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February 2021

AEM ONLINE – Love, Lust, Leaps, and Ligatures: Music from the Chansonnier Cordiforme with Karen Cook

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

The Chansonnier Cordiforme is a beautifully illuminated French book of songs dating to around the 1460s. The manuscript was created in the shape of a heart - perfect for a class on Valentine's Day! We'll work through some of the best of its works — come for Binchois & Bedyngham, stay for Ockeghem, Ghizeghem, and, of course, Anonymous! A good knowledge of duple and triple mensurations, C clefs, and ligatures will be important. Open to:  instrumentalists and singers. Transcriptions will…

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Yoga & Mindfulness (Intermission) with Melissa White and Elena Urioste

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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One event on March 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm


Presented for free as part of Early Music America's "The Well-Tempered Musician" wellness series. Intermission sessions were created by Melissa White and Elena Urioste to connect participants' minds, bodies, and breath to music-making through an introduction to yoga. Registration is available now. The meeting will open 10 minutes ahead of the start time and the room will be locked at 5 minutes past the start time. Intermission (Melissa White and Elena Urioste) Founded by violinists/yogis Melissa White and Elena Urioste,…

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Tiny Bach Concerts Episode 6 (American Bach Society)

February 15

In Tiny Bach Concerts Episode 6, la speranza performs J.S. Bach's Flute Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034, with commentary by Jeanne Swack. Transcript and Musical Examples: American Bach Society website: American Bach Society video page: American Bach Society Facebook Page: American Bach Society Instagram: American Bach Society Twitter: la speranza website: Founder and Artistic Director Yvonne Smith's website: la speranza Facebook Page: la speranza Instagram Page: la speranza Twitter Page: Jeanne Swack, University of…

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Mental Health Monday Meditation: Tapping into Self Healing with Carla Sciaky

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Offered for free as part of The Well-Tempered Musician wellness series. Tapping into Self Healing with Carla Sciaky Registration available now. Meeting will open 10 minutes before the start time and will be locked at 5 minutes past. Carla Sciaky’s musical career spans five decades, beginning in the folk world with touring and recording, winning awards as a songwriter, and most recently being inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Concurrently, she has been a performer of early music,…

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SalonEra: Stylus Fantasticus

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - February 17 @ 12:00 am EST
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February 15th's episode of SalonEra features a spectacular team of musicians, including West Coast-based violinist Tekla Cunningham, Les Délices violinist Julie Andrijeski, Irish harpist Maria Cleary, and baritone Jonathon Woody (previously featured on SalonEra: Schubertiade.) These artists will share their passion for 17th-century music through conversations and newly-produced remote collaborations. Musical selections include works by Schmelzer, Kapsberger, Albertini, and Bruhns. SalonEra is a free, livestreamed broadcast. You can watch on Les Délices’ YouTube, Facebook, or on the SalonEra website. A salon experience for…

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A Bohemian in Dresden

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST
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Explore Dresden’s musical life through two names inextricably linked to the Dresden court of the first half of the eighteenth century – Jan Dismas Zelenka and Johann Adolph Hasse. From Eight Italian Arias ZWV 176 Jan Dismas Zelenka Non so se più vi rivedró Povera fede Sinfonia in G minor Op. 5 no. 6 Johann Adolph Hasse Including an organ work by J.S. Bach that may have been played on the occasion of his 1736 organ recital on the new Silbermann organ at…

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From the Kitchen Table with Richard: Delving into Dusty Old Discs

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Music Director Richard Egarr invites you to join him for “From the Kitchen Table with Richard” — a little show ‘n’ tell on the latest trends and ideas in “H.I.P.” (historically-informed performance). Each of these get-togethers will highlight one aspect of H.I.P. and how attitudes have changed (or NOT!) since the advent of the ‘modern’ early music revival roughly 60 years ago. Episode #1 – “Delving into Dusty Old Discs”: A first glimpse into the massive topic of historical recordings…

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Emmanuel Music | The Virtual Lindsey Chapel Series

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until March 25, 2021

Emmanuel Church | Lindsey Chapel, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Please join us virtually in the lovely Leslie Lindsey Chapel for our annual Lindsey Chapel Series, postponed from last season. From February 18 - March 25 on Thursdays at noon, J.S. Bach’s English Suites will be performed on harpsichord by soloists and friends of Emmanuel Music. The Lindsey Chapel Series will be live-streamed on the Emmanuel Music YouTube Channel. These programs will remain on YouTube for a limited time. February 18 - Suite in D minor, BWV 811 John McKean, harpsichord…

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Les Délices: 2020 2020-21 Concert Series: Games & Grounds

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - March 1 @ 7:30 pm EST
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$8 – $20

There’s no shortage of fun in this program that features musical versions of Aesop’s timeless fables interspersed with virtuosic ground bass variations by Jean-Féry Rebel, Marin Marais, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and others. Featuring tenor Jason McStoots and soprano Elena Mullins, who presents a new choreography for Rebel’s brilliant showpiece Caractères de la danse. These 60-minute concerts feature on-screen supertitles, “notes” on the program, artist interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage for an optimized virtual concert hall experience with high-quality video and audio. Premieres…

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ELEGANCE: The Harper’s Voice

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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One event on February 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Watch from Home! Parker Ramsay, baroque harps & direction with Amanda Powell, soprano The harp was the voice of the marginalized peoples of the British Isles – Irish, Welsh, and Scots. Ireland’s legendary blind harper, Turlough O’Carolan, was one of several great harpers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Today’s young virtuoso harpist, Parker Ramsay, weaves their stories and their music into an evening of intimate artistry. Six Apollo’s Fire musicians on violins, flute, cello, hammered dulcimer, and plucked instruments…

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