Calendars

Master Calendar 2019-20

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.

August 2019

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 AM,11:30 AM,12:00 PM, 3:00 PM

CANTICUM CANTICORUM LATIN MASS CONFERENCE: On the Song of Songs: The Mass of the Ages as the Incarnation of  Sacred Music and Beauty

10:00 AM, Solemn High Mass with polyphony featuring motets from the Renaissance Masters on the Song of Songs

11:30 AM, in Parish Hall ($20 per person) and Lunch (which will be provided)

12:00 PM, Registration Conferences on the Biblical Interpretation of the Song of Songs , on the Mass of the Ages as the Song of Songs , on Sacred Chant and Sacred Polyphony finding their life in the Mass of the Ages

3:00 PM  Conclusion of Conference with a Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary AMOR VINCIT OMNIA

The conference begins with a Solemn High Mass, the most elaborate form of the Tridentine Mass, at 10:00 AM. The Mass will feature Chants from the feast of St. Bartholomew.  The Ordinary of the Mass will be Victoria's Missa Surge Propera.  The motets will include Palestrina's Quam pulchri sunt, Beati Quorum Via by Stanford, and Surge Propera by Lassus.   The Mass will be exactly what Palestrina, Victoria, and Lassus saw.  It was in this Eternal Mass that they envisioned their music coming alive.

Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Wilmington 515 W Opp St, Wilmington, CA 90744

Saturday, 08/24/2019 3:30-6:30pm

Pico-Union Arts Festival and Opera Ritrovata

This free Pico-Union Arts Festival will fill the block of West 17th Street between Union Ave and Toberman St. with visual arts activities, chamber music and opera. Opera Ritrovata will perform works by Early music composers Joseph Bologne and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, with Mishkar Núñez-Fredell as the Coordinator of Historically Informed Performance Practice who has a DMA in early music from the University of Southern California, and modern compositions by Gianopoulos.  Artists from Pico-Union Housing Corporation’s The Graff Lab will give live painting demonstrations and display their art in booths.

 https://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Pico-Union-Arts-Festival-The-Graff-Lab

 https://www.facebook.com/pg/operaritrovata

The Graff Lab (1038 Venice Blvd Los Angeles CA 90015) the block of West 17th Street between Union Ave and Toberman St.

 

August 24th, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Gloria Ramsey’s Memorial Service

For those who want to honor her memory, a memorial service for Gloria will take place on Saturday, at:

You are welcome to bring your recorders for a musical session in Gloria's honor.

For information, please contact the Southern California Early Music News at newsletter@earlymusicla.org.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Gloria’s memory to the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California https://www.musicacademy.org/.

Gables of Ojai 701 North Montgomery Street Ojai, CA 93023

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

Saturday Aug 31  7 PM – 10 PM

Favolare: Early Opera at the Folly Bowl

Jason Yoshida, Lute, theorbo; Aki Nishigushi, recorder; Stacey Helley, vocals

Come hear early opera, a glorious concert of opera's musical precursors. Performed in a garden amphitheater - bring a pillow or blanket and your own refreshments.  Doors open at 6 for picnicking. $20 suggested donation directly to the musicians.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheFollyBowl/posts/

The Folly Bowl – an outdoor garden amphitheater 1601 East Loma Alta Drive Altadena 91001

Directions: east of Lake at the top of Porter. Street parking

September 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019  2:30 p.m.

Jouyssance: An End-of-Summer Early Music Singalong

Join fellow early music lovers and members of Jouyssance in singing masterworks of the English Renaissance under the baton of Artistic Director Nicole Baker.   William Byrd’s masterpiece Mass for Four Voices will be featured, along with works by Tallis, Farmer and others.  Enjoy snacks, conviviality, and Dr. Baker’s signature insights into singing early music.  Registration Required: To ensure that you have the proper scores for this event, visit www.jouyssance.org to register by Friday, September 13.

Suggested donation: $15.    For more info: www.jouyssance.org / info@jouyssance.org / 213 533 9922.  

First Baptist Church 209 N. Louise St, Glendale, CA

Sep 11, 2019 to Dec 4, 2019 Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00. 

The Recorders Plus Workshop (performing as La Mer Consort)

The workshop will start it’s next session on September 11, 2019 .  The class is directed by Brenda Bittner and meets as part of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Please get in touch with Brenda for details (310-378-8750 or bbbitt@aol.com).

Participant level is intermediate/advanced but beginners who read music can be accommodated. Join us to enjoy music through the ages with an emphasis on Renaissance / Baroque music.  I have attached a flyer for the class for your information and to share with anyone you think might be interested.

The class is primarily for recorders, but we welcome other early music instruments and voice to add variety to our performances.  Occasionally, we demonstrate Renaissance dance as well.

The class meets at Manhattan Heights Park.  The Winter session runs from April 10 through June 12 .   Classes meet  Sep 11, 2019 to Dec 4, 2019 Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00.  Technique and beginners from 6:30 pm to 7 pm.

Location: Manhattan Heights Park, Facility: MHP Mt. Whitney Banquet Hall

Price:  $121.00 (Resident), $133.00 (Non-resident)

Registration Dates:  Standard registration opens: Jul 29, 2019 7:30am,  Non-residents: Aug 12, 2019 7:30am; Internet registration opens: Jul 29, 2019 6am, Non-residents: Aug 12, 2019 6am

Register here:

https://apm.activecommunities.com/citymb/Activity_Search/recorders-plus/29375

Remember you can register by mail or FAX and save the online charge which I think is $8+. Non-Manhattan Beach resident registration opened yesterday August 12.

Sunday September 15, 2019    4:00 pm

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: L.A. MOSAIC

Conducted by Thomas Axworthy. Los Angeles is world famous for images: the beach, the Hollywood sign, iconic palm lined streets, but there is so much more. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds of the beach: wind, waves, birds, and palm trees rustling. The ever present noise of traffic: rumbling freeways, aircraft overhead, and perhaps sirens from a car chase. Finally there are the people from many cultures speaking in multitude of accents and languages. All these things have mixed together to create a richness of sound here, the “LA Mosaic”. In this concert LARO will be premiering several commissioned works that represent this mosaic. Chas Warren’s Ascent to the City of Angeles will start the program, and LA Triptych by Glen Shannon gives a musical tour of 3 thriving communities in LA.

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

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

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

Wednesday, 18 September 12 noon – 1PM (repeats Saturday, 21 noon in Los Angeles)

Ergo Musica: Works for viola d'amore

Adriana Zoppo,,viola d'amore; Diane Plaster, soprano; and Alexa Haynes-Pilon, baroque cello.  The program will include works by Attilo Ariosti, Guisepppe Combi, Fredrich Wilhelm Rust, and Recitativo and Aria, by Bach.  FREE

PROGRAM: Cantata: Ho risolto di lasciarvi, Giuseppe Aldrovandini (1671-1707)     ; Ricercar No. 7 solo cello Domenico Gabrielli (1659-1690)  ; Cantata: Pur al fin, gentil Viola, Attilio Ariosti (1666-1729);  Partite sopra il basso di Ciaccona solo cello  Giuseppe Colombi (1635-1694); Aria & 7 Variations for viola d’amore Friedrich Wilhelm Rust (1739-1736); Recitativo & Aria Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) from Cantata: Schwingt freudig euch empor bwv 36.1 (36C)

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

more info:   http://www.ergomusica.com

https://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Adriana-Zoppo-Viola-damoreFree-Admission-Glendale-Noon-Concerts-Glendale-City-Church-11

 

Friday, September 20, 2019 7:00 p.m. (repeats Sat., Sep. 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glendale)

Suitte Royale: Cords of Beauty

Suitte Royale (Jim Garafalo, John Robinson, and Ruta Bloomfield) welcomes new guest artist Sarah Dixon and returning guest artists Alexa Haynes-Pilon and John Ott for a concert of vocal and string music – with wind and keyboard flourishes – by Clérambault, Gilles, Janitsch, Marais, Nicolai, Pepusch, Radino, and Telemann.

The Master’s University, Powell Library, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321. FREE. For more information, please e-mail SuitteRoyale@gmail.com or call 310-943-1423.

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:30 p.m. (repeats Sept 20   in Santa Clarita)

Suitte Royale: Cords of Beauty

See September 20 listing for info.

The performance is free, with a free will offering.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202. For more information, please go to https://www.saintmarks.la/calendar/, e-mail SuitteRoyale@gmail.com, or call 310-943-1423.

Saturday, 21 September 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (repeats Wednesday, 18 September In Glendale)

Ergo Musica: Works for viola d'amore

Adriana Zoppo,,viola d'amore; Diane Plaster, soprano; and Alexa Haynes-Pilon, baroque cello

    See Sept listing for info.  Free event. 

Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles (Echo Park area)

https://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Adriana-Zoppo-Viola-damoreFree-Admission-Edendale-Up-Close-Concerts-Edendale-Branch-Library-LAPL

 

Sunday September 22, 2019    2:00 pm

Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra: L.A. MOSAIC

            see Sept 15 concert for information

Free Concert - Donations Appreciated For further information, www.larohome.org

Emmanuel Lutheran Church 6020 Radford Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91606  www.elcnoho.org

Sunday Sept. 22 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Tesserae's Annual Fundraiser: Square Pegs 

For this year’s celebration, we would like to acknowledge a few “musical misfits”: pieces that we really, really want – or have wanted — to perform, but which do not fit in with the rest of the season programming. We begin with Alessandro Scarlatti’s Concerto for Recorder in A Minor, followed by two pieces that each represent unique programming challenges: Marin Marais’ Le Tableau de l’Opération de la Taille – the baroque soundtrack to a bladder-stone removal – and CPE Bach’s Trio Sonata for Bass Recorder and Viola, a piece that still today raises the question: Why? We conclude on slightly more familiar turf with Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, a piece that has been sitting on the Tesserae wish list for far too long!

The performance will be followed by a delicious reception catered by gingergrass.
 Tickets to the fundraiser are $100, with all proceeds helping to support our upcoming season.  You may purchase your tickets here                          ( https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4335163) , or RSVP to fundraiser@tesseraebaroque.org and make a donation to Tesserae on the day itself. The address for the private recital venue in Brentwood will be furnished upon reservation.You may also use the opportunity to join one of our higher donor circles, many of which reward you with free season tickets!

Learn more about our different donor levels ( https://tesseraebaroque.org/1351-2/  ).We thank all of our supporters for playing such an important role in keeping great music available to all in our community. We could not do this without you!

Tuesday, September 24th, 7-10PM,

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Fall 2019 AUDITION NOTICE

The UCLA Early Music Ensemble (EME), under the new direction of Dr. Marylin Winkle, is devoted to exploring historical performance traditions within and beyond the traditional canon. The EME will kick off its 2019-20 season by celebrating the 400th baptismal year of Barbara Strozzi, featuring works by seventeenth-century Italian women. Our ensemble is open (by audition) to all UCLA students and community members! Musicians will have an opportunity to perform on period instruments at historical pitch. Prior experience playing a period instrument is not a prerequisite. You may audition on either a baroque or modern instrument, although it is suggested that you select one Baroque piece to perform.

Audition Repertoire Suggestions (not requirements)

Singers—One Baroque piece in Italian. Consider works by Barbara Strozzi or Francesca Caccini. Please email your music to Anahit Rostomyan by September 17th for accompaniment: anahit.rostomyan@gmail.com. If you choose to sing something modern, you may need to sing a cappella (we will be using a harpsichord tuned to A=415).

Instrumentalists—Any Italian piece of your choice, or one movement by Bach in Italian (i.e. not French) style.

Reserve your audition slot via the following Google Form:

 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g5oGapAuhGj0rycpycUbNi2rqpYfgKgxdjSF2Fm1g/edit?usp=sharing

UCLA Schoenberg Music Building Room B429

For questions, please email: mwinkle@ucla.edu

Fall Concert date to be determined.

Other UCLA EME Concerts

Fall Concert—Che si può fare: Celebrating Strozzi’s 400th Year with music by seventeenth-century Italian women

Winter Concert—The Mexican Choirbooks: Music for the Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación

Spring Concert—A Jewish Musical Ceremony, ca. 1600-1800. In collaboration with the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music and featuring UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Faculty and L.A. Camerata guest artists.

