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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)

http://www.sttheresechurchalhambra.org/

November 2021

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

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 6, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Con Gioia’s : 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

In the series Classical Sundays at Six at St. James

Adam & Rotem Gilbert, recorders; Jason Yoshida, lutes and guitars; Jennifer Elli Kampani, soprano

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

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.

December 2021

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 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

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

 

December 12  4:30 PM

The Choir of Saint James : Advent Service of Lessons and Carols

Patterned after the ever-popular service of Nine Lessons and Carols originating from King’s College, Cambridge, England, the Choir of Saint James offers this service on the Third Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2021. (Please note Pandemic Protocols and Ticketing information above.) Freewill offering.

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

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/

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.Tickets for this event are not yet on sale.

Venue TBA : 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 may include face coverings and/or a requirement to be fully vaccinated. All tickets are refundable up to the day of the performance.

 

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

Tesserae Baroque: Tesserae plays with Jacaranda: Vanquished

Program: Claudio Monteverdi – Thanksgiving Processional from Vespers of 1610;  Arvo Pärt – Tabula Rasa; José Pablo Moncayo – Huapango

Featuring Agave Baroque, Aaron Westman, director; Tesserae Baroque, Alex Opsahl, director;

Movses Pogossian & Varty Manouelian, violins; Gloria Cheng, piano; UCLA Camarades String Orchestra, Mark Alan Hilt, conductor & organ; Mariachi Sol de Mexico & Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas; Jose Hernandez, conductor; Jacaranda Chamber Singers; Los Angeles Children’s Chorus; Ryan Dudenbostel, conductor

Arvo Pärt’s transcendent Tabula Rasa (Clean Slate) opens with UCLA Camarades made up of top students from around the world with favorite Jacaranda soloists. 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

Learn more about Jacaranda and more info : 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

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 AT 8 P.M.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra : GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

J.S. BACH (arr. DMITRY SITKOVETSKY): Goldberg Variations for String Orchestra (60 minutes)

An undisputed masterpiece without peer, Bach’s Goldberg Variations has remained one of Margaret Batjer’s favorite pieces throughout her whole life. Originally written for piano, she never had the opportunity to perform it, and was elated to discover this string arrangement. While the music remains the same, Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s arrangement explores an entirely different timbre with a string ensemble. This brilliant arrangement brings an entirely different spectrum of colors and sonorities to Bach’s enduring classic. MARGARET BATJER LEADER

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

more info: laco.org

 

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/

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

April 2022

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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May 2022

May 14–15, 2022

Bach Collegium San Diego: APOTHEOSIS OF THE DANCE

Program: attrib. W.A. Mozart:Symphony in a minor ‘Odense’, K.16a

W.A. Mozart:Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K.466,; L.V. Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op. 92

May 14, 2022:

All Souls' Episcopal Church

May 15, 2022:

Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

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

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: The Glories of Venice

The full forces of Jouyssance will present Monteverdi’s glorious Magnificat à 6 voci and works by Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli, accompanied by musicians on period instruments.

This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Full venue and scheduling info coming soon.

 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: The Glories of Venice

The full forces of Jouyssance will present Monteverdi’s glorious Magnificat à 6 voci and works by Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli, accompanied by musicians on period instruments.

This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Full venue and scheduling info coming soon.

July 2022

August 2022