Archive | Weekly Calendar of Early Music

Calendar: July 24–30, 2017

Monday, July 24 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 Parish Hall of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Berkeley. We hope you will join us! 7:30 PM Parish Hall, St. Mary Magdalen Church […]

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Calendar: July 17–23, 2017

Tuesday, July 18 SFEMS Recorder Workshop Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Miyo Aoki, Louise Carslake, Rotem Gilbert, Joan Kimball, Anne Timberlake and Hanneke van Proosdij, recorders; Peter Maund, percussion; Katherine Heater, harpsichord and Frederic Rosselet, baroque cello. 7:30 PM St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue) No charge for admission. […]

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Calendar: July 10–16, 2017

Sunday, July 16 Valley of the Moon Music Festival The third annual Valley of the Moon Music Festival celebrates the world of Robert Schumann over three consecutive weekends, July 16–30, juxtaposing the composer’s own compositions with chamber works by composers he idolized and championed. Opening concert: “Deserving of a Laurel Crown” Eric Hoeprich, clarinet; Nikki […]

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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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