Tag Archive for early music

Period Music Ensemble Crescendo to Feature Works by Bach Contemporaries

  (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., and LAKEVILLE, Conn.) – The period music ensemble Crescendo – the 2014 winner of Chorus America’s ASCAP/Alice Parker Award for Innovative Programming – will present choral works of the Italian composer Pietro Torri and the German composer Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel in back-to-back concerts at at the First Congregational Church in Great…

Early Music Ensemble Plays Baroque Holiday Concert at Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) — The drama and emotion of the Italian cantata takes center stage when the early-music ensemble Tragicomedia performs a holiday concert featuring works by Handel and Italian Baroque composers on December 9, 2012, at 6pm, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, as part of the Close Encounters With Music series. “Tragicomedia: A…

Behind the Genius of Bach

(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) – A lecture and concert presented by Berkshire Bach will explore the mystery of “How Does Bach Do It?” in the Allen Theatre at Berkshire School (245 North Undermountain Rd.) on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8pm. The concert by the Cambridge Concentus early music ensemble, featuring soprano Clara Rottsolk, will include Bach’s…

Upcoming Season Marks 40 for Aston Magna Early Music Festival

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Aston Magna Music Festival, a pioneer of the early-music movement performed on period instruments, celebrates its fortieth anniversary season this summer in the Berkshires in a concert series from June 8 through July 7, 2012, devoted to music spanning the 17th to 20th centuries. The 40th anniversary will be celebrated with…

Berkshire Culture Preview June 23-29

Angelique Kidjo

In addition to numerous play openings at the region’s theaters (which we will be reporting on in coming days and weeks), this weekend features a diverse array of cultural events, including Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass.; the Boston Early Music Festival at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Mass.; a…

Early Music Festival Goes for Baroque

Kevin D. Skelton, Yulia Van Doren, Karen Modigh, and Caroline Copeland in 2011 BEMF Centerpiece Opera production of Steffani's 'Niobe, Regina di Tebe' (credit André Costantini)

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) –  The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF), which the New York Times just called “consistently imaginative,” returns to the Berkshires with two opera productions at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center from Friday, June 24 through Monday, June 27. The four performances will include the fully-staged North American premiere production of Steffani’s Niobe,…