2009 Festival

2009 Festival

Centerpiece Opera:

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello (1598-1659) | Learn more »

Chamber Opera:

John Blow: Venus and Adonis and Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Actéon

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Festival Concerts:

Crawford Young, lute

Amors, Amors: Landscapes of Love, Lost and Found Quattrocento Music from the Italian Courts

Ricercar Consort

Philippe Pierlot, director
Ritratto dell’Amore: Music of Couperin, Marais, and Clérambault

Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
Pieter Wispelwey, violoncello

Beethoven in Berlin

Ensemble Zefiro

Alfredo Bernardini, director
The Winds of the Serenissima: Music of dall’Abaco, Vivaldi, Platti, Lotti, and Galuppi


Katarina Livljanič, director
Judith: A Biblical Story from Renaissance Croatia

Pierre Hantaï, harpsichord

Masters of the Keyboard: Domenico Scarlatti and Johann Sebastian Bach

BEMF Chamber Ensemble

A Grand Entertainment: “Orchestral” Delights

Stile Antico

Song of Songs: Sensuous Polyphony from the Courts of Renaissance Europe

Trio Hantaï

Bach and his Contemporaries

Flanders Recorder Quartet

The Amorous Flute

Paul Leenhouts, recorder
Gabe Shuford, harpsichord & organ

D’amours me plains: 16th- and 17th-century Embellished Chansons and Madrigals

Erin Headley and Anne-Marie Lasla, violas da gamba
Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord

Les Esprits Inséparables


Venite Amandi a la Lizadra Festa: Ballate, Madrigali, and Danze of the Italian Ars Nova

Tragicomedia and Friends

Stephen Stubbs, director
Here I am, ready for kisses: The Many Sides of Love in Monteverdi’s Madrigals

Keyboard Mini-Festival

Peter Sykes, director
featuring Kristian Bezuidenhout, Andrew Willis, Luca Guglielmi, William Porter, Peter Sykes, and David Breitman

Organ Mini-Festival

William Porter, director
featuring Joan Lippincott, Bálint Karosi, and William Porter