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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

November 2023

Wednesday November 1 at 7:00pm (Wilmington)

Musica Transalpina :(more) Colossal Baroque

Following the resounding success of our inaugural concert, Musica Transalpina is proud to satisfy a newfound demand for this opulent sacred repertoire with even more music in the so-called Colossal Baroque style.

            While it may come as a surprise to learn that such lavish music had its home in monasteries now known for their austerity, abbeys in baroque-era Austria had music programs to compete with the most prestigious Austrian cathedrals and Imperial chapels.  The main reason for this was the fact that many of the more important abbeys were endowed by the Crown, and since the Imperial entourage would occasionally go on official visits to designated holy sites, those monasteries had musical establishments that reflected the splendor of the Viennese chapel royal.

            The vast majority of the music we have selected consists of compositions from the golden age of Austrian church music that have never been performed in America.  In addition to the main feature of our program — Joseph Balthasar Hochreither’s magnificent Missa Jubilus sacer, written for what was certainly a very important celebration at Lambach Abbey — we are honored to première other festive works by early 18th-century Austrian composers, such as Matthias Sigmund Biechteler, from editions that have been personally handed to co-founder, Luc Kleiner, whilst visiting Salzburg this summer.  Unlike other works from the High Baroque, the pieces we selected are unique in that they exhibit elements of the genteel arioso style which came from Naples, without sacrificing the grandeur which was characteristic of music from the Austrian Empire.

FREE & open to the public, but we deeply appreciate donations in lieu of ticket purchases by following the link:

https://musicatransalpina.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=039d7a16cf09d1f46abc928cf&id=103b40def5&e=91f063742f

Ss. Peter & Paul church  515 W Opp St, Wilmington, CA 90744

ample parking in church lot

more info: https://musicatransalpina.org/

Saturday, November 4, 2023  11:00 AM  (Santa Monica) (live and streamed)

Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)

Salastina  Happy Hour No. 119 presents Paris-based rockstar of the harpsichord Jean Rondeau in a recital of works by Haydn, Clementi, and Mozart, performed on harpsichord. The event includes conversation with the artist and a mimosa and pastry reception.
Program:
Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 31
Muzio Clementi: Gradus ad Paranassum op. 44, N°45 - Preludio Andante malinconico in C minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No.16 in C Major, K. 545
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in A minor K. 511
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantaisie in D minor K. 397

Salastina Members may watch the livestream for free in our Members-Only Lounge.
Livestream viewing within 72 hours after the concert.

Tickets: $20, for 20% off use code SPECIAL20

Edye Second Space at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center 1310 11th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90401

more info: https://www.salastina.org/concerts/2023/11/4-happy-hour-no-119-jean-rondeau

Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Con Gioia: BACH in LEIPZIG: 1723-2023

Commemorating the 300th Anniversary of Bach’s Appointment as Cantor at the Church of St. Thomas in Leipzig

Andrea Zomorodian, soprano; Michael Skarke, countertenor; John Buffett, baritone;

Lot Demeyer, baroque oboes ; Kati Kyme & Andrew McIntosh, baroque violins;

Ellie Nishi, baroque viola; William Skeen, baroque violoncello ;Malachai Bandy, violone ;

Preethi de Silva, harpsichord, director

Program: J. S. Bach  Arias and duets from Cantatas BWV 22, 59, 63, 64, 76, 86, 110, 159 & 185

G. Ph. Telemann  Aria, Was gleicht dem Adel, from the Cantata, Ergeuss dich zur Salbung, TWV 1:447

Christoph Graupner  Aria, Seufzt und weint, ihr matten Augen from Cantata, Ach Gott und Herr wie Groß (GWV 1144/11)

and duet Weg, verdammtes Sündenleben (GWV 1147/20)

This concert is co-sponsored by: Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles

Tickets may be obtained online at suggested donation amounts via Eventbrite at

https://Con-Gioia-Bach-in-Leipzig.eventbrite.com

A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED AT DOOR. 

Covid precautions shall be left to the discretion of the audience.

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91013

For additional information visit www.congioia.org

Sunday Nov 5 7:00PM, door open 6:30 (Glendale)

Glendale Festival Orchestra: Elements of the Physical World - An Inaugural Celebration of the 1926 Etsy Pipe Organ.

The concert features selections from Vivaldi's Gloria, performed on baroque instruments, and Christoff Bull (organ).

Program includes Saint-Saens Organ Symphony No.3, Strauss An Alpine Symphony, music from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time featuring David Erick Ramos (ocarina), world premier  of Bei Bei Monter : Rhapsody of Water and Fire featuring Bei Bei Monter (Guzheng (Chineese zither)), world premier of Spencer Bambrick: Stained Glass Window; music from Final Fantasy IV, World of Warcraft, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Glendale Festival Orchestra, Baroque Orchestra, and Choir , conducted by Adam Gilberti, Jose Daniel Ruiz, John Simons, and Christopher Thaxter.

Free admission but ticket is required:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elements-of-the-physical-world-an-inaugural-celebration-tickets-735910747857

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

Free parking in nearby lots: free in High School lot at Wilson and Kenwood (1 block away from church  which is on the corner of Wilson and Louise)

Saturday, November 11, 2023 Lecture 6:00, Vespers at 7:30 (Wilmington)

Musica Transalpina : Mexican Baroque Vespers

            Baroque music from Spain & the New World is presented in as Vespers music from viceregal-era archives as part of a celebration of Hispanidad on the occasion of the 372nd birthday of Mexican literary genius Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz — “the tenth muse”.  Lecture at 6 P. M. by Rev. Hugh Barbour, O. Præm. with a performance of Mexican Baroque Vespers music following at 7.30 P. M.

This performance is made possible in part by a generous donation from Professor Juan Antonio Tavarez, and is in partnership with the Consulates General of Spain and Mexico.

FREE  & open to the public, but donations in lieu of ticket purchases are deeply appreciated.  Please reserve your spot at the following link:

https://mexicanbaroque.eventbrite.com/

Ss. Peter & Paul church  515 W Opp St, Wilmington, CA 90744

ample parking in church lot

more info: https://musicatransalpina.org/

Sunday, November 12th at 4:00pm (Santa Monica)
Tesserae Baroque : Bach at the Burns House  - The Tesserae Baroque Annual Fundraiser

This year, the Tesserae Annual Fundraiser will take place in the stunning Charles Moore-designed Burns House. 

Music director Ian Pritchard will perform an all-Bach program on harpsichord and organ.
A reception will follow the performance.

