th St., Claremont CA

Sunday, March 25, 1:00 – 4:30 pm (Registration 12:30 -1:00 pm)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RECORDER SOCIETY: SPRING WORKSHOP with ROTEM GILBERT

An afternoon of German Renaissance music for recorders. For intermediate or advanced recorder players. Some of the music will fit the crumhorn

The music selection will include music by Heinrich Isaac and his student Ludwig Senfl, alongside 15th c. contemporary Adam von Fulda.

Rotem Gilbert is a founding member and co-director of Ciaramella, an ensemble specializing in music of the 15th and 16th centuries.  Rotem received the 2012 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at USC and is the joint recipient of Early Music America’s 2014 Thomas Binkley Award for “outstanding achievement in performance and scholarship by the director of a university or college early music ensemble.”

COST: Member of SCRS, OCRS AND SCEMS - $50, Non-Members - $60.

PLACE: Home of Elaine Kramer, Pasadena

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: By Mail: Send check made out to SCRS to: Nick Siu, 4033 Tropico Way, Los Angeles CA 90065. Include the following information: Name, e-mail and/or phone number, list of instruments played and level.

OR By Online: Go to www.socalrecorders.com. Go to “Joining.” Click “download here for membership form.” That will take you to the page where it says, “DONATE,” a PayPal link where you can pay the workshop fee. Please send a follow-up e-mail to Nick Siu (nsiumail88@yahoo.com), notifying him of the payment for the workshop and include personal information listed under “By Mail” registration.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 8 PM

(repeats at other venues April 8, May 5)

Kontrapunktus Neo-Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Mentors, Pupils & Scions-The Legacy of J.S. Bach & Arcangelo Corelli

Featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Geminiani, Locatelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Telemann, Handel, Hasse, C.P.E. Bach, Wassenaer,and Rachmanino in tribute to Arcangelo Corelli. We will also perform the new Baroque music of Mark Moya.

Admission: Free , can reserve seats at website below

Seventh-Day Adventist Church - Culver City, CA

Admission: Free

https://www.kontrapunktus.com/concerts

April 2018

Saturday April 7, 2018 11Am-3PM

Huntington Museum and Gardens: Shakespeare Day

This annual event presented mostly in the beautiful gardens, includes many presentations of the Bard's dramatic and poetic works through music, drama, comedy, and romance in celebration of William Shakespeare's birthday month. Performers from LA Opera and the Guild of St. George will perform scenes and songs from some of the Bard's most beloved plays in locations throughout the grounds. Get into the act with some family-friendly craft activities.  The Guild of St. George  (http://www.guildofstgeorge.com/) performs Elizabethan era dance, song, poetry and historical characters with instrumental music by Wessex Consort (www.wessexconsort.com)

General admission tickets ($13-$29).  Museum and Gardens open 10AM-5PM

Huntington Museumand Gardens 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108 [Pasadena]

more info: http://www.huntington.org

Saturday, April 7, 7 PM

(repeats April 8, Zipper Hall, discount tickets available - see 4-8 listing)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra presents: French Splendor

Featuring guest director and two-time GRAMMY nominee Jory Vinikour in an all-french program. Soprano Celine Ricci stars in Clerambault’s striking cantata Medée, and Cynthia Roberts is featured in selections from Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts.

Jory Vinikour, Director and Harpsichord Celine Ricci, SopranoCynthia Roberts, Violin

Clérambault, Médée; Rameau, Selections from Pièces de Clavecin en Concert; Leclair, Violin Sonata; Rameau, Solo Harpsichord Works TBA.

$59/$45/Students $20, Family Pass – includes two adult tickets (ages 18+) and up to four student tickets for the discounted price of $95.

Beverly O’Neill/Center Theater 300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Web Link for information & tickets:

https://www.musicaangelica.org

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3 p.m.

Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble:Music from the London of Purcell and Handel.
Alfred Cramer* and Lyndsey Strand-Polyak, baroque violins; Aki Nishiguchi, baroque oboe; Carolyn Beck*, baroque bassoon; Roger Lebow, baroque cello; Jason Yoshida*, theorbo; Graydon Beeks*, harpsichord
 Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building

[more to come]

Sunday, April 8, 7:30 PM

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra presents: French Splendor

SPECIAL DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE for this performance only:

$20 off regular ticket price, enter SCEMS in Shopping Cart Promo Code

     see April 7 listing for details

Colburn School of Music – Zipper Hall 200 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles

https://www.musicaangelica.org

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 2 PM

(repeats at another venue May 5)

Kontrapunktus Neo-Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Mentors, Pupils & Scions-The Legacy of J.S. Bach & Arcangelo Corelli

Featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Geminiani, Locatelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Telemann, Handel, Hasse, C.P.E. Bach, Wassenaer,and Rachmanino in tribute to Arcangelo Corelli. We will also perform the new Baroque music of Mark Moya.

