Community Chamber Music Workshop

FREE Community Chamber Music Workshop Sunday, May 18 from 1-4 PM, 2014 Bing Concert Hall, Stanford Back by popular demand, a FREE community chamber music workshop with coaches from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra will be presented by Stanford Live. Amateur or…

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Philharmonia at the Norfolk Festival

Philharmonia brings scenes from Handel's opera, Teseo, to the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Called "delectable" and "outstanding" by the New York Times, these excerpts will be performed by soprano Céline Ricci and countertenor Robin Blaze. Also on the program are…

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Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel

Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a "darkly entrancing" voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach's moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including "Va tacito" from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for…

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Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas

Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi's newly discovered Dixit Dominus ("The Lord Said") combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with…

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The Cousins Bach

Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik ("Mourning Music"), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring…

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Rachel Podger and Vivaldi

Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi's most popular works from L'estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which…

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Rossini’s The Marriage Contract

Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini's first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to…

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Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn

Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach's inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A…

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Handel’s Teseo at the Tanglewood Festival

Philharmonia's semi-staged production of Handel's opera Teseo returns to the concert hall at the 2014 Tanglewood Festival. Called "delectable" and "outstanding" by the New York Times, this performance of Teseo includes the original cast with sparkling sopranos Dominique Labelle and…

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The 2014 Family Concert – FREE!

17th-Century Mashups from the Heart of Europe Saturday, March 8, 4-5pm First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley CA 94704 Tickets for this concert are FREE. Please reserve them in advance by clicking the link at right. This…

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