The Burns House 230 Amalfi Drive ❁ Santa Monica

https://tesseraebaroque.org/event/the-tesserae-baroque-annual-fundraiser-bach-at-the-burns-house/

Sunday, November 12 4:00-5:00 pm (without intermission) (South Pasadena)

LA Baroque: Bath Time: Music for Matchmaking Season

            Grab your finest silk coat or gown, and the latest gossip column! We're heading to the resort town of Bath, in Somerset, England. Enjoy a one-hour program that local 18th-century philanthropist Ralph Allen might have hosted: concertos by Handel, Corelli and Hellendaal; then, at the magical golden hour, selections from Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Dapper Georgian dress is encouraged, and a party with the musicians follows the concert. Join us for our 8th Season Opener!

​Program:

George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.1 in Bb Major (published 1734)

Pieter Hellendaal: Concerto Grosso, Op.3 No.4 in Eb Major (published c.1758) 

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No.2 in F Major (c.1712)
Henry Purcell: Instrumental selections from The Fairy Queen (1692)

Directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak 

The earliest of our pieces from across the pond, The Fairy Queen is a semi-opera by Henry Purcell; a "Restoration spectacular". The libretto is an anonymous adaptation of William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. First performed in 1692, The Fairy Queen was composed three years before Purcell's death at the age of 35. (Wikipedia)

Free admission, but donations are welcomed at the door. 

Sanctuary, St James’ Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Rd, South Pasadena, CA

more info: Full program details & optional RSVP at losangelesbaroque.org/concerts

Wednesday, November 15  7-9 pm (USC, downtown Los Angeles)
USC Collegium Musicum presents "Sing Joyfully: The Music of William Byrd"

This program is in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of English composer William Byrd (8-9 pm).

With a pre-concert lecture on the music of William Byrd by Kerry McCarthy:  (7-8 pm).

Cammilleri Hall in the USC Brain and Creativity Institute

Friday, November 17, 2023 1:30 - 7:30, live and livestreamed

Saturday, November 18, 2023 9:00AM - 9:00PM, live and livestreamed

Pathways in Early Music Conference:

From HIP to HIP (Historically Inclusive Performance)

The Early Music Revival of the mid-twentieth century invigorated scholars, instrument makers, and performers in the search for sounds of a past implicitly understood to be white and European. With roots in lively cultures of musical amateurism in England and the Netherlands, “Historically Informed Performance” (or HIP) brought professionals and the self-taught together in a common enthusiasm. Today, HIP has been thoroughly professionalized, with its own corner of the recording market, superstars, and advanced degrees. This has had profound consequences, making HIP a marketable product instead of a communitarian process. Now, as Classical music communities (including HIP) grapple with the residues of racism and colonialism encoded into historical repertories, we think it timely to include questions about the socially exclusionary nature of musical professionalization. This two-day conference will present panels, practical workshops, and live performances questioning the effects of canonization and professionalization in modern Early Music performance and pedagogy.

Concerts include (and are listed separately below)

The Valencia Baryton Project: Haydn's Baryton Trios

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti’s “Il martirio di Sant’Orsola”

Conference Co-Organizers: Elisabeth Le Guin, Marylin Winkle, Elizabeth Upton

Conference events and schedule: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/hip-to-hip/

Free but REGISTRATION is required:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathways-in-early-music-conference-from-hip-to-hip-nov-17-18-2023-tickets-727058992017?aff=oddtdtcreator

Location: Friday events: UCLA Music Library

Saturday events: Talks and Roundtable in UCLA Music Library; Workshops and UCLA EME concert in UCLA Ostin Ensemble Room, Ostin Music Center, Herb Alpert School of Music (near the "Inverted Fountain")

Livestream: Presentations, roundtables, and concerts will be Livestreamed. Workshops will not be Livestreamed. Go to the following link and click on the tab "Other": https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/school-of-music-live-streams/

more info and  Questions? Contact us: EarlyMusicConferenceUCLA2023@gmail.com

FRIDAY, November 17, 2023, 6:30PM (Westwood, Los Angeles),

live and live streamed

The Valencia Baryton Project: Haydn's Baryton Trios

The Valencia Baryton Project will, through a performance of Haydn's Baryton Trios that welcomes and encourages audience interaction and Q&A, investigate the baryton as a minority instrument and its transformative role in the progress of western classical music. The VBP will also investigate through conversation with the public, the part the baryton has played in the resurgence of interest in often overlooked and forgotten 'rare' instruments and the implications in diversification to both education as well as future music making in the classical world and beyond.

Location: UCLA Music Library, Schoenberg Music Building, Herb Alpert School of Music

Tickets: This event is FREE and open to the public. This performance is one event occurring during the "Pathways in Early Music Conference: HIP to HIP (Historically Inclusive Performance)." Conference registration is also free and highly encouraged.

Conference information and registration: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/hip-to-hip/

Livestream: Presentations, roundtables, and concerts will be Livestreamed. Workshops will not be Livestreamed. Go to the following link and click on the tab "Other": https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/school-of-music-live-streams/

SATURDAY, November 18, 2023, 8:00PM (Westwood, Los Angeles),

live and livestreamed

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti’s “Il martirio di Sant’Orsola” with Baroque Gesture as Historical Sign Language

Performance directed by Marylin Winkle; lecture by Marisa De Silva (LMU)

John Bulwer’s “Chirologia, or, The Naturall Language of the Hand” (1644) has become an important treatise for singers today who are interested in incorporating baroque gestures into their historically informed performances. Not only does this practice enable the performer to more closely embody the repertoire, but it permits the singer to uphold the historical intention to affect the audience. In classical tradition, orators used gestures to help communicate both a text and its subtext; a musician, aided with text, sound, and gesture, can communicate multiple layers of nuanced meaning. But Bulwer, who adopted a deaf daughter named Chirothea Johnson, also authored further works on sign language in specific relation to deafness. In considering the existence of hard-of-hearing listeners in today’s audiences, we believe that historical gestures not only make performances more authentic, they also make us more inclusive. Our presentation will include a brief lecture followed by a performance of Scarlatti’s Il martirio di Sant’Orsola with staged baroque gestures.

Location: UCLA Ostin Ensemble Room, Ostin Music Center, Herb Alpert School of Music (near the "Inverted Fountain")

Tickets: This event is FREE and open to the public. This performance is one event occurring during the "Pathways in Early Music Conference: HIP to HIP (Historically Inclusive Performance)." Conference registration is also free and highly encouraged.

Conference information and registration: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/hip-to-hip/

Livestream: Presentations, roundtables, and concerts will be Livestreamed. Workshops will not be Livestreamed. Go to the following link and click on the tab "Other": https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/school-of-music-live-streams/

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 3:30PM

Valencia Baryton Project: Trio music for baryton by Hayden
Fullerton Friends of Music presents the Valencia Baryton Project in a free concert. Don't miss the chance to see these critically acclaimed musicians perform Haydn's wonderful baryton trios, as well as works by 21st century composers Steve Zink and John Pickup. Fullerton First United Methodist Church, 114 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton, CA. For more information, call (562) 691-7437, or visit our website: www.fullertonfriendsofmusic.org

Sunday, November 19, 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Beverly Hills)       

Tesserae Baroque : Il Pastor Fido

The program presents late sixteenth-century madrigral settings of Guarini's pastoral tragicommedia 'Il Pasto Fido.' The poem inspired some of the most harmonically-adventurous and dramatic musical settings of the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods, including Caccini’s Amarili and Monteverdi’s (in)famous Cruda Amarilli, as well as works by d’India, Marenzio, Wert, Pallavicino and Agostino Agresta.

