EMD Festival 2022


From 21 to 27 March 2022, REMA is coordinating the second edition of the Early Music Day Festival, a week-long virtual festival, made of contributions from REMA members and by a selection of partners from across the world. From medieval to classical music, from one performer to a full opera, from well-known masterpieces to secret gems, this week-long programme offers the best experience of Early Music.

The concerts will be released on this page at the indicated time, then available for 24 hours. Don’t miss the chance to chat live with the artists during the première time!





Carlo Vistoli – Akademie für alte Musik Berlin
Ambassador Concert: Pergolesi – Vivaldi As a send-off for Early Music Day and as an opening for the EMD Festival, 2022 ambassador Carlo Vistoli offers one of his latest performances in his favourite repertoire!
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – Salve Regina
Antonio Vivaldi – Nisi dominus (Psalm 126)
Antonio Caldara – Sinfonia Nr. 12
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – Stabat Mater

With: Roberta Mameli, Soprano
Carlo Vistoli, Countertenor
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin
Bernhard Forck
, Concertmaster

Ensemble Irini
O Sidera The Song of the Sibyls
From Ancient Greece to the Flemish-Italian Renaissance, from Apollo to Christ, between Rome and Constantinople, a journey following the 12 Sibyls of Lassis, intertwined with hypnotical pieces from the byzantine liturgy.

with: Lila Hajosi, direction
Eulalia Fantova, mezzo
Julie Azoulay , contralto
Benoît-Joseph Meier tenor
Guglielmo Buonsanti , basse
Alessandro Ravasio , basse

Un chemin d’étoiles Songs of the pilgrims to Santiago, from Middle Ages to present day.

with: Ensemble Discantus

Misteria Paschalia
Mattutino de’ Morti Davide Perez’s Mattutino de’ Morti is considered the most significant musical work of the 18th century in Portugal.

with: Federico Fiorio, Marta Redaelli , Maria Chiara Gallo , Luca Cervoni , Alessandro Ravasio , Salvo Vitale
Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri
Giulio Prandi , direction

Like a Woman: Finding the Feminine in Medieval France This program features 15th-century French songs from the feminine poetic perspective. These pieces, wrenchingly emotional and playful by turns, provide a counternarrative to the pedestals & pitfalls of courtly love… a paradigm with a legacy that complicates partnerships to this day.

with: Tracy Cowart, voice, harps, percussion
David McCormick, vielle
Elena Mullins voice, harp, percussion
Sian Ricketts voice, douçaine, recorders
Niccolo Seligmann vielles, viola a chiavi, viol, gittern

Concertgebouw Brugge | Vox Luminis
Light & Shadow An intimate programme full of joy and comfort, with some of the most exquisite pages of the English Renaissance, such as Tallis’ O nata lux, In manus tuas by John Sheppard, Ave verum corpus by William Byrd, and Thomas Morley’s legendary Funeral sentences.

with: Vox Luminis

House of Time
Vivaldi Concerti Festival House of Time’s Vivaldi Concerti festival is a star studded feast! Tatiana Daubek is joined by three of New York’s top baroque soloists for an evening of virtuosic thrills. Cynthia Roberts, Aisslinn Nosky,and Alana Youssefian, bring their favorite concertos from Vivaldi’s treasure trove. Don’t miss additional concerti performed by House of Time oboist, Gonzalo X Ruiz and cellist Matt Zucker.

with: Tatiana Daubek, Cynthia Roberts, Aisslinn Nosky, and Alana Youssefian, violins
Gonzalo X Ruiz, oboe Matt Zucker, cello
Stephen Goist, viola
Dara Bloom, bass
Elliot Figg, harpsichord

Steven Devine
Grounds for optimism 17th century English keyboard music – tunes and dances by Henry Purcell and John Blow

with: Steven Devine, harpsichord

Cappella Mediterranea
Mexican Passion St. Matthew Passion in Mexico City Cathedral!
Extracts from the Pasión según Sán Mateo by Francisco José López Capillas, accompanied by works by Joan B. Cabanilles, Joseph Ruiz Samaniego, Tomàs Luis de Victoria, Cristóbal de Morales, Sebastián Durón, Diego Ortiz, Manuel de Sumaya and Antonio de Cabezón

with: Lucía Martín Cartón, soprano
Cindy Favre Victoire, soprano
Luan Goes, contre-ténor
Mark Milhofer, ténor
Alejandro Meerapfel, basse
Cappella Mediterranea
Chœur de chambre de Namur
Leonardo García Alarcón, direction

The Mozartists
Classical chamber Music Recital A recital of chamber works by three great classical masters, filmed last year as part of Ian Page’s ground-breaking MOZART 250 series. Many thanks to Continuo Foundation for funding this project.
Mozart: Sonata in D major for harpsichord and violin, K.29
Haydn: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 17, no. 4
J. C. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in E flat major, Op. 7, no. 5

with: Matthew Truscott, violin
Julia Kuhn, violin
Max Mandel, viola
Sarah McMahon, cello
Steven Devine, harpsichord

Les Talens Lyriques
Live at Theatre du Châtelet From Händel’s debuts in Venice to his career in London, this programme includes airs from Solomon, Agrippina, Tamerlano, Alcina and Giulio Cesare.

with: Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Sandrine Piau
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, direction