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Charles Q. Sullivan
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Early Music Now 25th Anniversary Season
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Early Music Now Announces its Star-Studded 25th Anniversary Season
 
For Immediate Release:
for further information contact Charles Q. Sullivan
414.225.3113 or info@earlymusicnow.org
 
Over the past 24 seasons, Milwaukee's Early Music Now has gained an enviable reputation as one of the most creative and vital presenters of Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque artists and ensembles in the United States. Performers from all over the world vie for a spot on EMN's roster, and regularly comment on the sizeable and knowledgable early music audience in Milwaukee, as well as the beauty and hospitality of the city.
 
With the announcement of its 25th Anniversary Season: "A Season of Celebrations," EMN sets out to survey music from England, Germany, Italy, and Spain spanning eight centuries, performed in six stellar concerts by eight artist/ensembles representing the stars of the international early music world. With a decided emphasis on music of the Renaissance, the series also highlights one concert each of Baroque virtuosity and Medieval creativity, continuing the emphasis on music "Across Borders -- Across Time."
 
The season's star-studded lineup of early music virtuosi includes: Jordi and Ferran Savall; The Theatre of Early Music with soprano Deborah York and countertenor Daniel Taylor; Stile Antico; a Medieval band: Shira Kammen, Margriet Tindemans, and Peter Maund; Piffaro - the Renaissance Band; King's Noyse; Ellen Hargis; Ensemble Calmus Leipzig; and QNG: Quartet New Generation Recorder Collective.
 
Matching glorious music to the most appropriate venue brings concerts to many of the city's landmark halls: the UWM Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Wisconsin Lutheran College, St. John's Cathedral, All Saints' Cathedral, and St. Joseph Chapel. As is its custom, most concerts will be on Saturdays beginning at 5:00, with the exception of the October 8 season opener by Jordi and Ferran Savall (at 8:00), and the December 10 Christmas concert by Stile Antico (at 7:30). The remaining dates are November 19 (the actual anniversary date of EMN's founding in 1986), February 18, March 17, and April 21.
 
Tickets are available in 3 seating sections: Premium, Preferred, or General Admission, and may be purchased as a full 6-concert series, partial series of 5, 4, or 3 concerts, or as individual tickets. The Premium seating section will close on June 30th. All subscribers to any full 6-concert series prior to June 30th will receive an additional bonus ticket for the concert of their choice.
 
Adult/Senior subscriptions in the Premium Section are $260 (6 concerts), $220 (5), $180 (4), and $140 (3), with student tickets are half-price. Adult/Senior subscriptions in the Preferred Section are $200 (6 concerts), $170 (5), $140 (4), and $110 (3), with student tickets at half-price. Adult/Senior subscriptions in the General Admission Section are $130 (6 concerts), $110 (5), $90 (4), and $70 (3), with student tickets priced at $40 (6 concerts), $35 (5), $30 (4), and $25 (3). Student tickets are available for students of any age, 6 or older. Individual adult/senior tickets are priced at $25, $40, and $50, with individual student tickets priced at $10, $20, and $25. Student tickets are available for students of any age, 6 or older.
 
Tickets may be purchased online at www.earlymusicnow.org, by phone at 414.225.3113, or by mail at 759 N Milwaukee St #420, Milwaukee 53202. Ticket prices include the applicable sales tax, and there are no added handling or service charges. As an added accommodation, subscribers may exercise the option to pay half of the total amount with the order, and the balance by August 15. Tickets will be mailed beginning Labor Day week.
 
Additional celebratory events will be announced on EMN's website and by email, including several anniversary receptions, pre-concert lectures, a Medieval dinner, and the annual Chocolate Reception and Silent Auction.
 
For further information visit www.earlymusicnow.org, call 414.225.3113, or email info@earlymusicnow.org.
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