Today (June 9th) on the Main Stage

VOICES OF MUSIC, Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, directors
Roman Holiday

Voices of Music presents a dazzling program of Baroque concertos and Handel’s Roman masterpiece, the Gloria. Each concerto highlights a different combination of instruments and players in a variety of affects, colors and virtuoso playing.

Laura Heimes, soprano; Carla Moore, Maxine Nemerovski, Sara Usher, baroque violins; David Daniel Bowes, Maria Caswell, Katherine Kyme, baroque violin & viola; Elisabeth Reed, William Skeen & Tanya Tomkins, baroque cellos; Farley Pearce, violone; Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord, recorder; Katherine Heater, organ and David Tayler, archlute.
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A Dialogue of Souls: Orient-Occident

A peerless musician and conductor as well as an impeccable scholar, Jordi Savall is a “performer of genius,” says The New Yorker. He returns with a fascinating musical journey in time and space, devised on a dialogue of Arabo-Andalusian, Jewish, and Christian music from medieval Spain and around the Mediterranean. This program features music from ancient Spain and the Ottoman Empire, medieval Italy, Persian Afghanistan, and more.

Jordi Savall with Dimitri Psonis, santur & moorish guitar; David Mayoral, percussion


Today (June 9th) on the Fringe

Breakfast with Bradamante
Bradamante, meaning “wild lover” in Italian, is the dazzling new duo collaboration between cellists Shirley Hunt and Elinor Frey. Bradamante, legendary female knight of the great epic poem Orlando Furioso, is the ancestor of the powerful and music-loving d’Este family, Italy’s first great patrons of the cello in the 17th century. With Bradamante as their inspiration, Shirley and Elinor celebrate the brave and passionate spirit of the first famous composer-cellists.
BRADAMANTE BIOS: Shirley Hunt, baroque cello: Elinor Frey, baroque cello
Trinity Chapel (TRIN): 2320 Dana (at Durant)
Tickets: $15 general, $10 seniors/students/SFEMS
Information:; or call 847-951-7601
There will be FREE coffee and breakfast treats provided at our concert!

Lars Johannesson & Friends
A Baroque Flute Treasury
Accomplished Swedish flutist Lars Johannesson presents a recital of favorite late baroque works for flute, cello and harpsichord. This program includes the exuberant C Major sonata by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, his father Johann Sebastian’s elegant sonata in E Major, and other selections from the baroque flute treasury. Well familiar to Bay Area early music audiences, Lars studied baroque flute with Stephen Schultz and Wilbert Hazelzet, and is heard frequently with groups such as Philharmonia Baroque, California Bach Society orchestra, SF Bach Choir orchestra and Santa Cruz Baroque Festival.
ENSEMBLE: Lars Johannesson, baroque flute; Amy Brodo, baroque cello; Jonathan Rhodes-Lee, harpsichord
Trinity Chapel (TRIN): 2320 Dana (at Durant)
Tickets: $15 general; $10 SFEMS members/seniors/students
Information:, or call 831-706-8408

Alice’s Renaissance String Band
“The Indian Queen
” by Henry Purcell (David Morris, musical director) fully staged with baroque orchestra, singers and dancers.

See the Indian Queen herself, live onstage!!One performance only!
Performance time approx one hour so you can easily get to your next event. Don’t miss this spectacular highlight of the Fringe Festival!
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church/Parish Hall (STMP)
Tickets: Suggested donation $15
For information call 510-207-8294

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Concert from the Court of Kangxi

This exciting concert features Charles D’Ambleville’s (c1599-1637) Mass of the Beijing Jesuits performed alternatim with traditional Chinese music/instruments including dizi, erhu, ruan and yangqing and a special surprise to start the concert! This concert celebrates the legendary court of the Chinese Emperor Kangxi, China’s longest ruling royal whose reign brought about long-term stability and relative wealth after years of war and chaos and an unprecedented collaboration and interest in the West.
SAN FRANCISCO RENAISSANCE VOICES BIOS: Todd Jolly, Music Director with our Dance Early & Ancient troupe (LeAnna Sharp, director) and guest artists:  Adam Cockerham, theorbo; Esther Lam, harpsichord
Singers: (S)-Diana Pray, Alice N. Ko, Rita Lilly, Jessica Wan (A)-Katherine McKee, Emily Ryan, Maura Sipila, Colby Smith (T)-Seth Arnopole, Will Betts, Chris Evans, Reuben Zellman (B)-J.Jeff Badger, Raymond Martinez, Jefferson Packer, Jeff Phillips
1:30PM pre-concert lecture by the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History.
St. John’s Presbyterian Church (SJP): 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
Tickets: $35/General, $30/Student/Senior
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Information:, or call 415.664.2543 x3

Eugene Petrushansky, solo harpsichord
South by Northwest: Bach’s Continental Influences
Though J.S. Bach likely never travelled outside Eastern Germany, his œuvre incorporated two Continental elements: the Italian virtuoso style (“South”) and the French clavecinistic school (“Northwest”). The amalgamation of these elements into the musical heritage of the great Germanic lineage of Sweelinck defined the genius widely considered to be the culmination of the Baroque paradigm. Eugene Petrushansky performs Bach’s toccatas and suites in a compendium of diverse styles, on two harpsichords (double-manual after 1738 Vater and single-manual after early 17th-century Italian examples).
St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel (STJ): 2543 Durant Street
Tickets: $10 per person (suggested donation)
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Howard Kadis, Renaissance Lute
The Golden Age of the English Lute
Lutenist Howard Kadis presents a concert of English lute solos from the age of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I, showcasing the extraordinary artistry of the era’s great lutenist-composers. The program features works by John Johnson, Gregorio Howet, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Hans Leo Hassler, Robert Dowland and John Dowland.
Trinity Chapel (TRIN): 2320 Dana (at Durant)
TicketPrices: $15 General, $10 SFEMS/EMA/Seniors/Students
Information: or call 510.524.2803

Vince B Ho
Early Renaissance Keyboard Music of the Paul Hofhaimer School
Medieval and Renaissance Early Keyboard Music Specialist Vince B Ho will perform keyboard music of Paul Hofhaimer (1459-1537), along with works by his colleagues and students; using various renaissance keyboard instruments including a Clavichord, a quint virginal, and even a Regal. The show will inlude the extremely rare and seldom known Salve Regina by Hofhaimer from the Trient Tablature.  Members of the audience are welcome to help pump the bellows of the Regal!
St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel (STJ), 2543 Durant Street near Bowditch
Tickets: $10
Information:, or 575.650.8223