Incendium Novum is an early music ensemble born out of an interest in historically-informed performance delivered with genuine passion and simplicity. Incendium Novum means "New Fire," a name reflective of the group’s intention to spark new enthusiasm in Baroque music performed on period instruments. Through an interactive concert experience, we share our passion for the historical performance movement with modern audiences of all ages and backgrounds. 

Founded in Boston in 2014, Incendium Novum has appeared in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Music@Noon Concert Series in Troy, New York, as part of the Boston Early Music Fringe Festival, toured to Montgomery, AL, and was named artist in residence at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, MA. The ensemble consists of soprano Heidi Freimanis, violinist Yi-Li Chang, gambist Zarina Irkaeva, and harpsichordist Thomas Bowers. We perform concerts and play events in the Greater Boston Area, New York, Montgomery, AL , or where ever our music takes us.

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Viola da Gamba Journeys- Music from France, England to America

Marsh Chapel, Boston University, 735 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

On March 11 at 3 PM at Marsh Chapel of BU, Incendium Novum member Yi-Li Chang, will be performing with gambist Jane Hershey and theorbist Hideki Yamaya will perform "Viola da Gamba Journeys, from France, England to America", featuring works for viola da gamba and theorbo by Marin Marais, Sainte-Colombe, Matthew Locke, John Joubert and Richard Cornell. Yi-Li Chang is a gambist, violinist and harpsichordist, has been recognized by Boston Musical Intelligencer as a gambist and violinist with “virtuosic solo ability, and blended as necessary, adding a rich warmth to the group's sound”. She has performed solo and chamber viola da gamba recitals in many well-known concert halls, and toured in the U.S. with various groups. Yi-Li will be collaborating with the gamba faculty of Longy School of Music of Bard College, Jane Hershey, and theorbist Hideki Yamaya. Suggested donation $15 per person/$25 per family

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