Given their reputations and artistry, the String Circle of violinists Joseph Edelberg (Philharmonia Baroque and SF Opera Orchestras), Katherine Kyme (Philharmonia Baroque and more), and Ian Swenson (Naumberg Competition winner); violist Anthony Martin (Philharmonia Baroque); and cellist Thalia Moore (SF Opera Orchestra) should make beautiful music. This special holiday concert includes sonatas and pastorals by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Heinrich IgnazBiber, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Henry Purcell.At Trinity Chapel (2320 Dana St., Berkeley) on Saturday, Dec. 27. 8 p.m., $12, $8 for seniors, disabled, and students. TrinityChamberConcerts.com or 510-549-3864.
Jason Victor Serinus