- This June, renowned artists from Europe, Canada, the East Coast, and our own great community converge on Berkeley to perform and join their talents in entirely new and exciting ways.
The Festival is eight days filled with concerts, lectures, masterclasses, meetings, exhibits, films, and festivities.
The Festival box office is open. Make your reservations now for the best seats, and take advantage of multi-concert and membership discounts.
- And be sure to visit the Berkeley Festival website, where you can read detailed, and continually updated information about this June’s programs and artists as well as order tickets now for all main stage events.Click here to download a copy of the Festival brochureComplete Main Stage Schedule
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The Jazzschool in Berkeley and The San Francisco Early Music Society have established an exciting affiliationthat delights both our audience and our local musicians. Early music lovers and jazz music lovers join together to celebrate the improvisational kinship of the two genres. The Jazzschool offers a casual and intimate environment where the audience can enjoy a light meal cafe and sip a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while enjoying the concert.
The Berkeley Festival & Exhibition is co-produced by The San Francisco Early Music Society and Early Music America and was conceived of and founded by Robert Cole, then Director of Cal Performances, and the late Joseph Spencer, proprietor of the Musical Offering and then SFEMS president. Over the years, the Festival has presented unique and amazing events: Mark Morris Dance Group’s interpretation of Rameau’s Platée; Le Carousel du Roi, featuring dressage horses and riders executing elaborate ballets from seventeenth-century France accompanied by shawms and sackbuts in their natural setting (outdoors); and the North American premiere of a longlost Mass by Alessandro Striggio for 40 and 60 voices.