Early Music News

Community Recorder Ensemble

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View is creating a new, community recorder ensemble. The ensemble will meet on Saturdays, 3:00–4:00 p.m., February 8–June 6, at the Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. The instructor...

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...

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