Welcome to the Madison Early Music Festival

I Trionfi Broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio

Mark your calendar for Sunday, January 4, 2015. Wisconsin Public Radio will broadcast a recording of the 2014 All Festival Concert at Luther Memorial Church as part of the new program Wisconsin Classical. Tune in at 1:00pm to 88.7 FM or listen online at http://www.wpr.org/. You can also follow along with the concert program. Thanks to Wisconsin Public Radio!

16th annual festival will feature a full week of concerts, expert lectures, special events, and a chance to perform with peers and faculty artists

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute announces the 16th annual Madison Early Music Festival and Workshop (MEMF). MEMF 2015 will run July 11 through July 18. Our theme is Slavic Discoveries: Early Music from Eastern EuropeIn addition to a 7-event Festival Concert Series, lectures and workshops will provide opportunities to learn and practice instrumental and vocal skills, become familiar with historical performance practices and repertoire, learn about the featured music through the lenses of history and culture, and perform with other participants and faculty artists.

When: July 11-18, 2015

Concerts» 7-concert series open to the public

Lectures» Free pre-concert lectures by renowned musicologists, historians, artists, and linguists

Workshop faculty» Renowned performers and teachers in voice, strings, brass, musicology, and more

Special events» Costume ball and more

Handel Aria Competition» Encouraging emerging singers to explore the repertoire of Handel

Questions? Please see the contact page for detailed contact information»

Prices for tickets for individual concerts are are to be determined. The All Festival Concert Pass includes admission to all 5 evening concerts. Purchase tickets: online; at the Vilas Hall Box Office; at the Wisconsin Union Theater Box Office (Memorial Union); by calling 608-265-ARTS (2787); or at the door. Note: Due to the inability to process credit cards in the 2014 concert venues, please be prepared to purchase tickets at the door with cash or check; advance tickets may be purchased with a credit card or check.


MEMF Directors

Directors of the Madison Early Music Festival are Cheryl Bensman-Rowe (Artistic Director) and Paul Rowe (Artistic Director). Click for bios»

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Questions? Contact MEMF Artistic Director Cheryl Bensman-Rowe at cherylbensmanrowe@gmail.com or 608-233-6698.