Early Music Around Town

A timely shortlist of local early music concerts and events.

To view the entire season of concerts and events, consult the current Master Calendar.

 

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.

Calendars

 

Credit: Renaissance minstrels in Augsburg (1520).  iStock.com/© gameover2012

Ongoing:

EMA, SFEMS, EMV, BEMF, BCSD, AEM

Oct, Nov, Dec  2020 online events

Early Music America  maintains several resources for online live and archived events.

1.updated calendar of events for the upcoming week. Currently these are mostly online events.

https://www.earlymusicamerica.org/events/

2. Early Music On-Demand & Streaming events:

https://www.earlymusicamerica.org/resources/early-music-news-reviews/online-performances/

3. Summer Festivals Shift Concerts And Activities Online: many of these past events are archived - the links are listed here, there is a wealth  here

https://www.earlymusicamerica.org/web-articles/summer-festivals-shift-concerts-and-activities-online/

4. EMA's 2020 (Virtual) Festival & Showcase

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn__nQiYRV_5ox8BMuAwbs-sEmqetve1O

FALL Online presentations by San Francisco Early Music Society, Early Music Vancouver, Boston Early Music Festival

 

San Francisco Early Music Society

Online livestream Concerts for the fall 2020 (concert details at each date in the SCEMS Calendar)

 

A SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 4:00PM Pacific Time

Reginald L. Mobley (countertenor ) and Agave Baroque:  American Originals

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 4:00PM Pacific Time

Mary Springfels and Severall Friends: Le Roman de Fauvel

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1:00PM Pacific Time

Tabea Debus and Alon Sariel: Ohrwurm (Earworm)

 

SFEMS virtual fall classes throughout October - mini-series  and single classes by world-class faculty as we build upon our summer virtual sessions, and enjoy SFEMS's patented mix of playing, scholarship, and community. (details at each date in the SCEMS Calendar)

 

 

Fridays October 2–30 at 5PM

Adam Gilbert: Songs & Symbols a mini-series of five classes.

 

Sundays October 4–November 1 at 1PM

Peter Maund, 13th/14th Century Dance Music

 

Sundays October 4–November 1 at 3PM

Anna Marsh, Music for Winds

 

Sundays October 4–November 1 at 5PM

David Wilson, Fundamentals of the Baroque Violin and Viola

 

also offering two one-off classes:

 

Saturday, October 3 at 10AM one-off class

Cléa Galhano, La Folia

 

Saturday, October 31 at 1PM one-off class

Vicki Boeckman, Baroque Recorder Techniques

 

Individual mini-series classes are $25 each. If you purchase all five classes for ONE mini-series, you will receive a $15 discount for that mini-series. This discount cannot be combined between mini-series.

Classes are generally 60–75 minutes long. We will also offer time for casual gathering with our popular (and free) sherry hours from 4:15 to 4:45PM on Sundays.

More information about the virtual sessions can be found on the SFEMS website!

https://sfems.org/sfems-workshops/fall-virtual-sessions/

You may select classes directly for purchase from our ticketing page

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=sfems

 Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. (See below for an example.) Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class. Nervous about Zoom? Please feel free to refer to our Zoom FAQ sheet for any questions about the platform.

 

Early Music Vancouver  http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events (details of each event at the date in the SCEMS Calendar)

Wednesday September 30, 2020

Pacific Baroque Orchestra: Orchestral Dance Suites from 18th century Germany

 

Wednesday October 28, 2020  7:30PM

Alexander Weimann (organ):  Wondrous Machine

 

Wednesday November 11, 2020 | 7:30PM

J.S. Bach Musical Offering: Transcending Time

 

Wednesday December 9, 2020 | 7:30PM

Mireille Lebel, mezzo-soprano; Alexander Weimann, fortepiano: works by Hayden and Mozart

 

Wednesday December 23, 2020 | 7:30PM

The Pacific Baroque Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó: An Italian Baroque Festive Celebration

 

 

Boston Early Music Festival : four virtual events  (details at each date in the SCEMS Calendar)

All four broadcasts will be presented free of charge for a limited time on BEMF’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/bostonearly/).

 

Friday, October 16, 2020 at 8pm

Nevermind  (French Baroque music) directed by  Jean Rondeau, at the Boston Early Music Festival

 

Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8pm (remains available until Thursday, December 10, 2020.)

Monteverdi’s Orfeo (originally June 2015)

 

Sunday,  November  29,  2020  at  3pm (originally November  2011 ) (remains available until Thursday, December 10, 2020.)

Charpentier’s La  Descente  d’Orphée  aux  Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs

 

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8pm, ( available through Christmas day)

director Peter Phillips The  Tallis  Scholars: music for the Christmas  season  written  to  invoke  and  honor  the  Virgin  Mary,

Bach Collegium San Diego

presents BACH AT HOME (noon) and reDISCOVER virtual offerings for 2020-2021...'for the refreshment of the soul'. These concerts are FREE to view with a suggested donation.

Bach Collegium San Diego presents  4 MAINSTAGE CONCERTS and invite you to subscribe today!  Season Subscriptions for Virtual Mainstage Tickets $80  for 4 concerts.  When you buy this subscription you get access to these high-quality concert performances. Once released you may stream these videos at any time. You will be given an access code to each of the four concerts by email, two days before the concert, two hours before the concert and 10 minutes before the concert.

FOR FULL INFORMATION: bachcollegiumsd.org.

 (details at each date in the SCEMS Calendar)

 

BACH AT HOME (noon) series

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : TONOS HUMANOS - Spain’s Siglo de Oro (Golden Century)

JANUARY 20, 2021 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : AD LIBITUM - Bach’s famous 'Chaconne'

FEBRUARY 17, 2021 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : A BOHEMIAN IN DRESDEN – Hasse and Zelenka

APRIL 7, 2021 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : ACTUS TRAGICUS – Bach Cantatas and Chorales

reDISCOVER series

NOVEMBER 7, 2020 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego :  EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE! - F.J. HAYDN: Lord Nelson Mass

FEBRUARY 6, 2021 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : J.S. BACH: Welcome to Leipzig

MARCH 20, 2021 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : WELCOME TO ALL THE PLEASURES! - The Odes of Henry Purcell

 

4 MAINSTAGE CONCERTS Season Subscriptions

OCTOBER 24, 2020 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : MUSES OF PARNASSUS – Leonarda, Caccini, Strozzi

DECEMBER 19, 2020 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : A BAROQUE NOEL • BACH & VIVALDI

MARCH 6, 2021 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : REGINALD ‘REX’ MOBLEY • BACH TO BOP

MAY 1, 2021 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : BACH AND HIS RIVALS • THE LEIPZIG AUDITION

Amherst Early Music

All ongoing events can be viewed monthly on their online calendar:

https://www.amherstearlymusic.org/calendar/month/2020-09

Amherst Early Music Festival from July 2020 maintains the online concerts as active Youtube links:

FESTIVAL ONLINE CONCERT LINKS!

 

Concerts and Conversations were free events, sponsored by generous donors at the AEM Festival Online, July 6-11, 2020. They will available to view here until September 30th, 2020. Click on the title links below. We gratefully acknowledge the generous gifts of our concert sponsors!

Also, check out the AEMF 2020-21 Virtual Music & Instrument Exhibition!

 

https://www.amherstearlymusic.org/ONLINE_FESTIVAL_CONCERTS

 

Tibia at Home Recorder Duos by Landini, Ciconia, Telemann, and Blaker
Tibia: Frances Blaker & Letitia Berlin

This concert is sponsored by Mary Anne Tilney.

Bottoms Up! Bach & Co. for Solo cello and bass viol
Phoebe Carrai, cello & Sarah Cunningham, bass viol

This concert is sponsored by Nancy Frederick.

 

Fancy Homebodies Ornamented Sonatas by Babell, Blavet, Picccinini and Mancini -- four non-traveling musicians -- for flute, recorder and theorbo
Gwyn Roberts, flute, recorder & Richard Stone, lute

This concert is sponsored by Peter and Joan Faber.

Music at Home Works by Purcell, Bach, and Benda
Peter Sykes harpsichord, clavichord, spinet 

This concert is sponsored by Helen McConnell.

 

A Tall Tale From a Self-Absorbed Singer Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377-1445) and his autobiographical masterpiece, 'Es fugt sich’
Benjamin Bagby & Lawrence Rosenwald

This concert is sponsored by Monika Otter.

 

Délices de la Solitude A Duo of Reeds and Keys
Wouter Verschuren Baroque bassoon & Kathryn Cok harpsichord

This concert is sponsored by Peter Braunfield, Mary Maarbjerg, Karen Nebelkopf, Richard Pace, and Mary Ellen Reed.

 

World Music Influences
Glen Velez percussion & Loire Cotler voice

This concert is sponsored by Margaret Cowden and Janet Zaleon, and by Robert Morris and Pat Hanley in memory of Arlene Hanley.

