Several friends are performing in BEMF concerts this year. These will be great concerts, please attend if you can. There is a lot of variety here so there should be something for everyone.
From Teri come tidings of Meravelha.
Daydreams and Desires
A story of courtly love
told through music of Medieval France
with haunting melodies and eloquent lyrics
by Ventadorn, Machaut, Dufay and others.
A fringe event of the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF)
Tuesday, June 11th 2 PM
St. John the Evangelist,
35 Bowdoin Street, Boston (map)
And from Matthew Hall comes this list of BEMF activities:
June 10 | 4:00 PM
Ensemble 1729: Double Concertos
First Lutheran Church. $15 (discounts may apply).
A concert of dramatic and virtuosic double concertos with my Montreal colleagues including Bach’s Concerto in C major for two harpsichords, BWV 1061, Telemann’s Concerto in E minor for flute and recorder, Vivaldi’s Concerto in F major “Il Proteo”, and some surprises!
Mark Edwards and Matthew Hall, harpsichord; Vincent Lauzer, recorder; Joanna Marsden, traverso; Sallynee Amawat and Jiwon Kim, Baroque violin; Bennett Mahler, Baroque viola; Camille Paquette-Roy, Baroque violoncello.
June 12 | 4:30 PM
Musical Offering: A Classical Salon
Cathedral Church of St. Paul. $10 (discounts may apply).
This concert will include a performance of Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos for soprano and fortepiano, a keyboard sonata by CPE Bach as well as CPE Bach’s Quartet in A minor, Wq 93. At this concert we will also release our new album, CPEB: The Piano Quartets.
Julia Cavallaro, mezzo-soprano; Sarah Darling, viola; Matthew Hall, fortepiano; Sarah Paysnick, traverso.
June 14 | 12:00 PM
Sarasa Ensemble: Dialogues—Trio Sonatas for Violin and Recorder
The Boston Conservatory Theater, Studio 401. $20 (general), $16 (senior), $12 (student).
Join Sarasa for a dazzling program of sonatas by Telemann, C. P. E. Bach, Corelli, and Vivaldi.
Sarah Cantor, recorders; Jesse Irons, violin; Timothy Merton, violoncello; Matthew Hall, harpsichord.
If anyone reading this has any other concerts to add just put them in the comments and I’ll add them to the posting. See you at BEMF!