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Celebrating Early Music Month

Posted March 10, 2021

Early Music

Photo from our November 15, 2020 performance by Meg Bragle, Mezzo-soprano & Richard Stone, Lute
Early music enthusiasts would know that the month of March is also Early Music Month, an awareness campaign created five years ago by Early Music America. Here at the Annenberg Center, we are joining the Early Music Month celebration by spotlighting our recent early music livestreams. At the end of February, we welcomed Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, co-founders of Philadelphia’s Tempesta di Mare, for a program that explored the works of baroque composers who stayed close to home. Stone also performed in the fall alongside mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle in an intimate meditation on the meaning of solitude. See below for photo highlights from these marvelous performances.

We are proud to present early music each season, and we especially love to introduce early music artists from around the world to Philadelphia audiences. Some of those pre-pandemic local debuts include the Gramophone Award-winning Dunedin Consort (19/20 season), Grammy® winner Jordi Savall (18/19 season) and London’s premier baroque orchestra, The English Concert (18/19 season). We appreciate everyone who joined us this season for virtual early music and look forward to gathering for more excellent performances in our theatres soon. Happy Early Music Month!