Edition 2023

Early Music Day takes place every year on 21 March, at the initiative of REMA. This celebration of more than a thousand years of music, through concerts and events taking place simultaneously around the world, is an opportunity for Europeans to (re)discover our musical heritage!

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21/03/2023 21:00 WET (21/03/2023 22:00 CET)


Alexandre Andrade Portugal
Centro Paroquial Santo Tirso, Praceta Alto da Feira 257, 4780-446 Santo Tirso, Santo Tirso
Atlantic Baroque - A. Califano, J. B. Boismortier and D. Scarlatti
Alexandre Andrade - baroque flute
Nuno Soares - baroque violin
António Vidal - baroque oboe
David Cruz - baroque cello
João Ferreira - teorbe
Présentation publique des ateliers

22/03/2023 20:00 CET

Présentation publique des ateliers On-site

Centre de musique médiévale de Paris France
50 bd Auguste Blanqui, Paris 13e
Tower Seminar: Composing Between Worlds

22/03/2023 16:59 CET

Tower Seminar: Composing Between Worlds On-site

Limerick Early Music Festival Ireland
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance , University of Limerick, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Theatre 2, Limerick, Ireland, Limerick
Presenters: Dr Matthew James Noone, Nick Roth, Asako Hirabayashi, and Edwin McLean
Chair: Dr Yonit Kosovske

This seminar will explore unique artistic perspectives on composition from multiple genres. Drawing upon musical thinking from Western Classical music, contemporary music on historical instruments, Opera, maqam, free improvisation, Indian raga, Irish traditional and electroacoustic music, this discussion will explore the function of music as a translative epistemology. Each speaker will give a prepared presentation on their work followed by a chaired open discussion with the audience.
Asako Hirabayashi is a harpsichordist and composer. Her recording ‘Music for Harpsichord’ (Albany Records) features her compositions and performances as a solo and collaborative keyboardist. The album was selected as one of the 5 best classical CDs of the year 2010 by Minneapolis Star Tribune, one of the top 10 albums of the year 2018, the Gold Medal Award by the Global Music Awards, and it received 7 favourable international reviews. She has won numerous grants and awards as both a soloist and composer, including two McKnight Fellowships, Jerome Fund for New Music by American Composers Forum, Schubert Club Composer Award, Opera America’s Discovery Grant, MNiatures – Tiny Operas, Big Ideas by MN Opera, and several first prizes in the Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition. She has composed 30 chamber pieces and 4 operas, and her compositions have been performed in more than 14 different countries. She has appeared as a featured guest soloist in international festivals and concert series worldwide since her New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall. She holds a Doctoral degree from the Juilliard School.

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator. His work seeks the liberation of improvisation from composition, the poetic syntax of philosophical enquiry, and the function of music as translative epistemology.

Edwin McLean is a composer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the United States. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Krzysztof Penderecki and Jacob Druckman. He also holds a master’s degree in music theory and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado. Mr. McLean has authored over 200 publications for The FJH Music Company, ranging from The FJH Classic Music Dictionary to original works for pianists from beginner to advanced. His highly-acclaimed works for harpsichord have been performed internationally and are available on the Miami Bach Society recording, Edwin McLean: ‘Sonatas for 1, 2, and 3 Harpsichords’. His 2011 solo jazz piano album ‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ includes many of his advanced works for piano published by FJH. Mr. McLean began his career as a professional arranger. Currently, he divides his time between editing, composing, and painting.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

This event is in collaboration with the Limerick Early Music Festival (24-26 March). 
Anima e Corpo

21/03/2023 20:00 CET

Anima e Corpo On-site

Conservatoire Béziers Méditerranée France
Réfectoire des Abbés St Aphrodise, 14 Rue du Puits de la Courte, 34500 Béziers
"ANIMA e CORPO" by the Italian composer Emilio de'Cavalieri, the oldest surviving opera, performed by the teachers and pre-professional students of the Bézie conservatories
Béziers and Perpignan conservatories 
B'Rock & René Jacobs: Bach & Pergolesi

