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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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J.S. Bach’s Early Cantatas

The California Bach Society presents three of Bach’s earliest cantatas, composed at Arnstadt and Mühlhausen, modeled upon works of older contemporaries. Artistic Director Paul Flight leads the 30-voice chorus, a baroque consort of strings, oboe, and bassoon, and soloists Jennifer Paulino (soprano), Elliott Encarnación (tenor), and Sepp Hammer (bass).  These works are the output of a […]

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Calendar: June 15–21, 2015

Friday, June 19 SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop & Youth Collegium Final concert, drama production, and potluck. Students from the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop & Youth Collegium perform Reniassance music from the time of Galileo, baroque concerti grossi from the age of Corelli, and an original play that reenacts the lively happenings in the Galilei household, […]

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Calendar: May 11–17, 2015

Friday, May 15 Sonoma Bach “The Italian Madrigal: Petrarca, Tasso, Guarini” Sonoma Bach’s chamber choir, Circa 1600, directed by Robert Worth, performs dazzling madrigals with music by Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi, Giaches de Wert, Filippe de Monte, and Carlo Gesualdo, setting texts by three great Italian poets: Francesco Petrarca (the great pioneer of Italian vernacular […]

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Calendar: May 4–10, 2015

Monday, May 4 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor “Bach, Vivaldi, & Leo” This program of vocal and instrumental works includes countertenor Ian Howell performing J.S. Bach s solo cantata Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (“God alone shall have my heart”) and Vivaldi’s psalm setting Nisi Dominus, originally composed for an extraordinary soloist in […]

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Calendar: April 27–May 3, 2015

Monday, April 27 San Francisco Conservatory of Music SFCM Conservatory Baroque Ensemble, Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed, directors, performs a concert of 17th- and 18th-century chamber music for strings, winds and continuo. 2 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall 50 Oak St., San Francisco FREE 415-503-6275 Wednesday, April 29 Mid-Peninsula […]

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Calendar: April 20–26, 2015

Wednesday, April 22 The Albany Consort “Making it up” Marion Rubinstein recorder; Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Rita Lilly, soprano; Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; Caitlin Cribs, violin and viola; and Amy Brodo, cello & viola da gamba, perform a program highlighting both composer and performer creativity. It was normal for composers to parody each other and for performers […]

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Calendar: April 13–19, 2015

Wednesday, April 15 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor Gioachino Rossini La cambiale di matrimonio (The Marriage Contract). Rossini’s first great opera (1810) is a comic masterpiece. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, over the opposition of […]

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