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
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
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

8pm | CONCERT
Dunedin Consort
Kristian Bezuidenhout,
director
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion
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, Frencesco 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
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

8pm | CONCERT
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier,
director
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

10am-5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am | Masterclass: Vocal Music of the Bach Family
Lionel Meunier & Vox Luminis

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
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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9:30am-11am | Dance Workshop
Session One: Melinda Sullivan, BEMF Dance Director
Music Room, Emmanuel Church

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-1:30pm | Organ Mini-Festival
Part Two: David Yearsley, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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11:30am-1pm | Dance Workshop
Session Two: Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, Choreographer, Steffani's Orlando
Music Room, Emmanuel Church

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
Music Room, Emmanuel Church
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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
Dance in Rameau's operas: Castor et Pollux & Dardanus
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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 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 | Masterclass: Voice
Christian Immler

Location TBA
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11:30am-1:30pm | Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Two: Byron Schenkman, fortepiano
First Church 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
Parish Hall, Emmanuel Church

2:30pm | Masterclass: Violoncello & Viola da Gamba
Phoebe Carrai & Erin Headley

French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston
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3pm | CONCERT
2019 Young Artist Training Program participants
Orlando by George Frideric Handel
Parish Hall, Emmanuel Church
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5pm | CONCERT
Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da gamba & Shalev ad-El, harpsichord
Dreaming Jupiter: Virtuosity and expression in French 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
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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11:30am | Masterclass: Recorder
Stefan Temmingh

Emmanuel Church Music Room
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2pm-4pm | Family Day
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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11:30am | Masterclass: 17th-century Accompanied Solo Song
Ellen Hargis, Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs

New England Conservatory's Williams 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
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 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 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.