September 2020

SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13-OCTOBER 25.  3:00-4:30 PM PDT

Los Angeles Baroque: Online Adventures with Alexa "Click and Learn". 

This summer, LAB co-Artistic Director cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon gained recognition for distance teaching through her classes for the San Francisco Early Music Society. Now she has created an online program for LAB, each week combining a presentation on a particular baroque music subject with a playing component (though non-playing participants are also welcome), all on Zoom. Registration: $190. Deadline: September 13. Zoom link and password will be sent by email to registered participants prior to sessions. Owning a baroque instrument is not required, but pitch is set at standardized baroque pitch A=415hz. Register at losangelesbaroque.org

 

September 13: Getting your HIP back into shape!

September 20: You Can’t Spell Blow without Bow: what strings and winds can teach each other about articulation.

September 27: Dance Movement Characteristics

October 4: Aesthetics in Baroque Music 

October 11: Other Voices in Early Music: minorities and women 

October 18: Let’s talk about Alexa’s favorite consort music and composers!     

October 25: Fall Finale! Masterclass, sight-reading and how to practice.

Sunday, September 27, at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern.

Guts Baroque: violin sonatas, sinfonias and canzonas from 17th-century Italy,

The concert traces the origins of the violin solo sonata. Cima, Frescobaldi, Marini, Castello, Fontana, Buonamente, Uccellini, Pandolfi Mealli, Stradella, Leonarda, and Bertali.   Sylvia Schwartz, baroque violin, and John Ott, baroque cello & viola da gamba.  For program notes, more information, and to support our music financially, visit us at https://gutsbaroque.com/concerts

direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgDBM-gKVs0&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday September 30, 2020

Pacific Baroque Orchestra: Orchestral Dance Suites from 18th century Germany

Alexander Weimann, Music Director and Harpsichord; Chloe Meyers, Violin 1; Christi Meyers, Violin 2; Mieka Michaux, Viola 1; Joanna Hood, Viola 2; Diederik van Dijk, Cello; Natalie Mackie, Violone; Christina Hutten, Harpsichord and Portativ Organ

Programme

Dietrich Becker (1623-1679)
Sonata-Suite à 5, from “Musikalische Frühlings-Früchte”
Adagio-Allegro, Allmand, Courant, Sarband, Gique

Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (c1656-1746)
Suite IV, from “Journal de Printemps”
Ouverture, Entrée, Rondeau, Gavotte, Menuet, Passacaille

Georg Muffat (1643-1704)
Sonata V, from “Armonico Tributo”
Allemanda Grave, Adagio, Fuga, Adagio, Passagaglia Grave

Concert link, Program notes, donation link, concert trailer video:

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/orchestral-dance-suites-from-18th-century-germany-feat-pacific-baroque-orchestra/

October 2020

Friday, October 2. 7:30pm

PDT Portland Baroque Orchestra: Bach Sonatas: Part II. 

Portland Baroque Orchestra presents the third concert in their all-digital 2020-21 Season: Bach Sonatas: Part II. This is the second part of Bach’s six beloved sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord performed by Artistic Director Monica Huggett and harpsichordist Byron Schenkman. Free! For more information and how to watch: https://pbo.org/concerts-events/bach-sonatas-part-ii/.

Fridays October 2–30 at 5PM (five classes)

Adam Gilbert: Songs & Symbols

Individual mini-series classes are $25 each. If you purchase all five classes for ONE mini-series, you will receive a $15 discount for that mini-series. This discount cannot be combined between mini-series.

Classes are generally 60–75 minutes long. We will also offer time for casual gathering with our popular (and free) sherry hours from 4:15 to 4:45PM on Sundays.

More information about the virtual sessions can be found on the SFEMS website!

https://sfems.org/sfems-workshops/fall-virtual-sessions/

You may select classes directly for purchase from our ticketing page

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=sfems

 Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. (See below for an example.) Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class. Nervous about Zoom? Please feel free to refer to our Zoom FAQ sheet for any questions about the platform.

 

Saturday, October 3 at 10AM one-off class

Cléa Galhano, La Folia

Individual mini-series classes are $25 each.

Classes are generally 60–75 minutes long. We will also offer time for casual gathering with our popular (and free) sherry hours from 4:15 to 4:45PM on Sundays.

