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Calendar: July 3–9, 2017

Monday, July 3 SFEMS Medieval Renaissance Workshop Mary Springfels will give a lecture on Italian lauda, carnival songs, Lutheran music, and esoteric music of the Renaissance. Mary can be counted on to spin a mean Medieval yarn, a Rousing Renaissance tale, and to offer fascinating facts and pose thoughtful questions. 8 PM St Albert’s Priory […]

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Calendar: June 26–July 2, 2017

El Grillo El grillo è buon cantore che tiene longo verso. Dale beve grillo canta. Ma non fa come gli altri uccelli, come li han cantato un poco van` de fatto in altro loco, sempre el grillo sta pur saldo Quando la maggior è [l`] caldo alhor canta sol per amore. Continue reading next week’s […]

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Calendar: June 19–25, 2017

Wednesday, June 21 SFEMS Baroque Workshop Workshop Faculty Concert, “Water – Music’s Elixir,” featuring Rita Lilly (soprano), Aaron Sheehan (tenor), Bruce Dickey (cornetto), Linda Pearse (bass sackbut), Maximilien Brisson (sackbut), Clea Galhano (recorder), Anna Marsh (bassoon), Sand Dalton (oboe), Sandra Miller (traverso), David Wilson (Baroque violin), William Skeen (cello), Nigel North (theorbo), and Peter Sykes […]

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Calendar: June 5-11, 2017

Thursday, June 8 WAVE (Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble): Benefit Concert Some of you may be aware that Cindy Beitmen, the founder and director of WAVE (the Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble), was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer. After 18 years of leading, directing, and inspiring us, she is now leaving the group in order to focus […]

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Calendar: May 29–June 4, 2017

Thursday, June 1 Oakland Ballet Company, Graham Lustig, Artistic Director Oakland Ballet Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream – the 2017 Spring Repertory Season. Oakland Ballet’s spring program includes two ballets inspired by the works of Shakespeare and the music of the English Renaissance: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Consort.” Consort (World Premiere) Oakland Ballet Company Artistic […]

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Calendar: May 22–28, 2017

Wednesday, May 24 Black Box Baroque and Albany Consort George Frideric Handel, Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo. Black Box Baroque and the Albany Consort combine forces for our third Handel production together. This dramatic cantata features daring, experimental sound colors from early in Handel’s output (1708), and extraordinary vocal writing for bass-baritone, pants-role soprano, and mezzo-soprano. […]

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Calendar: May 15–21, 2017

Tuesday, May 16 Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director “Musica Animalia—Birds, Frogs, Dogs, Sheep” A menagerie of animals will be heard in this concert, including J.S. Bach, Sheep May Safely Graze; Georg Philipp Telemann, Overture-Suite “Alster Overture;” Carlo Farina, Capriccio Stravagante; Girolamo Frescobaldi, Capriccio sopra Il Chucho; and Antonio Vivaldi, Spring, from the Four Seasons. […]

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Calendar: May 8–14, 2017

Monday, May 8 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor George Frideric Handel, La Resurrezione. Composed and first performed during his youthful sojourn in Rome, Handel’s 1708 work is a marvel of creative power and imagination. La Resurrezione, a truly operatic oratorio, scandalized the Vatican (opera was prohibited in Rome by Papal edict at the time) […]

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Calendar: May 1–7, 2017

Monday, May 1 Prescott Lectures “Mozart’s Grand Tour.” John Prescott, Ph.D., presents a series lectures exploring on the musical experiences of the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during his grand tour as a wunderkind, from 1763–66. Perhaps the most well-known aspect of Mozart’s life and career is his status as a child prodigy. Before the age […]

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