Since 1975 the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) has presented high quality concerts, up-to-date publications, and some of the best education programs available anywhere. All this has contributed to the Bay Area’s reputation as one of America’s leading centers for the performance of early music. SFEMS is a community-based organization dedicated to increasing public appreciation for historically-informed performance of early music. The Society emphasizes three areas of activity:
- Concert presentations of primarily medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music
- Education programs that encourage the development of amateurs of all ages and increase public involvement and participation, while supporting professionals
- Services to the community, including communication, outreach, and support for emerging artists
As host of the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, we are pleased to present extraordinary main stage concerts and the opportunity for visitors to experience “period” instruments and learn about other early music organizations at the Exhibition. Please visit the SFEMS website and explore the many features and benefits of this Bay Area organization.