Farallon’s Amaryllis

SFEMS’s regular concert season concludes the weekend of March 14–16 with the concert series debut of the Farallon Quartet, Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Louise Carslake, recorders. Recognized for their sensuous blend and warm tone, Farallon is acknowledged to be one of the finest professional recorder ensembles in the United States today. Early […]

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Register Now for SFEMS 2014 Summer Workshops!

A Millennium of Music in Six Weeks Since its founding in 1975, the San Francisco Early Music Society has recognized music education—of both amateurs and professionals—as a central part of our mission to support and build public appreciation for historically-informed performance of early music. For the past 35 years SFEMS has offered one of the […]

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Jewish Music of the Baroque

  150 Years in France, Italy, and Holland  Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra, directed by Daniel Canosa, will present Jewish Music of the Baroque, featuring works by Abraham de Caceres, Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti, Louis Saladin, Antonio Brioschi, Carlo Grossi, Salomono Rossi, and Volunio Gallichi. These works, setting Hebrew texts, were written by Jewish […]

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About Farallon Recorder Quartet & Guests

Farallon Recorder Quartet is a California based early music group that brings the music of the medieval, Renaissance, baroque and modern eras to today’s audiences with polish, verve, and precision. They employ a fascinating array of recorder sizes ranging from 6 inches to 6 feet tall, modeled after medieval, Renaissance and baroque originals. Their most […]

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Meet Quicksilver

Upcoming on the SFEMS Series February 28, March 1, March 2: QUICKSILVER View the program Buy tickets Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver brings together leading historically-informed performers in America today. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres” (Early Music America) and praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (New […]

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Robert Cole Returns to BFX

Robert Cole returns to Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Jesse Hamlin Published 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Robert Cole: Early-music maven, formerly of Cal Performances, goes back to Berkeley festival he founded.   Robert Cole was into early classical music way before period instruments and Baroque ensembles began cropping up at American conservatories and colleges in the 1990s. […]

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SFCV Concert Previews Quicksilver

Early Music Rock Stars’ Make Their Debut Here By Janos Gereben San Francisco Early Music Society presents the West Coast debut of the acclaimed chamber group Quicksilver, called “rock stars within the early music-scene.” The Huffington Post named Quicksilver’s 2011 recording, Stile Moderno: New Music from the Seventeenth Century Breakthrough Album of the Year. During […]

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Magnificat Among The Most Memorable of 2013

December 25, 2013 The Memorable Concerts of 2013 Stephen Smoliar SF Classical Music Examiner I seem to have come to compiling my review of the year 2013 later than I did last year. This was not a problem of procrastination but of the fact that December turned out to be a very active month this […]

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