Festival Concerts

2019 Festival | June 9–16, 2019

Festival Concerts

In addition to the Festival Operas, each Festival presents a series of concerts showcasing the most accomplished artists and ensembles in early music. Experience a thrilling journey encompassing more than one thousand years of music from around the world in a diverse selection of engaging musical programs.

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MONDAY | JUNE 10, 2019

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8PM | Dunedin Consort

Kristian Bezuidenhout, director
J. S. Bach: Matthäus Passion, BWV 244
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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11PM | Zachary Wilder, tenor & Josep Maria Martí Duran, lute & Baroque guitar

Mad Rush: Fever dreams of 17th-century Italy
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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TUESDAY | JUNE 11, 2019

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5PM | Phoebe Carrai & Friends

Out of Italy: Works by Luigi Boccerini, Francesco Geminiani, and Antonio Vivaldi
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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Phoebe Carrai & Beiliang Zhu, violoncello; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord; Charles Weaver, lute

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8PM | Vox Luminis

Lionel Meunier, director
J. S. Bach: The Arnstadt Collection
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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11PM | Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord

Bach & Les Goûts Réünis
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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Featuring Harpsichords from the BEMF Musical Instrument Collection

WEDNESDAY | JUNE 12, 2019

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5PM | ACRONYM Ensemble

Dreams of the Wounded Musketeer
Emmanuel Church, Boston

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Edwin Huizinga, Johanna Novom, Adriane Post & Beth Wenstrom, violin; Kyle Miller & Karina Schmitz, viola; Loren Ludwig, bass viol; Kivie Cahn-Lipman, tenor viol & lirone; Paul Dwyer, violoncello; Doug Balliett, violone; John Lenti, theorbo & guitar; Elliot Figg, harpsichord & organ

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8PM | Sequentia

Benjamin Bagby, director
Charms, Riddles, and Elegies of the Medieval Northlands
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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Benjamin Bagby, director, voice & Germanic harp; Hanna Marti, voice & harps; Stef Conner, voice; Norbert Rodenkirchen, wooden & bone flutes

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11PM | The Boston Camerata

Anne Azéma, director
Songes & Mençonges: Medieval visions and dreams of prophecy, love, and folly
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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Anne Azéma, voice, hurdy-gurdy, harp & direction; Shira Kammen, vielle & harp; Timothy Leigh Evans, Michael Barrett & John Taylor Ward, voice

THURSDAY | JUNE 13, 2019

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9AM–4PM | Organ Mini-Festival

David Yearsley, director
Luca Guglielmi, David Yearsley, & Kimberly Marshall, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston

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5PM | Kristian Bezuidenhout & Friends

Piano and Wind Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano; Nicola Boud, clarinet; Emmanuel Laporte, oboe; Peter Whelan, bassoon; Bart Aerbeydt, natural horn

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8PM | BEMF Orchestra

Robert Mealy, director
Dreams and Monsters: The theatrical orchestra of Rameau
Emőke Baráth & Teresa Wakim, soprano; Christian Immler, baritone
Caroline Copeland & Pierre-François Dollé, dancers
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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11PM | Amanda Forsythe, Christian Immler & Friends

Delirium: Mad songs of English Composers
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Christian Immler, baritone; Cristiano Contadin, viola da gamba; Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, lute & theorbo; Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord

FRIDAY | JUNE 14, 2019

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9AM–4PM | Keyboard Mini-Festival

Benjamin Alard, clavichord, Byron Schenkman, fortepiano & Benjamin Alard, harpsichord
First Church Boston

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5PM | Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da gamba & Shalev ad-El, harpsichord

Dreaming Jupiter: Virtuosity and expression in the French and English Baroque
Emmanuel Church, Boston

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8PM | Stile Antico

Queen of Muses: Music of Tallis, Byrd, and Dowland
Emmanuel Church, Boston

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11PM | Ensemble Clément Janequin

The Banquet of Bacchus and Cupid: An orgy of decadence
Emmanuel Church, Boston

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Dominique Visse, haute-contre; Hugues Primard, tenor; Vincent Bouchot, baritone; Renaud Delaigue, bass; Éric Bellocq, lute

SATURDAY | JUNE 15, 2019

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2:30PM | Doulce Mémoire

Denis Raisin Dadre, music director
Philippe Vallepin, staging
Hubert Hazebroucq, choreography
Jérôme Bourdin, costumes
Jérôme Allart, lighting
Royal Festivities at the French Court
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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Gloria Giordano, Annabelle Blanc, Olivier Collin & Hubert Hazebroucq, dancers; Véronique Bourin, soprano; Hugues Primard, tenor; Pascale Boquet, lute & Renaissance guitar; Adrien Reboisson, Elsa Frank, Jérémie Papasergio & Denis Raisin Dadre, bombards, dulcians & recorders; Bruno Caillat, percussion

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11PM | Solamente Naturali

Miloš Valent, artistic leader
Flauto ultimo — Vox humana
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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Miloš Valent, artistic leader, violin, & viola; Jan Rokyta, recorders & flutes; Dagmar Valentová, viola; Peter Spissky, viola; Phoebe Carrai, violoncello; Doug Balliett, double bass; Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

SUNDAY | JUNE 16, 2019

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12:30PM | Stefan Temmingh, recorder & Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord

Criminals, Murderers, Borderliners: Music of Leclair, Veracini, Mealli, and Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

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