The Festival Music Society of Indiana will present the Indianapolis Early Music Festival with concerts and lectures in June and July. All events are held at the Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St., except for the Harp Consort, which will be at the Indiana History Center. The Quadriga Consort will perform this weekend as part of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival; 251-5190.In keeping with the tradition of presenting the finest baroque music available, the FMS has assembled an array of highly acclaimed early music performers from London, Vienna, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Diego and Boston.
Concerts, 7:30 p.m.:
• The Publick Musick, “Vivaldi & His Followers,” June 25
• The Quadriga Consort of Austria, “Ancient Tunes from the Isles,” June 27
• Schola Antiqua of Chicago, “Voices from the Middle Ages,” July 9
• La Monica, “Out of the Depths, The 17th Century in Germany,” July 11
• Freiberg-Freeman-Coe Ensemble, “The Arts of Music and Words,” July 23
• The Harp Consort, “El Arte de Fantasia, Music of the Golden Age in Spain and the New World,” July 25
• Lectures, presented by Festival Music Society Artistic Director Frank Cooper, 2 p.m.:
• “Discovering the Middle Ages: Cathedrals, Crusades, Castles and Courts — Plainsong to Polyphony,” June 27
• “Discovering the Renaissance: Humanism and Heroism — Music’s Ride in an Ever More Stratified Society,” July 11
• “Discovering the Baroque: Grandeur and Glory — The Culmination of Early Music,” July 25
Full-season tickets are $90; coupons for six to 10 events are $80-$120; single tickets are $18. For more information, call 251-5190 or go to www.emindy.org.