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    Fringe Concerts
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Invention & Discovery | June 7-14, 2015
Concurrent Events

BEMF Concurrent Events offer unique opportunities to hear from and interact with some of the top scholars and artists in Early Music today. The 2015 Festival will feature:

Join the BEMF Board of Directors, Overseers, Trustees, Staff, Artistic Directors, Festival Artists, and guests for the Gala Opening Night Reception.

Lecture/Concert: Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages is based on Thomas Forrest Kelly's new book and features performances by Blue Heron.

Performance Masterclasses allow students, as well as professional musicians, to receive a public coaching by some of the top performers in the field today. Auditors are encouraged to attend.

Featured BEMF Artists lead a participatory Dance Workshops exploring aspects of Baroque dance featured in Boston Early Music Festival opera productions. This unqiue event is always popular and limited to the first 50 particpants.

Lectures and Demonstrations with a symposium on producing The Monteverdi Trilogy and a talk given by Handel scholar Ellen T. Harris.

Pre-Opera Talks precede most BEMF opera performances. These engaging talks offer audience members fascinating insights into the music and the evolution of BEMF's production.

Celebrate the conclusion of the Festival with food and drink as well as impromptu performances by BEMF Artists at the BEMF Pub Party!

Festival Week Pass ($40) provides you with admission to the Exhibition, the BEMF CD Store, Symposia, Dance Workshops, Performance Masterclasses as auditors, Family Day, and Pre-Opera Talks for the entire week, as well as discounts to select Fringe Concerts. Festival Week Passes may be purchased in advance from the BEMF Box Office; Week Passes and Day Passes ($10) will be available at the BEMF Welcome Center at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown or at any of the above events during the Festival week.