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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Farallon Recorder Quartet is a California based early music group that brings the music of the medieval, Renaissance, baroque and modern eras to today’s audiences with polish, verve, and precision. They employ a fascinating array of recorder sizes ranging from 6 inches to 6 feet tall, modeled after medieval, Renaissance and baroque originals. Their most […]
Upcoming on the SFEMS Series February 28, March 1, March 2: QUICKSILVER View the program Buy tickets Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver brings together leading historically-informed performers in America today. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres” (Early Music America) and praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (New […]
Early Music Rock Stars’ make their West Coast debut when SFEMS presents the acclaimed chamber group Quicksilver, called “rock stars within the early music-scene.” Watch them in concert.