Friday, September 27th 8:00 PM (repeats  Sunday, September 29th in LA)

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: Virtouso Strings

Musica Angelica will feature some of the most brilliant and well known compositions for strings: Vivaldi, Biber's Battaglia, Pachelbel's Canon and concertos for one, two, three and four violins and orchestra and The 6th Brandenburg Concerto by Bach, scored for Violas, Viola da Gambas and other low strings.

Cynthia Roberts: Historical Performance professor at Juilliard, concertmaster of the New York Collegium, Apollo's Fire, Concert Royal, and more, performed with the London Classical Players, Taverner Players, Clarion Music Society, and Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Ilia Korol: graduate from the Moscow Conservatory College, holds master-classes at the Academy of Performing Arts in Vienna, at the Moscow Conservatory, led orchestras in Spain, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, USA, and more, toured with Musica Antiqua Köln .

Program: Director: Martin Haselböck, Violin: Ilia Korol, Cynthia Roberts, YuEun Kim, Janet Strauss; Violoncello: Alexa Haynes-Pilon. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Battalia à 10; Johann Pachelbel:Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo; Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Strings in Bb-Major RV 547, Concerto in B minor for Four Violins, Violincello and Strings in b-Minor , op. 3 no. 10, RV 580; Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 105, Concerto for three violins and Orchestra, D-Major, BWV 1064

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

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

Sunday, September 29th, 2018  7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.  (730 SOLD OUT) (will be repeated early next year)

Los Goytx (Medieval ensemble): Music for a Medieval Bestiary

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to announce an evening of Medieval music performed Los Goytx (“The Joys”) inspired by the Museum of Jurassic Technology's "Fauna of Mirrors" bestiary. The ensemble will feature the musa, a newly recreated Medieval bagpipe with a jaguar headstock, as well as other Medieval instruments – the symphony (hurdy gurdy), portativo organ, harp, recorder, double recorder, hammer dulcimer, bells, tromba marina, and percussion – performing songs and dances from the 13th and 14th centuries.

Los Goytx: Bruce Teter (director) (Medieval musa bagpipe (unique in its ability to modulate the drone), Medieval double recorder, Medieval recorders); Curtis Berak :Medieval hurdy gurdy (symphony - meaning many sounds, since it has a drone, melody, and percussion all in one instrument); Adam Gilberti (portativo organ, harp, crotale bells, tromba marina, and percussion, and composition);  Wendy Creek (musa bagpipe, harp, and recorders).

Ticket reservations: https://www.mjtgiftshop.org/products/los-goytx-september-29th-2019

$18 General Donation; $15 Museum members, students, seniors. ALL RESERVATIONS ARE WILL-CALL.  No tickets will be mailed to you.

This performance is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology 9341 Venice Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

More info events@mjt.org  ;  to be added to our events mailing list https://www.mjtgiftshop.org/pages/mailing-list.

Sunday, September 29th 3:00 PM (repeats  Friday, September 27th  in Long Beach)

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: Virtouso Strings

     see Sept 27 listing for concert info

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles  540 S. Commonwealth Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90020  Located on the corner of 6th and Commonwealth

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

October 2019

 

Saturday October 5th, 8:00pm

Tesserae: A Portrait of Seventeenth Century London

Tesserae presents a musical portrait of seventeenth-century London, a city with a unique musical language that was influenced by French and Italian music. With music from Matthew Locke’s The Tempest, as well as suites, arias, and fantasias by Purcell, Blow, and Tomkins.

This concert is in fond memory of Marilyn Morgan. In her honor, all children and students may attend for free. General $30. SCEMS & Seniors $25

Purchase tickets at www.tesseraebaroque.org

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills504 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Saturday, October 5,   Arrival 7:30 - 8 pm. Doors close for music at 8 pm.
Stan's Music Parlor: EDWARD MURRAY, organist: Music of Bach

EDWARD MURRAY was for 30 years Director of Music and Organist at historic Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles,  has been a prize-winner in numerous important competitions, has played  harpsichordist with the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra,  Musica Angelica, American Bach Soloists, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera, and others.
Program: Prelude and Fugue in C Major (BWV 545); Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’ (BWV 711);; Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (BWV 691a)
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein (BWV 734a); Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV Anh. 73); Sonata in G Major (BWV 530); Concerto in C Major (BWV 595); Siciliano (BWV 1031/ii), arr. Louis Vierne; Sonatina (BWV 106/i), rr. Alexandre Guilmant; Ertöt durch deine Güte (BWV 22/v) arr. Guy Weitz; Prelude and Fugue in G Major (BWV 541)
Reception follows. Donations for the musicians are appreciated!
Stans Music Parlor is an intimate venue in a private home near Crenshaw and Venice in Lafayette Square, seating  20 guests. It features a Johannus-BachMen-Hauptwerk hybrid digital/pipe organ, from which the performer can choose from many historic virtual pipe organs that have been digitally sampled - this way you can hear Bach on an authentic virtual Baroque organ. The pipe organ is voiced in Neobaroque style.  Attendance is by invitation only. Contact Bruce Teter (SCEMS Concert Calendar and Promotions at calendar@earlymusicla.org) to receive attendance instructions.
Stan's Music Parlor: in Lafayette Square near Crenshaw, north of the 10 Freeway

Friday, October 11 at 8:00pm

Thornton Baroque Sinfonia : Musica Polonica III: Musical Treasures of the Polish Baroque

In collaboration with the USC Polish Music Center, Rotem Gilbert will lead the Thornton Baroque Sinfonia in a concert of Polish masterworks of the Baroque era. The program features works by Mikołaj Zieleński, Marcin Mielczewski, Adam Jarzębski, Grzegorz Gorczycki, Johann Schmelzer, and Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński among others, and incorporates high art with touches of rustic folk style.  FREE

USC Newman Recital Hall, 700 Childs Way, Los Angeles 90089. For the nearest parking structure to the hall, enter campus on McCarthy Way.  

Friday, October 11, 2019 7:30PM  (repeats Saturday, October 12)

Bach Collegium San Diego : CAFÉ ZIMMERMANN • J.S. BACH

Brandenburg Concertos No. 2 in F major BWV 1047, No. 4 in G major BWV 1049, No. 5 in D major BWV 1050, No. 6 in B-flat major BWV 1051

Samuel M. Ciccati Theatre, Cuyamaca College, El Cajon

More info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019 7:30PM   (repeats Friday, October 11)

Bach Collegium San Diego : CAFÉ ZIMMERMANN • J.S. BACH

Brandenburg Concertos No. 2 in F major BWV 1047, No. 4 in G major BWV 1049, No. 5 in D major BWV 1050, No. 6 in B-flat major BWV 1051; Cantata: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten BWV 202

Saints. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff

More info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org

Saturday, October 12, 8 p.m.

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: Nicole’s Favorites! Celebrating 20 years as Artistic Director

Twenty years ago this October, Jouyssance’s beloved artistic director conducted her first concert with the Ensemble. In celebration of this anniversary, Dr. Baker has picked a program of her (and probably your) favorites: works by Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Cardoso, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Machaut, and others.  We’ll also feature excerpts from a work that was on her first program: Lasso’s mysterious Prophetiae Sybillarum.

Tickets: $25 / $20 Seniors & SCEMS members / $15 Student

Purchase online: www. jouyssance.org

St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Mar Vista

3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Sunday, October 13, 4 p.m.

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: Nicole’s Favorites! Celebrating 20 years as Artistic Director

            see Oct 12 Concert for information

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Monrovia

122 S California Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

Tickets: $25 / $20 Seniors & SCEMS members / $15 Student

Purchase online: www. jouyssance.org

Saturday October 19, 2019  –  7:30pm (repeats Oct 20, 27)

Los Angeles  Metropolitan Opera: Julius Caesar in Egypt by Georg Frideric Händel

Händel’s timeless opera about twisted sibling rivalry and out of control ambition is awesome! THE STORY:Julius Caesar, in pursuit of Pompey, lands in Egypt, where Pompey’s wife, Cornelia, and her son Sextus negotiate a reconciliation. Ptolemy greets Caesar with the gift of Pompey’s severed head. Cornelia is overcome with grief and attempts suicide. Her step-son Sextus  threatens vengeance.

The award-winning Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that brings the excitement, beauty, and passion of the world’s most beloved operatic masterpieces to you!  LAMet productions focuses on the magnificence of the human voice, presented in intimate settings where no one sits further from the performer than a softball pitch.  LAMet’s non-profit productions of opera classics feature accomplished professional singers and musicians who devote their time and talents so that ticket prices can fit the entertainment budgets of both opera aficionados and first-timers alike. Accompaniment is grand piano and a synthesized harpsichord. Dr. Marcela Pan (mezzo-soprano), is an Early Music musicologist, providing careful attention to Baroque vocal practice, especially gestures for principals and chorus. 

THE ROMANS: Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar): Marcela Pan Gosh; Curio, a Roman tribune: Kent Haynes Vitale; Cornelia, widow of Pompey: Siuzanna Iglidan (10/20,27) & Molly Durand (10/19); Sesto (Sextus), son of Pompey: Phil Pritchard (10/19,27) & Anne LaBella (10/20)

THE EGYPTIANS: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt: Linda Jackson (10/19,27) & Mariana Ramirez (10/20); Tolomeo (Ptolemy), her brother, King of Egypt:Art Dumindin; Achilla (Achillas), a general, his counsellor: Tom Ahern; Nireno (Nirenus), confidant of Cleopatra & Ptolemy: Dominique Allado

Suggested Donation: $30 Advance  $40 Door

Mt Olive Lutheran Church 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405

More info: https://losangelesmet.com/     Info: 310 570-6448

 

Sunday October 20, 2019  –  7:00pm (repeats Oct 19, 27)

Los Angeles  Metropolitan Opera: Julius Caesar in Egypt by Georg Frideric Händel

     (see Oct 19 listing for information)

Sun Oct 20  6–7 pm

Ciaramella Early Music Ensemble: “New Arts and Rebirths”

Music of the Ars Nova, Renaissance, and Nuove Musiche, music of the Italian “renaissances” from Spring songs of the trecento ars nova, music of the Florentine Renaissance, and avant garde of the early Italian Baroque “stile moderno." Everything ancient but modern, and in the spirit of renewal and rebirth. FREE

This is a Sundays Live event, but will not be held at LACMA, instead at the acoustically satisfying St. James in the City church

St. James's in the City 3903 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

 more info:

https://www.lacma.org/event/sundays-live-ciaramella-early-music-ensemble?utm_source=LACMA+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6f4cc833f7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_06_12_12_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29b34549b6-6f4cc833f7-94638405

October 23  12:00 NOON

Bach Collegium San Diego BACH AT NOON CONCERTS: CARDINAL VIRTUES

Music commissioned by Pietro Ottoboni and other works

G.F. Handel: Cantata: No se enmenderá jamás HWV 140

Handel: Cantata: Spande ancor a mio dispetto HWV 165

Arcangelo Corelli: Trio Sonata in C major Op 4 no. 1

Leonardo Leo: 18th-century Sonatas from Mexico City Cathedral

All Souls' Episcopal Church in Point Loma.

October 26, 2019, 8:00PM,

L.A. Camerata : From Sappho to Roussos: Hymns by Greek women from antiquity to today

Free, thanks to generous contributions from community partners, and donations will be accepted in advance and at the door.

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

UCLA Powell Library rotunda

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 7:00

L’Esprit Baroque : “Music of Birds and Angels".

 L’Esprit Baroque celebrates the uniquely beautiful sound of music written for recorders, from the consort music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras to solo features in Baroque sonatas. Featuring guest artists Wendell Ballantyne, John Robinson, and Heather Moore. Works by Byrd, Bertali, Brade, Handel, Telemann, and more.  Suggested donation $20, none turned away.

Chapel of St Wilfrid’s Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Ln, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.  To reserve seats (recommended in this intimate hall!) and more informatio  lespritbaroque.com/upcoming-concerts or email  lespritbaroque@gmail.com or (978) 697-2295.

L’Esprit Baroque debut recording "A Tour of Italy" : https://lespritbaroque.com/albums/

Saturday, Oct. 26  8 p.m.

