Edition 2024

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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Inaugural Concert of the 6th International Festival of Early Music 'Timeless Notes

21/03/2024 11:11 CET (21/03/2024 11:11 CET)

Inaugural Concert of the 6th International Festival of Early Music 'Timeless Notes On-site

Note senza tempo festival internazionale di musica antica Italy
Sassari (Sardinia - Italy), Piazza Cappuccini, 1, , 07100 Sassari
On World Early Music Day, the festival opens its 6th edition with two extraordinary cantatas by J.S. Bach 
Cantata No. 131
Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir

Cantata No. 106
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit - Actus Tragicus
La Calandria Ensemble

WILLELM PEERIK organ and direction

21/03/2024 19:30 CET

Ritual On-site

Fundació Cultural CDM Spain
Palau de la Música de València, Pg. de l’Albereda, 30 , 46023 Valencia
Sephardic and Arab-Andalusian chants.

Capella de Ministrers
Françoise Atlan, voice 
Carles Magraner, director, rebec and violas
Aziz Samsaoui, Kanún, saz and oud
Kaveh Sarvarian, nay and tombak 
Jota Martínez, citole, lute and percussion 

Versailles Grand Bach Weekend - concert #4

16/03/2024 16:00 CET

Versailles Grand Bach Weekend - concert #4 On-site

CRR de Versailles Grand Parc France
24 rue de la Chancellerie, 78000 Versailles
From Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March, the various departments of the Conservatoire de Versailles will be celebrating Bach's genius with a series of seven concerts featuring a variety of programmes.
Piano (solo and 4 hands)
Concerto for two harpsichords and strings
Il Tessuto dei Sogni / The Fabric of Dreams

21/03/2024 17:00 CET

Il Tessuto dei Sogni / The Fabric of Dreams On-site

ISIS Carducci-Dante, Aula Magna, Via Giustiniano 3, 34133 Trieste
It's a transcription of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by Shakespeare in three languages: English, Italian and Triestine dialect, written and played by the school's classical students. The play is accompanied by the music of The Fairy Queen by Purcell, played by the school's early music students. 
50 students of Classical and Musical High School 'Carducci-Dante' of Trieste (aged 16-19) 
Philosophy teacher Mrs Elsa Zibai, English teacher Mrs Anna Pettener, 
Early music MM Teodora Tommasi, Arstistic supervision MM Fanni Cannelles (Accademia Ars Nova) 

The King’s Playlist

19/03/2024 19:30 GMT (19/03/2024 20:30 CET)

The King’s Playlist On-site

Leamington Music United Kingdom
St Mary's Church, Warwick, Old Square, CV34 4RA Warwick
The first ever Radio 3 New Generation Baroque Ensemble finishes the season in the Court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, with a soundtrack of music written and dedicated to every moment of the King’s Day. Works by Charpentier, Lully, Couperin, Delalande, Marais, and more.
Ensemble Molière 
Flavia Hirte flute, 
Alice Earle violin, 
Catriona McDermid bassoon, 
Kate Conway viola da gamba, 
Satoko Doi-Luck harpsichord
Early Music Day | zamus

21/03/2024 18:00 CET

Early Music Day | zamus On-site

zamus Germany
zamus, Heliosstr. 15, 50825 Cologne
Early Music Day celebrates more than a millennium of music for a whole day each year - on March 21: 
At concert events and lectures everywhere and at the same time in Europe, music makers come together to keep this intangible cultural heritage alive. 
zamus celebrates this Early Music Day, which is also the 339th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, with a concert by musicians Dorothee Oberlinger, Cécile Dorchêne, Evgeny Sviridov, Andreas Gilger and Ira Givol as well as the presentation of the zamus: early music festival program (21.-29.5.2024) and talks on current topics in the early music scene.

The Early Music Day is a project of REMA - European Early Music Network.

with musical performances by

Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder
Cécile Dorchêne, violin
Evgeny Sviridov, violin
Ira Givol, violoncello
Andreas Gilger, harpsichord
Ira Givol, artistic director zamus: early music festival 2024
Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder player 
Sabine Meine, Professor of Historical Musicology HfMT Cologne 
Mélanie Froehly, artistic director zamus: center for early music & KGAM e.V.
Richard Lorber, moderator
Early Music Day Recital - Historical Music from Bologna

21/03/2024 11:30 GMT (21/03/2024 12:30 CET)

Early Music Day Recital - Historical Music from Bologna On-site

Thomas Charles Marshall Ireland
St Ann's Church, Dawson St, 18 Dawson St, D02 YV57 Dublin
Early Music Day Recital - Francesco Giusti, Norah O'Leary, and Thomas Charles Marshall perform music from Bologna written in the 17th and 18th Centuries. 

