Early Music America at the Boston Early Music Festival

5 May 2009 (SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America will offer a number of events in conjunction with the Boston Early Music Festival.  The Boston Early Music Festival (June 6-14, 2009) is one of the largest and most prestigious early music festivals in the world; for more information see www.bemf.org.  Here is the schedule of events to be presented by EMA in Boston:

  • Thursday, June 11, 9 to 10:30 a.m. – Making iContact, with Amanda Ameer. Co-sponsored by EMA and BEMF, Radisson Hotel Boston, City Room.  This session will explore how to reach new audiences while maintaining current constituencies through inexpensive and virtual marketing strategies.  Amanda Ameer (First Chair Promotion, New York) shares valuable tips and success stories through using Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube marketing, among other methods.
  • Thursday, June 11, 12 to 2 p.m. – Making Lemonade.  Radisson Hotel Boston, Clarendon Room. A networking and discussion session moderated by EMA Executive Director Maria Coldwell on how early music organizations are dealing with the "down" economy.  Results of EMA Member Survey on the economy (May 2009) will be shared.
  • Friday, June 12, 12 to 2 p.m. - Open Renaissance sight-reading session for young adults.  Radisson Hotel Boston, Clarendon Room.  Sarah Mead (Brandeis) and Lyle Nordstrom (UNT) will direct late Renaissance/early Baroque pieces for 6-8 parts.  Targeted to young adults, aged roughly 18-30.  Instruments and voices welcome!
  • Friday, June 12, 3:15 to 5 p.m. – Annual Membership Meeting, Awards Ceremony, and Reception, Radisson Hotel Boston, City Room. Come and celebrate with the winners of the Howard Mayer Brown Award (for lifetime achievement in the field of early music), the Thomas Binkley Award (for excellence in performance and scholarship by the director of a university early music program), and the Outreach Award (for excellence in early music education and outreach programs).

EMA Collegium Grant Winners Perform at BEMF
Early Music America is helping support two concerts by Collegium Grant winners in Boston:
Sunday, June 7, 1-2pm—Emmanuel Church, ¡Sacabuche! (sackbut ensemble from Indiana University), directed by Linda Pearse. The Venetian Influence.  Vocal music with Baroque trombones and organ by Gabrieli, Usper, Porta, Monteverdi, Schutz, Ahle, and Rosenmuller.  
Friday, June 12, 10am-11am—Church of the Covenant, University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Singers, directed by Lyle Nordstrom.  “Deus Judicium Tuum:” Sacred Music of Kuhnau and Telemann.  Cantatas and concerti of Kuhnau and Telemann for orchestra, choir, and soloists.

Free Day Pass to Exhibition

The Boston Early Music Festival is offering a FREE day pass to EMA members for the BEMF Exhibition on Friday, June 12.  You may obtain your free day pass by presenting your EMA Member ID card at the BEMF Registration Booth, located outside of the Carver Ballroom, on the Mezzanine Level at the Radisson Hotel.  Exhibition hours on Friday are 10am-6pm.

Contact:  Maria Coldwell
(206) 720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT
info@earlymusic.org; www.earlymusic.org

About Early Music America

Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music.  EMA is your source for information about the early music field.  EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 3,000 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support.  EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America.  “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles.  For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT, or visit our web site at www.earlymusic.org.