SFEMS Concert Series

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;...

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...

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;...

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