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Music in the Garden of Delight

The collaboration between SFEMS and the California Jazz Conservatory resumes on Sunday, January 11, 2015, with the return of Flauti Diversi, performing an unusual program entitled “Music in the Garden of Delight: The Kinship of Medieval Dance and Arabic Music.” Flauti Diversi (Frances Feldon, recorders/flute; Gary Haggerty, oud; Sarah Michael, kanun; Roy Whelden, vielle; and […]

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How 15th-c. Composers Transformed the Prosaic into the Sublime

A Musical Trinity: Three Types of Love Songs in One by Adam Gilbert Invoking the time honored trinity of Virgilian styles, the 15th-century theorist and  composer, Johannes Tinctoris, listed three different types of songs: Cantus magnus (“grand song”) referred to the Mass. Cantus mediocris (medium song) referred to the Motet. The third genre, cantus parvus (“little song”), […]

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Calendar: December 1–7, 2014

Tuesday, December 2 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Jerry Schwartz. 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, December 3 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor “A Joyous Christmas: Vivaldi […]

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Calendar: November 17–23, 2014

Wednesday, November 19 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 Letitia Berlin. New […]

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Calendar: November 10–16, 2014

Monday, November 10 San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed, Directors Conservatory Baroque Ensemble performs arias and ensemble pieces seldom-performed early Mozart operas, including La finta semplice, Bastien und Bastienne, Mitridate, Ascanio in Alba, Lucio Silla, and La finta giardiniera. 8 PM Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music 50 […]

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MPRO’s December Concert

From Franco-Flemish Love Song to Swedish Children’s Television On Saturday, December 6, the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra will present a concert at Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley Street in Palo Alto, starting at 2:00 p.m. The program will feature settings of “Farewell my love” by Francisco Guerrero and Josquin des Pres, an arrangement for recorders of the theme […]

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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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“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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Calendar: October 27–November 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 29 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   Friday, October 31 San Francisco Renaissance Voices “In Memoriam: The Best of the […]

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Calendar: October 20–26, 2014

Monday, October 20 Stanford University Music Department Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord, performs “Tender and Passionate Gestures.” Program features music by D’Anglebert, Bach, Froberger and Couperin. 7:30 PM Memorial Church, Stanford University Tickets available at the door $15 general/$10 student/senior   Wednesday, October 22 UC Berkeley Music Department Noon Concert: Baroque Ensemble, John Dornenburg and Carla Moore, co-directors. Students […]

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