Due to coronavirus – COVID19 precautionary measures, most of Early Music Day 2020 concerts are cancelled.
EMD is still taking place and became a digital event:
Early Music Day- Stay At Home edition
You can find the up-to-date programme below.



  • Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, SA | Early Music Day Concert “Cosmopolitism of the Portuguese Baroque” | CANCELLED
    Artist(s) performing: Eduarda Melo – Soprano
    Divino Sospiro – Massimo Mazzeo – Viola | Elisa Bestetti & César Nogueira – Violins I | Nuno Mendes & Raquel Cravino – Violins II | Ana Raquel Pinheiro – Cello | Marta Vicente – Double Bass | Vinicius Perez – Theorbo | José Carlos Araújo – Harpsichord & Organ Programme: C. Seixas; F.A. Almeida; G. Bononcini; P. G. Avondano; P. A. Avondano; D. Scarlatti.
  • Rocaille Leiria | Classical Melodies- XVIII and XIX century | Katherine Fiero and Halina Berezowska [29/03]
    Artist(s) performing: Katherine Fiero and Halina Berezowska Programme: Aria- J.S. Bach; Siciliano(sonata in DÓ M)1734 – Pietro Castrucci (1679-1752); Andatino (Plaisir d’Amour)-J.P.E Martini (1741-1816); Sarabande- Jean Marie LeClaire (1697-1764); Sarabande- Giuseppe Tartini(1692-1770);Sicillienne- Marie-Theresia von Paradis(1759-1824);Liebeslied (Chant d’Amour)- Ludwig von Beethoven 81770-1827); Serenade(Leise flechen meine Lieder)- Franz Shubert (1797-1828);An Die Musik- Franz Schubert (1797-1828); “On Wings of Song”- Félix Mendelssohn (1809-1847);Viena, Cidade dos Meus Sonhos”-Wien, du Stadt meiner Traume)- Rudolf Steczynsky(1879-1952).

  • The African Renaissance Ensemble | A Celebration of the Voice: Accompanied and unaccompanied vocal music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries with instrumental interludes.
    Artist(s) performing: The African Renaissance Ensemble
    Dillon Davie – Guitar Henna Davie – Alto (voice) Adam H. Golding – Musical director, mandolin, recorders, tenor (voice) Doron Kanar – Bass (voice), trombone Cecelia Kok – Soprano (voice) Moagi Mpshe – Baroque violin Tanya Spiller – Baroque violin Joao Ribeiro – Countertenor (voice) Clare Vandeleur – Cello And featuring guest artist John Reid Coulter on the Virginal
    Programme: Antoine Boessett (1587 – 1643) Nos Esprit Libres et Contents
    Vincenzo Ruffo (1508 – 1587) La Gamba in Basso e Soprano
    Benedetto Marcello (1686 – 1739) Maoz Tzur (traditional Judeo-Italian melody transcribed by Marcello, arranged by Doron Schleifer)
    Salomone Rossi (1570 – 1630) Sonata Detta La Moderna
    Keter (Qedusha) Sonata Settima
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) Lasciatime Morire (from the lost opera “Lamento d’Arianna”) Pur te Miro (from the opera “L’incoronazione di Poppea”) Lamento Della Ninfa (from The Eighth Book of Madrigals)
    Jean Baptiste Lully (1632 – 1687) A selection of incidental music composed for Molière’s “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” Chaconne – Deuxième Air – Marche pour la Cérémonie des Turcs
    Henry Purcell – (1659 – 1695) An Evening Hymn Upon a Ground – Ah! How Happy are we? (from the opera “The Indian Queen”)
    George Frideric Handel – (1685 – 1759) Sarabande (La Follia) – Lascia Chio Pianga (from the opera “Rinaldo”)
    William Boyce – (1711 – 1789) Trio Sonata in E minor
    Antonio Vivaldi – (1678 – 1741) Vedro con mio Diletto (from the opera “Giustino”)



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