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

BFX: Cappella Pratensis – Obrecht: Missa Maria zart

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

In 1504 the great polyphonist Jacob Obrecht traveled from his home country Flanders to Ferrara, where he was appointed composer in the musical chapel of Duke Ercole d’Este. On the way, Obrecht stopped in Innsbruck, where he must have got to know the German devotional song for the Virgin Mary, “Maria zart.” The sweet notes […]

BFX: Cantata Collective – Bach Concerti

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

For the first time in the group’s history, the Cantata Collective is performing an all-Bach instrumental program! Join us for a night featuring several Brandenburg concerti, as well as concertos for various instruments.

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: Alam & Manik Khan

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

Join us for a special performance in the Hindustani (North Indian) classical tradition! An evening “raga”—or melodic concept that encompasses a specific set of musical rules, emotions, and characteristics that define a unique musical mood and atmosphere—will be specifically chosen for the audience and announced. The performance will then unfold with four main parts: Alap, […]

BFX Special Event: Chinese Tea Tasting with Tranquil Resonance

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

Take a break from concert attending and bask in the late afternoon sun (with shade) while enjoying some guqin music curated by David Wong and his San Francisco-based Tranquil Resonance Studio, while sipping several varieties of Chinese tea.

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