More information about the virtual sessions can be found on the SFEMS website!

https://sfems.org/sfems-workshops/fall-virtual-sessions/

You may select classes directly for purchase from our ticketing page

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=sfems

 Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. (See below for an example.) Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class. Nervous about Zoom? Please feel free to refer to our Zoom FAQ sheet for any questions about the platform.

 

A SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 4:00PM Pacific Time

Reginald L. Mobley (countertenor ) and Agave Baroque:  American Originals

Presented by SFEMS

Incomparable countertenor Reginald L. Mobley joins Agave Baroque to celebrate Black and Latino composers from North and South America, centering on the United States with stops in Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.

Among the many treasures of this repertoire are an unexpected and sentimental side of Scott Joplin, a song by Black American guitar virtuoso Justin Holland, two works by the earliest known Cuban classical composer, and a set of songs by the extraordinary Florence B. Price, who seamlessly blended Romantic art song and spirituals into a sound all her own.

Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Kevin Cooper, guitars; Katherine Kyme, viola; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord and organ; William Skeen, cello; Anna Washburn, violin; Aaron Westman, violin

Buy Tickets Now
Online livestream access provided with purchase. Concert will be available on demand after livestream through October 24.

$15 general admission

With your ticket purchase, you will receive a unique link to our high-definition livestream. Each presentation will feature pre-recorded and live material, as well as a special opportunity to interact with our artists through our live chat.

https://sfems.org/20-21-concert-season/agave-baroque/

Support Agave Baroque's recording of this repertoire:

Agave Baroque is recording an exciting new album and needs your help making it a reality. Featuring the brilliant countertenor Reginald Mobley, the project is entitled "American Originals." It includes thrilling music by composers of color including Baroque masters from Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico as well as 19th- and 20th-Century musicians from the U.S. such as Justin Holland, Scott Joplin, and the incomparable Florence Price. Backed by Schwalbe and Partners management and recorded by Acis Productions, the album is poised to be great but requires considerable funding. Please donate to Agave Baroque so that we can give voice to this important music!

Donate Here: https://igg.me/at/americanoriginals/x#/

OR - Donate Here for Tax Deduction: www.agavebaroque.org

 

SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13-OCTOBER 25.  3:00-4:30 PM PDT  (continuing through October)

Los Angeles Baroque: Online Adventures with Alexa "Click and Learn". 

This summer, LAB co-Artistic Director cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon gained recognition for distance teaching through her classes for the San Francisco Early Music Society. Now she has created an online program for LAB, each week combining a presentation on a particular baroque music subject with a playing component (though non-playing participants are also welcome), all on Zoom. Registration: $190. Deadline: September 13. Zoom link and password will be sent by email to registered participants prior to sessions. Owning a baroque instrument is not required, but pitch is set at standardized baroque pitch A=415hz. Register at losangelesbaroque.org

October 4: Aesthetics in Baroque Music 

October 11: Other Voices in Early Music: minorities and women 

October 18: Let’s talk about Alexa’s favorite consort music and composers!     

October 25: Fall Finale! Masterclass, sight-reading and how to practice.

 

Sundays October 4–November 1 at 1PM (five classes)

Peter Maund, 13th/14th Century Dance Music

Individual mini-series classes are $25 each. If you purchase all five classes for ONE mini-series, you will receive a $15 discount for that mini-series. This discount cannot be combined between mini-series.

Classes are generally 60–75 minutes long. We will also offer time for casual gathering with our popular (and free) sherry hours from 4:15 to 4:45PM on Sundays.

More information about the virtual sessions can be found on the SFEMS website!

https://sfems.org/sfems-workshops/fall-virtual-sessions/

You may select classes directly for purchase from our ticketing page

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=sfems

 Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. (See below for an example.) Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class. Nervous about Zoom? Please feel free to refer to our Zoom FAQ sheet for any questions about the platform.

 

 

Sundays October 4–November 1 at 3PM (five classes)

Anna Marsh, Music for Winds

Individual mini-series classes are $25 each. If you purchase all five classes for ONE mini-series, you will receive a $15 discount for that mini-series. This discount cannot be combined between mini-series.

Classes are generally 60–75 minutes long. We will also offer time for casual gathering with our popular (and free) sherry hours from 4:15 to 4:45PM on Sundays.

More information about the virtual sessions can be found on the SFEMS website!

https://sfems.org/sfems-workshops/fall-virtual-sessions/

You may select classes directly for purchase from our ticketing page

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=sfems

 Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. (See below for an example.) Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class. Nervous about Zoom? Please feel free to refer to our Zoom FAQ sheet for any questions about the platform.

