The San Francisco Early Music Society Presents:

Handel and His World

Join music historian John Prescott as he presents a second season of morning classes at the Crowden Center for Music in the Community in Berkeley. This interactive course is intended for curious adults who want to broaden their musical horizons and deepen their listening pleasure. A companion CD is included in the registration fee.

This year’s subject will be the music of one Georg Friedrich Handel, one of the most prolific and influential of Baroque composers.

Come with open ears and an open mind and fall in love with Handel all over again.

Daily classes August 2 -- 6, 2010

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Crowden Center for Music in the Community

1475 Rose Street (at Sacramento), Berkeley, CA 94702 (near the North Berkeley BART station)

Register for either the full course ($85/$80 SFEMS members) or for individual days ($20 each):

Day 1: Handel’s early years:

Hamburg and Italy


Day 2: Handel’s arrival in England:

The heyday of Italian opera


Day 3: Handel as instrumental composer and performer


Day 4: Handel’s oratorios:

The new English synthesis


Day 5: Summing up: Handel in history:

Changing performance practice and Handel’s influence on later music


This course supports the SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop, a day camp that introduces children to early music and

Renaissance social history through music instruction and theater projects. Information about this summer’s MDW is now available at www.sfems.org .

For further information and registration, go to www.sfems.orgor contact Britt Ascher brittascher@comcast.netor (925) 283-7134.

On this site, the full brochure and Registration Form (both PDF format) are available.

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