Admission: Free , can reserve seats at website below

Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651,

https://www.kontrapunktus.com

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 4:00 pm

Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord: “The Couperin Dynasty”

Desert Baroque presents “The Couperin Dynasty,” a program of Baroque music by three generations of France’s immortal composers - Louis, Francois and Armand-Louis Couperin,  performed by harpsichordist Margaret Irwin-Brandon. Equal in stature to the Bach family, who for generations were Germany's undisputed dynasty, the Couperins held the most prestigious posts in the high culture of France, especially under Louis XIV. A suggested donation of $20 will be requested at the door.

Church of St. Paul in the Desert (Parish Hall), 125 W. El Alameda Palm Springs, CA 92262

for more information: 413-285-6881

April 11, 2018.  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

La Mer Consort: The Recorders Plus Workshop

The start of the next class directed by Brenda Bittner

Participant level is intermediate/advanced but beginners who read music can be accommodated.   Please join us for a fun time playing recorder.

Manhattan Beach Art Center on Wednesday evenings.  Please get in touch with Brenda for details (310-378-8750 or bbbitt@aol.com).

Saturday, April 14, 5 pm

Delirium Musicum presents: A journey from the Baroque era to today’s composers

Delirium Musicum is a conductorless chamber orchestra dedicated to providing impassioned and engaging musical performances. In uenced by the bustling artistic mosaic of LA, the group applies dazzling creativity and limitless excitement to their performances. The ensemble of 13 musicians represents the artistic excellence and leadership of the young generation of musicians in Los Angeles. The small size of this ensembleallows the musicians to bond and connect intimately with the audience. The group’s performances are dedicated to inspiringwild excitement and ecstasy by engaging audiences with unapologetic and fresh approaches to wide-ranging musical repertoire. Creative interpretation of the old masters as well as collaboration with contemporary composers generates new and exciting musical programs that speak to modern audiences.

The program will take the audience on a journey from the Baroque era to today’s composers, with pieces by J.F. Rebel, A. Vivaldi, G. Bersanetti, A. Norman, D. Shostakovich,S. Barber, A. Khachaturian and more.

There will be a reception after the concert to meet and mingle with the musicians! FREE

Glendale City Church610 East California Avenue, Glendale


Saturday, April 14, 8 pm

Frances Young Bennett (Soprano): Something Old, Something New,

UCI-Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents Frances Young Bennett , described by the LA Times as “A soprano of gossamer sheer purity,” joins forces with UCI faculty pianists Nina Scolnik and Lorna Gri tt in a recital of music by Henry Purcell, American art song, and songs from the Great American Songbook. Ticket Information: General $19Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Sta $16 UCI Students & Children under 17 $6 https://ev11.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AUCI%3AA1718%3ACH7%3A&linkID=uci&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=MU2&cgc=&RSRC=ARTSWEB&RDAT=EVTWinifred

Parking: 4002 Mesa Rd., Irvine

UC Irvine, Smith Hall4000 Mesa Rd. Building 710, Irvine CA

SUNDAY, APRIL 15 3:00pm

The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio: The Little Orchestra

The San Diego Early Music Society is pleased to present the Benvenue Fortepiano Trio, featuring Monica Huggett, violin, Tanya Tomkins, cello, and Eric Zivian, fortepiano. Sometimes described as “the Little Orchestra,” the piano trio with violin and cello still captivates by offering both lyricism and musical force. Employing the fortepiano—the direct ancestor of today’s piano—and gut strings to restore the original sonic balance between the instruments, the Benvenue Fortepiano Trio offers a program of classical music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Hummel, written in the same decade and by composer-performers who all knew and influenced each other. Performing Arts Theater at Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, in El Cajon. Tickets  $40/$30/$10. For more information call (619) 291 8246 or visit http://www.sdems.org

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 12:00pm 12:45pm

Bach Collegium San Diego:Peace - Bach at Noon

G.F. Handel, Selections from Neun Deutsche Arien, Johann Rosenmüller, Sonata a 2 in g minor (1682), Robert Schumann, Fugue on BACH no. 1 Op. 60, J.S. Bach, Der Friede sei mit dir BWV 158.  Free Admission, All Souls' Episcopal Church (map), more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

SATURDAY | APRIL 21 | 7:30 PM

USC Collegium Workshop: FROM BINGEN TO ŻAGAŃ: GERMAN DEVOTIONAL SONG BEFORE 1500

Directed By Adam Knight Gilbert

Featuring sacred music by Hildegard von Bingen, polyphonic chant settings from the Glogauer Liederbuch copied at the Abbey of Żagań, and devotional music collected and sung by fifteenth-century women.

FREE

USC NEWMAN RECITAL HALL

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Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm

Delirium Musicum:  Program TBA

     see April 14 listing for ensemble description

Pasadena Presbyterian Church 585 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

7:00 L’Esprit Baroque: A Tour of Italy. 

