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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/

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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 at 4:00 p.m.( Pasadena)

Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble: The Coffee Cantata and other Works by Bach & Telemann

J.S. Bach Coffee Cantata, BWV 211 (staged in an English version) and

Duet from the cantata Wachet auf… (Sleepers awake), BWV 140

G. Ph. Telemann Paris Quartet No. 10 in B minor, TWV 43:h2

Performers: Andrea Zomorodian, soprano, John Buffett, baritone, and Chris Gomez, tenor, Stephan 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, artistic director This event is co-sponsored by the Colburn Foundation, Los Angeles.

A reception with coffee, tea, and hors d’oeuvres 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  

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

A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED AT THE DOOR.  

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

The Throop Church parking lot is reserved for Accessible Parking only (vehicles with ADA placards). General parking is available two blocks north of the church in the Paseo Colorado parking structure located at the corner of East Green Street and Los Robles Avenue. Please allow additional time to park and walk to Throop Hall before the concert time.

For updates and further information visit www.congioia.org

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

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST (Downtown Los Angeles)

The Colburn Orchestra: Jeannette Sorrell conducts Handel, Cimarosa, and Mozart

Grammy award-winning conductor Jeannette Sorrell leads the Colburn Conservatory of Music’s flagship ensemble in an intimate concert of Baroque and Classical favorites, centered around a charming and operatic double concerto for flute, with Danielle Kim & Elvin Schlanger, Flute

. Rounding out the program are selections from Handel’s regal Water Music and Mozart’s solemn 40th Symphony, one of only two he wrote in a minor key.

PROGRAM: HANDEL Selections from Water Music , CIMAROSA Concerto for Two Flutes, MOZART Symphony No. 40 

tickets:$20,  $45, teenager (13-19 years old) can sign up for a free TeenTix pass, which entitles teens to purchase $5 day-of-show tickets

Upgrade your concert experience by joining us for a special meal before the performance. Purchase a “Dinner and Performance” package to enjoy a delicious four-course meal at The Colburn Café, which will be transformed into an elegant restaurant for the evening.

Zipper Hall  200 S Grand Avenue  Los Angeles, 90012

more info: https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/colburn-orchestra-handel-cimarosa-and-mozart-2/

Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 7:30PM (San Diego)

La Morra: "Shaping the Invisible"

            The San Diego Early Music Society is pleased to present the San Diego debut of Ensemble La Morra, with a guest appearance by one of the great living lutenists, Nigel North. The ensemble will present a program of songs and instrumental music composed or circulating in Italy around the turn of fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This is the time of Leonardo da Vinci, who famously wrote “Se la pittura è la definizione delle cose corporee, la musica è la figurazione delle cose invisibili” (“If painting is the definition of corporeal things, music is the figuration of invisible things"). The program will offer a selection of works that shines a light on the richly musical Italy of the time of Leonardo.
“La Morra dazzles… with exquisite delicacy” (Eduardo Torrico, Scherzo, 2022). “In North's hands…music speaks so directly that the messages implicit in so many of these pieces emerge with a clarity of poise that really draws the listener in” (James Jolly, Gramophone 2003).

St James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Tickets $10 to $50. For more info: https://www.sdems.org

SUNDAY, March 3rd, 5:00PM - 6:30PM (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 four singer cast, Baroque-inspired dancing,  and a five-piece baroque chamber 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 $30 General Admission,

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

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

Parking: Paid lots available adjacent to church

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

SUN  March 3,  3 PM, (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

Tuesday, March 5 · 7:30 - 9pm PST (Garden Grove)

Christ Cathedral Choir: Hope in God Alone - A Choral Adoration

            As part of the Eucharistic Revival, listen and reflect on some of the most beautiful sacred choral and organ works including Gregorio Allegri's famous Miserere (featuring Alyce Reynaud, Soprano soloist), Jessica French's recently composed Tantum Ergo, and a new arrangement of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Master Tallis's Testament that will feature BOTH of Hazel's five-manual consoles played simultaneously. This incredible evening will include Thomas Tallis's rarely-performed Spem in Alium (Hope in God Alone), written for 40-parts, sometimes referred to as the "Mount Everest" of choral music.  Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere Mei, a sung, Latin setting of Psalm 51, illustrates the Psalmist’s plea to God for mercy, the music demands the a solo soprano repeatedly sing high C’s - one of the highest notes possible for a human to produce, and one of the only pieces in the sung repertoire - alongside Mozart’s own soprano solo from his opera The Magic Flute - to require this stratospheric note that will surely soar in Christ Cathedral’s magnificent acoustics.

Alyce Reynaud is a recent graduate of the Christ Cathedral Organ & Choral Scholar Program, who is currently an early music voice major at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Free, but admission tickets required:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spem-in-alium-hope-in-god-alone-a-choral-adoration-tickets-724287161397?aff=oddtdtcreator

Christ Cathedral 12141 Lewis Street Garden Grove, CA 92840

 

Sunday March 10 4:00pm (West Los Angeles - Mar Vista)

St. Bede's choir and Wessex Consort: Evensong service

Friends of Music at St. Bede's presents the annual Lenten Evensong service.  The Daily Evening Prayer service features choral music by Tye, Tallis, Palestrina, and Lasso, sung by the choir and accompanied Wessex Consort playing 8' consort low recorders, with Frank Basile conducting and playing organ. Prelude and postlude music by will be played by the Wessex Consort on a 6' recorder consort.

Free

St. Bedes Episcopal church, 3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

ample parking in the church lot and street

 

Saturday, March 16, 4 p.m. (Claremont)

The Claremont Chorale: “A Musical BACH-analia”

Join the Claremont Chorale and Artistic Director Alan Wellman for an immersive, all-Bach concert for choir and orchestra, featuring Bach’s cantata, "Christ lag in Todesbanden" (BWV 4), along with other sacred choral works by this Baroque master. The all-Bach concert will feature his cantata, "Christ lag in Todesbanden" (BWV 4), along with other sacred choral works, in a sublime journey through the composer's profound religious expressions. Each piece invites the audience into a reflective, transcendent experience, and together serve as a testament to Bach's enduring legacy as a central figure in Baroque sacred music.

The Chorale will be accompanied by a 10-piece instrumental ensemble, along with Matthew Swartz, the Chorale’s collaborative accompanist.  Two works from the pen of Bach’s fictitious offspring, PDQ Bach (pseudonym of the late Peter Schickele), will punctuate the concert’s conclusion with a humorous exclamation point. 

Tickets $10-$20 and are available at the door or online at www.claremontchorale.org.

Kingman Chapel, campus of the Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Avenue, Claremont.

Sunday March 17th at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m (two performances). (Sierra Madre)
Tesserae and Da Camera Society: Good Ton: Music of Georgian London

In Georgian slang the phrase “good ton” referred to having exceptional taste. This concert will present an afternoon of chamber music as it might have been heard in late-eighteenth century London, especially as enjoyed in the well-heeled private spaces of the upper classes. Featuring an original 1806 Clementi square piano, a band of single strings, and period clarinettist Joshua Rubin, this concert will present concerti and sonatas in the intimate setting of the library of the Villa del Sol d’Oro. Featuring music by Johann Christian Bach, Carl Friedrich Abel, and our own Michael Uhlenkott.

Tesserae recreates the sound world of the Georgian London salon with music by J.C. Bach, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Maria Hester Park, and our very own Michael Uhlenkott.

Musicians: Joshua Rubin, classical clarinet, Andrew McIntosh & Heesun Choi, violins, Andrew Waid, viola, Leif Woodward, 'cello, Ian Pritchard, square piano

Tesserae is delighted to be presenting this program in collaboration with the Da Camera Society.

Due to popular demand, this performance will take place both at 2pm, and at 4pm. Refreshments will be served on the terrace between the two performances.

Ticketing $75 for premium seating (front row, reserved). $35 General Admission.

Please purchase your tickets in advance please visit the Da Camera Society website.
Refreshments served on the terrace between the two performances.
This event is likely to sell-out. We encourage you to purchase your tickets early.

Parking Information:The main gate at 675 West Highland leads to few parking spots directly by the entrance to the villa, and onwards to a larger parking area directly behind the villa. 

Villa del Sol d’Oro, Sierra Madre  675 West Highland Avenue  Sierra Madre, CA 91024

more info: https://tesseraebaroque.org/event/good-ton-music-of-georgian-london/

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 (South Pasadena)

4:00 Los Angeles Baroque: High School Musicale! The Ladies of Vivaldi's Venice. 