Vox Luminis, early vocal ensemble: Music by members of the Bach family, “The Bach Dynasty”

The acclaimed 10-voice Vox Luminis (with continuo), hailed by Gramophone for their “profound, rewarding, and intoxicating” performances

PROGRAM:
Johann Bach: Unser Leben ist ein Schatten 
Johann Bach: Sei nun wieder zufrieden
Johann Michael Bach: Sei, lieber Tag, wilkommen 
Johann Michael Bach: Nun treten wir ins neue Jahr 
Johann Michael Bach: Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil
Johann Christoph Bach: Der mensch, vom Weibe geboren 
Johann Christoph Bach: Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf
Johann Christoph Bach: Fürchte dich nicht
Johann Ludwig Bach: Das Blut Jesu Christi

Free Admission, no tickets, doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert

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

more info: https://www.pomona.edu/events/vox-luminis-belgian-early-music-vocal-ensemble

October 26, 2019  9:30 am – 4:00pm

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RECORDER SOCIETY PRESENTS: Bohemian Rhapsody With Hanneke van Proosdij

Please join us for a day of beautiful music from Eastern Europe exploring music by Biber, Gallus, Grudziądza, Harant, Vodňanský, Zelenka and Zieleński. It is a unique opportunity to be immersed in this adventurous repertoire in an inspiring and supportive atmosphere.

Hanneke van Proosdij is renowned for the elegance, virtuosity, and expressiveness of her playing. She received her solo and teaching diplomas from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she studied recorder, harpsichord and composition. She is the principal early keyboard player with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Festspiel Orchester Goettingen and has appeared regularly with other major orchestras and early music ensembles. She co-directs the SFEMS Recorder Workshop and teaches recorder at UC Berkeley and other major universities. Hanneke and her husband David Tayler cofounded and codirect Voices of Music, the most popular early music ensemble with more than fifty million viewers worldwide and over 350 million videos.

PLACE: Private home, Pasadena. Directions provided upon registration . Includes lunch, snacks and beverages.

COST: $60 – Members of SCRS, OCRS AND SCEMS; $65 – Non-Members;

PARTICIPANTS: The workshop will be limited to 20 intermediate and advanced players. Bring SATB recorders (Renaissance or Baroque) and a music stand. A contrabass would be great.

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

By Online: Go to www.socalrecorders.com and click on the workshop link. At the bottom of the workshop page click on the “Buy Now” button. Please send a follow-up e-mail to Nick Siu (nsiumail88@yahoo.com), notifying him of the payment for the workshop and include the following information: Name, e-mail and/or phone number, list of instruments you will bring, and level.

Sunday October 27, 2019  –  7:00pm (repeats Oct19, 20)

Los Angeles  Metropolitan Opera: Julius Caesar in Egypt by Georg Frideric Händel

     (see Oct 19 listing for information)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27   7:30pm

Vox Luminis : The Bach Dynasty

The San Diego Early Music is proud the present the long-awaited San Diego debut of the Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis under the direction of Lionel Meunier. They will perform 100 years of motets in the Bach family with music by Johann, Johann Michael, Johann Christoph, Johann Ludwig, and Johann Sebastian Bach's "Jesu meine Freude". 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

November 2019

Saturday, November 9th 7:30 PM (repeats Nov 10 in Laguna Beach)

Kontrapunktus : TELEMANN: A Musical Celebration

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

commercial on youtube:  https://youtu.be/zxKTfvo6Uew

Grace First Prebyterian Church

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

Sunday, November 10th  2 PM (repeats Nov 9 in Long Beach)

Kontrapunktus : TELEMANN: A Musical Celebration

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

commercial on youtube:  https://youtu.be/zxKTfvo6Uew

Laguna Presbyterian Church

415 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Sunday, November 10, 2019 4:00 p.m.

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble: EXHILARATING BAROQUE CANTATAS, ARIAS, AND SONATAS: MUSIC of BACH, HANDEL, and TELEMANN.

The program comprises arias and a duet from Bach’s cantatas BWV 36, 49,56, 68, 140 and 187; German Arias by Handel; two rarely performed cantatas by Telemann including, Die Hoffnung ; and the Trio Sonata in  E-flat for oboe and obbligato harpsichord. See more at www.congioia.org . John Buffett, baritone, and Andrea Zomodorian, soprano, with  instrumentalists performing obbligato (solo) parts: Janet Strauss, baroque violin; Lot Demeyer, baroque oboe and oboe d’amore; William Skeen, baroque violoncello piccolo and ’cello and; Alexa Haynes-Pilon, baroque ’cello; and Preethi de Silva, director, harpsichord.

Tickets may be purchased at Con Gioa’s webpage or by mail sent to 900 East Harrison Avenue, C-21, Pomona, CA 91767 before November 1.

General admission: $30; seniors $25; Friends of Con Gioia and members of the musical organizations SCEMS, EMA, AMS: $25 students): $12.

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

More info: https://www.congioia.org/current-concerts.html

Wednesday, November 13 8pm  (repeats Nov. 15 in Borrego Springs, Nov. 16 San Diego)

Ensemble Bizarria: The Vulnerable (and Veritable) Mozart: An Evening of Mozart in Music and Letters.

Mozart's six-movement "Divertimento for String Trio in E-Flat Major" is a rare jewel of a piece that elevates the divertimento genre from pleasant cocktail party music to an exploration of the composer’s complexities. Interspersed between the moments of the divertimento will be dramatic readings from Mozart’s own letters of the same period with special guest Dr. Nicole Baker. Cal State Fullerton, Tickets: $10 / $8 Titan Price.

Meng Concert Hall at 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831.

For more Info: https://www.ensemblebizarria.org/vulnerablemozart2019

 

Friday, November 15  4pm (repeats Nov. 13 in Fullerton, Nov. 16 San Diego)

Ensemble Bizarria: The Vulnerable (and Veritable) Mozart: An Evening of Mozart in Music and Letters.

     See Nov 13 for concert info.  Free admission.

Borrego Springs Library at 2580 Country Club Rd, Borrego Springs, CA 92004. For more info: https://www.ensemblebizarria.org/vulnerablemozart2019
 

Saturday, November 16, 2019  7:30 PM

USC Collegium Workshop : Flow my Tears: Lutes Songs of Early-Modern England

Jason Yoshida, director. FREE

USC Joyce J. Camilleri Hall, Brain and Creativity Institute 

Saturday, November 16th  4pm  (repeats Nov. 13 in Fullerton, Nov. 15 Borrego Springs)

Ensemble Bizarria: The Vulnerable (and Veritable) Mozart: An Evening of Mozart in Music and Letters.

     See Nov 13 for concert info

Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 seniors, USD faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 students with ID. Tickets are available at www.usdmusic.eventbrite.com, and remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis

University of San Diego Founders Hall, French Parlor Room at 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

For more info: https://www.ensemblebizarria.org/vulnerablemozart2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:00 p.m. 
Guts Baroque Duo: Les Maîtres du violon: The Rise of the French Violin Sonata

Sylvia Schwartz, baroque violin, and John Ott, viola da gamba. 

Right around the beginning of the eighteenth century, a change was beginning to happen in the music of France. The graceful dance suite of Lully’s time, so beloved by the late Louis XIV, was slowly being supplanted by the Italian sonata. Many French violinists and other musicians traveled to Italy to study with Corelli and other great masters, then returned to France, bringing with them Italian aesthetics and musical forms. As a result, the solo music written for violin gradually shifted towards the Corellian sonata, while still retaining the sublimely intricate and delicate ideas of the French Baroque. Join us to hear more about the composer-performers of the time and revel in the music that came out of this transition. 

PROGRAM: Violin sonatas by Rebel, Francoeur, Bouvard, Leclair, and Jacquet de la Guerre, and a sonata for bass viol solo by de Machy. More details and notes at gutsbaroque.com/concerts.

St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202.

Suggested donation $15, none turned away. To reserve seats in advance with or without donation, call 1-800-838-3006 (option 1 for ticket agent, event number 4431427), visit gutsbaroque.com or email info@gutsbaroque.com.

Tuesday Nov 19 7:30

Tesserae Baroque: Through the Looking Glass: Musc of Couperin Rameau, Ravel

Rudolfo Richter, baroque violin; Jennifer Morsches, baroque cello; Ian Pritchard, harpsichord

FREE, goodwill donations graciously accepted

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019 8:00pm

Danish String Quartet : Bach's C-sharp minor fugue No. 4

For this much anticipated return appearance, Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet brings one of their PRISM programs, featuring Bach's C-sharp minor fugue No. 4 (on which Beethoven based his canonical fugue from his Op. 131 quartet).  Tickets: $38-$58.

Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts at 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa. information call (949) 553-2422 or visit https://philharmonicsociety.org

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 8:00pm

Zurich Chamber Orchestra : Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Virtuoso violinist and music director Daniel Hope leads the Zurich Chamber Orchestra in Vivaldi’s classic The Four Seasons, along with Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, the gold standard for Baroque concertos. Tickets: $28-$268.

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa.

information call (949) 553-2422 or visit https://philharmonicsociety.org/

November 20  12:00 NOON

Bach Collegium San Diego BACH AT NOON CONCERTS: SACRED AND PROFANE

J.S. Bach: Cantata: Widerstehe doch die Sünde BWV 54

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Sonata IV in g minor from Fidicinium Sacro-profanum

Isabella Leonarda: Sonata Seconda from Sonate á 1, 2, 3, e 4 Istromenti Op.16

All Souls' Episcopal Church in Point Loma.

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian of Santa Monica

(repeats Friday November 22, 7:30pm, San Marino (Pasadena area))

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - Baroque Conversations 1 : “Handel’s Water Music”

Jaime Martín, conductor; Joshua Ranz, clarinet; Kenneth Munday, bassoon

PROGRAM:

HANDEL Water Music: Suite No. 1 

TELEMANN Selections from Overture in F major 

R. STRAUSS Duet-Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon

TICKETS/INFO:
Tickets start at $52.  For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-20 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org

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

Friday November 22, 2019, 7:30 pm, The Huntington

(repeats Thursday, November 21, 7:30pm, in Santa Monica)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - Baroque Conversations 1  :“Handel’s Water Music”

     See Nov 21 for concert info

Tickets start at $52.  For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-20 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org

The Huntington  1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108

Friday, November 22  7pm (repeats Saturday, November 23)

Ensemble Vocatrix and Heidi Duckler Dance : Hildegard Herself
A fusion of modern dance and Medieval music, performed by six dancers from HDD and three singers from Ensemble Vocatrix: Sarah Beaty, Katina Mitchell, and Andrea Zomorodian.

Hildegard von Bingen, a woman ahead of her time, was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, polymath and is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history. Her work spanned the theological, artistic, and scientific fields in a time when women rarely had the opportunity to speak up.

Following The Hour of Hildegard, Duckler’s first installment which explored Hildegard’s book on health and healing, Hildegard Herself will focus on the many elements that made this Saint a radical innovator. The performance will take place in St. John’s historic Parish Hall, courtyard garden, and central Cathedral, where guests are invited to experience Hildegard’s feminist spirit and legacy. The work will explore the multiple dimensions of her innovations in the realms of healing, music, language, and justice.

Choreographed & Directed by Heidi Duckler, the Hildegard Herself features HDD company dancers Tess Hewlett, Haylee Nichele, Rafael Quintas, Himerria Wortham, Dominique McDougal and William Jay Ylvisaker. Collaborator, Dr. Christopher Gravis, Canon for Music Ministry and Cathedral Arts at St. John's, will direct live singers from the Ensemble Vocatrix in Hildegard's original work, and Sarah Belle Reid will play prepared trumpet with a Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface (MIGSI) device.

Tickets  $35 – $50    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heidi-duckler-dance-presents-hildegard-herself-tickets-78309013367

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

More info: http://heididuckler.org/      http://www.vocatrix.com/  

 

Saturday, November 23 7pm (repeats Friday, November 22 )

Ensemble Vocatrix and Heidi Duckler Dance : Hildegard Herself
A fusion of modern dance and Medieval music, performed by six dancers from HDD and three singers from Ensemble Vocatrix: Sarah Beaty, Katina Mitchell, and Andrea Zomorodian.

     See November 22 listing for concert info

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

More info: http://heididuckler.org/      http://www.vocatrix.com/  

 

Saturday  Nov 23  5 PM

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Celebrating Strozzi's 400th Year

Dr. Marylin Winkle presents her first concert as Director of the UCLA EME.

This concert celebrates the 400th baptismal year of Barbara Strozzi, featuring her works and others by 17th century Italian women including Chiara Margarita Cozzolani and excerpts from Francesca Caccini’s opera La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’ isola di Alcina.

