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1629 Venice—Inspiration and Improvisation

The collaboration between SFEMS and the California Jazz Conservatory continues on Sunday, March 8, with a program celebrating the early Venetian baroque as well as International Women’s Day. Passamezzo Moderno (Jonathan Davis, harpsichord and organ; Edwin Huizinga and Adriane Post, violin; and David Granger, dulcian) with guest artists Ondine Young and Alicia Yang, violins; and […]

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The (Un)Broken Consort

For February’s concert in our 2014–15 series, SFEMS is proud to present Dark Horse Consort, comprised of sackbut players Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz and Mack Ramsey, together with cornettists Kiri Tollaksen and Nathaniel Cox (Cox will double on theorbo) and Peter Sykes on harpsichord and organ. Named after the bronze horse statues at Venice’s St. […]

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Heresy of the Free Spirit

The collaboration between SFEMS and the California Jazz Conservatory continues on Sunday, February 8, with an unusual and creative program that crosses the boundaries between “old” and “new” music. Entitled “Heresy of the Free Spirit,” the concert will be performed by Amy Michele White, voice, and Dominic Schaner, archlute and modal vihuela/guitar (formerly The Euphora […]

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Fairest Isle

San Francisco Recorder Society’s “Tune in to the Recorder XI” Please join us for this day of beautiful music Saturday, February 21 in the heart of San Francisco’s Sunset District. Directors Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij will present music to charm and inspire you from that gorgeous, rugged island just west of the European […]

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J.S. Bach’s Early Cantatas

The California Bach Society presents three of Bach’s earliest cantatas, composed at Arnstadt and Mühlhausen, modeled upon works of older contemporaries. Artistic Director Paul Flight leads the 30-voice chorus, a baroque consort of strings, oboe, and bassoon, and soloists Jennifer Paulino (soprano), Elliott Encarnación (tenor), and Sepp Hammer (bass).  These works are the output of a […]

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Calendar: March 23–29, 2015

Tuesday, March 24 First Church Performance Series “Resonance.” Some of America’s finest early music specialists—bassoonist Kate Van Orden, harpsichordist Davitt Moroney, and cellists Elisabeth Reed and Tanya Tomkins—join forces in a live program of French Baroque music. (Sponsored in part by Benvenue House Music) 7:30 PM Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church 2345 Channing Way (entrance […]

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Calendar: March 30–April 5, 2015

Wednesday, April 1 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, April 3 Barefoot Chamber Concerts “Haydn’s The Seven Last Words for Easter” […]

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Calendar: April 6–12, 2015

Tuesday, April 7 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Frances Feldon. 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 Friday, April 10 Cal Performances presents The Tallis Scholars The Tallis Scholars perform […]

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