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EARLY MUSIC NEWS
MARCH/APRIL 2008

      The SFEMS 2007–2008 sea-
son concludes the last weekend                 Forqueray Rules                                                  icated a piece to each of them.
                                                                                                                Furthermore, Forqueray, like his
of April, and for our final con-                        by Peter Hallifax and Julie Jeffrey                      father before him, clearly stated
cert, we present the gamba duo                                                                                  his intention to do on the viol
Hallifax & Jeffrey, with guest       and Boccherini. Lindberg is         out Europe. A large and varied         everything that could be done
lutenist Jakob Lindberg, in a        equally famous for his live per-    body of chamber music was              on the violin.
program of late French baroque       formances. He is active both as     written for them, especially in             However, Forqueray’s mu-
music for viols and theorbo. The     a soloist, and as an accompanist    England. The bass viol, always         sic does more than incorporate
ensemble will play two of the        for Emma Kirkby and Anne            the solo instrument of the fam-        the violinists’ technical advanc-
Forqueray suites for viol and        Sophie von Otter, among many        ily, inspired virtuoso traditions      es, it also stands out because
continuo as well as music for        others.                             throughout the Continent. Until        harmonically and structurally it
two viols and continuo by Marin            Besides providing continuo    the rise of the violin, the bass       is unmistakably the music of a
Marais, and music for solo theo-     for the Forqueray and Marais        viol ruled.                            new, more extroverted genera-
rbo by Robert de Visée.              (Marais himself said that 2 vi-           Starting in the late 17th cen-   tion of composers, that of Ra-
      Longtime Bay Area viol         ols and a theorbo was the best      tury, the French developed             meau, Royer, Duphly, and Bal-
players Peter Hallifax and Julie     possible combination for his        perhaps the greatest of the solo       bastre, composers with a taste
Jeffrey formed their ensemble in     music), Lindberg will play a        bass viol repertoires. French          for the dramatic gesture and
2005. Both players were looking      set of music for solo theorbo       violists pushed the instrument         wild harmonic progression.
for a new approach to interpre-      by Robert de Visée. De Visée, a     to new limits, adding an extra              This, then, is the lure of
tation, and both were fascinat-      contemporary of Marais, was         string to the bass, using ever         Forqueray’s music; it is really
ed by the music of Forqueray.        the most famous of all French       more complex chords, and               the only French viol music to
Through intensive rehearsal over     lutenists and guitarists. He was    playing consistently higher on         desert the supremely elegant
a long period of time, keeping to    appointed maître de guitarre at     the fingerboard. The works             but relatively sedate muse of
a relatively narrow repertoire,      the court of Louis XIV, where he    of Marin Marais (we will play          Marais and Couperin, and em-
they have developed a uniquely       was also known to have played       Marais’ Chaconne for 2 viols           brace the decadence and dazzle
interactive style that enables       the viol. De Visée’s music is as    in the concerts), François Cou-        of the new school of mid-18th
them to continually modify and       much a landmark for the lute as     perin, and Charles Dollé all           century French composers. It
reinvent their interpretation        Forqueray’s is for the viol.        exploit the enormous range and         is true that the violist Charles
during a performance.                      In the following article,     subtlety of tone that earned the       Dollé also shows some inter-
      Having started with Forqu-     Peter and Julie discuss the revo-   bass viol the title “the king of       est in the new musical style,
eray, they have since branched       lutionary music of the concert’s    instruments and the instrument         and his music is also extremely
out to Dollé, Couperin, Marais,      title composer.                     of kings.”                             technically challenging; how-
and most recently to English                                                   Yet the music of Forqueray,      ever, his 3 suites for bass viol
17th-century music. However,              The Music of                   almost the last publication for        show a more measured ap-
Forqueray is still their touch-      Jean-Baptiste Forqueray             the instrument, is radically dif-      proach to the experiment. By
stone, as he is for so many gam-           In 1747, Jean-Baptiste        ferent in harmonic language            contrast, Forqueray is nothing
bists, and his music continues to    Forqueray published five suites      and makes new technical de-            if not unreserved. Technically
inspire their work.                  for bass viol and continuo (he      mands on the player. Forqu-            and musically, he has no inhibi-
      For these concerts, Hallifax   attributed the music to his re-     eray seems to have invented an         tions. As one observer said, his
& Jeffrey are delighted to be        cently-deceased father, Antoine     entirely new way of playing the        music is like coffee with cream
joined by Jakob Lindberg, who        Forqueray, also a famous violist,   instrument.                            and brandy.
scarcely needs an introduction.      but scholars believe Jean-Bap-            Dr. Lucy Robinson, the                Forqueray writes of his
For the last 30 years, he has        tiste himself actually wrote the    leading Forqueray scholar, be-         wish to keep the tradition of the
been one of the world’s pre-         music). This music, revolution-     lieves that Forqueray’s revo-          viol alive in the face of increas-
eminent lutenists, with dozens of    ary at the time, remains a land-    lutionary music was mostly a           ing competition from the violin
recording to his credit, covering    mark of the repertoire.             result of absorbing the technical      family. He must have hoped
the repertoire for lute and early          For over 200 years, since     virtuosity of violinists such as       that by having been so spec-
guitar from Dowland and the          at least the mid 16th century,      Leclair, Guignon, and Marella.         tacularly successful in adapting
Italian Renaissance through          viols had been the dominant         Certainly, Forqueray admired           his beloved viol to the dashing
Weiss and Bach through Haydn         stringed instruments through-       these musicians and in fact ded-               —continued on page 10
                                                                                                               THE SAN FRANCISCO
                                                                                                                    BAY AREA
                                                                                                               EARLY MUSIC NEWS
                                                                                                        Newsletter of the San Francisco Ear-
                                                                                                        ly Music Society, published monthly
                                                                                                              except July and August.

                                                                     Early Music Pioneer,                 Jonathan Harris, Managing Editor
    To our readers:                                                                                       Kathy Clement, Production Editor
         This is a double issue of the SFEMS newsletter including      Ralph Harriman
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                                                                    Deadline for Singers’               Deadline for all submissions and
                                                                                                        advertising for the Early Music
                                                                    Retreat Extended                    News is FIVE WEEKS before the
                                                                         Lee McRae asked us to          month of publication (e.g. Sep-
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                                                                    deadline for the March 29–30
                                                                    Singers’ Retreat deliberately has
                                                                    been set quite late—March 25,
                                                                    in fact! This spring’s session of
                                                                    the popular conclave focuses
                       510.776.4647                                 on the sacred music of Thomas
                                                                    Tallis. The Retreat takes place
    w w w. s h e i l a n e w b e ry. c o m                          at the San Francisco Theologi-
                                                                    cal Seminary in San Anselmo.
