Topic: Madison Early Music Festival

The ninth annual Madison Early Music Festival, "Handel’s Journey: From Germany to England via Italy," focuses on the musical development of George Frideric Handel during his travels throughout Europe.  Held July 12-19, 2008, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the festival includes a series of seven concerts as well as a workshop with classes and ensembles for participants of all levels.  Featured ensembles in 2008 are the Newberry Consort, Tempesta di Mare, Quicksilver, and Baroque Band; resident faculty include baroque oboist Debra Nagy and historical wind performers Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken.  For more information, visit www.memf.dcs.wisc.edu or contact Program Director Chelcy Bowles (cbowles@dcs.wisc.edu; 608/265-5629).

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