Calendars

Master Calendar 2018-19

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 2018


Wednesday, September 5, Noon 

(repeats Saturday, September 8, Noon and 8PM)

Adriana Zoppo and company: Baroque works and contemporary debut.  

Adriana Zoppo (violin, viola, baroque violin, baroque viola, and the rarely heard viola d’amore)  is joined  by Arthur Omura (harpsichord) , Lindsey Strand-Polyak (baroque violinist)  and Curtis Berak (hurdy gurdy), in a concert of works by Quantz, Graupner, Ariosti, J-P Rameau, and Blamont, and debut of  a new work for viola d'amore by Maria Newman; article  at http://www.crescentavalleyweekly.com/leisure/08/23/2018/zoppo-headlines-glendale-noon-concerts-performance/

more info: http://www.ergomusica.com/
Glendale City Church 610 E. California Ave., Glendale, CA.

 

Saturday, September 8, Noon

(repeats later that night Saturday, September 8, 5pm)

Adriana Zoppo and company: Baroque works and contemporary debut

            See Wednesday, September 5 for info

Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, September 8, 5pm                  

Adriana Zoppo and company: Baroque works and contemporary debut

See Wednesday, September 5 for info

Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale, CA.

Saturday, September 8, at 8 PM

Golden Bridge Choir : English Renaissance Masterpieces Pairings

The concert features six English Renaissance masterpieces, each paired with a contemporary companion composition, including four world premieres by Californian composers, including "I Was Born" by Dale Trumbore,  a reflection on Thomas Tallis' beautiful motet "If Ye Love Me".

Tickets: $20-$40; tickets and more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-golden-bridge-14551805557.

All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills (504 N. Camden Dr.

Wednesday, September 12, 2:00 PM

Recorder Players West: First class of Fall 2018 Session

The instructor, 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 September 12 through November 28 (except September 19 and November 21) at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd. in West Los Angeles.  The location is conveniently close to the 405 Freeway, and parking is plentiful and free. The intermediate class meets from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, and the advanced class meets from 2:45 – 4:15 pm, both an hour earlier than in the past.   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. 

Saturday, September 15, 7:30 pm

Colburn School of Music Faculty Recital: Ian Pritchard, Harpsichord/Colburn Baroque Ensemble

The Colburn Baroque Ensemble, dedicated to performing the earlier works of Western classical music, presents an evening of Bach partitas and concertos. Free

Program: Bach: Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830; Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971; Bach: Triple Concerto in A Minor for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1044

Thayer Hall, Colburn School of Music, 200 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Sunday September 16, 2018 4:30PM

(repeats September 23, 2018)

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: Here and There

Tom Axworthy (Music Director and Conductor) presents concert looking at music of our time from around the world and exploring how the rules have changed from music of earlier times.  This music, while remaining mostly grounded in traditional harmonies, breaks from tradition in unexpected ways to explore the complex rhythms of early jazz and other 20th century dance forms.  There will be arrangements of works by Gottschalk and Dukas as well as original recorder works by contemporary American composers Glen Shannon and Frances Blaker. Free Concert - Donations Appreciated . more info: larohome.org

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 1231 East Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831 

Saturday, September 22, 2018   3:00 pm

Tesserae: Quirky Concerti

Tesserae’s Annual Fundraiser, features a performance of J.D Berlin’s quirky sinfonia for cornetto and strings, a Telemann concerto for oboe and strings, and J.S Bach’s Brandenburg 5. Tickets are $100. Your support helps us sustain our season and make great music available to all. Please RSVP to fundraiser@tesseraebaroque.org.  The Contrapuntal Recital is a private music space. Address will be furnished upon reservation. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Contrapuntal Recital Hall, Brentwood Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States

more info: https://tesseraebaroque.org/event/quirky-concerti/

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, 7pm

(repeats September 23rd, 2018, 3pm:  Zipper Hall, The Colburn School)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons ,  Marais:  Alcyone Suites

Gonzalo Ruiz (Director)  pairs two masterpieces famous for their depiction of Mother Nature in all its glory. “The Four Seasons” presents Vivaldi's naturalistic masterpiece as you've never heard it before. From singing birds to babbling brooks and barking dogs, from summer storms to wintry winds, the seasons come alive in Gonzalo's new setting based on Vivaldi's own chamber concertos.  Marais’ Alcyone is filled with elegant dances and character pieces representing sailors, magicians, mythological beings, and of course, the famous storm at sea.

 Tickets $20-$59. More info: https://www.musicaangelica.org/events/vivaldi-the-four-seasons/

Long Beach Beverly O’Neill Theater, 300 E Ocean Blvd,, Long Beach, CA 90802

 

Sat, Sep 22, 2018 2:00 PM  (repeats Sun, Sep 23, 2018 7:00 PM)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: The Mozart Requiem

The Mozart Requiem has become one of the most recognized classical works of all time. This revered work is paired with Shawn Kirchner’s Songs of Ascent, a hope-filled setting of the psalms sung by pilgrims journeying to Jerusalem.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

 

Sun, Sep 23, 2018 7:00 PM (repeats Sun, Sep 22, 2018 7:00 PM)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: The Mozart Requiem

     See Sept 22 for concert info

Walt Disney Concert Hall

 

Sun, Sep 23, 2018 7:00 PM (repeats Sun, Sep 22, 2018 7:00 PM)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: The Mozart Requiem

     See Sept 22 for concert info

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018, 3pm

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons,   Marais:  Alcyone Suites

            See September 22nd, 2018 for concert info

 Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S Grand Ave , Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sunday, September 23, 2018 4PM      

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: Here and There

            See September 16, 2018 for concert info

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

Sep 29 8:00 pm (repeats Sep 30)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Hilary Hahn Plays Bach

Guest conductor Gemma New joins the Orchestra for the first time to conduct Bach’s concerto for Two Violins featuring concertmaster Margaret Batjer alongside Hilary Hahn.

Program: Andrew Norman Try;  Bach,  Concerto for Two Violins & Violin Concerto in E Major; Donatoni, Eco; Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, “Italian”.  Tickets start at $28. Prelude talk at 7 pm . A post-concert party celebrates the opening of the season and is free for all ticket holders.

Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, California 91203

More info https://www.laco.org/events/hilary-hahn-plays-bach/

 

Sep. 30 7:00 PM (repeats Sep 29)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Hilary Hahn Plays Bach

     See Sep 29 for concert info, Tickets start at $28. Prelude talk at 6 pm . A post-concert party celebrates the opening of the season and is free for all ticket holders.

UCLA Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court Los Angeles, CA

More info https://www.laco.org/events/hilary-hahn-plays-bach/

October 2018

Friday October 5, 8 pm

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Fiori musicali

Rotem Gilbert and the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia explore the musical flowers of 17th century Italy, featuring vocal works by Chiara Margherita Cozzolani, Barbara Strozzi, and Giovanni Legrenzi, along with virtuosic instrumental fireworks. Free

Newman Recital Hall, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 90089

October 5 & 6, 2018

Bach Collegium San Diego 2018-19 Season

G.F. HANDEL: Apollo e Daphne HWV 122 — San Diego regional premiere

JEAN-BAPTISTE STUCK: Heraclite et Damocrite — San Diego regional premiere

including works by Rameau and J.S. Bach

 

Sat. October 6th, 8:00PM (repeats Sun. October 7th, 7:30PM in Westwood)

L.A. Camerata: Musicos ruyseñores -  Nightingale Songs from Spain to Latin America

Amidst currently heated political debates about immigration across the world, L.A. Camerata kicks off its inaugural season by featuring music by Spanish and Latin American composers, including several women—Sor. Juana de la Cruz, Gracia Baptista, and Maria Joachina Rodrigues—as well as such other favorites as Juan del Encina, Santiage de Murcia, and Sebastián Durón. This concert will celebrate the ability of music to transcend the borders of gender, space, and time.

FEATURING: Kiley Hazelton and Kate Bass (sopranos), Ariana Schultz (mezzo-soprano), Hunter Harris (violin), Marylin Winkle (pardessus, viola da gamba, cello), Cameron O'Connor (baroque guitar, vihuela), Marco Teruel (baroque guitar), Adan Fernandez (organ)

Holy Family Catholic Church in Glendale  209 E Lomita Ave Glendale 91205

Tickets $5 - $15: https://losangelescamerata1.brownpapertickets.com

 

Sun. October 7th, 7:30PM,

L.A. Camerata: Musicos ruyseñores -  Nightingale Songs from Spain to Latin America

     see Oct. 6 listing for concert information

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

Tickets $5 - $15:  https://losangelescamerata2.brownpapertickets.com

Sunday October 7th  4:00pm

Tesserae : Telemania (SEASON OPENER)

Tesserae presents a program of music by Georg Phillip Telemann with special guest artist Rodolfo Richter (British-Brazilian violinist Richter is one of the leading Baroque violinists). Telemann, personal friend to Johann Sebastian Bach and godfather to his son Carl Phillip Emanuel, is regarded as one of the most prolific composers in Western music history. Enjoying great popularity during his own lifetime, Telemann was a master of almost every musical genre of his day, and this program will explore this variety in his instrumental works. This concert features the famous violin concerto in A Major, “The Frogs,” as well as the Suite in A minor for recorder and strings. Tickets: $10-$30.  Early Byrd Special: Get up to 50% off tickets to our season opener by purchasing them before September 16th! more info: https://tesseraebaroque.org/

First Baptist Church  75 N. Marengo Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

Thursday October 11th, 2018 7:30 PM (preconcert talk at 6:45)

Vox Luminis

The Belgian, early-music ensemble Vox Luminis performs qorks by Luther, Schütz, Purcell and Bach in a poignant program exploring the rich history of musical memorials that both mourn death and celebrate life.

Lionel Meunier, Founder and Artist Director. Vox Luminis has been praised for its seamless blend of high quality individual voices, exquisite tuning and clarity of sound, and  boasts 12 albums on the labels Alpha Classics, Ricercar, Ramée, and Musique en Wallonie. These recordings have enjoyed international critical acclaim, and have won numerous prizes including the prestigious Gramophone Recording of the Year in 2012 for the Musicalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz.

Spotlight Talk with Dr. Jeremiah Selvey starting at 6:45 PM.

PROGRAM:Luther: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin; Schütz: Musikalische Exequien, “Funeral Mass”, Op. 7; Purcell: Funeral Sentences for the Queen Mary; J.S. Bach: Jesu meine Freude

Special  discounts on tickets for SCEMS: go to the website to order tickets at http://www.thebroadstage.org/voxluminis  , use promo code Luther for 35% off our regular ticket price for Premier and Level A seats. expires 10/11/18, 4 tickets per patron, valid only for Vox Luminis. Parking: http://www.thebroadstage.org/parking

The Broad Stage 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Thursday October 11th, 2018 7:30 PM

>>Click Here to read a SCEMS exclusive interview with Christophe Rousset<<

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset direction: From Light to Shadow.

LA Opera Off Grand presents a special concert by the renowned French Baroque ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, led by its founder Christophe Rousset. Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of composer François Couperin (1668-1733), one of the greatest masters of French Baroque music, the performance will explore the lighter and darker shades of Couperin’s delicately beautiful music. The selections include chamber pieces, music for harpsichord, and the transcendent Leçons de Ténèbres du Mercredi Saint.

Zipper Hall at the Coburn School, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles.  Tickets $19-$79.

For tickets and more information, please call (213) 972-8001 or visit https://www.laopera.org/season/1819-season-la-opera-season/les-talens-lyriques/

Friday, October 12,   12:15 p.m.

Friday Noon Concert: Bach and Vivaldi

Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano and Maggie Parkins, cello perform music by Bach and Vivaldi

PROGRAM: Vivaldi: Sonata II in F Major, RV 41, for cello and continuo; Bach: Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028, for viola da gamba and harpsichord.  Free Admission, no tickets | doors open 15 minutes prior to the concert

Lyman Hall, Pomona College, 340 N, College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711   (special location)

More info:  https://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/concert-calendar/friday-noon-concert-series

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7:30 pm

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset direction: From Light to Shadow. 

>>Click Here to read a SCEMS exclusive interview with Christophe Rousset<<

The San Diego Early Music Society invites you to celebrate François Couperin's 350th birthday! And there is no more perfect celebration than a performance by the wonderful Les Talens Lyriques under the direction of renowned harpsichordist Christophe Rousset. A musical portrait of one of the great poets of French music, this program will reveal Couperin’s wide emotive range and will include both a 'Concert royal' for the Sun King as well as his 'Leçons de ténèbres pour le mercredi saint', a rarely performed masterpiece for two sopranos. Come and revel in the first adventure of our season.
St. James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect Street, La Jolla CA 92037. Tickets  $45/$35/$10.

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

Saturday October 20  730PM (repeats Oct 21)

LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE’S: LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO/TEARS OF ST. PETER

By Orlando di Lasso; Conducted by Jenny Wong; Directed by Peter Sellars

From the creative mind of acclaimed director Peter Sellars comes his very first acapella staging and most personal and emotionally-charged work to date. Twenty-one singers transform this 75-minute Renaissance masterpiece – committed to memory and dramatically staged – into both a biblical parable of St. Peter’s disavowal of Jesus Christ and a contemporary allegory for our fractious times.  “A major accomplishment for the Master Chorale… and a major accomplishment for music history.” - Los Angeles Times  

The Wallis – Bram Goldsmith Theater ; 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210;  more info: TheWallis.org.

Saturday October 20, 2018  8 p.m. (repeats October 21, 4 PM in Pasadena)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: a musical journey to nueva España

In the vein of our popular Spirit Child programs, Jouyssance continues to explore the fascinating and complex repertoire of early choral music from the Americas. In addition to excerpts from the first New World opera, this program will feature a host of secular and sacred music by Franco, Araujo, Fernandes, Velasco, Padilla and others.  Jouyssance will be joined by guest musicians Martha Masters (guitar) and Shannon Zusman (bass/viola da gamba).

Each performance will be preceded by a free lecture on music in New Spain by Dr. John Koegel, Professor of Musicology at CSU Fullerton and expert in colonial-era Latin American music.  Lecture at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 (general admission), $20 (senior or SCEMS member), Free admission for all students with ID, Discounts available for groups of 6 or more

(please call 213 533 9922 or email info@jouyssance.org)

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church,10750 Ohio Avenue, Westwood

More info: http://www.jouyssance.org/current-season/

 

Sunday October 21 (repeats Oct 20) 730PM

LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE’S: LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO/TEARS OF ST. PETER

     see Oct 20 for concert info

The Wallis – Bram Goldsmith Theater ; 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210;  more info: TheWallis.org.

Sunday, October 21, 2018  4 p.m. (repeats October 20 in Westwood)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: a musical journey to nueva España

    See Saturday October 20 for concert info; Lecture at 3 p.m.

Church of the Angels, 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena

More info: http://www.jouyssance.org/current-season/

Sunday, October 21 5:00 p.m.

Chamber Music at All Saints: Music of George Frideric Handel

Performers: Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord; Suzanna Giordano-Gignac & Stephen Redfield, baroque violins; Leif Woodward, cello

Program:

Trio sonatas Op.2 no.1 in B minor and Op.2 no.3 in F major

Violin sonatas Op.1 no. 12 in F major and Op.1 no.6 in G minor

Harpsichord suites (1720) no. 2 in F major and no.8 in F minor

Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students & seniors.

All Saints’ Churc 504 N. Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA  90210

More info: www.allsaintsbh.org

Sat, October 27, 2018   7:30 pm

Ciaramella: Romanesca—Musical Treasures of Early Modern Rome, 1450–1700

In conjunction with the special exhibition To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500–1800, the early music group Ciaramella performs in the exhibition galleries. This special concert will feature music from the great manuscripts of Medici popes and the Sistine Chapel, as well as from prints of music by virtuouso instrumental composers of the seventeenth century. The selections will be performed on a menagerie of recorders, shawms, sakbut bagpipes, hurdy gurdy lute, theorbo, viola da gamba, and percussion.Arrive at 7:30 pm to explore the exhibition before the performance begins at 8 pm. Ciaramella director Adam Gilbert will introduce each selection, commenting on the art, music, and society of this period. Free; tickets required.

