Schedule of Events

2023 Festival | June 4–11, 2023

Festival Schedule

Welcome to the June 2023 Boston Early Music Festival, North America’s premier celebration of Early Music.

After the success of our 2021 Virtual Festival, we are thrilled to return in person for our 2023 Festival and Exhibition— A Celebration of Women—June 4 to 11. We have planned a spectacular array of events honoring the work of women, both current and past, that will illuminate the integral role that women have always played in great classical music.

Subscription packages and individual tickets are on sale now! Secure the best seats in the house when you order your tickets today, before our comprehensive Festival brochure is released later this year. Select four or more events of YOUR CHOICE and save 10% or GET IT ALL and save 20%!

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023

3:30pm | OPERA | Desmarest's Circé
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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Please Note: Tickets for Circé can ONLY be purchased through the BEMF Box Office in a package with another 2023 Festival item. To purchase individual tickets to Circé only, please visit the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre Box Office when tickets go on sale. Additional fees may apply.

MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2023

8pm | CONCERT
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Robert Mealy, Orchestra Director
A Grand Celebration: Music from Desmarest’s Circé and Handel’s Almira
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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10:30pm | CONCERT
Maxine Eilander, harp & Tekla Cunningham
, violin
The Mysterious Zoé de la Ruë
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2023

5pm | CONCERT
Les Délices
Debra Nagy, Director
Woman Scorned: Circé, Phèdre, and Armide
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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8pm | CONCERT
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier,
director
The Virgin Mary: Stabat Mater
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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10:30pm | CONCERT
La Donna Musicale & Rumbarroco
Laury Gutiérrez, Director
Nigra sum sed formosa: Morenas in Iberoamerica
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2023

10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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5pm | CONCERT
The Newberry Consort
Liza Malamut, Artistic Director
Ellen Hargis, Guest Director
The Juan de Lienas Vespers
Emmanuel Church
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7pm | OPERA | Desmarest's Circé
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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Please Note: Tickets for Circé can ONLY be purchased through the BEMF Box Office in a package with another 2023 Festival item. To purchase individual tickets to Circé only, please visit the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre Box Office when tickets go on sale. Additional fees may apply.

8pm | CONCERT
Orlando Consort
Voices Appeared: A live soundtrack to accompany the 1928 film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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10:30pm | CONCERT
Sollazzo Ensemble

Anna Danilevskaia, Director
Le corps s’en va, le coeur demeure: The Leuven Chansonnier
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2023

10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am | Organ & Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part One: Carole Cerasi, clavichord
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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11:30am | Organ & Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Two: Francesco Corti, harpsichord
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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1:30pm | Organ & Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Three: Stefania Neonato, fortepiano
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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3pm | Organ & Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Four: Christa Rakich, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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5pm | CONCERT
Doulce Mémoire
Denis Raisin Dadre, Director
A Secret Concert of the Ladies of Ferrara
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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8pm | CONCERT
BEMF Orchestra & Vox Luminis
Robert Mealy, Orchestra Director
Lioniel Meunier, Vox Luminis Artistic Director
Handel’s Nisi Dominus, Dixit Dominus, and Bach’s Magnificat
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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10:30pm | CONCERT
Hamburger Ratsmusik & Dorothee Mields, soprano
Barbara Strozzi: La Virtuosissima Cantatrice
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023

10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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5pm | CONCERT
Tiburtina Ensemble
Barbora Kabátková, Artistic Director
Ego sum homo: Musical visions of Hildegard von Bingen<
Emmanuel Church
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7pm | OPERA | Desmarest's Circé
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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Please Note: Tickets for Circé can ONLY be purchased through the BEMF Box Office in a package with another 2023 Festival item. To purchase individual tickets to Circé only, please visit the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre Box Office when tickets go on sale. Additional fees may apply.

8pm | CONCERT
Stile Antico
Breaking the Habit: Music by and for Women in Renaissance Europe
Emmanuel Church
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10:30pm | CONCERT
Ricercar Consort
Philippe Pierlot, Director
Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe et ses filles
Emmanuel Church
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SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023

10am–5pm | Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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5pm | CONCERT
ACRONYM
Queen Christina’s Playlist: Music of Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Cavalli, and others
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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8pm | CHAMBER OPERA
Francesca Caccini's Alcina
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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10:30pm | CONCERT
Amanda Forsythe, Lucile Richardot & Dorothee Mields with Boston Early Music Festival Continuo Ensemble
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Three Ladies: Music of Luigi Rossi, Domenico Mazzocchi, and Marco Marazzoli
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2023

12:30pm | CONCERT
Erik Bosgraaf, recorder & Francesco Corti, harpsichord

Tribute to Anne of Hanover: Music of Handel, Leclair, van Wassenaer, and others
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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3:30pm | OPERA | Desmarest's Circé
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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Please Note: Tickets for Circé can ONLY be purchased through the BEMF Box Office in a package with another 2023 Festival item. To purchase individual tickets to Circé only, please visit the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre Box Office when tickets go on sale. Additional fees may apply.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2023

8pm | CHAMBER OPERA
Francesca Caccini's Alcina
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA
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SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023

3pm | CHAMBER OPERA
Francesca Caccini's Alcina
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA
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All venues are located in Boston, Massachusetts, unless otherwise stated. Programs, artists, dates, and venues subject to change.