Early Music America to Present the 2008 Berkeley Exhibition

23 Apr 2008

(SEATTLE, WA)--The Berkeley Festival & Exhibition is taking place June 2-8, 2008 in Berkeley, CA. Early Music America, once again, is organizing the three day exhibition.

Festival highlights will include the American premiere of Alessandro Striggio's 60-part mass from the 16th century Medici court, the acclaimed French ensemble Le Poeme Harmonique in a candle-lit world premiere of Venezia and much more. Click here for more information about the Festival & Exhibition.

Following is a listing of events during the Festival & Exhibition

Early Music America Annual Membership Meeting and Award Ceremony/Reception
FRI, JUNE 6, 3-5PM; The Homeroom at International House
2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley
Join us for wine, cheese, and other hors d'oeuvres, and for the announcement of the winner of the Howard Mayer Brown Award, the Thomas Binkley Award, and the Early Music Outreach Award.

Berkeley Festival Exhibition & Marketplace presented by Early Music America
JUNE 5, 12:00 NOON-6 PM
JUNE 6, 10AM-6PM
JUNE 7, 10AM-5PM
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Meet publishers, instrument builders, service organizations, and other early music practitioners. Free and open to the public. Click here for current exhibitor list.
For more information about being an exhibitor, call 206.720.6270 or email ads@earlymusic.org. Exhibit space is extremely limited and available first come, first served.

The Fringe
For more information on the many additional self-produced early music concerts and events happening in conjunction with the 2008 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, please visit www.sfems.org/fringe2008.htm.

Vincent Dumestre: Le Poeme Harmonique's staging of Venezia Delle Strade al Palazzi.
THU, JUN 5, 3 PM, Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus (Sather Gate Entrance)

Historical Harp Society 25th Annual Workshop & Conference
JUNE 4-7
June 4-5: Workshop classes
June 6-7: Conference with scholarly papers and panel discussions
June 6-7th Concerts: 7 pm, Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church
Faculty and performers will include William Taylor (Scotland, wire strung and bray harp); Therese Honey (Renaissance harp); Egberto Bermudez and Ron Cook (medieval harp and story telling); Cheryl Ann Fulton (Welsh triple harp); and Christa Patton and Paula Fagerberger (arpa doppia).
Contact Cheryl Ann Fulton, harpnhorse@sonic.net

American Recorder Society
SAT, JUNE 7, St. Mark's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 2300 Bancroft Way
1:30-2:30 Concert: "Crystal Ball" Get a taste of the recorder's future at a concert of the next generation of players
2:45-3:45 Roundtable discussion: "Early Music is Hot! How Do We Make the Recorder Sizzle?"
4-5 pm Coached Playing Session. All players with recorders and a music stand welcome.
Contact Letitia Berlin, ars.recorder@americanrecorder.org, 510-559-4670

Davitt Moroney Lecture: The Pope, the Emperor, and the Grand Duke: The Rediscovery of a Masterpiece from Renaissance Florence
SAT, JUN 7, 3 PM, Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus (Sather Gate Entrance)
UC Berkeley Professor of Music Davitt Moroney will discuss his rediscovery of Alessandro Striggio's long-lost Mass in 40 and 60 parts.

Western Early Keyboard Association
SUN, JUN 8, Music Sources, 1000 The Alameda, Berkeley
All day early keyboard conference. Events and schedule to be announced.
Contact Elaine Thornberg 510.528.1685

For information on meetings and other events occurring in conjunction with the Berkeley Festival, contact the following organizations directly.

Early Music America

206.720.6270 or 888.SACKBUT

San Francisco Early Music Society

American Recorder Society
Letitia Berlin 510.559.4670

Western Early Keyboard Association
Elaine Thornberg 510.528.1685

Viola da Gamba Society
Ken Perlow 708.989.1729

Produced by Cal Performances in association with the Department of Music, University of California, Berkeley, the San Francisco Early Music Society, and Early Music America