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East of the River Opens SFEMS 2014–15 Concert Series

Levantera—A Mediterranean Journey—November 21–23 The Mediterranean Sea has been central to the development of Western Civilizations, from the earliest city states in North Africa, Asia Minor, and the Levant, to the kingdoms, republics and empires of Greece and Rome, and later to their Arabian and Turkish successors. Abundant marine resources supported stable and healthy populations, […]

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“Into the Light”—A Special SFEMS Concert, December 4

Galax and Clark to Appear in Much Anticipated World Premiere The Galax Quartet and Karen Clark team up again to premiere David Jaffe’s “Eight O’s in Woolloomooloo” on December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Chapel, 2320 Dana Street, Berkeley. The program also includes works by J.S. Bach and John Dowland. Tickets are $25 general/$20 […]

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Calendar: November 3–9, 2014

Tuesday, November 4 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Glen Shannon. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments. 6:45–9:30 PM Friends Meeting House 890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento. sacrecorders.wordpress.com Wednesday, November 5 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Julian Wachner, Conductor “Andreas Scholl Sings Bach […]

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Calendar: October 27–November 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 29 Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand. 7:30–9:30 PM Music Room number 060, J.L. Stanford Middle School 480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto 650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org   Friday, October 31 San Francisco Renaissance Voices “In Memoriam: The Best of the […]

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Calendar: October 20–26, 2014

Monday, October 20 Stanford University Music Department Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord, performs “Tender and Passionate Gestures.” Program features music by D’Anglebert, Bach, Froberger and Couperin. 7:30 PM Memorial Church, Stanford University Tickets available at the door $15 general/$10 student/senior   Wednesday, October 22 UC Berkeley Music Department Noon Concert: Baroque Ensemble, John Dornenburg and Carla Moore, co-directors. Students […]

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Albany Consort Turns 40

Pair of Programs to Celebrate Anniversary This fall marks 40 years of continuous music making for the Albany Consort. First formed in October 1974 at Christ Church, Albany Street, London, the name moved to the Bay Area along with founder Jonathan Salzedo in 1981. It is really a big umbrella for co-directors Jonathan and his […]

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Calendar: October 13–19, 2014

Wednesday, October 15 San Francisco Recorder Society The San Francisco Chapter ARS regular meeting, Peter Maund, guest conductor. Bring instruments and music stand. $10 playing fee per session may be applied to the $40 annual chapter membership fee. 7:30–9:30 PM Christ Church Lutheran 1090 Quintara Street (at 20th Avenue), San Francisco Information: Florence Kress: 415-731-9709, […]

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Calendar: October 6–12, 2014

Tuesday, October 7 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Louise Carslake. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments. 6:45–9:30 PM Friends Meeting House 890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento. sacrecorders.wordpress.com Wednesday, October 8 Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early […]

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Seeking Great Concerts for SFEMS 40th Anniversary Season

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the Society’s founding, and we are hoping to celebrate with a season worthy of the occasion. SFEMS is currently soliciting proposals for our 2015–16 concert series. We very much want to present the greatest diversity of programs possible, in terms of repertory, historical era, and instrumentation (including voices!). […]

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SFEMS Annual Membership Meeting

Cole Is New SFEMS President. Phillips Reviews Achievements & Challenges The San Francisco Early Music Society held its annual membership meeting at The Musical Offering café and record store on Monday evening, September 22. After a half hour of socializing, lubricated with some excellent Prosecco and double-cream cheeses, the meeting got under way with president John […]

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