Festival Concerts

2021 Festival | June 6–13, 2021

Festival Concerts

Hailed as “Heaven…for early music fans” by The New York Times, the 2021 Virtual Festival presented a series of 14 premium concerts and recitals showcasing some of the world’s most accomplished Early Music artists and ensembles. Each performance was newly filmed and recorded—safely and responsibly—and premiered exclusively for BEMF audiences.

MONDAY | JUNE 7, 2021

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12PM | Ensemble Correspondances & Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano

Sébastien Daucé, director
Perpetual Night: 17th-century Ayres and Songs
Recorded December 8, 2020 at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, France

Doulce Memoire

8PM | Doulce Mémoire

Denis Raisin Dadre, director
Leonardo da Vinci: The Hidden Music
Recorded at Château du Clos Lucé, Amboise, France

TUESDAY | JUNE 8, 2021

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8PM | Cinquecento

Jean Richafort: A Requiem for Josquin
Recorded at Hofburgkapelle: Imperial Chapel, Vienna, Austria

WEDNESDAY | JUNE 9, 2021

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Organ Mini-Festival

11:30am | Leo van Doeselaar, organ
Johann Sebastian Bach, his teachers, and his sons
Recorded on the Arp Schnitger Organ, Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands

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1pm | Catalina Vicens, organetto
Simple Solace
Recorded on location in Basel, Switzerland

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2:30pm | Benjamin Alard, organ
London’s Castle Grant Chamber Organ: Works of Blow, Purcell, Handel, and J.S. Bach
Recorded on the Castle Grant Chamber Organ by John Byfield II, London, 1766, Musée de Provins et du Provinois, Provins, France

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8PM | L’Achéron

François Joubert-Caillet, director
Dowland & Holborne: Lachrimae, or the Image of Melancholy
Recorded at Château de Lunéville (“the Versailles of Lorraine”), Lunéville, France

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10PM | Juilliard415

Robert Mealy, director & violin
Terpsichore: A Baroque Dance Mix
Recorded April 12, 2016 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, New York

THURSDAY | JUNE 10, 2021

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Keyboard Mini-Festival

11:30am | Benjamin Alard, clavichord
The Expressive Clavichord: Works of Buxtehude, Fischer, J. S. Bach, and C. P. E. Bach
Recorded at Musée de Provins et du Provinois, Provins, France

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1pm | Francesco Corti, harpsichord
Streams to Bach: Works of Scheidemann, Froberger, Reincken, Kuhnaul, and J. S. Bach
Recorded on location in Basel, Switzerland

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2:30pm | Carmen Leoni, fortepiano
Lo scherzo ingegnoso dell’arte: Keyboard Sonatas by Scarlatti, Haydn, and Mozart
Recorded on location in Lavagna, Italy

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8PM | Amanda Forsythe, soprano
& BEMF Chamber Ensemble

Stephen Stubbs, director
Handel as Orpheus
Recorded at the GBH Fraser Performance Studio, Boston, Massachusetts

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10PM | Erik Bosgraaf, recorder & Francesco Corti, harpsichord

The Recorder Sonatas of Georg Philipp Telemann
Recorded at Musikbrauerei, Säulenhalle, Berlin, Germany

FRIDAY | JUNE 11, 2021

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8PM | BEMF Vocal & Chamber Ensembles

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Tempro la cetra: I tune the lyre
Recorded at the GBH Fraser Performance Studio, Boston, Massachusetts

Teresa Wakim, soprano; Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Aaron Sheehan and Jason McStoots, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone

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10PM | Paul O’Dette, lute

Only Joy: Elizabethan Lute Music of Solace and Joy
Recorded on location in Rochester, New York

SUNDAY | JUNE 13, 2021

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8PM | ACRONYM

Ad Astra: Music of Valentini, Bertali, Schmelzer, Rosenmüller, and others
Recorded at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, New York