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Master Calendar 2021-2022

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

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

 

Please note that SCEMS does not present or sponsor concerts.

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

September 2021

Wednesday September 15th at 7 P. M.

Musica Transalpina

Low mass accompanied by devotional chamber music, on period instruments

The programme:

Johann Rosenmüller: Sonata da camera No. 8 in e minor (published 1667)

Alessandro Scarlatti: Quae est ista from Mottetti sacri ad una, due, trè, e quattro voci con violini (1702). 

Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata da Chiesa, opus 1, No. 8 in c minor (Rome, 1681). 

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Salve Regina in c minor (Naples, 1736). 

Ss. Peter and Paul on the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

515 West Opp Street, Wilmington, CA 90744. 

Parking in church lot. FREE event, goodwill donations accepted.

Saturday, September 18,  2:00 p.m.

Workshop with Dr. John Mortensen,  Pianist and Improviser

All are welcome to this free interactive Workshop on historic improvisation.

John Mortensen is a leader in the international revival of historic improvisation.  He is a Fulbright Global Scholar, author of The Pianist’s Guide to Historic Improvisation and Improvising Fugue.  He is Professor of Piano at Cedarville University (OH).

Location:  The Master’s University Recital Hall, 24736 Quigley Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91321. 

Ticketing information

Free

More info: https://masters.edu/music

 

Saturday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.

Improvised Concert with Dr. John Mortensen, Pianist and Improviser

John Mortensen will perform a completely improvised Concert featuring both historic and contemporary styles.

Location:  The Master’s University Recital Hall, 24736 Quigley Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, 91321. 

Ticketing information

General Admission: $10. TMU Alumni: $8.  TMU Students/Faculty/Staff and children under 12 years old: Free

More info: https://masters.edu/music

October 2021

October 2nd, 2021, 7:30 PM

October 3rd, 2021, 3:00 PM

Music Angelica: Shakespeare’s Dream: Music Inspired By Three Great Plays

music by Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell

October 2nd, 2021, 7:30 PM:  Beverly O'Neill Theater (face mask must be worn at all times)

October 3rd, 2021, 3:00 PM:  First Congregational Church (COVID vaccination required for entrance, will be checked at the door, face mask must be worn at all times)

more info: parking, etc. www.musicaangelica.org

 

Oct 16-26 – Video on Demand (online)

Piffaro:: Season Opener: A New Sun Rises

feat. vocal ensemble Variant 6 and Kiri Tollaksen, cornettoand a world premiere from composer Kile Smith

Let us celebrate new suns and guiding stars as we sail forth into a new season, Bruce, heartened by the transcendent music of the past and luminous new music from composer Kile Smith. From 16th c. settings of A solis ortus cardine (From the point of the rising sun) to Smith's new setting of Ave maris stella (Hail, star of the sea) for renaissance instruments and voices, this is music that lights our way through the darkness and offers hope for a new day ahead.

Support provided by The Presser Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Online concerts: Each of our in-person concerts will be filmed by Torello Productions on Friday night, in front of a live audience. They will less highly-produced than the films you enjoyed last season, but with greater immediacy (the exception is our holiday concert which, thanks to generous support from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, will be filmed in advance). The videos will become available online one week after the live concert, after we have reviewed and edited the footage to our high standards (expect a shorter runtime). The video will remain available on demand for 11 days, to be viewed as often as you like.

Instructions and tips: https://www.piffaro.org/support/

 

Sunday Oct 17 3PM

Tesserae Baroque Annual Fundraiser: Bach Reconstructed

Program

J.S. Bach:Organ Sonata No.5 in C Major, BWV 529

Johann Adam Reincken:Sonata Prima in A Minor, Hortus Musicus

J.S. Bach:Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Major, BWV 1057

Ensemble

Andrew McIntosh, baroque violin & viola, Susan Feldman, baroque violin, Janet Strauss, baroque violin, Alex Opsahl, recorder, Stephan Haas, recorder, Leif Woodward,  viola da gamba, Eva Lymentstull, baroque 'cello, Ian Pritchard, harpsichord & organ

Performance to be followed by an outdoor reception catered by Gingergrass.

All tickets are $150, and must be purchased in advance.

Attendees must wear a mask while indoors, and show proof of vaccine on arrival.

This event is a fun way to support our season activities. Your donation ensures that we continue to offer free tickets to children, and heavily discounted tickets to anybody who needs them. We love this music, and we will always strive to make it available to all.

Contrapuntal Recital Hall, Brentwood

more info: tesseraebaroque.org

Friday, October 22, 2021, 7 pm

Colburn Baroque Ensemble

Enjoy lively performances spotlighting the music of Bach, Handel, and more.

Free, no tickets required

Colburn School, Zipper Hall , downtown Los Angeles

Proof of vaccination is required for all attendees. See the full list of safety protocols for more information.

https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/colburn-baroque-ensemble/

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021 4 p.m.: live

Saturday, October 30, 2021 8 p.m.: streaming online

Jouyssance: Jouyssance Celebrates Josquin at 500

Jouyssance honors composer Josquin des Prez on the 500th anniversary of his death. His best known mass, Missa Pange lingua, will form the centerpiece of a program that will also include motets, chansons and even an homage to a cricket!

Ticket Donations

Available online or in person at the door: advance ticket purchase recommended.

Live: $25 Gen Adm / $20 Senior / $15 Student

Online: $10 minimum (household access), Access link e-mailed to ticket holders no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

Calvary Presbyterian Church 1050 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena

Masks and proof of vaccination required for all attendees.

purchase tickets here:

https://crm.nonprofiteasy.com/9493/Pages/Events/#/Details/8638//

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 4:00  Livestream only

Guts Baroque: Italian Virtuosi, part 1. 

When Arcangelo Corelli put his Opus 5 violin sonatas into the world in 1700, they made a bang so big that it rippled across Europe, forever changing the way people wrote classical music for the violin, and seriously upping the ante for the way people played it. Join us in our living room via the power of the Internet to see and hear what all the ruckus was about.

Program:
Corelli’s Opus 5 #9 sonata, one of the works that kicked it all off...
his student Carbonelli’s Sonata #1, by turns gorgeous, grand, and playful...
his student Locatelli’s Sonata #2, a piece reminiscent of CPE Bach (who was 15 when it was written) with its tender moodiness...
and contemporary Vivaldi’s Opus 2 Sonata #1, a.k.a. “The Saddest Vivaldi Ever,” a different take on the same sonata structure

Livestream, available on demand until 11/8. Suggested donation $20. Viewing link emailed to ticketholders 90min before the livestream. Tickets & further info: https://gutsbaroque.com/concerts, 978-697-2295, info@gutsbaroque.com

Saturday, October 30, 2021 8 p.m.: streaming online (see Sunday, October 24, 2021 4 p.m.: live)

Jouyssance: Jouyssance Celebrates Josquin at 500

 

October 30, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Bach Collegium San Diego: 1707: A SONIC YOUTH

One set Rome on musical fire, while the other deepened his musical roots at home in Thuringia. Each would forge their own path and leave a distinct musical mark.

Program:

G.F. Händel : Dixit DominusHWV 232

J.S. Bach: Christ Lag in Todesbanden BWV 4

 tickets $15-$55

All Souls' Episcopal Church,1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

Sunday the October 31, 1 PM

Musica Transalpina: music for Feast of Christ the King

            Bryan Roach directs a period instrument ensemble in a program of music for a Catholic high mass service, about the royal imagery appearing in the motets chosen for the Feast of Christ the King, including the ethereal melody “Madre non mi far monaca”. The hauntingly beautiful “monaca” melody forms the basis for the “Messa sopra l’aria della Monica”, attributed to the most important organist in history other than Bach, Girolamo Frescobaldi.  The prevalence of this tune will be explored in the Italian “Madre non mi far monaca” , and the German “Ich ging einmal spazieren” and the chorale “Von Gott will ich nicht lassen” settings and elaborations by Buxtehude and J. S. Bach. The ensemble uses an ensemble of period instrumentalists that represent the full instrumental force that was available to an established court orchestra of the early seventeenth century, in order to reflect the regal nature of the feast, for example the motet “Quis est iste qui venit?”, C. 39 by Giovanni Gabrieli, is lavishly set in ten parts with eight obbligati and only two vocalists! In addition, a spectacular, recently-discovered motet “Cantate gentes” by Gabrieli’s student, the Habsburg court composer Giovanni Valentini will be performed. 

An underlying theme is that  the music emphasizes all social classes equally bowing down before God, thereby making this work an excellent example of Athanasius Kircher’s musica politica, in which the harmony of music reflects the perfect order and balance of society.

Freewilll offering in the vestibule, or make cheques out to “Ss. Peter and Paul L. M. F.”, which directly benefits Musica Transalpina.

Program:

  1. Organ prelude: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, Bux. W. V. 220 by Buxtehude

  2. Canzon à 5 Sopra la Monica by Ottavio Bargnani, from Secondo Libro delle canzoni da suonare (1611). 

  3. Asperges Me by Blasius Ammon from his Liber Sacratissimarum (1582)

  4. Introit: Dignus est Agnus (plainchant)

  5. Kyrie: Frescobaldi (1583-1643).

  6. Gloria: Frescobaldi

  7. Gradual: Dominábitur (plainchant)

  8. Alleluia: Potestas éjus (plainchant)

  9. Credo: Frescobaldi

  10. Offertory: Postula (plainchant)

  11. Motet: Quis es site qui venit? à 10 by Giovanni Gabrieli from Symphoniæ Sacræ I., 1597.

  12. Sanctus: Frescobaldi 

  13. Elevation toccata: verses from Frescobaldi’s partite sopra la Monica, No. 15 from Toccate e partite d’intavolatura, Libro 1 (Rome, 1615).

