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June 2024

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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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.

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