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Festival Concerts

Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 8pm

BEMF Orchestra
Robert Mealy, director

The Birth of the Orchestra: The Extravagant and Sonorous Music of Paris and Rome, ca. 1700
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

The orchestra was created in two very different places at exactly the same time: in Rome, where the virtuoso Corelli led brilliant performances around town, and in Paris, where Lully was creating his own disciplined dance-band to play for the King’s festivities. This program celebrates the spectacular orchestral inventions of these composers and their contemporaries, in a program featuring special guest appearances by solo dancers from the BEMF Dance Ensemble. A cherished favorite of Festival audiences, the BEMF Orchestra concert is always packed, so order your tickets early!

BEMF Orchestra

“[The BEMF Orchestra] continues to redefine the art of baroque playing.”
The Boston Globe