Tuesday, July 2 | 7:30pm Concert
Currently celebrating its sixty fifth season, The Boston Camerata ranks among the world’s oldest and most eminent early music ensembles. Founded in 1954, Camerata has been under the direction of French-born singer and scholar Anne Azéma since 2008. Along with a commitment to maintaining and renewing Camerata “classics,” Anne Azéma and the Camerata originate many new and distinguished productions of important early repertoires spanning eight centuries of music history.
Camerata's musical performances are well known for blending spontaneity and emotional commitment with careful research and scholarship. With its distinguished roster of singers and specialists in early instruments, Camerata produces an annual concert series in the Greater Boston area. The Camerata also tours regularly in the US and internationally, most recently appearing in Brazil (2016), Germany, Holland and Switzerland (2017), Canada (2017), and France (2018) Another major tour of Anne Azéma's “Play of Daniel” production is in planning for 2020.
Collaborations with local choirs (both children and adults) and with young professionals-in-training in both Europe and the United States are a distinctive feature of the company's larger-scale projects.
The Camerata's many recordings (Grand Prix du Disque) as well as its numerous media appearances (two prizes at FIFA Montréal, 2014; one prize at the 2014 Massachusetts Film Festival) and its many museum and educational projects, have brought its work to audiences in every continent. New media projects include the imminent release of a CD conceived in coordination with an international exhibit project of late Medieval artifacts (Toronto, New York and Amsterdam), and a scheduled 2019 release of an Americana program, newly recorded by Harmonia Mundi, in collaboration with the Philharmonie de Paris.