First published in 1590, Guarini’s pastoral tragicommedia was not only a highly popular literary work: it also become a primary source of texts for composers of madrigals and monodies throughout the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. Featuring complex webs of love affairs and a vivid mythological-pastoral setting, the poem inspired some of the most harmonically-adventurous and dramatic musical settings of the period, including Caccini’s famous Amirilli mia bella. The program will also feature works Monteverdi, Marenzio, Pallavicino and Wert.

Tickets: $50/$35/$25/$20. Free admission for children and members of the Music Guild. Please purchase your ticket in advance here.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/il-pastor-fido-tickets-716399489157?aff=oddtdtcreator

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

https://tesseraebaroque.org/event/il-pastor-fido/

Sunday, Nov 19, at 4:30 PM PST (Santa Monica)

(also performing Friday Nov 17 6:30 PM at UCLA)

The Valencia Baryton Project: Haydn's Baryton Trios

It’s a true rarity to catch the baryton live; a mix between the cello and the sitar, it was an instrument that was popular 250 years ago, and has since fallen into total obscurity.

Program: works for Baryton  by Franz Joseph Haydn

Learn more about their Valencia Baryton Project here.

$5 to reserve, $20+ at event

https://www.groupmuse.com/events/13794-baryton-muse?utm_source=email_mailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=single

at a private home in Santa Monica (north of Montana), address provided with Groupmuse reservation

Thursday, Nov 30   800 pm

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra:Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

Program : J.S. Bach Concerto Nos. 1,2,3,4,5,6

A holiday tradition returns. Among the greatest achievements of the Baroque era, Bach’s six pieces employ varied instrumentation that highlights the virtuosity of each musician. How did these familiar 300-year-old tunes, with no holiday or religious themes, become seasonal favorites? Los Angeles Times writer Mark Swed puts it best, “The concertos don’t have anything to do with anything, other than being a demonstration of Bach’s amazing ingenuity and his inordinate ability to delight.”

Tickets: $49-$89. Single Tickets are available for purchase through the Soraya website.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330

More info and tickets: https://www.laco.org/events/brandenburg-concerti/

DECEMBER 2023

Messiah performances and Messiah sing-alongs are also summarized at the end of the December Calendar

 

Friday, December 1st at 8 pm (downtown Los Angeles)
USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia : From Heaven on High: Christmas Music of the German Baroque Era

This concert features music by Michael Praetorius, Heinrich Schütz, Johann Rosenmüller, and Dietrich Buxtehude.

FREE

USC campus, Newman Recital Hall

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook and YouTube.

For more information, please contact us at earlymusic@usc.edu.

Friday  Dec 1, 8 – 10 PM (Westwood)

Westwood Chancel Choir, Westwood Chamber Orchestra Continuo: Messiah Sing-Along

Westwood Presbyterian Church’s Music at Westwood presents their annual performance of George Frederic Handel’s Messiah on Friday evening, December 1, 2023, at 8 pm. The audience will join the Westwood Chancel Choir, six esteemed vocal soloists and the Westwood Chamber Orchestra with Continuo. With the audience, we will form a 150-voice choir as part of the traditional “Messiah Sing-Along,” one of the few events of this kind in greater Los Angeles.

The Messiah vocal soloists are Christina Borgioli (soprano), Devon Davidson (soprano), Emily Kerrigan (alto), Elias Berezin (tenor), Emerson Boatwright (tenor) and Ben Lowe (bass). The entire evening, under the baton of music director Dan Redfeld, promises to be an exciting ushering-in of the Advent/Christmas season.

Admission to Messiah is $20 for adults, collected at the door and available here prior to the concert. Guests under 18 are admitted free. Admission includes a reception. Vocal scores will be available for purchase for $10.

Westwood Presbyterian Church 10822 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

 Free parking is available adjacent to the church. For more information, www.westwoodpres.org.
 

Saturday, December 2   2:30 PM  (near downtown Los Angeles, near USC), live and streaming

Salastina  presents: Handel's Messiah

All the glory of Handel’s timeless Messiah, but make it chamber music. This chestnut gets the one-on-a-part treatment – and the nimbleness and luminosity that affords. Salastina loyalists will enjoy the return of last season’s most popular Happy Hour guest, the effervescent Belgian soprano Laurence Servaes, alongside the return of stunning mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski. Mulled wine reception to follow.

Salastina proudly presents this performance in partnership with The Da Camera Society in celebration of its 50th Anniversary Season. Hosted by Brian Lauritzen.

Artists:Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, Co-Artistic Directors and Violinists , Meredith Crawford, Resident Violist, Charlie Tyler, Guest Cellist , HyeJin Kim, Resident Pianist (… on harpsichord), Laurence Servaes, Soprano, Clara Osowski, Mezzo-Soprano, Richard Pittsinger, Tenor soloist, Jonathan McCullough, Bass-baritone

Tickets: $40, Student tickets: $10

Doheny Mansion at Mount Saint Mary's University (map)

more info and tickets: https://www.salastina.org/concerts/2023/12/2-handel-messiah

https://dacamerasociety.org/concerts-upcoming/handels-messiah-salastina/

Sunday, December 3, 2023  11 AM  (near downtown Los Angeles, near USC

Salastina presents: Sounds Delicious: A Gilded Christmas Brunch

As the holiday season approaches, immerse yourself in a late-19th-century musical, culinary, and generally Christmas-y explosion.
Enjoy a 5-course gourmet holiday brunch prepared by Master Chef alum Becky Brown. Travel back in time in the stunning period venue; built in 1899, the Doheny Mansion’s Pompeian Room is replete with actual gilded details, colored marble floors, and a golden, ombre glass dome that is simply resplendent at mid-day. And naturally, it’ll be appropriately decked out for Christmas.
The concert features The Yuletide Carolers, a festive a capella group dressed in the fashion of the time, as well as music composed during the turn of the last century.

Come in costume, if you wish. (We sure will!)

Salastina proudly presents this performance in partnership with The Da Camera Society in celebration of its 50th Anniversary Season.

