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McKee New Music Director of San Francisco Renaissance Voices

San Francisco Renaissance Voices is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Katherine McKee as Music Director effective the upcoming 2014–15 season. Ms. McKee replaces Mr. Todd Jolly, who has led the group as Music Director since its founding in 2004. Mr. Jolly has been appointed to the honorary position of Emeritus Music Director that […]

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Calendar: May 26–June 1, 2014

Saturday, May 31 Albany Consort Season Gala featuring celebratory music of Purcell and Bach. Following the success of last year’s informal fundraiser gala concert on the Immanuel series, the Albany Consort brings you a preview of its Berkeley Festival offerings. Repertoire draws on the Purcell program, and also includes works by Bach, featuring virtuoso cellist […]

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Calendar: May 19–25, 2014

Saturday, May 24 San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Todd Jolly, Director “Music for the Dedication of the Synagogue and Other Jewish Celebrations.” Final concert of SFRV’s 2013–14 Season, “Kol Israel: The Voice of Judaism in Early Music.” Featured works include the musical ceremony by Volunio Gallichi and Francesco Drei for the 1786 dedication of the new […]

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Calendar: May 12–18, 2014

Monday, May 12 Chamber Music San Francisco Archetti Baroque Strings, John Dornenburg and Carla Moore Co-directors, perform J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and Concerto for Oboe and Violin; G.Torelli Trumpet Concerto in D Major; G.F. Handel Grand Concerto in G Major Opus 6 No. 1; A. Vivaldi Concerto in E Minor for 4 Violins; […]

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SFEMS Baroque Workshop — Venice and its Music

SFEMS Baroque Workshop – 2014 Features Venetian Influences! The San Francisco Early Music Society’s Summer Baroque Workshop has been providing amateur and pre-professional musicians with expert guidance, motivation, skills, and the means to achieve and experience artistic excellence for over thirty years. Our participants come from all walks of life and a variety of career […]

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MPRO Spring Concert

From Hothby to Cowell On Saturday, May 31, the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra will present a concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1106 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Carlos at 4:30 p.m.   The program will feature a concerto by Telemann, a setting of The Song of Songs by the late medieval composer John Hothby, two recorder […]

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SFEMS Brings Bezuidenhout to Berkeley

Bezuidenhout’s Debuts Expound Mozart’s Piano, Bach’s Harpsichord “The finest living exponent of the fortepiano” —The Herald   “Bezuidenhout is a prince of the fortepiano, making it sing in melodic phrases as no other practitioner of this intractable instrument has done in my experience.”  —The London Times This year’s Berkeley Festival Main Stage will be rich […]

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