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

Concert Series

Please note: This page contains information on the 2018 Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF). Details on MEMF 2019 will be shared as they become available.

The Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) Concert Series includes four individual concerts featuring MEMF guest ensembles, a Participant Concert showcasing consorts that have been coached throughout the week by MEMF faculty, and the culminating All-Festival Concert presented by participants, faculty, and guest artists.

Evening concerts are preceded by a 6:30 pm lecture. All concerts and lectures take place in or near the UW–Madison Mosse Humanities Building (455 N. Park Street).

Ticket information

Tickets to individual concerts are $20 for general admission and $10 for students. The Festival Concert Pass costs $90 and includes admission to all 5 evening concerts. Tickets for the MEMF 2019 Concert Series will be on sale in spring 2019.

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 2018 Festival

Quicksilver

"Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Wonder from the 17th Century" | Saturday, July 7

Professional photo of Quicksilver ensemble

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

"Back Before Bach: A Musical Journey" | Sunday, July 8

Portrait of PIffaro, The Renaissance Band posing with early music instruments

James Kennerley and John Chappell Stowe, organists

"Abendmusik" | Tuesday, July 10

Organist James Kennerley poses in front of a large organ

Schola Antiqua

"Voices Across the Divide" | Friday, July 13

Portrait of early music ensemble Schola Antiqua

All-Festival Concert

"Journey to Lubeck: The Musical Legacy of the Reformation" | Saturday, July 14