Early Music News

The Harps in the Trees

The Bay Area’s multi-faceted harpist, teacher, composer, and ensemble director Cheryl Ann Fulton—one of the foremost practitioners of historical harp—was interviewed recently on Angela Mariani’s syndicated early-music program Harmonia. The interview...

SF Choral Artists Going for Baroque

San Francisco Choral Artists, led by Artistic Director Magen Solomon, is one of the Bay Area’s premiere chamber choirs, having largely staked their reputation around the fostering of new music with its numerous world premieres over the years. ...

England’s Orpheus

The SFEMS 2018–19 concert season concludes on Sunday, May 19, with a special performance by acclaimed countertenor Iestyn Davies joined by the brilliant young lutenist Thomas Dunford, dubbed the “Eric Clapton of the lute” (BBC Music Magazine)...

I Maestri Italiani a Vienna

CBS to perform works of Kapellmeisters Bertali and Valentini by Patricia Jennerjohn True to their reputation as “prospectors of Baroque gold,” Artistic Director Paul Flight and the award-winning California Bach Society will perform the...

Joyne Hands

Elizabethan entertainments for mixed consort To make the month of May merrier, SFEMS is delighted to present Antic Faces, a new ensemble featuring well-known Bay Area artists Shira Kammen, violin and viol; Mindy Rosenfeld, flute; David Morris, viol;...

Hard Songs

Tackling Difficulty in Renaissance Music by Jesse Rodin What makes a piece of music difficult? Answers can range all over—from unexpected melodic leaps to technical challenges that arise from bad composing. What’s impossible for me might be a piece...

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