As 2018 comes to a close, Bloomington Early Music celebrates a season of unprecedented growth, thanks to the amazing creativity of many artists, the multiple partnerships we’ve developed, and the dedicated people who support our work.
We look toward exciting new opportunities for 2019 and invite you to support our mission generously.
It’s inspiring to know that this year’s Bloomington Early Music Festival was enjoyed by a dramatically expanded audience! Through innovative live-streaming on Facebook and IUMusicLive, more than 25,000 early music fans across the US and around the world were able to watch, in addition to the approximately 4,000 audience members at the concerts. Our new partnership with Early Music America also led to multiple high-profile articles in their quarterly magazine, as well as mentions in blogs and social media posts. This substantially aided our mission to support and showcase the extraordinary talent of emerging artists.
Exciting plans are underway for the 2019 Bloomington Early Music Festival. Besides continuation of our work with partners Early Music America and the IU Historical Performance Institute, we anticipate welcoming three long-standing national organizations - the Lute Society, the Viola da Gamba Society, and the American Recorder Society. Running from May 17-25, BLEMF ’19 promises to be a truly impressive week for early music enthusiasts in Bloomington, the region, and around the globe.
In addition to the festival, we’ve been enjoying a busy 2018-19 season through sponsorship of several projects: Las Aves performed in the IU Salon Latino Chamber series; Alchymy Viols presented two concerts at Trinity Episcopal Church (one with the IndyBaroque Chamber Players); we presented two concerts at the Courthouse; and the popular Bloomington Bach Cantata Project is in the middle of its ninth annual series at St. Thomas Lutheran Church. Finally, our education programming will soon provide performance and teaching residencies at several local elementary schools, thanks in part to a grant from the Bloomington Arts Commission. Let us know if you’d like more information about these programs.
Our efforts to support musicians and present early music to the Bloomington community would not be possible without the support of our donors. We invite you to consider making a generous tax-deductible donation to Bloomington Early Music as you plan your end-of-year giving.
Thank you for your support of Bloomington Early Music!
Board Members: Alain Barker (President), Adam Dillon (Secretary), Anthony Lanman (Treasurer), Paulina Francisco (Manager), Erica Rubis (Education), Mollie Abels, Aaron Cain, Alison Calhoun, Micah Fleming, Sally Gaskill, Dana Marsh, Reynaldo Patiño, Stanley Ritchie, and Shelley Taylor.