Experience the newfound freedom of the Baroque era. Borders between countries, emotions, performers, words and music all become more porous as the rise of the soloist brings us the through the different cities of Italy. Program includes cantatas and sonatas for soprano, recorder, flute, and strings by Strozzi, Bononcini, Scarlatti, Uccellini, Carissimi, Platti, Geminiani, and more. Reception follows.

Suggested donation $20, $15/$10 SCEMS/students/low-income. None turned away for lack of funds. For tickets and information, http://lespritbaroque.com/upcoming-concerts or lespritbaroque@gmail.com.

Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church, 1314 N Angelina Dr, Placentia (near Anaheim).

Sunday, April 22, 5 pm (SOLD OUT)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble presents: Field Of The Cloth Of Gold, Madrigal Dinner

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jouyssance and the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance (FNR) with a Renaissance party like no other! We invite you to join us for historical food, song, and entertainment in support of Jouyssance, FNR, and early music inLos Angeles. The event will evoke the glory of The Field of the Cloth of Gold, a 1520 festival in which the courts of Henry VIII and Francis I gathered for diplomacy, arts, sports and more. In addition to a multi- course meal, the evening will feature choral music chosen for this special occasion by Dr. Nicole Baker, instrumental interludes, and historical and humorous narration. Period costumes are welcome. Tickets: $150+ http://www.jouyssance.org/madrigal-dinner

more info: Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble/Foundation of the NeoRenaissance2704 Armstrong Ave.,Los Angeles, CA info@jouyssance.org 213-533-9922

Tam O’Shanter Restaurant 2980 Los Feliz Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90039, Los Angeles (Glendale)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

CGU Concerts at CST  Faculty Concert Robert Zappulla and Jenny Soonjin Kim harpsichords

Presented by Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Theology.  Works by J.S. Bach, Byrd, L. Couperin, and Frescobaldi. FREE

Kresge Chapel Claremont School of Theology1325 N College Ave., Claremont, CA (See http://www.cst.edu/about_claremont/directions.php).  Contact Debbie Yee at 909-607-3289 or Debbie.Yee@cgu.edu   for more information.

Thursday April 26 (repeats Friday April 27 in Santa Monica)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Conversations: Bach's Sleepers Awake

Part of the Baroque Conversations Series, Harry Bicket, internationally renowned conductor noted for his interpretations of Baroque repertoire, leads a program that shimmers with Bach’s stunning Sinfonia from Cantata 42 and Suite No 2, Handel’s captivating Concerto Grosso and Rameau’s Suite from Platée, celebrating the wedding of the son of King Louis XV of France.

 A complimentary wine receptionfor ticket holders begins at 6:30 pm.

JS BACH "Sleepers Awake", HANDEL Concerto Grosso, RAMEAU Suite from Platee

Tickets: $49   https://laco.secure.force.com/ticket

Zipper Hall, Colburn School downtown LA , 200 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA

more info www.laco.org

Thursday April 26 8:00pm

Les Violons du Roy: Bach

Bernard Labadie, conductor; Isabelle Faust, violin; Pascale Giguère, violin

Bach (transc. Labadie): Three Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651, 660, 655; Bach (arr. Labadie): Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582; Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042; Bach: Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042; Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041; Bach (completed by Bernard Labadie after Davitt Moroney): Contrapunctus XIV from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 108; Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043

Using modern instruments, the much-recorded and highly acclaimed Canadian chamber orchestra and their founder present an immersive evening of incomparable music by Bach.

Disney Hall more info: www.laphil.com

FRIDAY | APRIL 27 | 8:00 PM
Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: MYSTERIES AND MUSES”: MUSIC OF THE GERMAN BAROQUE

Directed By Adam Knight Gilbert

A concert of German Baroque music, featuring compositions by Dieterich Buxtehude, Heinrich Biber, Johann Pezel, Georg Philip Telemann, and Johann Sebastian Bach. 

USC NEWMAN RECITAL HALL

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Friday April 27 730PM

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Conversations: Bach's Sleepers Awake

     see April 26 listing

St. Monica Church 701 California Ave., Santa Monica CA 90403

April 29, 8:00 PM

Colburn Conservatory Baroque Ensemble : Concerts avec plusieurs instruments: An Evening of Baroque Concertos

 Ian Pritchard, Director. Students play modern instruments, incorporating 18th-century performance practices.

Program : Bach First Orchestral Suite,  Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto,  Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe,  “Handel” Doppio Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon,  Bach Concerto for Two Harpsichords . FREE

Colburn School, Thayer Hall, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Downtown Los Angeles. Parking at Disney Hall, lots at 2nd and Olive,  and limited street parking.

May 2018

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8 PM

Kontrapunktus Neo-Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Mentors, Pupils & Scions-The Legacy of J.S. Bach & Arcangelo Corelli

Featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Geminiani, Locatelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Telemann, Handel, Hasse, C.P.E. Bach, Wassenaer,and Rachmanino in tribute to Arcangelo Corelli. We will also perform the new Baroque music of Mark Moya.

