January Newsletter from the Madison Early Music Festival.
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Greetings from the
Madison Early Music Festival

Happy 2015! We are pleased to announce the theme for the 16th annual Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) - Slavic Discoveries: Early Music from Eastern Europe, which will take place from July 11-July 18. MEMF 2015 will explore the elusive and exquisite early music from Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Attendees will experience the rich cultural and musical history of this region, including early Russian Orthodox traditions, the Bohemian Crown Lands, the Polish Renaissance world of Copernicus, and the ancient lands of the Balkans and Armenia.

This year marks a period of transition for the Madison Early Music Festival. As of 2015, MEMF is now housed within the UW-Madison Arts Institute. The Arts Institute is the voice of the arts at the university. We are excited to continue serving our audiences with the Institute's guidance and expertise.
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
We’re pleased to announce our 2015 Concert Series and Special Events. This year, we will be returning to Mills Hall with a diverse set of programming. Concert tickets will be available for purchase starting April 1, 2015.

MEMF 2015 Concert Series

The Rose Ensemble
Saturday, July 11, 2015

East of the River
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MEMF Dance with the Veselikyka Balkan Music Ensemble
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Handel Aria Competition
Thursday, July 16, 2015

MEMF Participant Concert
Friday, July 17, 2015

Ensemble Peregrina
Friday, July 17, 2015

All-Festival Concert
Saturday, July 18, 2015

The MEMF website is currently being updated. Please check back in early February for a new version of the website and more information regarding the 2015 Festival. Additionally, our brochures will be mailed in late February and registration will be available starting March 15, 2015.
Professor Chelcy Bowles, co-founder and Program Director of MEMF, has retired from UW-Madison and was granted professor emerita status. We would like to thank her for her commitment to MEMF over the years. While we are sad to see her go, we are thrilled to welcome Sarah Marty from UW's Division of Continuing Studies as the new Festival Director. Sarah will work closely with MEMF Artistic Directors Cheryl Bensman-Rowe and Paul Rowe and the MEMF Advisory Board along with the Arts Institute to bring you excellent classes, workshops, and concerts in 2015.
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