Schedule of Events

2019 Festival | June 9–16, 2019

Festival Schedule

Our 2019 Festival has now come to a close. Save the dates for our next biennial Festival—June 6–13, 2021!

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

2pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Reality and Illusion in Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

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3:10pm | OPERA Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

3:30pm | OPERA | Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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7pm | Opening Night Gala Reception
Washington Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

7pm | Pre-Concert Talk
Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University
Bach's Grand Passion
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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8pm | CONCERT
Dunedin Consort
Kristian Bezuidenhout,
director
J. S. Bach: Matthaüs Passion, BWV 244
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT
Zachary Wilder, tenor & Josep Maria Martí Duran, lute
Mad Rush: Fever dreams of 17th-century Italy
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

5pm | CONCERT
Phoebe Carrai & Friends
Out of Italy: Works by Luigi Boccherini, Francesco Geminiani, and Antonio Vivaldi
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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7pm | Pre-Concert Talk
Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University
The Arnstadt Bach Clan
New England Conservatory's Brown Hall
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8pm | CONCERT
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier,
director
with members of Quicksilver
J. S. Bach: The Arnstadt Collection
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT
Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord
Bach & Les Goûts Réünis
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019

9am–11am | Symposium: Planned Giving Seminar & BEMF's Orpheus Society
Attorney David W. Adams, Pathway Law, LLC; Bernice K. Chen, BEMF Chairman; and Kathleen Fay, BEMF Executive Director
The College Club of Boston
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10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am | Masterclass: Vocal music in J. S. Bach's library
Lionel Meunier
Session One (10am–11am): Florilegium Portense: Late Renaissance Motets;
Session Two (11am–12 noon): The Incredible Bach Family
First Church Boston
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1pm–3pm | OPEN REHEARSAL
Lionel Meunier
, Director of the BEMF 2019 Collegium, and members of the BEMF 2019 Collegium
First Church Boston
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3:30pm | CONCERT
BEMF 2019 Collegium
Lionel Meunier,
director
First Church Boston
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5pm | CONCERT
ACRONYM Ensemble
Dreams of the Wounded Musketeer
Emmanuel Church
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5:30pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Reality and Illusion in Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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6:40pm | OPERA Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

7pm | CENTERPIECE OPERA
Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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8pm | CONCERT
Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby,
director
Charms, Riddles, and Elegies of the Medieval Northlands (8th-11th centuries)
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT
The Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
Songes & Mençonges: Medieval visions and dreams of prophecy, love, and folly
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019

9am–11am | Organ Mini-Festival
Part One: Luca Guglielmi, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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9am–11:45am | Workshops for Entrepreneurs
Led by Debra Nagy, oboist & Founder and Artistic Director of Les Délices
Session (9am–10:15am), Envisioning your career: An Interactive Workshop; Session Two (10:30am–11:45am), What makes a great colleague?
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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9:30am–11am | Dance Workshop
Session One: Melinda Sullivan, BEMF Dance Director
Emmanuel Church Music Room
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10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am | Masterclass: Italian Vocal Repertoire
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti

Hale Chapel, First Church Boston
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11:30am–1pm | Dance Workshop
Session Two: Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, Choreographer, Steffani's Orlando
Emmanuel Church Music Room
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11:30am–1:30pm | Organ Mini-Festival
Part Two: David Yearsley, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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12:30pm–4pm | Lecture-Demonstrations
Led by Erin Headley
Session (12:30pm–2pm), My Life's Journey with the Lirone; Session Two (2:30pm–4pm), An introduction to www.lirone.org
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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2pm–4pm | Organ Mini-Festival
Part Three: Kimberly Marshall, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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2pm | Masterclass: Viola da Gamba
Vittorio Ghielmi

