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From Madrigal to Opera: Music and Poetry in 16th-century Italy

The madrigal was to Monteverdi what the symphony was to Haydn and the string quartet was to Beethoven: a form of endless inventiveness and a crucible of experimentation. Inexorably bound to the vital tradition of Petrarchan lyric poetry, the madrigal was where Italian composers developed their craft and pushed the boundaries of music as an […]

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Workshop Events Open to the Public

This week’s SFEMS Baroque Workshop at Sonoma State University features several events open to the public. The real treat will be the Workshop Faculty Concert, “Water – Music’s Elixir,” taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University. Performers include Rita Lilly (soprano), Aaron Sheehan (tenor), […]

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Mozart’s Grand Tour

John Prescott, Ph.D., will present another in his series of early music lecture courses in May—an entirely new series focusing on Mozart’s grand tour as a wunderkind, from 1763–66. The course runs Monday, May 1, through Friday, May 5, from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon, at St. Mary Magdalene (Norton Hall), 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. […]

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1517, Music from a Watershed Year

The SFEMS Medieval Renaissance Summer Workshop presents its 2017 Collegium on the quincentenary of one of more significant years in western cultural history. This special collegium, which supports the Summer Workshop, and in particular its scholarship programs, will take place Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church […]

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Make a Joyful Noise!

Concerted Vocal Works from Italy & Germany at the Baroque Collegium Musicum The SFEMS Summer Baroque Worshop holds its winter collegium musicum next month, on Saturday, Feburary 25, at the Eden United Church of Christ, 21455 Birch Street in Hayward. Linda Pearse leads the collegium, which will explore the stylistic changes and compositional developments that […]

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Calendar: June 20–26, 2016

Wednesday, June 22 SFEMS Baroque Workshop “Wars, Conquests, and Beheadings—Court Music in England, France, Germany and Italy” Workshop Faculty Concert featuring Rita Lilly (soprano), Drew Minter (countertenor), Bruce Dickey (cornetto), Nathaniel Cox (cornetto), Linda Pearse (bass sackbut), Clea Galhano (recorder), Anna Marsh (bassoon), Sand Dalton (oboe), Sandra Miller (traverso), David Wilson (Baroque violin), William Skeen […]

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Recorder Faculty

Rotem Gilbert, Workshop Co-Director, Recorder Hanneke van Proosdij, Workshop Co-Director, Recorder Miyo Aoki, Recorder Matthias Maute, Recorder Mark Davenport, Recorder Derek Tam, Recorder Vicki Boeckman, Recorder Inga Funck, Recorder Rotem Gilbert, Workshop Co-Director, weeks I and II Recorder player Rotem Gilbert is a native of Haifa, Israel and a founding member of Ciaramella, an ensemble […]

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SFEMS Announces 2016 Summer Workshops

SFEMS has just published the dates, locations, and themes for our 2016 Summer Workshops! Perhaps the most important news this year is that, for the first time, all of our workshops will be located conveniently in Oakland and Berkeley. The major change is that our Baroque Workshop will be hosted at Holy Names University in […]

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