Ensemble Affect presents ConcertoFest!

Joliet Junior College 1214 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, IL

Ensemble Affect explores the rise of the concerto as a powerful tool to inspire emotion and showcase individual virtuosity. From its humble beginnings in the late 17th century, we follow this musical form into the early 18th century and showcase multiple landmark pieces. Hear the first concerto ever written for solo viola, experience the thrill …

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Free

AEM ONLINE – Secular Lieder of Heinrich Isaac with Frances Blaker, recorder

In this class we’ll focus on four 4-part pieces that differ vastly in expression and content, but all have motivic similarities. We’ll look at three secular works by Heinrich Isaac— the lovely quodlibet Fortuna Desperata /Bruder Conrad, then Bruder Conrad and Ich stund an einem Morgen, and wrap up with a jaunty tune by the …

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$25
Recurring

Sarasa Ensemble Presents: Kaleidoscope

Friday,* November 19, 2021 Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, Cambridge at 7.30pm Saturday, November 20, 2021 Brattleboro Music Center, VT at 7.30pm Sunday, November 21, 2021 Follen Community Church, Lexington at 3.30pm *Please note our Cambridge concert takes place on a Friday, instead of the usual Saturday. Remaining Cambridge performances will return to Saturday evenings. Colourful, ever …

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$25

Sanctuary Salon Concert

First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way (entrance on Dana), Berkeley, CA

Join us for a special Sanctuary Salon concert, showcasing some of our local artists who have made the Bay Area synonymous with early music! Highlights of the program include two scrumptious bites of J.S. Bach and Telemann with the Bertamo Trio (Letitia Berlin, recorders; David Morris, viola da gamba; Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord); French delights from …

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$20 – $40
Recurring

Josquin 2021

Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan 164 West 100th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue), New York, NY

Mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez, a towering figure in Western music, by being an active participant in re-creating his extraordinary music! Internationally celebrated conductor Harold Rosenbaum will be leading fourteen open community sing-in/play-ins traversing Josquin’s known choral repertoire. Singers and instrumentalists, amateur and professional, are invited to …

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$10

Bach’s Sons

Virtual Events Virtual Events

Of J.S. Bach’s children that survived into adulthood, four became composers whose music we still perform. While their musical facility reflects their father's influence, each son had a very different path with their musical voice. In their music, emotions are fleeting & the beauty of melody is emphasized.  

Free

A Tafelmusik Christmas

Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario

Ivars Taurins director Tafelmusik Chamber Choir Live Performances at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (physically distanced seating) Thursday, November 25 & Friday, 26, 2021 at 8pm * Saturday, November 27 at 2pm *November 25 & 26 performances will be filmed and may have some obstructed seats due to camera crews Online Premiere Thursday, December 16, 2021 …

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Virtual Events

Handel Messiah

Boston Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

Harry Christophers lends his special touch to the last Messiah of his brilliant 13-year tenure as H+H’s artistic director. The masterpiece comes alive for the 168th consecutive year as the unrivaled H+H Orchestra, Chorus, and spectacular soloists perform this stirring music—played the way Handel himself would have heard it. High-wire arias, dazzling instrumental fireworks, and awe-inspiring choruses …

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Virtual Events

A Tafelmusik Christmas

Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario

Ivars Taurins director Tafelmusik Chamber Choir Live Performances at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (physically distanced seating) Thursday, November 25 & Friday, 26, 2021 at 8pm * Saturday, November 27 at 2pm *November 25 & 26 performances will be filmed and may have some obstructed seats due to camera crews Online Premiere Thursday, December 16, 2021 …

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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 events. Please 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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