1993 Festival

1993 Festival

Centerpiece Opera:


Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio the Younger (ca. 1573–1630) | Learn more »

Festival Concerts:

Colin Tilney, harpsichord & virginals

Music of William Byrd (1543–1623): In Europe is none like to our English man

Paul O’Dette, lute

Dowland and Byrd

BEMF Orchestra and Soloists

Paul O’Dette and Andrew Parrott, directors
The Phœnix and the Oracle: Musicke of sundrie natures from the time of Monteverdi and Byrd

The King’s Noyse

David Douglass, director
A Light Heart’s a Jewell: Ballads for voice and violin band 

The Boston Camerata

Joel Cohen, director

Schola Cantorum of Boston

L. Frederick Jodry, director
Trav’ling Home: Musical migrations in England and America, 1775–1875

Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord & virginals

Mad Italians and Englishmen

Concerto Palatino

Bruce Dickey and Charles Toet, directors
Effetti e Stravagante: Affect and effect in 17th-century instrumental music

Andrew Lawrence-King, harp & double harp

The Seventeenth-Century Harp

Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

John Finney, director

James David Christie, organ

William Byrd (1543–1623): Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal—Anthems, Psalms, and Canticles