LACMA | Resnick Pavilion Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

More info: http://www.lacma.org/event/ciaramella-performs-romanesca

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 PM

L'Esprit Baroque : Music of the Underworld

Program: Orphee by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, Lucrezia by G. F. Handel, Trio Sonata in A Minor for Flute, Violin, and Continuo, Wq 148 by CPE Bach, Sonata in D minor for Flute, Violin, Viola da Gamba and Continuo by Louis-Gabrielle Guillemai, Ahi troppo è duro, by Claudio Monteverdi

Featuring: Elysha Massatt, soprano, Sarah Vay Kerns, recorder and baroque flute,  Sylvia Schwartz, baroque violin, John Ott, baroque cello, Heriberto Ramos, cello, Janice Massatt, historical keyboards.

Admission is $20 suggested donation, $15 or $10 for students/low-income/SCEMS members. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church, 1314 N. Angelina Dr. Placentia, CA 92870

More info: https://lespritbaroque.com/upcoming-concerts/october-27-music-of-the-underworld/

Saturday, October 27th, 7:30 pm (repeats October 28th, 3 pm in Altadena)

St. Alban’s Episcopal and Altadena Community Church Choirs : A Tapestry of Gloria

A Tapestry of Gloria, a collaboration between the choirs of St. Alban’s Episcopal and Altadena Community Church featuring music inspired by “Gloria in excelsis  Deo” announcing the birth of Christ to the shepherds.  Beginning with chant from the codification of the “Gloria”  in the Ordinary of the Mass and progressing through 14th, 16th, 18th and finally 20th century settings, hear the inspired evolution of this text through music history - represented by composers Machaut, Josquin, Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Poulenc, Ray and Puccini.  FREE

St. Alban’s Episcopal, 580 Hilgard Ave., by  UCLA (Parking in close by UCLA Lot 2)

 

Sunday, October 28th, 3 pm, (repeats October 27th, 7:30 pm near UCLA)

St. Alban’s Episcopal and Altadena Community Church Choirs : A Tapestry of Gloria

     See October 27th for concert info, FREE

Altadena Community Church, 943 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena

 

Sun. 28 October 2018  1, 3 & 5pm

Paul O'Dette, lute: Robin is to the Greenwood Gone

The Da Camera Society: Chamber Music in Historic Sites, presents. High in the hills overlooking the Los Angeles basin, this splendid 16-acre estate was a gift from oil-tycoon Edward L. Doheny to his ill-fated son and namesake. Explore its sweeping views and landscaped gardens, and in the grandly-vaulted but intimate Living Room of this lordly mansion, savor Elizabethan music for lute performed by “the greatest genius ever to touch this instrument” (Toronto Globe and Mail). From the great John Dowland to a charming set of Scottish pieces for lute, O’Dette “tempers sheer virtuosity with an emotional warmth that makes this antique music seem not very distant at all” (New York Times), "the clearest case of genius ever to touch his instrument. Perhaps O'Dette's style can be described as deeply human. Crucial to his sound is his awareness of the ethnic and dance topics that figure into the music. "All of the 16th century sources say that the best instrumentalists are those who can make you believe you are listening to words--that the best instrumental playing strives to imitate the voice in every way possible." This appealing (and historically informed) philosophy of performance and O'Dette's impeccable technique, have made his performance of early music a creative, rather than a curatorial, endeavor.Light Reception before or after.  Tickets $85.00

Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills (Gordon Kaufmann (1928))

More info  http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?&products_id=364

Sunday, Oct. 28  3 p.m. (see also French Baroque dance demo on Oct 29)

The London Handel Players: To Play Before the King

Featuring acclaimed musicians Adrian Butterfield, baroque violin; Rachel Brown, baroque flute and recorder; Katherine Sharman, baroque cello; and Silas Wollston, harpsichord. Their program brings together selections  composed for revered kings from the Baroque period, including Louis XIV of France, George I of England and Frederick the Great of Prussia, among others, by great composers of the period including François Couperin, Pieter Hellendaal, George Frideric Handel, Johann Joachim Quantz, Francesco Geminiani, Domenico Scarlatti and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

PROGRAM:

Couperin (for Louis XIV): ......................Concerts Royaux, Deuxième Concert in D Major

Hellendaal (for George III): ...................Cello Sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No. 8

Handel (for George I): ...........................Arias from Giulio Cesare, HWV 17

Quantz (for Frederick the Great): ............Flute Sonata in E-Flat, No. 348 QV 1:54

Geminiani (for George I): ......................Violin Sonata Op. 1, No. 4 in D Major

Scarlatti (for Ferdinand VI): ...................Harpsichord sonatas:Allegretto in F Major, K.541, Andante moderato in F Minor, K.466, Prestissimo in B-flat Major, K.545

C.P.E. Bach (for Frederick the Great): .....Trio Sonata in C Major, H.571 Wq.147

FREE

Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont)

 

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018    4:15 p.m. (see associated concert Oct. 28)

Lecture/Demo in French Baroque Dance

With the London Handel Players and dancers Mary Collins and Steven Player

     See Oct 28 for info on the musicians; FREE

Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, CA 91711

November 2018

Saturday, November 3,   7:00 p.m.

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble: “Inspired by Goethe,”

The program comprises German Lieder based on texts by the great German poet,  playwright, and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Composers include Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert as well as others with closer connections to Goethe: Carl Fredrich Zelter, Johann Friedrich Reichhardt, Duchess Anna Amalie of Saxe-Weimar, Bettine von Arnim, Fanny Hansel and Felix  Mendelssohn. Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano; Nate Widelitz, tenor; and John Buffett, baritone; and accompanied by Preethi de Silva, on an  18th-centuryViennese-style fortepiano.

Tickets (to be held at the door) may be purchased at www.congioia.org. General admission: $30; seniors, members of SCEMS, EMA, AMS, and Friends of Con Gioia: $25; students (with ID): $12. Tickets may also be reserved before Oct. 25, 2018 by mailing checks to Con Gioia, 1020 Kent Drive, Claremont, CA 91711.

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103.

More info Phone: 909.624.0638. 

Sat. November 3rd, 8:00PM (repeats Nov 4 in Santa Monica)

LA Camerata: Francesca Caccini's Primo libro delle Musiche

Born into a musical family, Francesca Caccini achieved international acclaim at a young age for her skills in performance and composition. This concert celebrates the 400th anniversary of her Primo libro delle Musiche (1618), a collection of sacred and secular works for voice and continuo.

FEATURING: Paulina Francisco and Kiley Hazelton (soprani), Argenta Walther (mezzo-soprano), Joel Nesvadba (bass), Ashley Salinas (violin and viola), Andrew Justice (viola), Marylin Winkle (viola da gamba), Alejandro Acosta (theorbo), Marco Teruel (baroque guitar), and Arthur Omura (harpsichord). Tickets $5-$15

Shatto Chapel @ First Congregational Church of Los Angeles 540 South Commonwealth Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90020

More info: https://www.losangelescamerata.org/seasonevents/

 

Sun. November 4th, 7:30PM (repeats Nov 3  in Los Angeles)

LA Camerata: Francesca Caccini's Primo libro delle Musiche

     See Nov 3 for concert info

Lutheran Church of the Master in Westwood  10931 Santa Monica Blvd / Los Angeles, CA 90025

Sun / Nov 4, 2018  7:30PM

L’Arpeggiata with dancer

Embark on a feisty and joyous exploration of Baroque and traditional music from across the Mediterranean.  Pluhar’s expert musicians will immerse you in Mediterraneo, their lively, improvisation-filled exploration of Baroque and traditional music from Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and Macedonia. Artists: Christina Pluhar musical director, Céline Scheen soprano, Vincenzo Capezzuto male soprano, Anna Dego dancer

tickets $20-$109. 

Disney Hall 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012         

more info: https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/268/2018-11-04/larpeggiata/

Nov 8 7:30PM (repeats Dec 9)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Claire Brazeau: Sonatas for Oboe

Featuring: Claire Brazeau curator & oboe; an emerging concert soloist, principal oboe (Allan Vogel Chair) Claire Brazeau launches the Orchestra’s signature Baroque series.

Program: Sammartini, Sonata in G Major; Graun, Trio for Violin and Horn; Telemann, Trio No. 3; Couperin, Treizième Concert; Thomas Adès, Sonata da Caccia; Pla, Sonata for oboe; Telemann, Paris Quartet No.6. Tickets : $52

Zipper Concert Hall, 200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nov 9 7:30PM (repeats Dec 8)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Claire Brazeau: Sonatas for Oboe

     See Nov 8 for concert info, Tickets : $52

St. Monica Catholic Church, 725 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA

November 9, 2018

ALISA WEILERSTEIN, CELLO : COMPLETE BACH CELLO SUITES

The young cellist Alisa Weilerstein, a recipient of a 2011 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, has justly earned international acclaim for emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary music. Weilerstein will bring her technical precision and impassioned musicianship to the extraordinary task of performing all six of Bach’s solo cello suites in one evening.  “Alisa Weilerstein is too big a talent to be pigeonholed.”– New York Magazine

The Wallis – Bram Goldsmith Theater (Beverly Hills)

TheWallis.org.

Friday, November 9, 2018  12:15 p.m.

Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble: music by Handel.

Alfred Cramer*, baroque violin; Roger Lebow, baroque cello; Jason Yoshida*, theorbo; Graydon Beeks*, harpsichord; with guests Melissa Givens*, soprano and Aki Nishiguchi, baroque oboe and recorder. Music at Pomona: Friday Noon Concert

Free Admission, no tickets | doors open 15 minutes prior to the concert

Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 – Please note special location

more info:

https://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/concert-calendar/friday-noon-concert-series

Saturday, November 10 2018 7 PM (repeats Nov.11th  3pm at The Colburn School)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: Handel & Beard

Guest director: Stephen Stubbs; Aaron Sheehan, Tenor

From the moment the young English tenor John Beard first performed with Handel in 1734, the composer began fashioning roles for him. This led to a new idea – the tenor as Oratorio’s leading man. Until this moment, sopranos and castrati dominated the operatic stage. As Handel invented and shaped the English Oratorio, and took advantage of John Beard’s special talents, he was able to compose pieces that, to this day, define the elements of this genre. With GRAMMY award-winning tenor Aaron Sheehan, Musica Angelica creates a portrait of this historical character with some of Handel’s most glorious music under the artistic direction of GRAMMY winner Stephen Stubbs. Tickets: $20-$59

Beverly O’Neill Theater, Long Beach, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

More info https://www.musicaangelica.org/

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11  4:00

Los Angeles Baroque: The LAB Report: Murders, Mischief and More.

Events befalling, and music of, Leclair, Purcell, Handel, Gesualdo, Stradella and Clarke. Directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak, violin and Alexa Haynes-Pilon, cello. LA’s community baroque orchestra opens its 18/19 season with a one hour afternoon concert followed by a cheese and wine reception for all.

Free entry, but donations are gratefully accepted.

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

Further information at losangelesbaroque.org

Sunday, November 11    3:30 pm

Rebel and Baroque dancers

Named after the innovative French Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel, REBEL is pronounced like the verb, not the noun…which makes sense, considering how this award-winning ensemble opens wide a dazzlingly authentic ‘picture window’ to the baroque era… a window both musical and visual as for this performance REBEL will be joined by baroque dancers Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird. “The world of baroque music is a volatile, action-packed place,” writes The Washington Post. “One of the best groups is REBEL, whose playing [is] fiery, alive and beautifully controlled.”

PROGRAM

Lully — Ouverture & Passacaille from Armide

Anonymous — Sarabande

Campra — Aimable Vainqueur

Handel — Trio Sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No. 4, HWV 399

Corelli — Sonata in D minor, Op. 4, No. 8

Rebel — Les Caractères de la Danse (Fantaisie) with Baroque dancers

Leclair — Ouverture in D Major, Op. 13, No. 2

Fux — Trio Sonata in G minor, K 320

Vivaldi — Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 12, ‘La Follia’ RV 63

tickets $25-$55

Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium 332 S. Michigan Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106

Website: http://www.caltech.edu/map/beckman-auditorium

more info: http://www.colemanchambermusic.org/event/20181111-rebel/

Saturday, November 10th 8PM (repeats Nov. 18th in Long Beach and Dec. 1 in Newport Beach)

Kontrapunktus: THE BACHS

KONTRAPUNKTUS, under the new artistic direction of renowned harpsichordist, Ian Pritchard, commemorates the timeless music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his three sons who become illustrious composers in their own right-Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Phillip Emanuel and Johann Christian-with an exhilarating concert program.  KONTRAPUNKTUS is a classical youth Baroque orchestra comprised of exceptionally talented classical musicians from the prestigious Colburn School Masters of Music and is led by Concertmaster, Kako Miura.  The ensemble features violinists Madeleine Vaillancourt and Alena Hove, violists Ben Chilton and Christopher Rogers-Beadle, cellist Leif Woodward, bassist Eric Windmeier, and flutist, Devan Jaquez. Promotional video : https://youtu.be/pg7NylO26yo

Free (Donations are accepted), Tickets: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/concerts

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

 
November 11th, 2018, 3pm (repeats November 10 in Long Beach)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: Handel & Beard

     See Nov. 10 for concert info

Thayer Hall, Colburn School, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info https://www.musicaangelica.org/

 

Friday, November 16, 2018, 8:00 pm

Tesserae Baroque- LAGRIME MIE

Barbara Strozzi remains one of the most intriguing figures in the early Baroque, and her music is some of the most expressive, particularly in its exploration of dissonance and harmony as powerful devices to express her texts. Tesserae presents an intimate concert featuring two singers and a continuo team of lute and harpsichord in the magnificent Pompeiian Room at the Doheny Mansion at Mt. St. Mary’s University. Tesserae is thrilled to be able to expose Strozzi’s powerful music to students at the Mount, one of the important women’s universities in the United States.

Tickets: General: $30, SCEMS & Seniors: $25, Students: $10

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3579518

The Pompeian Room, Doheny Mansion  10 Chester Place  Los Angeles

Friday, November 16 at 7:30  in Encinitas  (repeats  Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 inTorrance)

Quinta Essentia Brazilian Recorder Quartet: modern music by Brazilian Composers

All compositions are modern – this is not an Early music concert, but worthy of inclusion here because of crossover interest in the recorder, and their level of virtuosity.

Performers: Gustavo de Francisco, Francielle Paixão, Pedro Ribeirão, Renata Pereira

The Program: Selections by Brazilian Composers, including  Heitor Villa-Lobos.

". . . a sound unmatched by anything heard before. It was music of the heavens, and the quartet was the angelic ensemble playing at the gates.""celebration of musical virtuosity"

Among Brazil's leading chamber music ensembles, Quinta Essentia recorder consort of four brilliant musicians performs on a collection of ancient and modern instruments, inspiring audiences worldwide. Their concerts are a celebration of musical virtuosity, in programs from the great classics to the music of today.  Tickets: $14

Encinitas Library 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas CA 92024

More info: http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Quinta-Essentia-Brazilian-Recorder-Quartet-First-Lutheran-Church-School-Torrance.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ouikhOuF-p8

 

Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 (repeats Friday, November 16 at 7:30 in Encinitas

Quinta Essentia Brazilian Recorder Quartet: modern music by Brazilian Composers

All compositions are modern – this is not an Early music concert, but worthy of inclusion here because of crossover interest in the recorder, and their level of virtuosity.

     See Nov 16 listing for concert info

FREE, part of The Interludes series of auditioned ensembles.

First Lutheran Church & School  2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance CA 90503 (On the south side of Carson Street just east of Maple Ave.)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ouikhOuF-p8

Saturday, November 17, 7:30 pm   (repeats November 18th in Glendale)

USC Collegium Workshop: Song & Dance of Early Modern England

Adam Knight Gilbert leads the USC Collegium Workshop in a concert featuring the earliest known English songs, along with 15th-century carols and love songs, and lute songs of the Tudor era, performed with voices, harp, lute, viols, and winds. Co-produced with the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. Free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available.

