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2013 FESTIVAL

Operatic Centerpiece

Handel's Almira

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Festival Concerts

BEMF Chamber Opera Series Double Bill:
Marc-Antoine Charpentier's La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Melinda Sullivan, Choreographer
Lenore Doxsee, Lighting Designer

BEMF Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation Quartet
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
Amandine Beyer, violin
Miloš Valent, viola
Eric Hoeprich, Baroque clarinet
Music of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, on Mozart's Original Instruments

Symphonie des Dragons
Gonzalo X. Ruiz, director
Au Goût du Soldat: Refining Regimental Music in France and Germany

Dame Emma Kirkby, soprano and Paul O’Dette, lute
Time Stands Still: Music of John Dowland

Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord
Music by Couperin, Froberger, Handel, and Bach

Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba and Lorenzo Ghielmi, harpsichord
Master and Student

La Risonanza
Fabio Bonizzoni, director
Handel: From England to Italy

Elizabeth Kenny, lute
English eccentrics, French fanatics: Cuthbert Hely, the Gaultiers, and Robert Johnson

The Newberry Consort
David Douglass & Ellen Hargis, directors
With Exsultemus, Period Vocal Ensemble
Rosa das Rosas: Cantigas de Santa Maria

BEMF Orchestra
Robert Mealy, director
The Birth of the Orchestra: The extravagant and sonorous sounds of Paris and Rome, c.1700

Atalante
Erin Headley, director
In Carmine Dolore: Ancient Classical and Biblical Laments of 17th-century Rome

Gli Incogniti
Amandine Beyer, director
Viennoiseries: Austrian Music in the Stylus Phantasticus from the 17th-century

The Hilliard Ensemble
A Hilliard Songbook

Siobhán Armstrong, early Irish harp
and Aine Ni Dhroighneain, voice
My Small Dark Rose: Music of Early Ireland

Hespèrion XXI
Jordi Savall, director
Istanbul: Dimitrie Cantemir's The Book of the Science of Music and the Ottoman, Sephardic & Armenian traditions

Tragicomedia and Friends
Stephen Stubbs, director
Singen, Spielen, Tanzen, Trinken

The Royal Wind Music
Paul Leenhouts, director
Angeli, Zingare e Pastori: Symbols & Allegories in Italian Renaissance Music

Keyboard Mini-Festival: The Youthful Keyboard: Inspiration and Instruction

directed by Peter Sykes

featuring Peter Sykes, Fabio Bonizzoni, Anthony Romaniuk, Yi-Heng Yang, and Ulrika Davidsson

Organ Mini-Festival: The Genius of Johann Sebastian Bach

directed by William Porter

featuring William Porter, Lorenzo Ghielmi, and John Scott