Bards of the British Isles

Bloomington Early Music Festival Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Zoe Vandermeer's Soprano and Welsh Triple Harp program Bards of the British Isles presents music of the late 16th century to the late 18th century from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.  Featured composers include Welsh harper and composer Edward Jones, a few harp selections from Edward Bunting's Irish collection, moving music by Irish harper O'Carolan, an interesting […]

Bach & Beethoven Experience at the Bloomington Early Music Festival

FAR Center for Contemporary Arts 505 W. 4th Street, BLOOMINGTON, IN, United States

The Story of Pa I Sha (Chicago, IL) Following three generations of BBE Artistic Director Brandi Berry Benson’s own Chickasaw ancestors, this musical journey begins with her fourth great-grandmother, Pa I Sha, who walked the Trail of Tears (or the Removal). The program moves on to Pa I Sha’s daughter Mary, marriage to a Civil […]


Beverley Early Music Festival 2024

Beverley, UK Beverley, United Kingdom

The 2024 Festival weaves together the golden threads of Beverley's remarkable history alongside a host of concerts and workshops presented within some of the UK's most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings. Opening the Festival we welcome the acclaimed young instrumental group from Spain - El Gran Teatro del Mundo - with guests over the weekend including the […]

Musica Pacifica at the Bloomington Early Music Festival

FAR Center for Contemporary Arts 505 W. 4th Street, BLOOMINGTON, IN, United States

Enclosures, Clearances, the First Wave, oh my! (San Francisco, CA) During the 18th century, Ireland, Scotland, and England all experienced similar social changes and hardships that forced many of the poorest members of society to effectively become exiles from their native lands. Scotland experienced the "highland clearance", the English had the "enclosure movement", and finally, […]


Cantoría at the Bloomington Early Music Festival – US Debut!

FAR Center for Contemporary Arts 505 W. 4th Street, BLOOMINGTON, IN, United States

The "Cancionero de Palacio" & Other Songs for Exiles (Murcia, Spain) During the Franco regime, a group of well-known Spanish music critics, composers, and musicologists living in exile—along with some half-million others—dug deep into music of the Golden Age. Though scattered across the globe, Otto Mayer-Serra, Jesus Bal y Gay, Adolfo Salazar, Roberto Gerhard, Ernesto […]


Let’s Chat with David Lasocki

Teddie Talks Traverso , Germany

Many fans and specialists of early music will know David Lasocki’s name through the countless publications he has done in connection with historical woodwinds, whether books, articles, or music editions. Fewer people may know that he has also written a series of five books about a modern jazz group from New Orleans called Astral Project […]


EMA Mixer: Stage Fright – A Conversation with Dr. Julie Jaffee Nagel

Julie Jaffee Nagel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and musician, who brings her unique combination of experience and education in music and mental health to a nuanced understanding of performance anxiety as well as diverse other psychological problems. A graduate of The Juilliard School, the University of Michigan, and The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, she has […]

The Harp in Softly Pleasing Strains

King's Chapel Tremont Street, Boston, MA, United States

Soprano and Welsh Triple Harpist Zoe Vandermeer performs her mostly 18th century British Isles program 'The Harp in Softly Pleasing Strains' at the Tuesday Midday Recital Series at King's Chapel, Boston.  The program features delightful voice and harp and harp solos by Handel, Purcell, Welsh harpist and composer Edward Jones, and others. Zoe Vandermeer specializes […]

Baroque Practice dance workshop


Baroque Practice, beginning September 5th, will be held on Tuesdays from 1-2 Eastern Standard Time. This free class online is designed for the general public. The class will be hosted by Catherine Turocy with additional guest teachers from the NYBDC and colleagues. Most classes will be a movement class but some sessions may be guided […]


Pierre Hantai plays the Couperins, Handel, Bach & Byrd

Church of the Epiphany 1317 G Street, NW, Washington, United States

Pierre Hantaï, cited by Gramophone as being ‘…one of the very finest harpsichordists of our day’, performs a gorgeous program of music by great Baroque composers  – Louis Couperin, François Couperin, G.F. Handel, J.S. Bach, and William Byrd. Pierre Hantaï is renowned for his thoughtful interpretations and remarkable virtuosity. This is a rare opportunity to […]

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