USC Brain and Creativity Institute's Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall (BCI)

More info: music.usc.edu

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018   7:00 p.m.

Cappella Pratensis: The Imitation Game

What did the royal courts of Renaissance Europe sound like? Music was an important part of the courtly experience, enhancing the art, fashion, and other luxuries these exclusive spaces offered their audiences. Be part of the spectacle recreated with "The Imitation Game," a performance by Cappella Pratensis that reveals the exquisite inventiveness Renaissance composers used to pay homage to the old masters while playfully competing with their fellow artists. Starting from the masterpieces of 15th-century composer Josquin des Prez, the group explores some of the great music of the period, offering a lively glimpse into the popular musical culture of the Renaissance. The performance complements the exhibition, All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court.

The vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis – literally 'Cappella des prés' – champions the music of Josquin des Prez and the polyphonists of the 15th and 16th centuries. Based in the Dutch city of 's-Hertogenbosch, the group combines historically informed performance practice with inventive programmes and original interpretations based on scholarly research and artistic insight. As in Josquin's time, the members of Cappella Pratensis perform from a central music stand, singing from the original mensural notation scored in a large choirbook. This approach, together with attention to such factors as the chant origins of the polyphonic repertoire, the modal system on which it is based, the influence of solmization, and the linguistic basis, creates an intense engagement with the music.  The group's CD recordings have met with critical acclaim and distinctions from the press (including the Diapason d'Or and the Prix Choc).  Admission: Free; reservation required. Parking is $15; $10 after 3:00 p.m.

Getty Museum,  Harold M. Williams Auditorium 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, 90049

More info: http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/gordon_getty.html

Sunday, November 18th at 7:30PM (repeats Nov. 17 at USC)

USC Collegium Workshop: Song & Dance of Early Modern England

     See Nov. 17 for concert info, FREE

Holy Family Catholic Church  201 E. Lomita Ave, Glendale

More info: music.usc.edu

Sun, Nov 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Bach's Magnificat

J.S. Bach’s Magnificat is a majestic musical manifestation of the impulse to rejoice. Magnificat was a direct influence on Reena Esmail who wrote This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity — an exploration of “The Golden Rule” — specifically to be paired with it.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, downtown Los Angeles

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18  7:30pm

Cappella Pratensis: The Imitation Game.

Travel to Holland and France with the San Diego Early Music Society to hear Cappella Pratensis, a marvelous group that specializes in the music of its namesake, Josquin des Pres (c. 1450-1521). Reflecting states of mind as well as nations, the program features music by the great Josquin himself and others who emulated—or inspired—this constantly self-reinventing and shape-shifting composer. Immerse yourself in the voices of eight men singing from ancient manuscripts, sharing a single music stand and weaving a magical sonic world of polyphony. This concert will transport you out of time and space.
St. James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect Street, La Jolla CA 92037. Tickets  $45/$35/$10.

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

Sunday,  November 18th (repeats Nov. 10th in Pasadena and Dec. 1 in Newport Beach)

Kontrapunktus: THE BACHS

     See Nov. 10 for concert info, FREE

Cal Heights United Methodist Church 3759 Orange Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807

Thursday November 29     1.15-4 PM Symposium, 6-7.30 PM Concert

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Euterpe at Play

A genre-bending exploration of musical responses to Spanish Golden Age lyric poetry.

Symposium, “Lyric prosody: musical possibiities and challenges” with keynote address by Dr Álvaro Torrente, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Concert by UCLA Early Music Ensemble  with special guests: Eloy Cruz, baroque guitar (Escuela Nacional de Música, Mexico City); Son del Centro, Santa Ana, CA

Reception follows. All free and open to the public

Both events at Kerckhoff Grand Salon, in the Student Union building on UCLA Campus

Parking $12 (all day), ~$6 for 2-3 hours at UCLA Lot 2 (entrance and Hilgard and Westholme)

Friday, November 30 8:00 pm

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Music from the Golden Age of Spain

The USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia explores the secular and sacred in 17th-century Spanish music, featuring rousing and rustic villançicos celebrating the birth of Jesus, Directed by Rotem Gilbert. FREE     

Newman Recital Hall (AHF), USC

More info: music.usc.edu

November 30 2018 7:30pm  (repeats 2/1/2018 3:30pm)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra  and Long Beach Camerata Singers: Handel's Messiah

Bring your family and friends together and kick off the holidays with Handel's Messiah. For more than a decade, thousands of Long Beach residents have kicked off their holiday season with Long Beach Camerata Singers' performance of Handel's Messiah. For more than a decade, thousands of Long Beach residents have kicked off their holiday season with Long Beach Camerata Singers' performance of Handel's Messiah. Again partnering with Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, this year we will have 2 performances.  The Saturday afternoon concert will begin with a short program of holiday music and sing-along! A pre-concert lecture will be offered at both performances.

" . . . a beautifully executed performance in authentic Baroque style."

Beverly O'Neill Theater 300 E. Ocean Blvd Long Beach CA 90803

http://longbeachcameratasingers.org/lbcs/

http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Camerata-Sings-Handels-Messiah-Beverly-ONeill-Theater

November 30, 2018, 8 p.m.

Westwood Presbyterian Church Master Choir, Westwood Chamber Orchestra: HANDEL’S Messiah (Christmas portion), MESSIAH Sing-Along

[it is not clear how much is performed and how much is sing along]

With esteemed soloists, conducted by Dan Redfeld. The audience joins in with the Hallelujah Chorus - Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel's magnificent oratorio, composed in 1741.  Tickets: (310) 474-4535 or westwoodpres.org $10 approx.

Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

December 2018

12/1/2018 3:30pm (repeats 11/30/2018 –7:30pm  )

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra  and Long Beach Camerata Singers: Handel's Messiah

     See 11/30/2018 for concert info

Beverly O'Neill Theater 300 E. Ocean Blvd Long Beach CA 90803

http://longbeachcameratasingers.org/lbcs/

Sat, December 1, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Los Robles Master Chorale Presents : Handel's Messiah

In the intimate setting of the Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park, performed by a small group of singers and soloists from the chorale. It's the perfect beginning to the holiday season. Note this concert sells out year after year - purchase early Tickets $30

The Church of the Epiphany 5450 Churchwood Drive Oak Park, CA 91377 near Thousand Oaks

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-robles-master-chorale-presents-handels-messiah-tickets-51130626079

Saturday, December 1st (repeats Nov. 10th in Pasadena and Nov. 18 in Long Beach)

Kontrapunktus: THE BACHS

     See Nov. 10 for concert info, FREE

Newport Harbor Lutheran Church 798 Dover Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92663

Sunday, December 2, 2018 4:00 P.M.

La Mer Consort: Music for the Holidays

The La Mer early music consort , Director Brenda Bittner, will be giving a concert perform Medieval and  Renaissance music including that of Busnois, Wilder, Palestrina and others. Performers will be in Renaissance costumes and will conduct a brief Renaissance dance.

Free Will Offering

Trinity Lutheran Church 11th and Rowell Manhattan Beach

Information: (310) 378-8750

Sunday, December 2   4:00 p.m.

Westchester Lutheran Church and 30 churches : Handel’s Messiah

Join us for the annual Westchester tradition of G. F. Handel’s epic masterpiece.  Over 30 churches participate in the production that includes soloists, a chorus and live orchestra. Pre-sale tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. Get yours early.  Tickets at the door are $20.  Tickets can be purchased at the office and after church on all Sundays in November. Marshall Ramirez, Conductor; Jane Chamberlain, Soprano; Erin Wood, Alto; Eddie Sayles, Tenor; Ralph Cato, Bass

Westchester Lutheran Church 7831 S. Sepulveda Boulevard Westchester, CA 90045

https://www.wlcs.org/news-and-events/2018/11/20/handels-messiah

SUN, DEC 02, 2018 7:00 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale: ENGLISH CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS

PROGRAM (Early music pieces will be: HENRY VIII Pastyme with good company; THOMAS WEELKES Hosanna to the Son of David; THOMAS TALLIS O nata lux de lumine; THOMAS TALLIS Alleluya; WILLIAM BYRD Sing Joyfully; WILLIAM BYRD This Day Christ Was Born.) Plus many carols by more modern composers. Conjuring up images of candlelit cathedrals and the jewel-toned glow of stained glass windows, we bring the great, unbroken tradition of British carols and anthems to Walt Disney Concert Hall. Traversing from its 16th century origins through to modern classics, English Cathedral Christmas celebrates the redolent sounds of Christmas choral music full of warmth and wonder. Tickets $29 -$139

Walt Disney Concert Hall

more info: lamc.org

December 5, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Concordia Clarimontis : Works by J.S. Bach and Uccellini

CGU Concerts at CST~~ Fall 2018 Series presents a Faculty Concert with   Lindsey Strand-Polyak, baroque violin,  Robert Zappulla , harpsichord and director.  Free

Kresge Chapel, Claremont School of Theology 1325 N. College Ave. Claremont, CA 91711

info: https://www.cgu.edu/event/cgu-concerts-at-cst-fall-2018-series-7/

December 7, 2018 7:30pm

Messiah Sing-Along

Join us for our annual community sing-along performance of Handel's Messiah with organ, orchestra, and professional soloists.

We pack the house every year and admission is FREE! You are the chorus!

Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef.  This is a FREE event - Bring your own score or pick one up at the door.  Parking is $3.

Campus Theatre El Camino College Torrance, CA

http://www.elcamino.edu/centerforthearts/community/

For more information, contact Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef, director 310-660-3593, ext. 3713 or jnachef@elcamino.edu

 

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 4:00 pm

Chorale Bel Canto: Handel’s Messiah (Christmas portion), and songs and carols of the season, with guest soloists and orchestra .

tickets $10-$25

East Whittier United Methodist Church 10005 S. Cole Rd. Whittier, CA 90603

http://choralebelcanto.org/

December 8th, 2018, 7pm (repeats December 9th, 2018, 3pm: )

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: From Heav'nly Harmony - Music of Joy to Celebrate the Season

Director: Martin Haselböck; Teresa Wakim, soprano - Thomas Cooley, tenor; Guest Choir: Long Beach Camerata.

Martin Haselböck and Musica Angelica ring in the festive season with trumpets, oboes, strings,  and voices! The performance  kicks off with Corelli’s joyful Christmas Concerto, famed for its pastoral character. Soprano Teresa Wakim features in Bach’s famous cantata  Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen  before being joined by tenor Thomas Cooley and the Long Beach Camerata for Handel’s exuberant Ode to Saint Caecilia. Tickets: $20-$59

Beverly O’Neill Theater, Long Beach, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

More info https://www.musicaangelica.org/


December 9th, 2018, 3pm:  (repeats December 8th, 2018, 7pm)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: From Heav'nly Harmony- Music of Joy to Celebrate the Season

     See December 8 for concert info

Zipper Hall, Colburn School, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info https://www.musicaangelica.org/

December 9, 3:00 p.m.

Pacific Chorale , Pacific Symphony: HANDEL: Messiah

A beloved holiday tradition, Handel’s celebrated oratorio — with its blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and spectacular “Hallelujah!” chorus — provides a moment during the busy season to experience reflection, renewal and joy.

ARTISTS Christopher Warren-Green, conductor; Klara Ek, soprano; David; Trudgen, counter-tenor; Nicky Spence, tenor; Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone; Pacific Chorale — Robert Istad, artistic director

Tickets $45-$215

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

https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/messiah_2018

 

Sun, December 9, 2018  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Dream Orchestra and Opera Chorus of Los Angeles and Choir of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels: Handel's Messiah (Christmas portion with Halleluja and Amen Chorus ), and other works by Handel

Music Director Joseph Bazyouros; Anna Schubert, soprano; Taylor Raven, mezzo; Nathan Granner, tenor; Ben Lowe, baritone; Daniel Suk, conductor

Also on the PROGRAM: Handel's Royal Fireworks Overture, Handel's " Eternal Source of Light Divine .  Tickets $10 – $40

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 555 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handels-messiah-tickets-52029048284

 

December 9, 2018 4PM

Santa Clarita Master Chorale: Messiah Sing-Along

Messiah Sing-Alongs are more popular than ever! Don't miss out on our third annual Sing-Along. Combine your voice with the voices of the Master Chorale, a full orchestra and four talented soloists on stage while Artistic Director Allan Petker conducts the entire audience for a performance of Handel's most beloved oratorio of all time. Bring your own score or borrow one in the lobby and join the chorus. Hallelujah!

Tickets: Sales end on Dec 09 at 5:15 PM  $20.00

Valencia UMC Santa Clarita, CA  25718 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, Santa Clarita, California 91355

http://www.scmasterchorale.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/582077565563837/

Monday, December 10, 2018  7 p.m.

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble:  early carol singalong

Join members of Jouyssance and fellow music lovers in what has become a beloved tradition: the Jouyssance Early Carol Singalong. Sing familiar holiday hits and rarities from the Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque eras under the baton of Dr. Nicole Baker. A holiday reception with treats and libations will follow the singing.  Advance registration required - check back soon for a registration link. Admission at the door will be $15 (print your own scores at home, files provided) or $20 (receive printed scores at the door). Free admission for all students with ID.

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

More info: http://www.jouyssance.org/current-season/

Dec 11 8:00pm in Santa Barbara (repeats Dec 13, 14 in Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Avi Avital & The Four Seasons

The Orchestra’s signature baroque series explores the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early baroque through the pre-classical period.

Featuring: Avi Avital mandolin; Margaret Batjer violin; Tereza Stanislav violin; Josefina Vergara violin; Sarah Thornblade violin

Program: Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Violins in G Minor; Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor; Vivaldi, The Four Seasons.

Concert is FREE, with RSVP.

    The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

More info: https://www.laco.org/events/the-four-seasons/

 

Thursday Dec. 13  7:30pm (repeats Dec 11,14)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Avi Avital & The Four Seasons

      See Dec. 11 listing for concert info

pre-concert program:Join us for a pre-concert reception, beginning at 6:30 pm, free to all ticket holders. Tickets : $52

    Zipper Concert Hall, 200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA

More info: https://www.laco.org/events/the-four-seasons/

Friday Dec. 14, 7:30pm (repeats Dec 11,13)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra:  Avi Avital & The Four Seasons

      See Dec. 11 listing for concert info; Tickets : $52

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

More info: https://www.laco.org/events/the-four-seasons/

December 14   (repeats Dec. 15 in San Diego area)

Bach Collegium San Diego: J.S. BACH: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

Perhaps nothing conveys the sheer joy of Christmas better than Bach's Christmas Oratorio composed for Leipzig's Christmas season of 1734.Opening with an exhilarating timpani fanfare, what ensues is a euphoric crescendo leading to the outburst, Jauchzet, frohlocket!, leaving no doubt that the festival of Christmas has arrived.  The Christmas Oratorio carries the listener through the Christmas narrative as seen through the eyes of the angels, shepherds, and magi, and includes some of Bach's most sublime music.

Don't miss BCSD's first foray into this inimitable work as presented by our supreme lineup of musicians.

Soloists: Melanie Russell, Soprano; Janelle DeStefano, Mezzo-Soprano; Jay Carter, Countertenor; Jason McStoots, Tenor; Paul Max Tipton, Baritone

First United Methodist Church, Mission Valley (San Diego area)

More info http://bachcollegiumsd.org/concerts2/

 

December 15, 2018 7pm

Messiah Sing-Along

Pasadena's favorite singalong Messiah returns for the 23rd year! Director Duane Funderburk leads audience members in Handel's masterpiece, assisted by soloists Tiffany Rivette, Dianne Harmel, Landon Shaw II, Eric Carampatan, and a 100+ voice choir and Chamber Symphony. FREE No tickets needed; a freewill offering will be taken. Childcare will not be available.