Presented in collaboration with the Viola da Gamba Society of America
Emmanuel Church Music Room
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5pm | CONCERT
Kristian Bezuidenhout & Friends
Piano and Wind Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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7pm | Pre-Concert Talk
Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Professor of Music, Cornell University
Hearing the dance in Rameau's orchestral music
New England Conservatory's Brown Hall
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8pm | CONCERT
BEMF Orchestra
Robert Mealy
, director
Emőke Baráth & Teresa Wakim, soprano
Christian Immler, baritone
Caroline Copeland & Pierre-François Dollé, dancers
Dreams and Monsters: The theatrical orchestra of Jean-Philippe Rameau
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT
Amanda Forsythe, Christian Immler & Friends
Delirium: Mad songs of English composers
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019

9am–11am | Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part One: Benjamin Alard, clavichord
First Church Boston
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10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am | Lecture-Demonstration
Rebecca Harris-Warrick
and Hubert Hazebroucq, featuring Hubert Hazebroucq, Gloria Giordano, and BEMF Orchestra artists
Comic Italian Dancing in the time of Handel and Rameau
Emmanuel Church Parish Hall
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10am | Masterclass: Voice
Christian Immler

French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston
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11:30am–1:30pm | Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Two: Byron Schenkman, fortepiano
First Church Boston
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10am | Lecture-Demonstration
Benoit Dratwicki
, Artistic Director, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Operatic Arias from Lully to Gluck: Singing, Style, Repertoire, and Sources
French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston
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2pm–4pm | Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Three: Benjamin Alard, harpsichord
First Church Boston
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2pm | Pre-Concert Talk
Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus at MIT
The Madness of Handel's Orlando
Emmanuel Church Parish Hall
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2:30pm | Masterclass: Violoncello & Viola da Gamba
Phoebe Carrai & Erin Headley

French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston
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3pm | SPECIAL CONCERT
Members of the 2019 Young Artist Training Program
Orlando by George Frideric Handel
Emmanuel Church Parish Hall

5pm | CONCERT
Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da gamba & Shalev ad-El, harpsichord
Dreaming Jupiter: Virtuosity and expression in the French and English Baroque
Emmanuel Church
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5:30pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Reality and Illusion in Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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6:40pm | OPERA Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

7pm | CENTERPIECE OPERA
Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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8pm | CONCERT
Stile Antico
Queen of Muses: Music of Tallis, Byrd, and Dowland
Emmanuel Church
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11pm | CONCERT
Ensemble Clément Janequin
The Banquet of Bacchus and Cupid: An orgy of decadence
Emmanuel Church
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019

10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am–1pm | BEMF Symposium: Producing and Performing Agostino Steffani's Orlando generoso
Moderated by Colin Timms, with Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Gilbert Blin, Robert Mealy, Melinda Sullivan, Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, and Ellen T. Harris
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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11:30am | Masterclass: Recorder
Stefan Temmingh

Emmanuel Church Music Room
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2pm–4pm | Family Day
Part One at 2pm, Promised Land presents En Avant! A musical history of the American melting pot.
Part Two at 3pm, Scavenger Hunt at the world-famous BEMF Exhibition
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown

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2:30pm | CONCERT
Doulce Mémoire
Denis Raisin Dadre
, music director
Royal Festivities at the French Court
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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4:30pm–6:30pm | Masterclass: 17th-century Accompanied Solo Song
Ellen Hargis, Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs

New England Conservatory's Williams Hall
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7pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Benoit Dratwicki, Artistic Director, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Masters of the French Baroque: Charpentier, Lalande, and Lully
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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8pm | CHAMBER OPERA
VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm | CONCERT | Solamente Naturali
Miloš Valent,
artistic leader
Flauto ultimo — Vox humana
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019

12:30pm | CONCERT
Stefan Temmingh, recorder & Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord
Criminals, Murderers, Borderliners: Music by Leclair, Veracini, Mealli, and Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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2pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Reality and Illusion in Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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3:10pm | OPERA Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

3:30pm | CENTERPIECE OPERA
Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019

7pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Members of the VERSAILLES Directorial Team
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA

8pm | CHAMBER OPERA
VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA
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SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019

2pm | Pre-Opera Talk
Members of the VERSAILLES Directorial Team
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA

3pm | CHAMBER OPERA
VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA
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