  14. Elevation motet: O Salutaris Hostia by Andrea Gabrieli, from Concerti di Andrea et di Giovanni Gabrieli, vol. 1, No. 25

  15. Agnus Dei: Frescobaldi

  16. Communion: Sedébit (plainchant)

  17. Petit motet: Ave dulcet Jesu by Verist (1600-1650)

  18. Motet: Cantate gentes by Giovanni Valentini (1647)

  19. Organ postlude: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen B. W. V. 658 by J. S. Bach, No. 8 from 18 Chorale Preludes (1748).

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish Church. 1100 East Alhambra Road, Alhambra (near South Pasadena)

more info Facebook.  https://fb.me/e/V4J3yQmh

http://www.sttheresechurchalhambra.org/

November 2021

November 2  7:30PM (repeats November 5)

LA Opera: Alcina by G.F. Handel with Conductor Harry Bicket, The English Concert,  Karina Gauvin  as Alcina

Baroque fans, here's the can't-miss-out performance you've long been waiting for, complete with a period instrument orchestra. Handel’s thrilling Alcina is set on an enchanted island with not one but two sorceresses (maybe evil, maybe not), a flock of discarded lovers transformed into wild beasts, and a young woman disguising herself as a man so she can track down her missing lover—it happens, right?—Alcina offers a nonstop thrill ride of gorgeous music and astounding singing.

            Pre-Show Talk: view the pre-recorded talk by Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano, Chair, Music History and Literature at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music. The talk will be screened on large outdoor monitors on the Music Center Plaza for audiences to enjoy, beginning one hour before the opera.

            All tickets now on sale below and include our ticket guarantee: should anything change and you don’t feel comfortable joining us, we’ll be happy to exchange or refund your tickets free of charge. Save more when you purchase a 2021/22 subscription package.

Important COVID-19 Audience Policy Update:  LA Opera has adopted a temporary vaccination-only policy in addition to requiring masks. These guidelines will be in effect beginning September 1, 2021 and will end as soon as they are deemed no longer necessary. Please click here to review all protocols.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown LA

more info: https://www.laopera.org/performances/2122-season-page/alcina/

November 4, 2021  10:15 – 11:00 am LIVE STREAM ONLINE

Tina Chancey and Hesperus: Fêtes Galantes: Marais on Pardessus.

The five-string pardessus de viole enjoyed a repertoire of sonatas and suites borrowed from the finest composers; its resonant sound and delicate nature proving surprisingly persuasive, compensating for imagined deficiencies of range and volume. Nowhere is that more true than in this concert of bass viol music by Marin Marais, inspired by the 1759 pardessus arrangements of M. Villeneuve.

Tina Chancey ~ pardessus de viole , John Mark Rozendaal ~ viola da gamba , Webb Wiggins ~ harpsichord

Tina Chancey directs Hesperus and plays medieval and traditional fiddles on roots music from Sephardic to Machaut. Her specialty is the pardessus de viole; with support from the NEA she made her pardessus debut at Carnegie Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has released five pardessus recordings. Tina produced an International Pardessus Conference at the Boston Early Music Festival in June 2017.

All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at the Church of the Transfiguration, New York City, AND live streamed.

You can watch it on your computer in any of three places by clicking on the name you wish: our website, YouTube or Facebook. Check here for live stream details.

https://gemsny.org/current-season/117-midtown-concerts/2021-2022-season/756-november-4-2021

November 5 7:30PM (repeats November 2)

LA Opera: Alcina by G.F. Handel,

     see November 2 listing

November 6, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Con Gioia : Musical Antidotes for a Plague

Following historical precedents of commemorating the end of plagues with

festivities and performances of music, Con Gioia is pleased to offer a free

concert this fall to honor victims of COVID-19 and all who tirelessly cared for

them in many ways. The program will include sacred and secular vocal works

by J.S. Bach, Telemann, and Reinhard Keiser.

Program: J.S. Bach: solo arias and duets from various cantatas, R. Keiser : aria from "The Power of Virtue", Telemann : Cantata Was gleicht dem Adel.

FREE, but electronic tickets must be obtained digitally via eventbrite by Nov. 5

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/con-gioia-early-music-ensemble-35191567573

NO TICKETS WILL BE ISSUESD AT THE DOOR.

Con Gioia will strictly follow CDC and Los Angeles County Department of

Public Health protocol for performances in indoor venues for this

event.  All audience must show proof of vaccination at the door, wear masks and maintain social distancing.Please Check this page after October 31, 2021 for possible

updates.

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

more info and updates: https://www.congioia.org/current-concerts.html

November 7  6:00 PM

Ciaramella Early Music Ensemble (Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert)

In the series Classical Sundays at Six at St. James

Adam & Rotem Gilbert, recorders; Jason Yoshida, lutes and guitars; Jennifer Elli Kampani, soprano, and others, including bagpipes and hurdy gurdy.

Ticket required to attend.  more info: stjla.org/greatmusic/

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert
Find the link to watch the livestream on demand by clicking: https://stjla.org/greatmusic/
Freewill offering. For free tickets (required) and parking info, click:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/saint-james-church-7241360161

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2021  4PM (part 1), 8PM (part2)

Monday Evening Concerts presents LAUDE, Vocal Ensemble conducted by David Harris,:  JOHN SHEPPARD: MEDIA VITA

MEC presents a double bill:

            Part 2 by Laude, vocal ensemble, presents John Sheppard's Media Vita (ca. 1550) that has been described by the New York Times as a 'cult classic' work of the Renaissance period, along with Arvo Pärt's breakthrough pieces Tabula Rasa (1976) and Fratres (Brethren)(1977) that ushered in what is now known as the composer's sublime tintinnabuli period; Fratres  performed by soloists Movses Pogossian, Varty Manouelian and Gloria Cheng, as well as the UCLA Camarades String Ensemble. Also on the program Gérard GRISEY - STÈLE (1995)

            Part 1, at 4PM (with separate ticket admission) is a unique solo instrumental concert by CAROL ROBINSON , entitled,  TOUCHER L'AIR, in which she showcases works for the birbynė (Lithuanian clarinet with extraordinary overtone capacities) by Éliane Radigue, Xu Yi, Jürg Frey and herself.

*See website for information about safety protocols*

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF LOS ANGELES

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

Saturday, November 20th 8:00 PM Start (7:30 PM Doors Open)

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: "Water: Intersecting Climate and Historical Performance"

LIVE Performance by UCLA Early Music Ensemble

LiveStream link:

https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/event/water-intersecting-climate-and-historical-performance/

LIVE and Prerecorded Performance by UCLA Early Music Ensemble

Directed by Dr. Marylin Winkle, assisted by Danielle Stein

            We return to live performance with a first installment in a year-long series exploring the intersection between climate and historical performance. We begin with a resource that has been particularly scarce in Southern California—water. The basis of human life, the water molecules we consume today are the same as the ones that flowed down the River Vigo, that raged in Purcell's Tempest, and that streamed from centuries of lovers' eyes as tears. This program dives into pieces spanning the Middle Ages through Baroque eras, featuring small ensembles of period winds, strings, voices, and harpsichord.

Lani Hall (previously Popper Theater), next to Music Library, northern end of Schoenberg Hall, UCLA Herb Albert School of Music

self-paid Parking on the bottom level of Structure 2 of Hilgard at Manning

FREE ADMISSION

All audience members will be required to show proof of full COVID vaccine or negative test result within 72 hours of the performance. No eating or drinking will be permitted indoors. Masks must be worn at all times.

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm     

Tesserae Baroque: The Art of the Countertenor

Renowned British countertenor Tim Mead joins Tesserae for our season opener, a concert celebrating the rich and wonderfully varied musical world of the Baroque countertenor.  The countertenor – a voice type that has become a cornerstone of the early music movement – has a rich repertoire of music from the Baroque, including music originally written for the castrati, the super-stars of Baroque opera. Praised for his “alluring” and “consistently excellent” interpretations (New York Times) and his “rich, mellifluous sound” (The Guardian), Mr. Mead is widely recognized as one of the finest countertenors singing today.

The performance will feature operatic works by Handel, intimate chamber music by Purcell, and Vivaldi’s iconic cantata “Cessate, omai cessate“.

General Admission $30,Seniors & SCEMS $25,Students $10,Children and members of the Music Guild may attend for free. All tickets are fully refundable up to the day of the concert.

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

more info:  http://tesseraebaroque.org/concerts/

Covid safety

This performance is taking place indoors. We will be requesting proof of vaccination to attend this event.  Attendees will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card, or a picture of their vaccination card. You can also show your digital vaccination record. All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov.

For children under twelve, we request proof of a negative test taken less than 72 hours before the concert. If a test is not readily available for your child through their school district, please feel free to reach out to alex@tesseraebaroque.org and we will assist by having a rapid test (and a glass of sparkling apple juice) waiting at the door.

Masks are required while indoors.

If you feel more comfortable with additional spacing around your seating area, please reach out to alex@tesseraebaroque, and we will make sure to accommodate as best we can.

