Archive | Weekly Calendar of Early Music

Calendar: July 18–24, 2016

Monday, July 18 Les Violettes Festival Napa Valley (formerly known as “Festival del Sole”) presents Les Violettes (Corey Carleton, soprano; David Wilson, violin, Colin Shipman, viola da gamba; and Violet Grgich, harpsichord) performing baroque musical gems by G.F. Handel, Henry Purcell, and Heinrich Biber. The concert begins and ends with two fabulous pieces by Dieterich […]

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Calendar: July 11–17, 2016

Monday, July 11 SFEMS Classical Workshop Informal performances of works by both famous and lesser known composers from the Classical era. The public is encouraged to attend. Concerts take place in the beautiful and acoustically perfect Chapel at the St. Albert’s Priory in the friendly and safe Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. We hope you will […]

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Calendar: July 4–10, 2016

Monday, July 4 SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop “Love, Lust, and Music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” A lecture by Adam Gilbert about the different types of love—fine love, lust, longing, and desire—and their influence on love songs, motets, and Masses from 1100–1600, addressing questions like: How do we fall in love at first […]

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Calendar: June 27–July 3, 2016

Wednesday, June 29 Early Music Open Mic Night Join us for Early Music Open Mic Night in the East Bay. This is your opportunity to perform early music in a friendly cabaret style setting. Instrumentalists, singers, soloists, groups, students, youngsters, professionals — all are welcome! Please email earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com with the date you’d like to perform. […]

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Calendar: June 20–26, 2016

Wednesday, June 22 SFEMS Baroque Workshop “Wars, Conquests, and Beheadings—Court Music in England, France, Germany and Italy” Workshop Faculty Concert featuring Rita Lilly (soprano), Drew Minter (countertenor), Bruce Dickey (cornetto), Nathaniel Cox (cornetto), Linda Pearse (bass sackbut), Clea Galhano (recorder), Anna Marsh (bassoon), Sand Dalton (oboe), Sandra Miller (traverso), David Wilson (Baroque violin), William Skeen […]

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Calendar: June 13–19, 2016

Wednesday, June 15 Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive Early Music Film Series presents Admeto. German filmmaker, producer, and author Doris Dörrie staged this vividly colored, highly stylized production of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Admeto, re di Tessaglia, transposing the original Greek setting to the world of Japanese samurai and Butoh dance. (The storyline […]

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Calendar: May 30–June 5, 2016

Thursday, June 2 La Marina “Weirdly Wonderful Winds” Friends of the Berkeley Library in cooperation with SFEMS present La Marina (Carlo Benedetti, cornetto; John Harris and Brian Taylor, sackbuts; Robin Houston and Peggy Murray, dulcians) performing a concert of Renaissance music. 12 PM Central Library (5th floor, Art & Music Department) 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley […]

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Calendar: May 23–29, 2016

Thursday, May 26 Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive Early Music Film Series presents Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, ed Il Moderato. Mark Morris is well loved by Bay Area patrons for the remarkable live performances that he has presented at Cal Performances over the years. His full-length dance staging of George Frideric […]

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Calendar: May 16–22, 2016

Wednesday, May 18 San Francisco Recorder Society Monthly playing session with guest conductor Fred Palmer. New members and guests welcome. 7:30 PM–9:30 PM Christ Church Lutheran 1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco. Non-members $10 fee applied to membership. For more information contact Florence Kress: 415-731-9709, arssanfrancisco.org/   Friday, May 20 Musica Pacifica “Brandenburgs […]

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Calendar: May 9–15, 2016

Thursday, May 12 MUSA, Derek Tam, Director Alliance Francaise Silicon Valley presents the acclaimed San Francisco-based baroque ensemble performing an all-French program featuring vocal and instrumental works by François Couperin, Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, André Campra and others. The ensemble will feature two popular and well-known singers in the field of Early Music: Rita Lily, […]

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