Welcome to 18th-century Carnivale season in Venice, where party-hardy nobles from all over Europe came to get down, hit the gambling tables, and take in a show, Vegas-style! One of the most coveted tickets in town was an unlikely spot just round the corner from the famous Basilica San Marco: a school for young women with one of the best orchestras in Europe, led by the "Red Priest" Antonio Vivaldi himself. We celebrate the spirit of the season, the talent of Vivaldi’s orchestra, and a composer who changed 18th-century music. Directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak. Wine and cheese reception follows.

FREE but donations welcomed at the door.

St. James' Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Rd., South Pasadena.

For optional RSVP and further information visit losangelesbaroque.org 

 

 

Saturday, March 23 | 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Los Angeles)

Sunday, March 24 | 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra: Bach Festival: An Afternoon with Bach and  St. Matthew Passion

Saturday, March 23 | 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

You will delight in a day of compelling and scintillating music by one of the world’s greatest composers that will educate and entertain listeners.

3:30 PM  Festival Greetings and Introduction

4:00 - 5:00 PM  Toccatas with Davide Mariano, organ

5:00 - 5:30 PM  Coffee and Tea Break

5:30 - 6:00 PM  Motets with Laude, Directed by David Harris

6:30 - 7:30 PM Cantatas BWV 39 and 54 

Including Reginald Mobley, Teresa Wakim, Alois Mülhbacher, Daniel Johannsen, and Stefan Zenkl, directed by Martin Haselböck.

tickets: $80.00

Sunday, March 24 | 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

10:30 AM  Organ Prelude with Dr. Christoph Bull - FREE

11:00 AM  Sunday Service directed by David Harris with Musica Angelica - FREE

3:00 PM  St. Matthew Passion weaves voices and orchestra through magnificent oratorios and arias featuring two Baroque orchestras and a double choir of award-winning cast of American and European vocal soloists. This thrillingly intense music will soar in the beautiful acoustics of the First Congregational Church to create an unforgettable musical experience.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Post-concert reception in the Shatto

tickets: $40.00-$80.00

Enjoy a 2-day Weekend Pass which includes a general admission ticket for An Afternoon with Bach featuring recitals and lectures on Saturday, March 23 and Section A “reserved seating” for St. Matthew Passion on Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 3 PM. Purchase your "Early Bird" Bach Festival 2-day Weekend Pass before March 1 and save $50 per pass.

receive 25% off tickets for the Bach Festival 2-day Weekend Pass, thru March 15, 2024) use PROMO CODE BACHFEST25

You will receive a separate email which will include your tickets for St. Matthew Passion on Sunday, March 24 at 3PM. Please print or use the QR codes on these tickets for St. Matthew Passion upon entry into the Sanctuary.

Ticket Price for Weekend Pass $100.00-$150.00

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

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

Saturday, March 23  3:00 PM  (San Fernando Valley)

 San Fernando Valley Master Chorale : Handel's "Messiah 101"  Interact. Sing. Listen. Learn! (singalong)

An audience-immersive performance of Handel's Messiah like you’ve never experienced before!
Choose your own adventure as an audience member by sitting next to the instrument or vocal part of your choice. You can bring your score and sing along with the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale or simply listen to the beautiful choral voices and orchestra. Artistic Director (and piano virtuoso/Los Angeles Master Chorale tenor) Charlie Kim will break down the elements of the dancing baroque spirit from the harpsichord.
Featuring selections from Handel's Messiah including less-commonly performed Easter movements—plus fan favorites!

$25 - $30, age 6 and under free Web Link for ticketing

Emmanuel Lutheran Church 6020 Radford Ave (at Oxnard St) North Hollywood CA 91606

more info: 818-738-9955
more info: Event Information

Social Media or other Links: https://www.facebook.com/SFVMasterChorale/

Wednesday March 27 7:15 pm (Pasadena)

Saint Andrew Music :  Matins and Lauds of Holy Thursday (Tenebræ, the service of shadows)

            On Spy Wednesday evening (Wednesday of Holy Week), March 27, at 7:15 pm, Saint Andrew Music ministry will present the celebration of Matins and Lauds of Holy Thursday (Tenebræ, the service of shadows) in the darkened church. Tenebræ, meaning "shadows," is the name traditionally given to the anticipated celebration (i.e., moved up to the previous evening) of Matins (the night office, sung in darkness of the morning) and Lauds (morning prayer) during Holy Week.

The service will be sung in Latin and comprises Matins and Lauds. Matins comprises three "nocturns," a series of psalms, antiphons, readings, and versicles and responsories. (The famous "Tenebræ responses" are these responsories.) Following Matins, we sing Lauds, which is the usual format of psalms and canticles with their antiphons, the Gospel canticle (Benedictus), and silent prayer. As each psalm is sung, one candle in the Tenebræ hearse (see below) is extinguished, symbolizing the disciples abandoning Jesus one by one, with increasing darkness in the already gloomily-illuminated church building. At the end of the final psalm (the Miserere), the last candle, the bleached-wax candle representing Christ, is hidden behind the altar and the "strepitus" (a loud noise) is made, recalling the earthquake at his death. The Christ candle is returned, signifying hope in the Resurrection, and all depart in silence. Truly one of the most dramatic liturgies of the year. Music list will include  Gesulado's "O vos omnes," the Tenebræ responsories of Victoria, and, of course, Allegri's famous "Miserere," with its stunning soprano high C.

            We have acquired a gorgeous, hand-carved Tenebræ hearse (candelabra). The term "hearse" is used today for the vehicle transporting the dead to and from the church for a funeral. But the origin of the term is a triangular wooden frame used to hold up a cloth (the white baptismal pall) over a coffin. By about 400 years ago the term "hearse" had begun to be used for the vehicle transporting the coffin. One might surmise the earliest Tenebræ hearses were actual hearses to which candles had been added.

FREE

St. Andrew Church, an architectural masterpiece built in 1927, a replica of the Basilica of Santa Sabina dating to the early days of Christianity in Rome. It listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

311 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

ample parking in large lot next to church

March 28-30 Musica Transalpina: Colossal Baroque - Large-scale Ceremonial music from the Habsburg Court

Thursday, March 28 at 12 noon: Venetian music composed for the Habsburg Court

Friday, March 29 at 12 noon: Franco-Flemish polyphony of the Spanish Court

Saturday, March 30 at 12 noon: Coronation music from Vienna & Salzburg

Descriptions of individual programs are shown below.

            Through their research at Kremsmünster Abbey and Bishop’s Palace in Olomouc,  MT leaders and associated scholars unearth heretofore unheard treasures of 17th sacred music, presented at the acoustically marvelous Sts. P. and P. church in Wilmington.  In this series of three programs, many international musicians are recruited, including world-renowned organist Sean Maxwell, who is an expert in the Austrian keyboard music of the 17th century.

            MT's signature sound uses colossal instrumental and vocal forces, recreating the original performances – practically nowhere else in America can you regularly hear music written not for two, not for three, but for up to five choirs singing simultaneously. 

All performances are free of charge, but we welcome donations in lieu of ticket purchases.

See the links to tickets and donations at the end of each program description below.

Ss. Peter & Paul Church 515 West Opp Street Wilmington, CA 90744.

Parking at the church, while ample, is limited.  Additional parking can be found one-quarter of a mile away from the church: Ss. Peter & Paul Grammar School: 706 Bay View Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744

 

Help support these rare performances by Musica Transalpina.

Performances of this style are incredibly rare in America, largely on account of how many specialists they require.  Due to the importance of this music, unheard in nearly four centuries, we are looking for a benefactor who will help underwrite a recording of Saturday’s coronation-themed performance.  Posting a recording of such important repertoire on-line would finally help us reach international acclaim.

Please help us keep this and future performances free by clicking the link below, or by finding us on Venmo: @Transalpina.

https://musicatransalpina.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=039d7a16cf09d1f46abc928cf&id=140d588067&e=91f063742f

Recurring or one-time gifts in any amount are deeply appreciated.

Musica Transalpina is registered as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation, and all donations are fully tax-deductible.  Please help support our research & discovery of these forgotten masterpieces.

There are more ways to support us!  Helping donate refreshments for our musicians & our audience members is a great way to show your appreciation, and please let us know if you’d ever like to host musicians in your homes – it makes it much more affordable for us to bring world-class talent to Southern California.

