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A Springtime Soirée

Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, 10 Avery Street

Photos by Kerry Brett


Our 2018 Springtime Soirée was a wonderful success! We were thrilled to celebrate BEMF’s Artistic Directors, Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, for their exceptional dedication and leadership. Complete with sumptuous dinner, extraordinary live and silent auctions, and glorious performances by beloved BEMF artists Amanda Forsythe, Jason McStoots, Douglas Williams, and Jesse Blumberg, a fabulous time was had by all. We met our goal of raising $200,000, including more than $60,000 in support of our flourishing Young Artists Training Program!

Photos by Kerry Brett

Funds raised at the Springtime Soirée will directly help sustain and grow BEMF's artistic and educational programs, including our annual concert series, Baroque opera productions, biennial June Festivals, Young Artists Training Program, and more. We are so grateful for the generous support of all who contributed to our beautiful Springtime Soirée. For those not able to join us, if you would like to share your appreciation and support of our outstanding work, it’s not too late to make a gift! Thank you for your consideration.


We are pleased to report that copies of BEMF’s hot-off-the-press recording of Johann Sebastiani’s Matthäus Passion have been released from customs; for those of you who joined us at the Springtime Soirée, your complimentary copy is now ready for pick up. You can redeem your Springtime Soirée CD voucher by calling the BEMF office at 617-661-1812, or by visiting the BEMF CD Store at any of our upcoming concerts.

Finally, we invite you to visit our online auction. Open until Monday, April 2, this is your final opportunity to bid on exciting trip packages, concert tickets, and other unique experiences, all in support of the Boston Early Music Festival.

Photos by Kerry Brett