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The Boston Globe

Boston Early Music Festival 2012-2013 Season

Join us for a truly magnificent celebration of the Boston Early Music Festival’s 25th Anniversary Season, featuring once-in-history performances by BEMF’s all-star Vocal and Chamber Ensembles, plus a host of concerts showcasing the most extraordinary artists and ensembles from around the globe! For a quarter of a century, the annual BEMF Concert Season has delivered an unforgettable adventure of musical discovery – from hidden gems to timeless masterworks – all brought to life by some of the most exciting and engaging virtuosos performing today. Tickets to BEMF Concerts are always limited thanks to our commitment to presenting concerts in more intimate venues. Don’t miss a note—reserve your seats today!

Teresa Wakim | Jason McStoots
Teresa Wakim & Jason McStoots

BEMF Vocal & Chamber Ensembles
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
featuring Teresa Wakim, soprano;
Jason McStoots, tenor

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8pm
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

Monteverdi Madrigals: Songs of Love and War

“The playing of the BEMF chamber ensemble boasted polish and detail.”

—The Boston Globe

Kenneth Weiss


Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Rameau: Opera and Ballet Transcriptions –
Dardanus, Castor et Pollux, Pygmalion, Les Indes galantes

“A musician at the zenith of his art.”


Paul O'Dette | Stephen Stubbs
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs

BEMF CHAMBER OPERA SERIESPergolesi's La serva padrona
and Livietta e Tracollo

A double bill of Neopolitan comic opera

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Teresa Wakim, soprano
Douglas Williams, bass-baritone
Jesse Blumberg, bass-baritone

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8pm
Sunday, November 30, 2014, 3pm

New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

“A non-stop kaleidoscope of well-integrated song, dance, and story.”

—Early Music America

The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars
Peter Philips, director

Friday, December 12, 2014, 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Renaissance Music for the Holidays by Byrd, Josquin, and Turges

“Inspiring and deeply moving.”

—The Telegraph

The Newberry Consort

The Newberry Consort
David Douglass & Ellen Hargis, Artistic Directors
with Exsultemus Vocal Ensemble

Friday, February 6, 2015, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Rosa das Rosas: Cantigas de Santa Maria

“Infectious performances.”

—American Record Guide

Stile Antico

Stile Antico, early music vocal ensemble

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 7:30pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg

“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance.”

—The New York Times

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Venice Baroque Orchestra
Avi Avital, mandolin

Friday, March 13, 2015, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Music of Vivaldi, Galuppi, Locatelli, and Paisiello

“One of Europe's most dynamic period-instrument ensembles.”

—San Francisco Chronicle

Amanda Forsythe | David Hansen
Amanda Forsythe & David Hansen

Amanda Forsythe, soprano
David Hansen,
Paul O’Dette,
Stephen Stubbs,
lute & Baroque guitar

Friday, April 10, 2015, 8pm
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge

Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

“Amanda Forsythe was the star of the show.”

—The Wall Street Journal

“David Hansen is dazzling, with a brilliant coloratura and a beautifully even tone.”

—Herald Sun