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Making it Up

The collaboration between SFEMS and the California Jazz Conservatory continues on Sunday, April 19, with the Albany Consort exploring the spirit of improvisation over 250 years by “Making it Up.” The Albany Consort for this concert will include Marion Rubinstein recorder; Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Rita Lilly, soprano; Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; Caitlin Cribbs, violin & viola; […]

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Dan Laurin to Perform with Ensemble Mirable

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Marion Verbruggen has decided to withdraw from her scheduled performances with Ensemble Mirable the weekend of April 10–12, 2015. The Ensemble is thrilled that Dan Laurin is available to take her place. SFEMS has presented the distinguished Swedish recorder virtuoso on our concert series before as a solo artist, and we […]

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Macromusic

On Saturday, March 28, the South Bay Recorder Society presents its spring workshop, “Macromusic,” directed by Glen Shannon. The workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be held at First Congregational Church of San Jose, 1980 Hamilton Avenue (corner of Leigh), in San Jose. Playing in a large group puts different demands on […]

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La Primavera—Spring of the Italian Baroque

The end of our 2014–15 concert season comes too soon, a reminder, perhaps, of how brief our dry, Mediterranean spring has been. SFEMS’s finale, however, will be a sprightly, joyful celebration of and for the season. The weekend of April 10–12, we welcome back the Bay Area’s Ensemble Mirable (JungHae Kim, harpsichord; Elizabeth Blumenstock and […]

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Recorder Classes Continue Through May

Letitia Berlin is reprising or continuing the two classes for recorder players she offered in March and April. The first is a class on J.S. Bach’s Art of Fugue. This class for upper intermediate to advanced recorder players will use Tish’s own transcriptions of works from Bach’s great collection of fugues based on a single […]

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An Interview with Houston’s Birgitt van Wijk

Birgitt van Wijk is Board President of Houston’s Ars Lyrica, the vocal instrumental group that made its regional debut at the Berkeley Festival last June, as well as a member of Early Music America’s Board of Directors. Recently, she was interviewed by St.John Flynn for Houston Public Media’s Arts & Culture program. An amateur in […]

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Old Music for Young Ears

Thoughts on the Music Discovery Workshop at a New Juncture Enrollment is now open for Music Discovery 2015! Under the leadership of new Co-Directors Yuko Tanaka and Shulamit Kleinerman, the workshop expands this year to welcome singers ages 7 and up and to inaugurate a Youth Collegium for able teen musicians. Nationwide, SFEMS’ Music Discovery […]

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Registration Open for Summer Workshops

Registration now is open for the SFEMS 2015 Summer Workshops—six weeks to immerse yourself in six centuries of great music! Running from June 14 through July 25, the SFEMS workshops are one of the most comprehensive summer early music programs in the United States, led by a faculty of international artists in residence. The Medieval […]

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Crawford Young in the Bay Area During March

Crawford Young, well-known Renaissance and medieval lutenist, who teaches at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, as well as other venues all over the world, will be in the Bay Area staying at the home of Mike Peterson during the month of March. He would like to meet lute players here in our area. Crawford […]

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Resonance of Salzburg

When we think of Venice, the names most likely come to mind are Monteverdi, Gabrieli, and other composers associated with the great musical establishment of San Marco. For Leipzig it almost certainly would be Bach, and for Salzburg who else but Mozart? Yet each of those cities had histories richer, deeper and more complex than […]

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