boston camerata @ mit

boston_camerata01Welcome to another overnight in the office. This is 1 week late as I heard them last week but didn’t have time to post. A friend whose early music taste always brings me to the right place mentioned that boston camerata was in town and performing that night and though totally buried with deadlines I knew enough to follow her instinct. What followed, I can not believe I didn’t know the existence of this group until now! All in all, one of those performances you will remember for a long time. Not one particular thing to identify, just the combination, totally fits my recent developed ears + long love for early instruments :-).

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the instruments

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the program

Am going to be very “lazy” and not writing much because it seems they were covered very well in the following list. The point is to make notice in case they come near your area you might want to check out.  What really struck me was an example of a group of musicians fully demonstrating their capability + talents + dedication while enjoying it along the way, and thus freely spreading their “infectious” joy, i in suuuuuper high spirit the WHOLE week. And it reminded greatly of my first ever baroque concert in a church way back in 1996 when I was on the way discovering “classical music”. Few things can beat a small setting + sitting 1-3 meters from these intimate instruments and voices :-).

Boston Camerata’s
residency at MIT
1st performance in the intimate setting of MIT’s chapel (which i sadly missed as was on travel)
2nd performance in Walker Memorial
photos (do check out, some really nice shots, including 1 where i can spot myself 🙂 )

The Boston Camerata

their facebook page
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