 

Thursday, March 28 at 12 noon - 2:30pm: Venetian music composed for the Habsburg Court

            We shall feature works from two important collections intended to appeal to the Austrian court: Monteverdi’s Gloria in excelsis Deo à 7. from his immensely influential collection of sacred works, Selva morale e spirituale, published at Venice over the years 1640 and 1641 and dedicated to the Holy Roman Empress Eleonora Gonzaga, and Rigatti’s Magnificat con Istromenti à 7., likewise published at Venice in 1640 and dedicated to the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand III. These works preserve an opulent style which was quickly falling out of style in Italy, but which was still very much in demand at the Austrian court.

            In addition to being dedicated to the Austrian rulers, the fact that these two collections call for such large vocal & instrumental forces indicate that they were meant to appeal to Austrian tastes – whose court delighted in pomp and which favored an older, more grandiose style – but which was beginning to be seen as turgid in Italy, which preferred lighter operatic textures.

            Additionally, we are including an offertorium by Polish composer Mikołaj Zieleński, who was important for assmiliating the Venetian compositional idiom and helped spread polychoral musical influences in Northern Europe. Interestingly, his Offertoria were published at Venice in 1611, the capitol of music publishing at the time.

Reserve your free spot for our Venetian program here

https://musicatransalpina.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=039d7a16cf09d1f46abc928cf&id=b2d92afccc&e=91f063742f

 

Friday, March 29 at 12 noon: Franco-Flemish polyphony of the Spanish Court

            On this date, our Ensemble will focus on the rich & complex Franco-Flemish polyphony of the Spanish Court, which was almost entirely staffed by non-Spaniards such as Gombert, Manchicourt, and Crequillon.  In addition to florid motets by Netherlandish composers working in Spain, we are proud to feature the first performance in modern times of a recently-rediscovered Passion setting by Fray Miguel de Guerau, an otherwise forgotten Hieronomite monk who composed this work for the official Holy Week observances of the King of Spain at his palace – which doubled as a monastery – the famous El Escorial.

            We shall feature works from two important collections intended to appeal to the Austrian court: Monteverdi’s Gloria in excelsis Deo à 7. from his immensely influential collection of sacred works, Selva morale e spirituale, published at Venice over the years 1640 and 1641 and dedicated to the Holy Roman Empress Eleonora Gonzaga, and Rigatti’s Magnificat con Istromenti à 7., likewise published at Venice in 1640 and dedicated to the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand III. These works preserve an opulent style which was quickly falling out of style in Italy, but which was still very much in demand at the Austrian court.

            In addition to being dedicated to the Austrian rulers, the fact that these two collections call for such large vocal & instrumental forces indicate that they were meant to appeal to Austrian tastes – whose court delighted in pomp and which favored an older, more grandiose style – but which was beginning to be seen as turgid in Italy, which preferred lighter operatic textures.

            Additionally, we are including an offertorium by Polish composer Mikołaj Zieleński, who was important for assimilating the Venetian compositional idiom and helped spread polychoral musical influences in Northern Europe. Interestingly, his Offertoria were published at Venice in 1611, the capitol of music publishing at the time.

Reserve your free spot for our Spanish Renaissance program here!

https://musicatransalpina.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=039d7a16cf09d1f46abc928cf&id=733c7a1edf&e=91f063742f

 

Saturday, March 30 at 12 noon (music starts at 1:00): Coronation music from Vienna & Salzburg

We encourage our patrons to arrive an hour late, when the music is set to begin.  The music on Saturday will be interspersed with many long chants, so do not worry if you are running a little late to this all-afternoon affair, followed by a grand reception open to all attendees. 

            We most cordially invite you to hear massive compositions for double chorus, baroque trumpets, rarely-heard cornetti, sackbuts, violins, and up to six viols playing together & in alternation.  The majority of these compositions, which we carefully researched & painstakingly reconstructed, have not been performed since the middle of the 1600’s, in a recreation of what a coronation mass must have been like for those invited to this auspicious ceremony.  This is a performance not to be missed!

            We are proud to present the first modern performance of Antonio Bertali’s Missa Consecrationis à 26., which was likely composed for one of the many coronations that Emperor Leopold I. underwent in the 1650s. You may recall that exactly one year ago we performed the mass from his Imperial coronation of 1658, Bertali’s Missa Sancti Spiritus. The Missa Consecrationis was possibly written for Emperor Leopold’s coronation as king of Hungary or Bohemia, and it exceeds the Missa Sancti Spiritus in size & instrumentation. It is even larger by one voice than Muffat’s massive Missa in labore requies that we performed in August of 2023. In addition to Bertali’s Missa Consecrationis that was written for the royal court, we are performing an anonymous Magnificat from Salzburg in twenty parts, as well as two large offertoria, possibly by Salzburg kapellmeister Abraham Megerle, intended for Salzburg Cathedral’s Easter observances.

Reserve your free spot for the pinnacle of our spring concert series on Saturday March 30 here!

https://musicatransalpina.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=039d7a16cf09d1f46abc928cf&id=4e000a6c7c&e=91f063742f

 

Saturday March 30 @ 4:00pm (Sierra Madre - east Pasadena)
Tesserae : The Grand Tour

Tesserae features two renowned guests Maxine Eilander, harp and Stephen Stubbs, lute & theorbo, leading a program designed to follow the Grand Tour's path, traversing the rich guitar music of Spain's Murcia, the operatic innovation of Monteverdi's Italy, and the enchanting melodies of Ireland (most notable the music of Turlough O’Carolan, Ireland's legendary blind harpist!)

Tickets $30- $45. Complimentary champagne will be served.

The Sierra Madre Playhouse 87 W Sierra Madre Blvd Sierra Madre, CA 91024

tickets and info

https://www.sierramadreplayhouse.org/event/the-grand-tour/march-30%2C-2024

info@sierramadreplayhouse.org

 

April 2024

 

Thursday, April 4, 2024 7 pm (downtown Los Angeles)

Colburn School Faculty Recital: Ian Pritchard, Harpsichord, and Tatjana Masurenko, Viola d’amore

Experience the talent and creativity of Colburn’s distinguished faculty artists as they perform their own curated programs with friends and students. This concert features works by Vivaldi, Bach, Rameau, Milandre, Stamitz, and Arne.

PROGRAM:

RAMEAU Pièces de clavecin en concert: Troisième Concert 

MILANDRE Pièces pour la Viole d’Amour avec la Basse       

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major

STAMITZ Sonata in D Major for Viola d’amore and Basso 

ARNE Sonata No. 4 in D Minor for Harpsichord

VIVALDI Concerto in D Minor for Viola d’amore

FREE

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

213-621-2200

Sunday, April 7 3 PM  (La Jolla - San Diego area)

Jakub Józef Orlinski with II Pomo D’Oro: Beyond (album selections)

The renowned Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, with the acclaimed chamber orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro, will sing rarely performed early music selections in a program drawn from his latest album, Beyond, that includes works by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Cavalli, Sartorio, and many more.

Hear him here: https://youtu.be/yF4YXv6ZIuE 

Tickets $60-$95

The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Avenue La Jolla, California 92037

Performance details and tickets here. https://transaction.theconrad.org/1896/1901

Saturday  Apil 6 8PM (USC, near downtown Los Angeles)

Hejun Yang : Harpischord DMA recital

works by Couperin, Froberger, Scarlatti, D'Anglbert

Newman Recital Hall 3616 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles 90089

Wednesday, April 10,  6:00 PM (west Los Angeles, Westwood)

Los Jubilados: The Din of Antiquity: A Renaissance Grand Tour

The ensemble playing dulcians and other Renaissance instruments perform music of Italy, Spain, and Franco-Flemish composers. A presentation for the Steinmetz bassoon studio students.

Featuring: Stephen Hammer alto dulcian, recorder, Michael O’Donovan tenor dulcian, recorder, Roger Lebow viola da gamba, Kenneth Munday bass dulcian.