 

Sundays October 4–November 1 at 5PM (five classes)

David Wilson, Fundamentals of the Baroque Violin and Viola

Individual mini-series classes are $25 each. If you purchase all five classes for ONE mini-series, you will receive a $15 discount for that mini-series. This discount cannot be combined between mini-series.

Classes are generally 60–75 minutes long. We will also offer time for casual gathering with our popular (and free) sherry hours from 4:15 to 4:45PM on Sundays.

More information about the virtual sessions can be found on the SFEMS website!

https://sfems.org/sfems-workshops/fall-virtual-sessions/

You may select classes directly for purchase from our ticketing page

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=sfems

 Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. (See below for an example.) Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class. Nervous about Zoom? Please feel free to refer to our Zoom FAQ sheet for any questions about the platform.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 7:00 Pacific -

Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar: Fall Gathering online.

 A brief Zoom social gathering (libations encouraged!) followed by a 30-min YouTube premiere including a 20-min concert with Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin, festival's artistic director) and Mary Springfels (viola da gamba) featuring: J.S. Bach Inventions (selection), Schop's Lacrimae Pavane, a Matthew Locke Broken Consort suite (selection), and a duo originally for flute and violin by Boismortier. Zoom resumes after the premiere for a Q&A with the performers. Free. For full details and to RSVP visit: bmf-cdm.org

 

Friday, October 16, 2020 at 8pm

Nevermind  (French Baroque music) directed by  Jean Rondeau

presented  the Boston Early Music Festival

The Fall 2020 Virtual Season begins on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 8pm with the young French ensemble Nevermind. Hailed as a “breath of fresh air in the field of early music” (Wales Arts Review), these four friends met while studying in Paris and recognized their shared passions and vibrant musicianship. Following their highly successful BEMF début at the 2017 Festival, Nevermind returns this fall from the historic Rosario monastery in the heart of the Belgian countryside, with a delightful program of chamber music by Marias, Telemann, and J. S. Bach, including selections from The Art of Fugue.

BEMF’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/bostonearly/).

BEMF  is  committed  to  compensating  the  dozens  of  singers,  instrumentalists,  dancers,  and directors who will bring these unique programs to life, both newly recorded and archival. While these  four  events  will  be  offered  free  of  charge,  donations  are  encouraged  and  deeply appreciated.

Patrons can visit BEMF.org/support to learn more about making a tax-deductible contribution to BEMF.

 

OCTOBER 24, 2020 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : MUSES OF PARNASSUS – Leonarda, Caccini, Strozzi

Three seventeenth-century Italian muses—Isabella Leonarda, Francesca Caccini, and Barbara Strozzi—serve as the inspiration for a program featuring scintillating repertoire of the Italian baroque, sung by Grammy-nominated soprano JENNIFER ELLIS KAMPANI.

Sonata prima Op. 16 no. 1 Isabella Leonarda 

Sonata duodecima a violino solo Op. 16 Leonarda 

Regina caeli laetare Francesca Caccini 

Lagrime mie Barbara Strozzi 

Serenata for Soprano: Hor che Apollo (from Arie Op. 8) Strozzi 

Ciaccona Bernardo Storace

TALK: Daniel Zuluaga (PhD) 

4 MAINSTAGE CONCERTS Season Subscriptions for Virtual Mainstage Tickets $80  for 4 concerts.  When you buy this subscription you get access to these high-quality concert performances.

FOR FULL INFORMATION: bachcollegiumsd.org.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 4:00PM Pacific Time

Mary Springfels and Severall Friends: Le Roman de Fauvel

Presented by SFEMS

How does a horse become the ruler of his master’s house? Delve into the strange and satirical world of Le Roman de Fauvel, a biting criticism of the intrigues of church and state in 14th-century France that resounds still today.

Join early music legend Mary Springfels and Severall Friends on a musical excursion into a poem that illuminates all-too-human foibles and vices.

Tracy Cowart, harp and voice; Shira Kammen, Medieval fiddle; Drew Minter, voice and harp; Mark Rimple, citole and gittern; Mary Springfels, citole and vielle; Spiff Wiegand, hurdy-gurdy and percussion

Buy Tickets Now

Online livestream access provided with purchase. Concert will be available on demand after livestream through November 14.

