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Calendar: September 28–October 4, 2015

Friday, October 2 East Bay Chapter, ARS Monthly meeting, guest conductor Louise Carslake. New members and guests welcome. 7:30–10 PM Zion Lutheran Church 5201 Park Blvd., Oakland. www.symbolicsolutions.com/ebrs-web2015/   South Bay Recorder Society Monthly meeting, guest conductor David Barnett. New members and guests welcome. 7:30–10 PM First Congregational Church of San Jose 1980 Hamilton Ave […]

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Calendar: October 5–11, 2015

Tuesday, October 6 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Glen Shannon. 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 Wednesday, October 7 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor Alessandro Scarlatti, La gloria […]

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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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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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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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“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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