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2017-2018 Season

WELCOME to the extraordinary 2017–2018 Season from the Boston Early Music Festival! Enjoy concerts from some of the most accomplished artists and ensembles in the world.

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Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs

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FRIDAY | OCTOBER 6, 2017 | 8PM
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Paul O'Dette Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Amanda Forsythe & Emőke Baráth, soprano
Colin Balzer, tenor; Christian Immler, baritone


Steffani: Duets of Love and Passion
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Le Poème Harmonique

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FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 10, 2017 | 8PM
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

LE POÈME HARMONIQUE
Vincent Dumestre, director


Danza! Spanish Dances in 17th-century France
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Handel's Almira

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SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 25, 2017 | 8PM
SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 26, 2017 | 3PM
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL OPERA
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster


HANDEL'S ALMIRA
OPERA IN CONCERT


Dorothee Mields, Almira
Amanda Forsythe, Edilia

Colin Balzer, Fernando
Christian Immler, Consalvo
Zachary Wilder, Osman
Jesse Blumberg, Raymondo
Teresa Wakim, Bellante
Jan Kobow, Tabarco

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The Tallis Scholars

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FRIDAY | DECEMBER 8, 2017 | 8PM
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

THE TALLIS SCHOLARS
Peter Phillips, director


Celebrating Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450–1517)
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Flanders Recorder Quartet

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FRIDAY | FEBRUARY 23, 2018 | 8PM
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

FLANDERS RECORDER QUARTET
Cécile Kempenaers, soprano


A Song for all Seasons: Instrumental music and songs from the Renaissance by Byrd, Dowland, and others
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Apollo's Fire

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SATURDAY | MARCH 24, 2018 | 8PM
Emmanuel Church, Boston

APOLLO'S FIRE
Jeannette Sorrell, director


A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse
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Stile Antico

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SATURDAY | APRIL 7, 2018 | 8PM
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

STILE ANTICO

Tomas Luis da Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories
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Jean Rondeau

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 | 8PM
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

JEAN RONDEAU, harpsichord

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
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Blazikova & Dickey

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 | 8PM
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

HANA BLAŽÍKOVÁ
, soprano
& BRUCE DICKEY, cornetto

Breathtaking: A Cornetto and a Voice Entwined
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Jordi Savall

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FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 | 8PM
Emmanuel Church, Boston

HESPÈRION XXI
Jordi Savall, director


Celtic Universe: A dialogue between Ancient, Historical, and Modern traditions