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2019 Festival | June 9-16, 2019
Festival Concerts

In addition to the Festival Operas, each Festival presents a series of concerts showcasing the most accomplished artists and ensembles in early music. Experience a thrilling journey encompassing more than one thousand years of music from around the world in a diverse selection of engaging musical programs.

2019 Festival Concerts will be announced in late 2018. The 2017 Festival Concert schedule appears below.

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
AFTERNOON CONCERT | 5pm
Solamente Naturali
Miloš Valent, artistic leader

Musica Globus: 17th- and 18th-century folk and dance music from Middle Europe
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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EVENING CONCERT | 8pm
The King's Singers

Worlds Colliding: Renaissance Heavyweights
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Ayreheart

Will You Walk the Woods So Wild: Renaissance Music from the British Isles
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
AFTERNOON CONCERT | 5pm
Béatrice Martin, harpsichord

La Serenissima: Music of Rameau, François Couperin, Boismortier, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston

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EVENING CONCERT | 8pm
Ensemble Correspondances
Sébastien Daucé, director

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Motets for the House of Guise
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Dialogos
Katarina Livljanić, director & musical reconstruction


Swithun!: One saint, three Furies, and a thousand miracles around 1000
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston


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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
AFTERNOON CONCERT | 5pm
Concerto Romano
Alessandro Quarta, director

Bernardo Pasquini's 1687 oratorio, Il San Vito
Emmanuel Church
15 Newbury Street, Boston

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EVENING CONCERT | 8pm
Micrologus
Patrizia Bovi, director

Carnivalesque: Sex, Lies, and … Musical Tales in 16th-century Venice
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba
& Béatrice Martin, harpsichord


Music of Marais, Couperin, and Forqueray
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston

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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
MINI-FESTIVAL | 9am to 4pm
ORGAN MINI-FESTIVAL

Cosmopolitan Encounters
9am: Benjamin Alard | Learn more »
11:30am: Christa Rakich | Learn more »
2pm: David Yearsley | Learn more »

The First Lutheran Church of Boston
299 Berkeley Street, Boston

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AFTERNOON CONCERT | 5pm
Tembembe Ensamble Continuo

Laberinto en la guitarra
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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EVENING CONCERT | 8pm
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Soloists
Stephen Stubbs, conductor
Stephen Stubbs & Paul O'Dette, Musical Directors
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster

featuring
Karina Gauvin, Angelo
Teresa Wakim, Maddalena
Aaron Sheehan, San Giovanni
Christian Immler, Lucifero
Kelsey Lauritano, Cleofe
Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba

George Frideric Handel: La Resurrezione
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Bruce Dickey & Friends

La Bella Minuta: Florid Songs for Cornetto Around 1600
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
MINI-FESTIVAL | 10:45am to 4:15pm
KEYBOARD MINI-FESTIVAL

Curated by Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

10:45am: Béatrice Martin, clavichord | Learn more »
12:45pm: Ian Watson, fortepiano | Learn more »
2:45pm: Benjamin Alard, harpsichord
| Learn more »

Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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AFTERNOON CONCERT | 5pm
Cinquecento

Canti Carnascialeschi: A Florentine Carnival
Emmanuel Church
15 Newbury Street, Boston

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EVENING CONCERT | 8pm
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
& Rachel Podger, violin


Mozart Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Nevermind

Music of François Couperin, Quentin, Telemann, and J. S. Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
AFTERNOON CONCERT | 2:30pm
Concerto Palatino
Bruce Dickey & Charles Toet, directors

Echoes of Saint Mark’s: Instrumental Music from the Musical Chapel of the Doge
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Quicksilver & Friends
Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, directors

Teutscher Lustgarten: Music for Drinking, Loving, and Lamenting
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

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SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
AFTERNOON CONCERT | 12:30pm
Kathryn Montoya, recorder
& Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord


New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston