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Including seven Concerts with Conversation, and the AEM Auction. Free for everyone.
All concerts at 7:30 in Evans Hall, located in the Cummings Arts Center, unless noted. Join us for pre-concert madrigals in the courtyard and post-concert receptions. All concerts are free for Festival participants. Order your tickets online here!
The Festival Concert Series is sponsored in part by a generous grant from the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
Venus' Garland: Music of Schuetz and Gabrieli
New World Recorders and Parthenia Viol Consort
Amherst Baroque Soloists
Virtuostic 17th and 18th c. music with Baroque Academy Faculty Dates tba.
Baroque Opera US Premiere: Dafne (1734) by Giorgio Reutter. Inspired by Ovid's literary classic, The Metamorphoses, the opera recounts the myth of the nymph Daphne, her desperate flight from a lust-maddened Apollo, and her magical transformation. Fully staged and costumed with Baroque orchestra and historical dance. Julianne Baird and Richard Stone directors Oliver Camacho staging, Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar Mainz historical dance, Ronnie Snader costumes, Paul Guttry props.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, dates tba
Music & Instrument Exhibition (in Crozier-Williams Student Center, free)
Instrument makers and dealers, music publishers, and organizations. Try out instruments, meet instrument makers, browse through music. Free and open to the public. Friday, July 10, from 5:30 to 6:30, Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Dates tba in Harkness Chapel
Twin sons of Different Mothers: Music of Bach and Telemann for Chorus, Vocal Soloists, and Orchestra. The Festival Choral Workshop, directed by Kent Tritle, performs Bach's well known Cantata 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden, and Telemann's rarely heard Deus, judicium tuum, with Baroque woodwinds and strings.