One of the most important features of each Festival is the remarkable array of Fringe Concerts—performances by nearly 100 soloists and ensembles from New England, North America, and Europe—that highlight the burgeoning field of early music. The 2013 lineup will include concerts by Baroque violinist Rachel Barton Pine with harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa, Vox Lucensdirected by Jay Lane, La Donna Musicale, Ensemble Gaudior, Exsultemus directed by Shannon Canavin, and Concordia, to name but a few.
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The Boston Early Music Festival has begun accepting applications for its Fringe Concert Series, presented in conjunction with the 2013 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 9-16). 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, while enjoying Baroque opera performances and concerts performed by the world’s leading soloists and ensembles, and visiting the world-famous Exhibition, which features more than 100 instrument makers, music publishers, performing ensembles, schools and universities, and colleague service organizations.
Please direct questions and inquiries to Carla Chrisfield, BEMF General Manager, at 617-661-1812 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is April15, 2013.