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CARNIVAL: June 11-18, 2017
Schedule of Events

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
7pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Members of the Directorial Team
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
 
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8pm
Chamber Opera
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's La serva padrona & Livietta e Tracollo
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
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SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017
2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Members of the Directorial Team
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
 
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3pm
Chamber Opera
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's La serva padrona & Livietta e Tracollo
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
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Programs and schedule subject to change.

Previous Events

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017
2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Musical Co-Directors Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
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3:10pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
 
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3:30pm
Opera
OPENING PERFORMANCE
André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venise

Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
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7pm
Concurrent Event
Opening Night Gala Reception
Washington Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
5pm
Concert
Solamente Naturali
Musica Globus: 17th- and 18th-century folk and dance music from Middle Europe
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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8pm
Concert
The King's Singers
Worlds Colliding: Renaissance Heavyweights
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert

Ayreheart
Will You Walk the Woods So Wild: Renaissance Music from the British Isles
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
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TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
5pm
Concert
Béatrice Martin, harpsichord
La Serenissima: Music of Rameau, François Couperin, Boismortier, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
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8pm
Concert
Ensemble Correspondances
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Motets for the House of Guise
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
Dialogos
Swithun!: One saint, three Furies, and a thousand miracles around 1000
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am-12 noon
Symposium
How Music affects your Brain
with Drs. Lisa Wong, Psyche Loui, Suzanne Hanser, Nadine Gaab, and Gottfried Schlaug
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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1pm-4pm
Symposium
Aristocratic Women Amateurs and the Politics of Virtuosity: Placing the 18th-century Pardessus de Viole in its Social and Cultural Context
moderated by Tina Chancey
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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4pm
Pre-Concert Talk
Pre-Concert Talk by Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus at MIT
The Martyrdom of St. Vitus, his tutor, and his nanny
Emmanuel Church
 
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5pm
Concert
Concerto Romano
Bernardo Pasquini's 1687 oratorio, Il San Vito
Emmanuel Church
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5:30pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk with Gilbert Blin, BEMF Opera Director; Melinda Sullivan, BEMF Dance Director; Caroline Copeland, Choreographer, Le Carnaval de Venise
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
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6:40pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
 
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7pm
Opera
André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venise
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
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8pm
Concert
Micrologus
Carnivalesque: Sex, Lies, and … Musical Tales in 16th-century Venice
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba & Béatrice Martin, harpsichord
A Strange Style: Music of Marais, Couperin, and Forqueray
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
9am-11am
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival: Cosmopolitan Encounters
Part One: Benjamin Alard, organ
Vivaldi and Bach: Transcriptions from Italian and Venetian Influences
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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9:30am-11am
Dance Workshop
Dance Workshop, directed by Melinda Sullivan, BEMF Dance Director
Session One: Popular dances of Monteverdi’s time, including pavane, galliard, and passo e mezzo
Emmanuel Church Music Room
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10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am
Lecture
Foot revolution: Rediscovering the lost pedal techniques on the harps in French music of the 18th century
by Dr. Maria Christina Cleary
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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11am
Masterclass
Masterclass: Violin
Rachel Podger

Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street
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11:30am-1pm
Dance Workshop
Dance Workshop, directed by Melinda Sullivan, BEMF Dance Director
Session Two: Ballroom Dances from the Baroque period, including excerpts from the Rigaudon from Campra’s Festes Venitiennes and La Forlana from Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise
Emmanuel Church Music Room
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11:30am-1:30pm
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival: Cosmopolitan Encounters
Part Two: Christa Rakich, organ
Those Wild and Crazy Guys
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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2pm-4pm
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival: Cosmopolitan Encounters
Part Three: David Yearsley, organ
The Organ Contests of Dresden: 1650, 1717, and 1789
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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2pm
Lecture
What is all that dancing doing in Baroque opera?
by Professor Rebecca Harris-Warrick
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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2pm-4pm
Masterclass
Masterclass: Voice
Aaron Sheehan
Goethe-Institut Boston
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5pm
Concert
Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Laberinto en la guitarra
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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7:15pm
Pre-Concert Talk
Pre-Concert Talk by Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus at MIT
Eyewitness to the Resurrection: An angel, a devil, two mourning women, and an evangelist react in Handel’s Roman musical extravaganza
New England Conservatory's Williams Hall
 
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8pm
Concert
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Soloists
George Frideric Handel: La Resurrezione
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
Bruce Dickey & Friends
La Bella Minuta: Florid Songs for Cornetto Around 1600
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am
Symposium
Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise: Modernity and Paris Opera (1690–1715)
by Benoît Dratwicki, Artistic Director, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, and others to be announced
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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10am-12 noon
Masterclass
Masterclass: Renaissance and 17th-century Ornamentation Practices
Bruce Dickey

Emmanuel Church Music Room
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10:45am-12:15pm
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part One: Béatrice Martin, clavichord
A Celebrated Godfather: Music of Georg Philipp Telemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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11am
Symposium
Rediscovering and staging Puppet parodies for the King!
by Jean-Philippe Desrousseaux and Françoise Rubellin, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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12:30pm-2:30pm
Masterclass
Masterclass: Viola da gamba
Philippe Pierlot

Emmanuel Church Music Room
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12:30pm
Symposium
Newly Vibrant Classical Labels and Affordable Recording Technology
by Christopher Greenleaf
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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12:45pm-2:15pm
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Two: Ian Watson, fortepiano
The London Connection
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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2:45pm-4:15pm
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Three: Benjamin Alard, harpsichord
J. S. Bach: Italian Concerto and French Overture
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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3:30pm
Special Concert
BEMF 2017 Young Artist Training Program participants
Excerpts from Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise
Emmanuel Church Music Room
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5pm
Concert
Cinquecento
Canti Carnascialeschi: A Florentine Carnival
Emmanuel Church
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5:30pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk with Barbara Nestola, Musicologist, Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
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6:40pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
 
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7pm
Opera
André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venise
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
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8pm
Concert
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano & Rachel Podger, violin
Mozart Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
Nevermind
Music of François Couperin, Quentin, Telemann, and Guillemain
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am-1pm
Symposium
Producing and Performing André Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise
moderated by Rebecca Harris-Warrick, with Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Gilbert Blin, Robert Mealy, Benoît Dratwicki, and Barbara Nestola
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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11:30am
Masterclass
Masterclass: Recorder
Debra Nagy, BEMF Orchestra

Emmanuel Church Music Room
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2pm-4pm
Family Day
FAMILY DAY
Part One at 2pm: Music and Dance from Carnival Time in Venice
Part Two at 3pm: Tour of the World-Famous BEMF Exhibition & Scavenger Hunt
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
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2:30pm
Concert
Concerto Palatino
Echoes of Saint Mark’s: Instrumental Music from the Musical Chapel of the Doge
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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4:30pm-6:30pm
Masterclass
Masterclass: 17th-century Accompanied Solo Song
Ellen Hargis, Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs
New England Conservatory's Williams Hall
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8pm
Chamber Opera
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's La serva padrona & Livietta e Tracollo
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
Quicksilver & Friends
Teutscher Lustgarten: Music for Drinking, Loving, and Lamenting
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
12:30pm
Concert
Kathryn Montoya, recorder & Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord & organ
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk with Benoît Dratwicki, Artistic Director, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
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3:10pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
 
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3:30pm
Opera
André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venise
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
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7:30pm
Concurrent Event
BEMF Pub Party
Jacob Wirth Restaurant, 31-37 Stuart Street
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