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The EMA Member Concerts & Events Calendar is for time-sensitive events, such as in-person concerts, livestreaming performances or video premieres, and live online events such as webinars. Videos available on-demand (temporarily or permanently) should not be submitted as multi-day or recurring events. Information about on-demand viewing periods are welcome as community news and press releases.

Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition

Staller Center Recital Hall, Stony Brook University 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY

Competition for string players age 16-30 performing works by J.S. Bach for unaccompanied bowed baroque or modern string instrument. Application period: August 1st - midnight October 7th. Finals: 1 pm December 1, 2022

Free

Master Class with Rachel Podger

Winner of Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition will be invited to participate in mastercxlass conducted by renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger

Free

Blue Hill Bach and Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM) Present: Messiah

First Congregational Church of Blue Hill 22 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill

For the first time in three years, music-lovers will be able to hear a live performance of Handel’s all-time favorite, Messiah. On Saturday, December 10 at Blue Hill First Congregational Church, Blue Hill Bach will join forces with Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM) to perform the work’s Christmas selections. Under the direction of conductor George …

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Free – $25

H+H Presents: A Baroque Christmas

NEC Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA

Our musical gift for the holidays is sure to brighten your spirits with the joy of the season: Bach’s exhilarating cantata—a partnership of soprano and solo trumpet in friendly “rivalry,” enlivened by H+H’s period instruments—ends in a spectacular fugue on the word “Alleluia”; tours-de-force for soprano Robin Johannsen: Silete Venti, in which her opening words …

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H+H Presents: Beethoven Eroica

Boston Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

Feel the power of Beethoven’s “heroic” symphony, celebrating “the memory of a great man”—from its two bolts-out-of-the-blue opening chords to the brilliant finale—as H+H, led by Václav Luks, breathes exhilarating life into this majestic masterpiece. We begin with power of another kind: a storm at sea, as the symphony’s nickname promises. The composer (a friend …

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English Country Dance

Harvard Epworth Church 1555 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

We're back!!! After a 3-year hiatus, STS will provide splendid live music for the Harvard Square English Country Dance. You’ll hear tunes popular from 1650 up to the present; some are elegant, some rowdy, some romantic, some playful. English Country Dance is social, community dancing. The caller will teach all the dances; no experience is …

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$7

H+H Presents: The Complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos

NEC Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA

Could there be a more perfect collection of concertos than the Brandenburgs? Bach’s treasury of instrumental music—dazzlingly inventive, virtuosic, exuberant—when played on period instruments promises an unparalleled immersion into the great master’s music. And hearing them all on one program, performed on the instruments Bach knew, is priceless!

H+H Presents: The Complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos

Sanders Theatre, Harvard 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

Could there be a more perfect collection of concertos than the Brandenburgs? Bach’s treasury of instrumental music—dazzlingly inventive, virtuosic, exuberant—when played on period instruments promises an unparalleled immersion into the great master’s music. And hearing them all on one program, performed on the instruments Bach knew, is priceless!

H+H Presents: Mozart and Mendelssohn

NEC Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA

The gaiety, humor, and sparkle of Mozart’s concerto comes to life via the magical sound of the fortepiano, the instrument for which he composed this work. You’ll especially relish the last movement, which incorporates the song of Mozart’s pet starling! It has been 155 years since H+H performed the glorious “Reformation” symphony, with its stirring …

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The Spirit Transformed: Women and the 17th Century Sacred Songs

Smith Center for the Arts, Providence College, Providence, RI 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI

Friday, March 31 at 4PM Ryan Concert Hall, Smith Center for the Arts Providence College, Providence RI Free and open to the public This concert features 17th-century French-language sacred songs composed primarily for women by Catholic priests as part of the Catholic Reform, initiated during the sixteenth century in response to the Protestant Reformation. Initially, …

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Free

The EMA Member Concerts & Events Calendar is for time-sensitive events, such as in-person concerts, livestreaming performances or video premieres, and live online events such as webinars. Videos available on-demand (temporarily or permanently) should not be submitted as multi-day events. Please submit Early Music News & Press Releases about these or other activities.

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