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Knights, Wolves, Kings, Queens: That’s Entertainment

A Message from Tish Berlin We’re looking forward to another wonderful week at the Music Discovery Workshop (MDW) this June! We’ll be back at the School of the Madeleine in North Berkeley, with our gifted and wonderfully supportive faculty.  Come join Carla Moore, violin/viola; Vida Bateau, recorder; Farley Pearce, cello/viola da gamba; Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord; […]

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Marin Headlands Workshop for Recorders May 9–11

Just over the horizon is the Marin Headlands Workshop, running from Friday through Sunday, May 9–11.  This much anticipated event, sponsored each year by the East Bay Chapter of the American Recorder Society (EBRS), offers intermediate to advanced recorder players the chance to spend all or part of a late spring weekend—often touted as having […]

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Download the 2014 Berkeley Festival Brochure Now!

The biennial Berkeley Festival and Exhibition—a week-long musical banquet sponsored by SFEMS and Early Music America—is less than two months away!  This year’s Festival offers a very full eight days of concerts. Fourteen Main Stage events exploring and celebrating our musical heritage, from the joy and poignancy of medieval song and dance to the intricate depths […]

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Haydn and Mozart Rediscovered

For the final concert of their 2013–2014 season, the California Bach Society, under the direction of Paul Flight, presents “Haydn and Mozart Rediscovered,” featuring charming and moving choral works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and of both Johann Michael and Franz Josef Haydn. The New Esterházy String Quartet, with Farley Pearce (cello) and soloists Rita Lilly […]

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New Home Sought for Historical Recordings

Vintage vinyl collection of medieval and Renaissance music seeks a new home. The collection consists of around 80 LPs from the 1960s and 70s in very good to excellent condition. The recordings include a number of choral works (Gregorian chants, motets, requiems) as well as some early folk music and several liturgical plays (The Play […]

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UC Alumni Chorus to Perform California Mission Music

  Conducted by Dr. Mark Sumner and accompanied by William García Ganz, the University of California Alumni Chorus presents a concert of Music from the California Missions at San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Basilica on Sunday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. Also participating in the program are members of Los Arribeños de San Francisco, a group […]

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2014 Junior Bach Festival

March 13, 2014 Bach to the Future By Mark MacNamara SF Classical Voice The Junior Bach Festival that everyone always remembers is when the lights went out a few years ago during a solo concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Kensington. It was, shall we say, a ‘dark and stormy night’, filled with thunder […]

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Jewish Music of the Baroque

  150 Years in France, Italy, and Holland  Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra, directed by Daniel Canosa, will present Jewish Music of the Baroque, featuring works by Abraham de Caceres, Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti, Louis Saladin, Antonio Brioschi, Carlo Grossi, Salomono Rossi, and Volunio Gallichi. These works, setting Hebrew texts, were written by Jewish […]

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