Saturday, November 27th 7:00 PM

Commercium Musicum: Marian Music from the Sixteenth Century for Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Commercium Musicum will be participating in the celebration of a Tridentine High Mass for the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, featuring the Missa ad imitationem moduli by French Renaissance composer Nicolas de Marle (fl. 1545–1565). Published in 1557, this work is based on the popular chanson by Pierre Cadéac (fl. 1538–1558), “Je suis déshéritée.” It will be performed by voices and period instruments. This is an opportunity to hear glorious music in the setting for which it was intended. In addition to de Marle, polyphonic vocal music by Francisco Guerrero, William Byrd, Jacob Handl and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina will be performed, complemented by solo organ pieces by Giles Farnaby, John Bull, and Girolomo Frescobaldi.

FREE.

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

For more information, e-mail CommerciumMusicum@gmail.com, call 310 729-0173, or visit www.facebook.com/CommerciumMusicum. Please note that social distancing and masks are required within the sanctuary.

Sunday, 28 November,  4 p.m.

Schola Marialis : Service of Nine Lessons & Carols for Advent

Music by Palestrina, Praetorius, Terry, Woodward, Willcocks, Goudimel, Purcell, Bach, Vaughan Willams, and more, with organ voluntaries by Pachelbel and Reger.

Free, no reservations are required.

St Mary's  3647 Watseka Avenue , Palms (West Long Angeles)

neighborhood  street parking

The church is well ventilated

Monday, Nov. 29th at 4:30 PT (7:30 pm ET!)  Online Premier

Les Délices : Machaut’s Lai of the Fountain

SalonEra series presents Episode 2.5: Machaut Man.

            Les Délices director Debra Nagy and Scott Metcalfe of Blue Heron have co-produced Machaut’s Lai of the Fountain (now available on Marquee TV.) In this special episode of SalonEra, Scott and Debra celebrate the forthcoming release of Le Remede de Fortune, a new album collaboratively conceived and performed by Blue Heron and Les Délices. Machaut’s Remede is a long-form narrative poem with musical interpolations that tells the story of a young lover’s attempts to live well despite the capriciousness of Fortune. The episode features footage from live performances of Remede de Fortune along with other exclusive archival footage from LD and BH. We also take a closer look at the extravagantly detailed, evocative illuminations found in MS C, one of the most richly-decorated of Machaut’s surviving manuscripts. Guillaume de Machaut’s flowing melodies become brilliant rainbows when refracted into three-voice canons in his Lai of the Fountain. Works by Johannes Ciconia and others aid our exploration of the Medieval garden’s subtle beauty.

Les Délices: Kim Leeds (mezzo soprano), Scott Metcalfe (vielle and harp), Allison Monroe, (vielle), Elena Mullins (soprano), Debra Nagy (medieval winds, voice, harp).  Video art design by Camilla Tassi.

PROGRAM INCLUDES  Guillaume Machaut (1300-1377): “Gai et joli”, Lai: “Qui n’auroit autre deport” from Remede de Fortune, Complainte: “Tieus rit au main” from Remede de Fortune, Qui es promesses – Ha Fortune – Et non est qui adujvat, En amer a douce vie” from Remede de Fortune

            SalonEra episodes premiere on Mondays at 7:30 pm ET and remain online for 48 hours after their premiere. For an interactive experience, view on the Les Délices YouTube channel or Facebook page. Or watch via the SalonEra.org website.  Immediately following the episode, stay on your viewing platform of choice for the live, interactive Q&A with artists.

For more information on how to make the most of your SalonEra viewing experience, visit the How it Works page!

register for concert:  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=126722

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

December 2021

Dec. 2, 2021  5pm PST  Zoom presentation

On The Record(er): Interview with Vicki Boeckman  with moderator Inga Funck

Inga Funck  presents the second  in her On The Record(er) series.

Vicki Boeckman, an internationallyacclaimed performing and recording artist, will talk about the amazing diversity hercareer has brought: from performing with the finest musicians and musical groups of the day, to teaching recorder to all age groups, and thriving in the role of

artistic director of recorder workshops and recorder societies. You will also hear about the benefits of Alexander Technique, the realities of a professional recorder player during a pandemic, and much more. Feel free to submit questions you might want to ask in advance and share the info about this event.

more info and previous interviews at the YouTube Channel "On The Record(er):

The previous series interview with recorder maker Jeff Holt can be watched here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE957644XFc&ab_channel=OnTheRecord_er

To join the Zoom meeting, email  funck.inga@gmail.com   for the Zoom link

December 3, 2021 8PM (PT)

The USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Toquen y baylen: Festive Baroque Music from Peru, Mexico, Guatemala and Spain

Directed by Rotem Gilbert and Jason Yoshida

Tickets are free but must be reserves in advance and attendees must show proof they are fully vaccinated. You can also watch the livestream!:

https://www.thorntonlive.usc.edu/post/12-3-baroque-sinfonia

USC campus, Newman Recital Hall  700 Childs Way, Los Angeles CA, 90089

Reserve your free ticket here or watch the livestream:

https://www.thorntonlive.usc.edu/post/12-3-baroque-sinfonia

All attendees must show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have had a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the start of the event.

December 3, 2021  7 pm

Desert Baroque: The Baroque Era in a Modern Age: Louis, Louis! Meet us in Versailles

Music for viola da gamba by Marin Maris, St. Colombe, and d’Anglebert Marylin Winkle, viola da gamba | Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord

THE ARTISTS CENTER at the GALEN, 72567 Hwy 111, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260

The audience is requested to provide ID, proof of vaccination, and to be masked, until further notice.

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

413-285-6881

Saturday, December 4,   12pm & 2pm

ERIC BYERS, cello: J.S. BACH CELLO SUITES 1 & 6 and French works by Marais and Saint-Colombe.

The Da Camera Society presents virtuoso cellist Eric Byers, performing J.S. Bach’s first and sixth solo cello suites in the breathtaking Pompeian Room.  LA-based cellist Eric Byers delivers a breathtaking interpretation of J.S. Bach’s sixth cello suite. The last of J.S. Bach’s six cello suites, this collection of stylized baroque dances was likely written for a now-extinct five-stringed instrument called a violincello piccolo. Eric’s virtuosity shines in the rollicking ritornelli of the opening Prelude and the bouncy gestures of the danceable Gavotte. His performance of the “French” Courante and the “Spanish” Sarabande, meanwhile, capture the lyricism of a composer whose work was inseparable from vocal music.

Program: Cello Suite No. 1 – J.S. Bach, “Le Retrouve” – Jean de Sainte-Colombe, “Les Vox Humaines” – Marin Marais, Cello Suite No. 6 – J.S. Bach

Reception: Enjoy a selection of fine wines and an individually-wrapped appetizer plate on the beautiful grounds of Mount Saint Mary’s University’s Doheny Campus.

Tickets, $100,  must be purchased in advance. Refund policy - contact the organizer to request a refund, tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-byers-plays-bach-sat-dec-4-12pm-2pm-tickets-208401734197.  Only 45 audience members per event; Vaccination card and health screen certificate required, see protocol at https://dacamerasociety.org/covid-19-protocol/

Parking is free.

Pompeian Room of the Doheny Mansion, Mount Saint Mary's University , 10 Chester Place , Los Angeles, CA 90007

more info:

https://dacamerasociety.org/concerts-upcoming/eric-byers-cello/

https://dacamerasociety.org/watch/eric-byers-js-bach-cello-suite-6/

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 8 P.M.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: BAROQUE CHAMBER MUSIC

Curated by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, this Baroque chamber presentation spotlights members of the Orchestra as they take center stage in this concerto-heavy program featuring the violin, oboe, flute, and harpsichord. You will also hear Joseph Haydn’s delightful first string quartet, Op. 1, No. 1. This program is offered in loving memory of Warner Henry, a champion of LACO and lover of chamber and Baroque music.

MARGARET BATJER CURATOR,TEREZA STANISLAV VIOLIN,JASON ISSOKSON VIOLIN,SANDY HUGHES FLUTE,CLAIRE BRAZEAU OBOE,PATRICIA MABEE HARPSICHORD

Program:

CARLOS SEIXAS: Concerto in A Major for Harpsichord and Strings​

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Oboe Concerto in F Major RV 455

GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI: Violin Concerto in B-flat Major

JOSEPH HAYDN:String Quartet Op. 1, No. 1​

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN: Concerto in A minor for Violin, Flute, Oboe and Continuo

The Huntington, San Marino , 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108, USA

more info: laco.org

Sunday December 5   10:45 AM    live and streaming

Wessex Consort: Advent II service at First Baptist Church Glendale

The Wessex Consort, led by Bruce Teter and John Robinson, presents music for the second Sunday in Advent, with medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Christmas music. Program includes “Angelus ad Virginem” on medieval bagpipes, symphony, organ, recorders, cornamuse, and voice; Renaissance carols on low and high recorder consorts and alta cappella loud band with shawms, dulcian and sackbut; and the French Baroque carol “Il est né le divin enfant” on French Baroque bagpipe (musette), recorders, Baroque guitar, harpsichord, ‘cello, and voice.

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

Parking:  Parking lot entrance off Maryland - no parking fee for Sunday morning church guests

Streaming live at  https://firstbaptistglendale.org/live

Wed  Dec 8, 2021 - 8:00PM

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord): Colburn Celebrity Recital

The acclaimed harpsichordist who reimagines what is possible for his instrument.