$15 general admission

With your ticket purchase, you will receive a unique link to our high-definition livestream. Each presentation will feature pre-recorded and live material, as well as a special opportunity to interact with our artists through our live chat.

https://sfems.org/20-21-concert-season/severall-friends/

 

 

Wednesday October 28, 2020  7:30PM

Alexander Weimann (organ):  Wondrous Machine

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

Join the Pacific Baroque Orchestra’s Music Director and one of Canada’s finest organists, Alexander Weimann, for an organ recital filmed on the magnificent instrument at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, BC. Built by Hellmuth Wolff & Associes Ltee of Montreal in 2005, all of the composers on this programme hail from a Southern German/Austrian tradition of organ composition and were chosen because they are a perfect fit for the design of this particular instrument.  Works by composers including Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627-1693), Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) , Georg Muffat (1653-1704, Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667), and ending with Johann Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791)  Andante für eine Walze in eine kleine Orgel, KV 616.

Concert link, program, Program notes, donation link, concert trailer video:

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/wondrous-machine-organ-recital-feat-alexander-weimann/
 

Oct 30 to Nov 5 Online

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band : 20/21 digital season

20/21 Season: Concert 1

The blind musician Jacob Van Eyck rang the bells of the churches of Utrecht in the early 17th century, and played his little soprano recorder in the courtyards of those same churches. He held countless tunes in his head that he played and improvised on his recorder as he strolled the grounds of church and cathedral. Fortunately, for posterity, and countless recorder players, a scribe wrote down those tunes and the fantastic variations that he spun out.

Piffaro will honor "Eyckie" with a program drawn from his Fluyten Lusthof, both in his variations and in settings by other composers of the time. Philadelphia-based and internationally recognized carilloneur Janet Tebbel plays those tunes on the carillon, while Piffaro answers on recorders and lute. To honor the contribution of the local wind bands who also played outdoors in the public squares of Dutch towns and cities, Piffaro’s shawms, sackbuts and dulcians will resound in the courtyard of the Miraculous Medal Shrine in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, where we will film this program.

https://piffaro.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S1H00000SoLXVUA3

Tickets $13

full season list. https://piffaro.secure.force.com/ticket/#/

Saturday, October 31 at 1PM one-off class

Vicki Boeckman, Baroque Recorder Techniques

Individual mini-series classes are $25 each.

Classes are generally 60–75 minutes long. We will also offer time for casual gathering with our popular (and free) sherry hours from 4:15 to 4:45PM on Sundays.

More information about the virtual sessions can be found on the SFEMS website!

https://sfems.org/sfems-workshops/fall-virtual-sessions/

You may select classes directly for purchase from our ticketing page

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=sfems

 Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. (See below for an example.) Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class. Nervous about Zoom? Please feel free to refer to our Zoom FAQ sheet for any questions about the platform.

November 2020

NOVEMBER 7, 2020 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego :  EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE! - F.J. HAYDN: Lord Nelson Mass

A full release of F.J. Haydn’s 'Lord Nelson Mass', originally performed on May 13, 2017. (soloists) Estelí Gomez, Angela Young Smucker, John Russell, Mischa Bouvier. Including choral students from Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego (Choral Internship Program).

Part of Bach Collegium San Diego reDISCOVER virtual offerings for 2020-2021. For full information on these offerings go to bachcollegiumsd.org.

These concerts are free to view with a suggested donation.

  

Wednesday November 11, 2020 | 7:30PM

J.S. Bach Musical Offering: Transcending Time

Alexander Weimann, Harpsichord; Chloe Meyers, Violin; Natalie Mackie, Gamba; Soile Stratkauskas, Flute

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering was initiated in 1747 when Frederick the Great of Prussia, himself a superb flutist, gave to Bach a complicated theme upon which the composer improvised to the astonishment of all present. Within the next few weeks Bach perfected and presented to Frederick a composition which exhibits Bach’s boundless imagination and profound depth of expression in a brilliant set of canons and fugues, and a trio sonata that is without parallel in 18th-century chamber music, all based on this royal theme. Jocelyn Morlock’s “Revenant” is based on reversing the theme from Bach’s Musical Offering.

Concert link, program, Program notes, donation link, concert trailer video:

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/musical-offering-transcending-time/

 

 

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : TONOS HUMANOS - Spain’s Siglo de Oro (Golden Century)

Spend time in Spain’s Siglo de Oro (Golden Century) – considered a pinnacle in the flourishing of arts and literature in Spanish history.

