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Invention & Discovery | June 7-14, 2015
Festival Concerts
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In addition to the fully staged operatic centerpiece, each Festival presents a series of concerts showcasing the most accomplished artists and ensembles in early music. Experience a thrilling journey encompassing more than one thousand years of music from around the world in a diverse selection of engaging musical programs.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2015 Festival! Details on the 2017 Festival (June 11–18, 2017) will be released in 2016.

Monday, June 8
EVENING CONCERT | 8pm
Jordi Savall Hespèrion XXI
Jordi Savall,director & viola da gamba
With Tembembe Ensamble Continuo

Folias, Antiguas & Criollas: From the Ancient World to the New World
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Monica Huggett Monica Huggett, Harry van der Kamp, Stephen Stubbs & Friends
in a program developed by The Portland Baroque Orchestra

The Vocal Concerto: Hidden Masterpieces of 17th-century Germany
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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Tuesday, June 9
AFTERNOON CONCERT | 5pm
Concerto Soave

Concerto Soave

D’Amore consumato: New Music for New Loves
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

María Cristina Kiehr, soprano; Elena Spotti, arpa; Christine Plubeau, viola da gamba; Jean-Marc Aymes, organ & harpsichord

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Philippe Pierlot

Philippe Pierlot, bass viol

Life, death, and life: Music of Bach, Hume, Abel, Sainte Colombe, and Foccroulle
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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Wednesday, June 10
AFTERNOON CONCERT | 5pm
Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam

Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam
Harry van der Kamp, director

Music of Sweelinck, J.S. Bach, and C.P.E. Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall


Nele Gramß & Gerlinde Sämann, soprano; Marnix De Cat & Daniel Elgersma, alto; Charles Daniels & Harry van Berne, tenor; Harry van der Kamp & Kees Jan de Koning, bass; Alexander Weimann, fortepiano, organ & harpsichord

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EVENING CONCERT | 8pm
Sequentia

Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby, director

Frankish Phantoms: Echoes from the Carolingian Palaces (8th–10th centuries)
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Benjamin Bagby, voice & harp; Wolodymyr Smishkewych, voice; Norbert Rodenkirchen, flutes, cithara & harp

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Monica Huggett and Alexander Weismann

Monica Huggett, violin & Alexander Weimann, harpsichord

J. S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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Thursday, June 11
MINI-FESTIVAL | 10:30am to 4pm
Organ Mini-Festival

Organ Mini-Festival

Directed by William Porter

William Porter
David Yearsley
John Scott
First Lutheran Church of Boston

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AFTERNOON CONCERT | 5pm
Paul O'Dette

Three, Four & Twenty Lutes
Paul O'Dette, director

A revival of the historic BEMF 1989 concert, in memory of the late Patrick O’Brien
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Featuring Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Grant Herreid, Charles Weaver, and sixteen other lutenists

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EVENING CONCERT | 8pm
Stephen Stubbs Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610

Boston Early Music Festival Vocal & Chamber Ensembles
Stephen Stubbs, conductor
with Dark Horse Consort

New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Norbert Rodenkirchen

Norbert Rodenkirchen, Medieval flutes

Hamelin 1284: On the trail of the Pied Piper
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

With Wolodymyr Smishkewych, narrator

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Friday, June 12
MINI-FESTIVAL | 10:30am to 4pm
Keyboard Mini-Festival Keyboard Mini-Festival

Curated by Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Alexander Weimann, harpsichord
Tom Beghin, fortepiano
Luc Beauséjour, clavichord
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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SPECIAL EVENT: LECTURE/CONCERT | 2pm
Philippe Pierlot

Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University
Blue Heron, directed by Scott Metcalfe

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AFTERNOON CONCERT | 5pm
Philippe Pierlot

Ricercar Consort
Philippe Pierlot, director
With Céline Scheen, soprano

Rameau in Berlin
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

François Fernandez, violin; François Guerrier, harpsichord; Philippe Pierlot & Rainer Zipperling, bass viol

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EVENING CONCERT | 8pm
Vox Luminis Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier, director

Schütz and the Bach Family
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Zsuzsi Tóth, Armelle Froeliger, Kristen Witmer & Kerlijne Van Nevel, soprano; Jan Kullmann & Barnabás Hegyi, alto; Olivier Berten, Philippe Froeliger & Robert Buckland, tenor; Bertrand Delvaux, & Lionel Meunier, bass; Masato Suzuki, organ; Ricardo Rodríguez Miranda, viola da gamba

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
Musica Pacifica

Musica Pacifica

Dancing in the Isles
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Judith Linsenberg, director, recorders & whistle;Elizabeth Blumenstock & Robert Mealy, violin; David Morris, violoncello & viola da gamba; Charles Sherman, harpsichord; Charles Weaver, lute & guitar; Danny Mallon, percussion

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Saturday, June 13
AFTERNOON CONCERT | 2:30pm
Masaaki Suzuki

Juilliard415 &
Royal Academy of Music
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Rachel Podger, concertmaster

Music of J. S. Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT | 11pm
BEMF Chamber Ensemble

BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Robert Mealy, director
With Dark Horse Consort and BEMF Dance Ensemble

Invention of Delight: Dance music from the courts of the early 17th century
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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Sunday, June 14
AFTERNOON CONCERT | 12:30pm
Michael Form

Michael Form & Friends

Vivaldiana: Virtuoso Venetian Chamber Music
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Michael Form, recorder; Mélanie Flahaut, bassoon; Dirk Börner, harpsichord & organ

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