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1629 Venice—Inspiration and Improvisation

The collaboration between SFEMS and the California Jazz Conservatory continues on Sunday, March 8, with a program celebrating the early Venetian baroque as well as International Women’s Day. Passamezzo Moderno (Jonathan Davis, harpsichord and organ; Edwin Huizinga and Adriane Post, violin; and David Granger, dulcian) with guest artists Ondine Young and Alicia Yang, violins; and […]

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The (Un)Broken Consort

For February’s concert in our 2014–15 series, SFEMS is proud to present Dark Horse Consort, comprised of sackbut players Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz and Mack Ramsey, together with cornettists Kiri Tollaksen and Nathaniel Cox (Cox will double on theorbo) and Peter Sykes on harpsichord and organ. Named after the bronze horse statues at Venice’s St. […]

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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: July 27–August 2, 2015

Friday, July 31 Vajra Voices & Shira Kammen, vielle “Music to Celebrate the Divine Feminine” Vajra Voices, Karen Clark, Director, with Shira Kammen, vielle, perform music of Hildegard von Bingen. With support from the Musical Grant Program of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, this concert is the culmination of a week of intense […]

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Calendar: June 15–21, 2015

Tuesday, June 16 Noontime Concerts Liaison (Susie Fong, harpsichord; Hallie Pridham, viola de gamba; and Danielle Reutter-Harrah, mezzo soprano) perform Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, and Motets a voix seule meles de simphonies, Op. 23; and George Frideric Handel, Leffloth viola da gamba Sonata in C Major and the […]

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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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