FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2011
CONTACT: Kathleen Fay, Executive Director
617-661-1812 | email@example.com
MEDIA ALERT: Boston Early Music Festival concludes its 2010–2011 Season with the 22nd annual performance of The Tallis Scholars on April 1, 2011.
The Tallis Scholars (vocal ensemble; United Kingdom)
Peter Phillips, director
Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8pm
Celebrating Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)
Francisco Guerrero: Regina Caeli
Tickets priced at $19, $38, $49, and $66 each can be purchased at WWW.BEMF.ORG and 617-661-1812; a $5 discount for students, seniors, and groups is offered by calling 617-661-1812.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The program celebrates Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611), the greatest composer of the Spanish Renaissance, during the 400th anniversary of his death. The selections will place this master in context as The Tallis Scholars explore repertoire by his contemporaries, predecessors, and successors before culminating in his astonishing Requiem of 1605, an undisputed masterpiece of spiritual intensity and awe-inspiring beauty.
ABOUT THE ENSEMBLE:
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
ABOUT THE BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Recognized as the preeminent early music presenting organization in North America, the Boston Early Music Festival has been credited with securing Boston’s reputation as “America’s early music capital” (The Boston Globe). Founded in 1981, the Boston Early Music Festival offers diverse programs and activities, including three Grammy-nominated opera recordings, an annual concert series that brings early music’s brightest stars to the Boston and New York concert stages, and a biennial week-long Festival and Exhibition recognized as the “world’s leading festival of early music” (The Times, London). The fully staged operatic centerpiece of the 16th Festival and Exhibition in 2011 will be the North American premiere of Agostino Steffani’s Niobe, Queen of Thebes led by BEMF Artistic Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, and Stage Director in Residence and Set Designer Gilbert Blin. The international cast will include soprano Amanda Forsythe in the title role and countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as Anfione.
The 2010–2011 Boston Early Music Festival concert season is presented with support from the Dante Alighieri Society, Massachusetts Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, ConstellationCenter, WGBH Radio Boston, Harpsichord Clearing House, Zuckermann Harpsichords International, The Gregory E. Bulger Foundation, and U. S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Dates, times, venues, artists, and programs are subject to change.
Dates, times, venues, artists, and programs are subject to change.
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