An Early Music Season Reimagined has been created by EMA organization members, designed to share their newly imagined and incredibly creative 2020-21 seasons with as wide a community as possible. You can sort by name, approximate period of music, performance modality, and associated costs, and organizations will continue to be added as their seasons are finalized. Our heartfelt thanks to all the administrators and musicians who have tirelessly crafted these rich seasons; please do support them.

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Alkemie
Alkemie will present a livestream this November featuring persecution and resilience in medieval German/Jewish music. In May, Alkemie cross-pollinates Hildegard's luminous music with her herbal and medical writings.

Alkemie

Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Throughout 2020-2021, we will follow Apollo along a journey from solitude to camaraderie… A Pilgrimage Of Hope, travelling a path of Resilience, Allure, Mystery, Elegance, Triumph, and Celebration.

Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra

Ars Lyrica Houston
Ars Lyrica's 2020/21 Side by Side season features a variety of spirited programs of well-known works and hidden gems of the Baroque.

Ars Lyrica Houston

Austin Baroque Orchestra
ABO will present its tenth season as a blend of online and, if possible in 2021, in-person programs, involving music from over four centuries.

Austin Baroque Orchestra

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Bach Collegium San Diego
Bach Collegium San Diego announces our Virtual Season 2020–2021, with eleven online performances featuring Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Leonarda and Purcell.

Bach Collegium San Diego

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
A season of music to delight and surprise us, and to lift our spirits ~ from Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, Isabella Leonarda, Joseph Boulogne, and much more!

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado

Bella Voce
Explore European music history in a free online course that reaches from the earliest plainchant to the masterpieces of Bach, and echoes of that tradition in our own times.

Bella Voce

Blue Heron
Blue Heron makes a virtue of necessity with its reimagined SUBSCRIPTION SERIES and new additions: a 3-part OCKEGHEM ACADEMY and a series of SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS.

Blue Heron

Blue Hill Bach
Blue Hill Bach's 2020 summer festival - a virtual festival of performances and educational programs featuring the Blue Hill Bach orchestra, chorus, and soloists.

Blue Hill Bach

Boston Baroque
A virtual season of concerts and operas fresh from-the-archives, released monthly. Dig deeper with conversations with the stars, concert talks, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and more.

Boston Baroque

Boston Camerata
The Boston Camerata goes virtual, presenting Dido and Aeneas online, a hybrid Christmas program, and Douce Dame Jolie: Machaut's Last Affair in the spring.

Boston Camerata

Boston Early Music Festival
BEMF presents four free streaming broadcasts this fall with concerts from Nevermind, The Tallis Scholars, and two productions from the BEMF Chamber Opera Series.

Boston Early Music Festival

Byron Schenkman & Friends
New Light in New Ways - Six Chamber Music Concerts. Byron Schenkman & Friends Announces the Eighth Season.

Byron Schenkman & Friends

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Carolina Pro Musica
Expanding Horizons - an 18th century perspective in the New and Old Worlds with music by women and men of differing races and ethnic backgrounds.

Carolina Pro Musica

Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Musick
The Musick that Binds will highlight the lives of Thomas Jefferson and his enslaved manservant, Zupiter, through musical selections by the Governor's Musick Ensemble.

Colonial Williamsburg Governor’s Musick

Columbia Baroque
Free Online Concerts "Music for the Comforts of Home" Autumn: First Fridays October - December; Spring: Fourth Fridays February - April on YouTube and linked from Facebook.

Columbia Baroque

Cramer Quartet
The Cramer Quartet offers a reimagined 2020-21 season including a mini-Beethoven festival and the launch of the Haydn: Dialogues commissioning project.

Cramer Quartet

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Dallas Bach Society
The Dallas Bach Society presents “We’re BACH”, a full season of Baroque and Classic music presented both live and virtually for music lovers everywhere.

Dallas Bach Society

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Early Music Access Project
Early Music Access Project's mostly-virtual season includes online performance practice classes, virtual concerts celebrating Black music and musicians, and more!

Early Music Access Project

Early Music Now
Early Music Now's 34th season celebrates the Women of Early Music with historically informed, period instrument performances of medieval, renaissance and early baroque music.

Early Music Now

Early Music Seattle
The show must go on! With a season like no other, EMS will present virtual programming with Pacific Northwest artists in eight performances.

Early Music Seattle

Early Music Vancouver
From Bach's Musical Offering to lied by Maude Valérie White to Persian music from the Qajar Dynasty. Cinematic concerts from the comfort of your own home.

Early Music Vancouver

Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
We are celebrating our tenth anniversary, and we are committing to using our united voice to awaken, heal, and transform the sacred voice of women.

Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music

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Galileo
Galileo goes hybrid with three concerts on stage or/and at home with "Harpe céleste", "Sérénades à tous vents" and "¡Fandango y amor!"

Galileo

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Handel + Haydn Society
Handel and Haydn Society's 2020-21 season has been revised, with plans to reopen for live concerts later in the season. Learn more at handelandhaydn.org

Handel + Haydn Society

Houston Early Music
Interlude season 2020-2021 offers an Online Early Music Information HUB for Texas, virtual performances, and the publication of our commemorative book "50 Years of Early Music"

Houston Early Music

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Incantare
Join us for INCANTARE TALKS this November, a new interactive series of live monthly Zoom sessions inspired by YOU!

