Sunday–Saturday, June 23–29

SFEMS Classical Workshop
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Faculty from the esteemed New Esterházy Quartet will focus on chamber music skills in this intensive one-week seminar on Classical performance practice. Participants will learn period-appropriate styles of articulation, bowing, fingering and phrasing. Workshop pitch will be at “Viennese,” A=430hz and participants will have the opportunity to try Classical style bows and strings. Music will include Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, as well as the works of lesser-known but equally-talented composers. Faculty: Kati Kyme, Violin and Director; Lisa Weiss, Violin; Anthony Martin, Viola and Violin; William Skeen, Violoncello and Director.
St. Albert’s Priory
5890 Birch Court, Oakland.
$595
www.sfems.org/cla13.shtml, classicalworkshop@sfems.org or 510-517-0692

SFEMS Medieval & Renaissance Workshop
Zajac, Tom 2008 - 3“Stories and Legends.” Week-long workshop features ensemble classes for voices, recorders and early winds, viols, medieval and Renaissance strings, and percussion. Ensemble coaching, Renaissance collegium, faculty and student concerts, lectures and more. Director: Tom Zajac. Faculty: Mary Springfels, viola da gamba; Rotem Gilbert, recorder; Shira Kammen, vielle and medieval music, music for story telling; Tim Rayborn, medieval strings, music for story-telling; Cheryl Ann Fulton, historic harps; Karen Clark and Eric Mentzel, voice; Peter Maund, percussion; Tom Zajac, all-workshop Collegium; Jordan Sramek, theater project; Anna Mansbridge, historic dance; Jeff Raz, story telling and theater arts; Greg Ingles, loud band.
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.
$595
www.sfems.org/med13.shtml, 617-323-0617, medrenworkshop@sfems.org

SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop
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“Alcina and Ruggiero: Sorceress and Knight. summer day camp for kids ages 7–15. Campers explore early music and history through instrument class, ensembles, dance, and an all-workshop theater project. Our focus this summer is on Handel’s England, and our theater project is the tale of the sorceress Alcina and the knight Ruggiero, with music by Handel, Francesca Caccini, and others. Workshop Director: Letitia Berlin; Faculty: Louise Carslake, recorder; Tish Berlin, musicianship; Shula Kleinerman, theater project and dance; Carla Moore, violin and viola; Farley Pearce, cello and viola da gamba; Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord.
9AM–3PM daily.
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street, Berkeley.
$490
www.sfems.org/MDWBrochure13.pdf, 510-882-1169; discoveryworkshop@sfems.org

 Monday, June 24

SFEMS John Prescott Lectures for adults
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“Vivaldi and the Venetians: Baroque Music in the Serene Republic,” a lecture series in conjunction with the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop. This class will explore the music of Antonio Vivaldi and its rich Venetian roots. No previous musical experience necessary. Register for either the full course ($85/$80 SFEMS members) or for individual days ($20 each).
Day 1: “La Serenissima: Venetian music of the early and middle Baroque”
9:30AM–Noon
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street, Berkeley.
Registration form: www.sfems.org/prescott13.shtml. Information: 510-843-2425, Suzannesiebert@gmail.com
The Prescott lectures support the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop, a children’s day camp

SFEMS Medieval-Renaissance Workshop
Concert by Tim Rayborn: “The Far Famed Ones: Poetry and Music of the Vikings”
7:30PM
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.

Tuesday, June 25

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see June 24).
Day 2: “Vivaldi the violinist: the glories of Vivaldi’s instrumental music”
9:30AM–Noon
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street, Berkeley.
$20 (per day)
510-843-2425,Suzannesiebert@gmail.com
The Prescott lectures support the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop, a children’s day camp

SFEMS Medieval-Renaissance Workshop
Jeff Raz will give an informal talk/demonstration of his work as a clown and Commedia del Arte performer as well as his experiences as a theater director, actor, playwright and founder of the “Clown Conservato”
7:30PM
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.

