University of Wisconsin–Madison
Image of the stage with performers and conductor from the 2016 All-Festival Concert

Concert Series

The Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) Concert Series includes four individual concerts featuring MEMF guest ensembles, a Participant Concert showcasing consorts that have been coached throughout the week by MEMF faculty, and the culminating All-Festival Concert presented by participants, faculty, and guest artists.

Evening concerts are preceded by a 6:30 pm lecture. All concerts and lectures take place in or near the UW–Madison Mosse Humanities Building (455 N. Park Street).

Ticket information

Tickets to individual concerts are $20 for general admission and $10 for students. The Festival Concert Pass costs $90 and includes admission to all 5 evening concerts. Tickets are on sale now!

Note: All MEMF Concert Series concerts and lectures are free for participants in the MEMF Workshop. There is a $4 transaction fee per ticket when purchasing online or by phone.

Performances at the 2018 Festival


"Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Wonder from the 17th Century" | Saturday, July 7

Professional photo of Quicksilver ensemble

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

"Back Before Bach: A Musical Journey" | Sunday, July 8

Portrait of PIffaro, The Renaissance Band posing with early music instruments

James Kennerley and John Chappell Stowe, organists

"Abendmusik" | Tuesday, July 10

Organist James Kennerley poses in front of a large organ

Schola Antiqua

"Voices Across the Divide" | Friday, July 13

Portrait of early music ensemble Schola Antiqua

All-Festival Concert

"Journey to Lubeck: The Musical Legacy of the Reformation" | Saturday, July 14