Tickets: $275, discount for SCEMS members use code special20 for 20% off tickets
Doheny Mansion at Mount Saint Mary's University (map)
Artists: Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, Co-Artistic Directors and Violinists, Meredith Crawford, Resident Violist, Charlie Tyler, Guest Cellist, Benjamin Smolen, Resident Flutist, Cristina Montes Mateo, Guest Harpist

Doheny Mansion at Mount Saint Mary's University (map)

more info and tickets: https://www.salastina.org/concerts/2023/12/3-soundsdelicious-the-gilded-age

https://dacamerasociety.org/concerts-upcoming/sounds-delicious-holiday-brunch-salastina/

Thursday Dec 7   7:30pm (Santa Monica)

St Augustine choir: Messiah Sing-Along! (Advent section)

What's better than listening to Handel's "Messiah"? Singing along, of course!

All voices welcome! Whether you a spirited singer (even if just in the shower!), a hum-along enthusiast, or someone who simply enjoys great music - come and enjoy this vibrant celebration of the season.

Led by St. A's choir, we will be singing the Advent portion of Handel's Messiah and the Hallelujah Chorus!

Admission is free and open to all

St Augustine by-the-Sea 1227 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

more info: https://www.saint-augustine.org/blog/messiah-sing-along-730pm-thurs-dec-7/

parking across the street in city parking garage, free for first 2 hours
 

Saturday, December 9.  2pm (downtown Los Angeles, near USC)

Da Camera Society presents: CHOIR OF CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge returns to LA for a Holiday Concert under the breathtaking dome of the Second Church of Christ Scientist (Art of Living Foundation).

PROGRAM: TBA

TICKETS $85, $65, $30 – General Admission, $10 – Student (email dacamera@msmu.edu with a valid student ID for a promo code. Open seating. Limited spots available.)

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Details forthcoming. Guests will be emailed instructions prior to the concert date.

Art of Living Foundation 948 W Adams Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90007

more info: https://dacamerasociety.org/concerts-upcoming/holiday-concert-choir-of-clare-college-cambridge/

Contact Us: https://dacamerasociety.org/contact

https://www.clarecollegechoir.com/

Sat, Dec 9, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Long Beach)

Musica Angelica: The Joy of Christmas |

European holiday musical traditions are as rich and varied as their celebratory foods, whether the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve in Italy or the spiced biscuit Spekulatius found at every street market in German-speaking (and adjacent) lands during Advent. Pastoral themes and instruments decorate each country’s approach to expressing the Christmas story in sound, from shepherds abiding their flocks of strings to Bach’s use of a French Overture to announce the arrival of a king. Mulled wine and crèches not supplied.  However, we are certain your auditory senses will be fully satiated with this wonderful music of the season.

Arrive early and indulge in an exclusive pre-concert interview and Q&A with Music Director, Martin Haselböck and renowned Guest Artist, Austrian recorder player Michael Oman at 6:45 PM. 

Featuring Michael Oman, recorder, Laurel Irene, soprano, Mindy Ella Chu, alto, Jon Lee Keenan, tenor, and John Buffett, bass.

Program:

Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 3 Nr. 12 “Pastorale per Il Santissimo Natale,” Francesco Manfredini

Concerto for Recorder in F Major, IGS 25, Giuseppe Sammartini

"L´augelletto in lacci stretto” from Didone abbandonata, Johann Adolf Hasse

Concerto D major for Flautino, RV 428, “Il Gardellino,” Antonio Vivaldi

Symphonie de Noël, Michel Corette

Himmelskönig sei Willkommen, BWV 182, J. S. Bach

Ticket Price $40.00-$80.00, PURCHASE ONE TICKET, AND RECEIVE ANOTHER ONE ABSOLUTELY FREE! AVAILABLE UNTIL NOVEMBER 24, 2023.  tickets for the Orchestra ($80), Loge ($58) or Back Loge ($40). One complimentary ticket will be given for every purchased ticket of the same value. Tickets will be emailed separately. For any questions or to request specific seats please call our Box Office at (562) 276-0865 or email us at info@musicaangelica.org.

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

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

Sun, Dec 10, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Los Angeles)

Musica Angelica: The Joy of Christmas |

Following the concert, Musica Angelica would like to invite you to a post-concert holiday reception in the Shatto Chapel.

European holiday musical traditions are as rich and varied as their celebratory foods, whether the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve in Italy or the spiced biscuit Spekulatius found at every street market in German-speaking (and adjacent) lands during Advent. Pastoral themes and instruments decorate each country’s approach to expressing the Christmas story in sound, from shepherds abiding their flocks of strings to Bach’s use of a French Overture to announce the arrival of a king. Mulled wine and crèches not supplied.  However, we are certain your auditory senses will be fully satiated with this wonderful music of the season.

Arrive early and indulge in an exclusive pre-concert interview and Q&A with Music Director, Martin Haselböck and renowned Guest Artist, Austrian recorder player Michael Oman at 6:45 PM. 

Featuring Michael Oman, recorder, Laurel Irene, soprano, Mindy Ella Chu, alto, Jon Lee Keenan, tenor, and John Buffett, bass.

Program:

Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 3 Nr. 12 “Pastorale per Il Santissimo Natale,” Francesco Manfredini

Concerto for Recorder in F Major, IGS 25, Giuseppe Sammartini

"L´augelletto in lacci stretto” from Didone abbandonata, Johann Adolf Hasse

Concerto D major for Flautino, RV 428, “Il Gardellino,” Antonio Vivaldi

Symphonie de Noël, Michel Corette

Himmelskönig sei Willkommen, BWV 182, J. S. Bach

Ticket Price $40.00-$80.00. PURCHASE ONE TICKET, AND RECEIVE ANOTHER ONE ABSOLUTELY FREE! AVAILABLE UNTIL NOVEMBER 24, 2023.  tickets for the Orchestra ($80), Loge ($58) or Back Loge ($40). One complimentary ticket will be given for every purchased ticket of the same value. Tickets will be emailed separately.

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

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

December 9-10 (San Diego)

Bach Collegium Sand Diego: Messiah vis à vis El Mesías

The only SoCal period instrument and HIP performance of Handel's Messiah!

Handel's beloved oratorio Messiah, with performances both in English and Spanish featuring BCSD's commissioned Spanish libretto by Mario Montenegro, and delivered with BCSD's customary virtuosity and vibrancy. The final performance on December 12 at Centro Cultural Tijuana will form part of a joint celebration marking the bicentennial of diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico. 

Soloists: Nell Snaidas, Soprano, Estelí Gomez, Soprano, Cecilia Duarte, Mezzo-Soprano, Jay Carter, Countertenor, Jacob Perry, Tenor, Mischa Bouvier, Bass,  Andrew Padgett, Bass

Messiah (English)

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church

3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

El Mesías (Spanish)

Sunday, December 10, 2023, 3:00 p.m. NEW TIME!