                                                                    See this month’s calendar for
                                                                    specifics.
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                                                                               The Headlands workshop
           Come Make Music May 16–18                                      is held at the Point Bonita
     Marin Headlands are again       Frances Feldon, Eileen Hadid-        YMCA, one of very few public
green and full of wildflowers,        ian, and Shira Kammen. Out-          facilities on this largely un-
so the Marin Headlands Re-           of-area guest conductors will be     developed area of California
corder Workshop 2008 can’t be        David Barnett and John Tyson.        coast. Set in a meadow with
far off. Again this workshop         Music offered will span peri-        short walks to Pacific Ocean        Itchy Fingers
will swell with harmonies of         ods and styles, from medieval        vistas, the historic Point Bonita        Musica Pacifica is pleased
recorders, viols, and perhaps a      and Renaissance polyphony            Lighthouse, and remnants of         to announce the release of
psaltery or drum on May 16–18        to contemporary works, both          WWII fortifications, it is a place   their newest CD, Fire Beneath
this year. Intermediate and          composed and improvised.             to get away, recharge, and meet     My Fingers—Virtuoso Solo and
advanced players are warmly               The workshop is designed        new friends, and re-connect         Chamber Concertos by Vivaldi,
invited to join members of the       to be welcoming and inclusive        with old ones. The accommo-         Sammartini, and Tartini, on
sponsoring East Bay Chapter of       as well as challenging. Some of      dations include dormitory-style     the Dorian/Sono Luminus la-
the American Recorder Society,       the planned highlights include       rooms, a large dining area, and     bel. The recording repertoire
a SFEMS affiliate, at this an-       works of Machaut, Josquin,           playing spaces all on one level.    includes the Sammartini Re-
nual musical workshop. Music         Morley, Palestrina and Willaert.     Rooms are also available for        corder Concerto in F (Judith
making begins on Friday and          We’ll enjoy English dance tunes      impromptu jam sessions.             Linsenberg, recorder); Tartini
continues through Sunday after-      from Playford’s collection as             Information on accom-          Violin Concerto in A (Elizabeth
noon, including also one- and        well as music by Handel and          modations and registration will     Blumenstock, violin); Vivaldi
two-day options.                     his buddies. We expect some          be mailed to past participants.     Bassoon Concerto in Bb (Mi-
     With many familiar faces        lively Celtic dances, along with     Please contact Cindy Keune at       chael McCraw bassoon); as well
as well as some newcomers,           some Spanish flavors in “Nueva        cindy_keune@yahoo.com, Jody         as chamber concertos by Vivaldi
this year’s faculty reflects the      Espana: Music from the New           Harcourt at jodyharcourt@com-       for diverse combinations of in-
rich resources and depth of our      World”, and “La Spagna.” For         cast.net, or Anna Lisa Kronman      struments. The CD is currently
Bay Area recorder community.         added interest we will offer         at 925-258-9442, or annalisak-      available directly from Musica
Conductors will include Annette      “In good humor right into the        ronman@gmail.com, for more          Pacifica or on Dorian.com. It
Bauer, Tish Berlin, Tom Bickley,     open world! The Music of Frans       information or to be added to       should soon be available on
Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake,     Geysen (b.1936).”                    the mailing list.                   iTunes and Amazon.com.

Harpsichordist Vinikour
in Concert and Master Class
     Live at Mission Blue is         Association). The class, which
honored to present world-re-         starts at 2:00 P . M ., also takes
nowned harpsichordist Jory           place at the Mission Blue Cen-
Vinikour in a solo recital on Sat-   ter, 475 Mission Blue Drive in
urday, March 29, at 8:00 P.M. Mr.    Brisbane.
Vinikour’s devotion to perform-            Jory Vinikour is recognized
ing contemporary works is evi-       as one of the outstanding harp-
dent in his program—selections
that encompass both Thomas
                                     sichordists of his generation. A
                                     highly diversified career brings
                                                                                                  Early Music Offerings
Tomkins’ “Barofastus’ Dream”         him to the world’s most impor-                               Come Listen!
and Gyorgy Ligeti’s “Passacaglia     tant festivals and concert halls
Ungherese.” A highlight of the       as recital and concerto soloist,
program will be a newly com-         partner to several of today’s fin-
missioned work, “Perpetuum           est singers, and increasingly as
mobile,” for solo harpsichord        a conductor.
from the French composer Re-               Robert Campo has been
gis Campo. This witty and vir-       an active composer since 1990             Conservatory Baroque Ensemble
tuosic piece for harpsichord,        and is the recipient of many               Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed, directors
with its whirling passages set in    awards and commissions. He
increasingly complex time sig-       has worked closely with the                Vivaldi Gloria and Charpentier Les arts florissants
natures, reflects the composer’s      Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
                                                                                          Friday, March 14, 8:00 p.m.
love of Scarlatti and Soler’s in-    and its conductor Kent Na-
ventiveness. Mr. Campo’s own         gano, who conducted the pre-                        Saturday, March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Gallic wit is never far, even as     mières of his Lumen (2001)                                  Tickets: $20/15
he puts great demands on the         and Symphonie No. 1 (2003)
harpsichordist’s talents.            He composes for a wide range
     The following afternoon         of instrumentation. The new
Mr. Vinikour presents a mas-         work for harpsichord is his                        415.503.6275 | www.sfcm.edu
ter class, in co-operation with      second major composition for                         50 Oak Street, San Francisco
WEKA (Western Early Keyboard         that instrument.
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CALENDAR OF EARLY MUSIC
I N          T H E               S A N              F R A N C I S C O                               B A Y              A R E A


      Thursday, March 13            THE-BACH, www.juniorbach.          First Congregational Church,            Wednesday, March 19
    PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE            org                                Dana & Durant Sts., Berkeley.          M ID -P ENINSULA R ECORDER
(Nicholas McGegan, direc-                 PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE OR-     8PM                                ORCHESTRA regular meeting, for
tor) presents “The Queen of         CHESTRA repeats program of             SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY     players of recorder, early winds
Egypt.” Handel, “Piangerò, la       March 13. First United Method-     Baroque Ensemble, Corey Ja-        or early strings. Bring your
sorte mia” from Giulio Cesare;      ist Church, Hamilton & Webster     mason and Elisabeth Reed, di-      instrument(s) and music stand.
