Flanders Recorder Quartet kicks off Amherst Early Music Festival

Right, The Flanders Recorder Quartet
Right, The Flanders Recorder Quartet

To kick off this year's Amherst Early Music Festival at Connecticut College, the fest is bringing in the Flanders Recorder Quartet.

Their Tuesday performance marks its 25th anniversary, and the pieces' years will go as far back as 1100 and come all the way up to the present. The group will, of course, perform selections from their latest release, their "Encore" CD.

See the schedule at right for the rest of the line-up.

- KRISTINA DORSEY

Amherst Early Music Festival

All concerts take place in Evans Concert Hall at Connecticut College. Start times are 7:30 p.m., except where noted. Admission is $20 general, $15 students and seniors. There are also pre-concert madrigals in the courtyard and post-concert receptions. Call (781) 488-3337 or visit amherstearlymusic.org.

July 9: Flanders Recorder Quartet

July 11: "Sweeter than Roses: Music of the Baroque Heard in England," with Julianne Baird, Stanley Ritchie, Arthur Haas.

July 12: Purcell opera "The Fairy Queen," 8 p.m., with AEMF student singers, dancers, and orchestra.

July 13-14: Music & Instrument Exhibition, free, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.

July 13: Medieval to Baroque English music, performed by AEMF faculty.

July 16: The art of the English viol consort, with Sonnambula.

July 18: Minstrel and wind band traditions of 16th century Oxford, England, with Mary Springfels.

July 19: A staged entertainment about human temperament and the humors in the age of Shakespeare, with Grant Herreid, director.

July 20: Medieval to Baroque English music, performed by AEMF faculty.

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