21/03/2023 20:00 CET

B'Rock & René Jacobs: Bach & Pergolesi On-site

Opéra de Rouen France
Chapelle Corneille, 30, rue Bourg l'Abbé, Rouen
J.S. Bach, Vergnügte Ruh, BWV 170
J.S. Bach, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199
G.-B. Pergolesi, Stabat Mater dolorosa (Bach instrumentation (1746)
B'Rock Orchestra & René Jacobs, with Kateryna Kasper & Helena Rasker
Reassurance: A prologue to the festival on Bach’s birthday

21/03/2023 19:30 CET (21/03/2023 19:30 CET)

Reassurance: A prologue to the festival on Bach’s birthday On-site

Thüringer Bachwochen Germany
Bachkirche Arnstadt, An der Neuen Kirche, Arnstadt
Reassurance is the order of the day in these demanding times – and the theme of the Thuringia Bach Festival to come. 
On Bach’s birthday we look forwards with a prologue concert which presents a reflection on the theme alongside music matching the theme: thoughts of the president of the German Ethics Council, Professor Alena Buyx. With the ensemble Weimar Baroque you can experience a baroque orchestra which is still youthful, in that musicians from around Germany have come together to engage with detailed content and stylistic work which meets their aspirations.
Weimar Baroque

Dorothea Wagner
– soprano
Jaro Kirchgeßner – alto
Tobias Hunger – tenor
Tobias Berndt – baritone

Hans Christian Martin
– leader

Alena Buyx
– reflexion
Das Musikalische Opfer

21/03/2023 19:00 EET (21/03/2023 18:00 CET)

Das Musikalische Opfer On-site

Musicians of the King’s Road (Kuninkaantien muusikot) Finland
Turku Cathedral, Tuomiokirkonkatu 1, Turku
Johann Sebastian Bach's almost iconic Das Musikalische Opfer performed on period instruments, presumably for the first time in Turku. The work is performed in its complete version.
Musicians of the King’s Road
Magnum et admirabile - an audio-visual document and dialogue on the project  "Spatial Music. Polychoral music as an instrument of sound seduction"

21/03/2023 18:00 CET (21/03/2023 18:00 CET)

Magnum et admirabile - an audio-visual document and dialogue on the project "Spatial Music. Polychoral music as an instrument of sound seduction" On-site

L'Homme Armé Italy
Auditorium di Sant'Apollonia - Sala Poccetti, Via San Gallo 25, Firenze
A documentation and reflection meeting on the project "Spatial Music", promoted by  L'Homme Armé between November and December 2022 with the support of Autunno Fiorentino. A broad and articulated project aimed at cultural inclusion starting from early music, with a contemporary and interdisciplinary view.
  • Giulia Nuti
  • Renato Baldassini
  • Ida Maria Tosto
  • Fabio Lombardo
  • Bettina Hoffmann
  • Gustav Baldassini
Happy Byrd Day !

21/03/2023 19:00 CET

Happy Byrd Day ! On-site

Yannick France
rue du Maréchal Joffre, Le Quesnoy
"Le jeune Amour"

06/04/2023 11:35 CEST

"Le jeune Amour" On-site

Christine Bayle France
Cie Belles Dances , Théâtre de l'Epée de Bois, La Cartoucherie, route du Champ de Manoeuvre, 75012 Paris
It is a storytelling music show that tales in French two love stories (Contes)  of Jean de La Fontaine under the guidance of Cupid interspersed of music from Demachy, Ste Colombe, Marais, Hume, Abel, Gener.
Christine Bayle, actress, Marianne Muller, viole de gambe

20/03/2023 19:00 CET


Chiesa del Sacro Cuore, via Fiume, 15, Monopoli (Bari)
Celebration on the Spring Equinox
Works by J.S. Bach (on his birthday's eve)
Gilberto Scordari, organ
Quatre musiciens nés esclaves

26/03/2023 18:30 -04 (27/03/2023 00:30 CEST)