FREE

Music Library at Schoenberg Hall UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music 445 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, 90095

Parking at nearby Structure 2 https://www.transportation.ucla.edu/

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/706091369884644/?active_tab=about

 

Sunday, Nov 24   7 PM

HMC Early Music Ensemble and Singers from the Claremont Concert Choir: "Music from Shakespeare's England"

Presented by Music at Harvey Mudd. HMC musicians break out the recorders and crumhorns to perform music of the Renaissance and Baroque. The concert features works by John Dowland, Thomas Morley, Thomas Ravenscroft, Vittoria Aleotti, Francis Pilkington, and more

Free and open to the public.

Drinkward Recital Hall 320 East Foothill Boulevard Claremont CA 91711

More info: https://hmc.edu/hmc-arts

https://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Music-at-Harvey-Mudd-HMC-Early-Music-Ensemble-Drinkward-Recital-Hall


Sunday November 24th, 2019: 5pm - 8pm
Tesserae Baroque and Thomas Dunford (lute): Back-to-back Bach

Tesserae Baroque is joined by renowned lutenist Thomas Dunford for two back-to-back recitals celebrating the solo and chamber works of J.S Bach. Recital I: Solo lute music by J.S. Bach; Recital II: Solo and chamber music by J.S. Bach & D. Buxtehude. Dunford – described by BBC Magazine as “the Eric Clapton of the lute,” will perform a solo recital at 5:00 PM, followed by refreshments at 6:00 PM, followed by a second Bach recital at 7:00 PM featuring music director Ian Pritchard on harpsichord and concertmaster Andrew McIntosh on Baroque violin.

Thomas Dunford, lute; Andrew McIntosh, baroque violin; Ian Pritchard, harpsichord; Leif Woodward, viola da gamba. Refreshments to be served between the two performances.
Tickets $40/$35/$20; Tickets are not available at the door. Puchase tickets at www.tesseraebaroque.org, or call (626) 818-3163 for further information.

The Contrapuntal Recital Hall; Brentwood

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 4:00

Los Angeles Baroque: Surf ’n’ Turf. 

LA’s only community baroque orchestra, directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Alexa Haynes-Pilon, opens its fourth season. Music on themes of earth and water — Rebel Les elemens (selection), Vivaldi Concerto rustica/Tempesta di mare, Telemann Water Music, Costeley La terre des eaux va buvant.  Free one-hour afternoon concert with wine and cheese reception to follow.

Tickets: Free at the door but donations in any amount are gratefully accepted.

St James Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Rd, South Pasadena, CA 91030

more information:  losangelesbaroque.org 

December 2019

 

Messiah by G.F. Handel – concerts (HIP and not) and Sing-a-longs

Here is a summary  of each category in chronological order – see detailed listings in the Calendar

 

Messiah – period instruments

 

Sat., Dec. 7, 4:00PM (repeats Sun., Dec. 8, 3:00PM )

The Meistersingers of Orange County and period instrument chamber orchestra: Messiah by G.F. Handel

Claremont United Church of Christ  Claremont

 

Sun., Dec. 8, 3:00PM  (repeats Sat., Dec. 7, 4:00PM)

The Meistersingers of Orange County and period instrument chamber orchestra: Messiah by G.F. Handel

Anaheim United Methodist Church  Anaheim

Friday, December 20, 2019 7PM  (repeats Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22)

Bach Collegium San Diego : G.F. HANDEL • MESSIAH

First United Methodist Church of San Diego, Mission Valley

 

Saturday 21 December 2019  4:30 PM  (repeats December 22 4:30 pm)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra  and Long Beach Camerata Singers:  Messiah by G.F. Handel

Beverly O’ Neill Theater Long Beach

 

Sunday December 22 4:30 pm (repeats Saturday 21 December 2019  4:30 PM ) 

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra  and Long Beach Camerata Singers:  Messiah by G.F. Handel

Beverly O’ Neill Theater Long Beach

Saturday, December 21, 2019 7PM (repeats Friday, December 20, and Sunday, December 22)

Bach Collegium San Diego : G.F. HANDEL • MESSIAH

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff

 

Sunday, December 22, 2019 7PM  (repeats Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21)

Bach Collegium San Diego : G.F. HANDEL • MESSIAH

Baker-Baum Concert Hall, La Jolla

 

Messiah - modern instruments

 

Sun, December 8, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dream Orchestra and the Cathedral Choir : Messiah by G.F. Handel.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

 

Dec 8, 2019 3:00PM

Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony: Messiah by G.F. Handel

Segerstrom Center Costa Mesa

 

Sat, Dec 21, 2019 8:00 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale and chamber orchestra: Messiah by G.F. Handel

Walt Disney Concert Hall 

Messiah Sing-a-long

Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PS

North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble: Messiah Sing-Along

Hermosa Beach,

 

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 7:30pm

El Camino College orchestra, organ, soloists and audience sing-a-long: Messiah Sing-Along Messiah by G.F. Handel

Campus Theatre at El Camino College Torrance

 

Monday 9 December 2019  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Santa Clarita Master Chorale and audience sing-a-long:  Messiah Sing Along  Messiah by G.F. Handel

Valencia United Methodist Church Santa Clarita,

 

Fri, Dec 13, 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Westwood Master Choir and audience sing-a-long: Messiah Sing-Along Messiah by G.F. Handel

Westwood Presbyterian Church

Sunday  December 15   2019 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Worship Center  choir and chamber symphony: Messiah Sing-Along Messiah by G.F. Handel

Worship Center Pasadena

 

Wed, Dec 18, 2019 7:30 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale and audience sing-a-long: 39th Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Messiah by G.F. Handel

Walt Disney Concert Hall 

[chronological calendar]

Sunday December 1  1030 Am (prelude) 11AM service   (partial repeat Dec 7 in Wilmington)

Commercium Musicum and members of Wessex Consort and FBCG choir: Renaissance music for Advent 1 service

 The Advent 1  service of FBCG features service music of Iberia performed on Renaissance instruments, including shawms, dulcian, sackbuts, recorders, harp, agpipes, drums.

Program: Prelude - O admirabile commercium (Adrian Willaert) & Tulerunt Lapides (Manuel Cardoso); Anthem: Redemptoris Mater a 5 (Tomás Luis de Victoria); Chrismon - Ecce Dominus veniet (Tomás Luis de Victoria); Offertory - O Quam suavis est Domine spiritus tuus (Lodovico Grossi da Viadana) - featuring  the newly renovated organ and a dedicated rank in Renaissance temperament, sung by Soo Bin Kwan; Postlude – Alta Capella loud band Renaissance Christmas music

First Baptist Church of Glendale 209 N Louise St, Glendale, CA 91206

Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble: Messiah Sing-Along

This is your opportunity to join in and sing with wonderful singers and musicians. Hosted by St. Cross Episcopal Church and North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble. An event not to be missed!

tickets: donation at door

St. Cross Episcopal Church 1818 Monterey Blvd, Hermosa Beach, California 90254

info: https://www.facebook.com/events/404959513722298/

 

 

Friday, December 6, 2019 8:00 PM.

 

 

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia : Terpsichore: Michael Praetorius and the Muse of Dance

Rotem Gilbert, director.  A concert featuring music from Terpsichore, with great dances collected, composed, and arranged by Michael Praetorius. FREE

USC Newman Hall 700 Childs Way, Los Angeles 90089. For the nearest parking structure to the hall, enter campus on McCarthy Way. 

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 7:30pm

El Camino College orchestra, organ, soloists: Messiah Sing-Along Messiah by G.F. Handel

Joanna Medawar Nachef, director

A family and community tradition back by popular demand, the annual Messiah Sing-Along features organ, orchestra and professional soloists with you as the chorus. This event packs the house every year! Bring your own score or pick one up at the door. Admission is FREE!

Tickets: FREE

Campus Theatre at El Camino College Center for the Arts 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard

Torrance, CA 90506

Info: https://elcaminotickets.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=2052&p=1

Saturday, 12/07/2019  7:30 PM (partial repeat Sunday  Dec. 1 in Glendale)

Commercium Musicum and Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church: Marian Motets from the Iberian Renaissance

Renaissance Commercium Musicum will be participating in the celebration of a Tridentine Low Mass for the Immaculate Conception, featuring Marian motets from the Iberian Renaissance for voices and period instruments. This is an opportunity to hear glorious music in the setting for which it was intended.

After a successful collaboration with Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble on "A German Renaissance Roadshow," Commercium Musicum is embarking on a new journey: presenting the glorious liturgical music of the Renaissance in the setting for which it was intended. The first effort will be a presentation of Marian motets from the Iberian Renaissance for voices and period instruments, part of a Tridentine Low Mass for the Immaculate Conception to be celebrated at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Wilmington.

Commercium Musicum has selected sacred music from Spanish masters Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales, as well as their lesser-known colleagues Mateo Flecha el Joven and Alonso Pérez de Alba. Portugal will be represented by composers Manuel Cardoso and Pedro de Escobar. Beyond Iberia, Commercium Musicum will perform pieces by European masters Orlando di Lasso, Adrian Willaert, Claudio Monteverdi, and Lodovico Grossi da Viadana.

Vocal soloists will join the core instruments of Commercium Musicum – recorders, sackbuts, dulcian, and positif organ – complemented by harp.

The sanctuary of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church offers an ideal venue for the voices and instruments of Commercium Musicum, with a beautiful interior and a highly resonant space.

FREE

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church 515 West Opp Street Wilmington CA 90744

For more information, please e-mail CommerciumMusicum@gmail.com

https://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Marian-Motets-from-the-Iberian-Renaissance-Saints-Peter-Paul-Catholic-Church

https://www.facebook.com/CommerciumMusicum

 

SATURDAY, December 7, 2019, 4 pm

La Mer Consort:  "Music for the Holidays"

The program will feature winter madrigals, music from the American Recorder Society, and some Christmas pieces.  The program will include recorders, dancers, flute, crumhorn, violin and percussion.  The ensemble performs on authentic instruments and in costume.

Please note this concert is on Saturday rather than our normal Sunday concert.

Trinity Lutheran Church 11th and Rowell Manhattan Beach

http://www.besidethesea.org/directions.

Saturday, December 7th  7:30 PM (repeats Dec 8 in Pasadena)

Kontrapunktus Baroque Ensemble: Stylus Fantasticus featuring ANDREW McINTOSH (Baroque Violin) and JOHN LENTI (Lute)

Kontrapunnktus presents these acclaimed musicians in a SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT

Kontrapunktus will be presenting a unique and special musical offering saluting the forefathers of Baroque music.  An intimate trio of highly acclaimed Baroque musicians consisting of harpsichordist, Ian Pritchard, violinist, Andrew McIntosh, and lutenist, John Lenti, will perform rare pieces from Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Dieterich Buxtehude, and Girolamo Frescobaldi, among others.  A poignant, riveting, and indelible performance is in store for all who attend. 

This Performance Is Made Possible In Part by the City of Culver City and Its Cultural Affairs Commission, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program with Support from Sony Pictures Entertainment

ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE, ticket reservations/registration:

https://www.kontrapunktus.com/concerts?utm_campaign=8d2df10c-bf57-4df7-8757-de4584a37a0b&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=2ca7bb86-c8ff-4c48-8a52-7e02adde8b63

Culver City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11828 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Sat., Dec. 7, 4:00PM (repeats Sun., Dec. 8, 3:00PM )

The Meistersingers of Orange County and period instrument chamber orchestra: Messiah by G.F. Handel

Featuring an authentic time-period orchestra. The Meistersingers, under the baton of Brian Dehn, will stun your ears with the beauty and awe of Handel’s Messiah. professional soloists from among the Meistersingers themselves. Not only will it be featuring the “energetic and awesome power” of the 36 voice choir, but the orchestra will be entirely composed of time period instruments from the 18th century!

Please join us as we sing the Hallelujah Chorus, and sing with us during our orchestral sing along, allowing a jaw dropping beginning to the Holiday season.

Written in 1742, Handel advertised the piece as "A Sacred Oratorio" to diffuse the objections many operatic composers received at the time that their subject matter was too suggestive or racy. One reason it was debuted in Dublin rather than London was to stay away from Anglican bishops whom he beleived would protest it.

