2021 Virtual Young Performers Festival

Celebrating the accomplishments of collegiate and pre-college early music programs throughout the Americas from the 2020-2021 academic year.

Details for how to add your institution can be found on the Young Performers Festival Homepage.

Academia de Música Antigua de la UNAM
Mexico City, Mexico

Students from the Academy of Ancient Music from the National University of Mexico perform “And the Glory of the Lord” from Messiah, by GF Handel and Corelli’s Trio sonata Op. 1 No. 2

Baylor University Early Music Ensemble
Waco, Texas, U.S.A.

Baylor University Early Music Ensemble celebrates Spring Time and Black Traditions with Renaissance Dance Music of Susato, Fernández de Huete, & Juan Arañés.

Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The Brandeis Early Music Ensemble perform their own editions of pieces from the beautiful 1542 Chansonnier of Zeghere van Malein a series of short student-made videos linked by animated illustrations from the original book.

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

The CWRU Baroque Orchestra and Baroque Dance Ensemble, Julie Andrijeski and Jaap ter Linden, Directors, present highlights from their 2020-21 concert season including chaconnes, folias, passacaglias, and Handel’s Concerto in B-flat, Op. 6 No. 7.

Espaço Cultural da Grota
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christmas song contained in Codex Martínez Compañón (c.1782–1785), a manuscript edited in nine volumes by the Bishop of Trujillo, Peru, Baltasar Jaime Martínez Compañón, containing 1411 watercolors and 20 music scores that documented life in his diocese. This song, performed by the Grota Recorder Ensemble, is one of the most beautiful Christmas songs of the codex

Handel and Haydn Society Youth Choruses
Boston Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Singers in the Handel and Haydn Society Youth Choruses collaborate with the Worcester Children’s Chorus and professional musicians of H+H to perform music by Bach and Handel.

Instituto Superior de Música de San Ignacio de Moxos
San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni, Bolivia

Este video fue realizado en el mes de junio de 2020 como muestra de vigencia de nuestra música a pesar de la emergencia sanitaria y como mensaje de esperanza para toda nuestra comunidad.
El repertorio reúne obras del repertorio universal y del Archivo Misional de Moxos y rescates de la Tradición Oral Moxeña.

McGill University, Schulich School of Music
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

McGill Baroque Orchestra, in collaboration with Opera McGill, performing Handel’s opera Partenope.

Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

OCU Early Music Ensemble performs J. S. Bach’s Cantata 199 (“Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut”) and Corelli’s D-major concerto grosso Op. 6 no. 4 for its fall 2020 showcase.

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.

This virtual performance directed by Dr. Bianca Hall celebrates friendship and community not only as expressed by the musical selections themselves, which include toe-tapping dances, a joyous shape note hymn, playful rounds, contemplative pieces, and a rousing sea shanty, but also through the collaborative efforts of the musicians who were involved in every step of the process, from invention to performance.

Seattle Historical Arts for Kids
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

This sampling of student performances includes Baroque arias, seventeenth century Scottish instrumental music, new compositions in medieval style, and more. Performers are students of Seattle Historical Arts for Kids aged 8-18 with professional guests.

Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, New York, U.S.A.

Christine Lin, recorder, and Adam Young, viola da gamba, performing Cinquieme Suite by P. Philidor

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

The USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia and USC Viol Consort present music from Early Modern England, Italy, and New Spain in celebration of their 2020-21 virtual concert season. Join us for vocal and instrumental large-scale and chamber works performed with passion, grace, and a sense of humor.

University of Utah School of Music
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

A sampling from EME video concerts (2020-21) and final student projects of the Performance Practice Seminar. Students in the seminar studied works that appealed to their particular research interests; so, this mini-performance is diverse. Perhaps an apt description of our theme is: We All Made Music During a Pandemic!

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