Walt Disney Concert Hall.

https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/1349/2021-12-08/colburn-celebrity-recital-mahan-esfahani

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December 11th 2021, 7:30 PM

December 12th 2021, 3:00 PM: 

Music Angelica: A Baroque Christmas

Martin Haselbock, Music Director; Teresa Wakim, Soprano; Siegfried Kock, Trumpet

PROGRAM
Francesco Manfredini: Concerto grosso op. 3/12 C-Major, "Christmas Concerto“
G. F. Handel: Aria: „Eternal Source of light divine“ for Soprano, Trumpet and Orchestra, Aria: Let the bright Seraphim“ for Soprano, Trumpet and Orchestra
G. F. Telemann: Concerto D-Major for Violin, Cello,  Trumpet and Orchestra
Michel Corette: Suite de Noëls
J. S. Bach: Cantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen“ for Soprano, Trumpet and Orchestra 

December 11th 2021, 7:30 PM:  Beverly O'Neill Theater, Long Beach

December 12th 2021, 3:00 PM:  First Congregational Church, Los Angeles

more info: parking, etc. www.musicaangelica.org

 

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8pm (ET) to December 25, 2021

ONLINE VIRTUAL PREMIERE

BEMF Chamber Opera : Telemann’s Pimpinone and Ino

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors

Gilbert Blin & Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, Stage Directors

Explore the depth and scope of Telemann’s genius with a fascinating pairing of comedy and drama. Inspired by the Italian comic intermezzi, Pimpinone approaches social class and seduction with stylish slapstick and evocative humanity as the narcissistic Pimpinone is stung by the beauty and barbs of his charming chambermaid, Vespetta. The cantata Ino is a true hidden gem with a thrilling story drawn from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Written late in Telemann’s life, this miniature masterpiece is a bridge between the Baroque and Classical eras, full of scintillating theatrics and show-stopping virtuosity.

Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs alongside Stage Directors Gilbert Blin and Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière lead three of BEMF’s favorite singers and the all-star BEMF Chamber Ensemble in this engaging double bill. Starring in Pimpinone will be stellar soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah as Vespetta alongside thrilling baritone Douglas Williams in the title role, while Ino will feature celebrated soprano Amanda Forsythe. Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière will also appear as a dancer in the production. Rounding out the directorial team will be Concertmaster Robert Mealy leading the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble, Dance Director Melinda Sullivan, Costume Designers Gilbert Blin & Meriem Bahri, and Executive Producer Kathleen Fay.

Virtual tickets: https://bemf.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F1G00000KJCB4UAP

more info: https://bemf.org/concert-season/chamber-opera-series/

Saturday, December 11, 2021 8:00PM

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The Complete Brandenburg Concerti

Arguably the greatest of all baroque concertos, Bach's six masterpieces unfailingly provide spiritual fulfillment for music lovers of all faiths and beliefs, inspiring strength at year's end and a vision of the brightest future.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

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

more info: https://www.philharmonicsociety.org/concerts-tickets/calendar-of-events/the-complete-brandenburg-concertos

Sun, December 12, 2021 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PST Streaming Online

GREAT MUSIC AT SAINT JAMES presents the CHOIR OF SAINT JAMES in a service of Advent Lessons and Carols ; in-person, streamed and on-demand.

In Person is SOLD OUT

Streaming Live: https://stjla.org/greatmusic/

This Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols originated at King’s College, Cambridge, England, in 1934 and was composed by Dean Eric Milner-White, who had also been responsible nine years earlier for beginning the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve. One purpose of this service is “not to celebrate Christmas, but to expect it.”  The CHOIR OF SAINT JAMES is honored to bring this English tradition to American audiences in the style of King's College, Cambridge.

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 19, 2021, 5:00 p.m

Bach Collegium San Diego: CHARPENTIER: JOYEUX NOËL

Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit, celebrates Christ's Nativity with popular French carols of the day, while In Nativitatem Domini Canticum retells the Christmas story in the sumptuous style of the Grand Motet.

Program: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de Minuït pour Noël H. 9, and  In Nativitatem Domini Canticum H. 416

tickets $15-$55

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

Sunday, December 19, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

All Souls' Episcopal Church

1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

Sun, Dec 19, 2021 7:00 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Handel's Messiah

ARTISTS: Grant Gershon, conductor, Christina Bristow, soprano, Shabnam Kalbasi, mezzo-soprano, Jon Lee Keenan, tenor, Derrell Acon, baritone, 48 singers, chamber orchestra

LISTEN UP! PRE-CONCERT TALK:  Sunday, December 19 at 6 pm , With Jennifer Miller, Dr. Zanaida Robles, and Grant Gershon.

Tickets $43 and up

Disney Concert Hall, downtown LA

https://lamasterchorale.org/messiah?fbclid=IwAR1W6Z9ep9G9MJ2OdsXdMD3QOaRzYkQuT5OYVYYH5wHtFZYy3riSwSEQ1_4

Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Messiah Sing-Along (40th Annual)

Be part of our beloved 40-year holiday tradition. You can bring your own score or purchase one in the lobby!

tickets $43 and up

Walt Disney Concert Hall, downtown LA

https://lamasterchorale.org/

December 18-28  Online Video of concert

Pfffaro - The Renaissance Band: Let the Holidays Resound!

            In the 2021/2022 Season we celebrate Joan Kimball & Bob Wiemken and the dream they brought to life forty years ago (read about their retirement & Piffaro’s future here). Expect deep scholarship married to engaging programming that audiences have come to love; superb guest artists; and dozens of renaissance instruments played with prowess by our six incomparable musicians, with Clara Rottsolk, soprano and Jason McStoots, tenor

            This year's edition of our annual holiday concert is a musical travelogue - our retiring founders' most beloved selections from four decades of music spanning diverse traditions.

•          German chorales – Vom Himmel hoch, Resonet in laudibus and In dulci jubilo

•          French noels in arrangements for recorders, bagpipes, lute, and voices

•          Marian hymns from Spain

•          Sephardic songs celebrating the preparation of food for Chanukah

•          Seasonal music from England – variations on Greensleeves and The Old Yeare now has fled

Watch the band perform Quita'l tas: https://youtu.be/0-oD5eDt7Uc

Concert Video On Demand: 12/18-12/28: ticket $19

https://piffaro.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S1H00000T0ystUAB

more info: https://www.piffaro.org/21-22-season/

more tech info about the stream: https://www.piffaro.org/support/

Tuesday, December 21, 2021: 4pm – 5pm Zoom Broadcast

Janise White: Les Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)

Janise White performs on harpsichord and fortepiano, music from the collection of pieces for the Countess of Vauban, 1782 and others pieces. She performs on the instruments of Curtis Berak.

ZOOM MEETING ID: Meeting ID: 261 508 9915

Click the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2615089915

or Contact AACMSO:  Janise White, Founder & Director, (310) 431-6776

Dec 23 to Jan 9 On Demand Online Stream

Boston Camerata: A Medieval Christmas

A glimpse of Christmas spirituality from Medieval France, Italy, England, Provence, including music of the church and songs of private devotion around the joyous theme of the Nativity. Included are songs to the Virgin Mary, processionals from Saint Martial of Limoges, hymns, lyrics, and miracle ballads, sung in Latin, Old French, Old Provençal, Saxon, interlaced with Medieval English texts of the Nativity. Our stellar female trio, Anne Azéma, Camila Parias, Deborah Rentz-Moore (voices), is joined by Allison Monroe (vielle) and Christa Patton (harp and winds). Experience our newest Harmonia Mundi CD release from the comfort of your living room! Tickets $10-$20

https://ci.ovationtix.com/36249/production/1081478?performanceId=10858833

January 2022

January 7, 2022 7 pm

Desert Baroque: The Baroque Era in a Modern Age: Johann Sebastian Bach and his Illustrious Sons

Ken Aiso, baroque violin | Sonia Lee, harpsichord

THE ARTISTS CENTER at the GALEN, 72567 Hwy 111, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260

The audience is requested to provide ID, proof of vaccination, and to be masked, until further notice.

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

413-285-6881

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: A Twelfth Night of Hope

Jouyssance revives its Twelfth Night tradition with a concert of British carols, German favorites, and beloved motets by Palestrina, Victoria, Josquin and, of course, merry olde Anonymous.

Full venue and scheduling info coming soon.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 AT 8 P.M.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: STRINGS FOR THE AGES

Listen to the magic of the string orchestra in this program led by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, as it highlights quintessential works from each classical music period spanning from the Baroque era to the 20th century.

MARGARET BATJER LEADER

Program:

FRANCESCO GEMINIANI: Concerto Grosso in D Major Op.5, No. 1

ARCANGELO CORELLI:Concerto Grosso in D Major Op. 6, No. 4

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Simple Symphony Op. 4

Arvo Pärt: Summa For String Orchestra

Edvard Grieg:Holberg Suite for String Orchestra

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

more info: laco.org

 

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: A Twelfth Night of Hope

Jouyssance revives its Twelfth Night tradition with a concert of British carols, German favorites, and beloved motets by Palestrina, Victoria, Josquin and, of course, merry olde Anonymous.

Full venue and scheduling info coming soon.

