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“The Berkeley Festival & Exhibition has become a remarkable institution on the American musical scene.”                  
— The New York Times

The 2014 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition

June 1 – 8, 2014
Berkeley, California, USA

THE MAIN STAGE

The 2014 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition will feature fourteen main stage performances, including the American debut of Belgian Ensemble Vox Luminis, winners of Gramophone‘s “Recording of the Year,” and the Berkeley Festival debut of Ars Lyrica Houston We are also proud to present some of the most renowned Bay Area early music groups including the Philharmonia Chamber Players, with guest harpsichord soloist Kristian Bezuidenhout, and Magnificat.  Additionally, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Hopkinson Smith will be giving solo recitals. View the complete main stage listing

 Download the complete festival brochure

ONLINE TICKET SALES:

Tickets for Main Stage concerts are on sale now!
View BFX Ticket Information, or go directly to the purchasing site.

FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE:

—The BFX Box Office will be open every Festival day—Sunday, June 1 through Sunday, June 8—from 10 AM to 3 PM (1PM-3PM on June 1) in the lobby of Berkeley’s First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, lobby entrance on Dana Street near Durant.

—Additionally, 45 minutes before each of the 14 Main Stage concerts, staff will be on hand at the concert venue to sell tickets to that concert and as well as Festival Readers.

THE READER: The Indispensable Guide to a Remarkable Week

2014 BFX READERWhen you arrive at the Festival, one of the first things to do is pick up a copy of the 2014 Berkeley Festival and Exhibition Reader (available for $5 at the box office or at the Musical Offering starting May 31st.) This beautiful and informative guidebook offers you—all in one place—everything you need to know to get maximum enjoyment from our week-long musical banquet. Read more

Included in the READER

—A compendium of Main Stage performances listed by date, with full concert programs, extensive program notes, artists’ biographies, and complete texts and translations of sung works.
—A comprehensive guide to EMA’s Young Performers Festival.
—A complete listing of Exhibition & Marketplace vendors including detailed contact information.
—A Fringe Festival Companion: performers, their programs, dates, times, venues, and ticket prices.

Buy now or directly from one of several locations during festival week:

—The box office located in the lobby of First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way (entrance on Dana Street, near Durant).
—The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, between Dana and Telegraph Avenues.
—From one of our roving Reader sellers at Fringe concerts and other Festival events all week long.

THE EXHIBITION & MARKETPLACE

Concurrently, you are invited to attend the Early Music America (EMA)-hosted Exhibition showcasing instruments, music, accessories, recordings, and publications.

THE EMA YOUNG PERFORMERS FESTIVAL

Early Music America (EMA) will present its fourth Young Performers Festival, Wednesday–Friday, June 4–6 at the Festival. Because EMA recognizes that the future of early music rests in the hands of today’s young artists and the institutions that shape them, it offers this series of six one-hour daytime concerts by major university and conservatory early music ensembles.

THE FRINGE

In addition to the richness of the main stage performances and the EMA Exhibition, the Berkeley Festival experience is further enriched by the full schedule of fringe concerts. Soloists and ensembles from the Bay Area and around the world are presenting more than fifty additional exciting early-music performances.

The 2012 FRINGE festival featured a wide variety of musical activities and included something for every taste, from chamber to choral concerts; from a recorder relay to a Marais-a-thon; from medieval songs to Classical quartets. There were solo concerts featuring lutes, harpsichords, and singers, and ensemble concerts featuring recorders, viols, and various mixed groups.

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THE 2014 BERKELEY FESTIVAL & EXHIBITION IS PRESENTED BY
THE SAN FRANCISCO EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY AND EARLY MUSIC AMERICA

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