KONTRAPUNKTUS is a classical neo-Baroque orchestra led by conductor, Edward Hong. Joining him are violinists Eduardo Rios, Madeleine Vaillancourt, Hannah Ji, Kako Miura, violist Tanner Menees, cellist Vardan Gasparyan, bassist Marlon Martinez, among others. Together they represent a young, remarkable array of extraordinary talent from all corners of the globe with a dynamic affinity.

Mission Basilica Catholic Church - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Admission: Free

https://www.kontrapunktus.com/concerts

Sunday, May 6, 4:00 pm

 Los Angeles Baroque presents: Escape the Ordinary: LAB Road Trip

Directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Alexa Haynes-Pilon, LAB invites you to the closing concert of their 17/18 season, with a wild ride across Europe from Poland to England, traveling through Austria, Italy and France. This light-hearted free one-hour afternoon concert features works by Janitsch, Schmelzer, Vivaldi, Lully and Handel. Join us for a party with performers after the show. All welcome!

Janitsch: Sinfonia in G Major
Schmelzer: Harmonia à 5
Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in C Major, RV114
Lully: Selections from Le bourgeois gentilhomme
Handel: Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No.1

Free Event! Suggested donation of $10.

St James’ Episcopal Church
1325 Monterey Road, South Pasadena CA

SUNDAY, MAY 6

5:00pm Jean Rondeau, harpsichord: Vertigo.

Style, virtuosity, youth: all combine in the person of Jean Rondeau, a magnetic new French harpsichordist whom the San Diego Early Music Society is privileged to present. Playing masterfully yet lyrically, Rondeau draws power and emotion from the instrument in a most magical way. With a program featuring music by J.S. Bach, Jean Philippe Rameau and Pancrace Royer, this concert will showcase the splendor of the harpsichord at its zenith.
Performing Arts Theater at Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, in El Cajon. Tickets  $35/$25/$10.

For more information call (619) 291 8246 or visit http://www.sdems.org

Wednesday May 9  2018  8:00pm  Pre-Concert Talk 7:40

Jean Rondeau, harpsichord: music by Bach, Rameau, Royer

The Da Camera Society Chamber Music in Historic Sites presents:A young French harpsichord phenom, “one of the most natural performers one is likely to hear on a classical music stage these days” (The Washington Post), takes the Pompeian Room by storm with “an affinity for [the harpsichord] and comfort in its presence that allow him to see in it its possibilities rather than its limitations” (Gramophone). He performs masterworks of Bach and Rameau with “the sort of communicative gifts normally encountered in musicians twice his age” (The Washington Post).
Tickets $55, $75. Dessert Reception with artists following the concert.  Doheny Mansion Los Angeles (north of USC)

program details http://dacamera.org/concert_details/program.html?#350

site notes  http://dacamera.org/concert_details/site_notes.html?#350

driving, parking directions  http://dacamera.org/concert_details/directions.html?#350

Do not confuse this Doheny Mansion (located near USC) with Greystone (a different Doheny residence in Beverly Hills).

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:00pm 12:45pm

Bach Collegium San Diego: Ecstasy - Bach at Noon

Antonio Vivaldi, In furore iustissimae irae RV 626, Tomaso Albinoni, Sonata a 5 Op. 2 no. 2, Healey Willan, Fugue in c minor.  Free Admission,     All Souls' Episcopal Church, San Diego, more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/

Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:30pm 9:30pm

Bach Collegium San Diego: Welcome to All the Pleasures! Henry Purcell: The Sacred and the Profane

One of the greatest and most original composers of the seventeenth century, Henry Purcell produced a uniquely English form of music by incorporating French and Italian stylistic elements into his compositions. Two celebratory odes, written to commemorate St. Cecilia and Queen Mary respectively, serve as the backdrop for a festive program featuring Purcell's varied and unique works.  

 Soloists to include:Margot Rood, Soprano, Jay Carter, Countertenor, Aaron Sheehan, Tenor, Enrico Lagasca, Bass.

 Now does the glorious day appear (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, 1689), Welcome to all the Pleasures (Ode to St. Cecilia's Day, 1683), Rejoice in the Lord alway (Bell Anthem, Man that is born of a woman (from Funeral Music for Queen Mary, 1695); in the midst of life (from Funeral Music for Queen Mary, 1695), Hear my prayer, O Lor, including music from King Arthur and Fairy Queen.  All Souls' Episcopal Church, more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/

Saturday, May 12, 4 pm

Chorale Bel Canto presents: French Masterworks

Chorale Bel Canto, a community masterworks chorale based in Whittier, will present Two French Masterworks on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at East Whittier United Methodist Church in Whittier, California.

The concert will be performed at 4:00 p.m. and will feature La Creation du Monde by Darius Milhaud, and King David, a beloved oratorio by Arthur Honegger, with chamber orchestra, soloists, a boy soprano, chorus, and narrator.