January 15th, 2022, 7:30 PM

January 16th, 2022, 3:00 PM

Music Angelica: From Vienna with Love

Martin Haselbock- Music Director; Ilia Korol- Concertmaster 

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn: Sinfonie Nr. 6 D . Major, „Le Matin - the Morning“, Hob. I /6
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Violin and Orchester G-Major, K. 216
Franz Schubert:Symphony No 5 Bflat-Major, D 485

January 15th, 2022, 7:30 PM:  Beverly O'Neill Theater, Long Beach

January 16th, 2022, 3:00 PM:  First Congregational Church, Los Angeles

more info: parking, etc. www.musicaangelica.org

January 16th, 2022, 3:00 PM (see January 15th, 2022, 7:30 PM)

Music Angelica: From Vienna with Love

 

Sunday, January 16, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm          

Tesserae Baroque: A Musical Portrait of the Venetian Courtesan

The courtesan of Renaissance Venice held a unique social position, one that allowed her to circumvent many of the normal patriarchal restrictions on the lives of women in the sixteenth century. These restrictions included severe limits on women’s activities as composers and performers of music. In fact, the salons of the Venetian courtesans were among the liveliest and richest artistic centers of the city. A Musical Portrait of the Venetian Courtesan attempts to recreate the soundworld of these spaces. The program includes newly-composed settings of verses by the famous courtesan Veronica Franco (whose life was the subject of Margaret Rosenthal’s seminal study The Honest Courtesan, in turn the inspiration for the 1998 film Dangerous Beauty), poetry set to arie named after (and possibly “signature tunes” of) well-known courtesans, and madrigals and motets, performed both as ensemble works and as virtuosic adaptions for solo voice. The program will also explore the prominent role of two instruments in the musical activities of the courtesan: the lute and the arpicordo (the latter being a very particular type of Italian virginal), as well as the potentially broader role of instruments and instrumental music in the courtesan’s salon. Tesserae is delighted to be joined by soprano Rebecca Myers and lutenist John Lenti for this program.

General Admission $35, Seniors & SCEMS $30, Students $20, Children may attend for free. STUDENTS email dacamera@msmu.edu for a discount code. Limited spots available.

THE MASTERCLASS: Following Tesserae’s performance, three talented music students will perform Renaissance and Baroque works for members of the ensemble, who will inspire them with verbal feedback and musical demonstrations. Join us for this remarkable music lesson! extra $20 admission.

RECEPTION: Open-air reception catered by Andrew’s Cheese Shop.

The Doheny Mansion, Mount St.Mary Univ., Los Angeles

Covid safety: This performance will take place indoors. All guests will be notified a few days prior about specific social-distancing measures that are currently in effect in Los Angeles County. This include face coverings and/or a requirement to be fully vaccinated. Social distancing  effected by limiting ticket sales to 45 attendees. All tickets are refundable up to the day of the performance.

more info: https://dacamerasociety.org/concerts-upcoming/tesserae-baroque/

 

Friday, January 21, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tesserae Baroque: Bach Week at Cal Poly: Friday Chamber concert

The courtesan in Renaissance Venice held a unique social position. Despite a life filled with hardship and danger, she was able to circumvent many of the patriarchal restrictions on women making music. A study of courtesan’s music is therefore a tantalizing window from which to view the sound world of domestic life in Renaissance Venice. This concert will explore this world, from the performance of “high art” madrigals by Barbara Strozzi and San Marco maestri Willeart and Rore, to “bawdy” Carnival songs in dialetto. Rounding out the program will be instrumental dance music, creating a fun and festive atmosphere, with moments of tragedy and pathos interspersed.

Performed by the world-class period instrument ensemble Tesserae Baroque. Works for solo voice and small instrument ensemble featuring guest artist Rebecca Myers, soprano, will round out the program.

Tickets ($20 general, $10 students); Special ticket price: $30 general, $15 students if you purchase both the Jan. 21 and 22 concerts

First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo , 981 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

more info:  https://bachweek.calpoly.edu/

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 2:00

Jacaranda with Tesserae Baroque and Agave Baroque: VANQUISHED: Claudio Monteverdi – Thanksgiving Processional & Vespers of 1610

Featuring period instrument ensembles Agave Baroque, Aaron Westman, director; Tesserae Baroque, Alex Opsahl, director, children and adult choruses, and eight vocal soloists.

            Also on the program is Arvo Pärt’s transcendent Tabula Rasa (Clean Slate), with UCLA Camarades String Orchestra made up of top students from around the world with favorite Jacaranda soloists, and Movses Pogossian & Varty Manouelian, violins; Gloria Cheng, piano; Mark Alan Hilt, conductor & organ; Mariachi Sol de Mexico & Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles; Jose Hernandez, conductor; Jacaranda Chamber Singers; Los Angeles Children’s Chorus; Ryan Dudenbostel, conductor .  The combined forces of twenty-four male and female Mariachis will play rousing music by Jose Moncayo during intermission. A processional back into the hall, written in 1632 for a similar occasion when the plague in Venice Italy finally ended, will lead to glorious highlights from Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 by the combined forces of leading Baroque ensembles, children and adult choruses, and eight vocal soloists.

Barnum Hall, 600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 – a historic building  that was the fruit of the US Works Progress Administration that gave creative people work during the Depression.

more info: Proof of full vaccination and tickets:  https://www.jacarandamusic.org/season

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tesserae Baroque: Bach Week Finale: ‘Out of the Depths’

part of Bach Week at Cal Poly: Saturday Finale Concert.

Psalm 130, which begins with the line “Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord,” provided the text for one of J.S. Bach’s earliest cantatas, “Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir,” BWV 131. This poignant and arresting cantata, however, was not the only musical portrayal of this Psalm. The French composer Michel Richard Delalande wrote his powerful “De profundis” to the same text, though in a different language, around 20 years before Bach. A suite of French music, directed by the musicians of Tesserae Baroque, rounds out the program.

Tickets ($20 general, $10 students) for the talk and concert; Special ticket price: $30 general, $15 students if you purchase both the Jan. 21 and 22 concerts

First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo , 981 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

January 22, 2022 2:00pm & 8:00pm

PASADENA SYMPHONY conducted by Nicholas McGegan: Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and other Baroque works

Program:

Gabriella Smith  Brandenburg Interstices
Bach  Violin Concerto No. 2
Vivaldi  Flute Concerto No. 3, “The Goldfinch”
Boccherini  Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid
Bach  Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

tickets: $35 and up

Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena

more info: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/brandenburg-5/?fbclid=IwAR353-GdKeWoTcjoTOFIwudB7PCXzUEGPxevlEAP-BSY4XeiD9n4skEX8RY

February 2022

February 4, 2022 7 pm

Desert Baroque: The Baroque Era in a Modern Age: A Golden Trio: Telemann, Bach, Handel

Music for baroque winds

Stephen Hammer, baroque oboe and recorder | Kenneth Munday, baroque bassoon | Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord

THE ARTISTS CENTER at the GALEN, 72567 Hwy 111, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260

The audience is requested to provide ID, proof of vaccination, and to be masked, until further notice.

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

413-285-6881

March 2022 is EARLY MUSIC month

March 4, 2022  7 pm

Desert Baroque: The Baroque Era in a Modern Age: Italy and England: Renaissance Origins

Music on two Italian keyboard instruments, a rare original 16th century virginal and a harpsichord in the 17th century style from the collection of Charles Metz, harpsichord.

THE ARTISTS CENTER at the GALEN, 72567 Hwy 111, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260

The audience is requested to provide ID, proof of vaccination, and to be masked, until further notice.

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

413-285-6881

SUNDAY, MARCH 6. 5:00

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar's Winter Musicale 2022: “Channel Surfing: Music from France and England” and Fundraising Dinner. 

Please join us in making possible the 42nd annual Festival season "Resounding!" June 19-26, 2022 by attending this fundraising event: a one-hour performance directed by violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock with Janet Strauss and Aaron Westman, violin/viola; Leif Woodward, gamba/cello; Stephen Stubbs, baroque guitar; and Ian Pritchard, harpsichord followed by a fully catered dinner. Please note there are no tickets for this special event. To RSVP by latest February 25 please email the Festival at info@bmf-cdm.org or call (949) 760-7887. Anyone donating $125 or more per person before February 25 will be welcome to attend as a thank you from the Festival for their support of our live in-person 2022 summer season. Proof of full vaccination (including booster) and masking is required.

St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road (at MacArthur Blvd.), Newport Beach, CA 92660. To make your donation and for further information please visit bmf-cdm.org

THU, MAR 10   7:30 PM

Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor: works by Handel and Purcell, and Polish songs

Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński has quickly emerged as one of the most vibrant performers on the international classical music scene, triumphing on stage, in concert and on recording. The wide-ranging program features works by Handel and Purcell, and a wonderful selection of Polish songs by such esteemed composers as Henryk Czyż, Mieczysław Karłowicz and Stanisław Moniuszko. accompanied by Michał Biel, piano

Broad Stage, Santa Monica

more info and program: https://thebroadstage.org/performances/2021-22/classical/jakuborlinski

Friday, March 11, 2022 7:30 pm;  Virtual concert (in Dallas Tx)

Les Arts Florissants with the New York Baroque Dance Company: Charpentier, Idyle en musique

New York Baroque Dance Company (8 dancers), Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director, and  Dallas Bach Society present this Chamber opera-ballet by Marc Antoine Charpentier, Idyle en musique,(1685)

Although there is no description of the choreography,following  the musical structure as well as indications in the score where the dance appeared, choreographer Catherine Turocy has created a beautiful tapestry of movement throughout the opera.  There is not a story in the libretto for Les Arts Florissants, but rather a celebration of the return of peace and the arts, as well as gratitude to Louis XIV. France was involved in a number of foreign conflicts at this time.  One possibility that has not been much spoken of, but which may be the most important of all, is the turning of the tide in the ongoing war with the Turks, including the siege of Esztergom and the important victory at Novy Sad, as well as the turning back of the Turkish forces at the Gates of Vienna in 1683.  This marked the beginning of the end of these conflicts, and Louis's involvement in the victory was duly acknowledged by the Sublime Porte when he was ceded the title of protector of the Christian holy places in Palestine.  Whatever the actual peace, however, Charpentier's sublime work celebrates the bounty of peace on a higher level, with real gratitude for the blessings peace brings, especially for the arts. 

