2016-17 Season Concerts
(all at 7:30 pm)
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All student tickets $5

John Paul (piano) and Taylis Fernandez (cello) will complete their concert series of the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and cello. Among harpsichordist and pianist John Paul’s commercially available recordings are the works of J. S. Bach and Duphly. Taylis Fernandez, a member of the Mississippi Symphony, has performed in a number of other orchestras in and out of Mississippi.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:30 pm
Woodworth Chapel — Tougaloo College
Admission: $20

The viola de gamba ensemble Fretwork will offer a program of English viol music from the late 16th and 17th centuries. Performing more than 30 years, the ensemble is widely regarded as the foremost viol ensemble in the world. This will be their fifth appearance with the Academy.
Friday, October 14, 2016 7:30 pm
St. James Episcopal Church
Admission: $25

Henning Vater and Brad Benight will present a program of sonatas for baroque violin and harpsichord. It will be an exploration of the virtuosic Italian violin music of the 17th century and the influence it had on composers just north of the Alps in Germany and Austria, "Musica Transalpina," virtuosic violin works of the 17th Century, with music of Matteis, Uccellini, Corelli, Storace, Albertini, Biber, Muffat, and Schmelzer. Henning Vater is one of the leading proponents of the baroque violin in Germany, and a frequent guest artist and member of some of the most distinguished European ensembles. On the faculty at the North Texas State University, harpsichordist Brad Bennight has been heard as both soloist and continuo player at numerous music festivals and has appeared with many of the most recognized artists in the early music field. He is also a harpsichord builder.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:30 pm
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Admission: $20

The American renaissance ensemble Ayrehart will offer a program of Renaissance music from the British Isles. Music of John Dowland, William Byrd and John Johnson are featured, as well as old ballad tunes from England, Scotland and Wales. The captivating program explores the intersection between folk music and art music in 16th- and 17th- century England, Scotland, and Wales. Admission:$25
Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Woodworth Chapel — Tougaloo College
Admission: $25 

Hesperion XXI, directed by Jordi Savall, presents Musica Nova, a program focused on the richness of Venetian music for a viola da gamba quartet joined by theorbo, chitarra, and percussion. This is a great opportunity to hear this premier group playing music composed between the end of the renaissance and the baroque, 1540 to 1690, a memorable evening of Gabrieli, Legrenzi, and Merula, among others.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 7:30 pm
St. James Episcopal Church
Admission: $30

The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Akamus), recognized as one of Europe’s greatest musical success stories and a well-known baroque ensemble throughout Europe and Germany, will present Foreign Affairs--Characters of the Baroque. The intriguing program includes music of Telemann, Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, and Rebel. Their Jackson concert follows a performance in New Orleans and precedes their appearance at Carnegie Hall.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:30 pm
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Admission: $30


John Paul ends our season with a performance on the lautenwerck of selections from Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier. Dr. Paul presents a selection from the famous collection along with commentary.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Woodworth Chapel — Tougaloo College
Admission: $20

Season Tickets $150
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103 Magnolia Street
Edwards, MS 39066

The Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music owes its success to our dedicated audiences whose financial and moral support have made us a truly unique organization in Mississippi. We also owe much of our success to the consistent and generous support from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and past support from the Greater Jackson Arts Council and SouthArts.