Boston Early Music Festival

From June 11-18, 2017, Boston Early Music Festival will bring early music’s brightest stars to the concert stages with its biennal weeklong Festival and Exhibition, recognized as "the world’s leading festival of early music" (The Times, London).

PNG

This year, the 19th Festival will feature 2 operas, 18 concerts, an organ and a keyboard mini-festivals, fringe concerts and an exhibition. It will be the occasion to discover lots of French artists, including composer André Campra with Le Carnaval de Venise as the centerpiece opera of the Festival, harpischordists Béatrice Martin and Benjamin Alard, violist Christophe Coin, Ensemble Correspondances and the young virtuosos of Nevermind.

Buy tickets Here

Boston Early Music Festival also features annual concert series in Boston and in New York City in collaboration with The Morgan Library and Museum.
This festival was also made possible by the generous support of the Institut Français.

French program:

CENTERPIECE OPERA

Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:30pm | Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7pm
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7pm | Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 3:30pm
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre (219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $250 - $145 - $110 - $80 - $60 - $30
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director (France)

FESTIVAL CONCERTS

Béatrice Martin, harpsichord
La Serenissima: Music of Rameau, Couperin, Boismortier, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 5pm
Fenway Center at Northeastern University (77 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $35 (Unreserved Seating)

ENSEMBLE CORRESPONDANCES

Sébastien Daucé, director
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Litanies & Pastorale sur la naissance de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8pm
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $62 - $49 - $35 - $25

DIALOGOS

Katarina Livljanić, director & musical reconstruction
Swithun!: One saint, three Furies, and a thousand miracles around 1000
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11pm
Fenway Center at Northeastern University (77 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $25 (Unreserved Seating)

MICROLOGUS

Christophe Coin, viola da gamba & Béatrice Martin, harpsichord
A Strange Style: Music of Marais, Couperin, and Forqueray
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11pm
Fenway Center at Northeastern University (77 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $25 (Unreserved Seating)

BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA & SOLOISTS

Nevermind
Music of Couperin, Quentin, Telemann, and J. S. Bach
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11pm
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $25 (Unreserved Seating)

ORGAN MINI-FESTIVAL

Benjamin Alard, organ
Vivaldi and Bach: Transcriptions from Italian and Venetian Influences
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 9am
The First Lutheran Church of Boston (299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $25

Béatrice Martin, clavichord
A Celebrated Godfather: Telemann and C. P. E. Bach
Featuring a 1796 German Clavichord by Johann Christoph Georg Schiedmayer
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:45am
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $25

Benjamin Alard, harpsichord
J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto and French Overture
Featuring a 1736 French double-manual harpsichord by Henri Hemsch
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:45pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA)
Tickets: $25

LECTURES AND SYMPOSIA

Foot Revolution: Rediscovering the lost pedal techniques on the harps in French music
of the 18th century
Dr. Maria Christina Cleary
Thursday, June 15 at 10am
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown (275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA)

Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise: Modernity and Paris Opera (1690-1715)
Benoît Dratwicki, Artistic Director, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Barbara Nestola, Musicologist, Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10am
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown (275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA)

Rediscovering and staging Puppet parodies for the King!
Jean-Philippe Desrousseaux, actor, puppeteer, stage director
Françoise Rubellin, Director of the Fair Theater and Italian Comedy Studies Center
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11am
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown (275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA)

Producing and Performing André Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise
Moderated by Rebecca Harris-Warrick
Featuring Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Gilbert Blin, Robert Mealy, Benoît Dratwicki and Barbara Nestola
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10am
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Boston Downtown (275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA)

PERFORMANCE MASTERCLASSES

Christophe Coin, viola da gamba
Presented in collaboration with the Viola da Gamba Society of America
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:30am
Emmanuel Church Music Room (15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA)

Last modified on 08/06/2017

top of the page