Five College Consortium

Early Music Program

Early Music Program

A faculty of distinguished performers and scholars at the Five Colleges, together with the program director, make it possible for students to participate in a wide variety of experiences in the study and performance of music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque Era.

See "Events" for a current listing of concerts

Fall 2018

Fall Concerts:

Mount Holyoke Faculty Baroque

Robert Eisenstein, viola da gamba

Adrianne Greenbaum, traverso

Netta Hadari, baroque violin

Larry Schipull, harpsichord

September 29 (Watch for exact time posted soon!)

Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College

Euridice Baroque Ensemble

Music of Corelli (the famous Christmas Concerto), Charpentier and others.

Bezanson Recital Hall, University of Massachusetts

Friday November 30, 7:30 PM

The Five College Collegium

The Orphic Jacob:  Music of Jacob Obrecht (c. 1457 - 1505)

Performed by choir, winds and strings

Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst

Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 PM

Here is what we did last spring:

Euridice Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Friday, April 13, 7:30 PM

Bezanson Recital Hall, University of Massachusetts

Brandenburg Concerto #3

Brandenburg Concerto #4, with soloists Celaya Kirchner, violin, Len Bittenson and Lucy Grossman, recorders

Telemann Wassermusik

Graupner Suite in C minor

 

The Five College Collegium

Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 PM

Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College

Music of Spain’s Golden Age

Featuring Cristobal de Morales’ Missa L’Homme Armé, motets by Morales and Guerrero, lively villançicos and an early 17th-century party song.   With voices, viols and winds.

Directed by Robert Eisenstein, with Dan Meyers and Alice Robbins

 

Voces Feminae, directed by Catherine Bell

Monday, April 23, 8:00 PM with special guests

Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College

Freshening -- a concert of music driven by refreshed thoughts, voices and approaches from Landini, Monteverdi, Cozzolani, Strozzi and Frescobaldi.

All Early Music Program concerts are free and open to the public

For Further Information, contact the Early Music Office at 538-2079

https://www.fivecolleges.edu/earlymusic

or e-mail reisenst@mtholyoke.edu

If you are interested in joining us in singing or playing in Collegium, Voces Feminae, Baroque Orchestra, Medieval Ensemble or studying an early instrument, come see us at Painless Audition/Information Sessions.  Times and places visible by clicking on "Auditions" to the left.