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Ockeghem Academy

February 24, 2021  7:00 PM
March 3, 2021  7:00 PM
March 10, 2021  7:00 PM

Online ticket sales have ended, but if you would still like to join the academy, please contact us directly to purchase tickets.

A 3-part lecture series (90 minutes each, including Q&A) presented by Blue Heron’s Artistic Director Scott Metcalfe and Professor Sean Gallagher of the New England Conservatory, adviser to our Ockeghem@600 project.

Each lecture will be presented live via Zoom, then recorded and posted to an event page for ticket-holders to view after the lecture dates.

Tickets for the series: $120 adult / $30 student & low income

Preview from Scott Metcalfe

Ockeghem Academy 2021

February 24
Historical & cultural context, France & Burgundy, Ockeghem’s life & times

March 3
Ockeghem’s aesthetics: artifice & complexity in Masses & songs

March 10
Music & visual arts c. 1450-1521: from Ockeghem’s first works to the death of Josquin

About Sean Gallagher

Prof. Sean Gallagher of the New England Conservatory is a music historian and pianist whose research focuses on music and culture in Italy, France, and the Low Countries during the ‘long’ fifteenth century (ca. 1380–1520). He has published articles on an array of subjects and is the author or editor of five books. Active as a pianist, he regularly presents lecture/recitals on a variety of topics that span much of the history of Western music. He is the recipient of a Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Phi Beta Kappa Prize at Harvard for excellence in teaching, and is the first music historian to be inducted into Johns Hopkins University’s Society of Scholars. He has worked closely with leading vocal ensembles, including The Clerks (dir. Edward Wickham), for whose recording Johannes Regis: Opera omnia he served as advisor. He is musicological advisor for Ockeghem@600, a multi-year project with the award-winning vocal ensemble Blue Heron to perform and record the works of Johannes Ockeghem. He is currently editing the chansons of Firminus Caron, to be published in the series Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae. He serves on the editorial boards of the series Ars nova: nuova collana (published by Libreria Musicale Italiana) and I Codici di Trento (published by Istituto Italiano per la Storia della Musica).

All concert dates, programs and personnel are subject to change without notice.