Under the leadership of Stephen Gothold, Chorale Bel Canto has provided quality classical concerts in the greater San Gabriel Valley for over 35 years. During its long history, the Chorale has entertained and educated audiences by singing challenging choral works of major composers past and present. Tickets: $25 Adults,  $20 Seniors 55+, $10 Students
http://choralebelcanto.org

East Whittier United Methodist Church
10005 S. Cole Rd., Whittier CA

Sunday  13 May 2018  4:00pm

Bach Collegium San Diego: Henry Purcell’s selections from King Arthur and Fairy Queen

Ruben Valenzuela, Director.  Twenty-four of the finest early music instrumentalists and vocalists gather from across the country to explore Henry Purcell’s celebratory odes and music for the theater (King Arthur, Fairy Queen). "The chorus sounded so glorious that there might as well have been 100 of the them rather than a select few” (Opera West). “Superbly timed pauses… [and] phrases like exhalations” (San Diego Union Tribune).

With its 90 foot high dome and exquisite decorative detail, the grandeur of this Beaux Arts landmark provides a setting of classical beauty for a festive program showcasing one of the greatest and most original composers of the 17th century.

Dessert Reception with artists following the concert  .  Tickets: $50

The Art of Living Foundation, Los Angeles Center (former Second Church of Christ Scientist)

Historic Adams District (north of USC)

more info: (program, driving and parking directions, venue notes)

http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=346&osCsid=hrkie667tioiinm1gg2bour0h3

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30pm 9:30pm

Bach Collegium San Diego: Welcome to All the Pleasures! Henry Purcell: The Sacred and the Profane

     See  May 11 listing

 Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church (map), more info: http://bachcollegiumsd.org/
 

Saturday, May 19, 7:30 pm (workshop at 4:30)

TESSERAE Baroque Ensemble: Chorale Concertos & Cantatas

For Tesserae’s season finale, we celebrate the 500th Anniversary Year of the Reformation, one of the most significant events in the history of western music. As a part of the Reformation, Martin Luther sought to involve the congregation in the musical aspects of the church service. The new Lutheran chorales — many composed by Luther himself, and some adapted from secular sources — became the basis of a number of sacred concertos, cantatas, and variations. From Schütz and Scheidt, to Selle and Bach, Tesserae presents a beautiful and varied program of music based on famous Lutheran chorales.

A workshop for both instrumentalists and singers will precede the performance starting at 4:30 PM concluding at 6:00 PM,  featuring chorals by Martin Luther, some of which will be performed in the concert. Vocalists who participate in the workshop will be invited to join Tesserae in the evening performance to sing several of the hymn lines that lay the foundation for some of the great musical creations of the time .   Copies of the music may be obtained in advance by emailing tesseraemusic@gmail.com.  Pitch will be at A440--the pitch of modern instruments.

Tickets are available at the door. General Admission: $30, $25 SCEMS & Seniors. Students $10. Workshop attendance is free.

Trinity Lutheran Church Pasadena 997 East Walnut Street, Pasadena

May 19 Saturday 2 pm

The Joel Lish Trio :  “Bach and his Contemporaries”

Johann Sebastian Bach is undoubtedly the best known of the classical composers today, but during his lifetime there were numerous other composers who were equally famous.  This trio will play and compare the music and cross influences of these 18th century masters. 

Joel Lish is a professional violist and actively performs casual, chamber and orchestral music with a number of ensembles throughout the Los Angeles area.  He teaches in his studio and participates in film studio recordings. FREE

El Segundo Public Library 111 West Mariposa Avenue El Segundo CA 90245

More info:  310-524-2728 x31052

http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Joel-Lish-Trio-performs-at-the-El-Segundo-Public-Library-El-Segundo-Public-Library

MONDAY, MAY 28  10:00

Los Angeles Baroque (LAB): Come Together: Concert Music Workshop.

 Led by Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Alexa Haynes-Pilon, LAB presents its first one-day consort music workshop this Memorial Day for all instrumentalists who wish to explore the English Broken Consort repertoire. LAB’s Artistic Directors will be sitting in and playing with the workshop groups. LAB’s Memorial Day BBQ follows. St James’ Episcopal Church, South Pasadena. Registration: $50. For more information and to register please visit www.losangelesbaroque.org/workshops or email losangelesbaroque@gmail.com  

June 2018

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Jouyssance: Welcome to all pleasures!

Last season's collaboration with Los Angeles Baroque on Carissimi's Jephte was a smashing success. This season, LAB and Jouyssance will present Henry Purcell's Welcome to all Pleasures!, the composer's "other" Ode to St. Cecilia. Orlando Gibbons' Cries of London and several other works of the British Isles will round out the program.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church  1536 Selby Ave., Westwood

Saturday, June 2, 7pm

UCLA Early Music Ensemble : Ex Tempore. Improvisations on Historical Musics

The UCLA Early Music Ensemble presents improvisations on historical musics. This program features a range of repertoires, including plainchant by Hildegard Von Bingen, baroque concerti by Vivaldi and Marcello, medieval estampies, and other gems. Ryan Koons and Anahit Rostomyan, directors. FREE Admission

UCLA Organ Studio (Schoenberg Room 1655A), Schoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, on the southwest corner of the Schoenberg Hall courtyard.

