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Amherst Early Music presents Music Festival 2022
August 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Our new location will be convenient for many who are driving. There are train and bus connections. Nearest airport is ABE, Lehigh Valley International Airport. Newark Airport is 1 hour and 15 minutes away.
While we hope it will be possible to have a normal Festival, we’ll follow Covid developments and will adjust if necessary. Proof of vaccination will be required. Plans are shaping up so stay tuned for more information!
The heart of the Festival is the Central Program. It is the largest and most varied program we offer, with classes available for most early music instruments, and music ranging from Medieval to Baroque. You can choose the combination of classes that works for you — perfect if, like some of our students, you sing or dance and play an instrument or two. Play in consorts of like or mixed instruments, investigate a new repertory, take a dance class, or begin a new instrument. We also offer a unique program in early notation for all levels starting with absolute beginner. Pitch: most classes will be at a=440. Viol-only and most Baroque ensemble classes will be at a=415. Detailed class descriptions and schedule will be available in May.
Schedule: Classes run Monday through Friday, with four class periods per day.
In the evening there are lectures, concerts, madrigal singing, English country dancing, drop-in playing sessions, the AEM Auction, and socializing with early music.
Lipkin Theatre, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
All concerts are at 7:30 pm, except the opera, which begins at 8 pm.
Admission is $20 general admission. Tickets and subscriptions are available in advance or at the door before each concert.
Tuesday, August 9
With Breath and Quill
Thursday, August 11
Amherst Baroque Soloists
Friday, August 12
Baroque Academy Opera Project:
The Judgement of Paris by Daniel Purcell
Saturday, August 13
A Tapestry of Early Music: Amherst Early Music Faculty Concert I
Thursday, August 18
Portrait of a Lady
Friday, August 19
Choral Program Student Concert
Saturday, August 20
A Tapestry of Early Music: Amherst Early Music Faculty Concert II