Lake Avenue Church 393 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, California 91101

https://www.lakeave.org/events/messiah-sing-along-2018?evid=2172

https://www.facebook.com/events/2237665809834628/

Dec. 15 (repeats Dec 14)

Bach Collegium San Diego: J.S. BACH: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

     See Dec 14 for concert info

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff (San Diego area)

Sun. 16 December 2018  3, 5 & 7pm

Christmas at the Bradbury with KITKA: Wintersongs

The Da Camera Society: Chamber Music in Historic Sites, presents.

Celebrate the longest nights of the year with seasonal music ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols, to pre-Christian incantations, and lush meditative Eastern Orthodox choral works. Exploiting the acoustics of The Bradbury’s majestic five-story atrium, the nine women of KITKA will move about the building to perform seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European and Eurasian traditions. KITKA's “eloquent and translucent singing [with] multiple voices resounding as one” inspired the SF Weekly to conjure up “Gabriel’s trumpet howling from the highest mountaintop.” Kitka is an American women’s vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe.  More than just a concert, an evening with Kitka unites vibrant music, enhanced by a subtly changing stage picture, compelling song introductions, and each singer’s warm rapport with the audience. Listeners are transported by a continuous unfolding of music that flows seamlessly from ethereal, contemplative pieces to rousing earthy rhythms.
This is powerful music by accomplished musicians who offer more than just exquisite execution—these women clearly share a passion for what they do. Kitka: joyful voices uniquely blended in exquisite dissonance and harmony.Tickets: $65.00

Bradbury Building, Downtown LA (George H. Wyman (1893))

More info http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=362

Sunday , December 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Handel's 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, Tickets $29 -$129

Walt Disney Concert Hall

More info http://www.lamasterchorale.org/    http://www.lamasterchorale.org/handel-messiah

 

Monday, December 17, 8:00pm (SOLD OUT)

Monday Evening Concerts:  LÉONIN, PEROTIN, REICH:'HOW SMALL A THOUGHT IT TAKES'

The MEC Early Music Ensemble (including Joel Nesvadba) and the ECHOI Ensemble, directed  and conceived by Jonathan Hepfer, perform music of  Léonin - (ca. 12th century) , Pérotin - (ca. 12th/13th century), and Steve Reich - MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS (1974-76).

In his 1968 essay Music as a Gradual Process, Steve Reich compares listening to one of his pieces to "placing your feet in the sand by the ocean's edge and watching, feeling, and listening to the waves gradually bury them." In his Music for 18 Musicians, a simple pulse imperceptibly transforms into an almost impossibly vibrant polyphony. 

In a sense, it is this same process that distinguishes two composers of the 12th century Notre Dame school of polyphony, Léonin and Pérotin, who were two of the earliest composers to transform monophonic musical forms into polyphonic ones.

It is this obsession with transforming the simple into the complex that links these composers in spite of nearly eight centuries of historical distance.

Despite the myriad surface differences in these respective works, we hope to show that there is something common deeply embedded in their DNA. Experiencing an art form across a span of several centuries demonstrates how it is both constantly evolving and timeless. This concert gives a new meaning to the phrase "music as a gradual process."

Tickets $10-$27, https://mondayeveningconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1098249

Zipper Concert Hall  at the Colburn School: 200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info: http://www.mondayeveningconcerts.org/

MON, DEC 17, 2018 7:30 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale : MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Our popular do-it-yourself version of Handel’s Messiah, where the audience is the chorus, returns! This will be the 38th annual Messiah Sing-Along and is sure to pack the house. Bring your own score or purchase one in the lobby. A limited number of VIP onstage tickets are available to bring you closer to the musical action. Hallelujah!

Tickets $25 -$85, VIP $150

Wed / Dec 19, 2018  8:00PM

Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas

The Grammy®-winning chorus makes its triumphant Walt Disney Concert Hall return. The much-celebrated, Grammy®-winning, 12-man chorus makes its return for a classic holiday program of a cappella choral music, presented with stunning clarity, precision, and excellence.  This program will be presented without intermission. Arrive early and visit our Winter Wonderland in BP Hall! Post-Concert Meet & Greet

Program

    Plainchant : Corde natus ex parentis

    CORTECCIA : Surge, illuminare Jerusalem

    MILTON : ...from On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

    PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA : Surge, illuminare Jerusalem

    SWEELINCK : Angelus ad pastores ait

    POULENC : Quem vidistis, pastores dicite

    LASSO : Quem vidistis, pastores?

    Trad. Canadian, arr. Mark SIRETT : D’où viens-tu, bergère?

    Trad. French, arr. Alice PARKER/SHAW : Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella

    Trad. French, arr. Alice PARKER/SHAW : Here, mid the Ass and Oxen Mild

    VICTORIA : O magnum mysterium

    Peter BLOESCH : Behold, a Simple, Tender Babe (World premiere performances)

    MOUTON : Nesciens mater

    VECCHI : O Maria super foeminas

    REGNART : Ave regina coelorum

    BIEBL : Ave Maria

    Trad. Spanish, arr. Alice PARKER/SHAW : Hacia Belén va un borrico

    DÍAZ, arr. Juan Tony GUZMÁN : ¡Llega la Navidad!

    Trad. German, arr. Jim CLEMENTS : O Tannenbaum

    POSTON : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

    Michael PRAETORIUS arr. Alice PARKER/SHAW : Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

    Trad. English, arr. HEATH : What Child Is This?

    GRUBER, arr. Michael McGLYNN : Silent Night

    Trad. Spirituals, arr. Joseph H. JENNINGS : A Christmas Spiritual Medley

Disney Hall, 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info: https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/312/2018-12-19/a-chanticleer-christmas/?j=165056&sfmc_sub=16945728&l=430_HTML&u=3167382&mid=100003559&jb=35&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=HTMLEmail&utm_campaign=181030_WDCH_Targeted_Deck_The_Hall&&&&

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Mengyue Jia, harpsichord: Works by J.S Bach

Presented by CGU Concerts at CST. FREE

Kresge Chapel, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA

(See http://www.cst.edu/about_claremont/directions.php)

more info: Megan Kinney at 909-621-8612 or Megan.Kinney@cgu.edu

December 23, 2018 , 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Annual Messiah Community Singalong :  Handel’s Messiah (sing along)

Jennifer Lindsay, soprano; Elizabeth Anderson, mezzo-soprano; Tenor TBA; Roberto Perlas Gomez, baritone

Bridges Hall of Music Claremont, CA

http://www.claremontso.org/current-season.html

January 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019  8 p.m. (repeats Sunday, January 6, 2019  4 p.m.)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble:  an angelic twelfth night

Angels descend on Westwood and Monrovia as Jouyssance presents its signature Twelfth Night concert. Cherubim and Seraphim will gather to the sounds of Palestrina, Byrd, Lasso, Victoria and more. Audience members will be invited to honor their own special angels! Free receptions to follow at both venues. Tickets $15-$25

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 10750 Ohio Avenue, Westwood

more info www.jouyssance.org

 

Sunday, January 6, 2019  4 p.m. (repeats January 5)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble:  an angelic twelfth night

     See Saturday, January 5 for concert info

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 122 S. California Ave. Monrovia
more info www.jouyssance.org

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 3pm

Quicksilver Baroque: Off the Beaten Track.

The San Diego Early Music Society and ECHO Chamber Music Series are thrilled to co-present QuickSilver Baroque. Returning to San Diego after a brilliant debut three years ago, Quicksilver lives up to its name. Presenting music of the early Baroque you’ve probably never heard before, this historically authoritative and adventurous group will take you on a mercurial voyage from Italy to England, and from to Poland to Germany and Spain by composers such as van Wichel, Fontana, Rosenmüller, Falconieri, and Mielczewski—now shining once again in all their splendor!

Tickets  $40/$30/$10.
Samuel M. Ciccati Theatre, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, Rancho San Diego CA 92019.

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

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 5:00 pm  

Tesseras:Concerti Ecclesiastici

While many tend to think of early Baroque sacred music as large and grand, this wasn’t necessarily the case when it came to the music heard in smaller towns and courts. This concert explores the music heard in intimate settings, exploring the multitude of genres that flourished in the early Baroque in the process. This program is a musical snapshot of the expressive small-scale sacred music of the early Baroque. The program features music by Lodovico Viadana — from whose famous collection of sacred music the program’s title is taken — as well as music by Heinrich Schütz, who composed small-scale church music by necessity, many of his resources being subsumed by the Thirty Years’ War. Tickets $10-$30. SCEMS discount.

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

Thursday, January 24, 7:30 pm

USC Early Music Faculty Concert: Songs from Italian Sources

 The Early Music faculty will present music from Italian manuscripts and prints (ca. 1465-ca. 1640) performed on winds, strings, and voice.

Featured performers: Adam Gilbert, recorder, shawm, bagpipes; Rotem Gilbert, recorder, shawm, bagpipes; Jennifer Ellis Kampani, voice; Jason Yoshida, lute, theorbo; with Adam Bregman, recorder, sackbut; and USC Thornton alumna Aki Nishiguchi, recorder, shawm

Free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available.

USC campus, Newman Recital Hall (AHF), parking (ask for concert rate) is $8-$10, best to enter USC off Figeuroa.

January 26, 2019  2:00pm & 8:00pm

Pasadena Symphony, Nicholas McGegan conducts: Baroque Masters

“One of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (London Independent), Nic McGegan conducts the best of the Baroque with Bach’s Brandenburgs, Handel’s Water Music and Vivaldi Concertos. Soloists: Rose Corrigan bassoon; Aimee Kreston and Sara Parkins violin; George Kim Scholes cello

Program: Bach  Concerto for Two Violins; Vivaldi  Concerto for Cello; Vivaldi  Concerto for Bassoon; Bach     Brandenburg Concerto No. 6; Handel  Water Music Suite No. 1

Free pre-concert discussion beginning 1 hour prior to the concert.

Buy Tickets $35-$123, Online (see below ) Onsite Box Office on concert days at the Ambassador Auditorum.  Hours: 12 noon - 4 pm.  6 pm - 8 pm 

Ambassador Auditorium  131 S St. John Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105

Directions and parking: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/plan-your-visit/ambassador-auditorium/

more info: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/baroque-masters/

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 5:00

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar's Winter Musicale 2019: “A Happy Hour with Bach” and Fundraising Dinner.

Please join us in making possible our 39th annual Festival season "Bach: The Master and his Milieu” June 23-30, 2019 by attending our fundraising event - a one-hour performance directed by violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock with soloists Jennifer Ellis Kampani soprano; Marc Schachman, Baroque oboe; John Thiessen, Baroque trumpet and Ian Pritchard, harpsichord and organ. Please note there are no tickets for this special event. To RSVP by latest January 18th please email the Festival at info@bmf-cdm.org or call (949) 760-7887. Anyone donating $125 or more after August 1, 2018, will be welcome to attend as a thank you from the Festival for their support of the 2019 summer season. Venue: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road (at MacArthur Blvd.), Newport Beach, CA 92660. To make your donation and for further information see www.bmf-cdm.org

February 2019

Feb 7   2019  7:30PM  (repeats Feb. 8, 2019)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Monica Huggett Leads Bohemian Trumpets

Monica Huggett leader and violin; David Washburn trumpet

Program: Vejvanovsky, Serenade for two trumpets; Schmelzer, Die Fechtschule; Melani, Sonata a 5; Muffat, Concerto Grosso, “Bona Nova”; Rittler, Ciaccona; Biber, Battalia a 10. Tickets : $52

Zipper Concert Hall, 200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info: https://www.laco.org/events/monica-huggett-bohemian-trumpets/

 

Feb. 8, 2019 7:30PM

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Monica Huggett Leads Bohemian Trumpets

     See Feb. 7 for concert info; Tickets : $52

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

More info: https://www.laco.org/events/monica-huggett-bohemian-trumpets/

February 9th, 2019, 7pm (repeats February 10th, 2019, 8pm:  Zipper Hall)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: The Playful Mozart RESOUND Mozart !

Director: Martin Haselböck is the first conductor in Austria   to have staged productions of the great Mozart operas using period instruments. He has long been renowned for his interpretations of both orchestral and operatic works of the Austrian genius, receiving the Mozart Prize by the City of Prague  for his production of Don Giovanni. Martin Haselböck’s passion for this playful repertoire is evident as he directs a  concert featuring star soprano Sherezade Panthaki, and concert master and concerto soloist Ilia Korol. RESOUND Mozart features some of the most beautiful concert arias, a duet for Soprano and Violin, his virtuoso G-Major Violin Concerto and one of his wonderful Symphonies. Tickets: $20-$59

Beverly O’Neill Theater, Long Beach, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

More info https://www.musicaangelica.org/

Saturday, February 9  7:30pm, (repeats Wed, Feb 13th 8:30pm, in N Fairfax area)

LA Camerata: a staged reading (in English) of La Mirtilla, with music

LA Camerata will perform a staged reading (in English) of La Mirtilla, a pastoral tragicomedy by Isabella Andreini,  The work was written in 1588, but has never been performed. Andreini's story will remind you of A Midsummer Night's Dream, except hers came first.  Her empowered female characters tell a #metoo story of the sixteenth century with a lot of laughs. The cast includes professional LA-based actors: Jim Boelsen, Corryn Cummins, Burt Grinstead, Matthew Hancock, Amy Harmon, Donnie Smith, and Anna Stromberg. Marylin Winkle will be directing, with live music composed by sixteenth-century women.

This event is FREE. $10 suggested donations will be graciously received at the door. RSVP to losangelescamerata@gmail.com

More info: https://www.losangelescamerata.org/seasonevents/

Cammilleri Hall, USC Brain and Creativity Institute, 3620A McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2921. It will be followed by talk-back featuring translator Dr. Julie Campbell

Monday, February 11, 2019,

Marino Formenti : 'Ma Mort', a piano recital for Monday Evening Concerts.

The reason for posting to the SCEMS Calendar is that half the program is harpsichord  music, albeit played on piano. Normally this in and of itself would not justify posting, but the pianist is hailed as the Glenn Gould of the 21 C.  “An exquisite program - in the hands of a master. Unmissable.” Marino Formenti’s unusual combination of emotion and intelligence characterizes him as one of the most interesting musicians of his generation. In his work, the musical focus on the contemporary repertoire goes often with a reflection on the classical repertoire, and on the connections within the most different musical styles and backgrounds, including non-western and popular forms of music. Ticket $10-$27

The program:

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583/1943) - Toccata seconda from “Il secondo libro di toccate” 

Salvatore Sciarrino (1947) - Polveri laterali  

Girolamo Frescobaldi  - “Ancidetemi pur” (“Do Kill Me”) d’Archadelt, Passaggiato 

Salvatore Sciarrino - Notturno no. 1   

Jean-Henri d’Anglebert (1629/1691) - Prélude non mesurè in C

Salvatore Sciarrino - Notturno no. 4 

Johann Jakob Froberger  - Tombeau de M. Blancrocher 

Wolfgang Rihm (1952)  - Klavierstück no. 7 

Louis Couperin (1626/1661) - Prélude non mesurè in e

John Cage (1912/1992)  - ASLSP no. 8 

Louis Clerambault (1676/1749) - Fort tendrement (“Very tenderly”)

J.S. Bach (1685/1750) - Adagio from the Concerto no. 3 by Benedetto Marcello BVW 974

György Kurtág (1926) - Stubbunny (from Játékok)  

J.S. Bach - Adagio from the Violin Sonata BVW 964

György Kurtág - All’ongharese (from Játékok)

J.S. Bach - Air from the Partita e minor BVW 830

György Kurtág - Hommage à Petrovics (from Játékok)

J.S. Bach - Präludium from the WTK II BVW 889

György Kurtág - Hommage à JSB

J.S. Bach - Bourrèe from the English Suite a-minor BWV 807

György Kurtág - Im Memoriam Mihaly Andras (from Játékok)

Gaspard Le Roux (1660/1607)  - Prélude non mesurè in g

Galina Ustwolskaja (1919/2006) - Sonata no. 6

Johann Jakob Froberger  - Meditation sur ma mort future (“Meditation upon my future death”)

John Lennon (1940/1980) - Oh My Love

Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School  200 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

parking is available for $9 in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage. Enter from 2nd Street.

more info:

http://www.mondayeveningconcerts.org/feb-11--feb-8-14-2019-marino-formenti-ma-mort--one-to-one.html

Wednesday, February 13  8:30pm, (repeats Sat, Feb 9th at 7:30pm, USC campus)

LA Camerata: a staged reading (in English) of La Mirtilla, with music

            See February 9th listing for info,

This event is FREE (donations accepted at the door) Individuals are encouraged to RSVP by emailing losangelescamerata@gmail.com.  Post- reading champagne and sweets reception

Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

More info: https://www.losangelescamerata.org/seasonevents/


February 10th, 2019, 8pm

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: The Playful Mozart RESOUND Mozart !

