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March 2019

Tempesta di Mare

Concerto Grosso
The concerto grosso, one of the high baroque’s most varied and conversational forms, pivots on dialogue between an orchestra and groups of soloists. Tempesta di Mare performs masterpieces of the genre by Corelli, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, Bach and Fasch, for whom it was one of their go-to orchestral idioms.

Tempesta di Mare

Concerto Grosso
The concerto grosso, one of the high baroque’s most varied and conversational forms, pivots on dialogue between an orchestra and groups of soloists. Tempesta di Mare performs masterpieces of the genre by Corelli, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, Bach and Fasch, for whom it was one of their go-to orchestral idioms.

Folger Consort and Piffaro

Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy.
Renaissance music of Spain and Italy offers a variety of tastes and flavors—from rustic to courtly to the sublime. Tuneful and lyric Spanish villançicos and Italian frottole express a wide range of emotions about food, drink, loss, and, of course, love. Instrumental works include lively dances and diminutions from Italy and some of the great wind band repertoire from Spain.

Folger Consort and Piffaro

Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy.
Renaissance music of Spain and Italy offers a variety of tastes and flavors—from rustic to courtly to the sublime. Tuneful and lyric Spanish villançicos and Italian frottole express a wide range of emotions about food, drink, loss, and, of course, love. Instrumental works include lively dances and diminutions from Italy and some of the great wind band repertoire from Spain.

Folger Consort and Piffaro

Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy.
Renaissance music of Spain and Italy offers a variety of tastes and flavors—from rustic to courtly to the sublime. Tuneful and lyric Spanish villançicos and Italian frottole express a wide range of emotions about food, drink, loss, and, of course, love. Instrumental works include lively dances and diminutions from Italy and some of the great wind band repertoire from Spain.

April 2019

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

George Frideric Handel: Apollo e Dafne

Join the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, led by BEMF Orchestra Director Robert Mealy and harpsichordist Avi Stein, for a rare performance of Handel’s cantata Apollo e Dafne. An ambitious work from the composer’s early career, this masterpiece foreshadows his extensive operatic success with a vividly theatrical story drawn from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The arrogant god Apollo is cursed to fall hopelessly in love with the beautiful nymph Daphne, forcing her to rebuff his increasingly fervent advances before escaping through a magical metamorphosis in a musically thrilling sequence featuring some of the young Handel’s most inventive and captivating writing. To bring this mythological drama to life, BEMF welcomes back two of our most beloved soloists: soprano Amanda Forsythe and baritone Jesse Blumberg. Rounding out the program will be a selection of Handel’s gorgeous early concerti grossi and his sublime Passacaglia from Terpsichore.

Handel scholar Ellen T. Harris will illuminate the brilliance of Handel's Apollo e Dafne in an engaging pre-concert talk beginning at 7pm.

Bach + One - Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra

BWV 6 - Bleib bei uns, den es will Abend warden
Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto for 3 Oboes, 3 Violins and Continuo, TWV 44:43

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys & New York Baroque Inc.

Bach's St. John Passion

Dann Coakwell, evangelist
Sarah Brailey, soprano
Jay Carter, alto
Mark Bleeke, tenor
Andrew Padgett, bass
Daniel Hyde, conductor

New York Baroque Inc.

Alchemy: Air

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Suite from Platée
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault - Orphée
George Frideric Handel - Il delirio amoroso, HWV 99

featuring Teresa Wakim, soprano

Bach + One - Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra

BWV 8 - Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?
Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder, TWV 52:e1

May 2019

Handel + Haydn Society

Mozart Requiem

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Mozart: Requiem

Harry Christophers, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Sandra Piques Eddy, mezzo-soprano
Tom Randle, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass
H+H Orchestra and Chorus
Young Men’s Chorus, Young Women’s Chamber Choir

Handel + Haydn Society

Mozart Requiem

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Mozart: Requiem

Harry Christophers, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Sandra Piques Eddy, mezzo-soprano
Tom Randle, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass
H+H Orchestra and Chorus
Young Men’s Chorus, Young Women’s Chamber Choir

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

Bach + One - Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra

BWV 10 - Meine Seel erhebt den Herren
Johann Friedrich Fasch - Concerto in D for Trumpet, Two Oboes and Strings, FaWV L:D1

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

June 2019

Piffaro and Sonnambula

Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (1612)
Music from this famous 1612 compendium of over 300 dances, performed by combined forces of winds & strings, will set your toes to tapping!

Piffaro

Back Before Bach
part of Tage Alter Musik Regensburg

Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute

June 16 – 29, 2019: Music of the Enemies of Louis XIV

The Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute (BPI), the premiere summer workshop focusing on baroque instruments and voice, will mark its 48th year of preparing musicians to perform some of the great works on period instruments. Learn from faculty and resident artists, and participate in master classes, ensembles, and student concerts to practice baroque techniques and gain a greater appreciation of this unique musical genre.

BPI is open to musicians of any level of experience on baroque instruments or voice. You’ll be exposed to expert coaching, master classes, and opportunities to collaborate and perform with other musicians. The session concludes with a student concert of music learned during the institute. Additionally, the Conservatory of Music has a large collection of instruments available to be used by participants.

July 2019

Madison Early Music Festival

In 2019 the Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) will present The Grand Tour: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Madison Early Music Festival; an homage to the 300-year tradition of young English aristocrats trekking through France and Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western Civilization. This theme will take a trip of discovery through the wealth of music, art, ideas and inventions that illuminated Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance eras; experienced through classes, lectures, and concerts taught and performed by some of today’s finest early music artists.

Join us from July 6-13, 2019, and experience a full week of music, history, and culture through classes, lectures, dances, and concerts taught and performed by some of the world’s finest early music performers and scholars.

In addition to a 6-event Festival Concert Series, lectures and workshops provide participants with opportunities to learn and practice instrumental and vocal skills, become familiar with historical performance practices and repertoire, learn about the featured music through the lenses of history and culture, and perform with other participants and faculty artists. Courses are offered for players and singers of all skill levels and advanced registration is required.

Amherst Early Music Festival

The Amherst Early Music Festival is a workshop offering the largest program of classes for early music enthusiasts, from amateur to professional, in the US. But it is more than a workshop. The Festival Concert Series presents 8 highly-acclaimed evening concerts, including a fully-staged Baroque Opera, which are open to the public and free for participants. There are also Salon concerts in the late evenings and several other performances of vocal music, instrumental music, and dance on the weekends. The Music and Instrument Exhibition hosts instrument makers, music shops, experimental projects, and more over the middle weekend. Lectures, English Country Dances, madrigal singing, and other events provide a wealth of choices for participants and outside guests.