The mission of The Cambridge Society for Early Music, founded in 1952 by the noted harpsichordist and musicologist Erwin Bodky, is to entertain, enlighten, educate and, in general, promote the rich musical culture of five centuries of Western music from the Middle Ages to the early nineteenth century. Since 1980 CSEM’s Chamber Music by Candlelight concert series has brought distinguished international artists and ensembles to intimate and elegant venues in five towns around the greater Boston area. Come experience - up close! - the thrill of music from another world and time
PROFESSOR ERWIN BODKY spent almost twenty years in the United States, making his home in the Boston area until his death in 1958. Thanks to the kindness of Professor Mark Lindley, who chronicled some of Bodky's earlier life in Europe in an article entitled "A Prussian in Boston," CSEM has a trove of articles and photographs from Bodky's personal history stored in a collection of files on this web site. To peruse these, click here.
Thursday, 29 January, 8 pm
Blue Heron & Les Delices
29 January - 2 February 2015
"A More Subtle Art"-
The 14th-Century Avant-Garde
for singers and instrumentalists
(click HERE for bios and pictures
of the performers.)
The Tragedy of Sümbül
the Black Eunuch
An opera set in a 17th-century
Istanbul coffee house
26 February - 2 March 2015
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