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SFEMS 2014–15 Concert Season: Debuts and Imagination

The San Francisco Early Music Society’s 38th annual concert season charts a journey through a thousand years of European music, from the haunting sounds of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East, to the brilliance of Venice at the dawn of the baroque, to the lush resonance of Salzburg’s strings. Highlights of the season include the […]

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Vermillian and Violettes Open Early Music-Jazz Improv Series

In addition to our regular six-concert series, SFEMS will continue our partnership with the California Jazz Conservatory (formerly The JazzSchool), presenting monthly Sunday afternoon concerts exploring the common thread that links early music and jazz.  Improvisation, or playing things that aren’t written on the page, is a key element in performing baroque music. Bay Area […]

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California Bach Season Surveys French, German and Italian Works

The California Bach Society announces a season of unforgettable music, ranging from the French Baroque to the earliest works of J.S. Bach. It’s a season full of varied and glorious music you won’t want to miss! The season opens on October 15–17 with “Splendor at Versailles,” masterpieces from three of the greatest composers of the […]

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Radiant, Ravishing, Renaissance!

San Francisco Renaissance Voices Tenth Anniversary Season by Katherine McKee, Music Director, SFRV San Francisco Renaissance Voices is turning 10 this year, and we are spoiling ourselves and our audiences with a year-long celebration of our raison d’etre—the stunningly beautiful, diverse, inspiring, and enduring music of the Renaissance. Our stellar choristers will be joined by […]

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Marin Baroque 2014–15 Season

Marin Baroque, an emerging professional chamber choir and period instrument orchestra led by Music Director Daniel Canosa, is pleased to announce its 2014–15 season. Our fall concert, “Sturm und Drang, Music for Uncertain Times” (November 15), will include Joseph Haydn’s beautiful “Lord Nelson” Mass and feature Yuko Tanaka as harpsichord soloist in C.P.E. Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto […]

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SFEMS Workshops and Children’s Education

by Suzanne Siebert SFEMS has promoted the education of children in period music over the years. Among these activities for children’s education have been the Music Discovery week-long workshops held summers for children about 8 to 14. Tish Berlin has been the Director of this workshop for many years. My granddaughters Lucy and Sandra spent […]

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MPRO Seeks New Members

The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra is currently accepting new members for its 2014-2015 season. All those who play recorder, early winds or early strings are invited to join. Joining the orchestra is a wonderful opportunity for those who play recorder and other early instruments to hone their performing and technical skills. Membership is open without audition […]

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Job Offering:
 Alto or Countertenor Section Leader

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, is seeking 
a professional alto or countertenor for St. Paul’s Choir. The successful candidate will help lead a quartet 
that is the backbone of the choir. Early music and English cathedral repertoire are specialties. A straight, blended tone is required. Job details are on the St. Paul’s website here: St. […]

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