Early Music News

SFEMS Seeks New Board Members

Every year, The San Francisco Early Music Society seeks new members for its Board of Directors. As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, we are seeking board members who are willing to contribute their time, talent, and treasure to maintain and...

Next SFEMS Board Meeting March 21

SFEMS will hold its next board meeting online on Monday, March 21. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM. We welcome current members’ attendance at board meetings. Anyone interested in coming to the open portion of this meeting should contact President...

Martha Blackman (1927–2021)

Wednesday, November 17th marked the passing of the renowned viola da gamba performer and teacher Martha Blackman at the age of 94. Martha was a pioneer in the early music movement in the U.S. and is best known as the first full-time viola da gambist...

Next SFEMS Board Meeting November 15

SFEMS will hold its next board meeting online on Monday, November 15. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM. We welcome current members’ attendance at board meetings. Anyone interested in coming to the open portion of this meeting should contact President...

Remembering Marilyn Marquis (1947–2021)

Longtime early music supporter and former SFEMS board member Marilyn Marquis passed away on Tuesday, October 5, after a brief illness. A longtime faculty member at Las Positas College, Marilyn had moved to Pennsylvania several years ago to live...