January 7, 2020

CD Review: Ensemble Revels In Traditional Fare

by Andrew J. Sammut, January 6, 2020

The ensemble Makaris performs 23 settings of traditional tunes by 12 composers on its debut CD. 

Wisps in the Dell. Makaris. Old Focus Recordings FCR916

Scottish music proved creatively pro...

December 21, 2019

Handel and Haydn Society offers an intimate Christmas feast at Jordan Hall

By Zoë Madonna Globe Staff,Updated December 20, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky leads the H+H strings at Jordan Hall.CHRIS PETRE-BAUMER

If you know and love any professional...

December 15, 2019

Run AMOC! festival lights up Harvard Square

American Modern Opera Company, a creative incubator par excellence, has at last brought Cambridge an opera

By Zoë Madonna Globe Staff,Updated December 14, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE — For the past few Decembers, America...

DECEMBER 7, 2019

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H + H + Six Brandenburgs

by Virginia Newes

The enthusiastic ensemble (Chris Petre-Baumer photo)

The oldest continuously performing arts organization in America scored another first on Thursday night by giving the first concert at Klarman Hall at...

November 26, 2019

Chatting with Curious Flutist Emi Ferguson

by Andrew J. Sammut, November 25, 2019

Flutist Emi Ferguson performing with the period ensemble Ruckus. (Photo by Cody Buchanan)

The term “genre-defying” is often either advertisers’ gloss or purists’ anathema. Yet it’s a reality...

November 20, 2019

The first thing one noticed when Emi Ferguson entered Corpus Christi Church Sunday to play Bach flute sonatas was the size of her entourage.

Typically, to perform a Baroque-era flute sonata, you need three players: the flutist, and a harpsichordist and a cellist to make...

November 5, 2019

CD Review: Fresh Take On Goldberg Variations

by Andrew J. Sammut, November 4, 2019

Bach: Goldberg Variations. Repast Baroque Ensemble, with Emi Ferguson, flute. MSR Classics MS1661

This release is far from the first performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations arranged for c...

Period Ensembles Alive And Well

by Laurence Vittes, September 30, 2019

Two recent developments in the North American early-music world signaled a changing of the guard. Richard Egarr was named Nicholas McGegan’s successor as music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orc...

September 12, 2019


The San Francisco Classical Voice names performances with Voices of Music featuring Emi as Best of the Bay for 2019.


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