Quatre musiciens nés esclaves On-site

Office de la Culture du Lamentin Martinique
Centre Culturel du Bourg du Lamentin, 68, rue Ernest André, Le Lamentin
Théâtre miniature & musique ancienne.
    Conviant le spectateur à un voyage musical, ce spectacle met en scène le parcours de musiciens noirs ayant vécu en Angleterre entre le milieu du XVIIIème et le début du XIXème siècle.
     La musique et les aspects visuels (décors miniatures, figurines à l'échelle 1/6) se combinent pour illustrer le parcours des personnages (nés esclaves ou réduits en esclavage durant leur enfance), avec empathie et émotion. 
     Il s'agit également de rendre hommage au talent et à l'extraordinaire résilience de ces personnes humaines. Aussi le programme musical combine-t-il des oeuvres de compositeurs européens (Purcell, Haendel, Pepusch, Beethoven) à des pages composées par l'un des protagonistes.
-Jean-Alexis, Johann (violon I)
-Lawrence, Nona (violon II) 
-Poullet, Jean-Damien (alto) 
-Slabiak, Lara (violoncelle) 
-Martinel, Eric (clavecin & coordination musicale)  

Concerti grossi a garganella

18/03/2023 16:00 CET (18/03/2023 16:00 CET)

Concerti grossi a garganella On-site

Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado Italy
Incontri con l'Orchestra Barocca, Sala della Balla del Castello Sforzesco , Milan
Concerto dell'Orchestra barocca della Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado presso la Sala della Balla del Castello Sforzesco
Martín Moya Fernandez, Neyén Finot Copa, Stefano Trotta, Giorgia Gianna, Francesco Spiri, Lucrezia Dessì, Flavia Ubaldi, violins
Maria Antonietta Losito, Matteo Giannone, viols
Massimo Campagna, Chiara Cardelli, cellos
Fabio Longo, doublebass
Sebastiano Cristaldi, harpsichord
Emanuele Gorla, theorbo
Carlo De Martini, conductor
Guided tour of the workshop

22/03/2023 15:00 CET

Guided tour of the workshop On-site

Atelier Scordatura France
Scordatura violin making workshop, 6, rue Boussairolles, Montpellier
The Atelier Scordatura is located in Montpellier in an exceptional setting: the Hôtel Faulquier, a 19th century mansion, a stone's throw from the Saint-Roch train station.

The Atelier Scordatura was born out of a meeting between two luthiers: Frédéric Becker, a luthier and bow maker specialising in classical instruments, who worked at this address for almost forty years, and Olivier Calmeille, who has been the owner of the workshop for the past fifteen years and has specialised in historical instruments and period fittings.

The Atelier Scordatura (https://scordatura.fr/) invites you to take a trip back in time to discover the richness of classical and historical violin making, from restoration to the making of bowed string instruments (from violins to double basses and violas da gamba).

Free admission, on registration by e-mail to atelier@scordatura.fr
Journée De la musique ancienne à Ploubezre

26/03/2023 10:30 CEST

Journée De la musique ancienne à Ploubezre On-site

Nathalie Le Gaouyat France
Rue du Stade, 22300 Ploubezre, Ploubezre
Tidiga Musikens Dag

21/03/2023 19:00 CET (21/03/2023 19:00 CET)

Tidiga Musikens Dag On-site

Marianne Gottlander Sweden
Visby Domkyrka, Norra Kyrkogatan 2, Visby, Visby
Concert with music by Bach, Byrd, Merula, O’Carolan, Schütz a.o.
Ad Fontes vocal ensemble, Bona Speranza viola da gamba ensemble, Campus Gotland’s chamber choir, Dan Eiderfors conductor, Jan Ekedahl guitar, Marianne Gottlander song, Elke Unt organ, Frey Franzén violin, Lasse Pettersson recorder, Sophie Malmros song, Peter Alrikson organ, Raphael Meulemans cello.
Philtre d'amour. Enchantements et sortilèges à la cour de Louis XIV et Louis XV

24/03/2023 20:30 CET

Philtre d'amour. Enchantements et sortilèges à la cour de Louis XIV et Louis XV On-site

Château de Versailles Spectacles - Conseil Départementale de l'Hérault France
907 rue du Professeur Blayac - 34080 , Montpellier
Paradiso, les Sphères du Paradis

