Welcome to Convivium Musicum--please join us for our 2013 season: Brahms and Early Music in January, and Music of the Spheres: Music and Mathematics in the Renaissance in May.
Walk for Music! Convivium participated in the 8th Annual Boston Walk for Music on Sunday, April 28, and we are grateful to all those who donated; we raised over $750 toward our Orlandus Lassus CD project. If you missed your chance to donate and would still like to, you can donate easily at our online store. We welcome donations in any amount--many thanks for your support!
"...radiant and full sound...the group, at all times, projected complete interpretive assurance and a palpable sense of dedication to this music..."
--> See the full review here in The Boston Musical Intelligencer of our Winter 2013 program: Brahms and Early Music.
Download our 2013 season brochure here.
Spring 2013: Music of the Spheres: Music and Mathematics in the Renaissance
The fifteenth century saw the beginning of the breakdown of the intellectual barrier that separated music as noble science and music as a practical, human activity. Even so, the logic of mathematics and geometry continued to play a significant role in the compositional process of Renaissance composers, nowhere more ingeniously demonstrated than in the works of Johannes Ockeghem.
Spring Program Performances (details at Current Season):
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8 PM Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8 PM Harvard-Epworth Church, Cambridge
Sunday, May 19, 2013 7 PM St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline
Saturday, June 15, 2013 12 noon (Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert): Church of St. John the Evangelist, Boston (this concert will be a reprise of the Brahms and Early Music program)
March 2013: The men of Convivium will assist the Boston Camerata in their performance of Guillaume de Machaut's Messe de Notre Dame, in their program: A Gothic Easter: Machaut's Magnificent Mass.
Friday, March 29, 2013, 8 PM Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 8 PM St. John's Memorial Chapel, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
Please see the Boston Camerata web page for details.
See the interview with Anne Azema, Artistic Director of the Boston Camerata, about this concert, in the Boston Musical Intelligencer.
Winter 2013: Brahms and Early Music
The music library of Johannes Brahms reflected the composer's almost unprecedented respect for artists of the past. One is not surprised to find Schubert, Mozart, Haydn and Bach among his collection, but there was also a healthy collection of Schutz, Isaac, and other composers that, for the time, were relatively unknown. Brahms was also responsible for bringing many of these composers to the Viennese public, helping to usher in more generally the concept of the "canon" in Western musical life. Convivium presents a sample of the works Brahms held so dear and that he chose to share with his adopted Vienna.
Winter program Performances (details at Current Season):
Thursday Dec 13 2012 7 PM Bethany Congregational Church, Foxboro
Sunday January 20, 2013 4 PM Christ Church, Andover
Saturday January 26, 2013 7 PM Cambridge Friends Meeting House
Sunday January 27, 2013 4 PM United Parish in Brookline
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