Schedule of Events

2019 Festival | June 9–16, 2019

Festival Schedule

All venues are located in Boston, Massachusetts, unless otherwise stated. Programs, artists, dates, and venues subject to change. Additional lectures and symposia will be announced in early 2019.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

2pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Reality and Illusion in Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

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3:10pm | OPERA Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

3:30pm | OPERA | Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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Please Note: Tickets for Orlando can only be purchased through BEMF in conjunction with something else on this order form. Otherwise, please visit www.EmersonTheatres.org.

7pm | Opening Night Gala Reception
Washington Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

7pm | Pre-Concert Talk
Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University
Bach's Grand Passion
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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8pm | CONCERT
Dunedin Consort
Kristian Bezuidenhout,
director
J. S. Bach: Matthaüs Passion, BWV 244
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT
Zachary Wilder, tenor & Josep Maria Martí Duran, lute
Mad Rush: Fever dreams of 17th-century Italy
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

5pm | CONCERT
Phoebe Carrai & Friends
Out of Italy: Works by Luigi Boccherini, Francesco Geminiani, and Antonio Vivaldi
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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7pm | Pre-Concert Talk
Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University
The Arnstadt Bach Clan
New England Conservatory's Brown Hall
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8pm | CONCERT
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier,
director
with members of Quicksilver
J. S. Bach: The Arnstadt Collection
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT
Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord
Bach & Les Goûts Réünis
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019

9am–11am | Symposium: Planned Giving Seminar & BEMF's Orpheus Society
Attorney David W. Adams, Pathway Law, LLC; Bernice K. Chen, BEMF Chairman; and Kathleen Fay, BEMF Executive Director
The College Club of Boston
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10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am | Masterclass: Vocal music in J. S. Bach's library
Lionel Meunier
Session One (10am–11am): Florilegium Portense: Late Renaissance Motets;
Session Two (11am–12 noon): The Incredible Bach Family
First Church Boston
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1pm–3pm | OPEN REHEARSAL
Lionel Meunier
, Director of the BEMF 2019 Collegium, and members of the BEMF 2019 Collegium
First Church Boston
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3:30pm | CONCERT
BEMF 2019 Collegium
Lionel Meunier,
director
First Church Boston
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5pm | CONCERT
ACRONYM Ensemble
Dreams of the Wounded Musketeer
Emmanuel Church
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5:30pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Reality and Illusion in Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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6:40pm | OPERA Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

7pm | CENTERPIECE OPERA
Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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Please Note: Tickets for Orlando can only be purchased through BEMF in conjunction with something else on this order form. Otherwise, please visit www.EmersonTheatres.org.

8pm | CONCERT
Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby,
director
Charms, Riddles, and Elegies of the Medieval Northlands (8th-11th centuries)
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT
The Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
Songes & Mençonges: Medieval visions and dreams of prophecy, love, and folly
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019

9am–11am | Organ Mini-Festival
Part One: Luca Guglielmi, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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9am–11:45am | Workshops for Entrepreneurs
Led by Debra Nagy, oboist & Founder and Artistic Director of Les Délices
Session (9am–10:15am), Envisioning your career: An Interactive Workshop; Session Two (10:30am–11:45am), What makes a great colleague?
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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9:30am–11am | Dance Workshop
Session One: Melinda Sullivan, BEMF Dance Director
Emmanuel Church Music Room
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10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am | Masterclass: Italian Vocal Repertoire
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti

Hale Chapel, First Church Boston
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11:30am–1pm | Dance Workshop
Session Two: Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, Choreographer, Steffani's Orlando
Emmanuel Church Music Room
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11:30am–1:30pm | Organ Mini-Festival
Part Two: David Yearsley, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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12:30pm–4pm | Lecture-Demonstrations
Led by Erin Headley
Session (12:30pm–2pm), My Life's Journey with the Lirone; Session Two (2:30pm–4pm), An introduction to www.lirone.org
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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2pm–4pm | Organ Mini-Festival
Part Three: Kimberly Marshall, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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2pm | Masterclass: Viola da Gamba
Vittorio Ghielmi