Self-parking ($6 for 2 hours) in Structure 2 off Hilgard

Parking for the Schoenberg Music Building is in UCLA Parking Structure 2. Find maps and parking rates here. https://transportation.ucla.edu/getting-around-campus/campus-maps

Saturday June 2  2018  8:00pm

Liv Redpath, Soprano: (no specific program details)

 Boston Court  Emerging Artists Series presents.

Liv Redpath (Soprano) is a second year Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist with LA Opera, where her mainstage highlights include Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann with Maestro Plácido Domingo, L’Amour in John Neumeier’s new production of Orphée et Eurydice, and Frasquita in Carmen, both under Maestro James Conlon. Next season at LA Opera she will sing Gretel in Hansel and Gretel. This season, she had her Seattle Symphony debut in Vivaldi's Gloria and made her LA Philharmonic debut in their special celebration in collaboration with the Academy Awards. This summer she will return to Santa Fe Opera, where she covered the Queen of Shemakha in The Golden Cockerel last season, to sing Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos. Redpath is the winner of the 2017 Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition and both the Ana Maria Martinez Encouragement and the Audience Choice Award at the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition. Liv earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Harvard University and her Master of Music from The Juilliard School. With the latter institution, she had the eminent distinction of being a Kovner Fellow, and was awarded the Richard F. Gold Career Grant as well as the Novick Career Advancement Grant upon graduation. Favorite roles at Juilliard include Thérèse in Les mamelles de Tirésias and the Angelo in La resurrezione (the latter under maestro William Christie).

Tickets: $10. Free to students with a valid student I.D. online at http://www.BostonCourt.com

Boston Court Pasadena 70 N Mentor Ave Pasadena CA 91106

more info: 626-683-6801

http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Emerging-Artists-Series-Liv-Redpath-Soprano-Boston-Court-Pasadena

Sunday June 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 pm (repeats June 10 in Long Beach)

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: THE SONGS OF SOLOMON

Directed and edited by Thomas Axworthy, presenting works of the Jewish composer Salamone Rossi. Rossi worked in the court of Mantua from 1587 to 1628 and gained fame for his madrigals and instrumental music in the emerging early Italian Baroque style. The focus of our concert, however, are pieces from a collection of 33 settings of Hebrew psalms. Rossi set the Hebrew text in the Baroque style instead of a traditional Jewish cantorial setting making them unique among compositions of this period. Pieces from Rossi’s published instrumental collections will round out the program.

Free Concert - Donations Appreciated

St Bede's Episcopal Church 3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 www.stbedesla.org

For further information, www.larohome.org or call Thomas Axworthy (Music Director) 562-773-2265

LARO is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law

 

Sunday June 3, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Jouyssance: Welcome to all pleasures!

            see June 2 description

St. Luke's Episcopal Church 122 S. California Ave. Monrovia

Sunday, June 3, 6 PM,

Ciaramella Early Music Ensemble: music celebrating the exhibition Chiaroscuro Woodcuts in Renaissance Italy (on view at LACMA until September 16).

Ciaramella Early Music Ensemble ventures toward modern times with intoxicating dance melodies 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.

Sundays Live Music Programs at Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted by Bill Vestal, Artistic Director. FREE

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  5905 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036

or listen to the live stream on KUSC 91.5FM or KUSC.org

Saturday, June 9, 7 pm (repeats  Sunday, June 10, 2 pm (matinee))

Encelia Chamber Ensemble: Chamber Music concert.

Concert series, “Beyond Baroque,” the Encelia Chamber Ensemble will be joined by several musician friends to perform pieces from classic and contemporary composers like Bach, Grieg, and John Rutter. The night will include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and several other pieces of which are ‘beyond’ the Baroque spectrum.

$15 for standard (general open seating); $20 for preferred (guaranteed seating within front two rows with bistro tables); reserve online at http://www.maxsolutionsonline.com/yuccavalley/Customer/BrowseActivities.aspx or by calling: Thursday–Saturday 10 am to 5 pm 760-369-7212

Tickets will also be sold at the door, provided that space is still available. Seating is limited!!

