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Nicola Gruen New Patron Services and Box Office Manager

If you telephone the SFEMS office number during regular business hours these days, more than likely you will be greeted by a new voice at the other end—Nicola Gruen, who has taken over answering our phone, selling tickets, and a great deal more, from Dorothy Manly, who retired this past spring. Nicola is very much […]

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Calendar: August 24–30, 2015

Wednesday, August 26 Hillside Club Concert Series presents the New Esterházy Quartet “Beethoven: The Late Quartets” Following their successful Amadé-athon last summer, the New Esterházy Quartet (Lisa Weiss, & Kati Kyme, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; William Skeen, cello) bring a Beethoven marathon to the Hillside Club in Berkeley, performing the complete “Late Quartets” in three […]

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Calendar: August 17–23, 2015

Saturday, August 22 California Bach Society California Bach Society presents its 10th annual choral workshop, “Bach Cantata Choruses, Continued.” Paul Flight continues his survey of the choruses from the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Join members of the California Bach Society and Dr. Flight in exploring choruses from Cantata 12, Weinen, klagen, sorgen, sagen; Cantata 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis; Cantata 77, Du sollt, Gott, deinen […]

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Calendar: August 10–16, 2015

Monday, August 10 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor Academy-In-Action I. The Academy-In-Action concerts showcase the talents of ABS Academy participants—the next generation of early music virtuosi—in cantatas, arias, and chamber music by masters of the Baroque. The first sessions of the “Baroque Marathon” will feature music by J.S. Bach, Mouliné, Clérambault, Buxtehude, Schmierer, Zelenka, […]

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Calendar: August 3–9, 2015

Friday, August 7 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor “Versailles & The Parisian Baroque—Part I” The 2015 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy opens with a trio of stunning orchestral works by three French masters. Rameau’s Suite from Naïs; Aubert’s Concert de simphonies—Suite No. 2; and Rebel’s Les Élémens, simphonie nouvelle. The high-minded musical ideals […]

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Dorothy Manly Retires

Dorothy Manly, SFEMS’ Operations Manager and the Society’s main liaison with both our membership and the general public, has retired after almost two decades service to the Bay Area early music community. One of SFEMS’ most beloved representatives in our 40 year history, she leaves a great gap and will be missed by countless people […]

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Early Music for Grace

A festival of music in memory of Grace Ann Krumdieck, June 1–5, 2015 Barbara Blaker Krumdieck is a baroque cellist from Berkeley, the youngest daughter of a large, musically talented family who have been involved with SFEMS since its early days. Her sister is our popular recorder player and teacher Frances Blaker, and her mother, […]

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