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Early Music Day 2020

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21st March 2020

On 21 March 2020, day of the spring solstice and birth date of Johann Sebastian Bach, Early Music Day, a REMA initiative, will celebrate a heritage that spans over 1000 years of musical history, from the music of the Middle Ages to the XVIII century, and the vitality of its community today.

We are delighted to announce that the British violin player Rachel Podger will be the ambassador of Early Music Day 2020. Her contribution of baroque and classical music as a performer, director, as well as her work in education and for her festival Brecon Baroque, make her a leading voice in the world of Early Music and a great representative of the energy and passion that bring the Early Music community together.

Early Music Day takes place on 21 March, birth date of Johann Sebastian Bach and first day of Spring. On this day, a great variety of events (concerts, conferences, masterclasses) take place everywhere in the world, organised by a wide range of institutions involved in the defence of Early Music today (ensembles, festivals, concert venues, conservatories, local associations…). The event is growing stronger each year on the social media networks, with spontaneous contributions of performers from all over the world. These show the vivacity and diversity of Early music practices today, and its universality.

On this special day, Early Music fans can also enjoy a series of videos from the comfort of their homes, thanks to a very busy schedule of concerts that are live streamed on Facebook from everywhere in the world, and kept available afterwards on the website www.earlymusicday.eu.

Violinist Rachel Podger is this year’s Early Music Day ambassador.

It is very important that we join forces to support the music of earlier ages, as well as the performers and organisations who disseminate it, and that is precisely what the European Network for Early Music has done in coming up with the idea of holding this Day of celebration.” _ Jordi Savall

For full information visit the site of the Early Music Day.

Rachel Podger, EMD 2020 ambassador
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