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Invention & Discovery | June 7-14, 2015
Schedule of Events
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Sunday, June 7 Wednesday, June 10 Saturday, June 13
Monday, June 8 Thursday, June 11 Sunday, June 14
Tuesday, June 9 Friday, June 12 BEMF in the Berkshires

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.

All venues are located in Boston, Massachusetts, unless otherwise stated. Programs, artists, dates, and venues subject to change.

Sunday, June 7
2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Ellen Rosand, George A. Saden Professor Emeritus of Music, Yale University
Boston University Theatre
 
3:05pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Lobby, Boston University Theatre
 
3:30pm
Opera
Claudio Monteverdi's Ulisse | Opening Performance
Boston University Theatre
 
7pm
Concurrent Event
Opening Night Gala Reception
Higginson Hall, Cohen Wing, Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
 
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Monday, June 8
8pm
Concert
Hespèrion XXI, directed by Jordi Savall
Folias, Antiguas & Criollas: From the Ancient World to the New World
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 

11pm
Concert

Monica Huggett, Harry van der Kamp, Stephen Stubbs & Friends
(in a program deveoped 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
5pm
Concert
Concerto Soave
D’Amore consumato: New Music for New Loves
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
5:30pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Ellen Rosand, George A. Saden Professor Emeritus of Music, Yale University
Boston University Theatre
 
6:35pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Lobby, Boston University Theatre
 
7pm
Opera
Claudio Monteverdi's Poppea | Opening Performance
Boston University Theatre
 
11pm
Concert
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
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
 
10am
Masterclass
Masterclass: Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street
 
2pm
Masterclass
Masterclass: Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba
Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street
 
5pm
Concert
Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, directed by Harry van der Kamp
Music of Sweelinck, J. S. Bach, and C. P. E. Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
5:30pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Ellen Rosand, George A. Saden Professor Emeritus of Music, Yale University
Boston University Theatre
 
6:35pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Lobby, Boston University Theatre
 
7pm
Opera
Claudio Monteverdi's Ulisse
Boston University Theatre
 
8pm
Concert
Sequentia, directed by Benjamin Bagby
Frankish Phantoms: Echoes from the Carolingian Palaces (8th–10th centuries)
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
11pm
Concert
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
9am-11am
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival, directed by William Porter
Part One: William Porter
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
 
9:30am-11am
Dance Workshop
Dance Workshop, directed by Caroline Copeland
Session I: Dance of the Late Renaissance
Emmanuel Church Music Room, 15 Newbury Street
 
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
 
11am
Concurrent Event
Lecture by Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus at MIT
George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street
 
11:30am-1pm
Dance Workshop
Dance Workshop, directed by Caroline Copeland
Session II: Dance of the Late Renaissance
Emmanuel Church Music Room, 15 Newbury Street
 
11:30am-1:30pm
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival, directed by William Porter
Part Two: David Yearsley
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
 
2pm-4pm
Mini-Festival
Organ Mini-Festival, directed by William Porter
Part Three: John Scott
The First Lutheran Church of Boston
 
2pm
Masterclass
Masterclass: Christian Immler, voice
Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street
 
5pm
Concert
Three, Four & Twenty Lutes, directed by Paul O'Dette
A revival of the historic BEMF 1989 concert, in memory of the late Pat O’Brien
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
8pm
Concert
Boston Early Music Festival Vocal & Chamber Ensembles
Stephen Stubbs
, conductor
with Dark Horse Consort
Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
11pm
Concert
Norbert Rodenkirchen, Medieval flutes
Hamlin 1284: On the trail of the Pied Piper
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
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Friday, June 12
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
 
10:30am-12noon
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival, curated by Darcy Kuronen
Part One: Alexander Weimann, harpsichord
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
12:30pm-2pm
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival, curated by Darcy Kuronen
Part Two: Tom Beghin, fortepiano
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
2pm
Concurrent Event
Lecture/Concert: by Thomas Forrest Kelly, with Blue Heron, directed by Scott Metcalfe
Capturing Music: Writing and Singing Music in the Middle Ages
New England Conservatory's Williams Hall
 
2:30pm-4pm
Mini-Festival
Keyboard Mini-Festival, curated by Darcy Kuronen
Part One: Luc Beauséjour, clavichord
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
4pm Concurrent Event Lecture by Geoffrey Burgess
Making Early Music: Trans-Atlantic dialogues between Friedrich von Huene and Frans Brüggen
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street
 
5pm
Concert
Ricercar Consort, directed by Philippe Pierlot
with guest artist Céline Scheen, soprano
Rameau in Berlin
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
5:30pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Ellen Rosand, George A. Saden Professor Emeritus of Music, Yale University
Boston University Theatre
 
6:35pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Lobby, Boston University Theatre
 
7pm
Opera
Claudio Monteverdi's Ulisse
Boston University Theatre
8pm
Concert
Vox Luminis, directed by Lionel Meunier
Schütz and the Bach Family
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
11pm
Concert
Musica Pacifica
Dancing in the Isles
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
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Saturday, June 13
10am-1pm Concurrent Event BEMF Symposium:
Producing and Performing The Monteverdi Trilogy

Moderated by Ellen Rosand, with Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Gilbert Blin, Wendy Heller, and Mauro Calcagno.
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street
 
10am-5pm

Exhibition
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street
(Empire Ballroom & the 5th Floor Conference Suite)
 
11am
Masterclass
Masterclass: Michael Form, recorder
Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street
NOTE TIME: The time listed in the 2015 Festival Brochure is incorrect. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
1:30pm
Concurrent Event
Family Day: Part I
Music and Dance in the Time of Monteverdi
featuring Melinda Sullivan and Caitlin Klinger
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street
 
2:30pm
Concurrent Event
Family Day: Part II
Tour fo the world-famous BEMF Exhibition & Scavenger Hunt
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street
 
2:30pm
Concert
Juilliard415 & Royal Academy of Music
Masaaki Suzuki,
conductor
with Rachel Podger, concertmaster
Music of J. S. Bach
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
4:30pm-6:30pm
Masterclass
Masterclass: Ellen Hargis, Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs
17th-century accompanied solo song
New England Conservatory's Williams Hall
 
7pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University
New England Conservatory's Williams Hall
 
8pm
Chamber Opera

Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
Also performed in Great Barrington, MA on June 21

 
11pm
Concert
BEMF Chamber Ensemble, directed by Robert Mealy
featuring Dark Horse Consort and the BEMF Dance Ensemble
Inventions 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
12:30pm
Concert
Michael Form & Friends
Vivaldiana: Virtuoso Venetian Chamber Music
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
 
2pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Mauro Calcagno, Associate Professor of Music History and Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Boston University Theatre
 
3:05pm
Fanfare
Opening Fanfare
Members of the BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Lobby, Boston University Theatre
 
3:30pm
Opera
Claudio Monteverdi's Poppea
Boston University Theatre
 
7:30pm
Concurrent Event
BEMF Pub Party
Jacob Wirth Restaurant, 31-37 Stuart Street
 
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Saturday, June 20
7pm
Pre-Concert Talk
Pre-Concert Talk by Stephen Stubbs and Paul O'Dette, BEMF Musical Directors
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
 
8pm
Concert
Boston Early Music Festival Vocal & Chamber Ensembles
Stephen Stubbs
, conductor
with Dark Horse Consort
Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
 
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Sunday, June 21
1:30pm
Pre-Opera Talk
Pre-Opera Talk by Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs, BEMF Musical Directors
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
 
3pm
Chamber Opera
Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
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