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Calendar: May 26–June 1, 2014

Saturday, May 31 Albany Consort Season Gala featuring celebratory music of Purcell and Bach. Following the success of last year’s informal fundraiser gala concert on the Immanuel series, the Albany Consort brings you a preview of its Berkeley Festival offerings. Repertoire draws on the Purcell program, and also includes works by Bach, featuring virtuoso cellist […]

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SFEMS Brings Bezuidenhout to Berkeley

Bezuidenhout’s Debuts Expound Mozart’s Piano, Bach’s Harpsichord “The finest living exponent of the fortepiano” —The Herald   “Bezuidenhout is a prince of the fortepiano, making it sing in melodic phrases as no other practitioner of this intractable instrument has done in my experience.”  —The London Times This year’s Berkeley Festival Main Stage will be rich […]

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Two SFEMS Workshop Directors Honored By EMA

Early Music America has just announced the recipients of its annual awards for 2014. Winners of this year’s Thomas Binkley Award for outstanding achievements in scholarship and performance are Rotem and Adam Gilbert. The Gilberts have enriched the Bay Area’s early music community in countless ways. Both have been beloved members of our faculty for […]

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Download the 2014 Berkeley Festival Brochure Now!

The biennial Berkeley Festival and Exhibition—a week-long musical banquet sponsored by SFEMS and Early Music America—is less than two months away!  This year’s Festival offers a very full eight days of concerts. Fourteen Main Stage events exploring and celebrating our musical heritage, from the joy and poignancy of medieval song and dance to the intricate depths […]

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Robert Cole Returns to BFX

Robert Cole returns to Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Jesse Hamlin Published 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Robert Cole: Early-music maven, formerly of Cal Performances, goes back to Berkeley festival he founded.   Robert Cole was into early classical music way before period instruments and Baroque ensembles began cropping up at American conservatories and colleges in the 1990s. […]

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