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2019 Festival | June 9-16, 2019
Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 9 Wednesday, June 12 Saturday, June 15
Monday, June 10 Thursday, June 13 Sunday, June 16
Tuesday, June 11 Friday, June 14 BEMF in the Berkshires

All venues are located in Boston, Massachusetts, unless otherwise stated. Programs, artists, dates, and venues subject to change. Additional lectures and symposia will be announced in early 2019.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019
2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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3:10pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
 
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3:30pm
Opera
Agostino Steffani's Orlando
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 10, 2019
7pm
Pre-Concert Talk
Pre-Concert Talk by Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
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8pm
Concert
Dunedin Consort
Kristian Bezuidenhout, director
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
Zachary Wilder, tenor &
Josep Maria Martí Duran, lute & Baroque guitar

Mad Rush: Fever dreams of 17th-century Italy
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019
5pm
Concert
Phoebe Carrai & Friends
Out of Italy: Works by Luigi Boccherini, Francesco Geminiani, and Antonio Vivaldi
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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7pm
Pre-Concert Talk
Pre-Concert Talk by Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
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8pm
Concert
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier, director
Bach: The Arnstadt Connection
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord
Bach & Les Goûts Réünis
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019
10am-5pm
Exhibition

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am
Masterclass
Masterclass: Vocal Music of the Bach Family
Lionel Meunier & Vox Luminis

First Church Boston
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5pm
Concert
ACRONYM Ensemble
Dreams of the Wounded Musketeer
Emmanuel Church
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5:30pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
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
Agostino Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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8pm
Concert
Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby, director
Charms, Riddles, and Elegies of the Medieval Northlands (8th–11th centuries)
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
The Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
Songes & Mençonges: Medieval visions and dreams of prophecy, love, and folly
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019
9am-11am
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival
Part One: Luca Guglielmi, organ
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
Music Room, Emmanuel Church
 
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10am-5pm
Exhibition

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am
Masterclass
Masterclass: Italian Vocal Repertoire
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti

Hale Chapel, First Church Boston
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11:30am-1:30pm
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival
Part Two: Kimberly Marshall, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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11:30am-1pm
Dance Workshop
Dance Workshop, directed by Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, Choreographer, Steffani's Orlando
Session Two
Music Room, Emmanuel Church
 
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2pm-4pm
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival
Part Three: David Yearsley, organ
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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2pm
Masterclass
Masterclass: Viola da Gamba
Vittorio Ghielmi

Presented in collaboration with the Viola da Gamba Society of America
Music Room, Emmanuel Church
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5pm
Concert
Kristian Bezuidenhout & Friends
Piano and Wind Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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7pm
Pre-Concert Talk
Pre-Concert Talk by Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Professor of Music, Cornell University
Dance in Rameau's operas: Castor et Pollux & Dardanus
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
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8pm
Concert
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Robert Mealy, director
Emőke Baráth & Teresa Wakim, soprano
Christian Immler, baritone
Caroline Copeland & Pierre-François Dollé, dancers
Dreams and Monsters: The theatrical orchestra of Rameau
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
Amanda Forsythe, Christian Immler & Friends
Delirium: Mad songs of English composers
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019
9am-11am
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part One: Benjamin Alard, clavichord
First Church Boston
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10am-5pm
Exhibition

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am
Masterclass
Masterclass: Voice
Christian Immler

Location TBA
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11:30am-1:30pm
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Two: Byron Schenkman, fortepiano
First Church Boston
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2pm-4pm
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Three: Benjamin Alard, harpsichord
First Church Boston
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2pm
Pre-Concert Talk
Pre-Concert Talk by Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus at MIT
Parish Hall, Emmanuel Church
 
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2:30pm
Masterclass
Masterclass: Violoncello & Viola da gamba
Phoebe Carrai & Erin Headley

French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston
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3pm
Special Concert
BEMF 2019 Young Artist Training Program participants
Orlando by George Frideric Handel
Parish Hall, Emmanuel Church
 
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5pm
Concert
Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da gamba
& Shalev ad-El, harpsichord

Dreaming Jupiter: Virtuosity and expression in French Baroque
Emmanuel Church
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5:30pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
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
Agostino Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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8pm
Concert
Stile Antico
Queen of Muses: Music of Tallis, Byrd, and Dowland
Emmanuel Church
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11pm
Concert
Ensemble Clément Janequin
The Banquet of Bacchus and Cupid: An orgy of decadence
Emmanuel Church
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
10am-5pm
Exhibition

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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11:30am
Masterclass
Masterclass: Recorder
Stefan Temmingh

Emmanuel Church Music Room
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2pm-4pm
Family Day
Family Day
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
 
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2:30pm
Concert
Doulce Mémoire
Denis Raisin Dadre, music director
Royal Festivities at the French Court
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
VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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11pm
Concert
Solamente Naturali
Miloš Valent, artistic leader
Flauto ultimo – Vox humana
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019
12:30pm
Concert
Stefan Temmingh, recorder
& Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord

Criminals, Murderers, Borderliners: Music by Leclair, Veracini, Mealli, and Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Colin Timms, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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3:10pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
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Lobby, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
 
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3:30pm
Opera
Agostino Steffani's Orlando
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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7pm
Concurrent Event
Meet-the-Artists Party
Location TBA
 
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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019
7pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Members of the Directorial Team
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA
 
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8pm
Chamber Opera
VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA
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SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019
2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Members of the Directorial Team
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA
 
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3pm
Chamber Opera
VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA
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Programs and schedule subject to change.