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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Heavenly Queens

Virtual Events

It is rare to find works that feature five treble voices, and Gasparini’s Mass for Five Trebles is a wonderful addition to the literature. TENET Vocal Artists was inspired to explore it after the release of a new edition. Heavenly Queens celebrates music composed for convents in two halves: the first half features duets and …

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The Magic of Telemann

H+H Online Stream Boston

A shining star in the Baroque constellation, Telemann is the centerpiece of this concert featuring five of H+H’s principal musicians. Fiery passions are laced throughout the rhythms, sure to warm a winter’s day. Performed on the instruments which would have been known by the composers and delivered with H+H’s signature artistry, this concert lights the way …

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Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Composed during the final weeks of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s life, the Stabat Mater is an important text that was widely set during the baroque era. Pergolesi’s Stabat mater is set for soprano and alto with strings and continuo, and we recorded one voice to a part to create an intimate rendition that is socially distanced. …

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Mozart, CPE Bach, and Friends

H+H Online Stream Boston

Remember how music changed in the 1950’s to 1970’s, as Elvis Presley led to the Beatles? Well, the 1750’s to 1770’s were a lot like that, with the Baroque era of Handel and JS Bach evolving, in the hands of Mozart and JS Bach’s son CPE, into the Classical. Indeed, H+H itself, which in its …

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Welcome to All the Pleasures! The Odes of Henry Purcell

Online
Virtual Events

Join us for a rerelease of two Purcell Odes, and other previously unreleased works, originally performed May 13, 2018. (soloists) Clara Rottsolk, Stefanie Moore, Jay Carter, Aaron Sheehan, Stephen Salts, Enrico Lagasca. This video will premier on Saturday, March 27 and will be available to be streamed until June 30, 2021.

Free

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (Cancelled)

H+H Online Stream Boston

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this concert has been cancelled. Experience the wild abandon of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony—“the apotheosis of the dance itself,” Wagner called it. It fairly whirls with exuberance and energy when H+H musicians perform it with more than 200 years of cobwebs swept off the score. Enjoy this premiere visit by guest conductor Václav …

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Les Délices 2020-21 Concert Series: Machaut’s Lai of the Fountain

Guillaume de Machaut’s flowing melodies become brilliant rainbows when refracted into three-voice canons in his Lai of the Fountain. Works by Johannes Ciconia and others aid ou exploration of the Medieval garden’s subtle beauty in this collaboration with Blue Heron. These 60-minute concerts feature on-screen supertitles, “notes” on the program, artist interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage …

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$8 – $20

Orchestra of New Spain Virtual Event: Spanish Baroque Zarzuela” Love Conquers Impossible Love”

Virtual Events

  Here’s a chance to see our Feb 2020 production of the Spanish Baroque Zarzuela Love Conquers Impossible Love, by Sebastián Durón. Based on the myth of Danae, whose father King Acrisius locks her in a tower, only to be saved by the love smitten Jupiter is described in the press as “a welcome bit of …

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$15

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

ABOC presents a newly staged production of Dido and Aeneas by Purcell. Experience this opera that defined great theater on the English stage. Ticket buyers will receive a link to this digital production via email on April 25, 2021, and can be viewed for 30 days.

$25
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