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AMS Boston 2019 Concerts and Special Events

 

Ticketed Events


Blue Heron
Blue Heron: Songs of Love & Death: Madrigals by Cipriano de Rore
presented in partnership with the American Musicological Society

Friday, 1 November 7:30pm
Assembly, District Hall
75 Northern Ave., Boston
(Located approximately 0.6 miles from the conference hotel. Shuttle bus tickets are available for purchase with registration or through the AMS Online Store.)

AMS members receive discounted tickets when purchased through the AMS site. Tickets may be purchased with registration or through the AMS Online Store. All tickets will be placed in your conference packet.

An evening of madrigals from I madrigali a cinque voci by Cipriano de Rore, celebrating the release of Blue Heron’s world-premiere recording of the complete book. Cipriano’s 1542 publication, conceived as a poetic cycle and organized by mode, features sonnets by Petrarch set in a complex and breathtakingly beautiful web of polyphony. The project was launched by the 2015 Noah Greenberg Award bestowed by the American Musicological Society on Professor Jessie Ann Owens and Blue Heron. Read more about De Rore and the project.

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BSO and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig: Leipzig Week in Boston

Saturday, 2 November 8:00pm
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston

(Located approximately 3.5 miles from the conference hotel. Shuttle bus tickets are available for purchase with registration or through the AMS Online Store.)

Andris Nelsons, conductor
John Ferrillo, oboe
Frank-Michael Erben, violin
Olivier Latry, organ
Richard Svoboda, bassoon
Christian Giger, cello

Strauss, Festive Prelude, for organ and orchestra
Haydn, Sinfonia concertante in B-flat for oboe, bassoon, violin, and cello
Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht
Scriabin, Poem of Ecstasy

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Free Events


Blue Heron: Si douce a oirThe Sweet Sound of Medieval Song 
A free concert presented with the generous support of the Brandeis University Department of Music, the Brandeis Arts Council and the Poses Fund.

Wednesday, 30 October 8:00pm (pre-concert talk and demo at 7pm, with invited speakers)
Berlin Chapel, Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

 

The acclaimed vocal ensemble performs this free concert of music from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries as part of the two-day workshop/residency at Brandeis: "Texture, Surface and Line: The Listener's Experience of Late Medieval Music." 

 

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MFA Tour
 
Boston Museum of Fine Arts Tour

Friday, 1 November 11:00am
(shuttle bus departs Westin at 10:15am)

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave., Boston

Located approximately 5 miles from the conference hotel; coach bus tickets are available for purchase.

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has generously offered AMS meeting attendees a complimentary visit to their musical instrument collection [click here for more info].

Curator Darcy Kuronen will present a lecture-demonstration of selected instruments in the collection. 

The coach will leave the MFA at 1 p.m. to allow attendees a chance to explore the MFA further. (Those who wish may travel to and/or from the MFA independently.)

Free Admission.

 


Cappella Pratensis
 
Cappella Pratensis (Leuven): Jacob Obrecht's Missa Maria zart
presented by the  Boston University Center for Early Music Studies

Thursday, 31 October 12:30pm
Marsh Chapel, Boston University
735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
(Located approximately 5 miles from the conference hotel. Shuttle bus tickets are available for purchase with registration or through the AMS Online Store.)

Free Admission.

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Sourcework Ensemble
Sourcework Ensemble: "Notes of the finest songs": Motets from the Liber selectarum cantionum of 1520

Friday, 1 November 8:30pm
Our Lady of Good Voyage Seaport Shrine
51 Seaport Blvd., Boston

(Located approximately 0.7 miles from the conference hotel. Shuttle bus tickets are available for purchase with registration or through the AMS Online Store.)

Free Admission. A freewill donation will be collected.

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BSO Archives Tour
 
Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives Tour

Saturday, 2 November 10:30am
(shuttle bus departs Westin at 9:45am)

 

Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

Located approximately 3.5 miles from the conference hotel; coach bus tickets are available for purchase.

Free Admission, but reservation and RSVP is required.

 


The Performance Committee received over twenty proposals, and faced difficult choices selecting from among them the outstanding performance projects (below) scheduled at the conference hotel.

Seven Times Salt
“Pilgrims’ Progress: Music of the Plimoth Colony Settlers 1590-1650”

Seven Times Salt
Karen Burciaga (Boston, Mass.)

Thursday, 31 October 4:00-5:00pm
Westin Waterfront Hotel

 

 

 

 


Natalie Landowski Marian Wilson-Kimber
“In a Woman’s Voice: Spoken-Word Compositions by Women Composers” 


Marian Wilson Kimber (University of Iowa)
Natalie Landowski (Grand View University)

 

Friday, 1 November 12:45-1:45pm
Westin Waterfront Hotel

 


Ross Duffin
“Thomas Morley and Songs for the Shakespearean Stage”

Ross Duffin (Case Western Reserve University) and friends

 

Saturday, 2 November 8:00-9:00pm
Westin Waterfront Hotel