Presented in collaboration with the Viola da Gamba Society of America
Emmanuel Church Music Room
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5pm | CONCERT
Kristian Bezuidenhout & Friends
Piano and Wind Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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7pm | Pre-Concert Talk
Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Professor of Music, Cornell University
Hearing the dance in Rameau's orchestral music
New England Conservatory's Brown Hall
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8pm | CONCERT
BEMF Orchestra
Robert Mealy
, director
Emőke Baráth & Teresa Wakim, soprano
Christian Immler, baritone
Caroline Copeland & Pierre-François Dollé, dancers
Dreams and Monsters: The theatrical orchestra of Jean-Philippe Rameau
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT
Amanda Forsythe, Christian Immler & Friends
Delirium: Mad songs of English composers
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019

9am–11am | Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part One: Benjamin Alard, clavichord
First Church Boston
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10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am | Lecture-Demonstration
Rebecca Harris-Warrick
and Hubert Hazebroucq, featuring Hubert Hazebroucq, Gloria Giordano, and BEMF Orchestra artists
Comic Italian Dancing in the time of Handel and Rameau
Emmanuel Church Parish Hall
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10am | Masterclass: Voice
Christian Immler

French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston
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11:30am–1:30pm | Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Two: Byron Schenkman, fortepiano
First Church Boston
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10am | Lecture-Demonstration
Benoit Dratwicki
, Artistic Director, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Operatic Arias from Lully to Gluck: Singing, Style, Repertoire, and Sources
French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston
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2pm–4pm | Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Three: Benjamin Alard, harpsichord
First Church Boston
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2pm | Pre-Concert Talk
Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus at MIT
The Madness of Handel's Orlando
Emmanuel Church Parish Hall
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2:30pm | Masterclass: Violoncello & Viola da Gamba
Phoebe Carrai & Erin Headley

French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston
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3pm | SPECIAL CONCERT
Members of the 2019 Young Artist Training Program
Orlando by George Frideric Handel
Emmanuel Church Parish Hall

5pm | CONCERT
Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da gamba & Shalev ad-El, harpsichord
Dreaming Jupiter: Virtuosity and expression in the French and English Baroque
Emmanuel Church
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5:30pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Reality and Illusion in Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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6:40pm | OPERA Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

7pm | CENTERPIECE OPERA
Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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Please Note: Tickets for Orlando can only be purchased through BEMF in conjunction with something else on this order form. Otherwise, please visit www.EmersonTheatres.org.

8pm | CONCERT
Stile Antico
Queen of Muses: Music of Tallis, Byrd, and Dowland
Emmanuel Church
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11pm | CONCERT
Ensemble Clément Janequin
The Banquet of Bacchus and Cupid: An orgy of decadence
Emmanuel Church
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019

10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am–1pm | BEMF Symposium: Producing and Performing Agostino Steffani's Orlando generoso
Moderated by Colin Timms, with Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Gilbert Blin, Robert Mealy, Melinda Sullivan, Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, and Ellen T. Harris
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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11:30am | Masterclass: Recorder
Stefan Temmingh

Emmanuel Church Music Room
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2pm–4pm | Family Day
Part One at 2pm, Promised Land presents En Avant! A musical history of the American melting pot.
Part Two at 3pm, Scavenger Hunt at the world-famous BEMF Exhibition
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown

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2:30pm | CONCERT
Doulce Mémoire
Denis Raisin Dadre
, music director
Royal Festivities at the French Court
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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4:30pm–6:30pm | Masterclass: 17th-century Accompanied Solo Song
Ellen Hargis, Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs

New England Conservatory's Williams Hall
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7pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Benoit Dratwicki, Artistic Director, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Masters of the French Baroque: Charpentier, Lalande, and Lully
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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8pm | CHAMBER OPERA
VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT | Solamente Naturali
Miloš Valent,
artistic leader
Flauto ultimo — Vox humana
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019

12:30pm | CONCERT
Stefan Temmingh, recorder & Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord
Criminals, Murderers, Borderliners: Music by Leclair, Veracini, Mealli, and Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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2pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Reality and Illusion in Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
Learn More »

3:10pm | OPERA Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

3:30pm | CENTERPIECE OPERA
Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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Please Note: Tickets for Orlando can only be purchased through BEMF in conjunction with something else on this order form. Otherwise, please visit www.EmersonTheatres.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019

7pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Members of the VERSAILLES Directorial Team
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA

8pm | CHAMBER OPERA
VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA
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SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019

2pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Members of the VERSAILLES Directorial Team
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA

3pm | CHAMBER OPERA
VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA
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All venues are located in Boston, Massachusetts, unless otherwise stated. Programs, artists, dates, and venues subject to change.