Scenes from the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, June 2-8, 2008

    The Berkeley Festival & Exhibition took place June 2-8, 2008 in Berkeley, CA. Festival highlights included 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. Other happenings during the Festival included the following:

    • Early Music America Annual Membership Meeting and Award Ceremony & Reception (click to view award winners).
    • Berkeley Festival Exhibition & Marketplace presented by Early Music America
    • The Fringe
    • Historical Harp Society 25th Annual Workshop & Conference
    • American Recorder Society Concerts and Discussions
    • Western Early Keyboard Association all day early keyboard conference

    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

    Below are photos from the Exhibition:

    Maria Coldwell, Executive Director of Early Music America, at EMA's table during the Exhibition
    Britt, Barbara and Tom Prescott of Prescott Workshop confer with a customer.
    Testing out a new instrument.
    Stephen Bacon (l) of Southern Oregon University's Schuman Collection of Historical Instruments with a exhibition visitor
    Below is a list of Exhibitors from this year's festival:

    American Bach Soloists-performing ensemble
    American Recorder Society-national organization
    A-R Editions-publisher of early music books and scores
    Boston Early Music Festival-international baroque opera, concerts, exhibition
    Boydell & Brewer/Univ of Rochester-academic and scholarly publishing
    Cal Performances-festival organizer
    Campbell Harps-instrument maker
    Claremont Graduate University-school of arts & humanities
    Owen Daly Early Keyboard Instruments-makers of harpsichords & clavichords
    Early Music America-national organization
    Peter Huetmannsberger-viola da gamba maker
    Indiana University-Early Music Institute-university
    Katastrophe Productions-publisher
    Lazar's Early Music-early music instrument sales
    Lost in Time Press-music publishing
    John McCann Cornetts-maker of cornetts
    Ralf Netsch Recorders-handmade recorder maker
    Philharmonia Baroque-Bay Area Baroque orchestra
    John Philips Harpsichords-makers of harpsichords since 1975
    Plectra Music-Record label
    Simon Polak-maker of early flutes
    Prescott Workshop-maker of recorders
    PRB Productions-music publisher
    San Francisco Early Music Society-San Francisco's early music organization
    Alexandra Saur-viola da gamba maker
    The Scholar's Choice-academic book marketer
    Southern Oregon University-Schuman Collection of Historical Instruments
    Marco Ternovec-viola da gamba maker
    Unprofitable Instruments-builder of medieval stringed instruments of viola da gambas
    Viola da Gamba Society of America-society of viol players, teachers, amateurs, makers
    von Huene Workshop, Inc-musical instrument maker
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