Thursday, January 21, 2010

Coming Up, Bay Area Edition

Fun stuff I may or may not get to:

California Bach Society Annual Benefit Concert

Sunday, January 24, 2010
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
All Saints' Church, Palo Alto
Bach Arias, Duets, and Choruses

Lots of wonderful music on this all-Bach program, including organ works and some excerpts from CBS's upcoming performances of the St. John Passion.

Magnificat Performs Works of Alessandro Grandi

The concert includes three cantatas, some motets, and some instrumental pieces. This is a particular exciting concert because the what was thought to be the sole manuscript containing Grandi's works was lost during World War II; however, a copy has come to light in Spain. These are very probably the first performances of the works since the 17th century.

Friday, February 12 - 8:00 PM
Pre-concert lecture: 7:15 PM
First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer, Palo Alto CA 94301

Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 8:00 PM
Pre-concert lecture: 7:15 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 4:00 PM
Pre-concert lecture: 3:15 PM
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Tickets are $35 (general), $24 (senior), $12 (student).
For more information, see Magnficat's web site.

Pamela Z Performs All Over the Place

Too much to summarize briefly beyond, she's in Illinois, she's at SF MOMA, she's in NY and Italy. Take a look at PZ Gazetta for lots more detail.

sfSound at the SF Conservatory of Music

Ten new works (by Nick Bacchetto, Dan Becker (OM 13), David Coll, Tom Dambly, Heather Frasch, Canner MEFE (Zeek Sheck), Maggi Payne, Mauricio Rodriguez, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), and Theresa Wong) plus Ligeti's Chamber Concerto!

H/T Other Minds for alerting me to this one.

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St.
8 p.m.
$15/$8 underemployed (I like that a lot.)

See the web site for the event (argh, white and purple on black!) for even more info.

Other Minds Festival of New Music 15

March 4-6, 2010, San Francisco
I think it's at the Jewish Community Center.
Tickets to all three concerts are $74 for JCC members, $79 for the general public, $60 for students.

(On dates when I will be out of town, dammit.)

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