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Utrecht Early Music Festival

Utrecht Early Music Festival

Aug 27, 2021Sep 05, 2021
TivoliVredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WB & other venues
Utrecht
Various prices

Utrecht Early Music Festival

At the end of summer, there's no better place to experience music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque eras than in lovely Utrecht!

World's largest early music festival

The largest festival in the whole world that focuses on these genres, the annual Utrecht Early Music Festival hosts more than 200 concerts at beautiful venues in the historic city centre. Concerts are not the only part of the programme: the festival is a hive of activity, with lectures, exhibitions, a symposium and more.

With the TivoliVredenburg as the festival's heart, along with beautiful old venues such as the St. Willibrordkerk, St. Catharinakerk, Pieterskerk and Geertekerk, the events are surely a must for any classical music fan! Other venues include Instituto Cervantes and Stadsschouwberg. Concerts are generally an hour, without an intermission, but there can be exceptions, especially in the concerts beginning at 8pm that tend to be longer.

Music & spoken word from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras

Each year, a different theme is chosen to give the festival a degree of uniformity and to let visitors know what to expect. This year focuses on the interplay between music and the spoken word. The event programming is drawn from various composers and styles that were taking advantage of this combination. 

Plan your visit to Utrecht Early Music Festival

Tickets are sold per event, so click on your chosen concert for ordering / price information. To see the entire list of festival performances, go to the Utrecht Early Music Festival website. The website is really a music lover's dream because, in the search for your ideal concerts in the concert programme, you can filter by era, genre, location and ensemble setting.

Thumb photo: Foppe Schut