[Reprinted from the San Francisco Bay Area Early Music News, May, 2005] If there is one person who deserves to be called the Great Mother of the Bay Area’s early music community, it has been Laurette Goldberg. By the time of her death on April 3, Laurette’s vision and her work—as teacher, founder and builder […]
Ars Lyrica Houston invited to perform at 2014 Berkeley Early Music Festival The Grammy-nominated early music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston has been invited to perform at the prestigious biennial Berkeley Festival & Exhibition in California, hosted in association with the San Francisco Early Music Society and Early Music America, on June 3, 2014 at 8 […]
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. […]
Kristian Bezuidenhout, a master of a variety of keyboard instruments including the modern piano and the harpsichord, is a nominee for Gramophone Artist of the Year, considered one of the most important worldwide awards for classical musicians. Information and video of Bezuidenhout and the other nine nominees for Gramophone Artist of the Year, along with […]
Bach’s cello suites are particularly well suited to these transcriptions for the German theorbo by master lutenist Hopkinson Smith: the instrument’s longer strings, combined with the full, resonant quality of its dozen double-string courses, allow for a much more satisfying representation of the lower registers than a standard lute could afford, and more ably realise […]
Early Music America will, once again, present the Young Performers Festival June 2-6, 2014 as part of the Berkeley Festival. Click for more information about applying to perform.
The Belgian Ensemble Vox Luminis the 2012 Gramophone “Record of the Year” winner for for their recording of Schütz Musicalische Exequien will be making their national debut on the main-stage of the 2014 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition.