Early Music News

CAC Awards Almost Double for Affiliates

The San Francisco Early Music Society is pleased to announce the award of grants from the California Arts Council to seven of our Affiliate groups, almost twice the number who received awards last year. These organizations’ projects embrace...

Back to the 15th Century!

Chivalry Today Educational Program is seeking musicians to be part of a small campus medieval history faire on March 24, 2020. The Chivalry Today Educational Program coordinates multi-station history faire events for middle and high schools...

Where Song Began—Music for Australia

Australia holds a unique and important place in the biological history of our planet. Several important groups of animals arose there, and the continent’s relative isolation allowed their descendants to evolve further and flourish until...

Airs of Caledonia

For our February concert, SFEMS embarks on another journey to the remoter borderlands of early music. One of our most beloved and venerable ensembles, Musica Pacifica (Judith Linsenberg, recorders; Ingrid Matthews, violin; William Skeen, cello;...

A Hike through Germany

Announcing the 2020 SFRS Recorder Workshop! Enrollment is now open for the annual San Francisco Recorder Society workshop. The fantastic team of Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij will once again provide a marvelous day of satisfying music and...

An Austen Afternoon

Glimpses into a family’s musical archive by Nicholas Jones On Sunday, January 19, SFEMS and the California Jazz Conservatory co-present an afternoon salon based on the music of Jane Austen and her family, featuring a few of the songs and piano...

Kindred Spirits

More on Judith Linsenberg’s February 1 MPRO Workshop by Frederic Palmer Finding something that two composers have in common can lead to some interesting and, at times, surprising comparisons. For example, Telemann and Mozart were...

Member and Donor Benefits Clarified

New membership rates in effect January 1 Effective January 1, SFEMS is raising its membership rates for household, youth, and senior members, though not for individuals. The new rates are $65 for household memberships (up from $55), $45 for...

Next SFEMS Board Meeting January 27

SFEMS will hold its next board meeting on Monday, January 27, at Musical Offering Café, 2430 Bancroft Way, in Berkeley. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.  We welcome members’ attendance at board meetings. Anyone interested in coming to the open...

Position Announcement

Communications Manager of the San Francisco Early Music Society About the San Francisco Early Music Society Since 1975, the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) has served the Bay Area’s early music community, promoting historically-informed...

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