Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
June 3-10, 2012
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"The Berkeley Festival & Exhibition has become a remarkable institution on
the American musical scene."
- The New York Times
A Musical Mosaic
At this year's festival we have a very exciting
Main Stage performance calendar featuring some of the
early music performance ensembles.
The course of western music has been profoundly shaped by encounters of
interspersing peoples—artists, migrants, traders and adventurers—that have
sparked astonishing creativity over the centuries. The 2012 Berkeley Festival
(June 3-10, 2012) celebrates the finest musical fruits of these great cultural
Main Stage tickets are available online from the
BFX 12 Box Office
or by calling 510.642.9988.
Main Stage Festival Highlights
For more detail on the main stage events, including links for easy ticket purchase,
PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE presents NICHOLAS McGEGAN AND DOMINIQUE LABELLE IN RECITAL:
Beethoven Songs and Haydn Trios
CHANTICLEER LOUIS A. BOTTO (LAB) CHOIR, Ben Johns, director, presents
Music of New Spain:
Exploring California’s Missions and Mexico’s Cathedrals
MUSICA PACIFICA presents
300 Years On:
A Dance Collection from the Reign of Louis XIV
AGAVE BAROQUE presents
The Otherworldly Fiddler: the sacred and the profane meet at Heinrich Biber’s
BLUE HERON, Scott Metcalfe, director, presents
Song of Songs/Songs of Love
THE NEW ESTERHÁZY QUARTET presents
Haydn in America—The Moravian Heritage
AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS, Jeffrey Thomas, music director, presents
A Tribute to Laurette Goldberg
VOICES OF MUSIC, Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, directors, present
JORDI SAVALL, REBEC, BOWED LYRE AND REBAB, presents two programs:
A Dialogue of Souls: Orient-Occident and
A Dialogue of Souls: Istanbul
One of the most exciting components of BFX 12 is the Fringe — a series of
self-produced concerts by soloists and ensembles from around the world.
The Fringe concerts are listed on the
calendar of all Berkeley Festival Fringe events.
Also, see the list of
Fringe events by performer. Note that these lists
will be expanding in the coming weeks.
If you are a performer or group interested in listing your Fringe event, here's
how to do it.
The Early Music America (EMA) Conference & Exhibition
Once again, Early Music America
will present their Conference and Exhibition to coincide with the Berkeley Festival.
The "Conference" this year will be the YOUNG PERFORMERS FESTIVAL,
presenting six concerts:
An Exploration of Baroque Music Across Europe
EMA Young Performers Festival for more information.
These concerts all take place at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, with a suggested
donation of $10 at the door.
From Renaissance to Baroque
Alessandro Scarlatti and his circle: cantatas and serenatas
Milk and Honey: Sumptuous Music of the Seventeenth Century
Ars longa, vita brevis or Only the Good Die Young: Music from the Thirty Years War
The Exhibition, June 7-9, 2012,
takes place in the Large and Small Assembly Halls at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley.
Here, the general public can meet publishers, instrument builders, service organizations and
other early music practitioners.
Free and open to the public, the Exhibition is presented by Early Music America.
The Exhibition is open
Thursday, June 7, 12noon-6pm
Friday, June 8, 10am-6pm
Saturday, June 9 , 10am-5pm
The 2012 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, Presented by the San Francisco Early Music
Society, Cal Performances, and Early Music America, in association with:
American Bach Soloists, Agave Baroque, Chanticleer, Musica Pacifica,
New Esterházy Quartet, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Voices of Music
Last updated 03/13/2012.
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