A Tempo: Expanding and Embracing Diversity in Early Music

Feb 18, 2021

Viol player Patricia Ann Neely, managing director of Abendmusik and chair of Early Music America’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Task Force.

As with the broader classical music world, musicians and ensembles in the field of Early Music have begun to explore ways to become more inclusive and diverse, and recognize the diversity that has existed in the field - from musicians of color who were participants during the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical eras to those actively involved today. An online panel discussion this Sunday presented by Early Music America and the Handel + Haydn Society will explore some of theses issues, challenges and opportunities, and A Tempo this Saturday (2/20 at 7 pm) takes a look at some of the topics that will be explored. Host Rachel Katz will speak with viol player Patricia Ann Neely, an EMA Board Member and chair of EMA's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Task Force, and countertenor Reginald Mobley, who last year was appointed as programming consultant to H+H.