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Save the date for the 2018 Madison Early Music Festival!
A Journey to Lübeck
July 7-14, 2018

Madison Early Music Festival 2017
Quixotic Musical Treasures from the Golden Age of Spain
July 8 - 15, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute announces the 18th annual Madison Early Music Festival Workshop and Concert Series, Quixotic Musical Treasures from the Golden Age of Spain. Celebrating over 400 years of the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, we will explore the wealth of references to the music, art, and literature that flourished and illuminated Spain during the political rise and fall of the Spanish Habsburg Dynasty.

We are thrilled to announce our 2017 featured concert artists: Daphna Mor & Kane Mathis Duo, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, Sonnambula and Xavier Diaz-Latorre!

Where there is music there can be nothing bad - Sancho Panza from Don Quixote


Presenting and Promotional Partners

The 2017 Madison Early Music Festival is presented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute in collaboration with campus partner Mead Witter School of Music. Additional campus support is provided with the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) Program.

Program support is provided by the UW–Madison Anonymous Fund; The Evjue Foundation, Inc.; Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) Program and Cyril W. Nave Fund; University Lectures Committee; Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports Hispanex Program (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura Y Deporte - Secretaría de Estado de Cultura: Programa Hispanex); and Dane Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the William J. Wartmann Endowment for the Madison Early Music Festival, the Jane Graff Bequest for Madison Early Music Festival, and Friends of the Madison Early Music Festival.

Promotional partners include Wisconsin Public Radio, WORT FM, and Early Music Now.