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  *

 

Liberty and Love:
A Summer Sampler

We offer a summer buffet of music for our Maine friends, plus a sneak preview of our 2017-18 season! An opening set of love songs, chants, and spirituals from medieval France is followed by a feast of home-cooked ballads, Revolutionary partsongs, and paeans to American heroes, including pieces from the earliest Maine songbooks. Anne Azéma, director, voice; Michael Barrett, Daniel Hershey, Camila Parias, Deborah Rentz-Moore, Donald Wilkinson, voices; Joel Cohen, voice, guitar.
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2:00pm, Head Tide Church, Head Tide Church Road, Alna, ME  *

august
 

Songes et Mençonges

The Boston Camerata makes its long awaited debut in Switzerland. Anne Azéma and her colleagues will open the Basel Early Music Festival with a newly commissioned program of songs from the Middle Ages, exploring the themes of sleep and dreams, including works by the visionary Hildegard of Bingen.
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8:15pm, Martinskirche, Basel, Switzerland  *


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  *

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3:00pm, St. Joseph Convent Chapel, Milwaukee, WI  *

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5:00pm, St. Joseph Convent Chapel, Milwaukee, WI  *

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7:30pm, Bourgie Hall, Montreal, QC Canada  *

 

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. Charpentier’s beloved Messe de Minuit is the centerpiece of our evening.
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3:00pm, Union College, Schenectady, NY  *

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8:00pm, First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA  *


2018

january
 

Daniel:
A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

This powerful, highly-praised production is on national tour in 2018. The themes of justice, and of truth spoken to power, are once again front and center as the Jewish captive Daniel confronts the tyrannical Belshazzar. The magnificent musical play of Daniel, composed eight centuries ago in Beauvais, France was newly transcribed from the original manuscript source and powerfully staged for modern audiences by Anne Azéma, it was premiered in Boston in 2014 to critical and public acclaim.
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7:30pm, Grace and Holy Trinity Church, Kansas City, MO  *

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2:00pm, Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago, IL  *


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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