When: Fri., June 13, 8 p.m. 2008
On the heels of Berkeley's big early music confab, composer/performer Sheli Nan goes a step further with the Berkeley Baroque and Beyond Experience. The concert, a bright spot in a pretty quiet classical week in the EastBay, consists entirely of Nan world premieres performed by a tempting array of instrumental and vocal soloists. Nan's "Journey the Song Cycle" for baritone, virginals, and piano; "Fandango Ardiente!" baroque guitar duet; and new arias from the opera, Saga -- Portrait of a 21st Century Child should make for one lively evening. At Giorgi Gallery (2911 Claremont Ave., Berkeley) on Friday, June 13. 8 p.m., $35, $25 for musicians and students. SheliNan.com or 510-919-4493.
Jason Victor Serinus
Price: $25, $35