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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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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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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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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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Calendar: February 16–22, 2015

Wednesday, February 18 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   San Francisco Recorder Society Monthly playing session with guest conductor Joyce Johnson Hamilton. […]

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Calendar: February 2–8, 2015

Tuesday, February 3 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Joyce Johnson Hamilton. 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, February 4 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor “The Cousins Bach: […]

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