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 […]
Farallon Recorder Quartet is a California based early music group that brings the music of the medieval, Renaissance, baroque and modern eras to today’s audiences with polish, verve, and precision. They employ a fascinating array of recorder sizes ranging from 6 inches to 6 feet tall, modeled after medieval, Renaissance and baroque originals. Their most […]
Upcoming on the SFEMS Series February 28, March 1, March 2: QUICKSILVER View the program Buy tickets Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver brings together leading historically-informed performers in America today. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres” (Early Music America) and praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (New […]
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. […]
Early Music Rock Stars’ make their West Coast debut when SFEMS presents the acclaimed chamber group Quicksilver, called “rock stars within the early music-scene.” Watch them in concert.