Schedule of Events
    Festival Operas
    Festival Concerts
    BEMF in the Berkshires
    Exhibition & CD Store
    Fringe Concerts
    Concurrent Events
    Family Day
    Registration Materials
    Visitor’s Guide
    Past Festivals




  Give to BEMF

  About Us

CARNIVAL: June 11-18, 2017

NEW! 2017 Fringe Concert & Colleague Event Schedule
(Updated: June 10, 2017)

The Boston Early Music Festival has begun accepting applications for its Fringe Concert Series, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival. Fringe Concerts are artist-produced concerts that take place at selected venues in the heart of downtown Boston during Festival Week (June 11-18, 2017). They are publicized by BEMF to its Festival ticket holders, advertised on the BEMF website, and included in the Festival Yearbook and in press releases sent to key publications. Presented by emerging and established artists alike from across North America, and as far away as the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Germany, BEMF Fringe Concerts offer hundreds of musicians the opportunity to be a part of “the world’s leading festival of early music” (The Times, London). Fringe Concert artists are responsible for reserving and renting their performance venues, organizing rehearsal time, and managing ticket sales for their events.

Presenting a Fringe Concert at the Boston Early Music Festival is the ideal way to share your talent and artistry with North America’s largest community of early music professionals and enthusiasts. At the same time, enjoy Baroque opera performances and concerts performed by the world’s leading soloists and ensembles, and visit the world-famous Exhibition, which features more than 100 instrument makers, music publishers, performing ensembles, schools and universities, and colleague service organizations.

We hope you will consider being a part of “the premier early music event in North America” (Early Music, United Kingdom) by presenting a Fringe Concert at the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival. Please direct questions and inquiries to Carla Chrisfield, BEMF General Manager, at 617-661-1812 or The registration deadline has been extended to Monday, April 24, 2017.

Fringe Concert Registration Form (PDF)

Fringe Concert Registration Form (DOC)

Fringe Concert Guidelines (PDF)

Fringe Concert Suggested Venues (PDF)