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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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Laudami Ensemble performs Sunday at the CJC

SFEMS’s presenting partnership with the California Jazz Conservatory (formerly The JazzSchool) explores the common threads that link early music and jazz in an intimate, informal setting. The concert series continues this Sunday, November 9, with the Laudami Ensemble. This concert will highlight the lavish ornaments and spirited variations of the French chaconne, one of the […]

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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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MP at the CJC

Improvisation in the Baroque The California Jazz Conservatory (CJC, formerly the JazzSchool), and The San Francisco Early Music Society have established an exciting affiliation that delights both our audience and our local musicians. Early music lovers and jazz music lovers join together to celebrate the improvisational kinship of the two genres. CJC offers a casual […]

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Calendar: September 8–14, 2014

Friday, September 12 South Bay Recorder Society Monthly meeting, guest conductor Shira Kammen. New members and guests welcome. 7:30–10 PM First Congregational Church of San Jose 1980 Hamilton Ave (at Leigh), San Jose 408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.com Saturday, September 13 New Esterházy Quartet “Opera Gala” Season Opener, held at a private home in Berkeley. Please contact NEQ […]

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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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Farallon’s Amaryllis

SFEMS’s regular concert season concludes the weekend of March 14–16 with the concert series debut of the Farallon Quartet, Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Louise Carslake, recorders. Recognized for their sensuous blend and warm tone, Farallon is acknowledged to be one of the finest professional recorder ensembles in the United States today. Early […]

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