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Boston Early Music Festival 2012-2013 Season

Join us for the 2013—2014 Concert Series and experience a season of triumphant returns for some of the world’s most esteemed artists and ensembles.

Boston Concert Series

New York City Concert Series at The Morgan Library & Museum

James Taylor
James Taylor

BEMF Chamber & Vocal Ensembles

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, directors
James Taylor,
The Evangelist

Friday, April 18, 2014, 8pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, Boston

Johann Sebastiani’s exquisite, early setting of the St. Matthew Passion (1672)

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“The playing of the chamber ensemble had zest
and polish in equal measure.”

—The Boston Globe


Concerto Koln
Dominique Labelle

Concerto Koln

Dominique Labelle, soprano

Friday, October 18, 2013, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Music of Luigi Boccherini, including his sublime Stabat Mater

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“One of the most subtly moving evenings of music I've heard in some time.”

—The Hub Review


Ensemble Plus Ultra

 

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Discovering Renaissance Treasures: Morales, Guerrero, Ribera, and Victoria

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“A crack choir...breathtakingly beautiful.”

—BBC Radio 3


BEMF Chamber Ensemble

BEMF Chamber Opera Series Gala

Glorious highlights from BEMF’s first five Chamber Operas

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 3pm
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin,
Stage Director

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“Every sound…glowed with vibrant life.”

—The Boston Phoenix

 


The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips, director

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Renaissance Music for the Holiday Season: Victoria, Verdelot, Bruckner, and Guerrero

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“Flawless and marvelously transparent singing.”

—Gramophone


London Haydn Quartet

London Haydn Quartet

Eric Hoeprich, basset clarinet

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Music of Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart

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“Astonishing brilliance, gracefulness and intelligence.”

—Goldberg Magazine


Sequentia

Sequentia

Benjamin Bagby, director

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Mystical Voices of Medieval Germany: Masterpieces of the Benedictine visionary and composer Hildegard von Bingen

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“[Sequentia] performs with both scholarly insight and dramatic verve.”

—The New Yorker


Kristian Bezuidenhout

Kristian Bezuidenhout

Friday, February 21, 2014, 8pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, Boston

Music of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart

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“The finest living exponent of the fortepiano.”

—The Herald, UK


Stile Antico

Stile Antico

Friday, March 7, 2014, 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

The Phoenix Rising: Celebrating 100 years of the Carnegie UK Trust

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“Stile Antico represents the future of serious,
unhyped, technically polished, stylistically
attuned, and musically affecting choral
performance.”`

—Classics Today