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The Wright Stuff

Acclaimed Harpsichordist to Visit Bay Area for Concert and Master Classes Elisabeth Wright will be visiting the Bay Area October 17–20, to be in residence at Stanford University and to give a master class at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her recital, “Tender and Passionate Gestures,” will feature a suite in G minor of Jean Henry […]

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Hits from Handel and Hellendaal

Archetti Baroque String Ensemble’s first CD has arrived! A long time in planning and execution, the project was an effort that had generous financial support from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, Centaur Records, and the Bay Area’s wonderful community of Archetti fans. The disc’s program presents three of the amazing concertos of Dutch […]

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Splendor at Versailles

From the elegant court of Louis XIV, the “Sun King,” the California Bach Society presents glorious music by three of the greatest composers of the French baroque. Performances are scheduled for 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco; 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in […]

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Calendar: September 22–28, 2014

Monday, September 22 San Francisco Early Music Society SFEMS Annual Membership Meeting. President’s annual report, nomination and election of new Directors, Affiliates’ and members’ forum, and planning for the 2016 Berkeley Festival are some of the agenda. Refreshments. 6:30–8:30 PM The Musical Offering 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley Free and open to all members Information: 510-528-1725, […]

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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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