O Como pasan los años José Marín

Disfrazado de pastor Juan Hidalgo

Ay de mí, que el llanto y la tristeza Sebastián Durón

Organ: Corrente Italiana Juan Cabanilles

Adriana Ruiz, soprano, Alejandro Jenné, guitar, Heather Vorwerck, cello, Ruben Valenzuela, harpsichord & organ

Part of Bach Collegium San Diego BACH AT HOME (noon) virtual offerings for 2020-2021. For full information on these offerings go to bachcollegiumsd.org.

These concerts are free to view with a suggested donation.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1:00PM Pacific Time

Tabea Debus and Alon Sariel: Ohrwurm (Earworm)

Presented by SFEMS

Some melodies just jump off the page, sticking in the mind for days on end. Rising early music stars Tabea Debus and Alon Sariel join together for a scintillating program of Ohrwürmer (or as we say in the United States, earworms)!

This toe-tapping program features favorite tunes and dances from the Renaissance and Baroque. Enjoy works by J.S. Bach, Bertali, Carroubel, Dowland, Merula, Monteverdi, Moorcraft, Ortiz, Schop, Telemann, and of course, the ever-popular Anonymous.

Tabea Debus, recorder; Alon Sariel, lute


Online livestream access provided with purchase. Concert will be available on demand after livestream through December 12.

$15 general admission

With your ticket purchase, you will receive a unique link to our high-definition livestream. Each presentation will feature pre-recorded and live material, as well as a special opportunity to interact with our artists through our live chat.

https://sfems.org/20-21-concert-season/debus-sariel/

 

Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8pm (remains available until Thursday, December 10, 2020.)

Monteverdi’s Orfeo (originally June 2015)

presented  the Boston Early Music Festival

led by BEMF’s Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen  Stubbs, 

Stage  Director Gilbert  Blin,  Concertmaster Robert  Mealy,and Choreographer Melinda  Sullivan,and  feature  the all-star BEMF  Vocal  and  Chamber Ensembleswith  gorgeous  costumes  designed  by Anna  Watkins. 

tenor Aaron  Sheehan  playing  the  role  of  Orpheus  in  both  Chamber Opera productions  as  well  as  in  the  excerpt from  Campra’s Le  Carnaval  de  Venise.

 

This  will  be  the  first  time  the  Boston  Early  Music  Festival has  publicly  shared  complete  archival  video  of  their  critically  acclaimed  productions.

These broadcasts will follow a two-week marathon of new video content created for this special event, including documentaries  on  the  making  of  each  production,  video talks,  and  a  30-minute excerpt  from  BEMF’s  2017  fully-staged  production  of Campra’s Le  Carnaval de  Venise, featuring an Orpheus-themed “opera-within-an-opera” attended by the characters of the larger story.

 

BEMF  is  committed  to  compensating  the  dozens  of  singers,  instrumentalists,  dancers,  and directors who will bring these unique programs to life, both newly recorded and archival. While these  four  events  will  be  offered  free  of  charge,  donations  are  encouraged  and  deeply appreciated.

Patrons can visit BEMF.org/support to learn more about making a tax-deductible contribution to BEMF.

Sunday,  November  29,  2020  at  3pm (originally November  2011 ) (remains available until Thursday, December 10, 2020.)

Charpentier’s La  Descente  d’Orphée  aux  Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs

presented  the Boston Early Music Festival

led by BEMF’s Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen  Stubbs, 

Stage  Director Gilbert  Blin,  Concertmaster Robert  Mealy,and Choreographer Melinda  Sullivan,and  feature  the all-star BEMF  Vocal  and  Chamber Ensembleswith  gorgeous  costumes  designed  by Anna  Watkins. 

tenor Aaron  Sheehan  playing  the  role  of  Orpheus  in  both  Chamber Opera productions  as  well  as  in  the  excerpt from  Campra’s Le  Carnaval  de  Venise.

 

This  will  be  the  first  time  the  Boston  Early  Music  Festival has  publicly  shared  complete  archival  video  of  their  critically  acclaimed  productions.

These broadcasts will follow a two-week marathon of new video content created for this special event, including documentaries  on  the  making  of  each  production,  video talks,  and  a  30-minute excerpt  from  BEMF’s  2017  fully-staged  production  of Campra’s Le  Carnaval de  Venise, featuring an Orpheus-themed “opera-within-an-opera” attended by the characters of the larger story.

 

BEMF  is  committed  to  compensating  the  dozens  of  singers,  instrumentalists,  dancers,  and directors who will bring these unique programs to life, both newly recorded and archival. While these  four  events  will  be  offered  free  of  charge,  donations  are  encouraged  and  deeply appreciated.

Patrons can visit BEMF.org/support to learn more about making a tax-deductible contribution to BEMF.