     See Feb. 9 for concert info

Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, Colburn School, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info https://www.musicaangelica.org/

Sunday February 10  730PM

Accademia Bizantina

An energizing evening of Vivaldi concertos awaits you, performed by the Italian period-instrument group founded in 1983 with the goal of “making music like a large quartet.”

Program:All VIVALDI : Sinfonia from Tito Manlio, RV 738; Concerto for Strings in B-flat major, RV 167; Concerto for Two Violins and Strings, in A major, RV 519 (from Op. 3, “L'estro Armonico”; Concerto for Strings in A minor, RV 161; Concerto for Viola d’Amore and Strings in D minor, RV 393; Sinfonia from Giustino, RV 717; Concerto for Violin and Strings, in D major, RV 230 (from Op. 3, “L'estro Armonico”); Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 152; Concerto for Viola d’Amore and Strings in A minor, RV 397; Concerto for Strings in F major, RV 138 . Ticket $20 - $109

Disney Hall 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info: https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/269/2019-02-10/accademia-bizantina/

February 14-17 (All events are grouped together below), Palm Spring area

Desert Baroque: Mid-Century Madness -  harpsichord and fortepiano, concerts, lectures, master classes

Mmid-18th Century, that is - with a roster of concerts and classes devoted to the Baroque harpsichord, and the newly envisioned “harpsichord with loud and soft” - the fortepiano. In Desert Baroque’s newly established tradition: “if one is good, more is better,” we’re introducing three fortepianos and three harpsichords, a clavichord and a toy piano in a series of 4 performances and 3 master classes in a festival bidding welcome to new forms of expression, while saying Bye Bye to the Baroque. Fortepianos by Belt/Metz, Thomas McCobb, Paul McNulty; Harpsichords by Keith Hill, Leopoldo Perez Robledo, Walter Burr; Clavichord by Jeffrey Lende; Toy Piano by Schoenhut.  

The young piano, invented by Cristofori, around 1700 in Italy, quickly gained interest among European musicians, as it elbowed into the space occupied for centuries by the harpsichord. Strings struck by small, leather-covered hammers replaced the pluck of quills, on an instrument resembling the harpsichord in basic appearance and construction, but with its own distinct action, sound and touch. Shortly, compositions appeared in manuscript and print for the fortepiano, and instrument builders flourished from Southern Italy to the Northern Isles.

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7 pm

Desert Baroque : “BYE BYE BAROQUE”

Los Angeles Duo, Violinist Andrew McIntosh and Fortepianist Steven Vanhauwaert

Music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Location  Lou Harrison House, Joshua Tree, CA  Tickets: $25

More info and pricing www.desertbaroque.com.

Friday, February 15, 7 pm Pre-concert talk at 6:15 pm  

Desert Baroque: A Perfect Match - Music and Instruments

Monica Jakuc Leverett and Margaret Irwin-Brandon, fortepianos (based on Viennese models from c. 1800)

Works for solo fortepiano by Haydn, von Auenbrugger, CPE Bach, and Mozart's "Sonata in D " for two fortepianos.

The second festival concert, "A Perfect Match," focuses entirely on the fortepiano and mid-18th-Century repertoire. The young piano, invented by Cristofori, around 1700 in Italy, quickly gained interest among European musicians, as it elbowed into the space occupied for centuries by the harpsichord. Strings struck by small leather-covered hammers replace the pluck of quills, on an instrument resembling the harpsichord in basic appearance and construction, but with its own distinct action, sound and touch.

Desert Baroque is turning up the heat on Mid-Century Madness in the first-ever Greater Palm Springs Area concert showcasing 18th Century replica Fortepianos, the instruments Mozart and Haydn and their contemporaries knew and loved. Monica Jakuc Leverett and I, being long-time collaborators, team up in this very special event, and to give you a bit of context, Dr. Randall Love, Duke University, will precede the concert at 6:15 pm with some notes on the program itself and this transitional period from the Baroque to the Classical period.

Tickets: $25 general; $35 reserved

Church of St. Paul in the Desert 125 W. El Alameda, Palm Springs, CA

More info: https://www.desertbaroque.com/2-15

 

Friday, Feb. 15, 2:30-4 pm pm

Desert Baroque Master Classes:  Randall Love, Fortepiano

Tickets: $60 in advance, $70 at the door

More info  www.desertbaroque.com.

 

Saturday, February 16, 7 pm;   6 pm: Pre-concert lecture,

Desert Baroque: “The Contest”  (Ffour historic keyboards - 2 harpsichords, 2 fortepianos)  and Laurence Libin, Honorary Curator, Steinway Society: “Steinway History, Our History: Why It Matters and What to Do About It”:

Four historic keyboards - 2 harpsichords, 2 fortepianos, Classical Ensemble: J.S. Bach, Concerti for 4 keyboards in A Minor and Concerto for two harpsichords, C Major; Concerto Doppio by C.P. E. Bach for fortepiano and harpsichord with ensemble; a new work for 4 early keyboards by Asako Hirabayashi and other works by Mozart and Haydn. Desert Baroque’s Festival Keyboardists: Charles Metz, Sonia Lee, Randall Love, Elaine Funaro, Monica Jakuc and Margaret Irwin-Brandon, on various historic keyboard instruments.  Tickets: $30/45

Hope Center, Palm Desert

More info and pricing www.desertbaroque.com.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30 am -12 pm,

Desert Baroque Master Classes:  Charles Metz, Harpsichord & Fortepiano

More info and pricing www.desertbaroque.com.

 

Sunday, February 17, 4 pm, 

Desert Baroque:  “POTPOURRI” House Concert & Soiree

A fabulous collection of music, keyboard instruments and musicians: harpsichords, fortepianos, clavichord, toy piano in an informal gathering, featuring Desert Baroque’s Festival Keyboardists and Mid-century music. Tickets: $25

2048 N Farrell Dr, Palm Springs

More info  www.desertbaroque.com.
 

Sunday, Feb. 17, 10:30 am - 12 pm,

Desert Baroque Master Classes:  Monica Jakuc, Fortepiano

More info and pricing www.desertbaroque.com.

[end of   Desert Baroque festival Feb 14-17]


[February continued]

Friday, February 15, 2019 7:30 p.m. (repeats Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glendale)

Suitte Royale: Tutti Flauti

Suitte Royale is pleased to present its latest concert offering, Tutti Flauti, showcasing hidden gems from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Guest artists Dr. Asunción Ojeda on tenor Renaissance flute and flauto traverso (Baroque flute) and John Ott on six-string viola da gamba, seven-string viola da gamba, and Baroque cello join Suitte Royale regulars Dr. Ruta Bloomfield on harpsichord and positive organ and John Robinson on bass dulcian and the other flute – early Baroque tenor recorder and flauto taillo (Baroque tenor recorder) – to illustrate how music and instruments changed over a hundred years.

General Admission: $8, Alumni: $5, Children 12 & under: Free, Faculty/Staff/Students: Free valid ID.

School of Music Recital Hall, The Master’s University, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91321. For more information, please go to https://www.masters.edu/performingarts/music.html or e-mail SuitteRoyale@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Suitte Royale: Tutti Flauti

     See February 15 listing for info

 Suitte Royale is the début ensemble for the new Early Music Concert Series at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale. The performance is free, with a free will offering.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 91202. For more information, please go to https://www.saintmarks.la/calendar/ or e-mail SuitteRoyale@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 17 at 5:00 PM

Chamber Music at All Saints’: Music of the French Baroque
Performers: Camille King, soprano , Sue Feldman, violin , Leif Woodward, cello , Paul Baker, harpsichord , Sherri Herring, traverso
Program:
Michel Lambert, Vos mépris chaque jour
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Rossignols amoureux from Hippolyte et Aricie

Jean-Baptise Lully, Revenez, Amours, revenez
Nicolas, Clérambault, Orphée
Instrumental pieces by Rameau and Couperin
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students & seniors. 

All Saints Church 504 N. Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

More info: (310) 275-0123 www.allsaintsbh.org/music

Sunday, February 17, 3:30 pm

Tempesta di Mare:  Holiday in Paris: Telemann’s Musical Vacation

Fullerton Friends of Music presents the Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players, including Gwyn Roberts, recorder and traverso virtuosa.

Fanfare magazine recently hailed Tempesta di Mare for its “abundant energy, immaculate ensemble, and undeniable sense of purpose.” In a marketplace dominated by European ensembles, Tempesta is the only American baroque group to record for the prestigious British label Chandos. Their program in Fullerton will be Holiday in Paris: Telemann’s Musical Vacation, featuring works by Guignon, Forqueray, Blavet, Guillemain, and of course, Telemann. The concert is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

Wilshire Auditorium, on Lemon between Wilshire and Chapman, Fullerton, CA. For more information, please visit www.fullertonfriendsofmusic.com, or call (562) 691-7437.

Friday, February 22nd 7:30pm (repeats 2-23)

Bach Collegium San Diego : Transcendence: Choral Masterworks by Bach, Martin & More

Ruben Valenzuela directs Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir and J.S Bach's Komm, Jesu, komm serves as the catalyst for exploring vocal textures; from the intimacy of four-part writing, to the expansive breadth of eight-parts. Seize this opportunity to hear some of the finest vocal music ever written covering a span of over two centuries, and eloquently performed by the Choir of BCSD with students from San Diego State University's Music Department.

J.S. BACH:  Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229

BRAHMS:  Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk Op. 109

(Fest und Gedenksprüche)

MENDELSSOHN:  Mitten wir im Leben sind Op. 23 no. 3

BRUCKNER:  Os Justi

J.S. BACH:  Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226

FRANK MARTIN:  Mass for Double Choir

Pre-concert talk by Ruben Valenzuela at 6:45pm on both nights.

All Souls' Episcopal Church, Point Loma

More info: BachCollegiumSD.org

 

Saturday, February 23rd 7:30pm (repeats 2-22)

Bach Collegium San Diego : Transcendence: Choral Masterworks by Bach, Martin & More

    See February 22nd listing for concert info

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff

More info: BachCollegiumSD.org

 

February 23rd, 8pm

Martha Masters (guitar) LMU Faculty Recital.  

Program to include works by Bach, Scarlatti, Brouwer, and Martin.  This will also be the first opportunity to hear music on her brand new CD of all Baroque music.  This concert is FREE and open to the public, to be followed by a reception.

guitar faculty of California State University Fullerton and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Masters is also the President of the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), Masters received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Manuel Barrueco, and completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern California as a student of Scott Tennant.LMU Murphy Recital Hall (an intimate and acoustically ideal space)

Directions and parking: https://www.lmu.edu/campus/visit/

More info: https://cfa.lmu.edu/programs/music/program/departmentofmusicconcertseries/lmuguitarconcertandmasterclassseries/

 

Tuesday February 26   4PM-6PM

Los Goytx and the UCLA Early Music Ensemble: medieval music for the reception at the exhibit:

Medieval Mastery : Manuscripts from the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Richard Rouse and Mary Rouse have built a world-class teaching collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts donated to UCLA Library Special Collections, allowing students to work directly with the manuscripts in hand as "authentic witnesses" to the social, religious, and cultural history of Western Europe.

A program of remarks by friends and colleagues in the Main Conference Room will be followed by a reception in Library Special Collections and an opportunity to view highlights of their most recent gift to the library in the exhibit "Medieval Mastery: Manuscripts from the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection."  Background Medieval music for the reception is provided by Los Goytx and the UCLA Early Music Ensemble, directed by Elizabeth Leguin.

Please RSVP by February 21. If you have questions or need further information, call 310-206-7532

UCLA Young Research Library near the corner of Sunset and Hilgard.

Self-service pay station parking is available in Structure 3 for $6/3hours. Find directions and a campus map here: https://maps.ucla.edu/downloads/

More info:

http://www.library.ucla.edu/events/celebrating-richard-mary-rouse

March is Early Music Month! Every Year

Early Music Month is a national, grassroots campaign sponsored by Early Music America and designed to raise awareness of early music each March throughout the North American music community. Early Music Month seeks to connect enthusiasts, performers, presenters, scholars, builders, students, venues, and more to bring early music to its widest audience ever.

Early Music Month Partners are not limited to performers and ensembles. Being a Partner is FREE and open to anyone enthusiastic about raising awareness of the field. When you register, you're simply agreeing to celebrate Early Music Month in whatever way you see fit.  Visit our resources page for details on how you can celebrate, and how EMA can celebrate you!

However you choose to celebrate Early Music Month, be sure to share your materials with us so WE can promote YOU and your events. And be sure to use the hashtag #earlymusicmonth to help us find your activities on social media.

https://www.earlymusicamerica.org/whatwedo/early-music-month/

March 1 1:00PM

Dietrich Bartel (lecturer): Musica Poetica: Lecture on  Early-Modern Music and Rhetoric

Dietrich Bartel, a pioneer in the field of Baroque music and rhetoric, presents a lecture at USC. Free

Herklotz Seminar Room, Doheny Music Library, USC

March 1  8:00PM

USC Baroque Sinfonia and students of the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan: East Meets West: Music Across the Borders of Austria, Poland, and Armenia

A concert of music crossing the borders of these neighboring countries, with performances on duduk and other Armenian instruments. Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert. FREE

Newman Recital Hall (AHF), USC

More info: music.usc.edu

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 3    4:00

Los Angeles Baroque: It was a Very Good Year—A Concert of Anniversaries.

LA’s community baroque orchestra directed by violinist Lindsey Strand-Polyak and cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon in a one hour concert celebrating 300th-400th birthdays and one end-of-life anniversary. Alexa Haynes-Pilon features as soloist in a cello concerto by Neapolitan composer Leonardo Leo, plus works by Biber, Bertali, Rosenmüller and Swedish composer Zellbell. Followed by a cheese and wine reception. Free concert entry, but donations are gratefully accepted.

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

For information email losangelesbaroque@gmail.com or visit losangelesbaroque.org

 

Tuesday March 5 8:30AM-1230PM (THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC CONCERT)

Winner of Early Music America Mini-grant for outreach

Los Goytx: Instruments of the Middle Ages

Los Goytx, a Medieval ensemble directed by Bruce Teter with Adam Gilberti present Medieval instruments to the Simi Valley Middle School 7th grade class of 400 students (40 at a time). Mr. Teter won a Early Music America Mini-grant for outreach to people not normally exposed to early music, whose experience  of the immediacy of historical performance can be a life-change event for youths normally limited to only reading about or viewing movies about history; emphasizeing the  importance of live music in early historical periods demonstrates the vitality of live early music today.The hope is to inspire these impressionable youth to gain a lifelong appreciation of live music and patronizing concerts and other live performances. Instruments are musa bagpipe, symphony, recorders, double recorder, portative organ, harp, tromba marina, percussion, and a sing/clap-along audience participation.

https://www.earlymusicamerica.org/whatwedo/early-music-month/emm-resources/

click on EMM Mini-grants

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8 7:30pm

Ensemble Caprice: Chaconne - Voices of Eternity.

