Committing to openness and inclusivity, an instrument lives the life of a spy, and more.
January 30, 2018


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Although the first day of a new year always presents a fresh start in our efforts to work toward a better future, January is often a difficult month as we deal with dark days, challenging weather (who had heard of a “bomb cyclone” before this January?), and failing resolutions. As we reach the end of the first month of the year, EMA would like to reaffirm its commitment to being open and inclusive, a forum that respects multiple voices and approaches to early music-making. In that spirit, my own resolutions include listening to music from different cultures and to early music beyond my comfort zone or familiarity, and I encourage you to try the same. We’d like EMA to be thought of as a home for adventurous musicians, audiences, and supporters!

We look forward to Early Music Month in March, when we open our metaphoric doors to all, from those who make their living in early music to those just dipping their toes for the first time. You will hear music that both provokes and consoles, from well-known musicians to those voices not often heard, for the widest audience we can reach.  
Thank you for your support of the early music community in North America. Hang on in there; it’s almost February!
Karin Brookes, Executive Director


Catacoustic Consort Welcomes Theorbo 
by Janelle Gelfand

The tale of transporting a six-foot-long, unwieldy member of the lute family from its maker in the United Kingdom to its new home in Cincinnati was almost worthy of a John le Carré spy novel.

Read the full article


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