Saturday, August 13, 2011

Berkeley Festival of Early Music

This past June we attended the Boston Early Music Festival and saw three wonderful performances; you can read about them in my earlier posts.

If all goes well, in June 2012 it will be the turn of the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (the two festivals alternate years). As a foretaste of the sort of delights which will be offered in 2012, an excellent radio program on the 2010 Berkeley Festival has been produced as part of the series America's Music Festivals. The program features nearly two hours of glorious music from the concerts in complete performances. To listen to this and other programs in this series you can go to the AMF website; that website also offers a list of radio stations nationwide that are broadcasting the series.

The Berkeley Festival & Exhibition is sponsored by the San Francisco Early Music Society, Cal Performances, and the vocal group Magnificat, among others. All of these organizations have announced outstanding 2011-2012 concert seasons; if you live in the Bay Area or are planning to visit this year take a look at their concert schedules.

Thanks to the Magnificat Blog for alerting me to the AMF series.

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