All Souls' Episcopal Church

1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

more info:

https://bachcollegiumsd.org/el-mesias-vis-a-vis-messiah?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=givingtuesday-harpsichord-fundraiser

Friday, December 15, 2023 7:30PM (Santa Monica)

The Tallis Scholars: While Shepherds Watched

For decades The Tallis Scholars have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. This December, they celebrate their 50th anniversary year with a special holiday concert “While Shepherds Watched.” This program takes a slightly different look at the Christmas story and is focused on the point of view of the shepherds who came to worship at the crib. “While Shepherds Watched,” featuring music by masters of the late Renaissance, from all over Europe.

The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music. They were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. He has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned.

Click here to Choose-Your-Own subscription package!

Program

Clemens non Papa, Jacob   Pastores quidnam vidistis

Clemens non Papa, Jacob   Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis

Victoria, Tomàs Luis de   Quem vidistis pastores

Christo, Pedro de   Quaeramus cum pastoribus

Croce, Giovanni   Quaeramus cum pastoribus

Clemens non Papa, Jacob   Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis

Obrecht, Jacob   Salve regina

Philips, Peter   Salve regina a 8

Clemens non Papa, Jacob   Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis

Tickets start at $55

The Broad Stage 1310 11th StreetSanta Monica, CA 90401, parking available at the venue

more info: https://broadstage.org/tickets-shows/calendar/the-tallis-scholars/

Saturday, 16 December,  5 p.m. (Hollywood)

The Schola Marialis : Procession with Lessons & Carols for Advent

Music is from the Middle Ages through the 21st century by Palestrina, Praetorius, Tallis, Gibbons, Terry, Woodward, Willcocks, Vaughan Willams, Paish, and more.

Free, A reception follows the service.

St Thomas the Apostle 7501 Hollywood Boulevard at Gardner Street

parking is available in the lot north of the church.
 

Sunday, December 17, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (downtown Los Angeles)

DREAM Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

One of the most glorious "Messiah" returns to the Cathedral! Join us for an unforgettable evening of music as the DREAM Orchestra presents Messiah at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
Experience the power of Handel's masterpiece in person, surrounded by the stunning architecture of the cathedral. Prepare to be moved by the soaring voices and enchanting melodies that will fill the sacred space. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to witness a truly extraordinary performance. 
General Admission: $30-40. Click for more information and to purchase tickets.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels   555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

more info: https://olacathedral.org/events/handels-messiah

 

Dec 17, 2023  7:00 PM  (pre-concert talk 600pm) (downtown Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Handel's Messiah

From the joyful Hallelujah Chorus to the final majestic Amen, be awed by Los Angeles’ premiere performance of this iconic oratorio of prophesy and resurrection. Celebrate the season with our glorious soloists, Baroque orchestra and, of course, “the best-by-far chorus in America!”

Grant Gershon, conductor, Addy Sterrett, soprano, Jessie Shulman, mezzo-soprano, Edmond Rodriguez, tenor, John Buffett, baritone, 40 singers, chamber orchestra

LISTEN UP! PRE-CONCERT TALK 6pm With KUSC Radio Host Alan Chapman and Grant Gershon.

Run time: 2 hours 30 minutes with intermission

Disney Hall 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Dec 18  7:30 (downtown Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Messiah Sing-Along

Singers of all abilities and experience levels are invited to join in for the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s “Messiah Sing-Along” at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The 2,100-member audience becomes the choir in this festive annual event.

The Master Chorale is onstage to sing along with the audience for the choral passages and fill the hall with an even bigger holiday sound. Guests can bring their own score or buy one in the lobby and join the chorus. 

tickets: $55 - $149

Disney Hall 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

info  https://lamasterchorale.org/show-details/handels-messiah-2023

Thursday Dec 21, 2023 | 7:30 PM

Long Beach Camerata and Tessearae Baroque: Handel's Messiah

Say “Hallelujah” as Long Beach Camerata performs this beloved masterpiece, now in its 16th year!  This year the Long Beach Camerata partner with Tesserae Baroque performing on period instruments and award-winning soloists to share all your favorite arias and choruses.

Tickets: VIP $65, Preferred $55, General $40
Beverly O’ Neill Theater 300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 

www.longbeachcameratasingers.org

Messiah performances and Messiah sing-alongs

 

Friday  Dec 1, 8 – 10 PM (Westwood)

Westwood Chancel Choir, Westwood Chamber Orchestra Continuo: Messiah Sing-Along

Westwood Presbyterian Church’s Music at Westwood presents their annual performance of George Frederic Handel’s Messiah on Friday evening, December 1, 2023, at 8 pm. The audience will join the Westwood Chancel Choir, six esteemed vocal soloists and the Westwood Chamber Orchestra with Continuo. With the audience, we will form a 150-voice choir as part of the traditional “Messiah Sing-Along,” one of the few events of this kind in greater Los Angeles.

The Messiah vocal soloists are Christina Borgioli (soprano), Devon Davidson (soprano), Emily Kerrigan (alto), Elias Berezin (tenor), Emerson Boatwright (tenor) and Ben Lowe (bass). The entire evening, under the baton of music director Dan Redfeld, promises to be an exciting ushering-in of the Advent/Christmas season.

Admission to Messiah is $20 for adults, collected at the door and available here prior to the concert. Guests under 18 are admitted free. Admission includes a reception. Vocal scores will be available for purchase for $10.

Westwood Presbyterian Church 10822 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

 Free parking is available adjacent to the church. For more information, www.westwoodpres.org.

Saturday, December 2   2:30 PM  (near downtown Los Angeles, near USC), live and streaming

Salastina  presents: Handel's Messiah

All the glory of Handel’s timeless Messiah, but make it chamber music. This chestnut gets the one-on-a-part treatment – and the nimbleness and luminosity that affords. Salastina loyalists will enjoy the return of last season’s most popular Happy Hour guest, the effervescent Belgian soprano Laurence Servaes, alongside the return of stunning mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski. Mulled wine reception to follow.

Salastina proudly presents this performance in partnership with The Da Camera Society in celebration of its 50th Anniversary Season. Hosted by Brian Lauritzen.

Artists:Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, Co-Artistic Directors and Violinists , Meredith Crawford, Resident Violist, Charlie Tyler, Guest Cellist , HyeJin Kim, Resident Pianist (… on harpsichord), Laurence Servaes, Soprano, Clara Osowski, Mezzo-Soprano, Richard Pittsinger, Tenor soloist, Jonathan McCullough, Bass-baritone

Tickets: $40, Student tickets: $10

Doheny Mansion at Mount Saint Mary's University (map)

more info and tickets: https://www.salastina.org/concerts/2023/12/2-handel-messiah

https://dacamerasociety.org/concerts-upcoming/handels-messiah-salastina/

Thursday Dec 7   7:30pm

St Augustine choir: Messiah Sing-Along! (Advent section)

What's better than listening to Handel's "Messiah"? Singing along, of course!

All voices welcome! Whether you a spirited singer (even if just in the shower!), a hum-along enthusiast, or someone who simply enjoys great music - come and enjoy this vibrant celebration of the season.

