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Invention & Discovery | June 7-14, 2015
Concurrent Events

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; their admission is FREE with a Festival Pass. Masterclasses will be presented by:

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
Wednesday, June 10 at 10am | Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street

Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba
Presented in collaboration with the Viola da Gamba Society of America

Wednesday, June 10 at 2pm | Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street

Christian Immler, voice
Thursday, June 11 at 2pm | Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street

Michael Form, recorder
Saturday, June 13 at 11am | Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street
NOTE TIME: The time listed in the 2015 Festival brochure is incorrect. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Ellen Hargis, Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, 17th-century accompanied solo song
Saturday, June 13 at 4:30pm | NEC's Williams Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street

2015 Masterclass Application (PDF)

For information about performing in a Masterclass, please contact Carla Chrisfield, General Manager, at or 617-661-1812.

Festival Week Pass ($40) provides you with admission to the Exhibition, the BEMF CD Store, Symposia, Dance Workshops, Performance Masterclasses as auditors, Family Day, and Pre-Opera Talks for the entire week, as well as discounts to select Fringe Concerts. Festival Week Passes may be purchased in advance from the BEMF Box Office; 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.