2015 Festival

2015 Festival

Centerpiece Opera:

The Montervedi Trilogy
Ulisse | Poppea | Orfeo

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Festival Concerts:

Hespèrion XXI

Jordi Savall, director & viola da gamba
with guest artists from Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Folias, Angiquas & Criollas: From the Ancient World to the New World

Monica Huggett, Harry van der Kamp, Stephen Stubbs & Friends

in a program developed by The Portland Baroque Orchestra, Monica Huggett, Artistic Director
The Vocal Concerto: Hidden Masterpieces of 17th-century Germany

Concerto Soava

D’Amore consumato: New Music for New Loves

Philippe Pierlot, bass viol

Life, death, and life: Music of Bach, Hume, Abel, Sainte Colombe, and Foccroulle

Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam

Harry van der Kamp, director
Music of Sweelnick, J. S. Bach, and C. P. E. Bach


Benjamin Bagby, director
Frankish Phantoms: Echoes from the Carolingian Palaces (8th–10th centuries)

Monica Huggett, violin
Alexander Weimann, harpsichord

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

    Three, Four & Twenty Lutes

    Paul O’Dette, director
    A revival of the historic BEMF 1989 concert, in memory of the late Patrick O’Brien

    BEMF Vocal & Chamber Ensembles

    Stephen Stubbs, conductor
    Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 

    Norbert Rodenkirchen, Medieval flutes

    with Wolodymyr Smishkewych, narrator
    Hamelin 1284: On the trail of the Pied Piper

    Ricercar Consort

    Philippe Pierlot, director
    with Céline Scheen, soprano
    Rameau in Berlin

    Vox Luminis

    Lionel Meunier, director
    Schütz and the Bach Family

    Musica Pacifica

    Dancing in the Isles

    Juilliard415 & Royal Academy of Music

    Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
    Rachel Podger, concertmaster
    Music of J. S. Bach 

    Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble

    Robert Mealy, director
    with Dark Horse Consort and BEMF Dance Ensemble
    Inventions of Delight: Dance music from the courts of the early 17th century

    Michael Form & Friends

    Vivaldiana: Virtuoso Venetian Chamber Music

    Keyboard Mini-Festival

    curated by Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments for the MFA
    featuring Alexander Weimann, Tom Beghin, and Luc Beauséjour
    The Golden Age of the Clavier

    Organ Mini-Festival

    William Porter, director
    featuring William Porter, David Yearsley, and John Scott
    Counterpoint and Seconda Prattica