Ticket Information: $25 General Admission, $15 for students 12+, children free

Claremont United Church of Christ  233 Harrison Ave., Claremont

Info: https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Meistersingers-131361450128/

https://meistersingers.net

Sunday, December 8th  2 PM (repeats Dec 7)

Kontrapunktus Baroque Ensemble: Stylus Fantasticus featuring ANDREW McINTOSH (Baroque Violin) and JOHN LENTI (Lute)

     see Dec 7 listing for  concert details

ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE

This production is proudly presented in conjunction with the support of the Colburn Foundation and the generous support of our donors

info: https://www.kontrapunktus.com/events/kontrapunktus-presents-stylus-fantasticus-1

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

Sun., Dec. 8, 3:00PM  (repeats Sat., Dec. 7, 4:00PM)

The Meistersingers of Orange County and period instrument chamber orchestra: Messiah by G.F. Handel

      See Sat., Dec. 7 listing for concert info

Ticket Information: $25 General Admission, $15 for students 12+, children free

Anaheim United Methodist Church  1000 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim

Info: https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Meistersingers-131361450128/

https://meistersingers.net

 

Sun, December 8, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dream Orchestra and the Cathedral Choir : Messiah by G.F. Handel.

All time favorite and celebratory Holiday / Christmas music, Handel's Messiah is coming to the Cathedral, Los Angeles. Featuring world class soloists, the Cathedral Choir (Director of Music, Joseph Bazyouros) all professional, Opera Chorus of Los Angeles and Dream Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Suk. Soloists: So Young Park, soprano; Taylor Raven, mezzo-soprano; Arnold Geis, tenor; Steve Pence, bass

Tickets: $20 – $40

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

Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handels-messiah-at-the-cathedral-of-our-lady-of-the-angels-tickets-76411961233

 

Dec 8, 2019 3:00PM

Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony: Messiah by G.F. Handel

ARTISTS: Robert Istad, guest conductor’; Elissa Johnston, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Derek Chester, tenor; Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone; Pacific Chorale — Robert Istad, artistic director; Pacific Symphony

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.

Tickets: $41 - $199

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

Monday 9 December 2019  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Santa Clarita Master Chorale:  Messiah Sing Along  Messiah by G.F. Handel

Don't miss out on our 4th annual Messiah Sing-Along. Combine your voice with the Master Chorale, orchestra, and featured soloists selected from the music department of California State University Northridge along with Artistic Director, Allan Petker. Hallelujah!

Tickets: $15-$20

Valencia United Methodist Church 25718 McBean Parkway, Santa Clarita, 91355

https://www.evensi.us/santa-clarita-master-chorale-messiah-sing-along-2019/34226651

Friday, December 13th 8:00 PM (repeats  Saturday December 14th in LA)

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: A Baroque Christmas

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

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

Fri, Dec 13, 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Westwood Master Choir and audience sing-a-long: Messiah Sing-Along Messiah by G.F. Handel

Westwood Presbyterian Church’s Music at Westwood's annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” will be held on Friday evening, December 13, 2019, at 8 pm. The audience will join the Westwood Master Choir, six esteemed vocal soloists and the Westwood Chamber Symphony, forming a 150-voice choir as part of the traditional “Messiah Sing-Along,” one of the few events of this kind in greater Los Angeles. The “Messiah” vocal soloists are Christina Borgioli, Justin Brunette, Devon Davidson, Nandani Maria Sinha, Matthew Lewis, and Scott Noonan. The entire evening, under the baton of music director Dan Redfeld.

Tickets: $10

Westwood Presbyterian Church 10822 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024

Free parking is available adjacent to the church.

Info: www.westwoodpres.org

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-at-westwood-presents-messiah-sing-along-2019-tickets-77412594153

Saturday December 14th 7:00 PM (repeats  Friday, December 13th in Long Beach)

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: A Baroque Christmas

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles  540 S. Commonwealth Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90020  Located on the corner of 6th and Commonwealth

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

December 15   2019 Sunday  6:30 - 8:30 pm

Worship Center  choir and chamber symphony: Messiah Sing-Along Messiah by G.F. Handel

Pasadena's favorite singalong Messiah returns for the 24th year! Director Duane Funderburk leads audience members in Handel's masterpiece, assisted by soloists Tiffany Rivette, Dianne Harmel,  Jon Lee Keenan, Eric Carampatan, and a 100+ voice choir and chamber symphony. Tickets: No tickets needed; a freewill offering will be taken. Childcare for ages birth to 5 years old will be available.

Worship Center 393 N Lake Ave Pasadena, CA 91101

For more information contact worship@lakeave.org

Info: https://www.lakeave.org/events/messiah-sing-along-2019?evid=2172

Wed, Dec 18, 2019 7:30 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale and audience sing-a-long: 39th Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Messiah by G.F. Handel

Our popular do-it-yourself version of Handel’s Messiah, where the audience is the chorus, returns. This will be the 39th 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!

Grant Gershon, conductor; Chamber orchestra, soloists, audience is the chorus; Andrea Zomorodian, soprano; Shabnam Kalbasi, mezzo-soprano; Jon Lee Keenan, tenor; Abdiel Gonzalez, bass

Tickets: $25-$85

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

https://lamasterchorale.org/sing-along

Friday, December 20, 2019 7PM  (repeats Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22)

Bach Collegium San Diego : G.F. HANDEL • MESSIAH

First United Methodist Church of San Diego, Mission Valley

More info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org

December 20th at 8:00 pm

Cattus Quartet  in Candellight: Baroque Christmas Compositions

Program:

    Corelli, Christmas Concerto, Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8

    Arvo Part, Summa

    Bach, Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

    Charpentier, In nativitatem Domini canticum, H. 416

    Torelli, Giuseppe, Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.8 No.6

    Vivaldi, Winter from Four Seasons

    Greensleeves (traditional)

    Bach, Double Concerto in D minor, 2nd mvt.

    Traditional Holiday Classics: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Santa Baby, and more!

What it's all about

Welcome in Christmas time with this special Candlelight performance featuring some of Baroque’s masterpieces. This performance is perfect for anyone who is looking for a unique classical music performance, romantic candlelit experience, or a relaxing evening with the family! You don’t need to know all things Baroque to enjoy the evening,

simply sit back and savor the beautiful atmosphere and pieces you’ll hear. Walk into one of Los Angeles’s historical buildings where the walls will be flickering by candlelight to create the most magical experience you’ve ever had!

A very intimate atmosphere will be created, as there will be candles that will illuminate the room. For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.

Calm your mind and experience classical music in a new light with these sensational concerts by candlelight in some of Los Angeles’ most beautiful churches. Simply known as Candlelight, this event invites everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach, in an intimate atmosphere. And after having enormous success around the world—in cities like London, Manchester, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, and NYC — this Fever Original has finally made its way to the West Coast!

Tickets: $35-$50 Seats are assigned upon arrival based on the type of ticket you have purchased.

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

Info:

https://secretlosangeles.com/classical-music-by-candlelight-in-a-stunning-la-church/?fbclid=IwAR25bRCqeCHx_r0nqs154fpFs0Z-0cHix3YqdGHycDnrQHMP2rAmqyr1Jvo

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Sat, Dec 21, 2019 8:00 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale and chamber orchestra: Messiah by G.F. Handel

The perennially popular Handel’s Messiah jubilantly conducted by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, and sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale is a Christmas concert experience not to be missed. Grant Gershon, conductor; 48 voices, chamber orchestra; April Amante, soprano; Callista Hoffman-Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Todd Strange, tenor ; Chung Uk Lee, bass

Tickets: $29-$189

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

https://lamasterchorale.org/messiah

 

Saturday 21 December 2019  4:30 PM  (repeats December 22 4:30 pm)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra  and Long Beach Camerata Singers:  Messiah by G.F. Handel

The Saturday afternoon concert will begin with a short program of holiday music and sing-along!

Tickets : $35-$45

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

Info: https://longbeachcameratasingers.org/event/handels-messiah-2/

 

Sunday December 22 4:30 pm (repeats Saturday 21 December 2019  4:30 PM ) 

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra  and Long Beach Camerata Singers:  Messiah by G.F. Handel

     See Saturday 21 December listing for concert info

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

Info: https://longbeachcameratasingers.org/event/handels-messiah/

Saturday, December 21, 2019 7PM (repeats Friday, December 20, and Sunday, December 22)

Bach Collegium San Diego : G.F. HANDEL • MESSIAH

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff

More info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org

 

Sunday, December 22, 2019 7PM  (repeats Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21)

Bach Collegium San Diego : G.F. HANDEL • MESSIAH

Baker-Baum Concert Hall, The Conrad Performing Arts Center, La Jolla

More info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org

January 2020

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

JOUYSSANCE EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: Pacem: And He will bring us Peace

In turbulent times, we turn to song to bring us inspiration, contemplation and hope. For this year’s annual Twelfth Night concert, Jouyssance will perform Medieval and Renaissance works centered on the themes of Christ’s birth and Peace, including highlights from Palestrina, Josquin, Byrd, Victoria, Dunstable and others. Both concerts will be followed by a free reception featuring drinks and treats.

Concert Tickets cash/check/card at the door or in advance via link below):; $25 General Admission; $20 Senior / SCEMS member; $15 Student

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

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

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

JOUYSSANCE EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: Pacem: And He will bring us Peace

     see Jan 4  listing for info
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 122 South California Ave., Monrovia

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

Sunday, 12 January  3:30 pm
Concertino Italiano: Corelli, Vivaldi, Marcello, and Alessandro Scarlatti.

Sundays with Coleman Series now in its 116TH Season

Rinaldo Alessanrini founded his ensemble, Concerto Italiano, in 1984. Today it is recognized as a unique force in the interpretation of the Baroque music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Of its 2017 Carnegie Hall debut, Broadway World said “As soon as they started playing...I knew that all was right with the world—or, at least, for that moment, with these musicians, in this temple of music.”The array of critical awards received for its recordings confirms the outstanding quality of Concerto Italiano’s performances. As Gramophone noted, “There is perhaps no Baroque group around today that can do the simple and obvious things to such exciting effect.”

Admission: $20- $55

Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena (South of Del Mar Blvd). 

Call (626) 395-4652 for information.

https://www.caltech.edu/campus-life-events/master-calendar/concerto-italiano-20200112

https://www.facebook.com/pg/CaltechLive/events/?ref=page_internal

 

January 16, 2020 at 8:00pm (repeats January 17, 2020 at 8:00pm)

Los Angeles Philharmonic and Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor: Bach, Handel, and Telemann

Vibrant French conductor Emmanuelle Haïm – highly acclaimed as a performer and champion of the Baroque – collaborates with our Principal Concertmaster for two concertos, followed by Handel’s ambitious cantata, written before he moved to London. Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor ; Martin Chalifour, violin ; Sandrine Piau, soprano; Jarrett Ott, baritone

Program: BACH Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056R ; TELEMANN Violin Concerto in A, “The Frogs,” TWV 51:A4 ; HANDEL Apollo and Daphne

Tickets $20-$188

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

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian of Santa Monica

(repeats January 17, 2020, 7:30 pm, San Marino (Pasadena area))

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - Baroque Conversations 2 :“Baroque Brass III”

Michael Thornton, co-leader and horn

David Washburn, co-leader and trumpet

PROGRAM: BACH Fugue in B minor; VIVALDI Concerto in F major ; HANDEL Eternal Souce of Light Divine “Va tacito” from Julius Caesar; PURCELL “Sound the Trumpet” from Come ye Sons of Art,; MOLTER Symphony in C major; A. GABRIELI Ricercar del duodecimo tuono; A. SCARLATTI Mio tesoro per te moro

Tickets start at $52.  For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-20 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org

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

January 17, 2020 at 8:00pm (repeats January 16, 2020)

Los Angeles Philharmonic and Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor: Bach, Handel, and Telemann

            See Jan 16 for info

Tickets $20-$188

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

Friday, January 17, 2020, 7:30 pm, The Huntington

(repeats Thursday, January 16, 7:30 pm, Santa Monica)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - Baroque Conversations 2 :“Baroque Brass III”

     See Jan 16 for concert info

Tickets start at $52.  For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-20 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org

The Huntington  1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108
 

Tue 28 Jan (repeats Thu 30 Jan )

Los Angeles String Quartet in Candellight: Vivaldi

Program: "Four Seasons" by Vivaldi; Plus more yet to be announced!

