MIRYAM was founded in 2016 by Alicia DePaolo and Ari Nieh in order to bring Jewish early music to New England audiences. Our ensemble members are all critically acclaimed performers and scholars of renaissance and baroque music who have a passion for connecting with audiences. Many of our programs bring well-loved composers like Monteverdi and Schütz into Jewish spaces and other houses of faith, celebrating the Jewish roots in their compositions and opening a fruitful inter-religious dialogue. Other programs highlight Jewish composers, such as Salamone Rossi, or feature music from a specific Jewish community, like Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue.
In every space we enter, we set the intention of celebrating the beauty and richness of intersecting identities and musical languages. We hope you will join us for one of our concerts this season!