Francesco Giusti - countertenor
Norah O'Leary - cello
Thomas Charles Marshall - organ
Concerto di Pasqua

21/03/2024 21:00 CET

Concerto di Pasqua On-site

Centro di Musica Antica Ghislieri Italy
Basilica di San Michele Maggiore, Piazza San Michele, 27100 Pavia PV
Giulio Prandi will propose, together with Coro Ghislieri and the Basso Continuo of the ensemble, a new program around the music of N. Jommelli and D. Perez. A musical match between the father of Neapolitan opera music of the XVIII century who became famous all over Europe, and the most rappresentative composer of sacred music of the same period who ended the carrer in a far european state, Portugal.
Alessandro Nasello, Yoan Otano - FAGOTTI
Maria Cecilia Farina - ORGANO

DIRETTORE - Giulio Prandi
Medieval songs and snacks

21/03/2024 19:00 CET

Medieval songs and snacks On-site

Ensemble Obsidienne - Festival de La Reverdie France
Salle de La Poterne 19 Bd du 14 juillet , 89100 SENS
Aperitif concert to open the 6th edition of the Festival de La Reverdie - As part of the European Early Music Day, Obsidienne has concocted a number of songs for this event, accompanied by an aperitif dinner - medieval-inspired snacks cooked by the Mauvaises Herbes restaurant will be served to the audience.
Ensemble Obsidienne
The Gesualdo Six: 10th Anniversary Concert

05/03/2024 20:00 GMT (05/03/2024 21:00 CET)

The Gesualdo Six: 10th Anniversary Concert On-site

Cambridge Early Music United Kingdom
Trinity College Chapel, Trinity College Chapel, CB2 1TQ Cambridge, United Kingdom
Step into the chapel where it all began and celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the world’s most acclaimed vocal ensembles. This special concert will feature some of The Gesualdo Six’s all-time favourite repertoire, including highlights from the ensemble’s first performances in Cambridge. 
The Gesualdo Six
German Lute Music from the Renaissance

18/05/2024 19:00 CEST

German Lute Music from the Renaissance Online

Ronda Barcelona Spain
Ronda Barcelona, Consell de Cent, 382, 08009 Barcelona
Video of the concert of 18th May 2023 with pieces from the German renaissance, a rather unknown repertoire that received influences from some other contemporary musical traditions, like the English, French or Flemish. With works by Neusidler, Denss and other composers. 
Joaquim Bogunyà, lute
European Early Music Day 2024

21/03/2024 19:00 CET

European Early Music Day 2024 On-site

Visby domkyrkoförsamling Sweden
Visby Domkyrka, Norra Kyrkogatan 4, S-62155 Visby
Early music concert
Participants: Ad Fontes, vocal ensemble; Bona Speranza, viola da gamba ensemble; Campus Gotland Chamber Choir, choirmaster Dan Eiderfors; Elke Unt, organ; Ineta Svärd, organ; Jan Ekedahl, guitar; Roma Baroque, vocals, organ, cello; and others.
WDR 3 Konzert (broadcast)

21/03/2024 20:04 CET

WDR 3 Konzert (broadcast) Online

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (WDR) Germany
Richard Lorber, Appellhofplatz 1, 50667 Köln
This is the broadcast of concert in the series "Forum Alte Musik Köln" from February 25th: Rheinische Kantorei and Das Kleine Konzert with Leipzig cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach from 1724 
Johann Sebastian Bach's appointment to the Thomaskantorat in Leipzig in the spring of 1723 marked the beginning of a new phase in his artistic career, which initially entailed composing a church cantata almost every week. Even today, one can only marvel at the verve and inventiveness with which Bach set to work. Hermann Max and his ensembles Rheinische Kantorei and Das Kleine Konzert demonstrate this exactly 300 years later in a selection of cantatas from the Epiphany period in 1724. With this concert from the "Forum Alte Musik Köln" series, WDR 3 Konzert celebrates Early Music Day on Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday. 
The following cantatas will be broadcasted:

Herr, wie du willt, so schick's mit mir, BWV 73 
Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen, BWV 81 
Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin, BWV 144 
Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181 

Veronika Winter (Sopran)
David Erler (Altus)
Georg Poplutz (Tenor)
Matthias Vieweg (Bass)
Rheinische Kantorei 
Das Kleine Konzert
Hermann Max 
Re-sound love

