REMA European Day of Early Music on 21 March 2013: Events in Europe and Online

15 February 2013

A new festive day is born in Europe! On 21 March 2013, the REMA European Day of Early Music will launched for the very first time, an initiative of the European Early Music Network (REMA). With concerts, conferences, and other events taking place simultaneously all over the continent as well as a number of free online streamings, the day will be a living memorial to the European historical musical heritage with the aim of promoting early music to a wide audience. 21 March coincides with the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, and also with the beginning of spring. The REMA European Day of Early Music is supported by the European Broadcasting Union, and under the patronage of Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission. The first European Day of Early Music – Online for free! On 21st March, many early music events will take place all over Europe. To give the audience a unique opportunity to attend the European Day of Early Music and participate in it while staying at home, some of the concerts as well as interactive online discussions and master classes will be streamed live online for free! Here a taste of REMA´s online offer: “Bach in Swedish” from Stockholm, a John Dowland performance from Sardinia, master classes and workshops from Copenhagen, a rehearsal by Casa da Musica Baroque Orchestra from Porto - all while staying at home! For more information about the European Day of Early Music and a list of events can be found on the REMA website.