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Master Calendar 2023-2024

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 2023

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: The Bach Boys          

The surname Bach can refer to around twenty different accomplished musicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, responsible for good vibrations from Leipzig to London and beyond. Johann Sebastian’s first wife Maria Barbara (not Ann) bore Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel, respectively their father’s favorite and most musically accomplished sons. Their talents are on full display in the selections performed at this family gathering.

Program: Suite in E minor, Johann Bernhard Bach, Violin Concerto E-Major BWV 1042, Johann Sebastian Bach, Harpsichord Concerto D-Minor, Wq. 23, H. 427, C. P. E. Bach, Flute Concerto D-Major BR-WFB C 15, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Triple Concerto BWV 1044, J. S. Bach

Beverly O'Neill Theater 300 East Ocean Boulevard  Long Beach, California 90802

more info: https://www.musicaangelica.org/concerts-tickets/

 

Sun, Sep 24, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: The Bach Boys          

The surname Bach can refer to around twenty different accomplished musicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, responsible for good vibrations from Leipzig to London and beyond. Johann Sebastian’s first wife Maria Barbara (not Ann) bore Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel, respectively their father’s favorite and most musically accomplished sons. Their talents are on full display in the selections performed at this family gathering.

Program: Suite in E minor, Johann Bernhard Bach, Violin Concerto E-Major BWV 1042, Johann Sebastian Bach, Harpsichord Concerto D-Minor, Wq. 23, H. 427, C. P. E. Bach, Flute Concerto D-Major BR-WFB C 15, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Triple Concerto BWV 1044, J. S. Bach

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles (Shatto) 540 South Commonwealth Avenue  Los Angeles, California 90020

more info: https://www.musicaangelica.org/concerts-tickets/

Sunday, September 24, 2023  5pm

Sonia Lee and LMU faculty: An evening of Baroque music

An evening of Baroque music performed on period instruments by Sonia Lee (harpsichord, guest artist), Marisa De Silva (soprano, LMU faculty), Ken Aiso (baroque violin, LMU faculty) and Shanon Zusman (viola da gamba, LMU faculty).

Program: Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Chaconne in G minor; Henry Purcell, O Let Me Weep; George Frideric Handel, Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion; Georg Philipp Telemann, Gamba Sonata in A minor;  Bach, Violin Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023; Marin Marais, Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris; Jean-Philippe Rameau, Pièces de clavecin en concerts no. 5

Free Entry

Murphy Recital Hall , Loyola Marymount University,

1955 Ignatian Circle, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

more info and map: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/an_evening_of_baroque_music

Sept. 24. Sunday 3 P.M.,  Pomona

Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble, Baroque sonatas

Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble, an early music ensemble based at Pomona College with Pomona College Music Department faculty* performers, with Aki Yamaguchi, oboe and recorder; Alfred Cramer*, violin; Carolyn Beck*, bassoon; Roger Lebow, cello; Jason Yoshida*, theorbo; and Graydon Beeks*, harpsichord, share a handful of Baroque sonatas by J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann and others

Pomona College: BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC  150 4th St, Pomona, CA 91766

more info:  pomona.edu/music-calendar

https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/music-calendar.pdf

https://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/concert-calendar/concert-parking

 

Saturday September 30th, 4:00 pm (arrive after 3:30) SOLD OUT

Baroque Bliss: Arcadian Delights - a fête galante pastoral garden party

            The sensibility “French baroque pastorale” referred to a meeting place of the imagination and natural environment in order to perfect one’s material and spiritual existence; to distill the core of nature’s beauty while simultaneously attempting to discard it’s outer, chaotic exterior.

This concert will evoke a fête galante, a pastoral garden party. In the court of Louis XIV, such divertissements kept the King’s courtiers entertained, a safeguard against them revolution-plotting.

Part 1 will be performed in the garden on quintessential pastoral instruments - musette (French baroque bagpipe) and vielle à roue (French baroque hurdy gurdy), performed on original restored 18th C instruments, and Part 2 of pastoral chamber music will be performed in the house.