Program:  Gioseppe Giamberti: Trombetta, Adriano Banchieri: L’Ardina, Anon: Pavana: La Morte de la Ragione, Banchieri: La Pomponazza, Anon: Ora baila tú, Juan del Encina: Fata la parte Anchieta: Con amores, mi madre, Juan Ponce: Ave, color vini clari, Johannes Martini: Jay pris amours, In meinen Sinn, Heinrich Isaac: In meinem Sinn, Josquin: Par vous je suis ("In mynem Sinn”), “M”: Heth sold ein meisken garn om wein

FREE

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music , Schoenberg Music Building

Organ studio, (near the "Inverted Fountain"), enter from Schoenberg courtyard

Parking: Structure P2, park near north end

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/
and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

Friday, April 12, 2024 | 8 PM  (near Koreatown Los Angeles)
JAY CAMPBELL, CELLO: works by J.S. BACH and CAT LAMB

Program: J.S. BACH - Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major (BWV 1007) (ca. 1720) [20']; Catherine LAMB - cross/collapse (2010) [45'] 

Monday Evening Concerts is thrilled to welcome back our dear friend, the brilliant cellist Jay Campbell. His performances have been called “electrifying” by the New York Times and “gentle, poignant, and deeply moving” by the Washington Post. He received two Avery Fisher Career Grants.Since first appearing at MEC as a guest performer on Rolf Riehm's Pasolini in Ostia in 2013, Campbell has become recognized as one of the pre-eminent string players working in classical music today. This program features Campbell performing two iconic works for solo cello - separated by nearly three centuries. 
If Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 1 in G major for solo violoncello (BWV 1007) serves as perhaps the single most recognizable work in the solo cello canon, then Catherine Lamb's 'cross/collapse' (for solo viola or cello with electronics) serves as an exquisitely disorienting counterbalance. Lamb's psychoacoustically mesmerizing work, which lasts approximately forty-five minutes, comes from a series of work for solo string instruments 'coalescing with various forms of (spectral) oscillators.'  "FEEL THE INFINITE HARMONIC TOPOGRAPHY BETWEEN 120-225HZ. ENTER [SPRING] WITH THE POWER OF 15:8 (!)" We look forward to sinking into this gorgeous experience with you all.

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles (Shatto Chapel) 540 S Commonwealth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

more info: https://www.mondayeveningconcerts.org/41224---jay-campbell.html

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

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 April 13  1100 am (Long Beach)

Musica Angelica  Baroque Orchestra: FREE Community concert

Featuring award-winning South Korean violinist YuEun Gemma Kim , Musica Angelica  Artist-in-Residence , recently received the Jeffrey Thomas Award from American Bach Soloists and as a core member of Delirium Musicum, with whom she recorded their debut album, ''Seasons'' under the label Warner Classics.

Michelle Obama Library, Long Beach 5870 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 570-1047

Sunday, April 14 ·7:30pm PDT (Pasadena)

Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI presents: Le Nuove Musiche : The Baroque Revolution in Europe (1560–1660)

Experience the inventiveness of the early Baroque era in works that span the late-16th century to the mid-17th century, including those by Frescobaldi, Kapsberger, de' Cavalieri, Falconiero, and more!

Join us for an unforgetable performance culminating in a post-concert reception in the beautiful St. Andrew Piazza.

Performers: Jordi Savall, Music Director Viola da Gamba; Hespèrion XXI: Xavier Díaz-Latorre, Chitarra and Theorbo, Andrew Lawrence-King, Arpa doppia, Philipe Pierlot, Viola da Gamba, Xavier Puertas, Violin, David Mayoral, Percussion

St. Andrew Church 311 N. Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA 91103

St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, an architectural treasure, nurtures a diverse and welcoming community. For those new to St. Andrew, please visit our website gallery to see photos of this beautiful venue where we have hosted The Tallis Scholars and performers from the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Opera and Los Angeles Children's Chorus.

https://www.saintandrewpasadena.org/

tickets: $78 – $104, SCEMS members discount: 20% off Orchestra and Rear seating (not Premier): use code: SCEMS20STANDREW

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jordi-savall-and-hesperion-xxi-presents-tickets-845559500227?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

more info: http://tinyurl.com/NuoveMusiche

St. Andrew Church 311 North Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103

Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 7:30PM (San Diego)

Amarcord: "in aeternum

The San Diego Early Music Society is thrilled to present the highly anticipated return of the German vocal quintet amarcord. Hailed as one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, the Leipzig-based group—founded by five former members of the Thomanerchor at St. Thomas Church, where J. S. Bach served as director of music—will present a program of sacred music by Josquin des Prez, one of the greatest composers of the Renaissance. Enjoy an evening of “stellar musicianship and audience friendly patter” (Ken Herman, San Diego Story).

Tickets $10 to $50.

St James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

For more info: https://www.sdems.org

Monday April 15th 1p.m. (downtown Los Angeles)
Shunske Sato   (baroque violin) : Master Class and Performance

Tesserae is delighted to cosponsor a short recital and masterclass with special guest Shunske Sato.

From 2013 to 2023 Shunske was artistic leader and concertmaster of the Netherlands Bach Society. During his tenure he directed numerous works by J.S. Bach, including large-scale works such as St. Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio, as well as Passion music by Graun, Graupner and Kaiser. His many recordings of cantatas and instrumental works by Bach can be seen on www.youtube.com/bach.

Other notable accomplishments include his own instrumentation of Bach’s Art of Fugue, collaborating with Opera2Day on an opera interweaving contemporary music and compositions by Bach, and video recordings of Bach’s Musical Offering which visually render the compositional structures using special effects.  

Shunske will be joined by Tesserae music director and harpsichordist Ian Pritchard for a short 30 minute recital that will precede a masterclass with students of the Colburn School.

This event is free to the public. No tickets required.

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

Thursday, April 18, 2024 7 pm  (Downtown Los Angeles and livestreamed)

Colburn Baroque Ensemble: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

The Baroque Ensemble presents Bach’s famous Brandenburg Concertos in their entirety. Bach’s kaleidoscopic scoring allows Colburn’s talented students to shine in multiple solo roles, and the intimate space of Thayer Hall will facilitate a performance of these beloved works with their original, leaner instrumental forces.

Tickets: $15, $30

Colburn School, Thayer Hall 200 S Grand Ave Los Angeles CA

https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/colburn-baroque-ensemble-5/

https://www.colburnschool.edu/livestream/

 

April 20, 2024 2:00pm & 8:00pm (Pasadena)

Pasadena Symphony and Pops: Vivaldi

In our long tradition of featuring the stars of tomorrow here today, multiple prize-winning violinist Charlotte Marckx brings Vivaldi’s most cherished concertos to life with her technical chops and expressive panache. Dudamel Conducting Fellow Linhan Cui leads the orchestra for this season finale of Baroque masterworks and Award-winning Chinese Composer Si-ang Chen’s beautifully sonorous Adagio.Program:

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Si-ang Chen Symphony No. 1 “Expedition”, 2nd mvt
Puccini Crisantemi
Vivaldi Four Seasons

http://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/vivaldi-four-seasons-2/

 

April 20, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Long Beach , repeats April 21, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Los Angeles)

Musica Angelica  Baroque Orchestra : Vivaldi IL Veneziano | Long Beach

Capital of The Most Serene Republic of the same name for over a millennium, Venice has hosted several musical personalities as distinctive as the city’s infrastructure and few have dominated compositional style like native son Antonio Vivaldi. Red-haired and ordained to the priesthood at age 25, “The Red Priest” honed his musical craft while working at the Ospedale della Pietà, where he taught and composed for orphaned girls. His concertos, whether related to a season or not, display countless examples of sequential mastery and technical bravado which regularly result in exciting moments for listener and performer alike.

Program:

Sinfonia in G RV146

Oboe concerto in C RV 447

Spring Op8#1 RV 269

Summer Op8#2 RV 315

Autumn Op8#3 RV 293

Winter Op8#4 RV 297

Folia from Trio Sonata in D Minor, RV 63, arr. Gonzalo X. Ruiz

First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, California 90802

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

April 21, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Los Angeles) (repeats April 20, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM in Long Beach)

Musica Angelica  Baroque Orchestra : Vivaldi IL Veneziano | Long Beach

Capital of The Most Serene Republic of the same name for over a millennium, Venice has hosted several musical personalities as distinctive as the city’s infrastructure and few have dominated compositional style like native son Antonio Vivaldi. Red-haired and ordained to the priesthood at age 25, “The Red Priest” honed his musical craft while working at the Ospedale della Pietà, where he taught and composed for orphaned girls. His concertos, whether related to a season or not, display countless examples of sequential mastery and technical bravado which regularly result in exciting moments for listener and performer alike.

Program:

Sinfonia in G RV146

Oboe concerto in C RV 447

Spring Op8#1 RV 269

Summer Op8#2 RV 315

Autumn Op8#3 RV 293

Winter Op8#4 RV 297

Folia from Trio Sonata in D Minor, RV 63, arr. Gonzalo X. Ruiz

Ticket Price $40.00-$80.00

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

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

Sunday April 21 300pm (west Los Angeles)

Chevalier Festival Concert: Chevalier St George - Violin Concertos op5#2

Featuring Ashley  Horne , violin  who trained  at Julliard.  Afro-American Chamber mUsic Society , conducted by Vince Womack.

