Early Music News

President’s Speech from 2020 Annual Meeting

On Sunday, September 13, the San Francisco Early Music Society held its annual membership meeting—our first such gathering online—with over 40 in attendance. Highlights included a performance by Calextone, our newest affiliate, and a celebration...

Our Community Remembers Susan Hedges

For many years, Susan Hedges served as the face and voice of SFEMS, greeting concert patrons and answering phone calls with a warmth and enthusiasm that drew many into our early music community. On Thursday, August 27, following complications from a...

Remembering Susan Hedges (1945–2020)

Letting the Music Do its Work by Jonathan Harris Susan Sheppard Hedges, longtime administrator for the San Francisco Early Music Society, passed away on Thursday, August 27, following complications from a stroke she suffered this past March...

Next SFEMS Board Meeting August 17

SFEMS will hold its next board meeting online on Monday, August 17. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.  We welcome current members’ attendance at board meetings. Anyone interested in coming to the open portion of this meeting should contact President...

In Memoriam: Bill McClung

Bill in his element, sitting in front of the cafe. We mourn the death of Bill McClung, a founder and general partner of University Press Books (UPB) and The Musical Offering Cafe. Bill’s passing comes shortly after the closure of UPB’s...