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Project Zefiro: Gaudeamus

Once again, SFEMS Affiliate Alta Sonora is sponsoring a limited, pre-auditioned workshop of wind band players this August. Dan Stillman and Greg Ingles will be coaching 13 Renaissance brass and reed players from all over the country—3 cornetts, 5 sackbuts, and 5 reeds—in week-long rehearsals at St. Alban’s for a grand concert on the night […]

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Junior Bach Auditions—Coming Soon!

Dear Music Teacher, Welcome to the beginning of the Junior Bach Festival’s 2014–2015 season! We thank you if you have prepared students to audition for the Junior Bach Festival in the past, and we hope you will encourage your advanced students to apply this year. We will accept applications between October 1 and December 1. […]

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Something Old, Something New

The Transition from Renaissance to Baroque John Prescott, Ph.D., will present an entirely new early music course this coming month, from Monday, August 11, through Friday, August 15. The five-day lecture series once again will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman Street in Berkeley, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Dr. Prescott’s lectures have become […]

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Calendar: July 28–August 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 30 New Esterházy Quartet The Hillside Club Presents “Amadè-Athon.” The New Esterházy Quartet will perform the complete set of six quartets that Mozart dedicated to his friend Joseph Haydn in three concerts at the landmark Hillside Club in Berkeley. Introduced by short remarks on the quartets and the friendship between Mozart and Haydn, […]

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Calendar: July 21–27, 2014

Saturday, July 26 Karen R. Clark “St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), her music and significance in our modern lives.” A Singing Study Group with Karen Clark. Second of three Saturday sessions focusing on the music, life, and writings of the great medieval mystic, composer, polymath, and saint. Session II: Readings from Hildegard’s Scivias (Know the Ways […]

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Calendar: July 14–20

Monday, July 14 American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy “Academy-in-Action Concert I” Members of the 2014 Academy are featured exclusively in three evenings of concerts offering chamber vocal and instrumental works by Baroque masters. Concert I: Chamber works by Bach, Boismortier, Heinichen, Legrenzi, Lotti, Luzzaschi, Monteverdi, and Steffani. 8 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music […]

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Calendar: July 7–13, 2014

Tuesday, July 8 SFEMS Recorder Workshop Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Louise Carslake, Cléa Galhano, Rotem Gilbert, Nina Stern, Anne Timberlake, Hanneke van Proosdij, with Katherine Heater (harpsichord) and David Morris (viola da gamba). 7:30 PM St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue) No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully […]

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Calendar: June 30–July 6, 2014

Tuesday, July 1 SFEMS Recorder Workshop Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Vicki Boeckman, Rotem Gilbert, Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, Farley Pearce (viola da gamba), Hanneke van Proosdij, and Katherine Heater (harpsichord). 7:30 PM St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue) No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully accepted! recorderworkshop@sfems.org Friday, […]

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Singing Study Group on St. Hildegard von Bingen

Her music and significance in our modern lives by Karen Clark This summer I offer a series of three Saturday afternoon sessions—July 12 and 26, and August 2, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.—that focus on the life and music of Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179). Over the course of these several weeks, I encourage participants […]

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