Early Music Fringe Concert Calendar
We’ve created this site to bring the Berkeley Festival (June 5 – 12) fringe concert information to a wider audience — to make it easier for the performers to share information about their concerts and for audiences to find that information. We hope that you will check back frequently to learn about all the musical offerings.
Concert-goers can use the “Add to Calendar” buttons from any concert listing to add event details to a Google, Apple, or Outlook calendar. Use the “Print” button at the top of the Calendar page to make yourself a handy, chronological schedule to tuck into your pocket or purse—though the schedule should display nicely on any cell phone or small device! Musicians should visit the About page for info about how to get a performance listed.
In its largest incarnation yet, MUSA (www.musasfbaroque.com) presents two sumptuous orchestral suites by Georg Philipp Telemann: a delightful suite in D major (TWV 55:D23) as well as “La Bourse,” (TWV 55:B11) which depicts the travails of speculating about the stock market. This concert showcases young professionals from across the country who are participating throughout the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition. The ensemble will also provide music for the morning service at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley (www.fccb.org), which is a sponsor of this event.
This Concert is a tribute to the late Montserrat Figueras, who died in 2011. A great Loss to the Early Music world deserves her own tribute! I will be directing an ensemble put together for this concert of Sue Casey, Greta Haus and Claudia Gantivar on recorders, Kit Robberson vielle, Amy Warren, gamba, Sean Smith lutenist, Bing Robberson percussion, Peter Fisher Renaissance flute, Kaneez Munjee soprano, Patricia Saura, soprano, and yours truly, soprano and lutenist! Program will include Spanish Renaissance songs of Mudarra, and selections from the Libre de Vermeil.