Wednesday, June 26

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see June 24).
Day 3: “From convent to Basilica: Vivaldi’s church music in Venice and beyond.”
9:30AM–Noon
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street, Berkeley.
$20 (per day)
510-843-2425,Suzannesiebert@gmail.com
The Prescott lectures support the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop, a children’s day camp

Thursday, June 27

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see June 24).
Day 4: “Vivaldi’s operatic masterpieces.”
9:30AM–Noon
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street, Berkeley.
$20 (per day)
510-843-2425,Suzannesiebert@gmail.com
The Prescott lectures support the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop, a children’s day camp

SFEMS Medieval-Renaissance Workshop
Medieval Renaissance Workshop faculty concert
7:30PM
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.

Friday, June 28

SFEMS John Prescott lectures continue (see June 24).
Day 5: “Vivaldi’s legacy and influence on later generations of musicians.”
9:30AM–Noon
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street, Berkeley.
$20 (per day)
510-843-2425,Suzannesiebert@gmail.com
The Prescott lectures support the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop, a children’s day camp

SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop
Music Discovery Workshop Recital and Theater Project Performance based on Handel’s opera Alcina and on works by Francesca Caccini who set the same story before Handel.
5:30PM (theater project performance will start at approximately 6:30 pm)
Parish Hall, School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia St., Berkeley.
Free
510-882-1169; discoveryworkshop@sfems.org

Saturday June 29

SFEMS Classical Workshop
SFEMS Classical Workshop participants play selected highlights from their weeklong seminar, in which they receive coaching on period strings by the New Esterházy Quartet. One featured ensemble will be Oakland’s own Exeter Quartet. Repertory TBA
11AM
Chapel of St. Albert’s Priory
5890 Birch Ct., Oakland.
Free.
Please park in the parking lot accessible from Chabot Rd. or on Chabot Rd.
classicalworkshop@sfems.org

San Francisco Renaissance Voices repeats program of June 22.
Ludus Danielis (The Play of Daniel). With soprano Cheryl Cain as the angel, bass Jefferson Packer as King Belshazzar, contra-alto Twila Ehmcke as Daniel, and the San Francisco Renaissance Daners, Jennifer Meller, director.
8PM (pre-concert talk at 7:15PM)
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto.

Sunday, June 30

San Francisco Renaissance Voices repeats program of June 22.
Ludus Danielis (The Play of Daniel). With soprano Cheryl Cain as the angel, bass Jefferson Packer as King Belshazzar, contra-alto Twila Ehmcke as Daniel, and the San Francisco Renaissance Daners, Jennifer Meller, director.
4PM (pre-concert talk at 3:15PM)
Congregation Beth El
1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley

Sunday–Saturday, June 30–July 6

SFEMS Baroque Workshop
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“Music from the Habsburg Court.” Daily classes for recorder, Baroque oboe, Baroque flute, bassoon, violin/viola, cello, Baroque trombone, viola da gamba, harpsichord/organ, and voice. Elective classes include Orchestra, Chorus, Oboe Band, Performance Practice in Action, Continuo. Each participant will have the opportunity to work in a small ensemble with a coach, exploring repertoire and interpretation with the goal of performance at the end of the week. Faculty performances, lecture-demonstrations, and Concerto Evening (in which participants perform a concerto movement with orchestra). Directors: Linda Pearse. Faculty: Sand Dalton, Baroque oboe; Adam Knight Gilbert, recorder; Kathleen Kraft, Baroque flute; Kati Kyme, Baroque violin (and orchestra); Rita Lilly, voice; Anna Marsh, Baroque bassoon; Linda Pearse, Baroque trombone; William Skeen, Baroque cello; Mary Springfels, viola da gamba; Peter Sykes, harpsichord
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.
$595,
www.sfems.org/bar13.shtml, baroqueworkshop@sfems.org, 506-364-2585

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