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    All performances held at First Church Sanctuary in Boston (with the exception of the Peabody Consort taking place in the First Church Auditorium). Click to view a map.  FREE to YPF Participants; $10 suggested donation. Information subject to change.  

    Monday, June 10

    Brandeis Early Music Ensemble & Tufts Early Music Ensemble
    Dir. by Sarah Mead (Brandeis) with Jane Hershey (Tufts)
    Program detailsTheatrum Instrumentorum features works from the early 17th century when the old tradition of polyphony and the new continuo style blended to create a fertile ground for innovation both in consort and solo music. Our program brings together music of Schein, Praetorius, Marini, Jenkins, and other composers whose music was a synthesis of the old and new ways of writing.


    The Longy School
    Directed by Dana Maiben
    Program details: Program will include music by Dufay, Lassus, Cipriano, Cima, Schütz, and J.S Bach.


    Tuesday, June 11

    The Juilliard415
    Directed by Robert Mealy
    Program details: Cello Sonatas of the High Baroque; Sonatas by Vivaldi & TBA   


    The Peabody Consort
    Led by Mark Cudek
    This concert will be held in the First Church Auditorium instead of the Sanctuary
    Program details: "In the Circle of Henry VII" features music by Henry and his court and from the courts of his daughter Elizabeth, his great grand-nephew James I, and his in-laws Ferdinand and Isabella (parents of his first wife Katherine of Aragon).  The Peabody Consort will also include a set of Sephardic Romances.  This is traditional music of the Sephardim expelled from Spain in 1492 by Ferdinand and Isabella.  Some of these Sephardim relocated to England and some musicians possibly even worked at Henry's court.  


    University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Singers
    Directed by Paul Leenhouts and Richard Sparks 
    Program details: ‘Musica Bohemia’ features vocal & instrumental master works by Czech Baroque Composers. In addition to artful vocal and instrumental works by Jan Dismas Zelenka, the program contains recently discovered musical treasures from the library of the Kroměříž Castle and the Düben collection of the Uppsala University Library. 


    Wednesday, June 12
    Florida State Univ

    Florida State Early Music Ensemble
    Directed by Jeffery Kite-Powell
    Program details: The program will feature a suite by J.C.F. Fischer for oboe consort (2 oboes, 1 tenor and 1 baritone oboe, and 2 bassoons), and a selection of works for sackbut ensemble (and singer[s]) by H. Schütz and M. Praetorius.  


    University of Southern California Thornton Baroque Sinfonia
    Directed by Adam Gilbert
    Program detailsLa Pellegrina 1589: Music for a Magnificent Florentine Wedding. An extravagant feast of wedding music for Christine of Lorraine and the Grand Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany, featuring a staged masque in celebration of the Music of the Spheres. 


    Thursday, June 13
    Case Western

    The Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Collegium Musicum
    Directed by Debra Nagy
    Program details: Hélas Amour: Music from the Codex Canonici includes works by Dufay, Binchois, and H. de Lantins performed by an ensemble of solo singers, vielles, harp, lute, recorders, and douçaines. 


    Oberlin Baroque Ensemble
    Directed by David Breitman 
    Program details:  Works from the French Baroque


    Friday, June 14

    McGill University Baroque Orchestra
    Directed by Hank Knox 
    Program details: This program explores the elements of Les gouts réunis, or “styles reunited,” a style favored by Couperin which demonstrated the galvanizing effect of Italian writing, such as that of Corelli, on native French taste, as in the air de cour.  The combination of these two styles gave way to a kind of hybrid style, as in Couperin’s Le Parnasse and Clérambault’s Orphée.


    The Sebastians
    EMA presents its Baroque Competition Audience Prize Winner. Program TBD