Welcome to the San Francisco Early Music Society

Our Mission

The San Francisco Early Music Society is a community-based organization dedicated to increasing public appreciation for historically-informed performance of early music.

The Society emphasizes three areas of activity:

    • Concert presentations of primarily medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music
    • Education programs that encourage the development of amateurs of all ages and increase public involvement and participation, while supporting professionals
    • Services to the community, including communication, outreach, and support for emerging artists
San Francisco Early Music Society

SFEMS Early Music Freelancers' Relief Fund

UPDATED March 26, 2020: Thanks to your generosity, we've raised almost $9,500 in additional relief funds!

As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks an unprecedented financial toll on the world economy, our local early music freelancers have been particularly hit hard.

In response, SFEMS has set up a $10,000 first-come, first-serve relief fund to support our musicians. This fund will provide one-time, $250 grants until money runs out. Please support our musicians in this difficult time!

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