ARS at the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition


2024 Berkeley Festival and Exhibition
Sunday, June 9 through Sunday, June 16

The 18th annual Berkeley (CA) Festival and Exhibition (BFX), will be held this summer, produced by the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS).

Over the course of eight days, BFX concerts will be offered by local, national and international artists. For the first time, mainstage performances will be pay-what-you-can. Also happening are the Fringe’s independently-produced concerts by soloists and ensembles from around the world—as well as the three-day exhibition June 13-15, featuring dozens of national and international makers and sellers of historical instruments, music scores, books and other items. ARS will have a table staffed by volunteers at the Exhibition, so be sure to stop by! 

ARS Great Recorder Relay
Saturday, June 15, at 2:00pm
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 2407 Dana St, Berkeley, CA

The ARS Distinguished Award and Presidential Special Honor Award will be presented to Hanneke van Proosdij and Peter R. Ballinger (respectively) at the start of the ARS Great Recorder Relay. The free event is two hours of recitals showcasing outstanding recorder talent. Performances will include solo work and consorts, young performers and established virtuosos, classical works and contemporary pieces—just about anything you might want to hear. Come at any time during the Relay--but especially at the start for the award ceremony. Thanks to local ARS Board members Greta Haug-Hryciw and David Benefiel as well as Glen Shannon and all the other volunteers for helping make this event a successful one!