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April 2024

 

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

FREE

USC campus, Herklotz Seminar Room, Doheny Music Library

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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

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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

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, 2024 - 8:00PM

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

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

 

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

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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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