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Calendar: July 21–27, 2014

Saturday, July 26 Karen R. Clark “St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), her music and significance in our modern lives.” A Singing Study Group with Karen Clark. Second of three Saturday sessions focusing on the music, life, and writings of the great medieval mystic, composer, polymath, and saint. Session II: Readings from Hildegard’s Scivias (Know the Ways […]

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Calendar: July 14–20

Monday, July 14 American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy “Academy-in-Action Concert I” Members of the 2014 Academy are featured exclusively in three evenings of concerts offering chamber vocal and instrumental works by Baroque masters. Concert I: Chamber works by Bach, Boismortier, Heinichen, Legrenzi, Lotti, Luzzaschi, Monteverdi, and Steffani. 8 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music […]

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Calendar: July 7–13, 2014

Tuesday, July 8 SFEMS Recorder Workshop Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Louise Carslake, Cléa Galhano, Rotem Gilbert, Nina Stern, Anne Timberlake, Hanneke van Proosdij, with Katherine Heater (harpsichord) and David Morris (viola da gamba). 7:30 PM St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue) No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully […]

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Calendar: June 30–July 6, 2014

Tuesday, July 1 SFEMS Recorder Workshop Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Vicki Boeckman, Rotem Gilbert, Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, Farley Pearce (viola da gamba), Hanneke van Proosdij, and Katherine Heater (harpsichord). 7:30 PM St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue) No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully accepted! recorderworkshop@sfems.org Friday, […]

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Singing Study Group on St. Hildegard von Bingen

Her music and significance in our modern lives by Karen Clark This summer I offer a series of three Saturday afternoon sessions—July 12 and 26, and August 2, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.—that focus on the life and music of Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179). Over the course of these several weeks, I encourage participants […]

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Calendar: June 23–29, 2014

Monday, June 23 Prescott Lectures John Prescott, Ph.D., presents a series of talks on “Versailles, Paris and Beyond: the Glories of French Baroque Music.” Day 1: “Le Chambre du Roi: Intimacy and Intensity in French Baroque Chamber Music” 9:30 AM to Noon St. Mary Magdalene Church 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley $20 per session, $85/$80 full […]

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Calendar: June 16–22, 2014

Monday, June 16 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 join […]

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Music Discovery Workshop—A Summer Day Camp for Youngsters 7–15

St. Mary Magdalen and the School of the Madeleine, Berkeley, CA (June 22–27) by Letitia Berlin, Music Discovery Workshop Director We’re looking forward to another wonderful week at the Music Discovery Workshop this June! We’ll be back at the School of the Madeleine in North Berkeley, with our gifted Discovery faculty. Come join us for […]

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Does The Sun King Really Support Music Education?

John Prescott, Ph.D., who gives pre-concert music lectures, workshops, discussions, and seminars on classical music, will present a five-day lecture course (9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday June 23 through Friday June 27) on the glories of French baroque music, “Versailles, Paris and Beyond.” This course for interested adults will be held in conjunction with the […]

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Calendar: June 9–15, 2014

Tuesday, June 10 The Stanford Baroque Soloists, Anthony Martin, Director Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concertos 3, 4, and 5 7:30 PM Memorial Church Stanford University, Palo Alto Free   Thursday, June 12 Angelus: Sacred Music for Women’s Voices, Dana Taylor, Director, The unique high school ensemble from New Mt. Vernon, Indiana, performs medieval chant from […]

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