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2013-2014 SFEMS Concert Season
THE NEW MUSIC: Glorious, Impassioned, Outrageous!
". . . such a convincing presentation of 'old music as new music'. . . terrific"
-Early Music (Oxford)
SFEMS' 37th season is a Grand Tour offering front-row seats at Europe's
hottest venues of the 16th-18th centuries: cutting-edge music from the passionate avant-garde of the baroque,
serene echoes of Parnassian perfection from Versailles, the power and glory of the Gabrielis' San Marco, the
ferment of London's cosmopolitan concert scene in Handel's day.
2013-14 Season program list
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Join us for the next concert, featuring
Magnificat, with A Venetian
(single tickets, mini-subscriptions, and flex-passes) are available now
from Arts People (formerly Ticket Turtle)
or from the Box Office by phone, mail, or email.
If you aren't a SFEMS member yet, or if your membership has lapsed,
become a member or renew now. You won't be able to get the member discount unless
your membership is up to date.
See the 2013-14 Concerts page for more detail.
Announcing the Berkeley Festival 2014
The biennial Berkeley Festival and Exhibition will take place June 1-8, 2014.
It's not too soon to make room in your summer calendar for this fabulous week of
and vendor exhibits.
Some of the Main Stage acts have already been booked. See
the latest information as it develops.
Sundays at The Jazzschool
The Jazzschool in Berkeley and The San Francisco Early Music Society have established
an exciting new affiliation that we anticipate will delight both our audience and our
local musicians. Early music lovers and jazz music lovers will
have the opportunity to join together to celebrate the improvisational kinship of the
description of this collaboration
on our blog, and the long article about improvisation in early music in the
SFEMS Summer 2013 Newsletter.
The next event at the Jazzschool is
with Frances Feldon, recorder, and The Galax Quartet
(Elisabeth Blumenstock & David Wilson, violins; Roy Whelden, viola da gamba; and Amy Brodo, violoncello).
“Wingin It” features old and new music (from the early baroque as well as newly-commissioned works)
that is founded in improvisational styles and uses birds and bird calls as its vehicle for musical
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 4:30PM
2087 Addison St., Berkeley
Reservations recommended as space is limited.
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Last updated 11/06/13.