CLASS MINI-SERIES—Adam Gilbert: Songs and Symbols That Know Each Other

Fridays, October 2–30: 5:00 p.m. PT

Participants are invited to sing and play music that reflects discoveries based on Adam Gilbert’s research. Music for each class will be provided as pdfs and on the screen.

Pitch will be A=440 

Singers and instrumentalists are all welcome, though a few of the works no longer have their original text.

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CLASS—Cléa Galhano: La Folia—The Art of Madness

Saturday, October 3: 10:00 a.m. PT

La Folía, or Follies of Portugal, also known as folies du Portugal, La Follia, and Folia, is one of the oldest remembered European musical themes, or primary material, generally melodic, of a composition, on record. 

Pitch will be A=440

Recorder, violin or flute, harpsichord and bass instruments 

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CONCERT PRESENTATION—Agave Baroque: American Originals

Saturday, October 3: 4:00 p.m. PT

Incomparable countertenor Reginald L. Mobley joins Agave Baroque to celebrate Black and Latino composers from North and South America, centering on the United States with stops in Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.

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CLASS MINI-SERIES—Peter Maund: 13th and 14th Century Instrumental Dance Music

Sundays, October 4–November 1: 1:00 p.m. PT

Music is percussion-friendly and monophonic, allowing us to create accompaniments and our own additions to the repertoire. Some of the melodies require Intermediate+ capabilities, but participants can always try their hand at percussion. If a drum isn't available, use an (empty) pot, cardboard box or trash can!

All levels and instruments are welcome.


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CLASS MINI-SERIES—Anna Marsh: Music for Winds (Late Renaissance through Baroque)

Sundays, October 4–November 1: 3:00 p.m. PT

From wind band music from Guatemala and Ecuador to holiday music from across the world, explore the diverse and wonderful repertoire of late Renaissance and Baroque winds.

Pitch will be A=415 or A=440, depending on the individual class

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CLASS MINI-SERIES—David Wilson: Fundamentals of the Baroque Violin & Viola

Sundays, October 4–November 1: 5:00 p.m. PT

In this five-part set of classes we will consider and practice the fundamental building blocks of playing the baroque violin and viola, and build on them to practice more advanced techniques. We will reacquaint ourselves with those primary principles and use them to solve technical problems in the baroque repertoire.

Pitch will be A=415

Gut strings and baroque bow encouraged but not essential.

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CONCERT PRESENTATION—Severall Friends: Le Roman de Fauvel

Saturday, October 24: 4:00 p.m. PT

Join early music legend Mary Springfels and Severall Friends on a musical excursion into a poem that illuminates all-too-human foibles and vices.

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CLASS—Vicki Boeckman: Practice Patterns and Methods for the Baroque Repertoire

Saturday, October 31: 1:00 p.m. PT

Vicki’s class will encourage students to recognize and practice typical sequential patterns and melodic bits in various keys that can be applied to many Baroque sonatas. We will look at sonatas by Telemann, de Fesch, Handel and Barsanti. Alto and bass recorders will be used for this class, but the techniques will apply to any recorder size.

Pitch will be A=440

Recorder players intermediate and up.

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CONCERT PRESENTATION—Tabea Debus and Alon Sariel: Ohrwurm

Saturday, November 21: 1:00 p.m. PT

Rising early music stars Tabea Debus (recorder) and Alon Sariel (lute) join together for a scintillating program of Ohrwürmer (or as we say in the United States, earworms)!

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Purchase concert tickets and enroll for classes here!

CONCERT PRESENTATION TICKETS:

Virtual concert presentation tickets are $15 each.

CLASSES:

Virtual classes are $25 each. If you purchase all five classes for ONE mini-series, you will receive a $15 discount for that mini-series.

This discount cannot be combined between mini-series.

To purchase multiple classes in a mini-series, please return to this main ticketing page by selecting "continue shopping" after you select your first class. From there, click "purchase" for the same mini-series and select another date.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Orders are also available by phone (510-683-1674, M-F, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm). A $5 handling fee will be added to each order.

Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with another clickable link for your concert or class session. When it comes time for that concert or class session, the second link will come "live".
 
For classes: If available, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class.
 
We will be sending a reminder Zoom link, as well as relevant materials, two days before each of your registered sessions through Mailchimp. Please note that some emails may have difficulty receiving messages from Mailchimp; if this is the case for you, or if you register within two days of your class, please email workshops@sfems.org. Otherwise, materials will also be provided at the start of each class.


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