What it's all about

Whether you’re looking for a beautifully unique classical music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performance is for you. You don’t need to know all things Vivaldi to enjoy the evening, simply sit back and savor the stunning atmosphere and pieces you’ll hear. Walk into one of Los Angeles’s historical buildings where the walls will be flickering by candlelight to create a magical atmosphere. Prepare to be taken into the clouds with Vivaldi’s most treasured masterpieces!

A very intimate atmosphere will be created, as there will be candles that will illuminate the room

Calm your mind and experience classical music in a new light with these sensational concerts by candlelight in some of Los Angeles’ most beautiful churches. Simply known as Candlelight, this event invites everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach, in an intimate atmosphere. And after having enormous success around the world—in cities like London, Manchester, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, and NYC — this Fever Original has finally made its way to the West Coast!

Duration: 60 minutes. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time

Tickets: $30-$45

Immanuel Presbyterian Cathedral 3300 Wilshire Blvd, 90010

Info

https://secretlosangeles.com/classical-music-by-candlelight-in-a-stunning-la-church/?fbclid=IwAR25bRCqeCHx_r0nqs154fpFs0Z-0cHix3YqdGHycDnrQHMP2rAmqyr1Jvo

January 29 12:00 NOON

Bach Collegium San Diego BACH AT NOON CONCERTS: LACHRYMÆ

Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae: Reflections on a song of Dowland Op. 48

Including airs and songs by John Dowland, John Coperario,

Thomas Campion, and Henry Purcell

All Souls' Episcopal Church in Point Loma.

Thu 30 Jan  (repeats Tue 28 Jan)

Los Angeles String Quartet in Candellight: Vivaldi

Program: "Four Seasons" by Vivaldi; Plus more yet to be announced!

            see Jan 28  listing for info

Tickets: $30-$45

Immanuel Presbyterian Cathedral 3300 Wilshire Blvd, 90010

Info :

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February 2020

 

Saturday, February 1, 2020   8:00pm

LA Camerata: Le Roman de Jeanne d'Arc (The Romance of Joan of Arc)

     Christine de Pizan’s Song of Joan of Arc  was written in 1429, at the height of Joan’s heroism, one year before her capture and two years before her execution. Christine, who also famously authored the Book of the City of Ladies, also passed away around this time. In the centennial year of Joan’s canonization, we will stage this text alongside French music from the period, striving to depict the virtues and pitfalls of Joan’s many complicated loves: of self, king, country, and God.

FEATURING: Corryn Cummins (actor), Amy K. Harmon (actor), Donnie Smith (actor), Marisa De Silva (voice), Rachelle Romero (voice & harp), Ariana Davis (voice), Tamzin Elliott (harp), Marylin Winkle (vielle), Erin Young (lute)

FREE ADMISSION (Donations kindly accepted) thanks to generous contributions from community partners.

UCLA Powell Library Rotunda

Parking: closest is Attendant-paid $10-$12 in Lot 5 off Sunset at Royce Dr; Self-parking ($6 for 2 hours) in Structure 4 off Sunset at Westwood Plz. and Structure 2 off Hilgard

Info: https://www.losangelescamerata.org/events/2020/2/1/le-roman-de-jeanne-darc-the-romance-of-joan-of-arc

February 1, 2020  7:30 PM 

Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, Fortepianist : Beethoven's The Diabelli Variations - Concert and Lecture

THE PERIOD PIANO COLLECTION Presents : Celebrating Beethoven's 250th with Period Instruments with Mike Cheng-Yu Lee who plays and discusses the Diabelli Variations on a McNulty Copy of an 1805 Walter fortepiano

     Awarded Second Prize and Audience Prize at the 2011 Westfield International Fortepiano Competition by a jury that included Robert Levin and the late Christopher Hogwood, fortepianist Mike Cheng-Yu Lee’s performances have since garnered attention for the fresh perspectives they bring to familiar repertoire. For his debut recital in Australia he received a rare five-star review in Limelight Magazine: “Try as one might, it was hard to avoid cliché responses like ‘stunning’, even ‘electrifying’. I don’t think I have heard a Mozart recital quite like this. I heard things in Mozart’s music I had never thought possible and certainly had never encountered before.” The Bloomington Herald Times additionally writes: “As a keyboard performer, Lee really is a major talent, no doubt about it; I expect press notices to start coming before long in praise of his musicianship.”

     Mike is an advocate of pianos that span the 18th- to the early 20th-centuries. Adept at working with both period and modern performers, he has appeared as fortepianist with the New World Symphony at the invitation of Michael Tilson Thomas and has collaborated with musicians from the Juilliard, Formosa, and Aizuri quartets, among others. As a fortepianist, he has appeared as guest artist at modern piano series (Grand Piano Series-FL, Silvermine Artists Series-CT, etc.) as well as both early and modern chamber music festivals (, 23Arts Festival-NY, Mayfest Chamber Music Festival-NY, the Bloomington Early Music Festival-IN, etc.).

     As a devoted and experienced teacher, he has performed and given masterclasses at the Royal Academy of Music, Yale School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Current projects include directing a five-part residency commissioned by Cornell University, with each focusing on a specific instrument from its renowend keyboard collection.

     Mike has served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University–Bloomington, Lecturer at the Australian National University, School of Music, and Director of the ANU Keyboard Institute. As a published scholar, he has presented on issues of performance practice, musical form, and musical embodiment at the Society for Music Theory, the European Music Analysis Conference, and the Society for Music Analysis.

      Mike studied at the Yale School of Music and holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Cornell University where he won the Donald J. Grout Memorial Dissertation Prize. His teachers have included Malcolm Bilson, Boris Berman, and the renowned Haydn scholar James Webster.

            Hole Memorial Auditorium 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy, Riverside, California 92515

http://www.periodpiano.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/474143446855117/

Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:00 pm

William Peterson Recital: organ  music by Buxtehude, Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Bruhns, and Franck.

William Peterson, former Pomona College Organist and Professor emeritus, presents a program of music by Buxtehude, Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Bruhns, and Franck.

      The Harry S. and Madge Rice Thatcher Emeritus Professor of Music, has played concerts throughout the United States from all-Bach recitals and programs of “French Music from the Time of World War I,” to contemporary works with “Composers from Claremont.” He has been heard on NPR’s “Pipedreams” and his most recent CD can be found on the Loft Recordings label, recorded on the Hill Memorial Organ, C.B. Fisk, Op. 117 in Bridges Hall of Music.

PROGRAM

Buxtehude:  Toccata in F Major (BuxWV 156)

Sweelinck:  Malle Sijmen

Sweelinck:  Onder een linde groen

Frescobaldi:  Toccata per l’Elevatione and Ricercar con obligo del Basso come appare from Messa delli Apostoli (Fiori musicali, 1635)

Frescobaldi:  Bergamasca

Bruhns:  Praeludium in G

Franck:  Suite No. 1 in C Major: 1, 2, 3, 4, Offertoire, from L’Organiste

Franck:  Choral No. III in A Minor

Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance.

Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music 150 E. Fourth Street

Event Contact Elizabeth Champion (909) 607-2671 elizabeth.champion@pomona.edu

https://www.pomona.edu/events/william-peterson-recital

Friday, February 7th 8:00 PM (repeats  Saturday, February 8 in Los Angeles)

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: 24 Hours in Versailles

Associate Music Director: Gonzalo X. Ruiz; Soprano: Molly Netter

     Featured soloist Molly Netter brings her vibrant soprano voice and effervescent charisma to this musical salute to King Louis IV, the "Sun King." This montage of selected works follows the king from early morning chants in the chapel, his elaborate walking rituals, garden parties, a private mass, and a lavish night of song and dance at the theater. Woodwinds, brass, and percussion will bring to life the many facets of the music of Versailles, from the most intimate to the grandest.

     Molly Netter enlivens complex and beautiful music, both old and new, with "clear, beautiful tone and vivacious personality" (NYTimes). Molly performed solo engagements with the GRAMMY Award-winning Boston Early Music Festival highlighting "Versailles.  Ms. Netter holds a Bachelor of Music degree in composition and contemporary voice from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Master's degree in early music voice and oratorio from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she studied with James Taylor. Between degrees, she taught English in Kyoto, Japan.

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

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

Saturday, February 8th 3:00 PM (repeats  Friday, February 7 in Long Beach)

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: 24 Hours in Versailles

        see Feb 7 listing for concert info

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles  540 S. Commonwealth Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90020  Located on the corner of 6th and Commonwealth

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 3:00pm

Daniil Trifonov, piano : works by Bach

Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, Daniil Trifonov’s performances are a perpetual source of awe. He has been declared, “without question the most astounding pianist of our age.” Join him as he plays through a program of baroque classics by Bach. Tickets: $45-$85.

Soka Performing Arts Center at 1 University Cir, Aliso Viejo.

information call (949) 553-2422 or visit https://philharmonicsociety.org/

Friday, February 14th,  8 pm

priSM: The Pomona College ConCerT  (discussed in a feature article in SCEMS Early Music News newsletter available at https://www.earlymusicla.org/newsletter)

artistic co-deiectors Donna M. Di Grazia, Adrien Redford, present an hour-long program that includes sacred and secular music from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England and Italy, pieces by Vaughan Williams and Elgar, and selections of early Americana: (Program subject to change)
Thomas Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis

John Taverner: Agnus Dei from Missa Corona spinea
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Kyrie fromMissa pro victoria
Orlando di Lasso: Tutto lo dì
Carlo Gesualdo: Dolcissima mia vita Giaches de Wert: Giunto alla tomba Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs
Jeremiah Ingalls: Northfield

Walker/Hauser: Invitation (new)
Oliver Holden: Cowper
William Billings: When Jesus wept
William Batchelder Bradbury: Angel Band Luca Marenzio: A la strada

Thomas Morley: Fyre! Fyre!
Jacob Arcadelt: Il bianco e dolce cigno Thomas Weelkes: Hark! All ye lovely saints above
Orlando di Lasso: Allala pia calia Thomas Weelkes: Gloria in excelsis Deo Elgar/Cameron: Lux aeterna

Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College (150 E. Fourth Street, Claremont, CA).

More info: prismensemble.org

E-mail PRISM at heyitsprism@gmail.com

Friday, February 21, 2020 7:30PM (repeats Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:30PM )

Bach Collegium San Diego : THE PLEASURES OF VERSAILLES

The Music of Charpentier, Sainte-Colombe, François Couperin, Lambert, and Rameau.

All Souls’ Episcopal Church, Point Loma

More info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org

 

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:30PM  (repeats Friday, February 21, 2020 7:30PM)

 Bach Collegium San Diego : THE PLEASURES OF VERSAILLES

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff

More info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org

Sunday February 23,  5:00pm

Tesserae: The Legend of Zelenka

During the Baroque, Dresden was one of the richest cultural centers of Europe. The Dresden court employed some of the finest musicians in Europe, and its musical activities attracted interest from across Europe, including that of Johann Sebastian Bach. Tesserae presents a program of chamber music written by and for these famed virtuosos, including music by Zelenka, Fasch, Veracini, Heinichen, Goldberg, Pisendel, and Hasse.

Stephen Hammer & Kathryn Montoya, baroque oboe; Clay Zeller-Townson, baroque bassoon ; Alex Opsahl, recorder; Andrew McIntosh & Heesun Choi, baroque violin; Andrew Waid, baroque viola; Leif Woodward, baroque 'cello; Josh Lee, viola da gamba & violone; Ian Pritchard, harpsichord

Tickets are $10/$25/$30. Due to limited seating, all tickets must be purchased in advance at www.tesseraebaroque.org.   Free admittance for all students and staff at MSMU.

Pompeiian Room, The Doheny Mansion10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Info www.tesseraebaroque.org

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25   7:30pm

Concerto Köln: "A Quattro Violini"

The San Diego Early Music Society is proud to present world-renowned Concerto Köln and their stunning program of concertos for two and four violins and strings by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Locatelli, and Geminiani. Featuring the group’s four concertmasters, this brilliant program will be an extended paean to the violin. 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

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/

Sunday March 1st, 3:30 pm arrival, 4:00 concert

The Broadwood Broads: Quiet PLEASE!!!

