SFEMS Concert Series

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...

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...

Bolivian Baroque

Sacred song from the selva SFEMS’ Sunday afternoon series at the California Jazz Conservatory opens on October 20, with a new ensemble “Beneath a Tree” performing some rarely heard music from the Jesuit missions of eastern Bolivia. One of the...

Roses & Almonds

Music of life & love, food & drink, nature & spirituality, adventure & humor The SFEMS concert series resumes the weekend before Thanksgiving with a cornucopia of music from medieval Spain. The concert will be a joint performance by...

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)...

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;...

I Heard a Voice

New College Choir to Perform in Rare Bay Area Appearance SFEMS is delighted to welcome the Choir of New College Oxford in a special, joint presentation with San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. The choir, under the direction of Robert Quinney, will...

iLove baroque

Ensemble Caprice Returns with Musical Love Stories Montreal’s Ensemble Caprice has appeared frequently on the SFEMS concert series over the past 20 years, each time looking at historical music with fresh eyes and performing it with a different...

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