Listen well. Connecticut Early Music Festival, now through June 23.
If there’s one thing we love in southeastern Connecticut, it’s culture. And for thirty years, we’ve been bringing the highly acclaimed Connecticut Early Music Festival to classical and historial music lovers.
This year is no different. Happening now through June 23, this year’s festival offers such gems as Medieval Music of the Mediterranean, Balkans and Middle East, A Journey Through Ancient Scripture, featuring baroque settings of the old testament in Northern Europe, and the grand Early Music Ensemble, Mozart’s Operatic Masterpiece.
Early music has its loyal followers, but if you’re new to the term or concept, the New London Early Music Society is your best bet at gaining an understanding and appreciation for this music. I’m a new student too, but the more I listen and read, the more excited I get to hear more.
Early music is written before 1800 and performed with a historical bent, such as period instruments. The performers and music in these festivals are the best in their field, and the fact that we’ve had this type of event here every year for the past thirty demonstrates our area’s cultural value, as well as the depth and breadth of the talent and experience we attract.
More information on the concerts and overall festivals can be found on the website, as well as anything you’ve ever wanted to know about early music.
Your ears will love you.
Photo courtesty of CEMF.