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MusicSources Sponsors a Tribute to Bruce Wetmore

A memorial concert for Bruce Wetmore will be held next Wednesday, September 24, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington, Albany, starting at 7:00 p.m. The concert, organized by Gilbert Martinez of MusicSources, will celebrate Bruce’s life and legacy in the Bay Area. It will feature performances by members of the Bay Area’s early music […]

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Calendar: September 15–21, 2014

Wednesday, September 17 UC Berkeley Music Department Noon Concert Series John Dornenburg, viola da gamba, and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord, perform French baroque music, including works by Marais, Forqueray, Sainte-Colombe, and François Couperin. 12 PM Hertz Hall University of California, Berkeley FREE concerts@berkeley.edu Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early […]

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Singers’ Alert!

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 2014 Singers’ Retreat, to be held September 27–28 at the SF Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. We meet again under the inspired direction of Professor […]

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Calendar: September 8–14, 2014

Friday, September 12 South Bay Recorder Society Monthly meeting, guest conductor Shira Kammen. New members and guests welcome. 7:30–10 PM First Congregational Church of San Jose 1980 Hamilton Ave (at Leigh), San Jose 408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.com Saturday, September 13 New Esterházy Quartet “Opera Gala” Season Opener, held at a private home in Berkeley. Please contact NEQ […]

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Auditions Open for 2015 Junior Bach Festival

Junior Bach Festival Auditions are now open for our 62nd Festival, coming March 13–22, 2015. Solos and ensembles—all instruments and voices—are invited to apply! We are hoping for large numbers of both in the 2015 Festival! Festival auditions will take place in Morrison Hall at UC Berkeley during the weekend of January 31–February 1, 2015. […]

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Calendar: September 1–7, 2014

Tuesday, September 2 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Greta Hryciw. 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, September 3 Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early […]

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SFEMS 2014–15 Concert Season: Debuts and Imagination

The San Francisco Early Music Society’s 38th annual concert season charts a journey through a thousand years of European music, from the haunting sounds of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East, to the brilliance of Venice at the dawn of the baroque, to the lush resonance of Salzburg’s strings. Highlights of the season include the […]

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Vermillian and Violettes Open Early Music-Jazz Improv Series

In addition to our regular six-concert series, SFEMS will continue our partnership with the California Jazz Conservatory (formerly The JazzSchool), presenting monthly Sunday afternoon concerts exploring the common thread that links early music and jazz.  Improvisation, or playing things that aren’t written on the page, is a key element in performing baroque music. Bay Area […]

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California Bach Season Surveys French, German and Italian Works

The California Bach Society announces a season of unforgettable music, ranging from the French Baroque to the earliest works of J.S. Bach. It’s a season full of varied and glorious music you won’t want to miss! The season opens on October 15–17 with “Splendor at Versailles,” masterpieces from three of the greatest composers of the […]

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Radiant, Ravishing, Renaissance!

San Francisco Renaissance Voices Tenth Anniversary Season by Katherine McKee, Music Director, SFRV San Francisco Renaissance Voices is turning 10 this year, and we are spoiling ourselves and our audiences with a year-long celebration of our raison d’etre—the stunningly beautiful, diverse, inspiring, and enduring music of the Renaissance. Our stellar choristers will be joined by […]

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