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Chamber Music
by Candlelight

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.

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

 

Claude Monet - Image of Venice's
Grand Canal
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Another image of Venice's Grand Canal
by Claude Monet
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Links to music in GUT REACTION'S concert from 2012-13:

Claudio Monteverdi,
Lamento della ninfa (Madrigal, 1638)
In the concert, we will hear an instrumental version of this famous piece.  Here is a performance of the original madrigal version, sung by Emma Kirkby

Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Strings in E Minor, Op. 22, performed by Tafelmusi

Biagio Marini, Passacaglia, Op. 22:

To hear and see the Toccata from
Monteverdi's L'Orfeo,
CLICK HERE.

 


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CSEM's 2015-16 Season
of fantastic concerts begins
the 15th of October!!!

Concert I: 15-19 October 2015

IL GIARDINO D'AMORE (Vienna) &
CAMBRIDGE CONCENTUS (Cambridge),


an ensemble of voices, strings, winds
and basso continuo, Stefan Plewniak &
David Kjar, directors, in


THE CROWN OF T
HE KINGDOM OF POLAND

250 years of Polish music  (1500-1750) including sacred choral music, secular vocal music and instrumental music

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Concert II: 18-22 February 2016

The DIDEROT String Quartet (New York)
with guest artist SARAH DARLING


in
FIVE'S  A CROWD

Viola quintets of Boccherini, Mozart & Mendelssohn

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Concert III: 5-9 May 2016

RUMBARROCO (a Latin-Baroque

fusion ensemble, Laury Gutiérrez, director)


celebrates  CINCO de MAYO

with festive music of Iberia and Latin America
N.B. This event spans the Mother's Day weekend.
BRING MOM!!!

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Locations with dates will be announced shortly.  Please check this site again soon.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 617-489-2062.