The San Diego Early Music Society presents Ensemble Caprice in a brilliant program highlighting the chaconne, a kaleidoscopic way of spinning an entire composition from a small unit of music. Come and hear works by Bach, Purcell, and Vivaldi as well as their lesser known but equally intriguing contemporaries, beautifully arranged and performed by virtuoso recorder player Matthias Maute and his unusual and exciting ensemble of two recorders, cello, guitar and percussion.  Tickets  $45/$35/$10.

St James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037.

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

 

Saturday, March 9th 8 PM (repeats March 9 (LongBeach), March 16 (LagunaNigel), March 23 (Torrance), May 4 (Culver City))

Kontrapunktus: IL BAROCCO

Ian Pritchard (Artistic Director) presents music by Vivaldi, Marcello, Corelli, Geminiani, Avison, Telemann, JS Bach, and CPE Bach, performed by students of the Conservatory of Music at Colburn. Admission: Free (Donations are accepted)

Grace First Presbyterian Church

3955 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808

Tickets, info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/concerts

https://youtu.be/nxGvKOFn3ak

Sunday, March 10, 2019 4:00 P.M.

La Mer Consort: Mostly Music from the Renaissance

Director Brenda Bittner

Music by Josquin, Byrd, Mozart and more, performed on/by

recorder, crumhorn, violin, flute, dancers.  Free Will Offering.

Trinity Lutheran Church 11th and Rowell Manhattan Beach

Information: (310) 378-8750

 

Sunday March 10, 6pm – 7pm

St. Bede’s choir and Wessex Consort: Lenten Evensong

Our annual evening of Lenten prayer and meditation will feature music from Renaissance composers, directed by Frank Basil.  Program includes: Benedic anima mea Domino (Orlando di Lasso), De profundis (Sweelinck), O Lord the maker (Mundy); Second Service Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Byrd).   Wessex Consort will join the choir and play interludes on recorder consorts.  Freewill offering.

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church 3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles 90066-1904

Parking in church lot

More info: http://stbedesla.org/     ,    www.wessexconsort.com

Sunday March 10  7:30PM

Tafelmusik: Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House
Elisa Citterio, musical director.  It’s 1740, and coffee houses are the places to hear music, whether in the trading center of Leipzig or in Damascus, one of the world’s oldest cities. Experience the visual splendor, music, and contemporary tales of these two historic locales, as presented by Canada’s leading period-instrument ensemble and guests. With projections and stage performance.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 S Grand Ave Los Angeles CA 90012

More info: https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/270/2019-03-10/tafelmusik-baroque-orchestra/

Tuesday March 12 7:30 PM

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Swingin’ on a Gate - a Celebration of American Roots Music

The UCLA EME, directed by Terri Richter, presents early music of America Appalachia, performing Scots-Irish derived folk tunes, barn dances, reels, spirituals, Cajun bandstand, and acapella shape-note hymn. Students and community musicians  sing and play instruments ranging from fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, recorder, trombone, gamba, flute, pennywhistles, accordion, and the whacky musical saw.

UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon in Kerckhoff (center of campus, student union)

parking: Lot 2 ($6/3hours)   map: https://maps.ucla.edu/downloads/

Saturday March 16, 2019 9am-7pm

Bach Marathon at Union Station: 10 Hours of JS Bach!
Free for All! ⠀Come celebrate JS Bach’s 334th birthday. In 5 semi-simultaneous performance spaces

Incomplete list of performances: see https://www.seehearla.org/ for complete list

9:00 Coffee Cantata (by Starbucks)

9:30  Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra plays 9 sizes of recorders

10:30  Nathaniel Yue returns, a new Bach cello suite (Waiting Hall)

11:30 The Los Angeles Electroacoustic Ensemble (by Starbucks)

12:00 Christoph Bull Noontime Organ Concert, and organ donated by Church Keyboard Center - Rodgers & Johannus Organs Los Angeles.

2PM-4PM Harmony Project, youth orchestra (East Portal)

3pm  Noir Saxophone Quartet (Waiting Hall)

4PM  Miguel Atwood-Fergusion , violin (Ticket Hall)

?time El Sereno Middle School’s Advanced Strings students ( East Portal )

? time Jillian Risigari, harp

Union Station Los Angeles 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012

More info: https://www.seehearla.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/357171744867060/permalink/372819899968911/

 

 Saturday, March 16th 8 PM  (repeats March 9 (LongBeach), March 16 (LagunaNigel), March 23 (Torrance), May 4 (Culver City))

Kontrapunktus: IL BAROCCO

Ian Pritchard (Artistic Director) presents music by Vivaldi, Marcello, Corelli, Geminiani, Avison, Telemann, JS Bach, and CPE Bach, performed by students of the Conservatory of Music at Colburn. Admission: Free (Donations are accepted)

Mission Lutheran Church

24360 Yosemite Rd., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Tickets, info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/concerts

https://youtu.be/nxGvKOFn3ak

Saturday, March 16, 2019   4:00pm.

Chorale Bel Canto presents its annual Bach concert:  J.S. Bach: Heart and Life

Chorale Bel Canto, a community masterworks chorale based in Whittier, is set to perform its third concert of the season, J.S. Bach: Heart and Life. The chorale is currently celebrating its 37th season of music-making in eastern Los Angeles County, under Interim Music Director Linda West Brown. The singers, all of whom are volunteers, come from a wide area including Whittier, Hacienda Heights, Santa Ana, Pasadena, La Mirada, Hollywood, Long Beach, and Claremont.Tickets $25.00 Adults, $20.00 Seniors 55+, $10.00 Students

East Whittier United Methodist Church, 10005 S. Cole Rd., Whittier, CA 90603

More info: 888-460-9222 www.choralebelcanto.org

http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/JS-Bach-Heart-and-Life-East-Whittier-United-Methodist-Church

 

Saturday, March 23rd 8 PM  (repeats March 9 (LongBeach), March 16 (LagunaNigel), March 23 (Torrance), May 4 (Culver City))

Kontrapunktus: IL BAROCCO

Ian Pritchard (Artistic Director) presents music by Vivaldi, Marcello, Corelli, Geminiani, Avison, Telemann, JS Bach, and CPE Bach, performed by students of the Conservatory of Music at Colburn. Admission: Free (Donations are accepted)

Ascension Lutheran Church

17910 Prairie Ave., Torrance, CA 90504

Tickets, info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/concerts

https://youtu.be/nxGvKOFn3ak

 

Sat, March 23, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Heidi Duckler Dance and Vocatrix: Hour of Hildegard

Performed by five dancers from HDD and three singers from Ensemble Vocatrix: Sarah Beaty, Katina Mitchell, and Andrea Zomorodian, Hour of Hildegard is the first installment of Heidi Duckler Dance's exploration of the work of Hildegard von Bingen. This introductory piece will focus on Hildegard's work "Physica" which includes her writings on health and her nine healing systems which include the medicinal use of plants, elements, trees, stones, fish, birds, animals, reptiles, and metals. Vocatrix is excited to return to St. John's Cathedral for this performance, where we staged our groundbreaking production of "Ordo Virtutum" in 2015.

Heidi Duckler Dance creates site-specific performances that transform non-traditional spaces, providing learning opportunities and engaging diverse communities, in the belief that the arts can change our vision of the world and of ourselves.

This performance is made possible with support from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Tickets: $10, $50 includes include an organic supper inspired by Hildegard's healing systems catered by Heirloom LA.  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hour-of-hildegard-tickets-55998036635?fbclid=IwAR1gVrzFk9E48CCv2NihQVQ_vtGjk_Opp101E1vcxzMCfUe7hhWM4AxkOfE

The work will take place at the beautiful St. John's Cathedral in the Adam's District of Downtown LA in the historic Parish Hall

St John's Episcopal Cathedral, Parish Hall ; 514 West Adams Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90007

March 23-24

Bach in the Subways more info: https://bachinthesubways.org/losangeles/

March 23 March 23, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Canyon City Brass: 4 trumpets 2horns 4 trombones 1 tuba; Little fugue in G minor, come sweet death, passacaglia and fugue in C

Union Station, North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA

March 23, 2019  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles: Guitars, Violins, Cellos, Violas; Musette, Minuet 1, 2, 3, Tanz, and related pieces

11306 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA

http://www.suzukimusicofla.org

March 24, 2019  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cantabile: Orchestra violins,violas,cellos; Orchestral Suite #3, selections from The Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerto #3

Glendale Amtrak, Glendale Transportation Center, West Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, CA, USA

https://www.meetup.com/LAChamber...

March 24, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Harmony Project Ensembles: Orchestra, From String Quartets to Full Orchestras

http://harmony-project.org

Union Station, North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sunday March 24  5:00 (repeats Sunday April 7 in Glendale)

"Bubbling Baroque Bliss" (formerly "Femmes de la Guerre"): French Baroque Music

Marischka Olech Hopcroft, PhD presents a unique and historically-informed French Baroque ensemble specializing in women composers Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre and Julie Pinel, as well as music by Lully, Couperin, Rameau, Philidor, Mouret, Tessier, Chèdeville, and others. Performers: Marischka O. Hopcroft, harpsichord; Mariana Ramirez, soprano;  Jaehuan Kim, countertenor; 

M. Anne Rardin, violin; Marilyn Winkle, cello;  Bruce Teter, musette de cour (bagpipe), recorders; Mark Walter, recorders, Adam Gilberti, chalameaux (clarinet), percussion.  Dr. Hopcroft will explain what makes the French Baroque style and aesthetic unique and accessible, why the chaconne dance was banned by the church, and the unusual French instruments featured. A costumed event. Suggested donation $20, or any donation is appreciated.

St. Albans Episcopal Church 580 Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles CA 90024 (across from UCLA)

Parking is easy: 1)church lot (38 spaces), 2)the church side of Hilgard, 3)on Westholme east of Hilgard, 4)UCLA Lot 2 ($6/3hours) north side is 1/2 block from church.  Parking on most other nearby residential streets is not permitted.

Sunday, March 24, 2019  4:00 p.m.

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble presents a lecture-recital, C.P.E. Bach and Mozart Redux, featuring Preethi de Silva performing on a Viennese-style fortepiano. The program comprises a selection of fantasias and rondos from C. P.E. Bach’s Six Collections for Keyboard Instruments, Wq. 58, Wq. 59, Wq. 61, and his “Hamlet” Fantasia; and Mozart’s Modulating Fantasia, Rondo in A minor, K. 511 and Adagio in B minor, K. 540. A reception will follow the concert.

Suggested donations (for tickets to be held at the door) may be made after February 15 at www.congioia.org.: Adults: $25; seniors, members of SCEMS, EMA, AMS, and Friends of Con Gioia: $20; students (with ID) and children: $12. Tickets may also be reserved before March 20 by mailing checks to Con Gioia, 900 East Harrison Avenue, C-21, Pomona, CA 91711.

Phone: 909.624.0638.  Special offer: Donations received prior to March 21 will be acknowledged by a gift of one of Preethi de Silva’s CDs of works by C.P.E. Bach, which will be held at the box office on March 24.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 958 Lincoln Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90403

More info: www.congioia.org

March  24 2019 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm

East of the River : SULTANA: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora

Chamber Music in Historic Sites presents East of the River featuring Medieval Music of the Mediterranean at Rosewood in Topanga.

As light filters through a canopy of old oak trees adjoining Topanga Creek, a Spanish-Colonial styled structure hosts a blend of haunting and virtuosic melodies from the traditional repertoires of the Balkans, Armenia and the Middle East — and gems of the Medieval European classical repertory. This musical journey breathes life into ancient forms, braiding together the rich musical traditions of the Sephardic diaspora through North Africa and the Ottoman Empire, inflecting the music with infectious Eastern rhythms, and steeping their performance in the art of improvisation. "Hollywood may have tapped elements of this music, but never with the skill, authentic complexity and sheer pleasure produced in this concert…A standing ovation" (Third Coast Daily, Milwaukee).  Light Reception Tickets $85 advance purchase only.

Rosewood in Topanga, Address Provided to Ticket Holders, Topanga CA 90290

More info and program notes: http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=365

213-477-2929

March 29-30:

LMU Guitar Festival

Friday 8pm: Kupinski Duo Concert

Saturday 3pm: Jiji Kim Concert

Saturday 5pm: Gabriel Bianco Concert

For full festival information and advance tickets, please visit www.lmu.edu/guitarseries

LMU Murphy Recital Hall (an intimate and acoustically ideal space)

Directions and parking: https://www.lmu.edu/campus/visit/

More info: https://cfa.lmu.edu/programs/music/program/departmentofmusicconcertseries/lmuguitarconcertandmasterclassseries/

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019  7:30 p.m. (repeats Sunday, March 31, 2019  4 p.m.)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble:  a german renaissance roadshow

Jouyssance hits the road for Early Music Month with two concerts in new venues.

Joined by guest instrumental ensemble Commercium Musicum, Jouyssance will perform lively German music on a journey from the Renaissance to the early Baroque, featuring Schein, Hieronymous and Michael Praetorious, Scheidt and Hassler. No advance tickets or reservations required.  Suggested donation at the door: $10

St. Cross Episcopal Church , 1818 Monterey Blvd., Hermosa Beach

 

Saturday March 30, 7 pm

Saint Mark’s Choir and members of the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Bach Vespers

Saint Mark's Early Music Series

Donald Brinegar conducts three Bach cantatas as a Lenten meditation: Ich habe genug BWV 82, a solo cantata for bass written in 1727 for the Feast of the Purification of Mary; Aus der Tiefen rufe ich BWV 131, perhaps (but not likely) Bach’s first surviving cantata; and Himmelskönig, sei willkommen BWV 182, which Bach composed in Weimar for Palm Sunday and first performed in 1714. Featuring: E. Scott Levin, baritone.

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church 1020 N Brand Blvd Glendale CA 91202

More info: https://www.saintmarks.la/calendar

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019  4 p.m.(repeats March 30)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble:  a german renaissance roadshow

     See March 30 for concert info; Free concert

Drinkward Recital Hall, Harvey Mudd College, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont

Sunday, March 31, 2019  5 p.m.
Oak Baroque: Vivaldi Four Seasons, Bach Harpsichord Concerto

Oak Baroque, an ensemble that uses historically informed performance practice and plays period instruments, returns to Epiphany with Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The musicians will use a performing edition that was prepared from a manuscript copied by a student of Vivaldi a year after the work was initially published. This edition demonstrates that Vivaldi’s concept of this work changed and grew, with sections that are even more virtuosic than those in the published version.  While instantly recognizable as the Four Seasons, this performance will shed new light on this great work. The program will also include the Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Performer  include: violinists Lindsay Strand-Polyak, Amy Wang, Mishkar Nunez, Suzanna Giordano Gignac, Jeannot T. on cello, Gabriel Golden on Bass. (probably freewill donation).

The Church of the Epiphany 5450 Churchwood Drive Oak Park, CA 91377 (Agoura area)

More info: http://tcote.org/music/music-guild-events/   (818) 991-4797

April 2019

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 7:30pm

Constantinople and Suzie Leblanc: Metamorfosi.

The San Diego Early Music Society presents Ensemble Constantinople and soprano Suzie LeBlanc in a program of 17th century Italian music by Barbara Strozzi, Claudio Monteverdi, Stefano Landi and Giovanni Kapsberger. A worthy heiress of Monteverdi, Renaissance Venetian madrigalist Barbara Strozzi created a secular vocal repertoire that intoxicates the senses. A joyful and salutary delirium for music lovers! For this concert, the rich imagination of the beautiful artist with the demonic reputation is embodied by the smooth voice of Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc, and her poetry is enhanced by the brio, nimbleness, and bold improvisations of six musicians. Also on this program are pieces by another Italian genius, Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger (1580-1651), whose spontaneous changes, sharp contrasts, and unusual rhythmic groupings provide fertile ground for Constantinople, who always welcome the chance to free themselves from the cultural codes of old Europe.  Tickets  $45/$35/$10.

St James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037.

