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2015-2016 Season

For 26 years, the annual Boston Early Music Festival Concert Series has presented the world’s most engaging and adventurous artists and ensembles in glorious venues and concert stages throughout greater Boston. In our 2015–2016 Season, experience ten unforgettable programs of enthralling discoveries and cherished masterpieces. We offer unbeatable discounts when you order a subscription package of three or more programs, so be sure to order now for the best seats in the house!

Emma Kikrby, soprano & Jaob Lindberg, lute
The Golden Age Revived: 17th-century songs of Dowland, Purcell, Lawes, Blow, Humfry, and Eccles
William Christie

Friday, October 2, 2015, 8pm | Purchase Tickets
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

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Solamenta Naturali
Musica Globus: 17th- and 18th-century Folk and Dance Music from Middle Europe
William Christie

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:30pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

Friday, October 16, 2015, 8pm | Purchase Tickets
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Miloš Valent, artistic leader, violin, viola, & canto
Jan Roktya, cimbalom, recorders, duduk, clarinet, & canto
Peter Michálik, violin
Peter Vrbinčík, viola & canto
Juraj Kováč, ’cello & canto
Lumír Machek, double bass
Soma Dinyés, harpsichord, daf, gong, & triangle

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Anne Sofie von Otter & Friends
Music of Dowland, Purcell, Monteverdi, and a selection of Airs de cour
Anne Sofie von Otter Monday, November 9, 2015, 8pm | Purchase Tickets
Paine Hall at Harvard University, Cambridge

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Dunford, theorbo
Jonathan Cohan, harpsichord & organ
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BEMF Chamber Opera Series: Handel's Acis and Galatea
By-popular-demand! A revival of the 2009 Chamber Opera Series production
Teresa Wakim & Aaron Sheehan

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 8pm | Purchase Tickets
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 3pm
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New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston


Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Melinda Sullivan, Assistant to the Stage Director

Aaron Sheehan, Acis
Teresa Wakim,
Galatea
Douglas Williams,
Polyphemus
Jason McStoots,
Damon
Mark Williams,
Coridon

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The Tallis Scholars
Music of John Sheppard, Thomas Tallis, and Arvo Pärt
The Tallis Scholars Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8pm | Purchase Tickets
St. Paul Church, Cambridge


Peter Phillips, director
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Paul O'Dette & Ronn McFarlane, lute
For Two Lutes: Virtuoso Duets from Italy and England
Paul O'Dette & Ronn McFarlane

Friday, January 15, 2016, 7:30pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8pm | Purchase Tickets
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

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Orlando Consort
Guillaume de Machaut: Portrait of a Genius
Orlando Consort Friday, February 12, 2016, 8pm | Purchase Tickets
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
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Jordi Savall Trio
The English & Celtic Viol: At the Court and Exile
Jordi Savall Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8pm | Purchase Tickets
St. Paul Church, Cambridge
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Ton Koopman & Tini Mathot, harpsichord
Harpsichord solos and duos for four hands and two keyboards by Bach, Soler, and Mozart
Ton Koopman & Tini Mathot

Friday, March 11, 2016, 8pm | Purchase Tickets
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 4pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

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Les Arts Florissants
Serious Airs and Drinking Songs
William Christie Sunday, April 24, 2016, 7:30pm | Purchase Tickets
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge


William Christie, director & harpsichord

Emmanuelle de Negri, soprano
Anna Reinhold, mezzo-soprano
Cyril Auvity, high tenor
Marc Mauillon, baritone
Lisandro Abadie, bass
Florence Malgoire & Tami Troman, violin
Myriam Rignol, viola da gamba
Thomas Dunford, theorbo