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Berkeley Festival & Exhibition

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

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After so many cancellations and postponements, we at SFEMS know that you have ve been impatient for news about the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (BFX), one of the largest festivals of its kind and an institution on the early music scene.

While more will be revealed in mid-February, please save June 5–12, 2022 for the 17th biennial, in-person(!) Berkeley Festival & Exhibition. Over the course of eight days, you’ll be treated to a stellar lineup of local, national, and international artists on our concert main stage.

You also won’t want to miss the Exhibition & Marketplace, a three-day bazaar featuring dozens of national and international makers and sellers of historical instruments, music scores, books, and paraphernalia, as well as abundant information for all early music lovers.

We are also excited to present the Fringe, a series of independently-produced concerts by soloists and ensembles from around the world.

Among our several partners for the festival will include Early Music America, the premier service organization for historically informed performance in North America. In particular, we welcome the return of the Young Performers Festival and the Emerging Artists Showcase.

Main stage details and ticketing will be available in mid-Feburary.

Visit the Berkley Festival & Exhibition page for more detail of what a festival has to offer.