Graun: Overture and arias from      Streets, Palo Alto. 8PM            rectors, presents Vivaldi Gloria   Music Room number 060, J.L.
Cleopatra e Cesare; Matheson:           SANTA CRUZ BAROQUE FESTIVAL    and Charpentier Les arts florris-   Stanford Middle School, 480
The Death of Cleopatra (with        presents “The Czar’s Guitars.”     sants. Concert Hall, San Fran-     E. Meadow, Palo Alto. 8–10PM
Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano);      Oleg Timofeyev and John Sch-       cisco Conservatory of Music, 50    650-591-3648 or www.sfems.
and King Frederick the Great,       neiderman, Russian 7-string        Oak Street, San Francisco. 8PM     org/mpro
Concerto for Flute (Janet See,      guitars, perform arrangements      $20/$15 415-864-7326, www.             S AN F RANCISCO C HAPTER OF
soloist). Herbst Theatre, 401       of Glinka arias, as well as noc-   sfcm.edu                           THE AMERICAN RECORDER SOCIETY
Van Ness & McAllister, San          turnes and potpourris from                Sunday, March 16            regular monthly meeting for re-
Francisco. 8PM Pre-concert          the court of Nicholas II. UC           CHATTANOOGA CHAMBER MU-        corder players, Frances Blaker
lecture 45 minutes before each      Santa Cruz Recital Hall, UCSC      SIC presents Katherine Roberts     guest conductor. All levels wel-
performance. $30–$72 415-392-       Campus, Santa Cruz. 7:30PM         Perl, harpsichords, performing     come; music will be provided.
4400 or www.philharmonia.           $23/$18/$15 ($2 parking            music of Froberger, Fischer,       Bring music stand. Newcomers
org                                 charge) 831-457-9693 or www.       Böhm, Buxtehude, and J.S.          welcome. St. John’s United
       Friday, March 14             scbaroque.org                      Bach. Home of Kathy Perl, 152      Church of Christ, 501 Laguna
    55 TH A NNUAL J UNIOR B ACH            Saturday, March 15          Chattanooga St. (btw Dolo-         Honda Blvd., San Francisco
FESTIVAL. The music of J.S. Bach         CORO CICONIA, Peter Fisher,   res & Church), San Francisco.      (near the Forest Hill MUNI sta-
performed by talented young         Director, presents “English Mu-    3PM $15. Space limited; please     tion). 7:30–9:30PM RSVP and
musicians in eight different        sic Before the Reformation:        reserve in advance. 415-641-       Info: 415-731-9709 or fkress@
concerts. St. John’s Presbyterian   Fragments of a Lost Treasure.”     0940                               aol.com
Church, 2727 College Ave.,          Choral music by Walter Frye,           55 TH A NNUAL J UNIOR B ACH          Thursday, March 20
Berkeley. 7:30PM $12/$7 510-        Leonel Power, John Dunstable,      FESTIVAL continues. See March          MILLS COLLEGE MUSIC DEPART-
                                    Robert Fayrfax and others is       14 entry for ticket, venue, and    MENT Concert Series presents
                                    presented in a candle-lit con-     contact information. 3PM           a recital by Thomas Buckner,
      Early Music Radio             cert of medieval and early Re-         PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE re-       baritone, and Joseph Kubera,
        Programming                 naissance sacred and popular       peats program of March 13.         piano and electronics, includ-
       in the Bay Area              works. Parish Hall, St. Alban’s    First Congregational Church,       ing medieval chant and secular
                                    Episcopal Church, Curtis &         Dana & Durant, Berkeley.                    —continued on page 6
         KPFA 94.1 FM               Washington Sts., Albany. 8PM       7:30PM
 Sundays, 5–9AM A Musical                                                                                  Calendar deadline is FIVE
                                    $10/$5 (proceeds benefit St.           SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY
 Offering (music of all kinds,                                                                             WEEKS before the month of
                                    Albans) 510-843-0450               Baroque Ensemble repeats pro-
 featuring lots of Bach), Mary                                                                             publication (e.g., September
                                         55 TH A NNUAL J UNIOR B ACH   gram of March 14. Same time,
 Berg, host.                                                                                               25 for the November issue).
                                    FESTIVAL continues. See March      venue.
                                                                                                           Please note that bulk mail
 KXPR 88.9 FM (Sacramento)          14 entry for ticket, venue, and           Tuesday, March 18
                                                                                                           delivery can be unreliable.
  KXSR 91.7 FM (Groveland)          contact information. 3PM and           PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE re-
                                                                                                           If your event falls during the
    KXJS 88.7 FM (Sutter)           7:30PM concerts (different rep-    peats program of March 13.
                                                                                                           first two weeks of the month,
 Saturdays, 4–5PM Harmonia,         ertory and performers)             Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian
 Angela Mariani, host.                                                                                     consider submitting your
                                         PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE re-      Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafay-
                                                                                                           listing in time for inclu-
                                    peats program of March 13.         ette. 8PM
 KRCB 91.1 FM (Rohnert Park)                                                                               sion in the previous month’s
 Sundays, 8–9PM Harmonia,            Eileen Hadidian maintains a comprehensive calendar of all             calendar. Send listings to
 Angela Mariani, host.               early-music concerts, workshops and related events in the             Jonathan Harris, 1165 Mc-
                                     greater Bay Area. For assistance in scheduling your event so          Donald Drive, Pinole, CA
   KVPR 89.3 FM (Fresno)                                                                                   94564 (email jonathanhar
                                     as to avoid unnecessary conflicts, please consult the master
 Sundays, Noon–1PM In The                                                                                  ris@earthlink.net). Please
                                     calendar website at www.sacrecorders.org/EMCalendar.html,
 Mode, Kristina Herrick, host.                                                                             indicate whether your event
 Repeated Thursdays, 8PM             then contact Eileen at 510-524-5661 or ehmuse@comcast.net
                                     with possible dates.                                                  is wheelchair accessible.

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song (troubadours, trouviers,            7:30PM concerts (different rep-    levels welcome; music pro-          Katherine Heater harpsichord,
minnelieder), songs of Ock-              ertory and performers)             vided. Bring music stand. Santa     performing virtuoso music for
eghem, Clemens, Senfl, Isaac,                    Sunday, March 23            Cruz Quaker Meeting House at        recorders and harpsichord.
and works of Bach, Beethoven,                55 TH A NNUAL J UNIOR B ACH    225 Rooney St., Santa Cruz, just    Foothill Presbyterian Church,
Brahms, Ives, Webern, Brecht,            F ESTIVAL continues. Berkeley      off Highway 1 near Morrissey        5301 McKee Rd., San Jose.
