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ELEVENTH BIENNIAL BERKELEY FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITION Musical Mosaic Explores “Encounters PHOTO: DON KAPLAN With the help of Jordi Savall and an array of American and Bay Area performers, this year’s festival looked for the roots of Western classical music By Don Kaplan performers to the talent of tomorrow, from the music of Spain to Haydn in America, from the Indian Queen live on stage (One Performance Only!) to twisted lullabies, sensuous love songs, and music from the time of Dracula, the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition (BFX) was back in 2012 with an amazing number and range of offerings. During the first full week of June, the BFX offered dozens of “Fringe” concerts performed continuously throughout the day and a series of “main stage” concerts at night, almost all within walking distance of one another. This year’s theme, “A Musical Mosaic,” focused on the “encounters of interspersing peoples—artists, migrants, traders, and adventurers—that have sparked astonishing creativity, profoundly shaping the course of Western music.” And this celebration of musical cross-fertilizations extended beyond the stage into the community as well. Some Festi- F ROM ESTABLISHED Above, a display of string instruments at the exhibition, produced by Early Music America as part of the Berkeley Festival. val-goers came specifically for the community experience—to see old friends, meet new people, and attend the wide variety of events. Even first time “artists, traders, and adventurers” could fit right in by mingling with musicians, instrument makers, music publishers, and concertgoers at the Exhibition and Music Marketplace or any of the numerous artist receptions, tributes, and CD signings. The San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) continued the important role they have always played in the Bay Area early music community by co-sponsoring and administering the Festival. Another major sponsor, Early Music America, offered a look into the future of early music performance through its Young Performers Festival and was responsible for the popular Exhibition of music scores, new and rare publications, 40 Fall 2012 Early Music America

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Early Music America Fall 2012

Editor’s Note
EMA Competition
Sound Bytes
Musings: Listening Forward
Profile: A Classical Playlist on Your Cable Television
Recording Reviews
Reconstructing Spanish Songs from the Time of Cervantes
Janet See: Traversist on Two Continents
Musical Mosaic Explores “Perspectives of Interspersing Peoples”
Book Reviews
Ad Index
In Conclusion: Conducting Early Music

Early Music America Fall 2012