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      Exhibitor Directory 
      Past Exhibitors
      CD Store

    Fringe Concerts

    Concurrent Events

    Family Day
    Registration Materials
    Visitor’s Guide

    Past Festivals




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“[Boston], already a center of the early-music movement, becomes its mecca when this acclaimed [Boston Early Music Festival] brings hundreds more musicians, instrument makers, scholars, and publishers to town.”

The New York Times


Boston Early Music Festival: June 9-16, 2013metamorphoses: June 12-19, 2011

The Exhibition & CD Store

June 12-15, 2013 | Revere Hotel Boston

The heart of the Boston Early Music Festival is the world-famous Exhibition. The premiere early music trade show in North America and among the largest in the world, the BEMF Exhibition will feature makers of authentic period instruments, publishers of sheet music, dealers in rare books, prints, and manuscripts, and the world’s top conservatories and schools of music. Visit these specialists for discussions on instrument building, for information about courses of study, to find unique performance editions, and to immerse yourself in a variety of historical products. For a fascinating, hands-on early music experience, the BEMF Exhibition is unparalleled.

Mozart’s own violin and viola will be on display at the BEMF Exhibition— their first-ever showing in America—only for the first three hours of the Exhibition’s opening day. These storied instruments have been painstakingly preserved and are being exhibited courtesy of the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, on Wednesday, June 12, from 10am to 1pm at the Revere Hotel, Boston.

The BEMF Pass-Your Ticket to the Exhibition and More!

The BEMF Week Pass ($40) provides you with admission to all 4 days of the Exhibition, the BEMF CD Store, all Symposia, Dance Workshops, Performance Masterclasses (auditors), Lectures, and Pre-Operas talks for the entire Festival week, as well as discounts to some participating Fringe Concerts. BEMF Week Passes may be purchased in advance online; Week Passes and Day Passes ($10) will be sold at the BEMF Welcome Center at the Revere Hotel or at any of the above events during the Festival Week.


CD StoreLocated at the BEMF Exhibition, the BEMF CD Store offers a comprehensive selection of spectacular early music recordings for sale, including BEMF’s own Grammy-nominated series of Baroque opera recordings: Conradi’s Ariadne, Lully’s Thésée, and Lully’s Psyché. With over 400 titles and 5,000 CDs from the field’s most distinguished labels, save plenty of time to peruse this extraordinary treasure chest!

Learn more about the BEMF CD Store!