THE CHEVALIER movie most recently placed Chevalier de Saint-Georges center stage entertaining millions of movie buffs about the French Virtuoso Violinist and prolific Composer for Queen Marie Antoinette. Chevalier de Saint-Georges ne Joseph Bologne also known as the Mozart Noir (Black Mozart).Born in 1745 in Guadelupe on a slave plantation to a Senagalese slave mother, Nanon, Chevalier rose from the humblest of beginnings to conduct the finest orchestras appointed by French royals.

Local artistes will join the celebration showcasing operatic arias, symphonies and instrumental sonatas for flute and harpsichord. Arias from L'Amant Anonyme (The Anonymous Lover) with Sopranos, Dr. Britany Moore Alexander and Lettrice Lawrence;  Joel Brown, Tenor; along with Shigeru Logan, Shahid Osuna, Flutist and Janise White, Harpsichordist.

tickets: $10 (students with ID); UCLA students, please contact the African Studies Center for tickets – africa@international.ucla.edu; $25 (general admission); $60 (VIP seating). A reception will be held immediately after the concert.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chevalier-festival-concert-tickets-861179209197

Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum, UCLA campus 308 Charles E Young Dr. N Los Angeles 90024

more info: http://www.aacmsorchestra.org/

 

Sunday April 21  2 p.m. (Sierra Madre)
Ian Pritchard  (harpsichord): Ferrara 1590

Tesserae music director Ian Pritchard performs a solo recital of music from Ferrara 1590, presenting the rich tapestry of keyboard traditions as Girolamo Frescobaldi might have encountered them as a young man. 

Presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse and Tesserae Baroque, the  concert offers an immersive journey into 16th-century Italian keyboard music, showcasing the transition to the Baroque style, particularly through the works of Girolamo Frescobaldi. Frescobaldi, born in Ferrara, was a key figure in the evolution of keyboard music, integrating various musical traditions. The program explores the rich keyboard music associated with the Este family's ducal rule in Ferrara, reflecting the influences on Frescobaldi's early career.

Ian Pritchard, an expert harpsichordist, will lead the performance, featuring pieces by composers like Merulo, Gabrieli, Ercole Pasquini, Macque, and others.

Champagne served during the performance.

Tickets $30, $45l

Sierra Madre Playhouse, Sierra Madre 87 W Sierra Madre Blvd Sierra Madre, CA 91024

more info: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=211314

wwww.tesseraebaroque.org

Sunday April 21 300pm (west Los Angeles)

Chevalier Festival Concert: Chevalier St George - Violin Concertos op5#2

Featuring Ashley  Horne , violin  who trained  at Julliard.  Afro-American Chamber mUsic Society , conducted by Vince Womack.

THE CHEVALIER movie most recently placed Chevalier de Saint-Georges center stage entertaining millions of movie buffs about the French Virtuoso Violinist and prolific Composer for Queen Marie Antoinette. Chevalier de Saint-Georges ne Joseph Bologne also known as the Mozart Noir (Black Mozart).Born in 1745 in Guadelupe on a slave plantation to a Senagalese slave mother, Nanon, Chevalier rose from the humblest of beginnings to conduct the finest orchestras appointed by French royals.

Local artistes will join the celebration showcasing operatic arias, symphonies and instrumental sonatas for flute and harpsichord. Arias from L'Amant Anonyme (The Anonymous Lover) with Sopranos, Dr. Britany Moore Alexander and Lettrice Lawrence;  Joel Brown, Tenor; along with Shigeru Logan, Shahid Osuna, Flutist and Janise White, Harpsichordist.

tickets: $10 (students with ID); UCLA students, please contact the African Studies Center for tickets – africa@international.ucla.edu; $25 (general admission); $60 (VIP seating). A reception will be held immediately after the concert.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chevalier-festival-concert-tickets-861179209197

Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum, UCLA campus 308 Charles E Young Dr. N Los Angeles 90024

more info: http://www.aacmsorchestra.org/

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

3:00 Camerata Pacifica Baroque: The French Dispatch.

This period instrument program, curated by and featuring eminent flutist Emi Ferguson, explores milestone and rarely heard French Baroque vocal and instrumental repertoire. In addition to Ferguson, the leading artists featured are Karim Sulayman, tenor; Rachell Ellen Wong, violin; Doug Balliett, viola da gamba; Stephen Stubbs, guitar; and Michael Sponseller, harpsichord. They perform works by Clérambault; Anne Madeleine Guédon de Presles; Telemann, and Rameau. 

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

Tickets: $80. For tickets and information, visit info@cameratapacifica.org, or call 805-884-8410.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

7:30 Camerata Pacifica Baroque: The French Dispatch.

This period instrument program, curated by and featuring eminent flutist Emi Ferguson, explores milestone and rarely heard French Baroque vocal and instrumental repertoire. In addition to Ferguson, the leading artists featured are Karim Sulayman, tenor; Rachell Ellen Wong, violin; Doug Balliett, viola da gamba; Stephen Stubbs, guitar; and Michael Sponseller, harpsichord. They perform works by Clérambault; Anne Madeleine Guédon de Presles; Telemann, and Rameau. 

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

Tickets: $75. For tickets and information, visit info@cameratapacifica.org, or call 805-884-8410.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

8:00 Camerata Pacifica Baroque: The French Dispatch.

This period instrument program, curated by and featuring eminent flutist Emi Ferguson, explores milestone and rarely heard French Baroque vocal and instrumental repertoire In addition to Ferguson, the leading artists featured are Karim Sulayman, tenor; Rachell Ellen Wong, violin; Doug Balliett, viola da gamba; Stephen Stubbs, guitar; and Michael Sponseller, harpsichord. They perform works by Clérambault; Anne Madeleine Guédon de Presles; Telemann, and Rameau. 

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

Tickets: $75. For tickets and information, visit info@cameratapacifica.org, or call 805-884-8410.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

7:30 Camerata Pacifica Baroque: The French Dispatch.

This period instrument program, curated by and featuring eminent flutist Emi Ferguson, explores milestone and rarely heard French Baroque vocal and instrumental repertoire. In addition to Ferguson, the leading artists featured are Karim Sulayman, tenor; Rachell Ellen Wong, violin; Doug Balliett, viola da gamba; Stephen Stubbs, guitar; and Michael Sponseller, harpsichord. They perform works by Clérambault; Anne Madeleine Guédon de Presles; Telemann, and Rameau. 

Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.

Tickets: $75. For tickets and information, visit info@cameratapacifica.org, or call 805-884-8410.

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

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April 28 (Yorba Linda - east Orange County)

Melody Lin - Harpsichord

Nixon Library Sunday Concert Series

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886.

more info: https://www.nixonfoundation.org/nixon-library-sunday-concert-schedule

May 2024

 

Wed  May 1,  8:00PM (downtown Los Angeles)

(repeats Thurs May 2 in Orange county)

Víkingur Ólafsson, piano : BACH : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Dubbed “the new superstar of classical piano”,  “Iceland’s Glenn Gould.” Now one of the most sought-after artists of today, Ólafsson’s multiple awards include Gramophone magazine’s 2019 Artist of the Year, Opus Klassik Solo Recording Instrumental (twice) and Album of the Year at the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards.

Presented by Colburn Celebrity Recital.

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

https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/2519/2024-05-01/vikingur-olafsson

Thursday, May 2nd, 8pm, (Orange county) (repeats Wed May 1 in Los Angeles)

Víkingur Ólafsson, piano : BACH : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Dubbed “the new superstar of classical piano”, “Iceland’s Glenn Gould.” Now one of the most sought-after artists of today, Ólafsson’s multiple awards include Gramophone magazine’s 2019 Artist of the Year, Opus Klassik Solo Recording Instrumental (twice) and Album of the Year at the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards.

Preconcert lecture at 7PM

Presented by Philharmonic Society of Orange County

Tickets $24 and up, student rush tickets ($20) use code "RUSH2324"

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

more info: https://www.philharmonicsociety.org/concerts-tickets/calendar-of-events/vikingur-olafsson

SATURDAY, May 4th, 6:30PM (Glendale)

L.A. Camerata presents "Fra Dori, e Fileno:" Edition Release Concert

Los Angeles Camerata promotes the performance of works by historically underrepresented women and "others." In this concert, we will perform a secular cantata by Camilla de Rossi (fl. 1710) from an edition recently released by Dulcamara Press, edited by Marylin Winkle. The cantata depicts the courtship of a shepherd (Fileno) and sea nymph (Dori). Two singers (soprano Marisa De Silva and mezzo soprano Sarah Reynolds) will be accompanied by a baroque ensemble on period instruments: Eli Chenevert (violin), Rachel Iba (violin), Courtney Kuroda (violin), Ashley Salinas (violin), Marylin Winkle (cello), Robert Wang (guitar and theorbo), Sonia Lee (harpsichord). The performance will also include instrumental music by Isabella Leonarda and Alessandro Stradella. 

