THE 2015/2016 SEASON

The Berkeley Festival & Exhibition

2016bfxBrochurecover-663x1024-1This 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.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.
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2015-2016 Concert Season

—Masters of Early Music—

40th Anniversary

For the past four decades, SFEMS has shown the Bay Area the best of what early music can be. Anonymous 4, Benjamin Bagby, Frans Brüggen, Concerto Palatino, Fretwork, Laurette Goldberg, Hilliard Ensemble, John Holloway, Emma Kirkby & Anthony Rooley, Wieland Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt, PAN, Joshua Rifkin, Jordi Savall, and Max Van Egmond are among hundreds of artists we have presented, many in regional or even national debuts. The tradition continues this season—masters of the art from around the US and abroad bring to life music of the masters, from Dufay to Monteverdi to Bach.

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October 23/24/25, 2015
ARCHETTI with DEBRA NAGY, OBOE
Bach and Handel: Concerti for Oboe and Strings

Carla Moore & John Dornenburg, Co-directors
Carla Moore, Jolie Einem, David Wilson, and Alicia Yang, violin; Kati Kyme, viola; Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, cello; John Dornenburg, violone; Davitt Moroney, harpsichord; with Debra Nagy, oboe

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Debra Nagy photo: Sheila Newbery

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November 20/21/22, 2015
BALTIMORE CONSORT
The Food of Love: Songs, Dances, and Fancies for Shakespeare

Mary Anne Ballard, viols; Mark Cudek, cittern & bass viol; Larry Lipkis, bass viol, recorder, krummhorn & gemshorn; Ronn McFarlane, lute; Mindy Rosenfeld, flutes, fifes, bagpipes & krummhorn; Danielle Svonavec, soprano

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Photo: Jim Skaggs

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December 11/12/13, 2015
MAGNIFICAT, Warren Stewart, Director
J.S. Bach: Mass for Advent

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January 29/30/31, 2016
QUICKSILVER
The (Very) First Viennese School

Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, Co-directors
Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violin; Greg Ingles, trombone; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; David Morris, viola da gamba; Avi Stein, harpsichord & organ; Charles Weaver, theorbo & baroque guitar

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Photo: Ian Douglas

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February 19/20/21, 2016
ENSEMBLE CAPRICE
Salsa Baroque: Music of Latin America and Spain

Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, recorder & traverso; David Jacques, baroque guitar; Susie Napper, cello;
Ziya Tabassian, percussion

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Photo: Bill Blackstone

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March 11/12/13, 2016
INFUSION BAROQUE
Rebels and Rivalries

Alexa Raine-Wright, traverso & recorder; Sallynee Amawat, violin; Camille Paquette-Roy, cello; Rona Nadler, harpsichord

INFUSION BAROQUE FLOOR GROUP LATEST REWORK FINAL

Photo: Paulo Santos

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April 10, 2016
STILE ANTICO
Special Appearance, One Performance!

Sacred Or Profane?
The Sensual Made Spiritual In the Renaissance

Stile Antico 2010Photo: Marco Borggreve

STILE ANTICO
Photo: Marco Borggreve

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