Led by St. A's choir, we will be singing the Advent portion of Handel's Messiah and the Hallelujah Chorus!

Admission is free and open to all

St Augustine by-the-Sea 1227 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

more info: https://www.saint-augustine.org/blog/messiah-sing-along-730pm-thurs-dec-7/

parking across the street in city parking garage, free for first 2 hours

December 9-10 (San Diego)

Bach Collegium Sand Diego: Messiah vis à vis El Mesías

The only SoCal period instrument and HIP performance of Handel's Messiah!

Handel's beloved oratorio Messiah, with performances both in English and Spanish featuring BCSD's commissioned Spanish libretto by Mario Montenegro, and delivered with BCSD's customary virtuosity and vibrancy. The final performance on December 12 at Centro Cultural Tijuana will form part of a joint celebration marking the bicentennial of diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico. 

Soloists: Nell Snaidas, Soprano, Estelí Gomez, Soprano, Cecilia Duarte, Mezzo-Soprano, Jay Carter, Countertenor, Jacob Perry, Tenor, Mischa Bouvier, Bass,  Andrew Padgett, Bass

Messiah (English)

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church

3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

El Mesías (Spanish)

Sunday, December 10, 2023, 3:00 p.m. NEW TIME!

All Souls' Episcopal Church

1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

more info:

https://bachcollegiumsd.org/el-mesias-vis-a-vis-messiah?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=givingtuesday-harpsichord-fundraiser

Sunday, December 17, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (downtown Los Angeles)

DREAM Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

One of the most glorious "Messiah" returns to the Cathedral! Join us for an unforgettable evening of music as the DREAM Orchestra presents Messiah at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
Experience the power of Handel's masterpiece in person, surrounded by the stunning architecture of the cathedral. Prepare to be moved by the soaring voices and enchanting melodies that will fill the sacred space. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to witness a truly extraordinary performance. 
General Admission: $30-40. Click for more information and to purchase tickets.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels   555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

more info: https://olacathedral.org/events/handels-messiah

 

Sunday Dec 17, 2023  7:00 PM  (pre-concert talk 600pm) (downtown Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Handel's Messiah

From the joyful Hallelujah Chorus to the final majestic Amen, be awed by Los Angeles’ premiere performance of this iconic oratorio of prophesy and resurrection. Celebrate the season with our glorious soloists, Baroque orchestra and, of course, “the best-by-far chorus in America!”

Grant Gershon, conductor, Addy Sterrett, soprano, Jessie Shulman, mezzo-soprano, Edmond Rodriguez, tenor, John Buffett, baritone, 40 singers, chamber orchestra

LISTEN UP! PRE-CONCERT TALK 6pm With KUSC Radio Host Alan Chapman and Grant Gershon.

Run time: 2 hours 30 minutes with intermission

Disney Hall 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Monday Dec 18  7:30 (downtown Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Messiah Sing-Along

Singers of all abilities and experience levels are invited to join in for the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s “Messiah Sing-Along” at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The 2,100-member audience becomes the choir in this festive annual event.

The Master Chorale is onstage to sing along with the audience for the choral passages and fill the hall with an even bigger holiday sound. Guests can bring their own score or buy one in the lobby and join the chorus. 

tickets: $55 - $149

Disney Hall 111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

info  https://lamasterchorale.org/show-details/handels-messiah-2023

Thursday Dec 21, 2023 | 7:30 PM

Long Beach Camerata and Tessearae Baroque: Handel's Messiah

Say “Hallelujah” as Long Beach Camerata performs this beloved masterpiece, now in its 16th year!  This year the Long Beach Camerata partner with Tesserae Baroque performing on period instruments and award-winning soloists to share all your favorite arias and choruses.

Tickets: VIP $65, Preferred $55, General $40
Beverly O’ Neill Theater 300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 

www.longbeachcameratasingers.org

January 2024

Saturday, January 6, 7:30 p.m. (Mar Vista ) (repeats Jan 7 in Monrovia)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: A Festive Twelfth Night - Along the Danube

Join our early music journey down the Danube River, and our singers are dazzled by the beautiful, and often exotic, sounds of the music.  The repertoire comes from the courts and cathedrals of Central and Eastern Europe, and ranges from charming Czech carols and exotic Bulgarian Orthodox chant to motets by familiar composers like Jacob Handl and Hans Leo Hassler.  And how can you miss an opportunity to hear Bálint Bakfark?

After the concert, join the singers for a cup of Glühwein and a plate of goodies!

Get tickets now, because our 12th Night concerts often sell out!

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

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

 

Sunday, January 7, 4 p.m. (Monrovia)(repeats Jan 6 in Mar Vista)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: A Festive Twelfth Night - Along the Danube

Join our early music journey down the Danube River, and our singers are dazzled by the beautiful, and often exotic, sounds of the music.  The repertoire comes from the courts and cathedrals of Central and Eastern Europe, and ranges from charming Czech carols and exotic Bulgarian Orthodox chant to motets by familiar composers like Jacob Handl and Hans Leo Hassler.  And how can you miss an opportunity to hear Bálint Bakfark?

After the concert, join the singers for a cup of Glühwein and a plate of goodies!

Get tickets now, because our 12th Night concerts often sell out!

St. Luke's Episcopal Church 122 California Avenue Monrovia

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

Sunday, January 7, 2024, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tesserae Baroque: : The Trio Sonata Ideal

One of the defining features of the new Baroque style was the so-called “trio sonata ideal.” In this, musical texture became stratified between a bass and two upper parts. This represented a shift from the equal polyphonic textures of the mature Renaissance style; in contrast, in the trio sonata ideal the middle of the texture is provided by the relatively simple chordal structures of the basso continuo. Nowhere is the trio sonata ideal more obviously seen than in the trio sonata, which, along with opera, was one of the defining genres of the Baroque style.

This program will explore the evolution of the trio sonata throughout the Baroque period, in works by Castello, Rossi, Corelli, Bach, and others.

Musicians: Andrew McIntosh, baroque violin, Vijay Gupta, baroque violin, Leif Woodward, baroque ‘cello, Ian Pritchard, harpsichord & organ

Tickets: $60/$40/$30/$20, Free admission for children and Colburn students & staff.

