The videos below include original EMA videos and videos about the fields of early music and historical performance practice.

Celebrating Trailblazers in Historical Performance: Conversations with Tom Kelly

Trailblazers in Historical Performance is presented in collaboration with Thomas Forrest Kelly and the Juilliard School. This on-going project features conversations with key individuals in the field of early music and historical performance practice. Launched on April 19, 2021, the series will begin with 12 interviews conducted between December 2020 and March 2021.

Jeanne Lamon. For many years artistic director of Tafelmusk, a violinist and leader of extraordinary artistry.
Benjamin Bagby. Founding member of Sequentia, one of the magisterial voices in medieval music.
Catherine Turocy. Dancer, choregrapher, dance historian, founding director of the New York Baroque Dance Company.
Kenneth Slowik. Cellist, viol played, keyboardist; Curator of musical instruments at the Smithsonian, and Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society.
Coming May 11, 2021
Lisa Crawford. Harpsichordist, Professor at Oberlin Conservatory and Eastman School of Music.
Coming May 18, 2021
Marilyn McDonald. Violinist, member of Smithsonian Chamber Players, The Castle Trio, The Axelrod Quartet, others.
Coming May 25, 2021

Thomas Forrest Kelly is Morton B. Knafel Research Professor of Music at Harvard University, and a member of the Historical Performance faculty at The Juilliard School. He has served as the director of the Wellesley College Collegium Musicum, the Five College Early Music Program, the Oberlin Historical Performance Program, as Music Director of the Cambridge Society for Early Music, and President and as long-time board member of Early Music America. He writes a regular column for Early Music America magazine.

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