A New Sun Rises

feat. vocal ensemble Variant 6 and a world premiere by composer Kile Smith In person Oct 8-10 (proof of vaccination required) Video on demand October 16-26* Celebrate new suns and guiding stars as we sail forth into a new season, heartened by the transcendent music of the past and a luminous world premiere from composer …

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$19

Blue Heron: Ockeghem@600 Concert 10: Missa quinti toni

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

The next installment in our complete Ockeghem cycle, featuring the  Missa quinti toni for three voices as well as motets, songs, and mass movements by Ockeghem, Regis, Busnoys, and Plummer.

$10 – $83

“The Migration of Italian Music” -Andrew Arceci, leader

Virtual Events Virtual Events

The concert organized by the third finalist for music director of Arcadia Players, Andrew Arceci, explores the spread of Italian styles across Europe and beyond, as far away as China! Arceci performs on viol, violone, and bass throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and the …

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$15.00

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Early Music Seattle presets THE VIRTUAL CONCERT HALL (The Coronation of Poppea) by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) DIRECTED BY STEPHEN STUBBS AND FRED HAUPTMAN This opera was composed for Venice’s 1643 Carnival season and has been a standard of opera repertoire ever since. The Coronation of Poppea tells the story of the intrigue and deception that …

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Washington Bach Consort | French Devotion in the Sainte-Chapelle: Charpentier’s Missa Assumpta est Maria

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 914 E. Knapp St., Milwaukee, WI

Marc Antoine Charpentier’s final mass setting, Missa Assumpta est Maria, was written at the end of his life when he was Master of Music at the Sainte-Chapelle, King Louis XIV’s royal chapel in Paris. We hear Charpentier at his best and most refined in this work, with tonal language and expressive rhetoric that deliver everything performers …

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The Well-Tempered Clavier at Rienzi: Concert 1

Rienzi, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1406 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX

Rienzi is a jewel in the crown of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Its dramatic setting, focused on the European decorative arts, is the perfect pairing for our historically informed performances. Ars Lyrica Artistic Director Matthew Dirst continues his survey of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier with two performances of excerpts from Book 1 in the …

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Ronn McFarlane and Carolyn Surrick at OneCircle Center

OneCircle Center 3804 Littleton St., Silver Spring, MD

Lute and Viola Da Gamba Duo: Renaissance and Baroque, Traditional Celtic and Swedish Folk Tunes, and original compositions from each of them. https://ronnmcfarlane.com/

Monteverdi: Here I am, ready for kisses!

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory 30 Gainsborough St.Boston,

BEMF Vocal & Chamber Ensembles Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:30pm | New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall VIRTUAL PREMIERE: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8pm (ET) Available to watch until November 13, 2021 at 11:59pm (ET) Monteverdi: Here I am, ready for kisses! GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs lead the …

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$15 – $80

AEM ONLINE – The Singer’s Toolbox: Language as Style: Early Singing Styles and Performance Today, with Anne Azéma, soprano

Virtual Events Virtual Events

How does language shape singing (and accompaniment of songs), and therefore performance practice? Proper diction and pronunciation are the basics to an approach to singing any song. But the in-depth work that comes next -- syntax, semantics, rhetoric -- will determine how thoroughly the performers delve into these songs, thereby revealing their fuller beauty to …

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$25

SalonEra: Phoenix of Mexico

Virtual Events Virtual Events

17th Century Mexican nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (the “Phoenix of Mexico”) was a visionary poet, intellectual, and protofeminist. Catalina Guevara Víquez Klein, Karin Cuellár, and Raquel Winnica Young explore her legacy in music by Jose Marin, Antonio Durán de la Mota, Rafael de Castellanos, and others. SalonEra episodes premiere on Les Délices' YouTube …

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