Featuring Marischka Hopcroft (director, French harpsichord), Bruce Teter (musette, recorders), Curtis Berak (vielle à roue), Marylin Winkle (viola da gamba), Carolyn Beck (Baroque bassoon), Mark Walter (recorders, percussion), and Lewis Johnson (bass-baritone voice).

Suggested donation $20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

SOLD OUT Seating is limited, so please RSVP to either bteter@ucla.edu

or RSVP to Groupmuse ($5 fee) through this Groupmuse link :

https://www.groupmuse.com/events/13537-arcadian-delights-fete-galante-a-pastoral-garden-party/reservations/new

12426 Havelock Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90066. Ample street parking

October 2023

Friday, October 6 8:00 pm
USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Death and Love in Venice: Venetian Music of the Baroque Era

Celebrating music by Claudio Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Tarquinio Merula, and Antonio Vivaldi .

Directed by Rotem Gilbert and Jason Yoshida

Admission Free and Open to the Public

USC Alfred Newman Recital Hall 3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

more information:

 this link:

Facebook and YouTube.contact us at earlymusic@usc.edu.

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm, The Huntington (San Marino)

Camerata Pacifica-Camerata Pacifica Baroque: From Bach to Bolivia

Embracing works from the Old and New Worlds, Camerata Pacifica continues its 34th season with “From Bach to Bolivia,” the first of two programs in its new Camerata Pacifica Baroque series featuring period instruments and curated by acclaimed flutist Emi Ferguson. includes five seminal Bach chamber works: Prelude and Fugue; Trio Sonata No. 5; Prelude; Trio Sonata No. 2; and Toccata and Fugue. They are set against six anonymous chamber works composed during the same era in Bolivia, which were rediscovered in the past 20 years in the Chiquitos Music Archives housed in a Bolivian Jesuit mission church and compiled by Dr. Piotr Nawrot. Bridging Bach’s masterworks and the anonymous works composed on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is La Folia by Doménico Zipoli, an Italian composer who completed his musical training in Europe before moving in 1717 to Córdoba in Spanish Colonial America (now in Argentina), where he served as music director for the local Jesuit church.

Emi Ferguson, music director/flute, Katie Hyun, violin,Coleman Itzkoff, cello, Mikael Darmanie, piano

PROGRAM:

J.S. BACH  Prelude and Fugue, BWV 846

ANONYMOUS  Sonata “Chiquitana” No.IV, AMCh 264

ANONYMOUS  Preambulum

ANONYMOUS  Fugado

J.S. BACH  Trio Sonata No. 5, BWV 529 

ANONYMOUS  Sonata “Chiquitana” No. XIV, AMCh 274

J.S. BACH  Prelude, BWV 847

ANONYMOUS  Fuga

J.S. BACH  Trio Sonata No. 2, BWV 526 

DOMÉNICO ZIPOLI  La Folia

ANONYMOUS  Toccata

J.S. BACH Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565

TICKETS AND INFORMATION:$75 , www.cameratapacifica.org

The Huntington’s Rothenberg Hall, 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

 

Thursday, October 19, 8 pm   Colburn School (Los Angeles)

Camerata Pacifica-Camerata Pacifica Baroque: From Bach to Bolivia

Embracing works from the Old and New Worlds, Camerata Pacifica continues its 34th season with “From Bach to Bolivia,” the first of two programs in its new Camerata Pacifica Baroque series featuring period instruments and curated by acclaimed flutist Emi Ferguson. includes five seminal Bach chamber works: Prelude and Fugue; Trio Sonata No. 5; Prelude; Trio Sonata No. 2; and Toccata and Fugue. They are set against six anonymous chamber works composed during the same era in Bolivia, which were rediscovered in the past 20 years in the Chiquitos Music Archives housed in a Bolivian Jesuit mission church and compiled by Dr. Piotr Nawrot. Bridging Bach’s masterworks and the anonymous works composed on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is La Folia by Doménico Zipoli, an Italian composer who completed his musical training in Europe before moving in 1717 to Córdoba in Spanish Colonial America (now in Argentina), where he served as music director for the local Jesuit church.

