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SFEMS Workshops and Children’s Education

by Suzanne Siebert SFEMS has promoted the education of children in period music over the years. Among these activities for children’s education have been the Music Discovery week-long workshops held summers for children about 8 to 14. Tish Berlin has been the Director of this workshop for many years. My granddaughters Lucy and Sandra spent […]

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Something Old, Something New

The Transition from Renaissance to Baroque John Prescott, Ph.D., will present an entirely new early music course this coming month, from Monday, August 11, through Friday, August 15. The five-day lecture series once again will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman Street in Berkeley, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Dr. Prescott’s lectures have become […]

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Calendar: July 7–13, 2014

Tuesday, July 8 SFEMS Recorder Workshop Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Louise Carslake, Cléa Galhano, Rotem Gilbert, Nina Stern, Anne Timberlake, Hanneke van Proosdij, with Katherine Heater (harpsichord) and David Morris (viola da gamba). 7:30 PM St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue) No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully […]

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Calendar: June 30–July 6, 2014

Tuesday, July 1 SFEMS Recorder Workshop Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Vicki Boeckman, Rotem Gilbert, Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, Farley Pearce (viola da gamba), Hanneke van Proosdij, and Katherine Heater (harpsichord). 7:30 PM St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue) No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully accepted! recorderworkshop@sfems.org Friday, […]

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Calendar: June 23–29, 2014

Monday, June 23 Prescott Lectures John Prescott, Ph.D., presents a series of talks on “Versailles, Paris and Beyond: the Glories of French Baroque Music.” Day 1: “Le Chambre du Roi: Intimacy and Intensity in French Baroque Chamber Music” 9:30 AM to Noon St. Mary Magdalene Church 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley $20 per session, $85/$80 full […]

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Calendar: June 16–22, 2014

Monday, June 16 SFEMS Classical Workshop Informal performances of works by both famous and lesser known composers from the Classical era. The public is encouraged to attend. Concerts take place in the beautiful and acoustically perfect Chapel at the St. Albert’s Priory in the friendly and safe Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. We hope you will join […]

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Music Discovery Workshop—A Summer Day Camp for Youngsters 7–15

St. Mary Magdalen and the School of the Madeleine, Berkeley, CA (June 22–27) by Letitia Berlin, Music Discovery Workshop Director We’re looking forward to another wonderful week at the Music Discovery Workshop this June! We’ll be back at the School of the Madeleine in North Berkeley, with our gifted Discovery faculty. Come join us for […]

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Does The Sun King Really Support Music Education?

John Prescott, Ph.D., who gives pre-concert music lectures, workshops, discussions, and seminars on classical music, will present a five-day lecture course (9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday June 23 through Friday June 27) on the glories of French baroque music, “Versailles, Paris and Beyond.” This course for interested adults will be held in conjunction with the […]

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SFEMS Baroque Workshop — Venice and its Music

SFEMS Baroque Workshop – 2014 Features Venetian Influences! The San Francisco Early Music Society’s Summer Baroque Workshop has been providing amateur and pre-professional musicians with expert guidance, motivation, skills, and the means to achieve and experience artistic excellence for over thirty years. Our participants come from all walks of life and a variety of career […]

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