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Festival to Honor Early Music Pioneer

25, 2012

David Munrow was equal parts antiquarian and visionary, an academic who unearthed buried musical treasure in dusty libraries and formed the equivalent of an early music garage band to bring it before the public.

Your Orchestra Needs an Audience? Take It to the Pub

phoograph of the facade of the Amersham Arms pub in New Cross, London, England
The Amersham Arms in New Cross, outside London, is one of the pubs on the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's pub crawl.
24, 2012

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, known for its velvety period-instrument performances, is taking music of the Baroque – including drinking songs by Henry Purcell – on what it’s calling its “Purcell and Pork Scratchings” tour of London-area pubs.

Bernard Greenhouse’s Beloved Cello Gets Good Home at Record Price

24, 2012

Canadian arts patroness to lend Bernard Greenhouse’s cello to budding Montreal musician; The therapeutic powers of music; Julliard School recently announced a $20 million dollar endowment for Early Music

Cubicle Concert: Asteria Renaissance Voice and Lute Duo

7, 2011

Watch a performance by the award-winning Asteria voice and lute duo in the Classical 101 studios.

Today’s Serenity Break

antico compline
Bliss out with a compline service sung by Stile Antico
October 6, 2011

Listen to Stile Antico sing a motet by Thomas Tallis and forget the world and its problems for five minutes.

Live Friday On Classical 101: Love Songs With Asteria Duo

Asteria voice and lute duo performs live on Classical 101 Friday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.
29, 2011

Listen to Classical 101 Friday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m., for a special live performance by Asteria voice and lute duo.

The Grim Reaper Performs Vivaldi’s “Nightmare” Concerto

20, 2011

Vivaldi’s “nightmare” concerto never looked so spooky.

Morning Roundup: John Adams Calls The Arts “Utterly Useless”

Composer John Adams was selected to give this year's commencement address at Julliard.
15, 2011

Composer John Adams tells new music school graduates that their degree and $2.00 might get them a cup of coffee, Herb Alpert: beyond the whipped cream, and the more Bach, the merrier.

Performance Today Highlights Early Music Performances

Apollo's Fire orchestra members standing on a balcony
Cleveland-based baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire will be featured Friday on Performance Today playing music of Claudio Monteverdi.
14, 2011

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Early Music America (EMA), and to celebrate, American Public Media’s Performance Today will be broadcasting a number of performances from selected EMA member concerts this week (June 13-17).

Monday Round-Up: Boston Early Music Festival Opens With Rarely Heard Opera

Boston Early Music Festival performs Lully's Pysche.
The Boston Early Music Festival often includes performances of lesser known early opera, this year it's Steffani's Niobe, and in 2007 the festival featured a performance of Lully's Psyche (pictured).
13, 2011

The Boston Early Music Festival Opens with an early opera, social media and opera meet in the music of Nico Muhly, The Pittsburgh Symphony reaches a contract agreement and the Seattle Symphony plays video game music.