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“A host of world-class events... exceptional quality”

The Boston Globe

Boston Early Music Festival 2011-2012 Season

Kirkby & Lindberg

Dame Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg

Friday, October 21 at 8pm

First Church Cambridge, Congregational

Love songs, Lute solos, and Laments

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“The chiseled beauty and dovetailing rapport in their musicmaking was a joy to hear.”

—The Washington Post


Andreas Scholl

Andreas Scholl

Presented with

BEMF

The English Concert

Harry Bicket, conductor and harpsichord
Andreas Scholl,
countertenor

Sunday, October 23 at 3pm

New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

Purcell: Scenes from King Arthur and The Fairy Queen

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“Beautiful...wonderfully in tune with the fire, fantasy and dancing lightness of the music.”

—Chicago Tribune


Jaroussky

Philippe Jaroussky

Apollo's Fire

Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director
Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor


Saturday, November 5 at 8pm

Emmanuel Church, Boston

Handel and Vivaldi: Fireworks

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“Consistently accomplished.”

—Classical Music Magazine


Sheehan
Aaron Sheehan

BEMF CHAMBER OPERA SERIES

Charpentier Double Bill!

Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin,
Stage Director
Anna Watkins,
Costume Designer
Aaron Sheehan,
Orphée

BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Gilbert Blin,
Stage Director
Anna Watkins,
Costume Designer
Robert Mealy,
concertmaster


TWO PERFORMANCES!
Saturday November 26 at 8pm
Sunday, November 27 at 3pm

New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

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“Musically impeccable.”

–The Boston Globe


Stile Antico

Stile Antico


Saturday, December 17 at 8pm

St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Puer Natus Est — Tudor Music for Christmas and Advent

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“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance.”

–The New York Times


Stephen Stubbs

Stephen Stubbs

Tragicomedia

Stephen Stubbs, director
Shannon Mercer, soprano
Douglas Williams,
bass-baritone


Saturday, January 28 at 8pm

First Church Cambridge, Congregational

Early Handel Cantatas

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“Tragicomedia play with such agile dexterity that your concept of seventeenth-century music will be irrevocably changed.”

—The Observer


Europa Galante

Europa Galante

Fabio Biondi, director and violin


Sunday, February 5 at 4pm

Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge

New Faces and Old: Music of Brioschi, Haydn, Scaccia, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel

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“This is a group that truly plays as one.”

—The Columbus Dispatch


Richard Egarr, harpsichord

Richard Egarr, harpsichord


Friday, February 10 at 8pm

First Church Cambridge, Congregational

The Harpsichord’s Golden Century: Music of Couperin, Blow, Froberger, and Purcell

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“The Bernstein of Early Music.”

—NPR Music


Sequentia

A co-presentation with the Concert Series at Wellesley

BEMF

 

Sequentia

Benjamin Bagby, voice, harps & symphonia
Norbert Rodenkirchen,
flutes & harp


Saturday, March 3 at 8pm

Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

Fragments for the End of Time

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“Sequentia delivers the full compass of human expression.”

—The Boston Globe


The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips, director


Saturday, March 31 at 8pm

St. Paul Church, Cambridge

The Field of the Cloth of Gold: Music of Jean Mouton and William Cornysh

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“This is music with wings and was sung with such calm conviction that it barely touched the ground.”

—The Washington Post


Flanders Recorder Quartet

Flanders Recorder Quartet


Friday, April 27 at 8pm

Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge

Reclaiming Bach for the Recorder

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“The Belgian group’s exquisite playing was always perfectly clear, balanced, tight, agile, fluent, witty, and soulful.”

—Shepherd Express