Cage, and Ashley. Lisser Hall,           Piano Club, 2724 Haste St.,        Blvd. 7–10PM louannh@gmail.         3PM $10 suggested donation
Mills College, 5000 MacArthur            Berkeley. 4PM $12/$7 510-          com, 831-439-0809                   foothillpc@gmail.com, www.
Blvd., Oakland. 8PM $12/$6               THE-BACH, www.juniorbach.                                              foothillpc.org
                                                                               SFEMS PRESENTS HARMONIE
        Friday, March 21                 org                                                                           Sunday, March 30
                                                                             UNIVERSELLE (Florian Deuter,
    55 TH A NNUAL J UNIOR B ACH                  Friday, March 28                                                   MUSICSOURCES presents Vi-
                                                                             violin and musical direction;
F ESTIVAL continues. Berkeley                 LAST FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES                                        enna-based fortepianist Richard
                                                                             Mónica Waisman, violin;
Piano Club, 2724 Haste St.,              presents David Rogers, guitar                                          Fuller performing works of
                                                                             David Glidden, violin and
Berkeley. 7:30PM $12/$7 510-             and lute, performing original                                          Balbastre, Pleyel, Jadin, C.P.E.
                                                                             viola; Balázs Máté, cello;
THE-BACH, www.juniorbach.                music and works of John Dow-                                           Bach, and Haydn. MusicSourc-
                                                                             Philippe Grisvard, harpsi-
org                                      land, Vicenzo Capirola, and Na-                                        es, 1000 The Alameda at Marin,
                                                                             chord) performing “Musi-
     N O V E L L O Q U A R T E T plays   poleon Coste. Pro Arts Gallery,                                        Berkeley. 5PM $18/$15 510-
                                                                             kalische Ergötzung—The
Haydn’s Seven Last Words with            550 Second Street, Oakland.                                            528-1685
                                                                             Dawn of the German Ba-
brief homilies by Reverend               7:30PM $18/$15/$12 510-868-
                                                                             roque.” Rosenmüller, Sam-             SFEMS REPEATS H ARMO -
Chandler Stokes in a Tene-               0695 or www.bayareabach.
                                                                             uel Scheidt, Johann Philipp         NIEUNIVERSELLE program of
brae Service at the First Pres-          org A presentation of Bay Area
                                                                             Krieger, Johann Pachel-             March 28. St. John the Evan-
byterian Church of Oakland,              Classical Harmonies (BACH)
                                                                             bel, Andreas Uswaldt, and           gelist Episcopal Church,
2619 Broadway. 7:30PM All                and the Pro Arts Gallery
                                                                             Johann Grabbe. First Lu-            1661 15th St. near Mission,
welcome. 510-444-3555 www.
                                                                             theran Church, 600 Homer            San Francisco, 3PM
novelloquartet.org                            M ONTEREY B AY R ECORDER
                                                                             at Webster, Palo Alto. 8PM
      Saturday, March 22                 SOCIETY regular monthly meet-                                                   Tuesday, April 1
                                                                             $25/$22 510-528-1725 or
    55 TH A NNUAL J UNIOR B ACH          ing for all recorder players and                                            S ACRAMENTO R ECORDER S O -
                                                                             www.sfems.org
FESTIVAL continues. See March            other early music instrumental-                                        CIETY regular meeting for re-
14 entry for ticket, venue, and          ists, with guest conductor Clea           Saturday March 29            corder players, with guest
contact information. 3PM and             Galhano. Newcomers and all             LIVE AT MISSION BLUE presents   conductor Frances Feldon.
                                                                            harpsichordist Jory Vinicour in     Newcomers welcome. Bring

                              The finest music.                             recital, performing baroque and
                                                                            contemporary works, including
                                                                                                                recorders stand, and other early
                                                                                                                instruments. Music available.

                            The finest interpretation..                     the premiere of a new work by
                                                                            Regis Campo commissioned by
                                                                            Live at Mission Blue. Mission
                                                                                                                Refreshments. Friends Meeting
                                                                                                                House, 890 57th St., between H
                                                                                                                and J, Sacramento. 6:45–9:15PM
    JEFFREY THOMAS          CHAMBER        ORCHESTRAL       CHORAL          Blue Cultural Center, 475 Mis-      916-489-2771 or shermsj@sbc
      MUSIC D IRECTOR
                                                                            sion Blue Dr., Brisbane. 8PM        global.net
                                                                            Preconcert talk at 7:30 $20/$12             Wednesday, April 2
                                                                            Advance Reservations Recom-              M ID -P ENINSULA R ECORDER
                                                                            mended. Free Parking. www.          ORCHESTRA regular meeting, for
                                                                            LiveAtMissionBlue.com               players of recorder, early winds
                                                                                                                or early strings. Bring your
                                                                               SFEMS REPEATS H ARMO -
                                                                                                                instrument(s) and music stand.
                                                                             NIEUNIVERSELLE program of
                                                                                                                Music Room number 060, J.L.
    1685 & THE ART OF IAN HOWELL                                             March 28. St. John’s Pres-
                                                                                                                Stanford Middle School, 480
                                                                             byterian Church, 2727 Col-
                         Countertenor Ian Howell—winner of the                                                  E. Meadow, Palo Alto. 8–10PM
                                                                             lege at Garber, Berkeley.
                         Laurette Goldberg Prize at the 2006                                                    650-591-3648 or www.sfems.
