2014 CONNECTICUT 
EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 7-8, 13-15, & 20-22
Eric Rice, Artistic Director • Patricia Ann Neely, Executive Director
Glorious Music, Intimate Settings, and Virtuoso Performers Since 1982

OF GODS AND SAINTS

Music’s intangibility has always made it the perfect vehicle for expressing the intangible spiritual realm. This year’s festival presents music for elaborate religious rituals, such as vespers services or pilgrimages, as well as works that express the power of mythical gods, as in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, our featured opera.

Week One



Connecticut Early Music Ensemble

featuring The Sebastians


Purcell’s tragic opera

Dido and Aeneas



Saturday, June 7 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 8 – 5 pm

Evans Hall, Connecticut College, New London



Week Two



Pallade Musica

Disputatio – Instrumental Music of the Crucifixion and Resurrection



Friday, June 13 – 7:30 pm

Pequot Library, Southport

Saturday, June 14 – 7:30 pm

Christ the King Church, Old Lyme




Rose of the Compass

The Four Quarters of Jerusalem


Sunday, June 15 – 5 pm

La Grua Center, Stonington

Week Three


Istanpitta

Medieval Songs of Pilgrimage


Friday, June 20 – 7:30 pm

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church,

New London


TENET/Green Mountain Project

Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespro della Beata Vergine


Saturday, June 21 – 7:30 pm

Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College,

New London


Connecticut Early Music Ensemble

A Pantheon of Symphonies:

Haydn’s “Mercury” and Mozart’s “Jupiter”


Sunday, June 22 – 5:00 pm

Evans Hall, Connecticut College, New London

The Festival at a Glance

Featured video from last year’s festival: the Connecticut Early Music Ensemble performing Claudio Monteverdi’s Laudate Dominum omnes gentes III (from Selva morale et spirituale) at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford

on June 16, 2013.

And don’t miss the

Amherst Early Music Festival!

July 6-20 at Connecticut College.