Bach Collegium San Diego at BachFest Leipzig

University Church Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

BCSD embarks on its first European Tour at the invitation of BachFest Leipzig. BCSD will perform on the prestigious festival's Choralkantaten series on Tuesday, June 11, followed by two additional tour concerts: June 12 at St. Wentzel's Church (Naumburg) and June 14 at Bach Church (Arnstadt). In his second year as Thomaskantor, J.S. Bach composed […]

BFX: Voice of the Viol w/ Amanda Forsythe – Awake, Sweet Love: English music for voice and viols

Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

The sweet nature of the viol enchanted the court of Henry VIII. From there, the viol became the instrument of choice across England over the next century, from noble manors to humbler households. In particular, the viol seemed perfectly matched to the human voice. Superstar soprano Amanda Forsythe joins Voice of the Viol for an […]

BFX: La Fonte Musica – Dantenova: Music from the Divine Comedy

First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA, United States

In 1321, the great poet Dante Alighieri died. At the exact same time, Philippe de Vitry and Johannes de Muris published their treatises on music. Their proclamations about an ars nova heralded the start of a remarkable century of musical creativity. This program—featuring the remarkable medieval ensemble La Fonte Musica in their American debut—showcases the […]

So Far From Home

St. Anne's in-the-Fields 147 Concord Rd, Lincoln, MA, United States

The experience of exile can take many forms–from banishment to estrangement to homesickness. The despair of being unwillingly separated from all that is familiar resonates deeply in the human soul. Voices and viols unite in 16th-century polyphony from Spain, France, Holland, Italy, England, and Germany that depicts both physical and psychological exile. From well-known composers […]

$5 – $35

BFX: Alkemie – Love to My Liking: the Trouvères of Northern France

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, United States

In this concert, Alkemie performs 13th-century trouvère songs, dances, and motets—the majority of which have never before been recorded, and several of which were transcribed by the ensemble from their original manuscripts. Continuing the tradition of the troubadours, the trouvères of Northern France wrote some of the most captivating vocal music of the 13th century. […]

BFX Special Event: My “Opera”: In the Salon of Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy

Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

In the 18th century, women-led salons were places of cultural ferment. In these half-public, half-private events, salonnières provided a safe harbor for aesthetic experimentation, as well as a place to showcase their own talents. In Paris, Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy (1744–1824) presided over a remarkable salon from the late 1760s up until the […]

BFX: Special Event: Harpsichordpalooza

Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

Many early music lovers are familiar with the travails of harpsichord transport and tuning. Arranging all of this for one harpsichord is difficult enough, not to mention two, three, or four harpsichords. This salon event features the two extant works in the Baroque repertoire for four harpsichords: Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous arrangement (in A minor) […]

BFX: La Fonte Musica – Enigma Fortuna: On the cusp of the Renaissance

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, United States

Antonio Zacara da Teramo (ca. 1360–1416) was one of the great composers bridging the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Prolific and widely copied, his compositions are in a variety of styles, registers, and forms. “Enigma Fortuna” is an invitation to discover the great vitality and eccentricity of his music, presented by one of his present-day […]

BFX: Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players – Telemann: Paris Quartets

First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA, United States

Ever the cosmopolitan, Georg Philipp Telemann continually sought in his music to unify the dominant French and Italian styles of his day. In preparation for a visit to Paris in 1730, Telemann had published six “quartets” as a thank-you gift to his hosts—flautist Michel Blavet, violinist Jean-Pierre Guignon, gambist Jean-Baptiste Forqueray, and a cellist/harpsichordist called […]

So Far From Home

The Chapel at West Parish 210 Lowell Street, Andover, MA, United States

The experience of exile can take many forms–from banishment to estrangement to homesickness. The despair of being unwillingly separated from all that is familiar resonates deeply in the human soul. Voices and viols unite in 16th-century polyphony from Spain, France, Holland, Italy, England, and Germany that depicts both physical and psychological exile. From well-known composers […]

$5 – $35

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