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June 2015 Festival | Invention & Discovery
Festival ConcertsFestival Concerts

In addition to the fully staged operatic centerpiece, 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.

Tickets for Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 are on sale now. Tickets for the full roster of concerts will go on sale later this year.

Monday, June 8
Evening Concert | 8pm
Jordi Savall Hespèrion XXI
Jordi Savall, director

Folias, Antiguas & Criollas: From the Ancient World to the New World
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall


With guest artists from Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Enrique Barona, huapanguera, leona, jarana jarocha 3a, mosquito, maracas & pandero
Ulises Martínez, violin & guitarra de son
Leopoldo Novoa, marimbol, guitarra de son 3a, jarana huasteca, quijada de caballo & arpa llanera
Xavier Díaz-Latorre, theorbo & guitar
Andrew Lawrence-King, arpa cruzada
Xavier Puertas, violone
David Mayoral, percussion
Jordi Savall, director & viola da gamba
Hespèrion XXI Website

Tembembe Ensamble Continuo Website
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Late Night Concert | 11pm
Monica Huggett Monica Huggett, Harry van der Kamp, Stephen Stubbs & Friends
in partnership with The Portland Baroque Orchestra

The Vocal Concerto: Music of Scheidt, Buxtehude, Nicolai, Biber, Bruhns, Weichlein, and Johann Christoph Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Monica Huggett, violin
Harry van der Kamp, bass
Stephen Stubbs, lute
Erin Headley, Christel Thielmann & David Morris, viola da gamba
Robert Mealy, violin
Robert Nairn, violone
Alexander Weimann, organ
Monica Huggett Website

Harry van der Kamp Website

Stephen Stubbs Website
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Tuesday, June 9
Afternoon Concert | 5pm
Concerto Soave Concerto Soave

D’Amore consumato: A new music for new loves — The early seicento new monody
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

María Cristina Kiehr, soprano
Mara Galassi, arpa
Sylvie Moquet, viola da gamba
Jean-Marc Aymes, organ & harpsichord
Concerto Soave Website
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Late Night Concert | 11pm
Late Night Concert Late Night Concert

Personnel, program, and location to be announced

 

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Wednesday, June 10
Afternoon Concert | 5pm
Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam
Harry van der Kamp, director

Works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, C. P. E. Bach, and J. S. Bach, including the last unfinished contrapunctus of the Art of Fugue
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall


Nele Gramß & Gerlinde Sämann, soprano
Marnix De Cat & Daniel Elgersma, alto
Charles Daniels & Harry van Berne, tenor
Harry van der Kamp & Jelle Drayer, bass
Alexander Weimann, fortepiano, organ & harpsichord
Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam Website
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Evening Concert | 8pm
Sequentia Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby, director

Frankish Phantoms: Echoes from the Carolingian Palaces (8th–10th centuries)
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Benjamin Bagby, voice & harp
Wolodymyr Smishkewych, voice
Norbert Rodenkirchen, flutes, cithara & harp
Sequentia Website
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Late Night Concert | 11pm
Monica Huggett and Alexander Weismann Monica Huggett, violin
& Alexander Weimann, harpsichord


J. S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
Monica Huggett Website

Alexander Weimann Website
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Thursday, June 11
Mini-Festival | 9am to 4pm
Organ Mini-Festival Organ Mini-Festival

Performers and location to be announced

 

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Afternoon Concert | 5pm
Paul O'Dette Three, Four & Twenty Lutes
Paul O'Dette, director

A revival of the historic BEMF 1989 concert, in memory of the late Pat O’Brien
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Featuring Stephen Stubbs, Grant Herreid, Charles Weaver, and sixteen other lutenists to be announced

 

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Evening Concert | 8pm
Stephen Stubbs Boston Early Music Festival Vocal & Chamber Ensembles
Stephen Stubbs, conductor

Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers for the Blessed Virgin (1610)
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

With guest artists from Dark Horse Consort

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Late Night Concert | 11pm
Norbert Rodenkirchen Norbert Rodenkirchen, Medieval flutes

Hamlin 1284: On the trail of the Pied Piper
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

With Wolodymyr Smishkewych, narrator

 

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Friday, June 12
Mini-Festival | 10:30am to 4pm
Keyboard Mini-Festival Keyboard Mini-Festival

Curated by Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Performers to be announced
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
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Afternoon Concert | 5pm
Philippe Pierlot Ricercar Consort
Philippe Pierlot, director
With Céline Scheen, soprano

Rameau in Berlin: Music of Marin Marais, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Ludwig Hesse
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

François Fernandez, violin
François Guerrier, harpsichord
Philippe Pierlot & Rainer Zipperling, bass viol
Ricercar Consort Website
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Evening Concert | 8pm
Vox Luminis

Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier, director

Schütz and the Bach Family
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Zsuzsi Tóth, Armelle Froeliger, Kristen Witmer & Kerlijne Van Nevel, soprano
Jan Kullmann & Barnabás Hegyi, alto
Olivier Berten, Philippe Froeliger & Robert Buckland, tenor
Bertrand Delvaux, & Lionel Meunier, bass
Masato Suzuki, organ
Ricardo Rodríguez Miranda, viola da gamba

Vox Luminis Website
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Late Night Concert | 11pm
Musica Pacifica Musica Pacifica

Dancing in the Isles
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Judith Linsenberg, director, recorders & whistle
Elizabeth Blumenstock & Robert Mealy, violin
David Morris, violoncello & viola da gamba
Charles Sherman, harpsichord
Charles Weaver, lute & guitar
Danny Mallon, percussion
Musica Pacifica Website
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Saturday, June 13
Afternoon Concert | 2:30pm
Masaaki Suzuki Juilliard415 & Royal Academy of Music
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Rachel Podger, concertmaster

Music of J. S. Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
Jullliard415 Website

Royal Academy of Music Website
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Late Night Concert | 11pm
BEMF Chamber Ensemble BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Robert Mealy, director
With guest artists from Dark Horse Consort and BEMF Dance Ensemble

Program to be announced
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
Dark Horse Consort Website
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Sunday, June 14
Afternoon Concert | 12:30pm
Michael Form Michael Form & Friends

Virtuoso Venetian Chamber Music: Works by Vivaldi, Veracini, Albinoni, Sieber, and Marcello
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Michael Form, recorder
Mélanie Flahaut, bassoon
Dirk Börner, harpsichord & organ