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Date

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 - Friday, Jun 14, 2019

Time

All of the day

Cost

varies

Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concerts 2019

Beacon Hill Friends House is pleased to continue its tradition of serving as a venue for the Fringe Concerts of the Boston Early Music Festival. All the concerts listed are in our Meeting Room (wheelchair accessible). Full Fringe Concert program details are available at this link. Please contact the artists for all concert-related questions.

Monday, June 10

1:30pm: Berwick Fiddle Consort (Lydia Becker, Julia Connor, and Sarah Bleile Douglass, violin). “There is fidles to be had:” Historical Folk Music of the British Isles. Music from the collections of Neil Gow, Turlough O’Carolan, Francesco Barsanti, Francesco Geminiani, and others. Beacon Hill Friends House. $10 suggested donation (discounts may apply). 505-917-6564; connor.juliam@gmail.com .

Wednesday, June 12

11am: Frederic Chrislip, tenor & lute. Songs with Lute, 1511–1655. Solo songs of the 16th and 17th centuries, self-accompanied on the lute. Beacon Hill Friends House. $10. 607-434-5463; frederic.chrislip@gmail.com; www.FredericChrislip.com .

2pm: Bud Roach, tenor & theorbo. “O Envious Day”. The Musica Omnia recording label presents Canadian tenor and theorbist Bud Roach in a solo program of English and Italian airs from the mid-17th century. Henry Lawes, John Wilson, Domenico Melli, and others. Beacon Hill Friends House. FREE (donations welcome). 905-517-3594; bud@budroach.com; www.BudRoach.com

Thursday, June 13

1pm Bud Roach, tenor & theorbo. “O Envious Day”. The Musica Omnia recording label presents Canadian tenor and theorbist Bud Roach in a solo program of English and Italian airs from the mid-17th century. Henry Lawes, John Wilson, Domenico Melli, and others. Beacon Hill Friends House. FREE (donations welcome). 905-517-3594; bud@budroach.com; www.BudRoach.com.

Friday, June 14

1pm Amaranti Ensemble (Maria Gabriela Alvarado, traverso; Kyle Collins, harpsichord). Jane Austen’s World: A Musical Courtship. Jane Austen is famous for her masterfully crafted novels, but her life as a musician is relatively unknown. Our program focuses on Jane and the world of London that she inhabited, featuring selections from the Austen family music library. There will also be selected readings from Jane’s novels that show how music affected the lives of women such as Elizabeth Bennet, Marianne Dashwood, and Catherine Morland. We invite listeners to enjoy an hour-long glimpse into Jane Austen’s world, with music specifically picked by the novelist herself. Beacon Hill Friends House. $10. 318-245-2265; amarantiensemble@gmail.com; amarantiensemble.wixsite.com/mysite