Connecticut Early Music Festival

Connecticut Early Music Festival

Two weeks in June
The term "early music" refers to music from the medieval, renaissance, baroque, and classical periods, up to and including Beethoven and Schubert, performed on period instruments.
Since 1983, when harpsichordist Igor Kipnis and flutist John Solum co-founded the Connecticut Early Music Festival, the residents of southeastern Connecticut have been able to hear the music of such composers as Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695), Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791), Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805), Georg Telemann (1681-1767), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), François Couperin (1668-1733), Antonio Salieri (1750-1825), Christoph Gluck (1714-1787), Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Franz Schubert (1797-1828; see also Schubertiade), and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) performed on such unusual instruments as the cornet, slide trumpet, sackbut, viola da gamba, and the clavichord. The concerts are held in small rooms or churches so that the subtleties of the instruments can be heard—particularly the Noank Baptist Church in Noank and the Harkness Chapel at Connecticut College in New London.
CONTACTS:
Connecticut Early Music Festival
P.O. Box 329
New London, CT 06320
860-444-2419; fax: 860-439-2695
www.ctearlymusic.org
SOURCES:
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 46
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Highlights of the group's history include three recordings, a 1990 European debut at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy (and later performing the first mass sung under the newly restored Filippo Lippi frescoes in the Spoleto Cathedral), performances at the Connecticut Early Music Festival, a recording of American music for European broadcast by the BBC, American and regional premieres of significant new music (by such composers as Peter Maxwell Davies, Robert Heppner, Joanne Metcalfe, Arvo Part, Steven Stuckey, Augusta Read Thomas, and Jon Zehnal), and modern premieres of older music (by Guerrero, Isaac, Pachelbel, Telemann, and Zelenka).
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