Hi-Desert Nature Museum 57116 Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley CA

 

Sunday, June 10, 2 pm (matinee)

Encelia Chamber Ensemble: Chamber Music concert.

      see Saturday, June 9 listing for details

Hi-Desert Nature Museum 57116 Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley CA

Sunday June 10th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: THE SONGS OF SOLOMON

        see June 3 listing for details

Free Concert - Donations Appreciated

Unitarian Universalist Church 5450 East Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815  www.uuclb.org

June 14th 4PM
Maura Tuffy:  Early Music Conversations I: Celebrating Dowland

As part of as part of a three-concert summer series called "Early Music Conversations", USC student Maura Tuffy (soprano) accompanied by DMA classical guitarist Aaron Haas presents music of John Dowland. FREE.
USC Jeanette MacDonald Recital Hall; in the Thornton (TSOM) complex, inside of the Raubenheimer Music Faculty Building (MUS), room 106. 

campus map:https://web-app.usc.edu/maps/

Parking: Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD); Royal Street Entrance (formerly Entrance 4). Enter off of Jefferson Boulevard at Royal Street (east of Hoover Street). Public parking: Open M–F 6am–8pm; closed weekends and holidays. (213) 764-5979.

June 17–24

Corona del Mar Baroque Music Festival : “French Fare with a Dash of Handel”

Five individual concerts within an 8‐day period – June 17–24, 2018 – an extraordinary mix of Baroque musicians will perform at three select venues in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach.

In her eighth year as the Festival’s artistic director and concertmaster, Elizabeth Blumenstock has created yet another inspired program. An internationally renowned Baroque violinist, Blumenstock has performed throughout the world, playing a 17th‐century Guarneri violin. In addition to her musical leadership of the Baroque Music Festival, she serves as concertmaster of both Philharmonia Baroque and the American Bach Soloists, and teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School of Music.

In addition, audiences are invited to enjoy Baroque music performed al fresco by the South Coast Brass beginning 45 minutes before each concert. Following all performances, audience members and musicians enjoy mingling for conversation and refreshment at a wine and waters reception.

Tickets: subscription for all five concerts $280 that includes priority seating at each event and a private post‐concert dinner following the Festival Finale on Sunday, June 24th; Single tickets:   from $30 to $50

more info:  www.bmf‐cdm.org    ,  or (949) 760‐7887

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 4:00

Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar 2018: Opening concert - Parisian Divertissements.

Elizabeth Blumenstock leads the Festival Orchestra in instrumental music originally performed in the 18th-century “Concert spirituel” series in Paris — including a violin concerto by Leclair and Corelli’s beloved “Christmas" Concerto — plus ballet suites by Telemann and Rameau. Preceded by brass music on the patio at 3:15 pm and followed by a wine & waters reception after the concert.

St Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road (at MacArthur Blvd), Newport Beach, CA 92660. For subscriptions, tickets and more information visit www.bmf-cdm.org, call (949) 760-7887, or email info@bmf-cdm.org

 

MONDAY, JUNE 18  8:00

Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar 2018: Jonathan Dimmock Organ Recital - Bach and the French Style.

The internationally-acclaimed organist and co-founder of the American Bach Soloists explores JS Bach's fascination with French music, and the strong influence it had on his life and compositional style. Works from Bach’s Clavierübung III, his famous Passacaglia BWV 582 and pieces by Louis Marchand (1669-1732), Jacques Boyvin (1649–1706), and Nicolas de Grigny (1672–1703). Preceded by brass music on the patio at 7:15 pm and followed by a wine & waters reception after the concert.

Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, CA 92625. For subscriptions, tickets and more information visit www.bmf-cdm.org, call (949) 760-7887, or email info@bmf-cdm.org

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20  8:00

Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar 2018: Stylus Phantasticus - 17th-century chamber music.

Harmonically adventurous and texturally rich chamber music from Bertali, Buxtehude, Biber, Gesualdo and Schmelzer. Performed by violinists Elizabeth Blumenstock (director), Jolianne von Einem and Andrew McIntosh, violist Rob Diggins, gamba players Heather Vorwerck and Mary Springfels, and harpsichordist Ian Pritchard. Preceded by brass music on the patio at 7:15 pm and followed by a wine & waters reception after the concert.

Central Patio Room, Sherman Library and Gardens, 2645 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar,

CA 92625. For subscriptions, tickets and more information visit www.bmf-cdm.org, call (949) 760-7887, or email info@bmf-cdm.org

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 22  8:00

Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar 2018: Les Petits Concerts - 18th-century Parisian chamber music.

David Shostac (flute), Lara Wickes (oboe), Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin), Michael Kaufman (cello) and Gabriel Arregui (harpsichord) perform solo sonatas and chamber works by Rameau, Telemann, Leclair and their contemporaries. Preceded by brass music al fresco in the Gardens at 7:15 pm and followed by a wine & waters reception in the Gardens after the concert.

Central Patio Room, Sherman Library and Gardens, 2645 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625. For subscriptions, tickets and more information visit www.bmf-cdm.org, call (949) 760-7887, or email info@bmf-cdm.org

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 24  4:00

Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar 2018: Festival Finale - Handel’s Orlando

Sopranos Amanda Keenan and Josefien Stoppelenburg, alto Robin Bier, countertenor Clifton Massey, and bass Graham Bier join the Festival Orchestra in a concert version of this charming opera, accompanied by an entertaining narrative spoken by Jon Lee Keenan. Sung in Italian with English narration.

