Amherst Early Music Festival Concerts 2014
All concerts at 7:30 in Evans Concert Hall, unless otherwise noted. Join us for preconcert
madrigals in the courtyard and post-concert receptions.
All concerts are free for Festival participants, general admission $20, students and seniors $15.
Tues 7.8 Marie-Marion Late Medieval sacred motets and secular love songs
performed by award-winning women’s vocal quartet Anonymous 4.
Thurs 7.10 Liberté, Fraternité, et Inégalitité: Music from Paris and
Amsterdam performed by Baroque Academy Faculty, including Saskia Coolen,
recorder; Aisslinn Nosky, violin; Arthur Haas, harpsichord.
Fri 7.11 8:00 p.m. Les Indes Galantes Staged Baroque opera by Jean-
Philippe Rameau with AEMF student singers, dancers, and orchestra. Drew Minter,
director; Kevin Mallon, music director; Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar D. Mainz,
dance directors; Ronnie Snader, costumes; and Lawrence Rosenwald, texts.
7.12-7.13 Music & Instrument Exhibition (free) Instrument makers and
dealers, music publishers, and organizations. (Crozier)
Sat 7.12 Student Concerts (free) 11:15 a.m. Recorder Boot Camp; 1:00
p.m. Baroque Academy; 3:00 p.m. Central Program; 5:00 p.m. The Lully Project,
Historical Dance Program. (Crozier)
Sat 7.12 Musique de Joye Hear top early music performers at the Festival in
a delightful program of Medieval to Baroque music. Expect the unexpected! After
intermission, Tom Zajac directs the Workshop Collegium in music of Obrecht.
Mon 7.14 Isabela la Católica A musical portrait of Spain’s queen (1451-
1504) and her relationship with international musicians. Flanders Recorder
Thurs 7.17 Fiddlesticks Vielle, viol, violin! Vivacious string-centric music
from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, directed by Shira Kammen.
Fri 7.18 Music from the Age of Vermeer Glorious 17th century music by
Schuyt, Hollanders, and Sweelinck. Faculty and student singers, brass, reeds, and
keyboard. Directed by Wouter Verschuren and Kathryn Cok.
Sat 7.19 Student Concerts (free) 1:00 p.m. Virtuoso Recorder and Recorder
Seminar; 3:00 p.m. Central Program; 5:00 p.m. Ensemble Singing Intensive.
Sat 7.19 Musique de Joye Hear top early music performers at the Festival
in a delightful program of Medieval to Baroque music. Expect the unexpected!
After intermission, Bob Eisenstein directs the Workshop Collegium in music of