Image of the stage with performers and conductor from the 2016 All-Festival Concert

Concert Series

Due to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s decision to suspend in-person courses, workshops, and conferences for summer term because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Madison Early Music Festival Workshop and Concert Series has been postponed. This extraordinary situation has affected all of us and we missed seeing you this summer. Updates will be posted on our website as they are available.

The Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) Concert Series includes four concerts featuring guest ensembles. A Participant Concert showcases consorts coached by MEMF faculty. The culminating All-Festival Concert is presented by participants, faculty, and guest artists.

Evening concerts are preceded by a 6:30 pm John W. Barker Lecture Series. All concerts and lectures take place at the Hamel Music Center (740 University Avenue).

Ticket information

Tickets to individual concerts are $22 for general admission and $12 for students. The Festival Concert Pass costs $90 and includes admission to all 5 evening concerts. 

Note: All MEMF Concert Series concerts and lectures are free for participants in the MEMF Workshop. There is a $4 transaction fee per ticket when purchasing online or by phone.

Performances at the 2020 Festival

Orlando Consort

The Good, the Fearless and the Bold: Music from the 15th century Burgundian Court | Saturday, July 11

Orlando Consort portrait

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Burgundian Beginnings & Beyond | Sunday, July 12

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band portrait


Fleur de Valeur | Tuesday, July 14

Trefoil portrait

Nota Bene viol consort

Femme Desconfortée | Friday, July 17

Nota Bene portrait

All-Festival Concert

The Musical Glory of the Dukes of Burgundy | Saturday, July 18