American Bach Soloists: Choral and orchestral music by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi

Handel: Dixit Dominus
Vivaldi: Beatus vir
Bach: Concerto for Oboe d'amore in A Major BWV 1055
Vivaldi: Concerto for Viola d'amore in D Major RV 392

ABS presents two glorious works for soloists, chorus, and orchestra and two orchestral works.

The first two works, for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, are by Handel and Vivaldi, two master composers whose names, after Bach, are synonymous with the best of baroque music. Both of these psalm settings were commissioned by distinguished patrons and represent the epitome of 18th-century Roman and Venetian traditions.

Alongside these two exuberant works, concertos for instruments noted for their epithet name "d'amore" will be performed by ABS favorites Debra Nagy and Elizabeth Blumenstock. While the exact meaning and etymology of the term d'amore is somewhat uncertain, both the oboe d'amore and viola d'amore are known for their especially beautiful timbres. Mozart's father Leopold wrote that the viola d'amore "is a distinctive kind of instrument, which sounds especially charming in the stillness of the evening" … a beautiful sentiment for an evening of captivating music.

I don't usually program vocal music, but this sounds like a fantastic concert.  I couldn't pass it up, and I must share it with you, my Classical Music Friends in the Bay Area.  Join me for a concert of beautiful music by the acclaimed American Bach Soloists.



Pre-Concert Talk and Concert

When: Sunday March 3, 2:45 pm (talk starts at 3, concert at 4)

Where: St. Marks Lutheran Church 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco CA

Cost: $20-$60 depending on seat location.  My seat is center balcony.

To order tickets: No handling fee if order online.  5% discount if order in advance.  *Note that the event fee for the meetup is separate from the ticket price.


**NOTE: Google/Yahoo directions are sometimes wrong.**

The entrance to the parking lot is on Gough, not Franklin or O'Farrell.  For good directions, follow this link:


We will meet on the main level by the baptismal for intermission.

Post-concert meetup

Where: Jitlada Thai Cuisine, 1826 Buchanan St (between Sutter and Bush),

Parking: Street parking is challenging.  My suggestion: car pool from the concert so only a few of us need to find parking.  Paid parking is available at JapanTown.

Put in your RSVP if you are coming to dinner.

Join us for a spectacular concert, and a yummy dinner.



*Event fee reminder:

This is NOT related to your tix purchase. So please buy tix using the link provided in the event posting if needed. Thanks!

-For non-subscribers (aka per-event fee members): $3 is due at the time of RSVP via PayPal (either you can use paypal linked through Meetup if you have done so OR paypal to Erika's account directly at [masked])

-For subscribers (6 months @$12, 12 months @$24): You are FREE!! Just send Erika a quick email with any event you want to attend, then she will enter you manually on RSVP & credit you as "paid". Otherwise you'll be forced to pay $3 event fee via PayPal. Thanks for your patience!:)

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  • Daniel

    Fantastic concert and great dinner companions.

    March 3, 2013

  • Carol

    ABS gave a wonderful concert!

    March 3, 2013

  • Kathleen P.

    Would like to but always have a problem with paypal don't have answer to my security ? and they won't change it! I am 60+ and cannot remember my first college roommate's name!

    March 2, 2013

    • erika

      Hi Kathleen, I am the organizer for the group. Welcome aboard!:) Well, for this time since it's very last min, why don't you pay $3 in cash to Daniel (the event organizer for this concert) at the meetup? I assume you'd want to meet the group. Please let me know ASAP. For subsequent fee payment, we can talk about it later. No worry!

      March 2, 2013

    • erika

      Kathleen, Just one more thing: Please be advised you still need to get your own ticket using the link posted OR by calling the venue. Good luck!:)

      March 2, 2013

  • brian b

    Daniel, please add me to list of attendees for both concert/dinner.(Already paid annual fee for this MeetUp group, so…) Thanks.

    March 2, 2013

    • erika

      Hey Brian, You are on!:) Have a good time! BTW, what about Sophie-Mutter recital @ Davies on Monday? Yup, I've got meetup for that event, and I believe you can still get discount tix via Goldstar.

      March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I'm down for dinner as well. Thanks.

    February 28, 2013

  • Thomas J.

    I just paid for two tickets for $3 each. Am I correct in assuming that this will cover the complete cost of admission on Sunday? Thanks for clarifying. Tom

    February 26, 2013

    • Daniel

      I'm sorry, Tom. The event fee is not related. You need to buy the ticket to the concert separately as described in the event listing.

      February 26, 2013

  • Daniel

    Where are you coming from, Cris? I may be able to give you a ride.

    February 25, 2013

    • Daniel

      It would be best if all 5 of us going to dinner could pile into one car to go to dinner so we only need to find one parking spot. If we end up taking separate cars you can ride with me.

      February 26, 2013

    • Cris

      Sounds good.

      February 26, 2013

  • Cris

    I'm in for dinner, too. Will need a ride as I'm using public transit.

    February 24, 2013

  • erika

    Too much back to back betw meetups. Yup, got a meetup next day unfortunately. Please have fun!:)

    February 21, 2013

  • Daniel


    October 10, 2012

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    Early music guru, Assistant Organizer
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