Thayer Hall, The Colburn School , 200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles,, CA 90012

more info: https://tesseraebaroque.org/event/the-trio-sonata-ideal/

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH @ 7:30 PM (LAGUNA BEACH)

LAGUNA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14TH @ 8 PM (PASADENA)

ST. ANDREW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH @ 8 PM (CULVER CITY)

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH @ 7:30 PM (WEST HOLLYWOOD)

ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21ST @ 4 PM (CITY OF ORANGE)

ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH

Kontrapunktus: The Londoners - an English Baroque Salute

Works by Purcell, Boyce, Avision, Abel, Handel

All doors open one hour before the start of each concert

Parking is free and all venues are ADA compliant

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

Thursday, January 18, 2024 - Sunday, January 21, 2024      

Tesserae Baroque: Bach Week Cal Poly, featuring Bach’s John Passion

Tesserae returns as ensemble in residency at Cal Poly’s annual Bach Fest, which will feature Bach’s John Passion.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo , San Luis Obispo, 93407 United States + Google Map

More info: website: http://bachweek.calpoly.edu/events/ , https://music.calpoly.edu/calendar/special/

Friday, January 19, 2024 1:00PM -2PM

Prof. Ayana Smith) : Discussion of Inclusive Music Histories: Leading Change through Research and Pedagogy

EMSI Early Music Musicology Forum presents Ayana Smith, the highly esteemed Professor and Chair of Musicology, Indiana University, who will lead a discussion on "Inclusive Music Histories".

Admission Free and Open to the Public

(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

USC campus, Herklotz Seminar Room, Doheny Music Library (center of campus)

Herklotz Seminar Room, University of Southern California Doheny Memorial Library

3550 Trousdale Prkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

link to map https://web-app.usc.edu/maps/?id=10

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

Sunday Jan 21 10:25AM (prelude starts) (Santa Monica)

Wessex Consort and the St. Augustine choir: a Renaissance music service

Wessex Consort will perform Renaissance music on recorder consorts (4' and 8' consorts) for the prelude, postlude and along with the choir of St. Augustine, directed by Mike Raleigh, for the service of the third Sunday after Epiphany. Palestrina's Sicut Cervus and Thomas Tallis's If Ye Love Me are featured with the choir, and instrumental works by Tallis, Thompkins, Isaac, Calvisius, Messaus, and Praetorius.

St. Augustine by the Sea Episcopal church 1227 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

parking in the city structure across the street - 2 hours free

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  (Long Beach)

Sun, Jan 28, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Los Angeles)

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: Happy Birthday Mozart!

Program

Divertimento in D Major, MH 319 - Michael Haydn

Baryton Trio in A Minor, Hob. XI:87 - Franz Joseph Haydn

Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Baryton Trio in B Minor, Hob. XI:96 - F. J. Haydn

Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285 - W. A. Mozart

Serenade in G Major, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K.525        

Featuring: Stephen Schultz, flute, Stephen Hammer, oboe, Ilia Korol, violin, Janet Strauss, violin, Andrew Waid, viola, Alexa Haynes-Pilon, cello, Denise Breise, violone  

Ticket Price $40.00-$80.00

USE PROMO CODE HMB25 to receive 25% off tickets for Happy Birthday Mozart! This promotion is valid from 1/9/2024 - 1/20/2024.

Sat, Jan 27,

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

Sun, Jan 28

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

Sunday, January 28, 2024 5:00 pm (Newport Beach)

Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar:  Winter Musicale Gala Concert & Dinner

The concert is led by the Festival's artistic director Elizabeth Blumenstock, followed by a catered dinner with fines wines donated from the Turley Estate, Napa.

Featured Program

Trios for Six: An Exploration of Baroque Micro-styles

Elizabeth Blumenstock & Shelby Yamin, violins, Leif Woodward, cello & viola da gamba, Kevin Cooper, theorbo & Baroque guitar, Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp, Ian Pritchard, harpsichord & organ

Louis-Gabriel Guillemain (1705-1770): Divertissement Op. 15, No. 2 (selections)

Dario Castello (1602-1631): Sonata Duodecima from Sonate concertate in stil moderno, 1629

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Chaconne in G Major, Op. 2, No. 12 La Virginia

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Trio Sonata in G Minor, Z. 809 

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Trio Sonata in Bb Major, Op. 2, No. 3, HWV 388

Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787): Sonata for Viola da gamba in E Minor, WKO 146

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704): Partita No. 3 in A Major from Harmonia Artificiosa Ariosa

$250 per person (of which $125 is a tax-deductible donation toward funding the 2024 June Festival season "All the Pleasures")

Cocktail/evening attire is encouraged for those who like to be dressy for galas, but not a requirement.

Further details and ticket link at: https://bmf-cdm.org/winter-musicale-2024/

St Mark Presbyterian, Newport Beach

Jan 28, 2024 - 7:00 PM , PRE-CONCERT TALK 6PM (down town LA)

Los Angeles Master Chorale; Spem in alium

For awe-inspiring vocal magnificence and virtuosity, look no further than Tallis’ towering Spem in alium. Written for an astounding forty individual voice parts, Tallis’ motet is regarded as the pinnacle of Renaissance polyphonic ingenuity. Howells’ Requiem, a rarely performed Romantic masterpiece, is a sublime and complex work of soaring vocals and unexpected harmonies. Join the Master Chorale for a singular performance of two monumental masterpieces, and a varied sonic showcase of music reflecting on the same spirit of hope, devotion, and deliverance – including the world premiere of Carlos Simon’s Affirmations.

Program:

WILLIAM BYRD, Emendemus in Melius

THOMAS TALLIS, Spem in Alium

HENRY PURCELL, Hear My Prayer, O Lord

modern works by: CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD, HERBERT HOWELLS, JASON MAX FERDINAND, AHARON HARLAP, JENNIFER LUCY COOK, NILO ALCALA, CARLOS SIMON(arr.) HYO WON WOO, KO MATSUSHITA

ARTISTS: Jenny Wong, conductor, Andrea Zomorodian, soprano*, Sunmi Shin, soprano*, Hannah Little, mezzo-soprano*, Adam Faruqi, tenor*, Adrien Redford, bass*, Jamal Moore, spoken word*, *23/24 Jennifer Diener Soloists, 80 singers

LISTEN UP! PRE-CONCERT TALK With KUSC Radio Host Alan Chapman, Jenny Wong, and Carlos Simon.

tickets $45-$159

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

more info: https://lamasterchorale.org/show-details/spem-in-alium

February 2024

Saturday Feb 3, 2024 7:30PM  (Beverly Hills)

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: BAROQUE: BACH + BURTON

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster Margaret Batjer leads an all-Bach concert featuring acclaimed bass Dashon Burton on the first of two programs on the Orchestra’s engaging Baroque Series. This all-Bach lineup is helmed by the composer’s Ich Habe Genug (“I Have Enough”) cantata, a reflection on gratitude and the power of perspective. Other Baroque gems presented include Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1; Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord; and Concerto for Three Violins.  

PROGRAM all J.S. BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 1 , Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord  , Ich Habe Genug  , Concerto for Three Violins 

Tickets: $19-$69. SCEMS members a 20% discount off select seats : use special promo code LOVELACO.

