The EMA Member Concerts & Events Calendar is for live, time-sensitive events, such as in-person concerts, livestreaming performances/premieres, and live online events such as webinars.You are also welcome to 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.

EMA does not share non-EMA events on our social media platforms.

Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Events Views Navigation

Notice: Utilizing the form controls will dynamically update the content

May 2021

BLEMF21 | Choral Music from Guatemala

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

The first of two BLEMF programs featuring music from the IU Lilly Library Guatemalan Manuscripts, curated by Paul Borg. Join us for an evening of choral music directed by Dr. Carolann Buff, featuring a mass ordinary and several motets from the manuscripts. Thursday, May 13 | 8pm YouTube Premiere Pre-Concert Lecture by Paul Borg (Indiana University) Elise Miller & Rachel Petty, soprano Carolann Buff & Joanna Fleming, alto Lawrence Abernathy & Benjamin Bird, tenor Matthias Murphy & Jono Palmer, bass…

Find out more »

Vivaldi’s Orphan Girls: Virtuosi della Pietà

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on May 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm

$10 – $25

May 14th, 2021 – 5:00pm-6:00pm, 7:30pm-8:30pm Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro (VT) May 15th, 2021 – 7:30pm Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge All Vivaldi Program: Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major RV 383a, from Op. 4 La Stravaganza for violin, strings, & basso continuo Zeffiretti che sussurrate, RV 749.31 for soprano, strings & harpsichord Sonata for 2 violins and basso continuo in F major, RV 68 Ascende lieta, RV 635 for soprano, strings, & basso continuo Concerto No. 12 E Minor, RV 409 for violoncello solo,…

Find out more »

Rotem Gilbert: Early Modern Women—Christine de Pizan and an Anonymous Poet

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
$21 – $25

Early Modern Women in Music, Art and Culture: A Woman’s Voice: Musical Settings of Poetry by Christine de Pizan and an Anonymous Poet The poem Dueil angoisseus (“Anguished grief”) by Christine de Pizan and the anonymous Comme femme desconfortée (“Like a woman inconsolable”), set the text in the voice of a woman whose lover has been taken by Death. Gilles Binchois’ popular rondeau Comme femme desconfortée, is one of the most famous 15th-century chansons,  was given an elaborate setting by…

Find out more »

The Baroque Fortepiano

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
$15

Ravensong Historic Keyboard Series is proud to present “The Baroque Fortepiano”. Although not immediately associated with the Baroque era the fortepiano’s development stems from that period. In this program one of America’s great historic-keyboard specialists, Andrew Willis, explores the distinctive sonority in music spanning high-Baroque to early-Classical. The performance will be recorded live in front of a partial audience and broadcast to the public on Friday May 14 at 7pm.

Find out more »

Vivaldi’s Orphan Girls: Virtuosi della Pietà

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on May 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm

$10 – $25

May 14th, 2021 – 5:00pm-6:00pm, 7:30pm-8:30pm Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro (VT) May 15th, 2021 – 7:30pm Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge All Vivaldi Program: Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major RV 383a, from Op. 4 La Stravaganza for violin, strings, & basso continuo Zeffiretti che sussurrate, RV 749.31 for soprano, strings & harpsichord Sonata for 2 violins and basso continuo in F major, RV 68 Ascende lieta, RV 635 for soprano, strings, & basso continuo Concerto No. 12 E Minor, RV 409 for violoncello solo,…

Find out more »

BLEMF21 | Forgotten Clefs

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

The second concert of BLEMF's Lilly Library Guatemalan Manuscript Project will be presented by Forgotten Clefs Renaissance Wind Band. Join us for an evening of wind band music recorded at the Monroe County History Center. Friday, May 13 | 8pm YouTube Premiere Pre-Concert Lecture by Paul Borg (Indiana University) Learn more about BLEMF21 --> http://www.blemf.org/blemf21

Find out more »

Songs to the Lute

May 15 - May 31
$10 – $30

A summit meeting in Renaissance and early Baroque song as Anne Azéma (voice) and Nigel North (lutes) explore intimate and sensual French repertoires.

Find out more »

Daphna Mor and Daniel Freedman: Exploring the Art of Maqamat (3 of 4)

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
IN United States + Google Map
$21 – $25

Daphna Mor returns to SFEMS alongside colleagues to delve into the art of Maqamat*. Maqamat, plural of maqam,, is a system of melodic modes in music from Arab and Turkish origin) and rhythmic patterns from the Middle East and North Africa–repertoire not yet covered in Daphna’s previous SFEMS courses. Note: this repertoire requires microtones which we will help you find on your instrument. This 4-class series will be presented in two pairs with Kane Mathis (oud, kora) and Daniel Freedman, (percussion). Sunday, May 2…

Find out more »

Towards Telemann

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
$15

Wherever he went George Philip Telemann was a musical force to be reckoned with. In Leipzig he was the upstart law student whose talents created as much musical activity for the city as he did conflict with the music director at the Thomaskirche. In Hamburg he became the celebrated composer known throughout Europe for his synthesis of international styles and inexhaustible ability to write new music. For our final concert of the season we present chamber music by Telemann, those…

Find out more »

Peter Maund: Medieval Miracles and Songs of Praise—Cantigas de Santa Maria (2 of 3)

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
$21 – $25

The Cantigas de Santa Maria is a 13th century collection of over 400 Galician-Portuguese songs composed at the court of Alfonso X (“El Sabio”), king of Castile and Leon. Most of the songs recount miracles performed by the Virgin Mary; every 10th song is a hymn in her praise. We probably won’t get through all 400+ during class, but we’ll play a representative sample. All of the songs are monophonic, allowing us to create accompaniments, improvisations and percussion parts. Open…

Find out more »
+ Export Events
Scroll to Top