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Hallifax & Jeffrey—The English Viol

This year’s monthly concert series co-sponsored by SFEMS and the California Jazz Conservatory concludes the afternoon of Sunday, May 10, with a performance by the viol duo Halifax & Jeffrey. Their program will showcase some of the ways in which violas da gamba were used for expressive ornamentation and improvisation during the instrument’s golden age […]

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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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California Bach Society Traces “An Italian Lineage”

Artistic Director Paul Flight leads the 25-voice California Bach Society in Italian works spanning 500 years: Domenico Scarlatti’s newly discovered Messa Breve “La Stella,” Verdi’s Ave Maria, Messa di Requiem by Ildebrando Pizzetti and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano, for choir and solo guitar. Bay Area guitarist Paul Psarras will join the chorus for this program. […]

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“All vol, all vol!” – the Spring 2015 Medieval/Renaissance Collegium

On Saturday, April 25, the San Francisco Early Music Society presents its spring Medieval & Renaissance Workshop Collegium, “All vol, all vol!” for voices, recorders, viols, harps, sackbuts, dulcians and all manner of early instruments. This all-day workshop will focus on German songs and devotional music as well as more rustic fare. Featured will be […]

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EMA Honors Shulamit Kleinerman With 2015 Goldberg Award

March 17, 2015 (PITTSBURGH, PA). Early Music America has named its annual award winners for 2015. Shulamit Kleinerman, newly appointed co-director of SFEMS’s Music Discovery Workshop and Youth Collegium, is the 2015 recipient of the Laurette Goldberg Award for lifetime achievement in early music outreach. EMA’s Goldberg Award recognizes outstanding achievement in outreach and/or educational […]

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Making it Up

The collaboration between SFEMS and the California Jazz Conservatory continues on Sunday, April 19, with the Albany Consort exploring the spirit of improvisation over 250 years by “Making it Up.” The Albany Consort for this concert will include Marion Rubinstein recorder; Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Rita Lilly, soprano; Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; Caitlin Cribbs, violin & viola; […]

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Dan Laurin to Perform with Ensemble Mirable

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Marion Verbruggen has decided to withdraw from her scheduled performances with Ensemble Mirable the weekend of April 10–12, 2015. The Ensemble is thrilled that Dan Laurin is available to take her place. SFEMS has presented the distinguished Swedish recorder virtuoso on our concert series before as a solo artist, and we […]

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Macromusic

On Saturday, March 28, the South Bay Recorder Society presents its spring workshop, “Macromusic,” directed by Glen Shannon. The workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be held at First Congregational Church of San Jose, 1980 Hamilton Avenue (corner of Leigh), in San Jose. Playing in a large group puts different demands on […]

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