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2015 FESTIVAL

Operatic Centerpiece

The Monteverdi Trilogy

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Festival Concerts

Hespèrion XXI
Jordi Savall, director & viola da gamba
with guest artists from Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Folias, Angiquas & Criollas: From the Ancient World to the New World

Monica Huggett, Harry van der Kamp, Stephen Stubbs & Friends
in a program developed by The Portland Baroque Orchestra, Monica Huggett, Artistic Director
The Vocal Concerto: Hidden Masterpieces of 17th-century Germany

Concerto Soava
D'Amore consumato: New Music for New Loves

Philippe Pierlot, bass viol
Life, death, and life: Music of Bach, Hume, Abel, Sainte Colombe, and Foccroulle

Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam
Harry van der Kamp, director
Music of Sweelnick, J. S. Bach, and C. P. E. Bach

Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby, director
Frankish Phantoms: Echoes from the Carolingian Palaces (8th–10th centuries)

Monica Huggett, violin & Alexander Weimann, harpsichord
J. S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Three, Four & Twenty Lutes
Paul O'Dette, director
A revival of the historic BEMF 1989 concert, in memory of the late Patrick O'Brien

Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
Boston Early Music Festival Vocal & Chamber Ensembles

Stephen Stubbs, conductor

Norbert Rodenkirchen, Medieval flutes
with Wolodymyr Smishkewych, narrator
Hamelin 1284: On the trail of the Pied Piper

Ricercar Consort
Philippe Pierlot, director
with Céline Scheen, soprano
Rameau in Berlin

Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier, director
Schütz and the Bach Family

Musica Pacifica
Dancing in the Isles

Juilliard415 & Royal Academy of Music
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Rachel Podger, concertmaster
Music of J. S. Bach

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble
Robert Mealy, director
with Dark Horse Consort and BEMF Dance Ensemble
Inventions of Delight: Dance music from the courts of the early 17th century

Michael Form & Friends
Vivaldiana: Virtuoso Venetian Chamber Music

Keyboard Mini-Festival: The Golden Age of the Clavier

curated by Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments for the MFA

featuring Alexander Weimann, Tom Beghin, and Luc Beauséjour

Organ Mini-Festival: Counterpoint and Seconda Prattica

directed by William Porter

featuring William Porter, David Yearsley, and John Scott