                                                                             8PM
                         ABS/Henry I. Goldberg Young Artists                                                    org/mpro
                         Competition—is showcased in a program                  SOUTH BAY RECORDER SOCIETY               Thursday, April 3
                         featuring works by Bach, Handel, and               presents a workshop led by               PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE
                         Domenico      Scarlatti, three composers           Clea Galhano and Judith Lin-        (Nicholas McGegan, director)
                         coincidentally born in 1685.                       senberg. First Congregational       presents “Coronation and Vic-
                                                                            Church of San Jose, 1900 Ham-       tory.” G.F. Handel, Zadok the
                         Avison Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D Major
                         J.S. Bach Vergnügte Ruh, BWV 170
                                                                            ilton Avenue (at Leigh). No         Priest and Dettinger Te Deum;
         ONLINE          Handel Arias from Opera and Oratorio               further information available.      and Henry Purcell, Anthems for
    americanbach.org     D. Scarlatti Salve Regina                          408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.       the Chapel Royal. With solo-
           CALL                                                             com                                 ists Kai Wessel, countertenor;
     415.621.7900        Friday, April 18 at 8:00 pm Belvedere                   FOOTHILL PRESBYTERIAN          Thomas Cooley, tenor; Nathan-
                         Saturday, April 19 at 8:00 pm Berkeley
      TICKETS: $20-$42
                                                                            CHURCH EARLY MUSIC SERIES pres-     iel Watson, baritone; and the
                         Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 pm San Francisco
      ST/SR: $10-$38                                                        ents Clea Galhano and Judith        Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce
                         Monday, April 21 at 8:00 pm Davis
                                                                            Linsenberg recorders, with          Lamott, director. Herbst The-

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atre, 401 Van Ness & McAllister,    nouncing publication of the          vided. Bring music stand. Santa     Quartet Cycle, performed for
San Francisco. 8PM Pre-concert      first modern edition of the          Cruz Quaker Meeting House at        the first time in America on
lecture 45 minutes before each      Fortsetzung des Harmonischen         225 Rooney St., Santa Cruz, just    period instruments. Featured
performance. $30–$72 415-392-       Gottesdienstes, with a free con-     off Highway 1 near Morrissey        quartets in this concert include
4400 or www.philharmonia.           cert by Florilegia (Sara Colburn,    Blvd. 7–10PM louannh@gmail.         Op. 64 no. 3 in Bb; Op. 71 no.
org                                 soprano; David Wilson, violin;       com, 831-439-0809                   3 in Eb; and Op. 74 no. 1 in
          Friday, April 4           David Morris, cello; Katherine           SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY      C. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,
     CAL PERFORMANCES presents      Heater, harpsichord; and Kath-       OF MUSIC Opera Theater repeats      1111 O’Farrell St, San Fran-
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi        leen Kraft, traverso). St. Alban’s   program of April 10. Same           cisco. 4PM $/$20/$10 www.
director and violin, perform-       Episcopal Church, 1501 Wash-         venue and time                      newesterhazy.org
ing Vivaldi, The Four Seasons,      ington Avenue, Albany. 3PM                  Saturday, April 12               SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY
plus works of Leclair, Purcell,     FREE (Donations accepted)                CAL PERFORMANCES presents       OF MUSIC Opera Theater repeats
Telemann, and Biber. First Con-     510-526-0722                         Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin      program of April 10. Same
gregational, Dana and Durant,           PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE re-         performing works of Vivaldi,        venue and time
Berkeley. 8PM Preconcert talk       peats program of April 3. First      Erlebach, Graun, Marcello and           VIOLA DA GAMBA SOCIETY/PA-
7–7:30PM $48 510-642-9988           Congregational, Dana & Du-           Bach. First Congregational,         CIFICA CHAPTER monthly consort
     E AST B AY C HAPTER , ARS,     rant, Berkeley. 7:30PM               Dana and Durant, Berkeley.          playing, Farley Pearce coach.
monthly meeting, Annette Bau-           SANTA CRUZ BAROQUE FESTIVAL      8PM Preconcert talk 7–7:30PM        Zion Lutheran, 5201 Park Blvd.,
er, guest conductor. New mem-       presents “A Baroque Beatles          $48 510-642-9988                    Piedmont. 9:15AM–4PM. Play-
bers and guests welcome. Zion       Experience.” Chamber Choir of            MAGNIFICAT repeats program      ers of all levels welcome. New-
Lutheran Church, 5201 Park          Kirk Preparatory School (Drew        of April 11. St. Mark’s Episcopal   comers please phone ahead.
Blvd. in Oakland. 7:30–10PM         Lewis, conductor) with Lux Mu-       Church, Ellsworth & Bancroft,       510-531-1471, mark_bach8@
510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367        sica and guest artists perform       Berkeley. 8PM                       hotmail.com
                                    music of Bach and baroque                THE NEW ESTERHÁZY QUARTET                Sunday, April 13
    PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE OR-        arrangements of Beatles songs.       (Kati Kyme, Lisa Weiss, Antho-          MAGNIFICAT repeats program
CHESTRA   repeats program of        UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall,          ny Martin, William Skeen) pres-     of April 11. St. St. Mark’s Lutheran
April 3. First United Methodist     UCSC Campus, Santa Cruz.             ents “Haydn in London—The           Church, 1111 O’Farrell Street at
Church, Hamilton & Webster          7:30PM $23/$18/$15 ($2 park-         Wisdom of Salomon,” part of         Franklin, San Francisco. 4PM
Streets, Palo Alto. 8PM             ing charge) 831-457-9693 or          this season’s complete Haydn                 —continued on page 8
    SOUTH BAY RECORDER SOCI-        www.scbaroque.org
ETY monthly meeting, guest                 Thursday, April 10
conductor Roger Morris. New             SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY
members and guests wel-             OF MUSIC Opera Theater, Rich-
comed. First Congregational         ard Harrell, Director; Christo-
Church of San Jose, 1900 Ham-       pher Larkin, Guest Conductor,
ilton Avenue (at Leigh), San        presents Francesco Cavalli’s
Jose. 7:30–10PM 408-358-0878        L’Egisto (sung in Italian with
or zilbrown@aol.com                 English supertitles). Cowell
        Saturday, April 5           Theater, Fort Mason Center, San
    PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE re-        Francisco. 7:30PM $20/$17/$15
peats program of April 3. First     415-345-7575 www.sfcm.edu
Congregational Church, Dana &
Durant Sts., Berkeley. 8PM                   Friday, April 11
    PHILIPPA WAITE, Noted British       MAGNIFICAT, Warren Stewart,
dancing master, teaches “Ba-        director, presents a concert ver-
roque Dance from Court and          sion of Alessandro Stradella’s
Country,” a weekend workshop        operatic farce, Il Trespo Tutore
in baroque dance steps, pat-        (1682). First Lutheran Church,
terns and musical rhythms. At       600 Homer at Webster, Palo
Almonte Hall, Wisteria Way at       Alto. 8PM Preconcert lecture
Almonte, Mill Valley, 1–5:30PM;     45 minutes before performance
continues Sunday, 12–6PM.           $28/$20/$12 415-979-4500 or
Beginners and non-dancers           www.magnificatbaroque.org
welcome. Advance registration
appreciated but not required.            M ONTEREY B AY R ECORDER
$100 650-878-8785; wpob@            SOCIETY regular monthly meet-
ix.netcom.com or JKen790606@        ing for all recorder players and
AOL.com                             other early music instrumental-
         Sunday, April 6            ists, with guest conductor Lou-
    PRB Productions presents        ise Carslake. Newcomers and
“A Telemann Celebration,” an-       all levels welcome; music pro-

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     MUSICSOURCES presents          ing Bach’s cantata Vergnügte                                            The Streicher Trio (Charlene
                                                                         World of Forqueray, Marais,
French harpsichordist Laurent       Ruh, Scarlatti’s Salve Regina,       and de Visée.” Program in-         Brendler, harpsichord, Kath-
Stewart performing suites of        and Handel arias composed            cludes two of Forqueray’s          erine Kyme, violin; Joanna
Louis Couperin and Marchand.        for Senesino, Guadagni, and          greatest suites, music for         Blendulf, cello) with guest
MusicSources, 1000 The Alam-        Farinelli. St. Stephen’s Church,     theorbo solo by Robert             Spanish dancer Stephanie Nei-
eda at Marin, Berkeley. 5PM         3 Bay View Ave., Belvedere.          de Visée, and music for            ra, perform baroque music and
$18/$15 510-528-1685                7:30PM $10–$55 415-621-7900,         two viols and continuo by          dance, including works of Ca-
    SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY      www.americanbach.org                 Marin Marais. First Luther-        bezon, Playford, Lully, Lopez,
OF MUSIC Opera Theater repeats             Saturday, April 19            an Church, 600 Homer at            Scarlatti, and Albicastro. Holy
program of April 10. Same               AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS re-       Webster, Palo Alto. 8PM            Cross Catholic Church, 126
venue, 2PM                          peats program of April 18.           $25/$22 510-528-1725 or            High Street, Santa Cruz. 7:30PM
        Tuesday, April 15           First Congregational Church,         www.sfems.org                      $23/$18/$13 831-457-9693 or
     S AN F RANCISCO C ONSERVA -    Dana & Durant Sts., Berkeley.              Saturday, April 26           www.scbaroque.org
TORY Baroque Ensemble, Corey        8PM                                     “CELTIC SPIRIT” Eileen                  Sunday, April 27
Jamason and Elisabeth Reed,                 Sunday, April 20            Hadidian (recorder, flute, folk         SFEMS REPEATS H ALLIFAX
directors, presents Orchestral          AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS re-      harp), Shira Kammen (violin,         AND  J E F F R E Y program of
Music of Lully, Charpentier,        peats program of April 18. St.      vielle, medieval harp, voice),       April 25. St. John the Evan-
and Rameau. Concert Hall,           Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111        with guests Elizabeth Rau Mc-        gelist Episcopal Church,
San Francisco Conservatory          O’Farrell St., San Francisco.       Cubbrey, soprano, and Jeanne         1661 15th St. near Mission,
of Music, 50 Oak Street, San        7PM                                 Pendergast, Celtic harp per-         San Francisco, 3PM
Francisco. 8PM $20/$15 415-             CHATTANOOGA CHAMBER MUSIC       form traditional, medieval and
864-7326, www.sfcm.edu              presents “Mozart and His Con-       Renaissance Music from the              Wednesday, April 30
      Wednesday, April 16           temporaries,” featuring Yuko        British Isles. Mosgo’s Coffee-        M ID -P ENINSULA R ECORDER
     M ID -P ENINSULA R ECORDER     Tanaka, fortepiano; Jeanne          house, 180 Westwood Center,       ORCHESTRA regular meeting, for
ORCHESTRA regular meeting, for      Johnson, violin; and Joanna         Arcata. 7PM $3 at door.           players of recorder, early winds
players of recorder, early winds    Blendulf, cello. Home of Kathy          NORTH COAST RECORDERS         or early strings. Bring your
or early strings. Bring your        Perl, 152 Chattanooga St. (btw      present “Fire and Ice,” a day-    instrument(s) and music stand.
instrument(s) and music stand.      Dolores & Church), San Fran-        long workshop taught by Ei-       Music Room number 060, J.L.
Music Room number 060, J.L.         cisco. 3PM $15. Space limited;      leen Hadidian (recorder, flute)    Stanford Middle School, 480 E.
Stanford Middle School, 480 E.      please reserve in advance.          & Shira Kammen (violin, vielle,   Meadow, Palo Alto. 8–10PM
Meadow, Palo Alto. 8–10PM           415-641-0940                        harp, exploring northern and      650-591-3648 or www.sfems.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.                  Monday, April 21            southern European medieval        org/mpro
org/mpro                                AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS re-      and traditional musical genres        S AN F RANCISCO C ONSERVA -
    S AN F RANCISCO C HAPTER OF     peats program of April 18.          and manuscripts. Flutes, fid-     TORY Baroque Ensemble, Corey
THE AMERICAN RECORDER SOCIETY       Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center        dles, folk harps, guitars, cellos Jamason and Elisabeth Reed,
regular monthly meeting for re-     for the Performing Arts, Mrak       and other strings are welcome.    directors, presents Vocal Mu-
corder players, Cindy Beitmen       Drive at Old Davis, Davis.          Ability to read chord charts and  sic by Louis-Nicolas Cléram-
guest conductor. All levels wel-    7:30PM                              music is recommended. Hum-        bault, François Couperin, et
come; music will be provided.                Friday, April 25           boldt Area Foundation, 373 In-    al. Recital Hall, San Francisco
Bring music stand. Newcomers             L AST F RIDAY C ONCERT S E -   dianola Road (between Eureka      Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak
welcome. St. John’s United          RIES presents Donne di Mezze        and Arcata). 10AM–4PM. $50        Street, San Francisco. 8PM
Church of Christ, 501 Laguna        (mezzo sopranos Kathryn Mill-       pre-registration. 707-443-2626;   $20/$15 415-864-7326, www.
