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2015-2016 Season

Join us for a season of some of the most extraordinary Early Music artists and ensembles from around the world. For 26 years, the annual BEMF Concert Season has brought engaging and adventurous artists to Boston in unforgettable performances of alluring discoveries and cherished masterpieces. Don’t miss a note—reserve your seats today!

Emma Kikrby, soprano & Jaob Lindberg, lute
The Golden Age Revived: 17th-century songs of Dowland, Purcell, Lawes, Blow, Humfry, and Eccles
William Christie

Friday, October 2, 2015, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

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Solamenta Naturali
Musica Globus: 17th- and 18th-century Folk and Dance Music from Middle Europe
William Christie

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:30pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

Friday, October 16, 2015, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Miloš Valent, artistic leader, violin, viola, & canto
Jan Roktya, cimbalom, recorders, duduk, clarinet, & canto
Peter Michálik, violin
Peter Vrbinčík, viola & canto
Juraj Kováč, ’cello & canto
Lumír Machek, double bass
Soma Dinyés, harpsichord, daf, gong, & triangle

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Anne Sofie von Otter & Friends
Music of Dowland, Purcell, Monteverdi, and a selection of Airs de cour
Anne Sofie von Otter Monday, November 9, 2015, 8pm
Paine Hall at Harvard University, Cambridge

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Dunford, theorbo
Jonathan Cohan, harpsichord & organ
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BEMF Chamber Opera Series: Handel's Acis and Galatea
By-popular-demand! A revival of the 2009 Chamber Opera Series production
Teresa Wakim & Aaron Sheehan Sunday, November 29, 2015, 3pm
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston


Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster

Vocal Cast: Teresa Wakim, Aaron Sheehan,
Douglas Williams, Jason McStoots
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The Tallis Scholars
Music of John Sheppard, Thomas Tallis, and Arvo Pärt
The Tallis Scholars Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge


Peter Phillips, director
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Paul O'Dette & Ronn McFarlane, lute
For Two Lutes: Virtuoso Duets from Italy and England
Paul O'Dette & Ronn McFarlane

Friday, January 15, 2016, 7:30pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

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Orlando Consort
Guillaume de Machaut: Portrait of a Genius
Orlando Consort Friday, February 12, 2016, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
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Jordi Savall Trio
Man & Nature: In the Celtic Irish, Scottish, and American Music Traditions on viola da gamba and percussion
Jordi Savall Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge
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Ton Koopman & Tini Mathot, harpsichord
Harpsichord solos and duos for four hands and two keyboards by Bach, Soler, and Mozart
Ton Koopman & Tini Mathot

Friday, March 11, 2016, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 4pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

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Les Arts Florissants
Serious Airs and Drinking Songs
William Christie Sunday, April 24, 2016, 7:30pm
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge


William Christie, director & harpsichord

Emmanuelle de Negri, soprano
Anna Reinhold, mezzo-soprano
Cyril Auvity, high tenor
Marc Mauillon, baritone
Lisandro Abadie, bass
Florence Malgoire & Tami Troman, violin
Myriam Rignol, viola da gamba
Thomas Dunford, theorbo