Virtual Ticket ~ $25.   https://www.dallasbach.org/cyberbach

Moody Performance Hall, Dallas Tx

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 8 pm

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA : BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA,

LED BY CONCERTMASTER MARGARET BATJER

Bach’s monumental work, comprised of 30 variations originally written for solo keyboard and published in 1741, gained prominence in the twentieth century with pianist Glenn Gould’s famed 1955 recording of it and garnered further exposure with violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 1984 arrangement for strings, the version  LACO is presenting. The brilliant arrangement for strings – dedicated to Glenn Gould – honors note-for-note Bach’s seminal work, long a staple of the piano repertoire, while imbuing it with a fresh new musical perspective that brings to the work an entirely different spectrum of timbre and sonorities.

 Ticketholders Required to Show Proof of Vaccination and Booster Shot and Wear Masks (suggest at least two layers, such as a KN95 or surgical mask ) Inside Venues, Social distancing will be implemented

Tickets are $58 and may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001 x1. Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and for students.

The Broad Stage, Santa Monica Community College, 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

more info: laco.org

 

March 12 – 27  (March 12, 17, 20, 23, 26, 27)  7:30 or 2:00

LA Opera and the Hamburg Ballet: St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach with ballet by John Neumeier

            Legendary choreographer John Neumeier stages Bach's monumental sacred masterpiece, featuring the extraordinary dancers of the Hamburg Ballet. Awe-inspiring in its complexity, universal in its appeal, Bach's St. Matthew Passion is considered by many to be the single greatest masterpiece of western sacred music, a profoundly moving depiction of the final days of the life of Jesus. John Neumeier, the celebrated choreographer who made his LAO debut with Orpheus and Eurydice in 2018, returns to Los Angeles with one of his signature creations, a ballet that has been cheered by audiences throughout the world.

            Marrying the powerful music and narrative with dance in complete harmony, Neumeier fills the stage with unforgettable movement and images. The extraordinary dancers of the Hamburg Ballet join forces with James Conlon, a team of brilliant vocal soloists, and LA Opera's formidable orchestra and chorus for a spellbinding, deeply meaningful performance you'll never forget.

Conducted by James Conlon; sung in German with English subtitles. The running time is approximately four hours, including one intermission.

Tickets; from $19 and up; exchange or refund of tickets is free of charge.  SCEMS members receive discount, ask Bill Griffin at earlymusicla.org

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles

more info: https://www.laopera.org/performances/2122-season-page/st-matthew-passion/

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tesserae Baroque: Bellissima Serenata

Corelli’s Concerti Grossi op. 6 are the cornerstone of the genre, but they probably don’t reflect the way in which the music in this collection was originally heard. As opposed to being organized into concertos, it seems as if most of the music Corelli composed and played Rome was used to frame and punctuate vocal works. Tesserae will recreate this original listening experience by presenting excerpts of Corelli’s music (including adaptions and arrangements of trio sonatas) alongside excerpts from vocal works composed when Corelli was active in Rome. Featuring music by Corelli, Pasquini, A. Scarlatti, Lulier, and Handel.

Ticketing information: General Admission $30\; Seniors & SCEMS $25; Students $10; Children may attend for free. All tickets are fully refundable up to the day of the concert.

Calvary Presbyterian Church, South Pasadena ,1050 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030 United States

Covid safety

This performance will take place indoors. All guests will be notified a few days prior about specific social-distancing measures that are currently in effect in Los Angeles County. This may include face coverings and/or a requirement to be fully vaccinated. All tickets are refundable up to the day of the performance.

 

March 19th, 2022, 7:30 PM

March 20th, 2022, 3:00 PM 

Music Angelica: Vivaldi Meets Bach
A young J.S. Bach copied, studied, and transcribed the concertos of Antonio Vivaldi, including the two beloved works on this program. Centuries later, Bach repaid the favor when Vivaldi's all but forgotten works were rediscovered in the wake of Bach scholarship, leading to their revival in the twentieth century. Cynthia Roberts, Concertmaster

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):Concerto Grosso in D Minor, op. 3, no. 11, RV 565; Violin Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1052R                                       
Antonio Vivaldi : Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, op. 3, no.10, RV 580    [9’]                    
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762): Concerto Grosso no. 12 in D Minor, ‘La Folia’  
Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1056; David Belkovski, harpsichord

March 19th, 2022, 7:30 PM:  Beverly O'Neill Theater, Long Beach

March 20th, 2022, 3:00 PM:  First Congregational Church, Los Angeles

more info: parking, etc. www.musicaangelica.org

 

Friday, March 18, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 20, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

Bach Collegium San Diego: WORLD PREMIERE: EL MESÍAS : MESSIAH FOR A NEW WORLD [Handel's Messiah, complete oratorio, sung in Spanish]

The world premiere of the Spanish libretto of Handel's iconic oratorio Messiah.

Featuring a newly commissioned Spanish libretto by Mario Montenegro of Tijuana, Baja California, which shines a new light on this beloved work, and seeks to explore how our communities access this music.

Friday, March 18, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Sunday, March 20, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

CECUT Centro Cultural Tijuana

P.º de los Héroes 9350, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana

22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/


Mar 19, 2022 06:00 PM PST  a Zoom meeting broadcast
UCLA Early Music Ensemble: "Wind: Intersecting Historical Performance and Climate." 

UCLA EME, directed by Marylin Winkle, D.M.A.,  in The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, presents a Zoom broadcast of videos of remote recordings compiled into ensemble works.  Music spans Medieval (Hildegard von Bingen), Renaissance, and Baroque (Vivaldi), with themes that include "wind"; this is the second installment of the intersection of Early music and climate following last semester's theme of "water".
Join Zoom Meeting
https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98471133026?pwd=Z2hLWWNzeVhxcU1uTCs1c1ZBQlZLZz09
Meeting ID: 984 7113 3026
Passcode: 263389

March 25, 2022 7 pm

Desert Baroque: The Baroque Era in a Modern Age: CELEBRITY CONCERT

Capturing the Clavisimbalum with Swiss harpsichordist, Corina Marti

Following treatises, paintings and music, this program includes pieces from the late 13th century Spain and France, the famous Codex Faenza and the Buxheimer Orgelbuch, Eastern European sources and a touch of English music too

THE ARTISTS CENTER at the GALEN, 72567 Hwy 111, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260

The audience is requested to provide ID, proof of vaccination, and to be masked, until further notice.

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

413-285-6881

Saturday, March 26th at 19:30 (note time zone difference)  Streaming from Hungary

Centre de musique baroque de Versailles: Scylla and Glaucus,

A unique opera by Jean-Marie Leclair in a new edition by Julien Dubruque (CMBV)  , a co-production of the Baroque Music Centre of Versailles, Orfeo Music Foundation Budapest, Liszt Academy of Music Budapest, and Haydneum .

Cast:

Circé: Véronique Gens , Scylla: Judith van Wanroij , Glaucus: Cyrille Dubois
with other characters:Vénus, a driad, Dorine, Amor, a shepherd, Témire, a forest god, a shepherd,

Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra (on period instruments) ; Concertmaster: Simon Standage , Conductor: György Vashegyi

The tragédie en musique Scylla et Glaucus is Jean-Marie Leclair’s only surviving full length opera. The refinement of the vocal parts surprised many of his contemporaries given that Leclair was basically considered an instrumental composer: by the time this music stage work was presented in 1746, his 48 violin sonatas had already been published as well as numerous trios and concertos. His musical training took place in Italy and this background is evident in his stage work. Despite the opera faithfully following the traditional tragédie en musique developed by Jean-Baptiste Lully in the 18th century, there is no avoiding the Italian stylistic notes in the music.

more info and Livestream link: https://zeneakademia.hu/all-programs/2022-03-26-purcell-choir-orfeo-orchestra-10398 

April 2022

April 2 2022 19:00 (note time zone difference)  Streaming from Hungary

Jean Rondeau (harpsichord):  J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Forkel, the first important biographer of Bach, relates a tale in which the great Johann Sebastian composed the so-called Goldberg Variations on the commission of a certain Count Keyserlinck. The nobleman suffered from insomnia so he asked the composer to write a piece of music that his own harpsichordist, Johann Teophil Goldberg, could play in the long sleepless nights. The count finally paid a handsome sum: one hundred double Louis d’or on a gold platter. It’s a nice story but certainly not true in this form. The fact is that the work appeared in print during Bach’s lifetime, in 1742, as the concluding part of the Clavier-Übung series, but there is no mention of the dedicatee on the front cover of the score, nor is there any mention of Goldberg. Despite this, it is no exaggeration to state that the work is the king of variation series ever written, or ever to be written. Black and White Colours 2022

Presented by Liszt Academy, Solti Hall

more info and Livestream link:  https://zeneakademia.hu/all-programs/2022-04-02-jean-rondeau-10348

Sun  Apr 3, 2022 - 7:30 PM

Lang Lang (piano): Colburn Celebrity Recital:

Experience Bach’s tour de force in the hands of the world’s most celebrated pianist.

Program

BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

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Sat, Apr 9, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sun, Apr 10, 2022 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and vocal soloists and choir: St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach

In a rare treat of a US performance of this masterpiece of Baroque music by a HIP (historically-informed performance), Music Angelica, performs Bach’s St. Matthew Passion weaving voices and orchestra through magnificent oratorios and arias. Uniquely scored for two groups of vocalists and double orchestra, it sets parts of the Gospel of Matthew to music, told by the Evangelist (Tenor) in dialogue with Jesus (Baritone) and with interspersed chorales and arias. Two Baroque orchestras will perform with a double choir and an award-winning cast of American and European vocal soloists. This thrillingly intense music will soar in the beautiful acoustics of the First Congregational Church to create an unforgettable musical experience.

