Early Music Day

Camille Durnez - 23 Feb 2021

Every year on the 21st of March we celebrate Early Music Day together with the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach. On this day we honor a millennium of music through various events.

If you are organising an event, don't hesitate to register your project on REMA's website to see it featured on the Early Music Day map and programme.

For this occasion, we have highlighted some festivals dedicated to Early Music present on FestivalFinder.eu. Do not hesitate to check them out.

Grandezze Early Music Day

Grandezze & Meraviglie, Festival Musicale Estense


Grandezze & Meraviglie – Festival Musicale Estense started in 1998 as a side-event during the Modena Capitale celebrations.

The Festival has gained ever since a great resonance in Europe since its very beginning and this helped the festival to become a national and international reference point for early music. Concerts are held in historical venues in Modena, Ferrara, Sassuolo, Vignola, and Zocca.

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O Modernt Early Music Day

Festival O/Modernt


Since time immemorial the past has been a source of inspiration for artists working in every creative field. O/Modernt (Swedish for ‘Un/modern’) celebrates this ‘looking back’ to find imaginative renewal in the past by exploring the relationships between the work of early composers and the artistic and intellectual creations of modern culture — in music, art, dance, theatre, film, poetry, literature and scholarship. The O/Modernt spirit of reinvention finds special expression in a weeklong Summer festival in Stockholm.

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St  Jeroms Early Music Day

Musical evenings at St. Jerome’s


Festival Glazbene večeri kod sv. Jeronima (Musical evenings at St. Jerome's) is a classical chamber music festival that promotes top notch performers and ensembles from Croatia and abroad. The festival exists from 2018 and has become one of the most important classical music Summer events in Dalmatia region.

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Meidän Festivaali Early Music Day

Meidän Festivaali/Vår Festival/Our Festival


Our Festival, an event renowned for crossing the traditional boundaries between various arts, is a bold, open-minded, and socially aware festival that restructures the cultural scene in Finland. The event, held annually in the historically significant Lake Tuusula area, was first held in 1997. Long-time artistic leader of the festival violinist Pekka Kuusisto ended his tenure in 2018, and the festival is now lead by Kamus String Quartet, one of the most prominent Nordic string ensembles.

Finland Festivals named Our Festival Festival of the Year in 2011, and the festival was awarded Finland's State Prize for Music in 2013.

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Re Musica Early Music Day

ReMusica Festival – Pristina International Festival


ReMusica Festival, is one of the main pillars of cultural life in Kosovo, with a specific focus on classical/modern music.

Its initial mission since 2002, is the promotion of the contemporary music and conveying innovative expression in the art of music, through channels of different stylistic tendencies of the XX century.

The interaction between ReMusica and its public has helped realise the need for broadening the margins, therefore resulting in enriching the Festival’s physiognomy by introducing the music of other stylistic eras, such as Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Romantics, and so on.

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