Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2015 Festival! Save the dates for the 2017 Festival—June 11–18, 2017—featuring the fully staged operatic centerpiece André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venise. More details to come in 2016!
Wednesday, June 10 through Saturday, June 13, 10am to 5pm each day at our new home at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown Hotel, 275 Tremont Street, Boston.
The heart of the Boston Early Music Festival is the world-famous Exhibition. The premiere early music trade show in North America and among the largest in the world, the BEMF Exhibition will feature makers of authentic period instruments, publishers of sheet music, dealers in rare books, prints, and manuscripts, and the world’s top conservatories and schools of music. Visit these specialists for discussions on instrument building, for information about courses of study, to find unique performance editions, and to immerse yourself in a variety of historical products. For a fascinating, hands-on early music experience, the BEMF Exhibition is unparalleled.
Admission is FREE with a Festival Week Pass ($40) or Day Pass ($10).
Located at the BEMF Exhibition, the one-of-a-kind BEMF CD Store offers a comprehensive selection of spectacular Early Music recordings for sale, including BEMF’s own GRAMMY Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated series of Baroque opera recordings, including our blockbuster 2015 release on the Erato label, Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe featuring Philippe Jaroussky and Karina Gauivin, and the 2015 GRAMMY Award winner for Best Opera Recording, Charpentier's Orphée. With hundreds of sought-after titles featuring the field's most distinguished artists and labels, be sure to save plenty of time to peruse this extraordinary treasure chest!
The BEMF CD Store is located on the 5th Floor Conference Suite of the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, in the BEMF Exhibition, and will be open June 10–13, 10am to 5pm.
The Festival Week Pass ($40) provides you with admission to the Exhibition, the BEMF CD Store, Symposia, Dance Workshops, Performance Masterclasses as auditors, Family Day, Instrument Demonstrations, and Pre-Opera talks for the entire week, as well as discounts to a number of Fringe Concerts. Festival Week Passes may be purchased in advance; Week Passes and Day Passes ($10) will be available at the BEMF Welcome Center at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, or at any of the above events during the Festival week.
The BEMF Yearbook ($15) is the essential guide to all BEMF 2015 events. It includes detailed information and commentary for all three operas in The Monteverdi Trilogy: Ulisse, Poppea, and Orfeo; complete concert programs and notes; Exhibition Directory; Fringe Concert Directory and Schedule; Festival Directory and Artist biographies; Concurrent Event information and schedules; and much more. The BEMF 2015 Yearbook will be available beginning June 7 at the opening matinée of Ulisse and at all Festival locations throughout the week; advance orders will receive a voucher to be redeemed at the Festival.