Incantare

IndyBaroque Music
WE ARE ALL TOGETHER IN LIVING – and performing – through today’s challenges. This season features socially distanced live performances, YouTube Premiere streaming concerts, and, in the timeless tradition, masks.

IndyBaroque Music

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members of kleine kammermusik standing by stairs
Our season features both virtual and in-person, physically distanced events. Highlights include a soirée fundraising event and a collaboration with Piffaro.

Kleine Kammermusik

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La Donna Musicale/Rumbarroco
A combination of pre-lecture concerts, live interaction with the ensemble, live performance snippets, and pre-recorded performances in which we re-invent both ourselves and Early Music.

La Donna Musicale/Rumbarroco

Les Délices
Les Délices' 2020-21 virtual season includes four newly-recorded Concert Series programs and an innovative free webseries, SalonEra, which airs every other Monday at 7:30 pm ET.

Les Délices

Los Angeles Baroque
LAB goes outdoors and online! Lindsey Strand-Polyak (violin) and Alexa Haynes-Pilon (cello) invite community, student and professional musicians to explore repertoire and learn baroque playing styles in weekly sessions.

Los Angeles Baroque

Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Experience the Lyra Baroque Orchestra at home, anywhere in the world! Nine monthly zoom concerts from our homes to yours and six live-streaming chamber concerts.

Lyra Baroque Orchestra

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Midtown Concerts 2020-21 season collage
The twenty-third season of Midtown Concerts will begin on September 3, 2020, offering 40+ unique weekly concerts of historically informed repertoire on period instruments.

Midtown Concerts

Music Before 1800
Four concerts with socially-distanced audiences will be accompanied by a professionally produced stream. The season begins on April 25, 2021, with the Diderot String Quartet.

Music Before 1800

Music City Baroque
Join Music City Baroque for a season of dreaming: armchair travels in November and bringing light back to the world in the Spring!

Music City Baroque

Musicians of the Old Post Road
Seize the Moment! A Musical Treasure Trove A virtual concert series where everyone has a front row seat! Revealing lost musical gems from across continents.

Musicians of the Old Post Road

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Newberry Consort
The Newberry Consort will produce FREE online content throughout Fall 2020, with bi-monthly #NCGreatPerformances releases and special livestreamed events. Subscribe to the Consort YouTube Channel to learn more!

Newberry Consort

NYS Baroque
NYS Baroque and Pegasus Early Music are excited to co-host four online events this fall, featuring Paul O’Dette, Geoffrey Burgess, Beiliang Zhu, and Deborah Fox.

NYS Baroque

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Parthenia Viol Consort
Parthenia offers a season of concerts and conversation with the consort and guests, streamed from our website throughout the year.

Parthenia Viol Consort

Pegasus Early Music
Pegasus Early Music and NYS Baroque are excited to co-host four online events this fall, featuring Paul O’Dette, Geoffrey Burgess, Beiliang Zhu, and Deborah Fox.

Pegasus Early Music

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Together with new Music Director Richard Egarr, PBO announces 2020/VIRTUAL — an umbrella for a variety of inspired and unusual programming.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band
How would you have experienced music in a time before concert halls? Piffaro explores the question this season in four online concert events.

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band

Polyhymnia
Join Polyhymnia as we return from isolation to our interrupted 25th season with a series of virtual, streamed, and hopefully live performances in NYC.

Polyhymnia

Portland Baroque Orchestra
Season Description: PBO’s all-digital 2020-21 Season is 12 new performances captured with high quality video and audio, shared through our admission-free digital concert hall, Great Arts. Period.

Portland Baroque Orchestra

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S'Cool Sounds
We are providing flexible and responsive hybrid programs—a mixture of video lessons, “live” TA appearances on online platforms, and remote individual recorder instruction.

S’Cool Sounds

San Francisco Early Music Society
Join SFEMS online for exciting concerts from artists across the globe as well as for early music classes—all from the comfort of your own home!

San Francisco Early Music Society

Savannah Baroque
We will be offering smaller distanced audience in-person and video/live streamed performances. Watch for announcements on our Facebook page and at http://www.savannahbaroque.org!

Savannah Baroque

Sigal Music Museum
The Sigal Music Museum will be offering virtual programming in the near future. Be sure to check out our website for updates.

Sigal Music Museum

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Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra
8 New Projects—from artist recitals to our full-size baroque band—recorded live & streaming on-demand for a limited time, plus new series, Tempesta Talks.

Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra

TENET Vocal Artists
TENET Vocal Artists presents the TONight Series: recitals curated by our exceptional artists, released every Thursday and available through the end of the season.

TENET Vocal Artists

Texas Early Music Project
Garden of Delights: A Musical Bounty, with newly recorded video concerts, a mini-series of interviews and music, Music History videos, and more.

Texas Early Music Project

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Valley of the Moon Music Festival
Virtual Beethoven 2020 continues with Eric Zivian's series of all 32 Piano Sonatas. New performances released every Sunday! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow.

Valley of the Moon Music Festival

Voices of Music
We are pleased to introduce a special, one-of-a-kind online streaming program for 2020–2021: a series of lectures and interviews with internationally acclaimed performers.

Voices of Music

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