Honda Blvd., San Francisco          er & Celeste Winant, Rebekah        dick.kathy@yahoo.com              sfcm.edu
(near the Forest Hill MUNI sta-     Ahrendt on viola da gamba               REDWOOD ARTS COUNCIL pres-              Friday, May 2
tion). 7:30–9:30PM RSVP and         and Esther Criscuola de Laix        ents Trio Barocco. Kathleen           E AST B AY C HAPTER , ARS,
Info: 415-731-9709 or fkress@       on keyboard) performing early       Kraft, David Morris and Phebe     monthly meeting, conduc-
aol.com                             music duets for matched voic-       Craig perform music for flute,     tor TBA. New members and
         Friday, April 18           es. Pro Arts Gallery, 550 Sec-      cello and harpsichord. Occi-      guests welcome. Zion Lutheran
      A MERICAN B ACH S OLOISTS ,   ond Street, Oakland. 7:30PM         dental Community Church, Oc-      Church, 5201 Park Blvd. in
Jeffrey Thomas director, pres-      $18/$15/$12 510-868-0695 or         cidental. 8:15PM 707-874-1124     Oakland. 7:30–10PM 510-483-
ents “1685 and the Art of Ian       www.bayareabach.org A pre-          or www.redwoodarts.org            8675 or 415-472-6367
Howell.” Countertenor Ian           sentation of Bay Area Classical                                           SOUTH BAY RECORDER SOCI-
                                    Harmonies (BACH) and the                 SFEMS REPEATS H ALLIFAX
Howell, winner of the Laurette                                                                            ETY monthly meeting, guest
                                    Pro Arts Gallery                      A N D J E F F R E Y program of
Goldberg Prize at the 2006                                                                                conductor Annette Bauer.
                                                                          April 25. St. John’s Pres-
ABS/Henry I. Goldberg Young            SFEMS PRESENTS HALLIFAX                                            New members and guests wel-
                                                                          byterian Church, 2727 Col-
Artists Competition, is show-        AND  J EFFREY (Peter Halli-                                          comed. First Congregational
                                     fax and Julie Jeffrey, viols)        lege at Garber, Berkeley.
cased in a program featur-                                                                                Church of San Jose, 1900 Ham-
                                     with guest artist Jakob Lind-        8PM
ing three composers born                                                                                  ilton Avenue (at Leigh), San
in 1685—Bach, Handel, and            berg, theorbo, perform-                 S ANTA C RUZ B AROQUE F ES - Jose. 7:30–10PM 408-358-0878
Domenico Scarlatti—includ-           ing “Forqueray Rules—The           TIVAL presents “Iberian Flare.” or zilbrown@aol.com


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          Sunday, May 4            complete Haydn Quartet Cycle,
     MUSICSOURCES presents         performed for the first time in
“Clavecin en Concert: The Art      America on period instruments.
of the Accompanied Harp-           Featured quartets in this con-
sichord in France.” Violinist      cert include Op. 54 no. 1 in G;
Anthony Martin, harpsichordist     Op. 55 no. 3 in Bb; and Op. 64
Gilbert Martinez, gambist Steve    no. 1 in C. St. Mark’s Luther-
Lehning, and soprano Rita Lilly    an Church, 1111 O’Farrell St,
explore the emergence of the       San Francisco. 4PM $/$20/$10
harpsichord as soloist accom-      www.newesterhazy.org
panied by instruments and               SAN FRANCISCO BACH CHOIR,
voice. Works of Mondonville,       Corey Jamason director, pres-
Corette, Dulphy, and Rameau.       ents “Venetian Brilliance,” a
MusicSources, 1000 The Alam-       Concert in the Round featuring
eda at Marin, Berkeley. 5PM        Polychoral works of Willaert,
$18/$15 510-528-1685               the Gabrielis, Monteverdi,
         Monday, May 5             and Schütz. Trinity Episcopal
     SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY    Church, 1668 Bush Street at
Baroque Ensemble, Corey Ja-        Gough, San Francisco. 8PM
mason and Elisabeth Reed, di-      $35/$30/$20 415-441-4942 or
rectors, presents Chamber Mu-      www.sfbach.org
sic by Marin Marais, François          VIOLA DA GAMBA SOCIETY/PA-
Couperin, et al. Concert Hall,     CIFICA CHAPTER monthly consort
San Francisco Conservatory         playing, Roy Whelden coach.
of Music, 50 Oak Street, San       Zion Lutheran, 5201 Park Blvd.,
Francisco. 8PM $20/$15 415-        Piedmont. 9:15AM–4PM. Play-
864-7326, www.sfcm.edu             ers of all levels welcome. New-
         Tuesday, May 6            comers please phone ahead.
     S ACRAMENTO R ECORDER S O -   510-531-1471, mark_bach8@
CIETY regular meeting for re-      hotmail.com                         April 3, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.
corder players, with guest                  Sunday, May 11             Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
conductor Frances Feldon.               SAN FRANCISCO BACH CHOIR
Newcomers welcome. Bring           repeats program of May 10.          April 4, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.
recorders stand, and other         Trinity Episcopal, Bush at
                                                                       First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
early instruments. Music avail-    Gough, San Francisco. 4PM
able. Refreshments. Friends            SANTA CRUZ BAROQUE FESTIVAL
                                                                       April 5, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.
Meeting House, 890 57th St.,       presents “The Legend of Tristan
                                   and Iseult.” Patrick Ball (Celtic
                                                                       April 6, 2008 - 7:30 p.m.
between H and J, Sacramento.
6:45–9:15PM 916-489-2771 or        harp, spoken word) and the          First Congregational Church, Berkeley
shermsj@sbcglobal.net              Medieval Beasts (Shira Kammen,
          Friday, May 9            vielle, medieval harp, voice; and   Preludes pre-concert talk
     M ONTEREY B AY R ECORDER      Tim Rayborn, lute, psaltery,        with musicologist John Prescott
SOCIETY regular monthly meet-      medieval harp, voice) recount       45 minutes prior to each performance.
ing for all recorder players and   the medieval love story. UC
other early music instrumental-    Santa Cruz Recital Hall, UCSC       Student Rush Tickets:
ists, with guest conductor Tish    Campus, Santa Cruz. 7:30PM          $10 with ID, 1 hour prior to performance.
Berlin. Newcomers and all lev-     Reception follows. $23/$18/$13
els welcome; music provided.       831-457-9693 or www.scba            PBO is sponsored in part by a grant from
Bring music stand. Santa Cruz      roque.org                           Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel
Quaker Meeting House at 225              Wednesday, May 14             Tax Fund.
Rooney St., Santa Cruz, just            M ID -P ENINSULA R ECORDER
off Highway 1 near Morrissey       ORCHESTRA regular meeting, for
Blvd. 7–10PM louannh@gmail.        players of recorder, early winds    Tickets: (415) 392-4400
com, 831-439-0809                  or early strings. Bring your
        Saturday, May 10           instrument(s) and music stand.
    THE NEW ESTERHÁZY QUARTET      Music Room number 060, J.L.
