2019 Festival | June 9–16, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Boston Early Music Festival.
Subscriptions and Individual Tickets are NOW ON SALE!

Immerse yourself in North America’s premier celebration of Early Music, with eight days of GRAMMY-winning opera, thrilling concerts, the world-famous Exhibition, and more!

Our 20th BIENNIAL FESTIVAL, featuring the theme of “Dreams & Madness,” brings the world of Early Music together in Boston for a weeklong celebration. Secure your seats today!



Centerpiece Opera: Steffani’s Orlando
In a world of knights and dragons, a tale of magic and mystery comes to life in the fully staged North American premiere of Agostino Steffani’s 1691 operatic masterpiece. LEARN MORE »

Chamber Opera:VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
Enjoy two chamber operas by Charpentier and Lalande from the height of Louis XIV’s reign, exalting the splendor of the palace and its gardens, alongside divertissements from Lully’s AtysLEARN MORE »



7 Days of Festival Concerts
The 2019 Festival will feature lively and engaging concerts from Kristian Bezuidenhout, Sequentia, Stile Antico, Dunedin Consort, Doulce Mémoire, our own all-star BEMF Orchestra, and so much more. Plus the Organ and Keyboard Mini-Festivals! LEARN MORE »

Fringe Concerts
One of the most important features of every Festival is the remarkable array of Fringe Concerts by dozens of artists and ensembles from around the world. We are accepting applications now. LEARN MORE »



The World-Famous Exhibition
The heart of the Festival, our Exhibition is the largest Early Music trade show in North America, with makers of period instruments, music publishers, dealers in rare books, prints, and manuscripts, representatives from the finest conservatories, and more Early Music professionals. LEARN MORE »

Concurrent Events
Festival Week in Boston features a vast array of Concurrent Events, including lectures, Family Day, Dance Workshops, Performances Masterclasses, and more. LEARN MORE »

Be a part of the 2019 Festival!

Individual tickets and subscription packages are NOW ON SALE. Secure your seats »

Become an Exhibitor. Register today »

Present a Fringe Concert. Register today »

Volunteer at the 2019 Festival & Exhibition. Register today »

Advertise in the 2019 Festival Program Book. Book your ad »

Plan your visit! Discounted hotel rooms are available or register for Dormitory housing. Learn more »