BEMF’s Video Spotlight
Superstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky performing the hauntingly beautiful “Sfere amiche” from Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe at the 2011 Festival. He returns to BEMF this November in a sublime concert program featuring Italian Baroque masterworks inspired by the Orpheus legend, joining with the all-star BEMF Chamber Ensemble and soprano Amanda Forsythe.
“Arguably the most important and influential
Early Music event in the world.” —BBC Radio 3
Upcoming Concerts at BEMF!
Pacific Baroque Orchestra with Karina Gauvin
3-time GRAMMY nominated soprano Karina Gauvin and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra offer a captivating program of opera arias from the Russian Baroque. Sunday, October 27 in Boston.
Fresh off their latest Gramophone Award, Belgium's Vox Luminis returns to BEMF for an illuminating survey of motets of the Bach family. Saturday, November 2 in Cambridge.
"La Storia di Orfeo"
BEMF reunites with superstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and sublime soprano Amanda Forsythe for a gorgeous concert pastiche of the Orpheus legend. THANKSGIVING WEEKEND in Boston!
Save the dates for our next biennial Festival—June 6–13, 2021!
Who We Are
Since 1981, the Boston Early Music Festival has established itself as an international leader in the field of Early Music. BEMF presents a wealth of diverse programs and activities, including superb productions of Baroque opera, award-winning recordings, an annual concert season that brings the field’s brightest stars to Boston and New York City, and North America’s leading festival for Early Music.
“An absolute delight.” —The New York Times
Our 2019–2020 Season celebrates 30 years of bring Boston concerts from the world’s finest artists and ensembles.
Thank you for joining us for our 20th Festival and Exhibition, June 9–16, 2019 in Boston.
“One of the nation’s foremost Early Music organizations.” —The New Yorker
Meet Our Artistic Leadership