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CARNIVAL: June 11-18, 2017
Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 17 Sunday, June 18 BEMF in the Berkshires

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

2017 Fringe Concert & Colleague Event Schedule (PDF)

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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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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