2021–2022 Season


Joan Kimball & Bob Wiemken, Artistic Directors

Sunday, November 14, 2021
4pm | First Lutheran Church, Boston

VIRTUAL PREMIERE: Friday, November 26, 2021 at 8pm (ET)
Available to watch until December 9, 2021 at 11:59pm (ET)

Point/Counterpoint: Fuguing in Renaissance Music

Since 1980, the multi-instrumentalists of Piffaro have delighted audiences with polished performances of the diverse wind music of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods. In Piffaro’s final season with retiring founders and Artistic Directors Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken, the ensemble returns to BEMF with a compositional journey featuring a vibrant selection of Renaissance counterpoint from Josquin, Morales, Gabrieli, and many others, which later developed into the formal Baroque fugal structures on which Bach built The Art of Fugue.

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“Widely regarded as North America’s masters of music for Renaissance wind band.”

—St. Paul Pioneer Press

Pre-Concert Talk

In lieu of Pre-Concert Talks at the venue, we will present online Pre-Concert Videos with informative discussions featuring scholars and artists the Monday before each program—FREE to watch on YouTube or at BEMF.org.


Grant Herreid, lute, guitar, shawm, recorder & percussion; Priscilla Herreid, shawm, dulcian, recorder & bagpipe; Greg Ingles, sackbut, recorder & krumhorn; Joan Kimball, shawm, dulcian, recorder, krumhorn & bagpipe; Erik Schmalz, sackbut, recorder & krumhorn; Bob Wiemken, shawm, dulcian, recorder, krumhorn & percussion; Fiona Last, shawm, dulcian, recorder & bagpipe