     Marischka Olech Hopcroft (Director) brings historical instrument practice to the 19th century, playing a 1867 Broadwood Short Drawing Room Grand piano with unique timbre, with Jaehuan Kim, countertenor, singing excerpts from Schubert's Winterreise (Winter Journey)(1828) including Die Leiermann with hurdy gurdy, and other guest artists playing quiet instruments: Bruce Teter, flageolet and meditative singing Tibetan bowls, Adam Gilberti, hammered dulcimer and Tibetan bowls, and Shannon Terry mbira from Zimbabwe and Tibetan bowls. Experience 19th century performance practice in an inspirational concert featuring Romantic works for piano performed on a tonally compelling English Broadwood piano, featuring transparency of texture and diversity in tonal colors. The ensemble "The Broadwood Broads" will perform contemplative pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Debussy. Wander around the enchanted crystal garden at 3:30, experience a poetry reading about Marvell's garden, and then the concert starts at 4 pm. Reception to follow. 

$20 suggested donation; space is limited so  RSVP at baroquemme@yahoo.com

at a private home

12426 Havelock Ave, Los Angeles (near Centinela Blvd and the 90 Marina Freeway) CA, 90066. Ample street parking on Havelock, Milton, or Centinela.

Friday, March 6  8:00 pm

USC Baroque Sinfonia: Tempest Toss’d-Theatrical Music of Restoration England

Adam Gilbert leads the Baroque Sinfonia in a performance featuring theatrical music from Restoration England with staged scenes from masques and comedies. FREE

USC Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

More info: https://music.usc.edu/events/details/?event-id=32141717873658

Saturday, March 7, 4 p.m. (repeats Sunday, March 8,  4 p.m. in South Pasedena )

Los Angeles Baroque & Kensington Baroque Orchestra: Game of Tones

see March 8 listing for info.

in San Diego

for more info  losangelesbaroque.org

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8 PM – 9:30 PM

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Madre, la de los primores: Sounds Around Mexican Convents

Directed by Marylin Winkle. Highlighting music written for the Convento de Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion, the Convento de Nuestra Senora Santa Ines del Monte, and by women composers Sor. Juana Ines de la Cruz and Maria Joachina Rodrigues.  FREE

UCLA Powell Library rotunda 220 Powell Library Building, Los Angeles, California 90095

Parking: closest is Attendant-paid $10-$12 in Lot 5 off Sunset at Royce Dr; Self-parking ($6 for 2 hours) in Structure 4 off Sunset at Westwood Plz. and Structure 2 off Hilgard

SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH,  12:00 PM – 5:10PM

Metropolitan Opera telecast: George Frideric Handel's Agrippina

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in cinemas with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius. Conducted by Harry Bicket.
Running time: 4 hours and 10 minutes. In Italian, with English subtitles. 

There will be a pre-opera discussion from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.,

hosted by Ken Cazan, Chair of Vocal Arts and Opera and Resident Stage Director.  The Met Broadcast of Handel's Agrippina will begin at 1:00 P.M.

Open to the public. Admission is free, electronic reservations are required.

 NOW ACCEPTING RSVPs: https://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=51402

The theater will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity and the RSVP lists will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no reserved seating

The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

All info at the RSVP website above

Sunday, March 8,  7 p.m. (repeats Sunday, March 14in Tarzana)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble : A Pilgrimage in Song-Canterbury Tales on the Road

In honor of Early Music Month, Jouyssance revives last season’s hit program, The Canterbury Tales: A Pilgrimage in Song. A variety of sacred, secular and even bawdy early choral music will be woven together with narrative performances. Works by composers such as Tallis,  Dunstable, Fayrfax and Power help illustrate Chaucer's memorable tales. FREE

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

More info: Joussance.org

Sunday, March 8,  4 p.m. (repeats Saturday, March 7, 4 p.m. in San Diego)

Los Angeles Baroque & Kensington Baroque Orchestra: Game of Tones

LAB and KBO team up for a weekend of music-making, Baroque community orchestra style, with performances in San Diego (7th) and South Pasadena (8th) for Early Music Month. Join us for a jovial battle of the community bands of North and South, with puzzles in music by Bach (Goldberg Variations and canons), Handel's Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 5, Telemann Recorder and Flute Concerto, an overture by Campra, and Tomkins’s Hexachord Fantasia on “Ut-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La.” Los Angeles Baroque is a recipient of an Early Music America Mini-Grant for this project.  

FREE, but donations at the door are gratefully accepted at both concerts.

St James’ Episcopal Church, South Pasadena (Sunday, March 8)

More info: losangelesbaroque.org

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian of Santa Monica CANCELLED/POSTPONED tbd

(repeats Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:30 pm, San Marino (Pasadena area))

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – Baroque Conversations 3 : “Border Crossings”

Patricia Mabee, leader and harpsichord

PROGRAM: 

VILLA-LOBOS Assobio a Jato (The Jet Whistle)

PLA Sonata IV

ENRIQUE GONZALEZ-MEDINA Concierto barroco

DE MURCIA Gaitas

DE MURCIA Danzas

MISÓN Sonata A Solo Flauta e Basso   

ANONYMOUS Sonata Chiquitana IV

SANZ Canarios-Jacaras

ANONYMOUS Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta           

Tickets start at $52.  For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-20 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org

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

Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:30 pm, The HuntingtonCANCELLED/POSTPONED tbd

 (repeats Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:30 pm,Santa Monica)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – Baroque Conversations 3 :  “Border Crossings”

     See March 12 for concert info

Tickets start at $52.  For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-20 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org

The Huntington  1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108

March 14, 2020, 8:00PM, CANCELLED

L.A. Camerata The Rape Kit featuring poet Terri Witek

with readings and historically informed musical performances

"The Rape Kit," featuring author and Slope Editions Prize award-winning Terri Witek, will juxtapose new poetry with historically informed musical performances to depict centuries of movement through a culture that creates and sustains "ordinary violence."

Terri Witek (author & performer), Corryn Cummins (actor), Amy K. Harmon (actor), Donnie Smith (actor), Ariel Pisturino (voice), Sarah Reynolds (voice), Joo Lee (baroque violin), Farrah O’Shea (baroque violin), Evan Hesketh (baroque viola), Marylin Winkle (viola da gamba & baroque cello), & Emilio Cuenca (harpsichord). Co-Directors.

Free, thanks to generous contributions from community partners, and donations will be accepted in advance and at the door.

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

Art Share L.A. Gallery, 801 E. 4th Place

Sunday, March 15, 4 p.m. (repeats Sunday, March 8 in Claremont) CANCELLED

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble : A Pilgrimage in Song-Canterbury Tales on the Road

     See March 8 listing for concert info, FREE

St. James Presbyterian Church 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana

More info: Joussance.org

Sunday March 15th, 4:00pm (repeats Sunday March 1st in West LA)   CANCELLED

The Broadwood Broads: Quiet PLEASE!! 

Thursday March 19–Wednesday, March 25, various locations and times. Events are listed here in chronological order

CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS

Bach in the Subways 2020

For J.S. Bach’s 335th birthday on March 21 musicians around the world will unite to perform free Bach in subways & public spaces, all day & all night, to share our love for our art form and sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers. Musicians, organizers, and everyone else who wishes to spread the joy of Bach are invited to join us! Solos, ensembles, flashmobs and Bach marathons are all encouraged. Join us as we fill the world with Bach!

For more information visit bachinthesubways.org

March 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jazz Guitar Bach

Duet of Jazz guitar and electric bass, plays many of the 15 two part inventions plus some minuetes and gavottes

Montrose Farmers Market. 2323 Honolulu Ave. in front of the B of A. Park on Broadview Ave. below the bank.

https://bachinthesubways.org/performance/jazz-guitar-bach/

March 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cantabile String Ensemble

PROGRAM: Brandenburg 3, Selections from the Sinfonias and Musical Offering, Double Violin Concerto, Suite #3

Glendale metro station 400 W Cerritos Ave, Glendale, CA, USA

https://bachinthesubways.org/performance/cantabile-string-ensemble/

March 22, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles

Guitar and violin PROGRAM Double Violin Concerto in D minor, Now Let Us To The Bag Pipes Sound, Musette, Minuet, Gavotte in G minor.…

14201 Huston Street, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

https://bachinthesubways.org/performance/suzuki-music-program-of-los-angeles/

March 24, 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

CSU-Long Beach Collegium Musicum

Bach/Varge Saraband and Bourree for cello ensemble, Harpsichord Concerto in D (BWV 1054) (Arvin-Ur Gantumur, harpsichord), Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (BWV 1048), Orchestral Suite No. 1 (BWV 1066), Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 (Cole Perez, violin; Elvin Schlanger and Grace Sledd, flutes)

The Collegium Musicum is the early music student performance ensemble of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University-Long Beach

Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA, USA

Daniel Recital Hall: Enter campus near 6340 E Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815

https://bachinthesubways.org/performance/csu-long-beach-collegium-musicum/

March 25, 2020. 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

David Garrett, cello

Suites for Solo Cello numbers 4, 5, and 6, plus the Bach/Varga Chaconne for cello quartet.

David Garrett is a cellist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a faculty member at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU-LB. This concert surveys the second half of Bach’s Suites for solo cello and also includes Laszlo Varga’s transcription for cello quartet of the Bach Chaconne. For the Chaconne, Garrett is joined by Jisun Jung, Annamarie Kasper, and Yosef Feinberg.

Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA, USA

Daniel Recital Hall: Use campus entrance near 6340 E Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815

http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/areas/string-studies/david-garrett.php

https://bachinthesubways.org/performance/david-garrett-cello/

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March 21st, 2020, at 8:00 PM. CANCELLED/POSTPONED tbd

LA Bach: celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 335th birthday

LA Bach draws upon the wealth of professional Baroque musicians in the Los Angeles area to present compelling performances of music by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. 

Program: Bach’s best-loved sacred cantatas, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (BWV 106) and Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140); another ravishing sacred aria, Vergnügte Ruh (BWV 170); and virtuosic solo works for violin and organ.

Founder Stephen Hammer has been the long-time principal oboist of the Boston Handel and Haydn Society and the Bach Ensemble (Joshua Rifkin, director). He performs with the American Bach Soloists, the Washington Bach Consort, Tesserae, and Musica Angelica; and is artistic director of the Blue Hill Bach festival in Maine. He has made more than 200 recordings of early music.

Andrea Zomorodian soprano;  Bradley Sharpe  alto; Daniel Coy Babcock tenor;  John Buffett bass; YuEun Kim & Ken Aiso violins; Andrew Justice viola; Leif Woodward cello & viola da gamba;  Josh Lee violone & viola da gamba; Alexandra Opsahl recorder & cornetto; Stephen Hammer recorder, oboe & oboe d’amore; Claire Brazeau oboe;  Lot Demeyer  tenor oboe; Ian Pritchard & Jeffrey Parola  organ

FREE;reception generously provided by the congregation of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

St. Thomas the Apostle Church7501 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

More information  http://labach.org

March 25 12:00 NOON

Bach Collegium San Diego BACH AT NOON CONCERTS: ACTUS TRAGICUS. CANCELLED

François Couperin: Deuxième Leçon de ténèbres 

J.S. Bach: Cantata: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit BWV 106

All Souls' Episcopal Church in Point Loma.

Friday, March 27th  to Sunday, March 29   see individual listings below. CANCELLED

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: Southern California Bach Festival

Friday, March 27th 8:00-9:15 PM

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: Bach Suite and Concerti

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles  540 S. Commonwealth Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90020  Located on the corner of 6th and Commonwealth

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

Saturday, March 28th 2:00-3:15 P

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: Virtuoso Bach

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles  540 S. Commonwealth Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90020  Located on the corner of 6th and Commonwealth

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

Saturday, March 28th 5:00 PM  (repeats Sunday, March 29th)

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: St Matthew Passion

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles  540 S. Commonwealth Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90020  Located on the corner of 6th and Commonwealth

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

Sunday, March 29th 2:00 PM (repeats  Saturday, March 28th)

Musica Angelica baroque Orchestra: St Matthew Passion

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles  540 S. Commonwealth Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90020  Located on the corner of 6th and Commonwealth

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

Director Martin Haselbock introduces the entire 2019-2020 season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaR8T2lm_o&feature=youtu.be

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Saturday  March on 28  at 7:30 p.m (repeats March 29 in Altadena) CANCELLED/POSTPONED tbd

Pasadena Master Chorale : Josquin, Pange Lingua Mass

Presented to you on a Listen First, Then Give basis. At the end of the concert, make a donation, as you are moved, as you are able.

Be sure to reserve your seat early, as seating is limited.

To RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pange-lingua-mass-saturday-tickets-90093872197

St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 151 South Hill Ave, South Pasadena, 91106. 

