Type of Organization
Early music in Columbus is a concert series dedicated to the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods.
We present historically informed concerts performed on period instruments. Our series brings some of the finest early music specialists from around the world to Columbus to present powerful and moving concerts. Through re-creating the sound the composers heard when writing their exceptional works, we bring the past to life.
The Friends of Early Music, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has made a significant contribution to the cultural life of Columbus, Ohio. Through this concert series, we bring a unique cultural experience to audiences and diversify the musical offerings of our city.
The Early Music in Columbus concert series was established in 1980 and is co-sponsored by the Capital University Conservatory of Music and The Friends of Early Music, Inc.
We produce six or more concerts each year, bringing in local, national, and international artists who specialize in music written before 1800. You will find our performances at some of the finest historical sites and venues in Columbus, including Mees Hall, First Congregational Church, The Drexel Theatre, The Southern Theatre, the Pontifical College Josephinum, The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and St. Joseph Cathedral.
To cultivate, foster, sponsor, and develop knowledge, love, and appreciation of early music among all members of the community.
Exceptional Music • Powerful Performances • Bringing the Past to Life
- The Early Interval: “Ecstasy and Devotion: Twelfth Night from the Convents of Italy”
- Schola Antiqua: “The Suspended Harp: Sounds of Faith in Medieval Jerusalem”
- Bruce Dickey & Hana Blažíková: “On the Breath of Angels”
- Jupiter Ensemble: “Vivaldi”
- The Gesualdo Six: “English Motets”
- Corina Marti: “Capturing the Clavisimbalum”
- Yi-heng Yang: “Humor, Wit and Pathos: Tales from the Classical Fortepiano”