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The Washington Early Music Festival will present several concerts this month. Watch earlymusicdc.org for all the latest news, or sign up for our mailing list!

Here are some additional local concerts beyond what you’ll find on the Festival schedule:

June 4 at 8:00 PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Bethesda, Maryland

The Vivaldi Project
The French Italian Connection

The Vivaldi Project explores the distinction and convergence between the Italian and French schools of violin playing. Quintessentially French composers Lully and Campra share the program with Vivaldi and the Italian and French trained Georg Muffat. Late baroque symphonies by Louis Aubert and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain conclude the program, revealing the increasing French cultivation of “Le Goût italien.”

June 6 at 4:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Maryland

The Bach Concert Series

Bach Jesu meine Freude
Cantata 59: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten - “Whoever loves me, keeps my commandments”
Overture in C, BWV 1066 (selections)

For more information, call 410-752-7179.

June 9 at 7:00 PM
Engineers Club at Garrett Jacobs Mansion, Baltimore, Maryland

Harmonious Blacksmith
L’Amour et la Mort

The timeless themes of love and death conclude HB’s concert season, focused on music from 17th century France. Featuring a quintet of soprano, recorder, viola da gamba, lute, and harpsichord, this program will include solo and group improvisations, and works by Chambonnières, Gaultier and others.

For more information, call (410) 997-1342.

June 10 at 8:00 PM at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, DC
June 11 at 8:00 PM at the Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, Maryland

The Folger Consort

Folger Consort and a period orchestra perform music composed for Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Matthew Locke and others, with readings from the play by celebrated actors Sir Derek Jacobi , Richard Clifford,and Holly Twyford along with performances by baritone Robert McDonald and renowned countertenor David Daniels, who will also sing a selection of Handel arias.

For more information, call (202) 675-0379.

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June 19 at 8:00 PM at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Bethesda, Maryland
June 20 at Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, Washington, DC

Collegium Cantorum
Masters, Student:
A concert of Renaissance sacred polyphony featuring music by Heinrich Isaac, Josquin des Prez, and Ludwig Senfl

For more information, call (703) 437-8677.

Coming This Month
Washington Early Music Festival

The Bach Concert Series

Collegium Cantorum

The Folger Consort

Harmonious Blacksmith

The Vivaldi Project