More info https://www.pasadenamasterchorale.org

Sunday March on 29    at 4:00 p.m.   (repeats March 28 in  South Pasedena) CANCELLED/POSTPONED tbd

Pasadena Master Chorale : Josquin, Pange Lingua Mass

     See March 28 listing for info

This benefit performance will be presented in one of our favorite acoustic spaces, the intimate and reverberant Altadena Community Church.

Tickets $25. Seating is limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets early. This is expected to sell out!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pange-lingua-mass-sunday-special-benefit-performance-tickets-90096433859

Altadena Community Church, 943 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena 91001

More info https://www.pasadenamasterchorale.org

April 2020

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11 AM – 4 PM CANCELLED

  • Wessex Consort and the Guild of St GeorgeL Shakespeare Day at the Huntington 

  • Performing in the Shakespeare Garden, these costumed performers provide song, dance, and instrumental music.

  • The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Sunday April 5, 3:00 p.m.  CANCELLED

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble: Inspired by Goethe

   A concert of German Lieder to honor the late Edith Potter, founding Board member of Con Gioia and Prof. emerita of German, Scripps College, on the 100th anniversary of her birth.  Lieder on texts by the great German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832). Music for voices and fortepiano by Goethe’s close friends and contemporaries: Carl Friedrich Zelter, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Duchess Anna Amalia of Saxe-Weimar, Mozart, Bettine von Arnim, Beethoven, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel,

Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Schubert.

Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano; Nate Widelitz, tenor; John Buffett, baritone; Preethi de Silva, fortepiano; Roswitha Burwick, narrator

Admission free (doors open at 2:30 p.m.)

Balch Auditorium Scripps College 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711

For further information see www.congioia.org or call (909) 624-0638

Wednesday, April 8, 8:00 pm

Boston Baroque

Soprano Yulia Van Doren, who’s carved out an impressive niche for herself on the early-music scene, teams up with the country’s oldest and most respected period-instrument orchestra for a blockbuster performance of music popular in the 1700s. Stay tuned for the finale, featuring Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, composed for a massive British celebration in 1749, at which said pyrotechnic display accidentally set the concert pavilion — and a woman’s clothes — ablaze.

Program

CORELLI Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 6, No. 6

VIVALDI Nulla in mundo pax sincera

BACH Concerto for Three Violins in D major, BWV 1064R

RAMEAU Suite from Platée

BACH Orchestral Suite No. 4, BWV 1069

 Tickets $32 - $51

Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, United States

More info https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/749/2020-04-08/boston-baroque

Friday, April 17 1:00 pm

USC Musicology Forum: Una voce poco fauntil the performance!

Part of the Musicology Forum Lecture series, professor Cathy Ann Elias of De Paul University discusses madrigals by little-known composers from southern Italy, Una voce poco fa—until the performance! Restoring the madrigals of Pietro Havente and Don Salvadore di Cataldo.

FREE

Doheny Memorial Library (DML)

More info: https://music.usc.edu/events/?category=Musicology

 

Saturday, April 18 7:30 pm

USC Collegium Workshop: Italian Madrigals Lost and Found

Adam Gilbert leads the USC Collegium Workshop in madrigals and laudi spirituali from 16th-century Italy, including reconstructions of madrigals with lost and missing voices. FREE

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

More info: https://music.usc.edu/events/details/?event-id=32194311055189

 

Sat, Apr 18 7:30 PM (repeats Apr 19, 25)

Kontrapunktus presents THE RETURN OF THE BACHS

We return with an encore to our popular 2018 Winter program with a presentation of new masterworks from the master, Johann Sebastian Bach, and his three acclaimed sons-Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christian Bach.

 

Dr. Ian Pritchard leads an ensemble comprised of some for finest young classical musicians in the world-many who hail from the prestigious Colburn School.

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church

more info : www.kontrapunktus.com

Sun, Apr 19  3PM(repeats Apr 18, 25)

Kontrapunktus presents THE RETURN OF THE BACHS

see Apr 18 listing

Cal Heights United Methodist Church

more info : www.kontrapunktus.com

Wednesday, April 22, 8:00 pm (repeats April 24, 26)

USC Thornton Opera and USC Thornton Symphony: Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto

The USC Thornton Opera, in collaboration with the USC Thornton Symphony, presents 17th century gem La Calisto. With a libretto by Cavalli and Giovanni Faustini, La Calisto is a combination of two myths from Ovid: Jupiter's seduction of Calisto, and Diana's adventure with Endymion.

USC Bing Theatre (BIT)

More info: https://music.usc.edu/events/details/?event-id=32194387527101

 

Friday, April 24, 8:00 pm (repeats April 22, 26)

USC Thornton Opera and USC Thornton Symphony: Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto

     See April 22 listing for info

 

Sat, Apr 25 7:30pm  (repeats Apr 18, 19)

Kontrapunktus presents THE RETURN OF THE BACHS

    see Apr 18 listing

Culver City Seventh-day Adventist Church

more info : www.kontrapunktus.com


Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm  (repeats April 22, 24)

USC Thornton Opera and USC Thornton Symphony: Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto

     See April 22 listing for info

Wednesday, April 29,  8:00pm (repeats Sunday May 3, 2020 - 7:30PM in Los Angeles)

Les Violons Du Roy with Avi Avital Mandolin : Works by Bach and Vivaldi

Avi Avital, whose astonishing virtuosity has established him as a star on the international classical music scene and a driving force behind the reinvigoration of the mandolin repertory, joins Les Violons du Roy in works by Bach and Vivaldi. 

Jonathan Cohen, conductor. Blistering Baroque artistry from mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and the Canadian ensemble.

Program:

VIVALDI Mandolin Concerto in C, RV 425

BACH Excerpts from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080

BACH Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI Lute Concerto in D, RV 93 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531

BACH Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 (arr. and transcr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

Tickets: $28-$268.

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa.

information call (949) 553-2422 or visit https://philharmonicsociety.org/ 

May 2020

 

Friday, May 1, 8:00 PM;

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: La Barca di Venetia per Padova

Adam Knight Gilbert, director

A concert featuring Italian madrigals, madrigal comedies, and virtuosic instrumental music from Italy ca. 1600, featuring Banchieri’s raucous madrigal comedy La Barca di Venetia per Padova.

USC Newman Hall

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

May 2nd at 7:30 PM (repeats May 3rd at 3 PM in Laguna Niguel)

Kontrapunktus: “The London Scene” 

Torrance Ascension Lutheran Church has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM. 

more info : www.kontrapunktus.com

Sunday, May 3rd at 3 PM.  (repeats May 2nd at 7:30 PM in Torrance)

Kontrapunktus: “The London Scene” 

Laguna Niguel Mission Lutheran Church

more info : www.kontrapunktus.com

Sunday May 3, 2020 - 7:30PM  (repeats Wednesday April  29,  8:00pm in Costa Mesa)

Les Violons du Roy with Avi Avital, mandolin

      See April 29 listing for info

Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, United States

More info: https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/768/2020-05-03/les-violons-du-roy

Friday, May 15, 2020 7PM (repeats Saturday, May 16, 2020 7PM)

Bach Collegium San Diego: J.S. BACH • ST. MATTHEW PASSION

First United Methodist Church of San Diego, Mission Valley

More info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org

 

Saturday, May 16, 2020 7PM  (repeats  Friday, May 15, 2020 7PM)

Bach Collegium San Diego: J.S. BACH • ST. MATTHEW PASSION

Saints. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff

More info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org

ONLINE EVENT:

SUNDAY, MAY 24 4:00

Guts Baroque live on YouTube: The 18th-Century Viol: The Legacy of Marin Marais. 

Prepare to be transported to the court of Versailles, to dance and be moved by the gentle, refined, and elegant music of the French baroque! Marin Marais is the most beloved composer by players of the viola da gamba. He lived and worked for Louis XIV at the height of the French baroque era, and his music exemplifies the grace and delicacy of French music, as defined by his friend and colleague Jean Baptiste Lully. His five books of Pieces de Viole contain hundreds of dances, fantasies and character pieces, organized into suites by key. The techniques, decorations and musical idioms contained in these pieces were passed along by Marais to his students, several of whom became renowned viol players and composers themselves. These students include Charles Dolle, Jacques Morel, Louis de Caix-d’Hervelois, and of course his son Roland Marais. Our program includes: Marais’ Suite d’un Gout Etranger, or Suite in a Foreign Taste; his son Roland Marais’ Suite in C, amiable and friendly; his student Dollé’s Tombeau de Marais le Père, a memorial for the great teacher after his death; and contemporary Dauvergne’s Opus 2 Sonata #1, a fun violin sonata from the tail end of the Baroque era.

Free, streaming live and archived for replay after the concert at https://youtu.be/N6s3i-lYfKs.

Free-will donations gratefully accepted; more info at https://gutsbaroque.com/concerts and info@gutsbaroque.com. Guts is: Sylvia Schwartz, baroque violin, and John Ott, viola da gamba and baroque cello.

June 2020

Friday 6/12, 7pm PDT

Guts Baroque: Revisiting Marais

A Groupmuse

 $3 reservation + at-will donation (sugg. $10), 

http://grpm.us/PASlTA

Program:

Marais’ Suite d’un Gout Etranger, or Suite in a Foreign Taste
his son Roland Marais’ Suite in C, amiable and friendly
his student Dollé’s Tombeau de Marais le Père, a memorial for the great teacher after his death,
and contemporary Dauvergne’s Opus 2 Sonata #1, a fun violin sonata from the tail end of the Baroque era.

Marin Marais is the most beloved composer by players of the viola da gamba. He lived and worked for Louis XIV at the height of the French baroque era, and his music exemplifies the grace and delicacy of French music, as defined by his friend and colleague Jean Baptiste Lully. His five books of Pieces de Viole contain hundreds of dances, fantasies and character pieces, organized into suites by key. The techniques, decorations and musical idioms contained in these pieces were passed along by Marais to his students, several of whom became renowned viol players and composers themselves. These students include Charles Dollé, Jacques Morel, Louis de Caix-d’Hervelois, and of course his son Roland Marais.

We will perform for you music by Marais and his students, as well as the violinist Antoine Dauvergne, whose compositional styles reflect the evolving musical tastes of France under Louis XV. 

Prepare to be transported to the court of Versailles, to dance and be moved by the gentle, refined and elegant music of the French baroque!

What's a Groupmuse??Pre-COVID-19, Groupmuse helped people host informal house parties with live classical chamber music, building inclusive community and bringing live music right up close to those enjoying it. Their team has been working very hard since March to create online events with the same feeling of intimacy and community, and we're thrilled to be on their roster of artists.

https://gutsbaroque.com/concerts

Sunday 6/28, 4pm PDT

Guts Baroque: Bach, Alone and Together

free or at-will donation, https://youtu.be/1soORaWd-gc

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most beloved composers in history, and through his long career as a composer he wrote over a thousand pieces of music. His compositions are revered because of their seemingly mathematical complexity, as Bach is widely considered to have been the greatest master of the fugue, and also for their great beauty of emotion and phrasing. His works were studied and revered by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms, among many others.

We will perform for you a few of Bach’s works for string instruments. Some are familiar, as the 6 Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin and the 6 Suites for Solo Cello are performed often. We will also perform a lesser-known Sonata for Violin and Continuo, BWV 1021, which is equally elegant and beautiful. 

Come experience the joy and beauty in this wonderfully complex and beautiful music by the Baroque era’s greatest master!

Program:

J.S. Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Continuo in G, BWV 1021
one of his Suites for Solo Cello
and one of his Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

https://gutsbaroque.com/concerts

Sunday June 7th, 2020: 5:00pm. CANCELLED

Tesserae: The Myth of Venice

Tesserae returns to its roots with a performance of large-scale music by Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli, paired with works from Monteverdi’s Selva Morale e Spirituale. Featuring singers, cornetti, sackbuts, and strings, Tesserae recreates the original surround sound experience with some of the most sumptuous and stunning repertoire of the late Renaissance and early Baroque. 

Amateur period instrumentalists and singers are welcome to join Tesserae for a short post-performance jam. Please send a message to alex@tesseraebaroque.org to receive music in advance, or call us at (626) 818-3163 to find out more.

Tickets are $10/$25/$30. Purchase your tickets at tesseraebaroque.org

All Saints' Beverly Hills504 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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