Sunday, April 05, 2009

Coming Up

Too much for one person!
  • Pamela Z Productions presents two ROOM chamber concerts, on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, May 17 at 8 p.m., both at the Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street (between Harrison & Alabama), San Francisco. Admission is $10, which is great value for the money. Pamela Z herself performs in both concerts, with different groups of musicians
  • The Emerging Cinemas Network will be broadcasting various operatic events, including the Ring from Valencia, Spain, conducted by Zubin Mehta, Eugene Onegin from the Opera de Paris, and Benvenuto Cellini from Salzburg
  • At Stanford, the early music group Cut Circle presents music of Ockegham, which you just don't hear every day. In fact, I think I have never heard any Ockegham live, and this program includes his Missa L'homme arme. The concert is at Memorial Church, on Wednesday, April 22, at 8 p.m.  Adults, $34, Stanford students, $10.
  • The following day, there's a symposium at Stanford on the composer's music, at Margaret Jacks Hall, Building 460, 4th floor, starting at 9 a.m. This is free and open to the public. For more info, email jrodin@stanford.edu.
  • Also at Stanford, their annual Music and the Brain Symposium, on April 17 and 18. Free, open to the public, and fascinating. You must register in advance, at http://musicandthebrain.stanford.edu. 


Anonymous said...

Ockeghem is a genius and you'll love it. Sad for me, I live three thousand miles away, or I'd go (and the symposium too). You know L'Homme arme was one of the pop hits of the Renaissance and there are forty or more masses based on it?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Sure do know that. I once got some points on a musical identification test as an undergrad when I didn't correctly identify the composer but noticed we were listening to a movement of a L'homme arme mass.