Fringe Concerts

2019 Festival | June 9–16, 2019

Fringe Concerts

One of the most important features of every Festival is the remarkable array of Fringe Concerts—performances by dozens of soloists and ensembles from New England, North America, and Europe—that illumine the wonderful music and accomplished musicians of the Early Music field. The 2017 lineup included concrts by Houston Baroque, Entwyned Early Music, The Vivaldi Project, The Venere Lute Quartet, Trio Amaranti, Hesperus, and Aberfoyle Baroque, to name only a few.

The Boston Early Music Festival has begun accepting applications for its Fringe Concert Series, presented in conjunction with the 2019 Boston Early Music Festival. Fringe Concerts are artist-produced concerts that take place at selected venues in the heart of downtown Boston during Festival Week (June 9–16, 2019). They are publicized by BEMF to its Festival ticket holders, advertised on the BEMF website, and included in the Festival Yearbook and in press releases sent to key publications. Presented by emerging and established artists alike from across North America, and as far away as the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Germany, BEMF Fringe Concerts offer hundreds of musicians the opportunity to be a part of “the world’s leading festival of early music” (The Times, London). Fringe Concert artists are responsible for reserving and renting their performance venues, organizing rehearsal time, and managing ticket sales for their events. Download a list of guidelines and suggested venues, along with registration materials now.

2019 Festival Fringe Concert Registration (DOC)

2019 Festival Fringe Concert Guidelines (PDF)
(updated October 22, 2018)

2019 Festival Fringe Concert Suggested Venues (PDF)

Presenting a Fringe Concert at the Boston Early Music Festival is the ideal way to share your talent and artistry with North America’s largest community of early music professionals and enthusiasts. At the same time, enjoy Baroque opera performances and concerts performed by the world’s leading soloists and ensembles, and visiting the world-famous Exhibition, which features more than 100 instrument makers, music publishers, performing ensembles, schools and universities, and colleague service organizations.

We hope you will consider being a part of our 20th biennial Festival this June by presenting a Fringe Concert at the 2019 Boston Early Music Festival! Please direct questions and inquiries to Carla Chrisfield, BEMF General Manager, at 617-661-1812 or The registration deadline is Friday, April 19, 2019.