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

Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Tesserae: CHIAROSCURO

Guest violinist Elicia Silverstein and the students of the Colburn Baroque Ensemble join Tesserae for an evening of Italian Baroque music. This exciting program of virtuosic instrumental music delves into Baroque ideals of contrast: between large ensemble and trio sonata, softness and loudness, darkness and light.  Featuring music by Corelli, Valentini, Ragazzi, Geminiani, and Vivaldi. Tickets are $30/$25/$10.

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

More info www.tesseraebaroque.org

Saturday, April 6 2019 7 PM (repeats Sunday, April 7 2019 3 PM)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: Love and Death in Venice

Concerti, Duetti and Arias by Vivaldi, Handel and other Composers from this great City.

Cynthia Roberts, Director; Kathryn Mueller and Ellen McAteer, Sopranos; Daniel Taylor, Countertenor

Some of the greatest baroque music was written and performed in Venice.  George Frederic Handel came to this city to hire the best singers for his English Opera Company. The music of Gabrieli, Vivaldi, Sammartini  was conquering the world and was popular in concert halls across Europe.  Grammy nominee Kathryn Mueller and Ellen McAteer, one of the leading singers from Canada will join Daniel Taylor, one of the great alto Voices and a longtime musical partner of Musica Angelica  in flamboyant works by Handel and Venetian Masters. Cynthia Roberts will direct the orchestra and perform in one of Vivaldis great Violin Concertos. A Musical Feast not to be missed. Tickets: $20-$59

Beverly O’Neill Theater, Long Beach, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

More info https://www.musicaangelica.org/

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM (get there early - allways sells out for parking)

Guild of St. George, Wessex Consort, professional actors: Huntington Library Shakespeare Day

The Guild of St. George and Wessex Consort (www.wessexconsort.com) will be returning to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on Saturday in support of the Huntington’s Shakespeare Day. Actors from a variety of organizations will present selected scenes throughout the garden and galleries, while the Guild of St. George and the Wessex Consort bring Elizabethan England to life in the Shakespeare Garden. Please come experience the living history. There will be several groups presenting scenes from Shakespeare, including a group of professional actors that we have asked to present three scenes that we especially like: the Richard and Anne dialog from Richard III (Act I scene 2), the first time that Caliban encounters the shipwrecked sailors from the Tempest (Act II, Scene 2), and the marvelous finale to A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Act V). Schedule: 

Guild of St. George:

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 5, Sc 1 – North Vista @ 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30

The Tempest, Act 2, Sc 2 – Brown Lawn @ 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30

Richard III, Act 1, Sc 2 – Munger Steps @ 12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 2:45

Independent Shakespeare Company:

Romeo and Juliet, Act 2 Sc 1 – Rose Garden @ 11:30, 12:15, 1:30

Midsummer Night’s Dream – East Lawn @ 12:00, 12:15, 12:30

singers from LA Opera : Huntington Art Gallery Loggia @ 11:00 and 1:00

Meanwhile the Guild will be re-creating a garden party for the Elizabethan rich and famous all day in the Shakespeare Garden. In addition to singing, dancing, instrumental music (Wessex Consort), and witty banter, we are pleased to welcome the School of the Gilded Hilt, who will be practicing their swordsmanship outside the entrance to the Scott Gallery. All of this is included in the regular admission price to the Huntington Library.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, California 91108    More info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2261023547262570/permalink/2282325745132350/

 

Sunday April 7    4:00 (repeats Sunday March 24 in West LA)

"Bubbling Baroque Bliss" (formerly "Femmes de la Guerre"): : French Baroque Music

Marischka Olech Hopcroft, PhD presents a unique and historically-informed French Baroque ensemble specializing in women composers Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre and Julie Pinel, as well as music by Lully, Couperin, Rameau, Philidor, Mouret, Tessier, Chèdeville, and others. Performers: Marischka O. Hopcroft, harpsichord; Mariana Ramirez, soprano;  Jaehuan Kim, countertenor; 

M. Anne Rardin, violin; Marilyn Winkle, cello;  Bruce Teter, musette de cour (bagpipe), recorders; Mark Walter, recorders, Adam Gilberti, chalameaux (clarinet), percussion.  Dr. Hopcroft will explain what makes the French Baroque style and aesthetic unique and accessible, why the chaconne dance was banned by the church, and the unusual French instruments featured. A costumed event. Suggested donation $20, or any donation is appreciated.

First Baptist Church Glendale 209 N. Louise Street Glendale, California  91206-4296

Parking is easy:    1)  Louise Street Parking Lot - C.  smallest lot,  between the Gymnasium and the Sanctuary on N. Louise Street.;    2)  Maryland Street Parking Lot - B. most convenient , enter on Maryland St along the church Education Building;   3)  Wilson Street Parking Lot - A.  managed by WESTCO on behalf of the church and is available FREE of Charge for Church Events...HOWEVER YOU MUST HAVE A PERMIT TO prevent getting a ticket, permits are available at the admission desk – please ask, immediately return to your car to place permit; directly across the street from the main entrance to the Sanctuary.

Sunday, April 7 2019 3 PM (repeats Saturday, April 6 2019 7 PM)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: Love and Death in Venice

      See April 6 for concert info
Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, Colburn School, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More info https://www.musicaangelica.org/

Saturday April 13 7:30pm

USC Collegium  Workshop: Engin soubtil: Subtle Songs of Early-Modern France

Adam Gilbert directs the USC Collegium Workshop in a concert of music from the great French 15th-century chansonniers, including newly discovered songs from the Leuven Chansonnier.

Free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available.

USC Joyce J. Camilleri Hall, Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI)

3620 McClintock Ave.

(Enter campus via the Downey Way or McClintock Ave. entrance and park at the Downey Way parking structure). 

Info: https://music.usc.edu/events/details/?event-id=1510419

Sat. April 13th, 12 noon lecture, 12:30 performance  

LA Camerata: Frà Dori, e Fileno - A lecture recital

LA Camerata performs the secular cantata by Camilla de Rossi (1710). Outside her surviving compositions, which include several oratorios in addition to Frà Dori, e Fileno (1710), all we know about Camilla de Rossi is that she called herself “The Roman.” The cantata is full of pastoral imagery in both text and sound. The ensemble will also demonstrate period gesture in lecture and staged performance. Featuring: Marisa De Silva (soprano), Sarah Reynolds (mezzo-soprano), Hunter Harris (violin), Ashley Salinas (violin), Marylin Winkle (cello), and Arthur Omura (harpsichord and organ). FREE

USC Brain and Creativity Institute, Cammilleri Hall, 3620A McClintock Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90089-2921

Parking: Paid USC lot parking available in the Downey structure; pay upon entrance at the kiosk. Metered street and neighborhood street parking also available at a distance.

More info: https://www.losangelescamerata.org/seasonevents/

Sunday, April 14 2019  3 PM (Duration 3 hours with intermission 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion

The St Matthew Passion (German: Matthäus-Passion), BWV 244, is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of baroque music.  Written in 1727 by Bach for performances in his Leipzig St. Thomas Church it is  scored for two groups of vocalists  and double orchestra. It sets parts of the Gospel of Matthew to music, told by the Evangelist (Tenor) in Dialogue with Jesus (Baritone and  with  interspersed chorales and arias.Year by year the St. Matthew Passion is performed in major cathedrals and concert halls over the world, in the world famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam for instance, the passion is performed at least ten times in the two lenten weeks before Easter to sold out audiences.

Martin Haselböck and Musica Angelica have toured the piece in 2007 with 14 acclaimed performances in Mexico City, Pasadena, New York, Savannah, Vienna, Budapest, Madrid, Munich, Baden-Baden, Merano…..

With a cast of wonderful American and European Vocal soloists, Musica Angelica will perform this perennial masterwork in one of the most beautiful Los Angeles Churches to create atmosphere and spirit  for a musical experience not to forget.  Tickets: $20 to $59 (*The special event is not included in the season subscription

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. LA, CA 90020

More info https://www.musicaangelica.org/

April 24  6:00 p.m.

Claremont Graduate University FACULTY CONCERT : Bach and Rameau

Jenny-Soonjin Kim and Robert Zappulla (harpsichords) WORKS BY: J.S. BACH, RAMEAU . FREE

Kresge Chapel, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont.

For further information please call 909.607.3509 or email deja.darrington@cgu.edu.

Friday April 26   8:00PM

USC Baroque Sinfonia: When Jubal Struck the Corded Shell: Music about the Power of Music

A concert featuring masterworks of the English and German High Baroque in praise of music, with vocal and instrumental drama and comedy by Purcell, Handel, Telemann, and Bach. FREE

Newman Recital Hall (AHF), USC

More info: music.usc.edu

Fri April  26, 7:30pm    (repeats Sun April  28, 2:30pm  in WLA)

Los Angeles Baroque Players: Scarlatti, Janitch, Dornel and others

            Performing in Southern California since 1983, the Los Angeles Baroque Players, a period instrument ensemble, play a program including a harpsichord sonata by Scarlatti and music by Janitch, Dornel and other composers from the baroque era.

Anthony Brazier & Asuncion Ojeda, baroque flutes, Paul Sherman, baroque oboe, Adriana Zoppo, baroque violin & viola, Alexa Haynes-Pilon, baroque cello, Jeffrey Lavner, harpsichord

Ticket at the door. Prices: General $30./ Seniors, SCEMS, SCRS,VdgS members $20. Students 16 & over with ID $10./ children 15 & under $5.

Kreider Hall at Glendale Community College 1500 North Verdugo Road Glendale, California 91208  Free Parking on Circle Dr.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28
4:00 L’Esprit Baroque: Hall of Mirrors of the Sun King. 

Join us to welcome the season with a taste of Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s cantata Printemps and bring you to the Hall of Mirrors of the Sun King! L’Isle de Délos by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre depicts the Isle of Delos in Greek mythology, where Apollo rules over his daughters, the nine Muses. This cantata was composed for arts patron extraordinaire King Louis XIV of France, who often represented himself as “the Sun King” or Apollo. Also featured on this program will be works by Marais, Rebel, Hotteterre, and more. 

Suggested donation: $20, $10-15 SCEMS/seniors/low-income. None turned away for lack of funds.

Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church, 1314 N Angelina Drive, Placentia.

For information and advance tickets visit http://lespritbaroque.com or email lespritbaroque@gmail.com

Sun April  28, 2:30pm    (repeats Fri April  26, 7:30pm  in Glendale)

Los Angeles Baroque Players: Scarlatti, Janitch, Dornel and others

     see April 26 listing for concert info

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

Sunday, April 28, 3:30 pm

Fullerton Friends of Music presents the Diderot String Quartet

Diderot String Quartet—named after the eighteenth-century French philosopher and Boccherini enthusiast Denis Diderot—brings a fresh approach to works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Diderot came together in 2012 after having first met at Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. The four musicians share a background in historical performance and a passion for the string quartet genre, finding the thrill of exploring the quartet repertoire on period instruments to be irresistible. Their concert in Fullerton will feature works by Beethoven and Haydn. The concert is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

Wilshire Auditorium, on Lemon between Wilshire and Chapman, Fullerton, CA. For more information, please visit www.fullertonfriendsofmusic.com, or call (562) 691-7437.

May 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (repeats Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30)

Bach Collegium San Diego : KING ARTHUR (Purcell)

Principal Soloists: Clara Rottsolk, soprano (Philadelphia), Andrea Zomorodian, soprano (Los Angeles), Jay Carter, countertenor (Kansas City), Jason McStoots, tenor (Boston), David Tinervia, bass (Boston) , Sumner Thompson, bass (New York)

     Purcell’s dramatic spectacular, King Arthur, composed near the end of his life in 1691, has always been a crowd favorite as it contains some of Purcell’s most compelling dramatic music. The stellar cast of musicians will propel the music with BCSD’s inimitable  virtuosity and energy.” King Arthur, a semi-opera , premiered 1691. The plot is based on the battles between King Arthur’s Britons and the Saxons, rather than the legends of Camelot (although Merlin does make an appearance). It includes such supernatural characters as Cupid and Venus plus references to the Germanic gods of the Saxons, Woden, Thor, and Freya. The tale centres on Arthur’s endeavours to recover his fiancée, the blind Cornish Princess Emmeline, who has been abducted by his arch-enemy, the Saxon King Oswald of Kent. King Arthur contains some of Purcell’s most lyrical music, using adventurous harmonies for the day. Tickets: $15–$50  

All Souls' Episcopal Church, Point Loma (San Diego area)

For detailed bios and a list of ensemble performers please visit https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (repeats Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30)

Bach Collegium San Diego : KING ARTHUR (Purcell)

     See May 3 listing for details

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff by-the-Sea (San Diego area)

For detailed bios and a list of ensemble performers please visit https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

Saturday, May 4th 7:30 PM    (repeats March 9 (LongBeach),March 16 (LagunaNigel),March 23 (Torrance),May 4 (Culver City))

Kontrapunktus: IL BAROCCO

Ian Pritchard (Artistic Director) presents music by Vivaldi, Marcello, Corelli, Geminiani, Avison, Telemann, JS Bach, and CPE Bach, performed by students of the Conservatory of Music at Colburn. Admission: Free (Donations are accepted)

Seventh-Day Adventist Church 11828 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066

Tickets, info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/concerts

https://youtu.be/nxGvKOFn3ak

Sunday, May 5, 4PM

Los Angeles Baroque: Venus and Adonis

LAB finishes its third season with an opera! Under LAB's artistic directors, violinist Lindsey Strand-Polyak and cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon, we bring to life an important gem of the 17th-century English vocal repertoire and the first surviving English opera, which served as a model for Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.​ Cast : Marisa De Silva Venus   , Zachary Haines Adonis   , Hannah Penzner Cupid   , Elizabeth Laughton Shepherd, Sheila Shahbazi Shepherdess   , Jaehwan Kim Huntsman   ;Choruses of shepherds, shepherdesses, huntsmen, little cupids and courtiers, sung by the ensemble.

Free one-hour afternoon concert followed by our regular party for all. Donations are gratefully accepted but, of course, optional. 

St. James' Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, CA

more info https://www.losangelesbaroque.org/

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 5pm

Chapman University Early Music Ensemble: Venetian Vespers: Music for San Marco’s Basilica c. 1590-1650

Directed by  Bruce Bales, D.M.A, director (Cornetto, Liuto Attiorbato, Violone, Bass) with 15 students playing HIP instruments (Baroque and Renaissance instruments including lute, sackbuts, recorder, Baroque violin family, gamba, etc).

Program: Vocal (madrigal, Vespers Psalms, hymns, etc) and instrumental (Baletto, Tocatta, Canzon, etc) works by Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1557-1612), Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) including Deus in Adjutorium Meum intende/Domine ad adjuvandum meum,  and other works from from Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610),  Gioseffo Guami (1542-1611), Biagio Marini (1594-1663), Andrea Gabrieli (1633-1685), Giovanni Antonio Rigatti (1615-1649). FREE.

Chapman University, Salmon Recital Hall, Salmon Recital HallLocated inside of Bertea Hall, map: https://www.chapman.edu/about/_files/maps-and-directions/current-maps/campus-map.pdf

more info: https://events.chapman.edu/54440

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Concordia Clarimontis: Works by J.S. Bach and Rameau

CGU Concerts presents a Faculty Concert.  

Alexa Haynes-Pilon, viola da gamba; Jenny-Soonjin Kim, harpsichord; Andrew McIntosh, baroque viola; Mishkar Núñez-Fredell, baroque violin Lindsey Strand-Polyak, baroque violinRobert Zappulla, harpsichord and director

Admission is free and open to the public. No ticket required

Claremont United Church of Christ 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont 

Contact Deja Darrington at 909-607-3509 or deja.darrington@cgu.edu

for more information.