It is Musica Angelica’s esteemed honor to perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in the memory of the distinguished Los Angeles philanthropist, Richard Colburn. Mr. Colburn, a longtime supporter of classical music, regularly visited Naarden in the Netherlands and was greatly moved by the Netherlands Bach Society’s performance of St. Matthew Passion, which has taken place on Good Friday annually since 1921. The Colburn Foundation, under the direction of Carol Colburn Grigor, the daughter of Richard Colburn, has provided a special grant for this performance in hopes that the St. Matthew Passion will become an annual tradition in Los Angeles.

tickets $20-$150

At this time, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles REQUIRES PROOF OF VACCINATION TO ENTER.  Masks required indoors.

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 520 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90020

more info: https://www.musicaangelica.org/events/st-matthew-passion-04-09-2022/

Thursday April 14th at 12:00noon,

Musica Transalpina: Missa non sine quare , Gloria, Salmi passaggiati, Magnificat primi toni

Mass service program:

1. Missa non sine quare by Johann Caspar Kerll, an organist from Salzburg whose music was studied & imitated by Johann Sebastian Bach

2. a magnificent setting of the Gloria by Johann Rosenmüller, a composer from Leipzig who moved to Venice to study the new Italian style, and who personifies Musica Transalpina as a concept. 

3.Salmi passaggiati by Giovanni Conforti and Francesco Severi which are the earliest published examples of sacred monody, which directly influenced the development of opera. 

4. Magnificat primi toni by Giovanni Palestrina, the most famous composer of the sixteenth century.

Church of Ss. Peter and Paul in Wilmington

more info at www.MusicaTransalpina.org

 

Friday April 15th at 12:00 noon,

Musica Transalpina : Passion by the sixteenth century Venetian Teodoro Clinio. 

Mass service program: This Latin Passion is a direct ancestor to the more famous German Passions by composers like Bach and Buxtehude.

Church of Ss. Peter and Paul in Wilmington

more info at www.MusicaTransalpina.org

Saturday April 16th at 12:00 noon

Musica Transalpina : Missa Resurrections

Mass service program:

1. the recently discovered Missa Resurrections by Antonio Bertali, who was kapellmeister to Ferdinand II. and Ferdinand III.  It was composed for Easter Sunday 1666, and we shall perform it for Easter Even this year. 

2. two psalms by Claudio Monteverdi, considered to be the father of baroque music,

3. two motets by Giovanni Gabrieli, who exercised an enormous influence on sacred music in Germany and taught many important German composers such as Heinrich Schütz,

4. Magnificat C-moll by Johann Rosenmüller.

Church of Ss. Peter and Paul in Wilmington:

more info at www.MusicaTransalpina.org

Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:00

Jacaranda: PASSION:  Johann Sebastian Bach – Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 (LA Premiere)

Alyssa Park, violin; Aron Kallay, keyboards; Jacaranda Chamber Orchestra; conductor TBA

JS Bach’s stubbornly challenging but supremely rewarding Easter Oratorio (1725) has never been performed in Los Angeles! One might expect such a situation with some small piece that came to light because of recent Bach scholarship, but this 40-minute companion to the 180-minute Christmas Oratorio will receive it’s LA premiere in 2022. Perhaps the virtuoso requirements of vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra (three trumpets, three oboes!) were too daunting for such a compact work to be undertaken before. Nevertheless, Jacaranda’s mission is to introduce neglected works to concert life in Southern California. The Jacaranda team will offer you fiery brilliance, sublime and spirited singing, and rousing instrumentalists including the organ refurbished in 2019. Also on the program is Lou Harrison/R. Dees – Suite for Violin & Strings, a ravishing piece featuring Alyssa Park.

First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica

more info: Proof of full vaccination and tickets:  https://www.jacarandamusic.org/season

 SUNDAY, APRIL 24

4:00 Schola Marialis: Solemn Choral Evensong.

The professional schola of St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Palms, under the direction of Sean Smith, sing the Responses by Bernard Rose (1916-1996), Anglican chant psalms, the Evening Service in G by Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995), Gregorian chant, and the glorious “Surrexit pastor bonus” by Jean Lhéritier (c. 1480 - after 1551).

FREE

3647 Watseka Avenue in West Los Angeles, arrive early for limited parking

Monday, April 25 at 5pm, and archived stream

Dunedin Consort, Baroque, John Butt: Master Class on historic performance practice

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School, DTLA, Free, no tickets required

Dunedin Consort is one of the world’s leading Baroque ensembles, recognized for its vivid and insightful performances and recordings. In this illustrated lecture, Professor John Butt and Dunedin Consort explore the concept of historically informed performance and its relevance in the modern musical landscape, in a practical and discursive format. Drawing on his seminal book Playing with History, Professor Butt considers issues including the relationship between notation and performance, examining the ways in which we ascribe ‘meaning’ to musical texts, and how these ideas are affected by composers adapting the same music for new occasions.

Professor Butt will explore answers to some of the fundamental questions surrounding the Western classical tradition. How does an understanding of historical performance practice help us get closer to the composer’s original intentions and find meaning in what we perform? And where do these ideas fit with the idea of the moveable work? The musicians of the Dunedin Consort provide musical illustrations to the lecture, with music by Bach, Corelli, Handel and—in a glimpse into the future—Errollyn Wallen.

More information: https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/master-class-dunedin-consort-baroque/

Friday, April 29, 2022 8:00 PM (PT)  

Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: "Modern Musick": A Concert of Baroque and Early American Music

The Thornton Baroque Sinfonia, the early music ensemble of USC Thornton led by Adam Gilbert, Jason Yoshida, and Jennifer Kampani, presents works by Henry Purcell, Georg Philipp Telemann, Franz Joseph Haydn, and William Billings, along with African American spirituals and shape-notes hymns and anthems.

With special guests: The Brand Ensemble and Pre-concert music by the USC Baroque Oboe Band!

This concert is Free and open to the public. Seating is limited based on health guidelines and registration is required.

RSVPs Are Required Click here to RSVP.  https://uscthorntonearlymusicprogram.cmail20.com/t/j-l-zujtktl-jdyutihts-r/

Attendance Guidelines:Click here for our current COVID-19 safety requirements for audiences.

https://uscthorntonearlymusicprogram.cmail20.com/t/j-l-zujtktl-jdyutihts-y/

And for a special bonus, don't forget to listen to our Sound Walk! Listen to samples of our music as you wend you way across campus to the Newman Hall, and listen to audio program notes upon your arrival at the venue. To download the Echoes App, go to:

https://explore.echoes.xyz

Then search for our special Thornton Baroque Sinfonia Sound Walk, or find it here!:

https://explore.echoes.xyz/collections/ymZPl3z1fIRclERf

AND in case you missed it: Enjoy this lovely short feature about our own Robert Wang:

https://music.usc.edu/the-process-robert-wang/

Newman Recital Hall, USC campus, parking on campus off Figeuroa

more info: https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

May 2022

Sunday May 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Los Angeles Baroque (LAB): "Alsatian" Spring

Join LAB in the courtyard at St. James' Episcopal Church, South Pasadena, for the next in our series of pop-up concerts: a relaxed afternoon performance (with wine/waters), given by LAB's "Big Band" and the LAB Consort Club. Led by artistic director Lindsey Strand-Polyak, assisted by LAB's artistic associates.

 Alsatian Spring: Orchestral music by German composers in pan-European styles by Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, Johann Bernhard Bach and Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, complemented by chorales and more from the LAB Consort Club

FREE admission but donations welcomed

Outdoors in the Courtyard at St James’ Episcopal Church 1325 Monterey Rd, South Pasadena, CA

learn more at  losangelesbaroque.org

May 7th: doors open 6:30, pre-concert 7:00

Tallis Scholars: The Golden Age of Spanish Polyphony

The Tallis Scholars with Director Peter Phillips will perform at in the spectacular acoustics of St. Andrew Pasadena for the final concert of their 2022 U.S. Tour.  This world-renowned choral ensemble will perform several masterpieces by Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548 – 1611). This will be the final performance in The Tallis Scholars’ 2022 United States tour.  The music of composer Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548 – 1611) is considered by many to represent the pinnacle of the Spanish Renaissance choral repertoire, he was a student of Palestrina (1525 – 1594) and a leading figure in the Counter-Reformation.
PROGRAM : Ave Maria a8, Magnificat primi toni a8, Requiem a6

The local St. Monica Academy Choir will begin the event at 7:00 PM, with doors opening at 6:30 PM
Official event page: https://www.saintandrewpasadena.org/tallis-scholars-concert
Church website: www.standrewpasadena.org
Ensemble website: https://www.thetallisscholars.co.uk

Tickets are available through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-tallis-scholars-concert-peter-phillips-director-tickets-292680052917
Sponsorship information: https://www.saintandrewpasadena.org/tallis-sponsorships

St. Andrew Church 311 N. Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA 91103 Located in Old Town Pasadena
 

May 7, 2022, at 8pm. online streaming on May 20

Boston Camerata : Douce Dame Jolie: Guillaume de Machaut’s Last Affair,

This program is one of five created by the Camerata for the Reims Festival in 2011, celebrating the 800th anniversary of Reims Cathedral, where Guillaume de Machaut had an ecclesiastical appointment. We will celebrate Music Director Emeritus Joel Cohen's 80th birthday and Artistic Director Anne Azéma's elevation to Officier of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA 02116

Friday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m.,

Saturday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m.  

