Saturday, June 13 | 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Wilbur/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Boston Downtown
PART I: 1:30PM–2:30PM
MUSIC AND DANCE FROM THE TIME OF MONTEVERDI
PART II: 2:30PM–3:30PM
TOUR OF THE WORLD-FAMOUS BEMF EXHIBITION & SCAVENGER HUNT
$10 for adults or FREE with Festival Pass; children FREE with adult. Parents and children welcome: ages 5 and up.
Music and Dance from the Time of Monteverdi
Children and parents will not want to miss this captivating and fun introduction to dance, music, and costumes of the period of Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)! Come and experience popular dance and musical forms from the 16th century, from the stately pavane to the rustic branle (pronounced “brawl”). Join BEMF Dance Ensemble members Melinda Sullivan and Caitlin Klinger in an engaging dance lesson for the whole family!
Tour of the world-famous BEMF Exhibition & Scavenger Hunt
A guided tour of the incredible assortment of instruments on display at the world-famous BEMF Exhibition—which have been built by some of the finest craftspeople from around the world—will follow, culminating in a special BEMF Scavenger Hunt, with special prizes and treats for all!
Festival Week Pass ($40) provides you with admission to the Exhibition, the BEMF CD Store, Symposia, Dance Workshops, Performance Masterclasses as auditors, Family Day, and Pre-Opera Talks for the entire week, as well as discounts to select Fringe Concerts. Festival Week Passes may be purchased in advance from the BEMF Box Office; Week Passes and Day Passes ($10) will be available at the BEMF Welcome Center at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown or at any of the above events during the Festival week.