The EMA Member Concerts & Events Calendar is for live, time-sensitive events, such as in-person concerts, livestreaming performances/premieres, and live online events such as webinars.You are also welcome to submit Early Music News & Press Releases about these or other activities.

Highlights from this calendar are included in the weekly E-Notes email newsletter (Tuesdays). Selections are made based on variety of event types and geographic regions.

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Vicki Boeckman: Canons and Imitation across the Nations

Online

This class will focus on three- and four-part canons and works with strict imitation spanning several centuries and continents. Participants will have the option of playing various parts and compare the subtleties of being “first” or “second” or “last”. Composers represented will be Guillaume Machaut, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, The infamous Anonymous and Matthias Maute.    …

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$25

AEM ONLINE – Playing our Way through Terpsichore with Letitia Berlin, recorder

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Explore this 1612 publication of mostly French dances compiled and arranged by Michael Praetorius. No boring inner parts here - Praetorius took the beautiful dance tunes written by French dancing masters and added fun and imaginative inner and bass parts for the dance band at the ducal court of Wolffenbüttel. We’ll work on bransles, a …

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$25

Accademia del Piacere Presents: Rediscovering Spain

Virtual Events

FAHMI ALQHAI AND PATRICIA GUERRERO The Spanish ensemble Academia del Piacere has created a beautiful video program that sets the context for the musical contributions of Spain in the 17th century. Polyphonic music of the European Renaissance combines with Moorish influenced xacaras, folias completing the stylistic evolution that would influence the traditional music of Latin America. …

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Free

The Flowering of the English Baroque

Virtual Events

The Baroque in England flourished under Henry Purcell, but composers from other lands had to pick up the mantle.  Works by Finger, Pepusch, & J.C. Bach.  

Delving Deeper-Journey of the Transverse Flute by Suzanne Stumpf

Online

From the invention of the Baroque flute just prior to Bach’s birth as the first fully chromatic transverse flute, to the development of multi-keyed Classical and old-system Romantic flutes, to Theobold Boehm's modern flute, listeners will learn about the cultural and technological influences that guided changes to the flute and experience the charm of each …

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$10 – $25

AEM ONLINE – Dancing Our Way Through Terpsichore with Dorothy Olsson and Peggy Murray

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Join us for a dancing trip through Michael Praetorius’ Terpsichore (1612), a compendium of French dance music. We will teach enjoyable dances (including branles, gavotte, bourree, and courante) set to music from this delightful collection. Open to: this is a class for dancers but all steps will be taught, and all are welcome! Pitch: variable. …

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$25

Body Mapping with Frances Conover Fitch

Virtual Events

Offer for free as part of Early Music America's "The Well-Tempered Musician" wellness series. Registration available now. The room will open 10 minutes ahead of the start time and will be locked at 5 minutes past. Body mapping invites us to replace our faulty body maps with anatomically correct maps to allow for effortless and …

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Free

Airs de Cour & Courtly Airs

Online
Virtual Events

EMSI presents a program of courtly songs and instrumental works from England, France, Italy and Scotland, performed by Victoria artists, soprano Gwen Jamieson, lutenist Doug Hensley and gambist Martin Bonham: sublime melodies from the high Renaissance and early Baroque. The courtly songs of the late 16th and early 17th Centuries could be considered the apotheosis …

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Free
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