December 2020

Wednesday December 9, 2020 | 7:30PM

Mireille Lebel, mezzo-soprano; Alexander Weimann, fortepiano: works by Hayden and Mozart

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

Hayden's Ariadne/Arianna was performed in London in February 1791 by the soprano castrato Gasparo Pacchierotti, with Haydn accompanying on the harpsichord. At the time a prominent critic wrote: “It abounds with such a variety of dramatic modulations—and is so exquisitely captivating in its larmoyant passages, that it touched and dissolved the audience.” Join one of Canada’s most promising young singers, mezzo-soprano Mireille Lebel for a riveting account of one of Haydn’s most spectacular works for voice.

Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Sehnsucht nach dem Fruehling
Der Zauberer
Abendempfindung

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Arianna a Naxos Hob. XXVlb:2

Teseo mio ben

Dove sei mio bel tesoro

Ma, a chi parlo?

Poco da me lontano esser egli dovria

A chi mi volgo

Ah che morir vorrei

Misera abbandonata

Concert link, program, Program notes, donation link, concert trailer video:

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/haydns-ariadne-auf-naxos-feat-mezzo-soprano-mireille-lebel-and-alexander-weimann/

 

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8pm, ( available through Christmas day)

director Peter Phillips directs The  Tallis  Scholars: music for the Christmas  season  written  to  invoke  and  honor  the  Virgin  Mary, 

Recorded in London's historic Church of St. Anne & St. Agnes

selections  by  Palestrina, Lassus,  Whyte,  Pärt, Guerrero, and Praetorius.

 

BEMF  is  committed  to  compensating  the  dozens  of  singers,  instrumentalists,  dancers,  and directors who will bring these unique programs to life, both newly recorded and archival. While these  four  events  will  be  offered  free  of  charge,  donations  are  encouraged  and  deeply appreciated.

Patrons can visit BEMF.org/support to learn more about making a tax-deductible contribution to BEMF.

 

FRI December 18 - (available through SUN December25 Online)

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band : 20/21 digital season

20/21 Season: Concert 2

In these times of unrest, disquiet, and troubles facing us all from numerous fronts, the music of this holiday season can offer a quiet, peaceful respite and remind us of life’s potential. Piffaro will bring its full collection of instruments to the fore in renditions that will loose us from life’s difficult bonds, if only for a time. You might be encouraged to sing along with some of the well-known selections that will ring forth from shawms, sackbuts and dulcians, or a full consort of dulcet recorders, or the nasal sweetness of a gaggle of krumhorns. The soundscape will be varied, the tunes engaging, and the artful renditions compelling. So, join us for an hour or so of joyful music to raise our spirits and celebrate life’s enduring gifts, music foremost among them.

 https://piffaro.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S1H00000SoMQYUA3

Tickets $13

full season list. https://piffaro.secure.force.com/ticket/#/

DECEMBER 19, 2020 • release date

Bach Collegium San Diego : A BAROQUE NOEL • BACH & VIVALDI 

Vivaldi Gloria and Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147a, highlights two beloved works to be infused with BCSD’s dynamic approach. 

Gloria RV 589 Antonio Vivaldi 

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147a J.S. Bach 

and other works

TALK: Daniel Melamed (PhD) Indiana University, Bloomington

4 MAINSTAGE CONCERTS Season Subscriptions for Virtual Mainstage Tickets $80  for 4 concerts.  When you buy this subscription you get access to these high-quality concert performances.

FOR FULL INFORMATION: bachcollegiumsd.org.

Wednesday December 23, 2020 | 7:30PM

The Pacific Baroque Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó: An Italian Baroque Festive Celebration

Alexander Weimann, Music Director; Pacific Baroque Orchestra; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

The riches of the West Coast’s early music scene continue to develop year after year, and the PBO is thrilled to welcome long-time collaborator, mezzo soprano Krisztina Szabó, to join them for a programme of baroque music for Christmas. Krisztina has recently been appointed as a professor at the University of British Columbia which will allow for many more innovative and exciting collaborations in the coming years. Music in this festive concert includes Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto fatto per la notte di Natale, Alessandro Scarlatti’s Cantata pastorale per la Natività and Georg Frederick Handel’s Concerto Grosso op 6 no 8.

Concert link, program, Program notes, donation link, concert trailer video:

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/an-italian-baroque-festive-celebration-feat-the-pacific-baroque-orchestra-and-mezzo-soprano-krisztina-szabo/
 

 

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