The Wallis 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.  Beverly Hills, CA 90210

more info: https://thewallis.org/show-details/los-angeles-chamber-orchestra-baroque-bach-burton

Wednesday, February 7  8 p.m. (Claremont)

Opera Prima with soprano Amanda Forsythe: Tormento Seicento

            Tormento Seicento: Explores the 17th-century Passions of the Soul, in unparalleled ensemble works by Monteverdi, Rossi, Merula and Caccini. Founded in Italy by famed viola da gamba virtuoso Cristiano Contadin, the ensemble Opera Prima was created to give life to historically informed performances of the Renaissance and Baroque periods with technical mastery and buoyant enthusiasm.

     Italian Contadin regularly collaborates as a viola da gamba player with ensembles from Milan to Berlin.

     Celebrated soprano Amanda Forsythe is known for performances on both sides of the Atlantic and is equally at home in concert and on the opera stage. She’s performed with Tafelmusik, Handel and Haydn Society, the Boston Symphony, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano. She’s performed works including Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Handel’s Agrippina, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Beethoven’s Falstaff and more. She can also be heard on the Grammy®-award winning opera recording as Euridice on Charpentier’s La descente d'Orphée aux enfers with the Boston Early Music Festival.

Read more about the performers: Opera Prima: https://www.cristianocontadin.com and Amanda Forsythe: https://www.amandaforsythe.com

Free Admission, no tickets | Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert.

All Pomona College Music events are FREE and open to the public thanks to the generous donations of friends and alumni of the Pomona College Music Department.

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

MORE info: https://www.pomona.edu/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D171921652

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

Friday, February 23, 2024 1:00-2:00 PM  (USC, Downtown Los Angeles)
Dr. Philippa Ovenden (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto) “Symbolism and Memory in Fourteenth-Century Music Theory” 

FREE

USC campus, Herklotz Seminar Room, Doheny Music Library

link to searchable map https://web-app.usc.edu/maps/

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/
and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2024, 2 PM (Sierra Madre)

Tesserae Baroque Ensemble : “The Legacy of Pisendel”

Sierra Madre Playhouse Presents. For the first of its four appearances this season, Tesserae Baroque Ensemble presents “The Legacy of Pisendel,” a mesmerizing tribute to the brilliance of composer Johann Georg Pisendel, a close friend of J.S. Bach and a student of Antonio Vivaldi. MacArthur Grant recipient/violin virtuoso Vijay Gupta, Baroque cellist Eva Lymenstull, and harpsichordist Ian Prichard showcase the depth and richness of the Baroque era with enchanting sonatas for violin and continuo by Pisendel and seminal works by Bach and Geminiani.

TICKETS: $35 - $45

Sierra Madre Playhouse 87 West Sierra Madre Boulevard Sierra Madre, CA 91024

For tickets and information, please call (626) 355-4318 or visit www.sierramadreplayhouse.org.

March 2024 is EARLY MUSIC month

Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00-PM (USC, Downtown Los Angeles)
Thornton Baroque Sinfonia:
“Music from Guatemala, Mexico, and California” with Ensemble Son Tios
Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert, Jason Yoshida

FREE

USC campus, Newman Recital Hall

link to searchable map https://web-app.usc.edu/maps/

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/
and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

 

Saturday, March 2, 2024 2:00-4:00 PM (San Gabriel)
Thornton Baroque Sinfonia
: “Music from Guatemala, Mexico, and California” with Ensemble Son Tios

Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert, Jason Yoshida

FREE

Mission San Gabriel, San Gabriel CA

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/
and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

Saturday, March 2, 2024 4:00 p.m. (Pasadena)

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble: works by Bach and Telemann

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble presents Bach’s Coffee Cantata

and Duet (#3) from the cantata Wachet auf... (Sleepers awake), BWV 140

G. Ph. Telemann's Paris Quartet no. 10 in B minor, TWV 43:h2, with

Andrea Zomorodian, soprano; John Buffett, baritone; Stephen Schultz, transverse flute;

William Skeen, viola da gamba and baroque violoncello;

Kati Kyme & Alfred Cramer, baroque violins; Ellie Nishi, baroque viola; Denise Briesé, violone; and Preethi de Silva, harpsichord, director

A reception will follow the concert.

Tickets may be obtained online at suggested donation amounts via Eventbrite at: https://the-coffee-cantata.eventbrite.com

General admission: $40; Seniors, members of SCEMS, EMA, AMS, and Friends of Con Gioia: $32; Students and children: $15

LIMITED TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED AT DOOR. For updates and further information visit www.congioia.org

COVID-19 precautions shall comply with Los Angeles County guidelines at time of concert.

Throop Hall Throop Unitarian Universalist Church 300 S. Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91101

 

SUN  March 3,  3 P.M., (Pomona)

Artifex Consort and PRISM Choral Ensemble : Voices and Viols

This is a program of English consort songs and anthems by Byrd, Gibbons, Tomkins, and Weelkes. The early music concert is led by artistic directors Malachai Komanoff Bandy of Artifex Consort, and Donna M. Di Grazia, the David J. Baldwin Professor of Music, and Pomona College graduate Adrien Redford of PRISM.

Pomona College: BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC

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

SUNDAY, March 3rd, 5:00PM (Glendale)

Cinballera Entertainment and SCEMS present a special, historically informed performance of G.F. Handel's Giulio Cesare.

This Early Music Month, we celebrate the 300th anniversary of one of Handel's most exquisite operas with an abridged, baroque chamber opera performance, featuring an intimate cast and period orchestra. We will spotlight the love story between Caesar and Cleopatra, embellished by two dancers as Egyptian attendants (with historical choreography). The music will be performed in Italian with costumes and staging.

Tickets and More Info: $30 General Admission,

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/giulio-cesare-a-baroque-chamber-opera-tickets-833127927057 

Concert Run Time: 90 minutes

Location: First Baptist Church of Glendale at 209 North Louise Street, Glendale, CA 91206

Parking: Paid lots available adjacent to church

April 2024

 

Friday, April 12, 2024 1:00-2:00 PM (USC, Downtown Los Angeles)
Prof. Kenneth Kreitner (Professor Emeritus, University of Memphis) "The Aspersion Antiphons of Seville Cathedral c. 1500" 

FREE

USC campus, Herklotz Seminar Room, Doheny Music Library

link to searchable map https://web-app.usc.edu/maps/

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/
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For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

Saturday, April 13 at 7:30PM (USC, Downtown Los Angeles)
USC Collegium musicum:“Silver and Gold”: Music for the Medici Popes

Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert

FREE

USC campus, Cammilleri Hall, Brain and Creativity Institute

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For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

Friday, April 26, 2024 8:00-PM (USC, Downtown Los Angeles)
Thornton Baroque Sinfonia:“Master of the High (and Low) Baroque”

Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert and Jason Yoshida

FREE

USC campus, Newman Recital Hall

link to searchable map https://web-app.usc.edu/maps/

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/
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For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

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