BEMF Vocal & Chamber Ensembles

2021–2022 Season

BEMF Vocal & Chamber Ensembles

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors

Saturday, October 16, 2021
7:30pm | New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

VIRTUAL PREMIERE: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8pm (ET)
Available to watch until November 13, 2021 at 11:59pm (ET)

Monteverdi: Here I am, ready for kisses!

GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs lead the all-star Boston Early Music Festival Vocal & Chamber Ensembles in selections from Monteverdi’s late vocal works on the subject of love. Monteverdi is at the height of his powers as he explores the vast breadth of emotions that love inspires, ranging from soaring passion to desperate laments.

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The choral singing and instrumental playing are immaculate.”


Pre-Concert Talk

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Danielle Reutter-Harrah & Teresa Wakim, soprano; Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano; Jason McStoots & Aaron Sheehan, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone;

Tekla Cunningham, concertmaster; Cynthia Roberts, violin; Laura Jeppesen, viola & viola da gamba; Erin Headley, lirone & viola da gamba; Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, chitarrone