(Kati Kyme, Lisa Weiss, An-        Stanford Middle School, 480 E.
thony Martin, William Skeen)       Meadow, Palo Alto. 8–10PM
presents “A Toast to Johann        650-591-3648 or www.sfems.
Tost,” part of this season’s       org/mpro

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Forqueray                             louder, easier to play, and more     revolution, but after Forqueray, Alto; 8:00 P.M., Saturday, April
                    —from page 1      suited to the increasingly popu-     the great range and expressivity 26, at St. John’s Presbyterian
new style in these five suites,        lar orchestral music—became          of the solo bass viol had had its Church in Berkeley; and 3:00
he had started a new chapter in       the common string instruments        day in France.                    P . M ., Sunday, April 27, at St.
the viol’s history. Sadly, that was   in France as elsewhere. The viol                                       John the Evangelist Episcopal
not to be. Within a few years,        lived on, mostly in the wonder-           SFEMS presents Hallifax & Church in San Francisco. For
the long reign of the bass viol       ful solo music for the pardessus     Jeffrey with Jakob Lindberg at tickets or information, phone
was essentially over in France.       de viole (le violon des dames),      8:00 P.M., Friday, April 25, at 510-528-1725 or visit www.
The violins and violoncellos—         more-or-less until the French        First Lutheran Church in Palo sfems.org.

      Why did Jean-Baptiste                                                                                     surance which characterizes the
Forqueray say his father, An-                                 The Attribution                                   great player; under his fingers
toine Forqueray, was the author       stealing (“une inclination pour le        Jean-Baptiste, meanwhile,       everything becomes a master-
of the music? This is a hot topic     jeu de femmes et le vol”). Only      after his painful early life, be-    piece of refinement and style.”
of speculation among scholars,        the intercession of noble friends    came, like his father before               So, in view of all this, why,
partly because of the extraordi-      secured Jean-Baptiste’s release      him, the most famous violist in      in 1747, two years after his fa-
nary nature of the relationship       after several months. When           France, highly successful, and       ther’s death, would Jean-Baptiste
between the two.                      Jean-Baptiste was 25, Antoine        very much admired as a teacher       publish this clearly groundbreak-
      Antoine, who had been a         had him banished from France         and performer. When Georg            ing contribution to the repertoire
child prodigy, was an incom-          upon pain of death for 10 years      Philip Telemann came to Paris,       of the bass viol under the name
parable violist in his time. He       based on the same charges, and       Jean-Baptiste played the Paris       of his father? Published theo-
was, however, a horrible man,         again, it took a determined ap-      Quartets with him alongside          ries include: a twisted form of
disliked by just about every con-     peal by Jean-Baptiste’s powerful     Michel Blavet, Jean-Pierre Gui-      oedipal revenge; extreme filial
temporary. He was notoriously         friends and students to get the      gnon and Prince Edouard. A           piety; and good business sense
penurious, foul-tempered, and         ban lifted after a year.             contemporary wrote of him:           (Antoine’s name may have sold
beat his wife and son. His wife             Eventually, after a long and        “He has all his father’s tal-   better at the time). To us it just
divorced him because of his cru-      profitable career at court, An-       ents; to the most sophisticated      seems hard to believe that Jean-
elty. When Jean-Baptiste was 16,      toine retired to Nantes in 1731      performance he adds the most         Baptiste was so modest that he
Antoine had him imprisoned,           and lived “sustained by the prin-    pleasing graces. The most dif-       did not take the credit for some
claiming that he was given to         ciples of religion” for another 14   ficult pieces cause him no anxi-      of the greatest music ever writ-
playing around with women and         years until his death.               ety; he plays them with that as-     ten for the instrument.




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                                                                             in England, shortly before his      at karenreeclark@earthlink.
                                                                             death. It contains beautiful, de-   net or call Phebe Craig at 510-
                                                                             lightful instrumental and choral    684-5177.
                                                                             movements, along with great               Selected arias from this ora-
     The World of Charles Burney: Europe                                     solo arias and duets for all        torio will be posted on the web-
             in the 18th Century                                             voices with many instrumental       site (www.sfems.org) March 20.
  2008 Baroque Music & Dance Workshop June 15–21                             combinations                              Harpsichordist Arthur
                                                                                   SINGERS are invited to au-    Haas, cellist David Morris, and
                                                                             dition for the 5 or 6 solo arias    gambist Mary Springfels will be
                                                                             which will be included in the       joining us again next summer,
            Our 2008 Baroque Work-         social knowledge of the second    final workshop presentation         and superb oboist Washington
       shop is inspired by the writ-       half of the 18th century.         of this work. Vocal instructors     McClain will be filling in for
       ings of Charles Burney, the              This coming summer you       Karen Clark and Chris Fritzsche     Sand Dalton. Further faculty
       18th-century organist, teacher,     can expect the world of ba-       will hold coached auditions for     includes Marion Verbruggen,
       music historian, amateur as-        roque music to be served up       prospective singers on Sun-         Frances Blaker, Michael Sand,
       tronomer, and travel writer.        in a special way—a la Bur-        day, May 11, 2:00–6:00 P.M., at     Karen Clark, Chris Fritzsche,
       Burney, who was the friend of       ney! There will be something      Sonoma State University. (To        Tangkao Tan, Bob Worth, Kath-
       Samuel Johnson and Sir Joshua       for everyone: chamber music,      cover our costs, there will be a    leen Kraft, and Phebe Craig.
       Reynolds, as well as father of      small ensembles with singers,     $25 charge for this session.)             Please keep checking our
       the famous woman novelist           orchestral works, arias, dance,         For those who live out of     website as the months go by
       Fanny Burney, met all the most      and consort music. We have        the area and cannot attend,         for updates on the Baroque
       important musicians of the day.     also selected an oratorio by      we will be accepting tapes or       Workshop 2008, along with our
       He made several tours of musi-      Handel, The Triumph of Time       CD auditions BY MAY 8, 2008.        enrollment form. (www.sfems.
       cal discovery to the Continent,     and Truth, as our all-workshop    Send all CDs or tapes to Phebe      org). For questions, please
       and both the journal he kept        project. Handel worked on the     Craig, 1448 Josephine Street,       contact Phebe Craig (phebec@
       of his travels and his History of   first version of this piece when   No. 2, Berkeley, CA 94703.          aol.com, 510-684-5177) or co-
       Music have become important         he was in Italy as a young              To reserve a coaching/au-     director Kathleen Kraft (kkraft@
       sources for our musical and         composer and reworked it later    dition time contact Karen Clark     sonic.net).

				
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