2018/19 CONCERT SEASON

Announcing The 2018/19 SFEMS Concert Season
—Voices Shaping Time—

Love, longing, joy, anger, memory, melancholy, hope . . .

These are life’s gifts that make up the human experience. Throughout history, music has given voice to our passions and desires, our work and celebration, our hopes and fears, interpreting and enriching our worlds and shaping time.  The human voice is our first and most perfect, personal, and expressive instrument, the one all others strive to imitate. Through music, our voices have spread the words of history, expressed our deepest passions and devotions, sung the world, and sung our souls to the world. There is no more powerful way to enter another age and know our forebears’ lives, minds and hearts than through their song, hearing how they shaped time with their voices.


October 12/13/14, 2018
EL MUNDO
Kingdoms of Castile

EL MUNDO: Jennifer Kampani and Nell Snaidas, sopranos; Paul Shipper, bass, guitar & percussion; Adam Lamotte and Lisa Grodin, violins; William Skeen, cello; Corey Jamason, harpsichord; Richard Savino, guitar, theorbo, director

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November 30/December 1/2, 2018
CAPPELLA SF
Neither from Heaven nor from Earth: Works of Schütz, Josquin, Couperin, and Allegri

CAPPELLA SF, Ragnar Bohlin, Director

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January 11/12/13, 2019
ARS LYRICA HOUSTON
Semper Phantasticus!

ARS LYRICA HOUSTON: Matthew Dirst, Director; Elizabeth Blumenstock, baroque violin; Mary Springfels, viola da gamba; Matthew Dirst, harpsichord

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February 8/9/10, 2019
CUT CIRCLE
To Love Another: Sacred and Secular music from the late 15th and early 16th centuries

CUT CIRCLE: Jesse Rodin, Director; Jonas Budris, Carolann Buff, Bradford Gleim, Lawrence Jones, Clare McNamara, Steven Soph, Sumner Thompson, Paul Max Tipton

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April 12/13/14, 2019
ENSEMBLE CAPRICE
Lovestories: Great composers and their loved ones

ENSEMBLE CAPRICE: Matthias Maute, recorder/flute; Sophie Larivière, recorder/flute; Susan Napper, cello; David Jacques, baroque guitar; Ziya Tabassian, percussion

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May 10/11/12, 2019
ANTIC FACES
Joyne Hands: Elizabethan entertainments for mixed consort

ANTIC FACES: Shira Kammen, violin; Mindy Rosenfeld, flute; David Morris, viola da gamba; John Lenti, theorbo; Julie Jeffrey, viola da gamba; Peter Hallifax, viola da gamba

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SFEMS SPECIAL EVENTS—One Performance Only

Saturday, March 16, 2019
MUSICIANS FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MOON FESTIVAL
The Multifaceted Brahms

MUSICIANS FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MOON FESTIVAL: Emily Marvosh, contralto; Sadie Glass, natural horn; Ian Swensen and Bettina Mussumeli, violin; Jodi Levitz, viola; Tanya Tomkins, cello; Eric Zivian, fortepiano

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Monday, April 8, 2019
THE CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE OXFORD
I Heard a Voice: Palestrina, Victoria, Josquin, Guerrero, Lamb, Ludford, Taverner, Sheppard, and Tallis

THE CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE OXFORD, Robert Quinney, Director

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Sunday, May 19, 2019
IESTYN DAVIES, Countertenor and THOMAS DUNFORD, Lute
England’s Orpheus: Dowland, Purcell, and Handel

 

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