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

Parking: Paid lots available adjacent to the church. Metered street parking also available.

Tickets: By donation, pay what you can/will. Use this form to RSVP

Contact: losangelescamerata@gmail.com

Sat, May 4  7:30 pm (Santa Monica)  (repeats Sun, May 5 7:30 pm  The Huntington, Rothenberg Hall Get Tickets

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Jiji + Vivaldi

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Series concludes with a selection of masterworks from the Italian Baroque led by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, among them Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor for Guitar, featuring South Korean guitarist JIJI, “a graceful and nuanced player” (Kansas City Star). Principal Cello Andrew Shulman is also a soloist on the program that includes Cello Concerto No. 3 in D minor by Leo, who was considered Scarlatti’s heir apparent; Scarlatti’s Sonata in D minor; Vivaldi’s “Spring” from The Four Seasons; and Charles Avison’s Concerto Grosso after Scarlatti, No. 6 in D major. Two contemporary works inspired by the era round out the program – Caroline Shaw’s Stucco & Brocatelle and Max Richter’s recomposed version of “Spring” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. 

PROGRAM

SCARLATTI, Sonata in D minor  

VIVALDI, Concerto in D minor for Guitar  

LEO, Cello Concerto No. 3 in D minor  

CAROLYN SHAW, Stucco & Brocatelle  

CHARLES AVISON/SCARLATTI, Concerto Grosso after Scarlatti, No. 6 in D major  

VIVALDI, “Spring” from The Four Seasons  

MAX RICHTER, “Spring” from Recomposed 

Tickets $19-69

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

more info: https://www.laco.org/events/

 

Sun, May 5  7:30 pm  The Huntington, Rothenberg Hall (Pasadena) (repeats Sat, May 4  7:30 pm inSanta Monica)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Jiji + Vivaldi

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Series concludes with a selection of masterworks from the Italian Baroque led by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, among them Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor for Guitar, featuring South Korean guitarist JIJI, “a graceful and nuanced player” (Kansas City Star). Principal Cello Andrew Shulman is also a soloist on the program that includes Cello Concerto No. 3 in D minor by Leo, who was considered Scarlatti’s heir apparent; Scarlatti’s Sonata in D minor; Vivaldi’s “Spring” from The Four Seasons; and Charles Avison’s Concerto Grosso after Scarlatti, No. 6 in D major. Two contemporary works inspired by the era round out the program – Caroline Shaw’s Stucco & Brocatelle and Max Richter’s recomposed version of “Spring” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. 

PROGRAM

SCARLATTI, Sonata in D minor  

VIVALDI, Concerto in D minor for Guitar  

LEO, Cello Concerto No. 3 in D minor  

CAROLYN SHAW, Stucco & Brocatelle  

CHARLES AVISON/SCARLATTI, Concerto Grosso after Scarlatti, No. 6 in D major  

VIVALDI, “Spring” from The Four Seasons  

MAX RICHTER, “Spring” from Recomposed 

Tickets $19-69

more info: https://www.laco.org/events/

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

Sunday, May 5  2:00 pm (Orange, in Orange County)

Chapman University Early Music Ensemble: Carmina Chromatica -  the genius of Orlando di Lasso

Bruce Bales leads this talented student ensemble in a recital of music by the late Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso on rare period instruments.
Bertea Hall Salmon Recital Hall 245 E Palm Ave Orange CA 92866
Event Phone: 714-997-6519
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Thursday May 9, 2024 at 7 P.M.

Musica Transalpina : In voce tubæ: Venetian music for Ascension

As part of Ss. Peter & Paul’s ongoing sacred music series, Musica Transalpina presents enormous polychoral works from Venice written at the dawn of the Baroque, including Giovanni Gabrieli’s Omnes gentes à 16. (published in 1597), one of the earliest extant works written for four separate choirs.  Alongside this masterpiece, we are presenting Giovanni Croce’s equally large Missa super Iubilate Deo à 16. vocibus, apparently written at the request of Archduke Ferdinand (future Emperor Ferdinand II.) who met Croce while at Venice in 1598.  This enormous mass setting survives in manuscript form in the Graz Chorbuch, and is receiving its first American performance–and quite possibly its very first modern performance anywhere–by our Ensemble on

Ss. Peter & Paul: 515 West Opp Street, Wilmington CA 90744.

This event is free of charge & open to the public, but tax-deductible donations are always deeply appreciated.  Reserve your free spot at the following link:

AscensionThursday.eventbrite.com

Parking: abundant parking in church lot

Saturday May 11 2024 at 7 P. M.,

Musica Transalpina: “Colossal Baroque” a concert performance

Experience the splendor of Venice with a mesmerizing performance of polychoral music from the dawn of the Baroque.  Large-scale works by Giovanni Gabrieli & Giovanni Croce for up to four choirs that defined the “Colossal Baroque” style of the following century.

Musica Transalpina seeks to recreate the Mass that would have formed the centerpiece of the extravagant celebrations on Ascension Day during the Venetian golden age, when she was at the height of her wealth & artistic influence.  Ascension was celebrated with especial pomp in baroque-era Venice, and some of the most spectacular compositions of the entire baroque period were written for this auspicious holiday.

The centerpiece of our program, Giovanni Gabrieli’s opulent Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus à 16. vocibus (published in 1597) is one of the earliest extant works in 16 parts distributed across four separate choirs, and as such, is of immense historical importance to the development of the emerging Baroque style.  In addition to this enormous motet, we are presenting the first performance in modern times of Giovanni Croce’s Missa à 16. super Iubilate Deo, also in 16 parts and written circa 1598, possibly at the behest of Archduke Ferdinand, the future Holy Roman Emperor.   This latter work, which survives in the Graz Chorbuch, was carefully transcribed for our Ensemble by Nathaniel Decker.

FREE, but donationas are appreciated

S. Vincent de Paul 621 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90007.

Parking in church lot

more info and tickets and donations:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-voce-tub-venetian-music-for-ascension-tickets-878517829477?aff=oddtdtcreator

SUNDAY, MAY 19 at 4:00 pm (South Pasadena)
Los Angeles Baroque: Bohemian Rhapsody! Music from the Prague Royal Court

When we think of "Baroque" music, many of us think Germany, Italy, France, England… and then the list starts to trail off. This often has much more to do with modern political history and scholarship than the richness of the repertories. Thankfully, this is starting to change, and this Spring, LAB is digging into delicious music by Czech composers and the patronage of the Prague Court. One of the other themes in this program is how composers processed life's challenges through music. This area of the world had suffered greatly from plague and the 30 Years’ War. And yet, Zelenka and Biber wrote pieces that would have brought these topics into a salon-type setting. Directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak. Wine and cheese reception follows.

Program:

Jan Dismas Zelenka: Hipocondrie a 7 Concertanti in A Major

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Battalia a 10 in D Major

František Ignác Antonín Tuma: Partita in D

Sunday May 26th at 5:00pm (Beverly Hills)
Tesserae Baroque :Alessandro Scarlatti's Oratorio: "Cain, over Il Primo Omicidio"

The Tesserae Baroque Season final features Alessandro Scarlatti’s monumental late oratorio ‘Cain, overo Il Primo Omicidio’, a Baroque masterpiece rarely heard in Southern California. Featuring an all-star cast of characters (including Lucifer himself!), Scarlatti depicts the Biblical tale of Cain and Abel with the absolute high drama that can only be provided by the Roman Baroque theatrical style and Scarlatti’s intense harmonic language.

Tickets: $50/$35/$25/$20; Free admission for children and members of the All Saints' Music Guild.
Please purchase your tickets in advance.

All Saints' Episcopal Church 504 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills

more info: https://tesseraebaroque.org/event/scarlattis-il-primo-omicidio/

Minor

Johann Gottlieb Janitsch: Sinfonia in G Major

Johann Friedrich Fasch: Concerto for Flute and Strings in G Major
FREE but donations welcomed at the door.
St. James' Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Rd., South Pasadena.
For optional RSVP and further information visit https://www.losangelesbaroque.org/concerts 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22nd, 7:00-8:00PM (UCLA, Westwood)

UCLA Viol Consort: Leonora Duarte’s Salon

Join us for an interactive, casual evening of consort music, confections, and conversations about works by Jewish-Flemish woman composer, Leonora Duarte. Guests unfamiliar with the viola da gamba will have an opportunity to learn about this instrument and delight in consort sound.

At the end, community viol players are invited to bring their instruments (A=415) to play along with us. 

Location: UCLA Early Music Ensemble Room, Schoenberg Music Building B-429

Parking: Paid parking in lot P2

FREE Admission!

Contact: email Dr. Marylin Winkle, mwinkle@ucla.edu 

Sunday May 26th at 5:00pm (Beverly Hills)
Tesserae Baroque :Alessandro Scarlatti's Oratorio: "Cain, over Il Primo Omicidio"

The Tesserae Baroque Season final features Alessandro Scarlatti’s monumental late oratorio ‘Cain, overo Il Primo Omicidio’, a Baroque masterpiece rarely heard in Southern California. Featuring an all-star cast of characters (including Lucifer himself!), Scarlatti depicts the Biblical tale of Cain and Abel with the absolute high drama that can only be provided by the Roman Baroque theatrical style and Scarlatti’s intense harmonic language.

Tickets: $50/$35/$25/$20; Free admission for children and members of the All Saints' Music Guild.
Please purchase your tickets in advance.

All Saints' Episcopal Church 504 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills

more info: https://tesseraebaroque.org/event/scarlattis-il-primo-omicidio/

June 2024

SUNDAY, June 2nd, 4:00PM (Westwood, Los Angeles)

UCLA Early Music Ensemble Celebrates Early Jewish Music

Come enjoy over 500 years of early Jewish music! This performance will feature performances by our Medieval Ensemble, Viol Consort, Vocal Consort, and Baroque Orchestra. Composers include Obadiah the Proselyte, Salamone Rossi, Leonora Duarte, and our favorite, "Anonymous."

FREE ADMISSION

Location: UCLA Ostin Ensemble Room (next to the Music Cafe, near the inverted fountain)

Parking: Paid parking, closest lot is P2

Friday, June 14, 2024 8:00 PM  (Santa Monica) (repeats June 15 and 16)

“Salastina presents:  “The Pummel of Hummel”.

            This series is a recreation of the 1819 concert that premiered Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, one of the most important pieces in the chamber music canon. Audience members will also hear the other works on that program, including music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, one of Schubert’s lesser-known contemporaries.  If you love dead, white, male German composers as much as we do – and are not (yet!) familiar with the greatness of Johann Nepomuk Hummel – this concert exploring the arbitrariness of fame is for you.  In 1819, Hummel organized a concert to celebrate the world premiere performance of one of his works; for the occasion, Schubert wrote the Trout Quintet for the same combination of instruments. Guess which piece is all anyone remembers?  Salastina recreates this concert so that you can judge whether or not posterity was fair in jettisoning a composer with a name as awesome as “Nepomuk.”

Program:
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Grand Rondo Brillant, Op. 126 for flute and piano
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Quintet Op. 87
Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet D 667 “The Trout”

Artists: Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, Co-Artistic Directors and Violinists, Meredith Crawford, Violist, Yoshika Masuda, Cellist, Ted Botsford, Bassist, HyeJin Kim, Pianist, Benjamin Smolen, Flutist , Brian Lauritzen, Host

Wine and sachertorte reception to follow.

Tickets $40 : SCEMS members 20% off tickets  - use the code “special20”. There is also the option to purchase livestream tickets for just $10, and students can purchase tickets for just $10 online with proof of student ID at the show.
Edye Second Space at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica)

more info, tickets, maps: https://www.salastina.org/concerts/2024/6/14-main-series-5-pummel-of-hummel

 

Saturday June 15 8pm (Pasadena) (and Livestream) (repeats June 14 and 16)

 “Salastina presents:  “The Pummel of Hummel”.

            This series is a recreation of the 1819 concert that premiered Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, one of the most important pieces in the chamber music canon. Audience members will also hear the other works on that program, including music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, one of Schubert’s lesser-known contemporaries.  If you love dead, white, male German composers as much as we do – and are not (yet!) familiar with the greatness of Johann Nepomuk Hummel – this concert exploring the arbitrariness of fame is for you.  In 1819, Hummel organized a concert to celebrate the world premiere performance of one of his works; for the occasion, Schubert wrote the Trout Quintet for the same combination of instruments. Guess which piece is all anyone remembers?  Salastina recreates this concert so that you can judge whether or not posterity was fair in jettisoning a composer with a name as awesome as “Nepomuk.”

Program:
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Grand Rondo Brillant, Op. 126 for flute and piano
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Quintet Op. 87
Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet D 667 “The Trout”

Artists: Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, Co-Artistic Directors and Violinists, Meredith Crawford, Violist, Yoshika Masuda, Cellist, Ted Botsford, Bassist, HyeJin Kim, Pianist, Benjamin Smolen, Flutist , Brian Lauritzen, Host

Wine and sachertorte reception to follow.

Tickets $40 : SCEMS members 20% off tickets  - use the code “special20”. There is also the option to purchase livestream tickets for just $10, and students can purchase tickets for just $10 online with proof of student ID at the show.

Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena

more info, tickets, maps: https://www.salastina.org/concerts/2024/6/14-main-series-5-pummel-of-hummel

 

Sunday, June 16, 2024  3 PM (Lake Forest) (repeats June 14 and 15)

 “Salastina presents:  “The Pummel of Hummel”.

            This series is a recreation of the 1819 concert that premiered Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, one of the most important pieces in the chamber music canon. Audience members will also hear the other works on that program, including music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, one of Schubert’s lesser-known contemporaries.  If you love dead, white, male German composers as much as we do – and are not (yet!) familiar with the greatness of Johann Nepomuk Hummel – this concert exploring the arbitrariness of fame is for you.  In 1819, Hummel organized a concert to celebrate the world premiere performance of one of his works; for the occasion, Schubert wrote the Trout Quintet for the same combination of instruments. Guess which piece is all anyone remembers?  Salastina recreates this concert so that you can judge whether or not posterity was fair in jettisoning a composer with a name as awesome as “Nepomuk.”

Program:
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Grand Rondo Brillant, Op. 126 for flute and piano
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Quintet Op. 87
Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet D 667 “The Trout”

Artists: Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, Co-Artistic Directors and Violinists, Meredith Crawford, Violist, Yoshika Masuda, Cellist, Ted Botsford, Bassist, HyeJin Kim, Pianist, Benjamin Smolen, Flutist , Brian Lauritzen, Host

Wine and sachertorte reception to follow.

Tickets $40 : SCEMS members 20% off tickets  - use the code “special20”. There is also the option to purchase livestream tickets for just $10, and students can purchase tickets for just $10 online with proof of student ID at the show.

Weinstein Performance Space at Chamber Music, Lake Forrest

more info, tickets, maps: https://www.salastina.org/concerts/2024/6/14-main-series-5-pummel-of-hummel

44th Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar 2024 "All the Pleasures: The Italian Influence in London and Beyond"

Five concerts June 16-23 in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar, Orange County

Artistic Director: Elizabeth Blumenstock

Sunday, June 16 2024, 4:00 pm (Newport Beach)

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar: London Fog, Italian Sunshine

Soloists from the Festival Orchestra will bring out the southern sun to banish the northern fog through the influence of Italian Baroque composers. Come for J.C. (“The London”) Bach’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and cello, and concerti grossi by Corelli, Geminiani (arranging Corelli) and Avison (arranging Scarlatti), and stay for Handel’s delightful chamber organ concerto “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” and more—performed by the Festival Orchestra led by Elizabeth Blumenstock.

Program:

William Boyce (1711-1779): Symphony No. 2 in A Major

Charles Avison (1709-1770): Concerto Grosso No. 3 in D Minor, after Scarlatti

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Chamber Organ Concerto in F Major, HWV 295 “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” – soloist Corey Jamason

Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762): Concerto Grosso in D Minor, H.143 “La Follia,” after Corelli

Maurice Greene (1696-1755): Overture in D Major 

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Concerto Grosso in F Major Op. 6, No. 2 

Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782): Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Cello in A Major W C.34

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin, Alex Greenbaum, cello, Corey Jamason, chamber organ,

Followed by a complimentary wine & waters reception for all ticket holders, on the patio with the musicians.

