Who are we?
Since 1975 the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) has presented
high quality concerts, up-to-date publications, and some of the best education programs
available anywhere. All this has contributed to the Bay Area’s reputation as one of
America’s leading centers for the performance of early music. Find out more
about SFEMS, and how you can
become a member.
What does SFEMS do?
SFEMS produces at least
six major chamber concerts annually and maintains a
special commitment to locally-based performers and ensembles.
SFEMS offers one of the most comprehensive summer early music programs in the
United States, led by a faculty of international artists in residence.
Medieval and Renaissance,
offer instrumental and vocal master classes, lectures, coached ensembles,
and recitals and provide opportunities for musicians and dancers at a
variety of levels to improve their ensemble skills, performance techniques,
and teaching abilities.
Music Discovery Workshop
Music Discovery Workshop is a day camp
- Berkeley Festival & Exhibition
Every other year, SFEMS co-produces a week-long festival of early music in the Bay
Area, usually in the first week of June.
"The Berkeley Festival & Exhibition has become a remarkable institution on the
American musical scene." - The New York Times
Read about the Berkeley Festival 2012. Start planning now for the
next Berkeley Festival, June 1-8, 2014.
SFEMS maintains a directory of early music in the Bay
Area, including concert series and festivals, instrument makers, music societies, performing groups, performers and teachers, publishers, stores and services, and schools and workshops.
Since 1980 SFEMS has assisted groups that share the Society's commitments to music for educational purposes, artistic excellence, a historically informed approach, and operation on a not-for-profit basis.
SFEMS publishes a monthly newsletter with articles about local events and groups, and a complete calendar of early music concerts. Past newsletters are
available for downloading in PDF format.
- Other early music links
- Locations of SFEMS events
about us, including our history and organization
You too can support early music in the Bay Area.
Become a member of SFEMS today!
Donate to SFEMS.
Online ordering from SFEMS via Arts People (formerly Ticket Turtle)
If this is the first time you have used Arts People (or Ticket Turtle) for SFEMS tickets,
memberships, donations, or workshop enrollment, we suggest you
read this first to help demystify the process.
For further information, contact the San Francisco Early Music Society:
|Telephone: || 510-528-1725
|Mail: || P.O. Box 27495, San Francisco, CA 94127-0495
|E-mail: || email@example.com
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