Early Music News

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...

Passions of the Pavan

Seven Tunes for Seven Tears — Plumbing the Depths of Dowland The SFEMS concert series resumes the weekend of January 10–12 with an appearance by Canada’s premier viol consort, Les Voix Humaines (Mélisande Corriveau, Margaret Little, Felix Deak...

Berlin Offers New Classes in 2020

Tish Berlin continues to offer new classes for recorder players as well as other early instrumentalists and singers. She will be offering three new classes in January and February. The classes take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from January 8...

Kindred Spirits

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra will present a workshop directed by Judith Linsenberg entitled, “Kindred Spirits/Comparing the music of interesting pairs of composers from the Renaissance to the present...

Rejoice, Greatly!

It is always a treat when our concert series presents the splendor of a full baroque chamber orchestra, and our December presentation—a one-time-only event on Friday evening, December 13—will be something special, featuring one of the first and most...

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