Berkeley Baroque

A house concert series devoted to music of the baroque with occasional forays beyond. Performances will be in an intimate, informal setting.

[05/13/16]   Philippe Leroy - new time! 6:30 pm Sunday May 15th. Pieces by Duphly, Domenico Scarlatti, and the g minor suite of Forqueray. It will be very lovely! Decadent, beautifully crafted and sensual music.

[04/28/16]   May 15, 5 pm Phillipe Leroy will be playing Forqueray and Duphly. He is a beautiful player, More details coming soon!

[03/01/16]   Heads up, Bay Area; Eugene Petrushansky will be performing Froberger, Poglietti, Phillips and Bach - Sunday , March 13th at 5 pm. Fans of beautiful 17th century harpsichord music reserve your seats now!

[01/20/16]   Upcoming performances include Eugene Petrushansky on March 13th, and Philippe Leroy on May15th. Stay tuned for more information...

[01/20/16]   Thank you, Jory for a delightful concert!

[01/02/16]   January 16th, 5 pm, Jory Vinikour will be play Louis Couperin and Rameau. It should be wonderful and great fun! Reserve your seat now!

[10/16/15]   Hey friends!! There are 6 seats left for Andy Willis' recital October 14th - I can't emphasize enough how wonderful a player he is, and what a cool opportunity it will be to hear the beautiful 1822 Walter piano - Mozart and Beethoven's favorite piano builder - in a cozy home setting. There will be wine afterwards. Drop me an email at [email protected], or call me at 510 290 1670 for seats.

[10/02/15]   We're taking reservations now for Andrew Willis' October 24th concert - 6 pm. Please email me directly to reserve, at [email protected]. A $25 donation for each seat is requested, for the artist.

This promises to be a very special event; Andy is a fantastic pianist with a marvelous touch and understanding of this music, and he'll be playing on the 1822 Anton Walter und Sohn piano, a marvelous instrument.

[08/25/15]   October 24th, 2015 6:00 pm, Andrew Willis will play Beethoven's Sonata opus 109, along with some Schubert, Field and Mendelssohn, on the 1822 Walter und Sohn fortepiano. Andrew is a wonderful pianist, one of the Bilson circle that recorded a groundbreaking complete Beethoven sonata set on period instruments; among others he played the opus 106 "Hammerklavier" which was regarded as one of the finest recorded performances of the work, either on period or modern piano.

[08/25/15]   We're launching Berkeley Baroque, a house concert series that will feature mostly baroque music, mostly showcasing a variety of fine and unusual keyboard instruments - harpsichords, fortepiano, virginals, even a lute-harpsichord. Our plan is to announce concerts about four to six weeks in advance, and ask for RSVP and donations for the artist(s). Our intimate setting allows people to hear music in a small scaled and informal setting, closer to how music was probably experienced in the days before the concert hall.

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1722 Capistrano Ave
Berkeley, CA
94707
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