Preceded by brass music on the patio at 3:15 pm and followed by a wine & waters reception after the concert.

St Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road (at MacArthur Blvd), Newport Beach, CA 92660. For subscriptions, tickets and more information visit www.bmf-cdm.org, call (949) 760-7887, or email info@bmf-cdm.org

Saturday, 06/23/2018 5pm-7pm

Palaver Strings - A Voice in the Crowd

Boston-based conductorless string orchestra, Palaver Strings embarks on their first West Coast tour presenting works by Corelli, Biber and LA-based composer Ian Gottlieb.

A Voice in the Crowd, explores the relationship between the individual and the group, the “self” and the other. At the center of the program is Even, a concerto grosso by Los Angeles composer Ian Gottlieb, who wrote it specifically for Palaver in its first year as an ensemble. Even juxtaposes unity and individuality, mirroring Palaver’s creative process as a conductorless ensemble. Alongside Corelli's joyous Christmas Concerto and Biber’s vivid depiction of war in Battalia à 10, this program explores our struggle to make our voices heard in a chaotic world.

In addition to the concerts, Palaver will present three educational workshops with local organizations. Members of the ensemble will coach and perform alongside young musicians from the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra, the San Diego Youth Orchestra, and the Harmony Project in LA. Community engagement and education are central to Palaver’s mission, as the ensemble seeks to use chamber music as a vehicle for communication and personal expression.

This concert will feature a side by side performance of Palaver Strings with Harmony Project students.  Students will be working with Palaver throughout the week leading up to the concert in a series of creativity and composition storytelling workshops. Learn more about the Harmony Project here!

PROGRAM:: CORELLI Christmas Concerto; BIBER Battalia à 10; GOTTLIEB Even. FREE EVENT!

Expo Center - Roy A. Anderson Recreational Center (in Exposition Park, near USC) 3980 Bill Robertson Lane Apt.2 Los Angeles CA 90037

more info: 773-877-8503;

http://www.palaverstrings.org/events/2018/6/17/a-voice-in-the-crowd-massivemuse-venice-ca-zzbam-58gba

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July 2018

Sunday, July 1,  4:00 PM

Leif Woodward, Baroque 'cello, Ian Pritchard harpsichord : The 18th Century Violoncello

Tesserae presents this fun solo recital of music by Bach, Vivaldi, Boccherini, and Lanzetti. The 18th century was an interesting period for the development of the cello, the cellos' repertoire, and the advancing technique of performers. Don't miss the chance to learn more. FREE event, with all donations being given to Tesserae in support of their 2019 season (thank you Leif, who is Tesserae's cellist).

Trinity Lutheran Church  997 E. Walnut St.  Pasadena CA 91106

more info: http://tesserae-la.com/

July 10, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Damien Bigot (lecturer, Ecole du Louvre), Bruce Teter (musette de cour): Art History workshop – Watteau et l'art du XVIIIe siecle

Presented in French (for all levels of fluency). Do you want to know more about Art History? Then join this Art History Workshop! Introduction to Art History: key movements and major artists. For this new lecture of our monthly workshops, Damien Bigot (faculty at Ecole du Louvre) will present Watteau et l’art du XVIIIe Siècle (Watteau and the art of the 18th Century).  Bruce Teter will perform the musette de cour for a live presentation of the instrument present in the art of Watteau.

$20 for Alliance Francaise members, $35 for non members, registration and more info at  http://afdela.org/event/art-history-watteau-june2018/

10390 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite #120, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Parking under the building with validation after 5pm ($3 flat rate).

July  28, 7PM

Black Rose Early Music Ensemble goes "MAD FOR PLAID"

Black Rose  presents 18th C music from and inspired by Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, with instrumental and vocal music by Oswald, Boyce, O'Carolan, Munro, and numerous anonymous composers. The ensemble plays HIP versions on instruments including harpsichord, lute, baroque guitar, bass viol, violin, tenor voice, recorders, and Northumbrian small pipes.

Freewill offering, suggested $10 donation

St. Bedes Church 3590 Grand View Blvd Los Angeles (near Venice Blvd and Centinela Blvd)

more info: 8183618519

July  29, 4PM

Black Rose Early Music Ensemble goes "MAD FOR PLAID"

     see July 28 for information

Church of the Angels 1100 Avenue 64 South Pasadena

August 2018

Friday, August 31, 7:30 PM

Suitte Royale:  Music of the Baroque: Early, Middle, and Late

Suitte Royale members John Robinson (flauto taillo, flauto basso and bass dulcian), Jim Garafalo (viola da gamba), and Ruta Bloomfield (harpsichord), joined by guest artist M. Anne Rardin (Baroque violin) will take you on a musical journey from the dawn of the Baroque to its close with compositions by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Michel de La Barre, Gaspard Le Roux, Johann Pfeiffer and Daniel Speer.

The Master’s University, Powell Library, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321. FREE. For more information, please e-mail SuitteRoyale@gmail.com or call 310-729-0173.

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