21/03/2024 19:00 CET

Re-sound love On-site

Eesti Kontsert / Floridante Ensemble Estonia
Pärnu Concert House (Pärnu, 20.03) / Estonia Concert Hall (Tallinn, 21.03) / Vanemuine Concert House (Tartu, 22.03), Estonia pst 4, 10148 Tallinn
17th century and 21st century. Floridante ensemble and vocal consort, mezzosoprano Kadri Tegelmann, hip hop artist Genka and DJ Paul Oja. Two worlds that seem to have no points of contact, Early Music and hip hop, have chosen a theme that transcends time - love - as a common playing field. Love touches us all: young and old, men and women, parents and children, friends and lovers. Love for life.
One world, one theme, one stage.
DJ Paul Oja
Kadri Tegelmann, mezzosoprano
Floridante Ensemble
Floridante vocal consort
Festa della Musica Antica: Accade anche qui

21/03/2024 18:00 CET

Festa della Musica Antica: Accade anche qui On-site

Diapason Consortium Italy
Auditorium San Dionigi, Piazza Martiri della Liberazione n. 12, 27029 Vigevano
A tribute concert to Early Music in Vigevano, a beautiful town close to Milan both geographically and historically. Here, during the Renaissance, the Sforza Court moved from Milan; moreover, important figures such as Ludovico il Moro, Leonardo da Vinci and Donato Bramante lived here. The venue for the concert is the splendid San Dionigi Auditorium - a deconsecrated Baroque church that represents the temple of music in Vigevano - located a few meters from the fabulous Piazza Ducale.
Maratona Musicale with "Bottega dei Suoni"
Beethoven, first Symphony

21/03/2024 18:00 CET (21/03/2024 18:00 CET)

Beethoven, first Symphony Online

Les Passions de l'Âme Switzerland
Viktoriarain 12, CH-3013 Bern
On December 1st 2022 Les Passions de l'Âme launched its Beethoven cycle. Until 2028 we will perform all Beethoven symphonies in Bern and document them on video. The videos capture the lively interpretations, led by Meret Lüthi from the concertmaster's podium.
Les Passions de l'Âme
Meret Lüthi, leader and violin
Actus tragicus

21/03/2024 20:00 CET

Actus tragicus On-site

Aube Musique Ancienne France
11, rue Marx-Dormoy, 51100 REIMS
Concert based on the cantata BWV 106 by JS BACH, with additional cantatas by D. BUXTEHUDE BuxWV 10 (Befiehl dem engel) and BuxWV 62 (Jesu, meines Lebens Leben and other motets).
Musicians :
Vocal ensemble La Compagnie des Humbles 
Stéphanie REVILLION, Emilie CUNIN, Sopranos 
Julien FREYMUTH, counter-tenor
Jean-Luc BAUDOIN, tenor
Simon POUX, baritone
Stefano INTRIERI, organ
Flore SEUBE, Clara FELLMANN, violas da gamba
Hélène BURLE, Axel VEZY, recorders
What is Historical Performance? A casual conversation with flutists Teddie Hwang, Dr. Na'ama Lion, and Immanuel Davis

21/03/2024 15:00 CET (21/03/2024 15:00 CET)

What is Historical Performance? A casual conversation with flutists Teddie Hwang, Dr. Na'ama Lion, and Immanuel Davis Online

Teddie Hwang Music and Photography Germany
Uhlerbornstr. 47, 55126 Mainz
On Early Music Day, join flutists Teddie Hwang, Dr. Na'ama Lion, and Immanuel Davis in a casual conversation about what early music means to them. Hear their personal stories on how they got started on historical flutes, how they incorporate historical performance in their careers, and also their tips for those who are curious about period playing.

Whether you're hearing about early music for the first time or someone who's already familiar with the topic, this will be a fun hour to get to know historical flute-playing up close and personal!

Tickets are free, registration through Eventbrite required. This talk will be held on Zoom and will not be recorded.
Teddie Hwang, founder and host of "Teddie Talks Traverso"
Dr. Na'ama Lion, director of Chamber Music at Mather House Harvard University, faculty at Longy School of Music and University of North Texas
Immanuel Davis​, professor of Flute at University of Minnesota​
Bach's harpsichord concerts

21/03/2024 09:10 CET (21/03/2024 09:10 CET)

Bach's harpsichord concerts On-site

Amici della Musica di Padova Italy
Auditorium Pollini, Via Carlo Cassan 17, 35121 Padova
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto n. 5 BWV 1050, Concerto  BWV 1053, Concerto BWV 1057
G.F. Händel: Trio Sonata op. 5 n. 4 HWV 399
AbChordis Ensemble, Baroque ensemble
Thomas Kügler, Traverso and  Recorder
Cecilia Massenzana, Recorder
Rahel Wittling, Violin
Andrea Buccarella, Harpsichord and Conductor
European Early Music Day

24/03/2024 00:00 CET

European Early Music Day On-site

Nathalie Le Gaouyat - La Ruche Artistique France
Salle du CAREC, 22300 PLOUBEZRE
A festive day of encounters, discoveries and concerts
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