Emi Ferguson, music director/flute, Katie Hyun, violin,Coleman Itzkoff, cello, Mikael Darmanie, piano

PROGRAM:

J.S. BACH  Prelude and Fugue, BWV 846

ANONYMOUS  Sonata “Chiquitana” No.IV, AMCh 264

ANONYMOUS  Preambulum

ANONYMOUS  Fugado

J.S. BACH  Trio Sonata No. 5, BWV 529 

ANONYMOUS  Sonata “Chiquitana” No. XIV, AMCh 274

J.S. BACH  Prelude, BWV 847

ANONYMOUS  Fuga

J.S. BACH  Trio Sonata No. 2, BWV 526 

DOMÉNICO ZIPOLI  La Folia

ANONYMOUS  Toccata

J.S. BACH Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565

TICKETS AND INFORMATION: $75 , www.cameratapacifica.org

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

 

Friday, October 20, 7:30 pm  (Santa Barbara)

Camerata Pacifica-Camerata Pacifica Baroque: From Bach to Bolivia

Embracing works from the Old and New Worlds, Camerata Pacifica continues its 34th season with “From Bach to Bolivia,” the first of two programs in its new Camerata Pacifica Baroque series featuring period instruments and curated by acclaimed flutist Emi Ferguson. includes five seminal Bach chamber works: Prelude and Fugue; Trio Sonata No. 5; Prelude; Trio Sonata No. 2; and Toccata and Fugue. They are set against six anonymous chamber works composed during the same era in Bolivia, which were rediscovered in the past 20 years in the Chiquitos Music Archives housed in a Bolivian Jesuit mission church and compiled by Dr. Piotr Nawrot. Bridging Bach’s masterworks and the anonymous works composed on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is La Folia by Doménico Zipoli, an Italian composer who completed his musical training in Europe before moving in 1717 to Córdoba in Spanish Colonial America (now in Argentina), where he served as music director for the local Jesuit church.

Emi Ferguson, music director/flute, Katie Hyun, violin,Coleman Itzkoff, cello, Mikael Darmanie, piano

PROGRAM:

J.S. BACH  Prelude and Fugue, BWV 846

ANONYMOUS  Sonata “Chiquitana” No.IV, AMCh 264

ANONYMOUS  Preambulum

ANONYMOUS  Fugado

J.S. BACH  Trio Sonata No. 5, BWV 529 

ANONYMOUS  Sonata “Chiquitana” No. XIV, AMCh 274

J.S. BACH  Prelude, BWV 847

ANONYMOUS  Fuga

J.S. BACH  Trio Sonata No. 2, BWV 526 

DOMÉNICO ZIPOLI  La Folia

ANONYMOUS  Toccata

J.S. BACH Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565

TICKETS AND INFORMATION:$75 , www.cameratapacifica.org

Hahn Hall, Music Academy, 1070 Fairway Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
 

Friday, October 20th from 1-2 pm

USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute presents
Brett Kostrzewski: "Why Josquin? New Questions in Old Musicology."

USC campus: Herklotz Seminar Room in the Doheny Music Library

more information:

 this link:

Facebook and YouTube.

contact us at earlymusic@usc.edu.

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. (Mar Vista - West LA)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: A Salute to William Byrd and Thomas Weelkes On the occasion of their Quadricentennial

The program will feature Byrd's beloved Mass for Four Voices and some of Weelkes' most popular madrigals.   Plus enjoy beautiful motets and (sometimes hilarious) secular music by both composers.

$25 General Admission, $20 Seniors and SCEMS members, $10 Students, ACDA MEMBERS AND THEIR STUDENTS  WILL BE GRANTED FREE ADMISSION TO BOTH CONCERTS!

St. Bede's Episcopal Church 3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista

 

Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m. (Pasadena)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: A Salute to William Byrd and Thomas Weelkes On the occasion of their Quadricentennial

The program will feature Byrd's beloved Mass for Four Voices and some of Weelkes' most popular madrigals.   Plus enjoy beautiful motets and (sometimes hilarious) secular music by both composers.