24/03/2023 20:30 CET

Paradiso, les Sphères du Paradis On-site

Itinéraire Baroque en Périgord France
Salle du Dolmen Brantôme-en-Périgord, 1 avenue André Maurois, Brantôme-en-Périgord
Il y a 700 ans, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) rédigeait la Divine Comédie, voyage en Enfer, Purgatoire, et Paradis. La rédaction de cet ouvrage majeur de la littérature, probablement un des plus notables de la période médiévale, a été réalisée en toscan, langue qui est devenue, grâce au rayonnement de l'œuvre, la langue de l'Italie. 
Avec la Divine Comédie, Dante crée deux Paradis : celui du paradis terrestre qu'il rejoint après une purification par les flammes après l'ascension de la montagne du Purgatoire, et celui des dix sphères célestes qui forment le théâtre du Paradis. Voyager de l'Enfer au Paradis, c'est s'élever vers la musique, vers l’abstraction, vers le savoir. Il en va ainsi pour les âmes que Dante rencontre. Elles étaient déjà réduites à des ombres dans les précédents volets, elles deviennent des étincelles chantantes à mesure qu'il s'élève vers l'Empyrée. 
C'est donc tout naturellement que l’ascension de Dante dans ce troisième volet est accompagnée de musique. L'auteur mentionne les hymnes, les psaumes qu'il entend, ainsi que les âmes qu'il rencontre telle la figure du troubadour Foulque de Marseille (1150-1231).  
Concert en partenariat avec l'équipe pédagogique du collège Aliénor d'Aquitaine, la ville de Brantôme-en-Périgord, le Conseil Départemental Dordogne-Périgord, la DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine, la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine,  
l’Inspection Académique Départementale.

L'ensemble La Camera delle Lacrime

BRUNO BONHOURE, Direction musicale, chant soliste 
KHAÏ-DONG LUONG, Mise en scène, conception artistique
MARION NOONE, Comédienne lectrice
STÉPHANIE PETIBON, Viola d'arco, luth

Les élève de la classe de 5ème du Collège Aliénor d'Aquitaine
Isole di suono - Corelli, Forqueray & Marais

17/03/2023 21:00 CET (17/03/2023 21:00 CET)

Isole di suono - Corelli, Forqueray & Marais On-site

Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado Italy
Isole di suono - Corelli, Forqueray & Marais, Corso di Porta Vigentina 15/a, Milan
 Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) 
 Sonata VI in sol maggiore, da Sonatas for viol and basso continuo, Peer, 1989 / MS. VM 7 6308, Parigi. 
Adagio - Allegro - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro 
Antoine Forqueray (1672-1745) 
Suite II in sol maggiore, da Pièces de viole avec la basse continue, Paris, 1747. 
La Dubreüil - La Leclair - Chaconne La Buisson 
Marin Marais (1656-1728) 
Tombeau pour Monsieur de Lully, da Pièces de viole, Deuxième Livre, Parigi, 1701
Suite in re minore, da Pièces de viole, Deuxième Livre, Parigi, 1701. 
Prelude - Bourasque - Fantaisie - La folette - Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Gigue la favorite - Caprice - Ballet en rondeau 
Anaïs Lauwaert, gamba 
Ninon Dusollier, baroque bassoon
Margherita Burattini, double harp 
Girolamo Abos | Stabat Mater

21/03/2023 20:30 CET

Girolamo Abos | Stabat Mater Online

Festivals Malta Malta
Church of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, Tarxien, Triq Il Kbira, Ħal Tarxien, VG87+4C9 Ħal Tarxien
The Valletta Baroque Ensemble will be performing the exquisite work by the Italo-Maltese composer Girolamo Abos, Stabat Mater, which was composed within the tradition of contemporary Neapolitan settings meant for the Roman Catholic Holy week liturgy. It is considered to be one of Abos' most representative masterpieces.
Edited by Joseph Vella
Realised by Geoffrey Thomas

Valletta Baroque Ensemble:

Sarah Spiteri - violin/leader
Tatjana Chircop - violin
Jacob Portelli - cello
Joanne Camilleri - organ
Simone Vallerotonda - theorbo
Gillian Zammit - Soprano
Francesca Aquilina - Soprano
Raisa Marie Micallef - Alto
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