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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
Friday, October 2, 2015, 8pm
William Christie
The Golden Age Revived: 17th-century songs of Dowland, Purcell, Lawes, Blow, Humfry, and Eccles
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Solamenta Naturali
Friday, October 16, 2015, 8pm
William Christie
Musica Globus: 17th- and 18th-century Folk and Dance Music from Middle Europe
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

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

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Dunford, theorbo
Jonathan Cohan, harpsichord & organ
BEMF Chamber Opera Series: Handel's Acis and Galatea
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 3pm
Teresa Wakim & Aaron Sheehan By-popular-demand! A revival of the 2009 Chamber Opera Series production
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
The Tallis Scholars
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8pm
The Tallis Scholars Music of John Sheppard, Thomas Tallis, and Arvo Pärt
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Peter Phillips, director
Paul O'Dette & Ronn McFarlane, lute
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8pm
Paul O'Dette & Ronn McFarlane For Two Lutes: Virtuoso Duets from Italy and England
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Orlando Consort
Friday, February 12, 2016, 8pm
Orlando Consort Guillaume de Machaut: Portrait of a Genius
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Jordi Savall Trio
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8pm
Jordi Savall Man & Nature: In the Celtic Irish, Scottish, and American Music Traditions on viola da gamba, Irish harp, and percussion
St. Paul Church, Cambridge
Ton Koopman & Tini Mathot, harpsichord
Friday, March 11, 2016, 8pm
Ton Koopman & Tini Mathot Harpsichord solos and duos for four hands and two keyboards by Bach, Soler, and Mozart
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Les Arts Florissants
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 7:30pm
William Christie Serious Airs and Drinking Songs
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