Thu May 9 @ 7:30 pm

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Matthew Halls Conducts Bach

Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1

Lully Suite from Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

Muffat Sonata No. 5, Armonico Tributo

Zipper Concert Hall 200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

info: https://www.laco.org/events/matthew-halls-conducts-bach/

Saturday, May 11 2019  8PM

de Angelis Vocal Ensemble and Kontrapunktus: Vivaldi's Venice

Join members of the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble and the neo-baroque orchestra Kontrapunktus for an evening of Venetian enchantment. Seldom performed masterworks of Antonio Vivaldi that will both enlighten and delight. Special Reserved Seating $40 General Admission $25 Seniors (65+) $20 Students $10

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church 2100 Mar Vista Drive Newport Beach CA 92660

More info: http://deangelisensemble.org/calendar/

http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Vivaldis-Venice-Our-Lady-Queen-of-Angels-Catholic-Church-11

May 15   6:00 p.m.

Sepand Shahab (harpsichord) Lindsey Strand-Polyak (baroque violin): WORKS BY: CORELLI, F. COUPERIN, JACQUET DE LA GUERRE

FREE

Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave. Claremont, CA,

For further information please call 909.607.3509 or email deja.darrington@cgu.edu.

 

Wednesday MAY 15, 2019 at 12:10-12:40 pm

ERGO MUSICA with Adriana Zoppo Viola d'amore

Glendale Noon Concerts presents ERGO MUSICA:ADRIANA ZOPPO - viola d'amore; JAMES SULLIVAN - basset horn; KAROLINA NAZIEMIEC - viola

Program: JAN KRUMLOVSKY -Partita in D Major; KARL STAMITZ -Divertissement; JOSEPH HAYDN – Divertimento  

Free Admission

The Sanctuary at GLENDALE CITY CHURCH 610 E. California Ave (at Isabel St) Glendale, CA 91206

General info & parking: http://glendalecitychurch.org/our-location/

Accessible for wheelchairs. Seating available next to wheelchairs. Loading zone near California Ave. entrance.

More info http://www.ergomusica.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/434998470662358/

https://twitter.com/glendalemusic

http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Adriana-Zoppo-Viola-damoreFree-Admission-Glendale-Noon-Concerts-Glendale-City-Church

May 18 8:00 pm (repeats May 19 at UCLA Royce Hall)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Bach, Handel & Haydn

Bernard Labadie conductor, Lydia Teuscher soprano

Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, KV 1068

Handel Three Opera Arias

Mozart Three Arias

Haydn Symphony No. 94 in G Major, “Surprise”

Alex Theatre 216 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, California 91203

info: https://www.laco.org/events/bach-handel-haydn/

 

 

May 19 7:30 PM (repeats May 18 in Glendale)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Bach, Handel & Haydn

            See  May 18 listing for info

Royce Hall UCLA 10745 Dickson Court Los Angeles, CA

info: https://www.laco.org/events/bach-handel-haydn/

May 19, 4:00 PM

Chanticleer: Then and there; here and now

Program includes music by by Palestrina, Victoria, Stucky, Sametz, and Bates, and popular arrangements by Jennings, McGlynn and others; it represents the expansive aesthetic of Chanticleer’s repertoire, from the earliest music to the most recent, some of its favorite composers and arrangers, and the blend of male voices from soprano to contrabass that makes it unique.

St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church,  743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

More info: https://www.stjamesmusicseries.com/

https://www.chanticleer.org/cds/then-and-there-here-and-now

May 31 to June 2

Los Angeles Baroque’s LAB:Fest—Party like it's 1699!​

LAB presents a festival of recitals, concerts, and a play-along

      Individual events listed chronologically below

more info: https://www.losangelesbaroque.org/

 

Friday, May 31 8PM​

Ensemble Bizarria : RECITAL of Mozart’s music and reading of his letters

Part of Los Angeles Baroque’s LAB:Fest—Party like it's 1699!​ May 31 to June 2

Violinist Lindsey Strand-Polyak, violist Ramón Negrón Pérez and cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon in Mozart's Divertimento in E-Flat Major K.563, interspersed with dramatic readings from the composer’s letters. Performed on period instruments. Join us for an entertaining evening. Wine served. $15 general admission, at the door.

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

more info: https://www.losangelesbaroque.org/

June 2019

Sat. 1 June 2019: 8pm

Chamber Music in Historic Sites: Tesserae with Christophe Rousset

Christophe Rousset, harpsichord & guest conductor; Gilone Gaubert-Jacques, concertmaster, Liv Redpath, soprano; Alex DeSocio, baritone

Beneath the stately dome of a 1907 Beaux Arts landmark, the founding director of Les Talens Lyriques leads the “mighty yet nimble” period-instrument orchestra Tesserae Baroque and vocal soloists in a program of dramatic music by two giants of the Baroque — and almost exact contemporaries — George Friderich Handel and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Conducted with Rousset's “sparkling dynamism” (Classica), Handel’s youthful secular cantata for soprano and bass, Apollo e Dafne, will be followed by suites, arias and duets from operas by Handel (Ariodante) and Rameau (Les Indes galantes and Dardanus).  Tickets: $50/$45. Sponsored by the Dacamera Society

The Art of Living Foundation, Los Angeles Center (former Second Church of Christ Scientist) Historic Adams District (just north of USC)

More info, directions, parking: dacamera.org

Saturday, June 1 3PM

Kensington Baroque Orchestra : CONCERT of Works by Rebel, Telemann and Hasse

Part of Los Angeles Baroque’s LAB:Fest—Party like it's 1699!​ May 31 to June 2

San Diego's community baroque ensemble directed by Ramón Negrón Pérez.. Followed by a cheese and wine reception. Suggested donation: $10.

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

more info: https://www.losangelesbaroque.org/

 

Saturday, June 1 6PM-8:30PM

LAB and KBO : come-all PLAY-IN

Part of Los Angeles Baroque’s LAB:Fest—Party like it's 1699!​ May 31 to June 2

For all players of instruments found in baroque orchestral music — strings, recorders, flutes, baroque double reed woodwinds and keyboards. We play at "baroque" pitch A=415. Registration is now open for our PLAY-IN. If you are a member of Kensington Baroque Orchestra or Los Angeles Baroque please contact the relevant administrator to register for the play-in free of charge. If you are a non-member, even if you have previously attended our workshops, please register on our online store ($16.99!). Pizza, soda, wine and beer will be provided for all play-in players from 5PM prior to the play-in, which will be on an Italian theme.

Advance registration required by May 15 at losangelesbaroque.org/concerts

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

more info: https://www.losangelesbaroque.org/

 

Sunday, June 2   4PM

Los Angeles Baroque:  Closing concert of LAB:Fest

Part of Los Angeles Baroque’s LAB:Fest—Party like it's 1699!​ May 31 to June 2

"Greatest hits 2016-2019” — music from LAB's first three seasons by Lully, Avison, Bach and others, directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Alexa Haynes-Pilon. Followed by a cheese & wine reception.  Suggested donation $10.

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

more info: https://www.losangelesbaroque.org/

Saturday, June 8, 2019  8 p.m. (repeats Sunday, June 9, 2019  4 p.m.)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble:  The canterbury tales, A pilgrimage in song

Profane, earthy, and occasionally pious, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales present the stories of the 14th century pilgrims journeying to the famed English cathedral. Jouyssance will enliven these tales with music both sacred and ribald by leading French, Italian and (of course) English composers of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 10750 Ohio Avenue, Westwood

 

Sunday, June 9, 2019  4 p.m. (repeats Saturday, June 8)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble:  The canterbury tales, A pilgrimage in song

      see Saturday, June 8 for concert info

Church of the Angels, 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena

Saturday, June 15, 3:00 p.m.

Delirium Musicum, The Interlude:  Under the leadership of the French violinist Etienne Gara, the new chamber ensemble Delirium Musicum gives impassioned and engaging performances by a young generation of top musicians from Los Angeles. Programs present creative interpretation of the old masters as well as collaboration with contemporary composers in repertoire that speak to modern audiences. First Lutheran Church, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance 90503.  Free  For further information, go to https://www.deliriummusicum.com

Saturday, June 15 8PM

Pasadena Master Chorale: St. John Passion by J.S. Bach

 “something unique,”  The role of the Evangelist will be sung by Boston-based tenor Arthur Rishi. All other solos will be sung by PMC members: baritone Eric Werner (singing the role of Jesus) baritone Chris Tickner (Pilate) soprano Sara Owinyo (Ich Folge Dich Gleichfalls and Zerfliße) alto Cristina Hernandez (Von Den Stricken and Es Ist Vollbracht) and tenor Joel Drake (Mein Herz); with  professional baroque orchestra .  program includes the motet “Sicut Cervus” by Giovanni Pierliugi de Palestrina.

No upfront ticket cost. After the concert, the audience is asked to donate to PMC as they are moved and able. To reserve seats, visit www.pasadenamasterchorale.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bach-st-john-passion-tickets-55013418616

St Philip the Apostle Church 151 South Hill Avenue Pasadena CA 91106

For more information, visit www.pasadenamasterchorale.org or call 626.208-0009.

Sun. 16 June 2019  2, 4 & 6pm

RUCKUS and Emi Ferguson (Baroque flute): music by Bach

Presented by The DaCamera Society, Chamber Music in Historic Sites Series. “Achingly delicate one moment, punchy and incisive the next” , the new period-instrument ensemble RUCKUS can be viewed both as a rhythm section and a lively Baroque continuo composed of keyboard, lute, gamba, bass and bassoon. "A fizzing, daring display of personality and imagination." Ferguson plays with “tonal bloom”. Award-winning, and Billboard chart topping.

Program: Flute Sonatas in C Major, E Minor & E Major (BWV 1033, 1034 & 1035); Various Preludes from Well Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2 ; Prelude from French Suite No. 4 in Eb (BWV 815a);  all arrangements by Ruckus and Emi Ferguson.

 Dessert Reception. Tickets $75

Wayfarers Chapel, Palos Verdes, a landmark glass chapel spectacularly sited on a bluff overlooking the ocean, by Lloyd Wright (1951).

Info: http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?&products_id=367

June 22, 2019

INON BARNATAN, PIANO: VARIATIONS ON A SUITE

Inon Barnatan is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence and consummate artistry. Recently named the music director of the La Jolla Music Society’s 32-year-old SummerFest, Barnatan will make his Wallis debut with one of his typically adventurous concert programs.  “One of the most admired pianists of his generation.” - The New York Times

PROGRAM: HANDEL Chaconne in G Major, HWV. 442; BACH Allemande from Partita in D Major, BWV. 828; RAMEAU Courante from Suite in A minor, RCT. 5; COUPERIN L’Atalante; RAVEL Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin

ADES Blanca Variations; LIGETI Musica Ricercata Nos. 11 & 10; BARBER Fugue from Sonata for Piano, Op. 26; BRAHMS Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 

The Wallis – Bram Goldsmith Theater 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

More info TheWallis.org.

Sunday, June 23 to Sunday, June 30

Baroque Music Festival, Corona Del Mar: Bach: Th­e Master and His Milieu

Elizabeth Blumenstock, the Festival’s artistic director, is an internationally renowned Baroque violinist who plays a 17th century Guarneri violin. Celebrate the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries and his influencers, including Georg Telemann, sons C.P.E. Bach and W.F. Bach, Buxtehude and others. Baroque instrumentalists and singers perform in historical styles. Venues are in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach. For each concert, Baroque music is also performed al fresco, by 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 5 concerts $280 includes priority seating and a private post concert dinner following the Festival Finale on Sunday, June 30th; single concert tickets range from $30 to $50. More info, tickets, specific venues etc. at www.bmf-cdm.org or for information call: (949) 760 7887.

Sunday, June 23, 4 p.m. — St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach

Back to Bach Concertos. Elizabeth Blumenstock leads the Festival Orchestra and soloists in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, and the Orchestral (“Flute”) Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067. Concertos by Leclair (violin), Schultze (recorder) and Telemann complete the program. Our opening concert will spotlight instrumental soloists including Baroque fl­utist Stephen Schultz, recorder player Judith Linsenberg and harpsichordist Ian Pritchard.

Monday, June 24, 8 p.m. — Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Corona del Mar

Glories of the Guitar. A recital of Bach favorites and Spanish pieces presented by the award-winning guitarist Marc Teicholz, who performs his own transcriptions of Bach solo works alongside music by Santiago de Murcia and Gaspar Sanz.

Wednesday, June 26, 8 p.m. — Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar

Passionate Voices: Music of Longing, Devotion and Joy. Chamber pieces from Bach, Buxtehude, Bruhns and Schütz, with guests Kyle Stegall (tenor) and Tanya Tomkins (cello). Join us in the Gardens for Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007; his cantata Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55; and beautiful small-scale vocal and instrumental works by his predecessors.

Friday, June 28, 8 p.m. — Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar

Bach’s Sons, Friends and Rivals. An entertaining 18th-century chamber music program. Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin), David Shostac (f­lute), Lara Wickes (oboe), Michael Kaufman (cello) and Gabriel Arregui (harpsichord) perform works by C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, Telemann and others.

Sunday, June 30, 4 p.m. — St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach

Festival Finale: Bach the Magnificent. Our Festival concludes with Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major, BWV 1069; the choral motet Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225; and the Magnifi­cat, BWV 243, featuring the Festival Orchestra and soloists with sopranos Jennifer Ellis Kampani and Corey Carleton, alto Clift­on Massey, tenor Jon Lee Keenan and bass Brett McDermid.

July 2019

Friday, July 12, 8:00 p.m.

PRISM: Debut Concert

PRISM, a conductorless chamber ensemble with a love for Renaissance choral works, invites you to our inaugural concert! Come hear 17 expert singers perform an exquisite program"
Cornysh: Woffully Araid
Tomkins: It is my well-beloveds voice
Byrd: Haec dies quam fecit Dominus
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Gabrieli: Angelus Domini à 8
Weelkes: As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
Mendelssohn: Richte mich Gott

Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli - Kyrie
Elgar (arr. Cameron): Lux aeterna (Nimrod)
Kirchner: Angel Band
The concert is FREE ,  so bring a handful of friends.

St. Basil's Catholic Church 3611 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90005

more info: https://www.facebook.com/PRISMensemble/     424-272-7267

 

Saturday, 20 July, 7 pm

Black Rose Early Music Ensemble :  Summer Soiree

Program: music by Handel, Couperin, Salaverde, Purcell, Boismortier, and songs from Shakespeare's plays.
Bruce Teter, recorders and musette (French Baroque bagpipe)

Morgan O'Shaughnessy, violin, and other interesting things
Deborah Anisman-Posner, harpsichord
Marisa Rubino, viola da gamba
Matthew Ian Welch, baritone and narrator

Admission is free, but a $10 donation will be greatly appreciated. 
St. Bede's Episcopal Church 3590 Grand View Ave., West Los Angeles. 

For more information: call (818)361-8519, or e-mail dragonstone@earthlink.net



Sunday, 21 July, 3 pm

Black Rose Early Music Ensemble :  Summer Soiree

  See July 20 listing for concert information

Church of the Angels  1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena.

For more information: call (818)361-8519, or e-mail dragonstone@earthlink.net

August 2019

SATURDAY, August 31 at 7:30 pm (earliest arrival), 8:00 pm concert

Stan's Music Parlor: Thomas Mellan, composer and organist, plays Hauptwerk virtual pipe organs

Stan's Music Parlor takes place in the small living room (seats 20) of Stan's house in the Lafayette Square mansion district  off Crenshaw Blvd.  The organ is a digital Johannus-BachMen-Hauptwerk organ, that can reproduce the sound of any one of hundreds of historic organs around the world, in a high fidelity surround sound speaker system. Mr. Mellow will choose a Baroque organ to perform Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 and Herr Jesu trio, BWV 656, and Medieval organ for two 14th C works Min Hertz in Hohen Fröuden and Georg de Putenheim (14th century): Min Hertz in Hohen Fröuden. Also on the program are modern works by Chopin, Messiaen, and Schoenberg.

Reception follows. Freewill donation.

Stan Harris home off Crenshaw Blvd just north of the 10 Freeway. Plenty of safe street parking.

contact Stan Harris to RSVP   seh52@yahoo.com

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