John Prescott, Ph.D., will present another in his early music lecture series in September—an entirely new course focusing on the development of keyboard music from its beginnings in late Renaissance Italy, England, and Spain, through the baroque, to the era of Haydn and Mozart. The format will be somewhat different this year. Responding to a […]
by Lee McRae Singers can again look forward to a stimulating weekend of sight singing and lectures (as well as enjoying our infectious mix of good company and good food!) at the Fall 2015 Singers’ Retreat, to be held September 26–27 at the Braun Music Building at Stanford University. Please note the new venue for […]
Dear Music Teacher, Welcome to the beginning of the Junior Bach Festival’s 2015–2016 season! We thank you if you have prepared students to audition for the Junior Bach Festival in the past, and we hope you will encourage your advanced students, up to 18 years of age, to apply this year. Applications will open soon, […]
Read the press release for the SFEMS 2015–16 concert series here!
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 […]
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 […]
Tuesday, September 1 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Hanneke van Proosdij. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments. 6:45–9:30 PM Friends Meeting House 890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento. sacrecorders.wordpress.com Continue reading next week’s calendar . . .
Wednesday, September 9 Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand. 7:30–9:30 PM Music Room number 060, J.L. Stanford Middle School 480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto 650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org Friday, September 11 East Bay Chapter, ARS Monthly playing session, Michelle Levy, conductor. […]
Friday, September 18 MUSA “MUSA plays Bach’s Brandenburgs” Resonance @ First Church Berkeley presents one of the Bay Area’s up-and-coming early music ensembles, performing the third, fifth and sixth of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, as well as a flute, violin and cello concerto by Georg Philipp Telemann. 7:30 PM First Congregational Church of Berkeley, […]
Wednesday, September 23 Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand. 7:30–9:30 PM Music Room number 060, J.L. Stanford Middle School 480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto 650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org Friday, September 25 Magnificat, Warren Stewart, Director Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda […]