2017

july
 

Tristan & Iseult:
A Medieval Romance in Poetry and Music

Rockport Chamber Music Festival presents Camerata’s groundbreaking telling of the Tristan and Iseult legend. Based on the original 12th-century sources, this medieval romance with narration weaves original elements together with staging and light for a truly unique concert experience.

Anne Azéma as Iseult
Sumner Thompson as Tristan
Clare McNamara as Brangane
Jason McStoots as Mark
Joel Cohen as the Narrator
with Susanne Ansorg, vielle
lighting design by Peter Torpey.

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8:00pm, Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St., Rockport, MA  *


october
 

Liberty Tree:
Early Music for the American Soul

Partsongs, marches, anthems, jigs, and ballads from the young Republic, when citizens sang their rejection of tyranny! Rousing works by citizen-composers such as Boston tanner William Billings and Vermont tavern-keeper Jeremiah Ingalls still ring true today. With The Choral Fellows of Harvard University (Edward Jones, director) and young professionals from Longy School of Music of Bard College.
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4:00pm, Harvard Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA  *


december
 

A Mediterranean Christmas

The Christmas narrative retold using songs, chants, and instrumental pieces from the countries of the Mediterranean basin: Spain, Italy, southern France, North Africa and the Holy Land. Works are drawn from medieval manuscripts and oral traditions. With voices, early instruments of Europe and the Middle East, and readings of the Christmas story. With SHARQ Arabic Ensemble.
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8:00pm, Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA  *

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8:00pm, First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA  *

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3:00pm, First Parish Church of Newbury, 20 High Rd., Newbury, MA  *

 

Carols at Midnight:
French Christmas Music 1500-1700

A cornucopia of French Christmas music for voices, viols, harp and organ. Serene liturgies from the Burgundian court mingle with late Renaissance and early Baroque carols and dances. A candlelit performance of Charpentier’s beloved Messe de Minuit is the centerpiece of our evening.
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8:00pm, First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA  *


2018

april
 

Tristan & Iseult:
A Medieval Romance in Poetry and Music

Boston Camerata’s groundbreaking treatment of the immortal Tristan and Iseult legend won the Grand Prix du Disque and toured three continents. You will hear central elements of the world’s most famous romance as they were narrated in the Middle Ages in Germany and France, with magnificent music drawn from 12th-century manuscript sources and texts. Performed by a stellar cast of singers and instrumentalists: Azéma, Thompson, McStoots, McNamara, Kammen, and Cohen, with young professionals from Longy School of Music of Bard College.
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8:00pm, Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA  *

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4:00pm, Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA  *



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