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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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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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Calendar: February 23–March 1, 2015

Monday, February 23 American Bach Soloists Derek Chester gives a master class, coaching young singers in baroque repertory and interpretation. Works and performers TBA 7:30 PM Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music 50 Oak St., San Francisco. Free and open to the public, no tickets required 415-621-7900 Thursday, February 26 Stanford University […]

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Calendar: March 2–8, 2015

Monday, March 2 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor Johann Sebastian Bach, St. Matthew Passion. With soloists Wesley Rogers, tenor (Evangelista); William Sharp, baritone (Christus); Hélène Brunet (debut) and Clara Rottsolk, sopranos; Agnes Vojtko, mezzo-soprano (debut); Jay Carter countertenor; Charles Blandy and Derek Chester tenors; Thomas Meglioranza and Joshua Copeland, baritones. 7 PM Davis Community Church 412 C Street, Davis $27–$66 Tickets, 415-621-7900, info@americanbach.org Tuesday, March 3 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular […]

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Calendar: March 9–15, 2015

Wednesday, March 11 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Rachel Podger, Leader and Violin Soloist Violin virtuosa Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Antonio Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico, Op. 3 (including the Concerto for 4 Violins No. 4 in E minor, RV 550; Concerto for 2 Violins No. 8 in A […]

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Calendar: March 16–22, 2015

Monday, March 16 American Bach Soloists Jeffrey Thomas, conductor of ABS, gives a master class. Repertoire and performers TBA 7:30 PM Osher Salon, San Francisco Conservatory of Music 50 Oak St., San Francisco Free, no tickets required 415-621-7900 Wednesday, March 18 San Francisco Recorder Society Monthly playing session with guest conductor Judith Linsenberg. New members […]

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Calendar: March 23–29, 2015

Wednesday, March 25 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, March 27 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor “Italian Baroque Music from […]

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