Tickets: $50

St. Mark Presbyterian Church 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road (at MacArthur Blvd.) Newport Beach, CA 92660

more info: https://bmf-cdm.org/programs/london-fog-italian-sunshine/

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 at 4:00 pm (St. Mark Presbyterian, Newport Beach)

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar 2024: London Fog, Italian Sunshine (Opening Concert)

Soloists from the Festival Orchestra bring out the southern sun to banish the northern fog through the influence of Italian Baroque composers. Come for J.C. (“The London”) Bach’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and cello, and concerti grossi by Corelli, Geminiani (arranging Corelli) and Avison (arranging Scarlatti), and stay for Handel’s delightful chamber organ concerto “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” (soloist: Corey Jamason) and more—performed by the Festival Orchestra led by Elizabeth Blumenstock. Followed by a complimentary wine & waters reception for all ticket holders, on the patio with the musicians. Subscription (5 concert series, premium seating, private catered dinner): $325 / Single tickets: $50 / Student rush tickets: $10 at the door for ages 12-29 with valid student and photo ID. For full details and tickets visit https://bmf-cdm.org/2024-programs/ 

MONDAY, JUNE 17 at 7:30 pm (St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal, Corona del Mar)

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar 2024: Time Stands Still - English Lute Songs

While Shakespeare was defining English poetry and drama, Dowland was doing the same for English song. After Dowland, the influence of the Italians led to the magnificent achievements of Henry Purcell, arguably the greatest English composer of all time. GRAMMY-winning lutenist Stephen Stubbs, soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah and violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock, explore the golden age of English song through works by John Dowland, William Lawes, Henry Purcell and others—where time may indeed stand still. Followed by a complimentary wine & waters reception for all ticket holders, on the patio with the musicians. Subscription (5 concert series, premium seating, private catered dinner): $325 / Single tickets: $45 / Student rush tickets: $10 at the door for ages 12-29 with valid student and photo ID. For full details and tickets visit https://bmf-cdm.org/2024-programs/ 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 at 7:30 pm (Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar)

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar 2024: Nightingales in the Gardens

Elizabeth Blumenstock, Jolianne Einem and Rob Diggins (violins), with Eva Lymenstull (cello and viola da gamba) and Ian Pritchard (harpsichord and organ), in virtuosic music for three violins by Giovanni Gabrieli, Buonamente, Pachelbel (yes, the canon – and the gigue), Purcell, Schmelzer, and others. Plus, birdsong-inspired harpsichord pieces, and solo Bach for cello. Preceded by a complimentary wine & waters reception for all ticket holders with Gardens access from 6:45 pm. Subscription (5 concert series, premium seating, private catered dinner): $325 / Single tickets: $55 / Student rush tickets: $10 at the door IF AVAILABLE (Gardens concerts regularly sell out - check the website and/or call ahead) for ages 12-29 with valid student and photo ID. For full details and tickets visit https://bmf-cdm.org/2024-programs/ 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 at 7:30 pm (Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar)

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar 2024: Galante in the Gardens

Late French and German Baroque chamber music in the musical equivalent of 18th-century fine art’s rococo, the immediately appealing galante style—including Telemann’s Paris Quartet in G Major. Plus, Bach’s solo keyboard Toccata BWV 914. Judith Linsenberg (recorder) joins “Friday Gardens” regulars Lara Wickes (oboe), Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin), Michael Kaufman (cello) and Gabriel Arregui (harpsichord). Preceded by a complimentary wine & waters reception for all ticket holders with Gardens access from 6:45 pm. Subscription (5 concert series, premium seating, private catered dinner): $325 / Single tickets: $55 / Student rush tickets: $10 at the door IF AVAILABLE (Gardens concerts regularly sell out check the website and/or call ahead) for ages 12-29 with valid student and photo ID. For full details and tickets visit https://bmf-cdm.org/2024-programs/ 

Saturday June 22, 2024 | 7:00 PM  (Duration: 60 minutes)  (Corona del Mar)

Vox Obscura, Early Music vocal ensemble: Mass Inordinary: Sacred and Secular Choral Music from the English Renaissance

Vox Obscura unites skilled vocalists in Southern California to perform cultivated concerts inspired by timeless sacred, folk, and art repertoire from a wide variety of early music traditions.  Our music programs are carefully curated to restore the original spirit and intent of the composer for a modern audience. We hope you join us for our debut concert in the beautiful, resonant acoustics of St. Michael & All Angels. This concert will explore music by William Byrd, John Taverner, Christopher Tye, and more. 

St. Michael & All Angels 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar, CA 92625-1109

Tickets: $15 at bit.ly/VoxConcert24

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/4uWvYb4wG

Saturday, June 22,  7:30 pm. (West Los Angeles) (repeats Sunday, June 23,  4 pm  in Monrovia)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: “Puzzles and Games”

Concert of Music by Top Composers of 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries

Long before Sudoku and Wordle, some of the greatest composers of the Renaissance and Middle Ages wove puzzles and even secret codes into their music.   In two June concerts, Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble will reveal the often arcane, and occasionally hilarious, stories behind these astounding works. The program will include works by some of Early Music’s most prominent composers,  such as Machaut, Dufay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Morales and Palestrina.   Artistic Director Nicole Baker will shed light on the various acrostics, palindromes, canons, and messages  hidden in the music.

Dr. Baker, a noted choral director and professional singer, has served as Jouyssance's Artistic Director since 1999.  Recently retired from the music faculty at California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Baker also directs the choir at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Pasadena. She holds a master's degree in vocal performance and a doctorate in musicology from UCLA.

 Tickets at www.jouyssance.org/current-season or at the door, at $25 (General Admission), $20 (Seniors/SCEMS members), or $10 for students with current school ID. As part of its educational outreach program, and funded in part by the Colburn Foundation, Jouyssance can offer free admission to members of the American Choral Directors Association, as well as their students.

Jouyssance is the principal focus of the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the performance and scholarship of early music.  For more information on Jouyssance visit www.jouyssance.org.

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, at 3590 Grandview Blvd, West Los Angeles

 For further information, call 213-533-9922 or email nicole@jouyssance.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 at 4:00 pm (St. Mark Presbyterian, Newport Beach)

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar 2024: Festival Finale - Handel and Purcell Choral Odes

Nola Richardson (soprano), Clifton Massey (countertenor) and Jesse Blumberg (baritone) join the Festival Orchestra and Chorus in Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, “Eternal Source of Light Divine” (Kathryn Adduci, baroque trumpet) and Purcell’s ode Welcome to All the Pleasures (Gregório Taniguchi, tenor). Plus, instrumental selections from Purcell’s stage work Dioclesian, a Purcell In nomine for solo strings, and Handel’s celebrated Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 11. Followed by a complimentary wine & waters reception for all ticket holders, on the patio with the musicians. Subscription (5 concert series, premium seating, private catered dinner June 23 after the performance): $325 / Single tickets: $50 / Student rush tickets: $10 at the door for ages 12-29 with valid student and photo ID. For full details and tickets visit https://bmf-cdm.org/2024-programs/ 

Sunday, June 23, 4 pm  (Monrovia) (repeats Saturday, June 22 7:30 in West Los Angeles)

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: “Puzzles and Games”

Concert of Music by Top Composers of 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries

Long before Sudoku and Wordle, some of the greatest composers of the Renaissance and Middle Ages wove puzzles and even secret codes into their music.   In two June concerts, Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble will reveal the often arcane, and occasionally hilarious, stories behind these astounding works. The program will include works by some of Early Music’s most prominent composers,  such as Machaut, Dufay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Morales and Palestrina.   Artistic Director Nicole Baker will shed light on the various acrostics, palindromes, canons, and messages  hidden in the music.

Dr. Baker, a noted choral director and professional singer, has served as Jouyssance's Artistic Director since 1999.  Recently retired from the music faculty at California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Baker also directs the choir at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Pasadena. She holds a master's degree in vocal performance and a doctorate in musicology from UCLA.

 Tickets at www.jouyssance.org/current-season or at the door, at $25 (General Admission), $20 (Seniors/SCEMS members), or $10 for students with current school ID. As part of its educational outreach program, and funded in part by the Colburn Foundation, Jouyssance can offer free admission to members of the American Choral Directors Association, as well as their students.

Jouyssance is the principal focus of the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the performance and scholarship of early music.  For more information on Jouyssance visit www.jouyssance.org.

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, at 3590 Grandview Blvd, West Los Angeles

 For further information, call 213-533-9922 or email nicole@jouyssance.org.

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