Rochester Early Music Festival

The Rochester Early Music Festival celebrates Rochester and Western new York's richly varied culture of Early Music performance and scholarship. Now in its 16th year, the REMF brings together soloists and ensembles playing music of the Medieval period through the Baroque. Eight days of exciting events span from the celebrated, familiar music of Bach to the lesser-known repertoire for period wind instruments to a cutting-edge premiere of a contemporary choral work based on an ancient text. The REMF strives to bring this glorious repertoire to a broad audience by facilitating performances in venues throughout Rochester available for nominal ticket prices or a free-will offering. Don't miss the capstone Gala concert on November 18, 2016: a night of musical offerings from artists and ensembles throughout the region, truly representing the musical treasures of the past.

Special Events for the 2016 REMF

Festival Gala Concert

Friday, November 18 at 7:30 PM

St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave

The capstone of the Early Music Festival, our Gala Concert celebrates the diversity of early music in the glorious acoustic environment of St. Anne Church. Presented in "prism" format, singers and instrumentalists surround the audience with music, flowing freely and without interruption from one performance to another.  You will experience a broad sampling of the breadth and depth of early music during this two hour concert.  Be sure to stay to meet the artists at a reception open to all after the performance!

  • General Admission tickets: $15 in advance (online or at Parkleigh), $20 at the door, $5 student tickets available
  • Preferred Seating tickets: $30, online, at Parleigh, or at the door
  • REMF Benefactor tickets: $100 (includes preferred seating and a tax receipt), online or by sending a check to Musica Spei, 25 Vick Park B, Rochester, 14607. Please note that a check must be received by November 11.
Festival Gala Concert Tickets

Moonbeams, Malts, and Madrigals

Saturday, November 5 at 7:30PM 

Held at a beautiful downtown home!

$50 per person, in advance only. Attendance is limited, please reserve soon!

Reserve Today!

Moonbeams, Malts and Madrigals

Enjoy a sparkling evening of camaraderie and entertainment, including strolling madrigal singers, a beer sampling conducted by a local specialist, and tasty treat. The party will be held at an exclusive downtown location. A portion of the price is a tax-deductible contribution to Musica Spei; your attendance at this event will be not only a lot of fun, but will help support the Early Music Festival. 

Pre-Festival Events

With all the music happening in Rochester, there are several events that we recommend to whet your appetite for early music!  Check them out!

If you have enjoyed the Festival, please make a donation to help us produce it!

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