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|AMS Boston 2019 Concerts and Special Events|
Blue Heron: Songs of Love & Death: Madrigals by Cipriano de Rore
presented in partnership with the American Musicological Society
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.
Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig: Leipzig Week in Boston
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
Tickets may be purchased with registration or a la carte through the AMS Online Store. All tickets will be placed in your conference packet.
Blue Heron: Si douce a oir—The 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
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."
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.)
Cappella Pratensis (Leuven): Jacob Obrecht's Missa Maria zart
presented by the Boston University Center for Early Music Studies
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.)
Sourcework Ensemble: "Notes of the finest songs": Motets from the Liber selectarum cantionum of 1520
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.
Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives Tour
Saturday, 2 November 10:30am
(shuttle bus departs Westin at 9:45am)
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.
“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
“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
“Thomas Morley and Songs for the Shakespearean Stage”
Ross Duffin (Case Western Reserve University) and friends
Saturday, 2 November 8:00-9:00pm