Please note: The below information pertains to the 2017 Madison Early Music Festival. Feel free to browse these sections in order to learn more about our annual week-long program.

Information on the 2018 Madison Early Music Festival will be added as it becomes available.

Madison Early Music Festival 2017

"Where there is music ther can be nothing bad..."
Sancho Panza from Don Quixote

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.

Join us from July 8 - 15, 2017 and experience a full week of music, history, and culture from Renaissance Spain, through classes, lectures, dances, and concerts taught and performed by some of the world's finest early music performers and scholars.

In addition to a 7-event Festival Concert Series, lectures and workshops provide participants with opportunities to learn and practice instrumental and vocal skills, become familiar with historical performance practices and repertoire, learn about the featured music through the lenses of history and culture and perform with other participants and faculty artists. Courses are offered for players and singers of all skill levels and advanced registration is required.

When: July 8 - 15, 2017

Concerts» 7-concert series open to the public

Lectures» Free pre-concert lectures by renowned musicologists, historians, artists and linguists

Workshop faculty» Renowned performers and teachers in voice, strings, winds, musicology and more

Special events» Dance and more

Questions? Please see the contact page for detailed contact information»

Prices for tickets for individual concerts are are to be determined. The All Festival Concert Pass includes admission to all 5 evening concerts. Purchase tickets: online; at the Vilas Hall Box Office; at the Wisconsin Union Theater Box Office (Memorial Union); by calling 608-265-ARTS (2787); or at the door.