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Schedule of Events
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Tickets for the 2017 Festival Concerts go on sale soon. You can purchase tickets now for the 2017 Festival Operas.

Sunday, June 11 Wednesday, June 14 Saturday, June 17
Monday, June 12 Thursday, June 15 Sunday, June 18
Tuesday, June 13 Friday, June 16 BEMF in the Berkshires

All venues are located in Boston, Massachusetts, unless otherwise stated. Programs, artists, dates, and venues subject to change.

Sunday, June 11
2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Professor Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Cornell University
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
 
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3:10pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
 
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3:30pm
Opera
André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venice
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Melinda Sullivan, Dance Director
Caroline Copeland, Choreographer
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer & Supervisor
Gilbert Blin, Set Designer
Lenore Doxsee, Lighting Designer
Kathleen Fay, Executive Producer
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
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7pm
Concurrent Event
Opening Night Gala Reception
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
 
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Monday, June 12
8pm
Concert
Solamente Naturali
Musica Globus
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
5pm
Concert
Béatrice Martin, harpsichord
La Serenissima: Music of Jean-Philippe Rameau, François Couperin, Armand-Louis Couperin, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Domenico Scarlatti, and Antonio Vivaldi
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
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8pm
Concert
Ensemble Correspondances
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Litanies & Pastorale sur la naissance de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ
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
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am-12 noon
Symposium
To be announced
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
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 by Professor Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Cornell University
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
 
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6:40pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
 
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7pm
Opera
André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venice
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
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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
Christophe Coin, viola da gamba & Béatrice Martin, harpsichord
Music of Marin Marais, François Couperin, and Antoine Forqueray
The Fenway Center at Northeastern University
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Thursday, June 15
9am-11am
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival: Cosmopolitan Encounters
Part One
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-12 noon
Symposium
To be announced
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
 
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11am-1pm
Masterclass
Violin
Rachel Podger

Location to be announced
 
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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
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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2pm-4pm
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival: Cosmopolitan Encounters
Part Three
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
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2pm-4pm
Masterclass
Voice
Artist and location to be announced
 
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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
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am-12 noon
Symposium
Topic to be announced
Benoît Dratwicki, Artistic Director, Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, and others to be announced
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
 
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10:30am-12 noon
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part One
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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11am-1pm
Masterclass
Renaissance and 17th-century Ornamentation Practices
Bruce Dickey

Location to be announced
 
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12:30pm-2pm
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Two
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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2pm-4pm
Masterclass
Viola da gamba
Christophe Coin

Location to be announced
 
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2:30pm-4pm
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival
Part Three
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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3pm-5pm
Masterclass
Recorder
Han Tol

Location to be announced
 
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5pm
Concert
Cinquecento
Canti Carnascialeschi: A Florentine Carnival
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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5:30pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Professor Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Cornell University
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
 
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6:40pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
 
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7pm
Opera
André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venice
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
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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, Jean-Baptiste Quentin, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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Saturday, June 17
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
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10am-1pm
Symposium
André Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise
moderated by Rebecca Harris-Warrick, with Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Gilbert Blin, Robert Mealy, and Benoît Dratwicki
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
 
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2pm-3pm
Family Day
FAMILY DAY
Part One: Music and Dance from Carnival Time in Venice
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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3pm-4pm
Family Day
FAMILY DAY
Part Two: Tour of the World-Famous BEMF Exhibition & Scavenger Hunt
Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
 
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4:30pm-6:30pm
Masterclass
17th-century Accompanied Solo Song
Ellen Hargis, Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs
New England Conservatory's Williams Hall
 
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7pm
Opera
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's La serva padrona & Livietta e Tracollo
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Melinda Sullivan, Movement Coordinator
Lenore Doxsee, Lighting Designer
Kathleen Fay, Executive Producer
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
12:30pm
Concert
Boreas Quartett Bremen
Shakespeare in Love: The Golden Age of Venetian Consort Music at the English Court
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
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2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Professor Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Cornell University
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
 
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3:10pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Orchestra
Lobby, Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
 
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3:30pm
Opera
André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venice
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
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7:30pm
Concurrent Event
BEMF Pub Party
Jacob Wirth Restaurant, 31-37 Stuart Street
 
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Saturday, June 24
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
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.