European Early Music Day
LET'S CELEBRATE EARLY MUSIC!
The Early Music Day is a celebration of more than a millennium of music, through concerts, events, and happenings taking place simultaneously across Europe.
The Early Music Day is a focal point for the promotion of the historical musical heritage in Europe. Former editions took place under the support and patronage of Mr Tibor Navracsics and Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou, respectively current and former European Commissioner for Culture, UNESCO, as well as artists Jordi Savall, William Christie, René Jacobs, Skip Sempé and Jean Rondeau.
CELEBRATING 1000 YEARS OF LIVING MUSIC HISTORY
Early music is a central part of the cultural heritage shared by Europeans, closely connected with other artistic expressions such as dance, theatre, and architecture. It spans more than 1000 years of music, written down or transmitted by oral tradition, from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century. While some of the composers of these eras are widely known, there is a large repertoire still to be re-discovered by today's audiences. The Early Music Day aims to increase awareness of the music from the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods and bring it to the attention of a wider audience.