Bach Collegium San Diego : APOTHEOSIS OF THE DANCE

Don't miss out on the final Mainstage concert of the season! Beethoven’s seventh symphony is filled with an infectious dance with musical ideas linked back to Mozart. Fortepianist Sylvia Berry delivers Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 20, a dynamic work admired by the young Beethoven. You won't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see BCSD perform the music of Beethoven and Mozart.

Friday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m.  All Souls Episcopal Church 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

Saturday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m.  Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

more info: BachCollegiumSD.org

May 21-31 – Video on Demand

Piffaro Founders' Finale: The Musical Legacy of Charles V

w/ guests: Daniel Swenberg, lute & Héloise Degrugillier and Fiona Last, winds

Few monarchs of the Renaissance can rival the achievements, and titles, of the Burgundian Charles V – Holy Roman Emperor, King of Spain, Lord of the Netherlands, Duke of Burgundy, Head of the House of Hapsburg. His traveling musical establishment was sumptuous, replete with some of the most notable composers of the day, and his musical reach extended well beyond his lifetime and Europe’s shores. This will be the final concert of our founding artistic directors, Joan Kimball & Bob Wiemken. We invite you to join us in celebration of magnificent musical legacies! Join us after the concert to toast Joan & Bob!

This varied all-instrumental program will include works by Jakob Obrecht, Alexander Agricola, Josquin Despres, Nicolas Gombert, Christóbal de Morales, Gaspar Fernandes, and more!

Online concerts: Each of our in-person concerts will be filmed by Torello Productions in front of a live audience. The videos will become available online one week after the live concert and will remain available on demand for 11 days.

Instructions and tips: https://www.piffaro.org/support/

Tickets: https://t.e2ma.net/click/x8fn9f/pyaireg/tlvg3p

Concert Preview: Dance de Cleves From the Basse Dance MS, ca. 1500, arr. G. Herreid

https://t.e2ma.net/click/x8fn9f/pyaireg/h4lg3p

Marguerite of Austria was regent of Charles V in his early years. She was a great music lover and manuscript collector. The Danse de Cleves comes from a Burgundian manuscript of the time containing numerous dance melodies. The basse danse was a popular court dance in the 15th and early 16th centuries, especially at young Charles' Burgundian court. If you close your eyes while you listen, you can picture the courtiers gracefully gliding.

Sunday, May 22nd, 4pm,  (repeats June 12 in Glendale)

Baroque Bliss: French Baroque Music Fit for a King

Louis XIV, himself a dancer, intervened at every level in courtly cultural production. The music his composers created was influenced by various dances, so congenial to the French, with their orderly forms, and great attention to surface detail. It is mannered, even decadent, its melodies are heavily ornamented, its rhythms often fastidious, and its harmonies often appear aimless. These affects served to awaken the listener with their unexpected twists and turns, thereby invoking surprise and pleasure (surprise et plaisir). At other times the music suspends time and cadential expectation. In tone and structure, it was so much in harmony with the spirit of the French court, and was so elegant and different from other national styles, that the whole of Europe became enamored of it, and attempted to imitate the music of Versailles. Come experience this blissful music for yourself!

Directed by Marischka Hopcroft; band members: Marischka Hopcroft, harpsichord, Paul Sherman, oboe, Carolyn Beck, bassoon, Bruce Teter, musette and recorder, Jaehuan Kim, countertenor, Lewis Johnson, bass, Robert Wang, guitar, and Haley Hedegard, viola da gamba, Adam Gilberti, percussion.

Suggested donation $20.

COVID precautions: we follow the guidelines for the City of Santa Monica which are currently: All attendees and musicians (except singers and wind instrumentalists) are currently required to wear masks; attendees can socially distance in the large sanctuary.

St-Augustines-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1227 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Parking: Two hours free parking in the parking structure just opposite (west side of  4th St)

May 22, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tesserae Baroque: The Myth of Venice

The phrase “The Myth of Venice” is used by historians to describe a kind of “Venetian Exceptionalism”; in this formulation, art, architecture, and (of course!) music was used to glorify the Republic. In a concert featuring cornetts, sackbuts, strings, and singers, Tesserae brings to life the grandiose polychoral music from the late Renaissance and the early Baroque – the Golden Age of Venetian music – as well as other non-Venetian works inspired by this rich musical tradition. This program includes Venetian music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli and Monteverdi, as well as works in the polychoral style by Diego Ortiz and Hieronymous Praetorius.

General Admission $30, Seniors & SCEMS $25,Students $10,Children and members of the Music Guild may attend for free.All tickets are fully refundable up to the day of the concert.

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

Covid safety

This performance will take place indoors. All guests will be notified a few days prior about specific social-distancing measures that are currently in effect in Los Angeles County. This may include face covering or a requirement to be fully vaccinated. All tickets are refundable up to the day of the performance.

June 2022

June 3, 4, 5, 10,12. 7:30 PM

Kontrapunctus: The Italians Live in Concert

Melody Ye Yuam, Concertmaster, and featuring acclaimed soloist Aubree Olicerson

music by Gabriellli, Geminiani, Locatelly, Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Vitale, Vivaldi

Venues in Torrance (6-3), Culver City (6-4), Pasadena (6-5), Long Beach (6-10) , Westwood (6-11_, San Juan Capistrano (6-12)

https://www.kontrapunktus.com/tickets

June 5 through June 12: some concerts online

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (BFX) and fringe concerts
BFX main stage tickets are now on sale for 17 amazing concerts from June 5 through June 12

Stay tuned for more information about digital content for the 2022 Berkeley Festival!

https://berkeleyfestival.org/2022-main-stage/

https://berkeleyfestival.org/the-fringe/2022-fringe-calendar/

Saturday, June 11, 2022 8 p.m. (repeats June 12)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: The Glories of Venice

Jouyssance joins forces with guest instrumentalists to present some of the most sumptuous and innovative music of the Renaissance and early Baroque. Born out of the bustling economy, printing boom, and ambitions of the ruling families of the port city, the music of Venice in the 16th and 17th centuries will come to life in 21st century Southern California under the baton of Artistic Director Nicole Baker. The program will include selections by Monteverdi, Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli, Rore, Willaert, and others who helped create the most opulent musical center of the time.

$25 General Admission, $20 Senior / SCEMS member , FREE student admission with ID

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

more info : Jouyssance.org

 

Sunday, June 12, 2022  4 p.m. (repeats June 11), Optional fundraiser reception to follow concert.

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: The Glories of Venice

Jouyssance joins forces with guest instrumentalists to present some of the most sumptuous and innovative music of the Renaissance and early Baroque. Born out of the bustling economy, printing boom, and ambitions of the ruling families of the port city, the music of Venice in the 16th and 17th centuries will come to life in 21st century Southern California under the baton of Artistic Director Nicole Baker. The program will include selections by Monteverdi, Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli, Rore, Willaert, and others who helped create the most opulent musical center of the time.

Post-Concert Reception Fundraiser: Complete your Venetian musical feast with Italian themed wine, hors d'oeuvres, good company, and small group performances in the lovely courtyard at Calvary Presbyterian Church, immediately following the concert. All proceeds support Jouyssance’s programming and outreach efforts.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks required for all attendees

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena

more info : Jouyssance.org

Concert Tickets (Saturday or Sunday)Available in advance or at the door.

$25 General Admission, $20 Senior / SCEMS member , FREE student admission with ID

Concert Plus Reception Tickets (Sunday only): $75 Concert and reception admission

$150 Concert and reception sponsor (includes special thank you in our concert program)

Sunday June 12th, 4 pm, (repeated May 22 in Santa Monica)

Baroque Bliss: French Baroque Music Fit for a King

Louis XIV, himself a dancer, intervened at every level in courtly cultural production. The music his composers created was influenced by various dances, so congenial to the French, with their orderly forms, and great attention to surface detail. It is mannered, even decadent, its melodies are heavily ornamented, its rhythms often fastidious, and its harmonies often appear aimless. These affects served to awaken the listener with their unexpected twists and turns, thereby invoking surprise and pleasure (surprise et plaisir). At other times the music suspends time and cadential expectation. In tone and structure, it was so much in harmony with the spirit of the French court, and was so elegant and different from other national styles, that the whole of Europe became enamored of it, and attempted to imitate the music of Versailles. Come experience this blissful music for yourself!

Directed by Marischka Hopcroft; band members: Marischka Hopcroft, harpsichord, Paul Sherman, oboe, Carolyn Beck, bassoon, Bruce Teter, musette and recorder, Jaehuan Kim, countertenor, Lewis Johnson, bass, Robert Wang, guitar, and Haley Hedegard, viola da gamba, Adam Gilberti, percussion.

Suggested donation $20.

COVID precautions: we follow the guidelines for the city of Glendale which are currently: All attendees and musicians (except singers and wind instrumentalists) are currently required to wear masks; attendees can socially distance in the large sanctuary.

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

Parking: free in adjacent lots

June 26 2022: 3pm United Kingdom time zone, online

Polyphonica Recorder Trio Education: Workshop Articulation for Recorder & Flute Players

An online workshop presented by:Grace Barton, Simone Reid, Michael Piraner.Description:

Have you ever wondered how to approach a piece of early music that has no articulation markings? Should we slur or tongue and in which context? What information can we take from the score that can help us decide? This workshop aims to give you the means to make these decisions yourself through an examination of historical sources with simple practical exercises you can apply to any piece of music.  Participants will be emailed instructions for joining the workshop upon purchase of a ticket.  A worksheet will be emailed 2 weeks before the event.

Cost: £10

Booking: https://www.polyphonicarecordertrio.com/event_detail/7/

July 2022

August 2022