Snapshots | Our Digital Season

While we are so eager to return safely to live performances, we believe that moving forward entails continued investment in digital programming to connect to our newly-formed virtual community, consisting of early music lovers near and far.

Therefore, for the first time, we’ll be presenting “Snapshots,” a concurrent digital season that provides a unique perspective on our in-person events. Even if you’re planning to attend our live performances, you won’t want to miss this extra opportunity to savor more wonderful music.

For each of our main stage events in the 2021–22 season, we’ll be producing a separate video program, featuring interviews, bonus tracks, and other exclusive insights into our artists and their music. These materials will be sent to ticket buyers soon after the performances, usually within a week or two.

While each program will be released individually, save yourself time and money by purchasing the whole “Snapshots” season now! If you are part of a household, you’ll only need to buy one “Snapshot” package for your entire family.

Purchase full season

$60 general|$45 members (discount applied after log in)

Individual Snapshots Now Available!

Purchase individual Snapshots

Individual “Snapshots” range from $10-$15—here’s what currently available on demand!

The Mixed Style: Learn about how composers like Bach, Telemann, and Couperin reconciled the French and Italian musical styles! Featuring performances from The Paris Quartet’s performances in October 2021.

Sanctuary Salon Concert (rec. Nov. 2021): Enjoy performances from three Bay Area ensembles—The Bertamo Trio, Harmonia Felice, and the Valley of the Moon Music Festival—as well as musicians from the Junior Bach Festival. Recorded live at First Congregational Church of Berkeley.

The Aulos Ensemble: Enjoy an exclusive interview between Aulos oboist Marc Schachman and SFEMS Executive Director Derek Tam about the group’s history, featuring archival photos. This “Snapshot” also includes excerpts from Aulos’s final performance after five decades of performing together, including French musettes, rigaudons and tambourins, as well as a trio of Bach arias featuring the renowned soprano Julianne Baird.

Profeti della Quinta: Enjoy excerpts from Profeti’s concert in Grace Cathedral, The Story of the Italian Madrigal: Music from the Renaissance—From Rore to Monteverdi!

AGAVE: Enjoy excerpts from AGAVE’s February 2022 program, “Bach: All in the Family,” as well as additional excerpts from a special program featuring the works of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, “Unchained Harmony”!