Current concert listings

Here we list upcoming concerts that include recorders or other early instruments, or are recommended by or include our members or conductors. Please send listings to the webmaster. Include “OCRS” in the subject line.

We are fortunate that there are many great concerts in Southern California all year. We cannot list them all. Here is a list of local concert resources, including area chamber and early music venues, with links.


Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.Sunday June 3, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble presents: Welcome to all pleasures!

Last season’s collaboration with Los Angeles Baroque on Carissimi’s Jephte was a smashing success. This season, LAB and Jouyssance will present Henry Purcell’s Welcome to all Pleasures!, the composer’s “other” Ode to St. Cecilia. Orlando Gibbons’ Cries of London and several other works of the British Isles will round out the program.

$25 General Admission
$20 Seniors / SCEMS members
$15 Students
Available at the door or in advance.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church 1536 Selby Avenue, Westwood

Sunday June 3, 2018 at 4 p.m.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church122 S. California Avenue, Monrovia

Sunday June 3, 2 pm
Sunday June 10, 2 pm
Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra presents: The Songs of Solomon

Directed and edited by Thomas Axworthy 

In this concert LARO will be presenting works of the Jewish composer Salamone Rossi. Rossi worked in the court of Mantua from 1587 to 1628 and gained fame for his madrigals and instrumental music in the emerging early Italian Baroque style. The focus of our concert, however, are pieces from a collection of 33 settings of Hebrew psalms. Rossi set the Hebrew text in the Baroque style instead of a traditional Jewish cantorial setting making them unique among compositions of this period. Pieces from Rossi’s published instrumental collections will round out the program.

Free Concert – Donations Appreciated 

For further information, or call Thomas Axworthy (Music Director) 562-773-2265

Sunday June 3, 2 pm 

St Bede’s Episcopal Church 3590 Grand View Boulevard, Los Angeles

Sunday June 10, 2 pm 

Unitarian Universalist Church 5450 East Atherton Street, Long Beach

Sunday, June 3, 6 pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents: Ciaramella Early Music Ensemble

Please join us at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Sunday, June 3, at 6 PM, when Ciaramella Early Music Ensemble performs music celebrating the exhibition Chiaroscuro Woodcuts in Renaissance Italy, on view at LACMA until September 16.

Ciaramella Early Music Ensemble ventures toward modern times with intoxicating dance melodies from musicians who lived from the 1500s into the Baroque era. Ground bass patterns underlie all of this music; sometimes one can hear it clearly and sometimes the ground bass line is veiled within the polyphony. Ciaramella performs on shawms, recorders, bagpipes, sackbuts, plucked-string instruments, and percussion, improvising florid polyphony in the manner of the Burgundian alta capella ensembles that piped across Renaissance Europe.

Free. More info call: 323.857.6234 

Sundays Live Music ProgramsLeo S. Bing TheaterLos Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 

A chapter of the American Recorder Society, Orange County, California