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Current Press Releases

April 3, 2014 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: The all-star singers and instrumentalists of the BEMF Vocal & Chamber Ensembles offer a rare performance of Johann Sebastiani’s St. Matthew Passion on Good Friday, April 18 in Boston

March 3, 2014 (PDF)
PRESS RELEASE: Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) tours its chamber opera productions featuring two works by Charpentier to British Columbia and New York City, March 14–18, 2014.

February 28, 2014 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: Early Music vocal ensemble Stile Antico perform sacred music from England’s Tudor period, March 7 in Harvard Square

February 12, 2014 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: Superstar fortepianist performs Mozart masterpieces on the BEMF concert stage on Friday, February 21, 2014 at NEC’s Jordan Hall.

January 21, 2014 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: Legendary Medieval music ensemble Sequentia returns to the BEMF concert stage with a program of music by Benedictine visionary Hildegard von Bingen on February 1, 2014

January 7, 2014 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: The London Haydn Quartet make an eagerly awaited BEMF début in a program of Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart featuring period clarinet virtuoso Eric Hoeprich in Boston and New York City

December 5, 2013 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT:The Tallis Scholars make their 25th annual appearance on the BEMF Concert Stage on Saturday, December 14, 2013

November 13, 2013 (PDF)
PRESS RELEASE: BEMF Celebrates 5 Years of its Chamber Opera Series with a Gala Concert on December 1, 2013

November 4, 2013 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: 2012 Gramophone Early Music Award winners Ensemble Plus Ultra perform as part of the BEMF Concert Series at The Morgan Library & Museum on Thursday, November 14, 2013

October 31, 2013 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: 2012 Gramophone Early Music Award winners Ensemble Plus Ultra make their BEMF début on Saturday, November 9, 2013

October 9, 2013 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: Chamber ensemble Sarasa and soprano Dominique Labelle open BEMF’s 2013–2014 Concert Season in Boston and New York City

October 8, 2013 (PDF)
PRESS RELEASE: Boston Early Music Festival Announces the Appointments of Gilbert Blin as Opera Director and Robert Mealy as Orchestra Director

September 5, 2013 (PDF)
Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2013–2014 Boston Concert Series

2013 Festival

May 29, 2013 (PDF)
Mozart’s Own Violin and Viola To be Performed and Displayed for the First time in the United States at the June 2013 Boston Early Music Festival

May 15, 2013 (PDF)
Soprano Ulrike Hofbauer to Replace Veronica Cangemi in Boston Early Music Festival’s Upcoming Production of Handel’s Almira, June 9–16, 2013

April 18, 2013 (PDF)
The Boston Early Music Festival Announces the Full Schedule for the 2013 Festival & Exhibition: June 9–16 in Boston

April 6, 2012 (DOC) (PDF)
Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2013 Festival Operatic Centerpiece, Handel’s Almira

2012-2013 Season

January 18, 2013 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: Chamber ensemble Quicksilver returns to the BEMF concert stage on Saturday, January 26 at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

November 26, 2012 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: Legendary vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars returns for their 24th annual appearance with the Boston Early Music Festival in a sublime holiday program on December 2, 2012 at St. Paul Church in Harvard Square.

November 5, 2012 (PDF)
The Boston Early Music Festival Presents Monteverdi’s Orfeo, the Fifth Annual Chamber Opera Series on Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 and November 25 at NEC’s Jordan Hall.

October 26, 2012 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: Legendary virtuoso Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI return to the Boston Early Music Festival stage on Friday, November 2, 2012.

October 18, 2012 (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT: Boston Early Music Festival opens its 2012–2013 Concert Series with the Grammy Award-winning chamber ensemble Concerto Köln.

September 24, 2012 (PDF)
BEMF Chamber Ensemble Performs at Eastman School of Music

June 21, 2012 (PDF)
Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2012–2013 Boston Concert Series

2011-2012 Season

April 17, 2012
MEDIA ALERT: The Boston Early Music Festival closes its triumphant season with the Flanders Recorder Quartet performing Bach masterpieces on April 27, 2012.

March 15, 2012
MEDIA ALERT: Legendary vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars returns for their 23rd annual appearance with the Boston Early Music Festival on March 31, 2012.

February 21, 2012
MEDIA ALERT: Boston Early Music Festival presents Sequentia duo in a program exploring haunting apocalyptic texts from over one thousand years ago.

January 24, 2012
MEDIA ALERT: Boston Early Music Festival presents Grammy-nominated orchestra Europa Galante in music by Haydn, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and more.

January 12, 2012
MEDIA ALERT: Boston Early Music Festival presents the acclaimed musicians of Tragicomedia in a program of Early Handel cantatas.

December 2, 2011
MEDIA ALERT: Boston Early Music Festival presents celebrated a capella ensemble Stile Antico in a choral program for the holidays

November 14, 2011

The Boston Early Music Festival Presents Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs, the Fourth Annual Chamber Opera Series

November 1, 2011
MEDIA ALERT: The Boston Early Music Festival Presents its Fourth Annual Chamber Opera Series: A Double Bill of Charpentier

October 20, 2011
MEDIA ALERT: Boston Early Music Festival presents Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, in concert with Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor

September 27, 2011

MEDIA ALERT: Boston Early Music Festival opens its 2011–2012 Season with beloved soprano Dame Emma Kirkby and lutenist Jakob Lindberg

September 6, 2011
Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2011–2012 Boston Concert Series: A Season of Triumphant Returns
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2010-2011 Season and 2011 Festival

June 6, 2011
MEDIA ALERT: Fully Staged Opera Presented by Boston Early Music Festival – The North American Premiere of Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe

June 6, 2011
The Boston Early Music Festival Returns to the Berkshires for Two Extraordinary Opera Productions at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, June 24-27, 2011

May 31, 2011
Boston Early Music Festival and Executive Director Kathleen Fay to be Honored by Early Music America

May 2, 2011
The Boston Early Music Festival Announces the Full Schedule for the 2011 Festival & Exhibition, June 12–June 19 in Boston

March 22, 2011
MEDIA ALERT: Boston Early Music Festival concludes its 2010-2011 Season with the 22nd annual performance of The Tallis Scholars on April 1, 2011.

February 28, 2011
Media Alert: Sir Roger Norrington returns to the Boston Early Music Festival to conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on March 15, 2011.

February 16, 2011
Media Alert: Superstar fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout performs an all-Mozart program with the Boston Early Music Festival on Friday, February 25, 2011

February 2, 2011
Media Alert: Legendary chamber ensemble Il Giardino Armonico makes their Boston début with the Boston Early Music Festival on Saturday, February 19, 2011

December 22, 2010
Media Alert: New Chamber Ensemble Directed by Oboist Gonzalo X. Ruiz, Symphonie Des Dragons, Makes World Début Performances with the Boston Early Music Festival in Boston and New York City

November 16, 2010
The Boston Early Music Festival Presents Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, the Third Annual Chamber Opera Series

October 21, 2010
Media Alert: The Boston Early Music Festival  Presents its Third Annual Chamber Opera Series: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

September 15, 2010
Media Alert: British Vocal Ensemble Stile Antico Returns to Boston in the Opening Concert of the Boston Early Music Festival's 2010–2011 Concert Series

August 30, 2010
Boston Early Music Festival Presents its 2010-2011 Concert Series in Boston

July 29, 2010
Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2010-2011 Concerts at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City

June 4, 2010
Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2011 Festival Operatic Centerpiece

May 12, 2010
Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2010-2011 Concert Series

Boston Early Music Festival 2010-2011 Concert Season Calendar Listing