$25 General Admission, $20 Seniors and SCEMS members, $10 Students, ACDA MEMBERS AND THEIR STUDENTS  WILL BE GRANTED FREE ADMISSION TO BOTH CONCERTS!

Church of the Angels 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena

 

Sunday, October 22, 3 pm  (Thousand Oaks)

Camerata Pacifica-Camerata Pacifica Baroque: From Bach to Bolivia

Embracing works from the Old and New Worlds, Camerata Pacifica continues its 34th season with “From Bach to Bolivia,” the first of two programs in its new Camerata Pacifica Baroque series featuring period instruments and curated by acclaimed flutist Emi Ferguson. includes five seminal Bach chamber works: Prelude and Fugue; Trio Sonata No. 5; Prelude; Trio Sonata No. 2; and Toccata and Fugue. They are set against six anonymous chamber works composed during the same era in Bolivia, which were rediscovered in the past 20 years in the Chiquitos Music Archives housed in a Bolivian Jesuit mission church and compiled by Dr. Piotr Nawrot. Bridging Bach’s masterworks and the anonymous works composed on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is La Folia by Doménico Zipoli, an Italian composer who completed his musical training in Europe before moving in 1717 to Córdoba in Spanish Colonial America (now in Argentina), where he served as music director for the local Jesuit church.

Emi Ferguson, music director/flute, Katie Hyun, violin,Coleman Itzkoff, cello, Mikael Darmanie, piano

PROGRAM:

J.S. BACH  Prelude and Fugue, BWV 846

ANONYMOUS  Sonata “Chiquitana” No.IV, AMCh 264

ANONYMOUS  Preambulum

ANONYMOUS  Fugado

J.S. BACH  Trio Sonata No. 5, BWV 529 

ANONYMOUS  Sonata “Chiquitana” No. XIV, AMCh 274

J.S. BACH  Prelude, BWV 847

ANONYMOUS  Fuga

J.S. BACH  Trio Sonata No. 2, BWV 526 

DOMÉNICO ZIPOLI  La Folia

ANONYMOUS  Toccata

J.S. BACH Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565

TICKETS AND INFORMATION: $80, www.cameratapacifica.org

Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

 

Oct. 22, Sunday 3 P.M., Pomona

Artifex Consort : French Baroque music

Early music ensemble Artifex Consort makes their Pomona College debut. This relatively new ensemble presents a program on period instruments. The ensemble is comprised of faculty member Malachai Komanoff Bandy, along with Eva Lymenstull and Eric Tinkerhess on bass violas da gamba, and are joined by Ian Pritchard on harpsichord. French Baroque music by Marin Marais,

from his Pièces de viole, Livre IV

Pomona College: BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC  150 4th St, Pomona, CA 91766

more info:  pomona.edu/music-calendar

https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/music-calendar.pdf

https://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/concert-calendar/concert-parking

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 4:00 (Newport Beach)

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar: For the Baroque Music Curious... to the Aficionado - The Fall Preview.

Join artistic director Elizabeth Blumenstock for the first of the Festival's 44th Season preview events. Highlights include an unaccompanied baroque violin performance by Blumenstock (10-15 mins); exclusive sneak-peek at music planned for the 2024 Festival; tray-passed appetizers and fine wines, teas, and coffees; South Coast Brass pre-event al fresco; Festival monthly membership information, and a special time-limited sponsorship opportunity.

General Admission: $50 early bird through Oct 7; then $100 per person Oct 8-15.

Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

For information please visit https://bmf-cdm.org, email zenedwards@bmf-cdm.org or call (949) 760-7887.

 

Oct. 29, Sunday 3 P.M., Pomona

William Peterson, organ: J.S. Bach and Buxtehude

Emeritus faculty organist William Peterson presents an organ program on the Hill Memorial organ in Bridges Hall of Music. The concert centers around the music of J.S. Bach and Buxtehude. The distinctly eclectic Hill Memorial organ was built by C. B. Fisk and dedicated in 2002. It is known as Opus 117.

Pomona College: BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC  150 4th St, Pomona, CA 91766

more info:  pomona.edu/music-calendar

https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/music-calendar.pdf

https://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/concert-calendar/concert-parking

 

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