ARS at the Boston Early Music Festival

The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) is complete, and the ARS was there! On the weekend of June 14-16, ARS hosted or sponsored several events, including those listed below.
  • Not to be missed was the ARS Recorder Relay Concert, Friday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 88 Tremont St, 6th Floor, Chipman Hall. This biennial event presents the best series of recorder concerts in town, featuring pre-professional and professional players from all over North America; many listeners came to hear the eclectic performances showcasing the recorder.
        10:00 - 10:20  Students of Aldo Abreu
        10:25 - 10:45  Steven Lundahl
        10:50 - 11:10  Sarah Cantor student performance ensemble
        11:15 - 11:35  Boston Recorder Orchestra
        11:40 - 12:00  Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien
        12:05 - 12:25  Concordia Consort
        12:30 - 12:50  Teresa Deskur
        12:55 - 1:15    Beth Hilgartner
         1:20  -  1:40   Mathilde Sundaram
         1:45 -   2:05   Pentimento
    Award Ceremony and Reception for Distinguished Achievement Award winner Tom Prescott and Presidential Special Honor Award winner Eric Haas. This was held directly after the Recorder Relay Concert.
  • Many members and visitors came to visit the ARS Booth during the BEMF exhibition, Wednesday June 12 to Saturday June 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
  • Master Class with renowned recorder professional Stefan Temmingh, Saturday, June 15, 11:30 a.m., Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St.
  • A thrilling conclusion for recorder players: on Sunday, June 16 at 12:30 p.m. at Jordan Hall of New England Conservatory, BEMF offered an exciting concert with recorder professional Stefan Temmingh, recorder, and Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord.
There were many more events happening during the week, many of which featured or included the recorder or related winds.

For more information about ARS events, please contact:
Bonnie Kelly, 781-862-2894 or
Barbara Prescott, 603-643-6442 or
Susan Burns in the ARS office, 844-509-1422,

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