2016-2017 SEASON

Bad, sad and mad!

Wild and eccentric music for Halloween...

FREE - Friday October 28, noontime at Stanford Hospital Atrium
Tickets - Saturday October 29, 7pm at Los Altos Lutheran
Tickets - Sunday October 30, 3pm at Christian Science (Durant/Bowditch)

Chasing the Changes

Sun Feb 12 at 4pm - $30/$25/$10
St Bede's, 2650 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park
Chasing the Changes
Spring from Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Romanescas by MonteverdiRossiFrescobaldi
Purcell in the old and new styles
Rameau Pieces de clavecin en concert
Bach new orchestrations of keyboard works
Marion Rubinstein recorder
Addi Liu violin
Roy Whelden viola da gamba
Jonathan Salzedo harpsichord

Lidarti's Esther

A semi-staged opera in Hebrew!
March 4: 8pm show (Christian Science Building, Durant/Bowditch Berkeley) - $30

March 5: 3pm show (Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills) - Free

The Albany Consort orchestra (Jonathan Salzedo, Marion Rubinstein, Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo and friends) and soloists Rita Lilly (Esther), Kyle Stegall (Achashverosh), Ben Kazez (Haman), Corey Head (Mordochai) and Kari Kirk (Donna Israelita) and The Albany Consort chorus! Stage direction is by Michael Mohammed.

Cologne Collegium Musicum Chorus

March 24: 12:30pm Stanford Hospital (free)
March 24: 7:30pm First Presbyterian, Palo Alto ($30)
March 25: 8pm Christian Science, 2601 Durant Berkeley ($30)

Choir conductor Michael Ostrzyga and Consort harpsichordist Jonathan Salzedo started discussing this possibility a year ago and are excited as the dates draw close.  Please join us for one of these concerts.

The Cologne University Chamber Choir brings together students and alumni. They perform throughout Germany and have given TV appearances, toured Prague, Milan, New York and Boston, and provided the sound track for a documentary film about John Calvin.  Michael Ostrzga also conducts Cologne University's other major ensembles, and is a composer, pianist and international guest conductor.

The Albany Consort was founded in London in 1974, and has been a fixture of Bay Area music making since 1982. The group enjoys a refreshing "what if ..." approach to performing old music. This season's program also includes a Handel Festival production with San Francisco's Black Box Baroque. Jonathan Salzedo started the group when he finished college, and is amazed that 500 concerts later he has not run of ideas that he wants to try out with other willing musicians.

Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D (evening concerts only)

Bach: Jesu, meine Freude

Works by Hildegard, Brahms, Kirchner, Telemann


Handel's Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo

May 20: 7:30pm Holy Innocents San Francisco (chamber music program, instrumental only) ($30) - BUY TICKETS  »

May 21: 7:30pm Christian Science, 2601 Durant Berkeley ($30/$20) - BUY TICKETS » 

May 24: 12:30pm Stanford Hospital Atrium (free, reduced length)

May 27: 7:30pm Foothill Presbyterian, San Jose ($15) - BUY TICKETS  »

May 28: 3pm Los Altos Lutheran ($30/$20) - BUY TICKETS  »

May 31: 12pm Westminster Presbyterian Sacramento (suggested donation, chamber program, instrumental only)