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June 23 - June 29
June 24 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT
The informal theme of EMA’s 2019 festival & showcase, which ran May 22-24 in Bloomington, IN, turned out to be creating meaningful connections.
Boston University’s Center for Early Music Studies (CEMS) seeks to make connections with a conference, “Atlantic Crossings: Music from 1492 through the Long Eighteenth Century,” which will be held June 7 and 8.
Frescobaldi and Fantini left a few clues as to how one might approach their works, although those details are still hotly contested.
The Ricercar Consort performs the cycle of seven Buxtehude cantatas collectively called ‘Membra Jesu nostri,’ which was dedicated to Gustav Düben, an organist, composer, and director of music to the King of Sweden, in 1680.
The universal interest in St. Thomas School and its famous choir derives from the fact that J.S. Bach was in charge of it from 1723 to 1750, yet Michael Maul’s treatment of the school makes clear that the most glorious days of the choir (as opposed to its repertory) were not under Bach.
Next season will mark 50 years since the founding of Early Music Vancouver — an organization that has exerted much influence on Vancouver’s classical listening habits.
Besides performing Baroque, Classical, and Romantic masterworks, the festival has presented music of 20th-century composers such as George Antheil, Béla Bartók, and Charles Ives on period instruments.