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    Exhibition & CD Store

    Fringe Concerts

    Concurrent Events 
      Pre-Opera Talks
Performance Masterclasses
      Dance Workshops
      Lectures & Demonstrations

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Boston Early Music Festival: June 9-16, 2011BEMF

Performance Masterclasses

An assortment of Performance Masterclasses by distinguished Festival musicians will be offered throughout the week. BEMF Masterclasses allow students, as well as professional musicians, to receive a public coaching by some of the top performers in the field today. Auditors are encouraged to attend; admission is FREE with a BEMF Pass.

Dame Emma Kirkby, voice
Monday, June 10 at 4:00pm
Williams Hall at New England Conservatory

Peter Sykes, harpsichord
Wednesday, June 12 at 4pm
Emmanuel Church

(Due to illness, Kenneth Weiss has been replaced by Peter Sykes)

Amandine Beyer, violin
Thursday, June 13 at 11:00am
Goethe-Institut, 170 Beacon Street, Boston

Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba
Thursday, June 13 at 2:30pm
Goethe-Institut, 170 Beacon Street, Boston
*presented in collaboration with the Viola da Gamba Society of America; please visit for scholarship details

Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs & Ellen Hargis, 17th-century accompanied solo song
Friday, June 14 at 10:00am
Goethe-Institut, 170 Beacon Street, Boston

Paul Leenhouts, recorder
Saturday, June 15 at 12:00pm
Emmanuel Church, Parish Hall

The BEMF Pass-Your Ticket to the Exhibition and More!
The BEMF Week Pass ($40) provides you with admission to all 4 days of the Exhibition, the BEMF CD Store, all Symposia, Dance Workshops, Performance Masterclasses (auditors), Lectures, and Pre-Operas talks for the entire Festival week, as well as discounts to some participating Fringe Concerts. BEMF Week Passes may be purchased in advance online; Week Passes and Day Passes ($10) will be sold at the BEMF Welcome Center at the Revere Hotel or at any of the above events during the Festival Week.