The Portland Early Music Festival is now in it’s 7th year. The theme of the 2018 festival is “A Century of Chamber Music”. Friday and Saturday’s performances both feature music of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including works by Mozart and Albrechtsberger. Sunday’s program ranges from Vivaldi’s Trio in G minor (1731) to François de Fossa’s Trio #3 from his Opus 18 (1826).
Friday’s performance showcases Grand Harmonie, led by flautist Sarah Paysnick. Saturday’s program features The Berry Collective, led by fortepianist Sylvia Berry. Sunday’s performance is by Ensalada, a trio composed of violinist Lydia Forbes, ‘cellist Myles Jordan, and Timothy Burris on lute and guitar. Check back soon, as this page will be regularly updated with details of what’s in store for our 7th annual celebration of early music.
NOTE: All performances take place at Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland. Each concert will be preceded by a short pre-concert lecture, starting 30 minutes BEFORE the performance start times shown below. Lectures will conclude 10 minutes before concert start to allow for final seating.
Saturday 10/27, two master classes will be held in the afternoon:
1 – 2:20pm: Early music on guitar and lute, led by festival artistic director Timothy Burris. Guitar teachers are encouraged to prepare their students to perform in / or audit the class. Participation/auditing is free.
2:30 – 4pm: Playing basso continuo on lute and ‘cello, led by Timothy Burris and Raffael Scheck, ‘cello. All who perform from a figured bass or are interested in learning about the practice are encouraged to attend.Participation/auditing is free.
Tickets available for single concerts, or a Festival Pass is avaliable for admission to the entire Early Music Festival.
Students under 25 with ID can attend the Festival for free.