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SFEMS Brings Bezuidenhout to Berkeley

Bezuidenhout’s Debuts Expound Mozart’s Piano, Bach’s Harpsichord “The finest living exponent of the fortepiano” —The Herald   “Bezuidenhout is a prince of the fortepiano, making it sing in melodic phrases as no other practitioner of this intractable instrument has done in my experience.”  —The London Times This year’s Berkeley Festival Main Stage will be rich […]

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2014 Junior Bach Festival

March 13, 2014 Bach to the Future By Mark MacNamara SF Classical Voice The Junior Bach Festival that everyone always remembers is when the lights went out a few years ago during a solo concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Kensington. It was, shall we say, a ‘dark and stormy night’, filled with thunder […]

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Farallon’s Amaryllis

SFEMS’s regular concert season concludes the weekend of March 14–16 with the concert series debut of the Farallon Quartet, Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Louise Carslake, recorders. Recognized for their sensuous blend and warm tone, Farallon is acknowledged to be one of the finest professional recorder ensembles in the United States today. Early […]

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Robert Cole Returns to BFX

Robert Cole returns to Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Jesse Hamlin Published 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Robert Cole: Early-music maven, formerly of Cal Performances, goes back to Berkeley festival he founded.   Robert Cole was into early classical music way before period instruments and Baroque ensembles began cropping up at American conservatories and colleges in the 1990s. […]

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SFCV Concert Previews Quicksilver

Early Music Rock Stars’ Make Their Debut Here By Janos Gereben San Francisco Early Music Society presents the West Coast debut of the acclaimed chamber group Quicksilver, called “rock stars within the early music-scene.” The Huffington Post named Quicksilver’s 2011 recording, Stile Moderno: New Music from the Seventeenth Century Breakthrough Album of the Year. During […]

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Magnificat Among The Most Memorable of 2013

December 25, 2013 The Memorable Concerts of 2013 Stephen Smoliar SF Classical Music Examiner I seem to have come to compiling my review of the year 2013 later than I did last year. This was not a problem of procrastination but of the fact that December turned out to be a very active month this […]

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