Madison Bach Musicians is excited to offer a Summer Chamber Music Workshop over four days in July focusing on historically informed performance of baroque and classical music.
Designed and directed by Grant Herreid, the program features a narrator, loosely based on Thomas Coryat, an English seventeenth century travel writer, who, as a young man, travels throughout Europe in search of music.
Englishman Thomas Coryat (ca.1577-1617) was not the first tourist, but he is one of the first truly engaging travel writers in the English language. His travels and musical observations provide the frame for this year’s All-Festival program.
Ensemble participants perform a program based on this year’s theme. Loud band instruments include cornetto, shawm, sackbut, and dulcian. This event is free and open to the public. No pre-concert lecture.
With a perfect blend of sound and precision, the vocal ensemble Calmus creates a program of a dialogue between sacred music masterpieces followed by madrigals that portray madness, love, war, and loneliness. Composers include Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, Carlo Gesualdo, Clément Janequin, and others.
Come hear stories of English eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travelers to Italy who acquired paintings for their country houses and London residences that are now in the Chazen Museum collection.
Madison Early Music Festival workshop participants perform in ensembles that have been coached by faculty artists throughout the week of the Festival. This event is free and open to the public. No pre-concert lecture.
Dance instruction with live music provided by MEMF Faculty. Open to the public. Tickets $10 cash donation at the door. Free to MEMF workshop participants and faculty.
The Calmus vocal ensemble from Leipzig presents a master class working with MEMF Advanced Voice Intensive student ensembles.
MEMF 2019 fringe concert performed by APERI ANIMAM.