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(UK) My Lady's Chamber - Summer Concerts 2010

Contributed by cattootler on Jun 12, 2010

Concerts In London Summer 2010

The following is the summer concert listing:


(IT) L'Humor Bizzarro. Intarsi di musica e danza antica (August 1-8, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2010

L'Humor Bizzarro
Intarsi di musica e danza antica

9th early music and dance summer workshop
Artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi
Roma (Italy) - August 1st to 8th, 2010

This year's edition of "L'Humor Bizzarro. Intarsi di musica e danza
antica" returns to the Eternal City, hosted by the historic Scuola
Popolare di Musica di Testaccio. Featured courses and workshops
are:


(US) Recorder Names Timeline

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2010

Discover the various names of the word “Recorder” over the ages! This list has been generously compiled by Charles Fischer at Unicorn Music.

(EU) Antonio Vivaldi (The Vivaldi Link site)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2010

That Antonio Vivaldi’s name is know the world over can be attributed almost entirely to a single piece of music, The Four Seasons, first published in 1725 and still enjoying tremendous success today. Who would have thought that tucked away in the composers private library were hundreds of other pieces from his hand ranging from operas and sacred music to hundreds of concertos for one, two, three or more instruments. Most of it had not been published in his lifetime and was consequently forgotten after his death. Incredibly, this vast collection of music reappeared nearly intact in 1930 when it was purchased by the Biblioteca Nazionale in Turin, Italy,  but it is only in recent years  that this music has begun to be recorded and included in public concerts.

(IT) The courts in Europe. Musical Iconography and Princely Power (May 23-25. 2010) -- Call for Papers (June 30, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2010

The courts in Europe. Musical iconography and princely power
Le corti in Europa. Iconografia musicale e potere principesco


Call for papers

 
The Istituto per i Beni Musicali in Piemonte, in collaboration with the Regione Piemonte and under the patronage of the Società Italiana di Musicologia is pleased to invite scholars from different countries and from various disciplines to participate in the                   
                                              
International Musicological Society
Study Group on Musical Iconography

 
International Conference
THE COURTS IN EUROPE. MUSICAL ICONOGRAPHY AND PRINCELY POWER
LE CORTI IN EUROPA. ICONOGRAFIA MUSICALE E POTERE PRINCIPESCO
Torino (Italy), Archivio di Stato, May 23-25, 2011


(US) Performance Practice Review (PPR) Volume 14 (2009) -- Available On-Line

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2010

New issue of Perf. Practice Review is available online.

Volume 14 (2009) includes:
  • - JOHN BASS: "Improvisation in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Lessons from Rhetoric and Jazz"
  • -  ROLAND JACKSON: "Realizing the Continuo in Monteverdi's Lamento della ninfa and its Implications for Early Seventeenth-Century Italian Continuo Practice"

  • -  NOEL O'REGAN: "What can the organ partitura to Tomás Luis deVictoria’s Missae, Magnificat, motecta, psalmi et alia quam plurimaof 1600 tell us about performance practice?"

  • -  STEWART POLLENS: "Some Misconceptions about the Baroque Violin"

  • -  ROLAND JACKSON reviewing Timothy Watkins, Performance Practice:Issues and Approaches

(UK) MY LADY'S CHAMBER CONCERT CANCELLED! (July 1st, 2010)

Contributed by cattootler on Jun 09, 2010

My Lady’s Chamber July Concert Cancelled

Owing to circumstances beyond our control, My Lady’s Chamber regrets having to pull out of our 1st July concert at 7.30pm at The Red Hedgehog, Highgate, UK, which was previously advertised here.  My Lady’s Chamber apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Visit website for more information: My Lady’s Chamber

 


(US) Western Early Keyboard Association (WEKA) Annual Conference at MusicSources (June 9, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

Program:

The Harpsichordist's Touch: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective
Touch is one of the primary means toward expressivity on the harpsichord.  Seattle teacher and performer Jillon Stoppels Dupree will draw upon historical sources, the teachings of today's finest masters, and the evolution of harpsichord building in the 20th century in presenting her approach to touch.

Historical to Contemporary Harpsichord and Vocal Accompaniment
Baritone Zachary Gordin and harpsichordist Jonathan Davis will present a concert and discussion. 


(UK) Finals Night - The Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition (Fenton House) (June 10-June 12, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

An opportunity to hear the finalists compete in concert in the second year of this new competition. Listen to their performances, then cast your vote for the ensemble which you think should win the coveted Audience Prize.

(FR) International Early Music Event in the Vignogoul Abbey (July 29- August 8, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

Early Music Event near Montpellier (FR)

  • Alain Cahagne : harpsichord, basso continuo and singing chief
  • José Vazquez : viola da gamba, baroque violin and direction
  • Lucia Krommer : viola da gamba and baroque cello (till the 4th august)
  • Achim Schulz : singing, voacl ensemble and body trining for intrumentalists and singers (till the 4th august)
  • Philippe Suzanne : traverso
  • Patricia Gonzalez : singing


(US) Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2011 Festival Operatic Centerpiece

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

Agostino Steffani’s “Niobe, Queen of Thebes”
Starring: Soprano Amanda Forsythe and Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky

Cambridge, MA – June 4, 2010 – The Boston Early Music Festival has announced plans for its 2011 Festival operatic centerpiece Niobe, Queen of Thebes by the Italian composer Agostino Steffani (1653–1728). In keeping with BEMF’s internationally-acclaimed tradition of presenting little-known Baroque opera masterpieces, Steffani’s Niobe is “a stunning achievement, blending poignant drama with powerfully beautiful music to tell a story of human strength and weakness” says BEMF Executive Director Kathleen Fay.


(UK) My Lady's Chamber Red Hedgehog Concert Series -- Summer 2010

Contributed by cattootler on May 20, 2010

My Lady's Chamber “Passionate Baroque”

Quirky My Lady's Chamber perform music from 1600 to 1775 in a manner accessible to modern audiences.  When you require escape from the bustle of modern living, let us inspire you with our beautiful period instruments and unusual corners of the repertoire.  Having researched Early Music at some of the world's top conservatoires, we can now reveal that all was not calm under 18th Century bedsheets!


(PL) The 20th Mozart Festival in Warsaw (June 15-July 26, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2010

The Warsaw Chamber Opera (Warsaw Opera Kameralna) was founded in 1961 by Stefan Sutkowski, who has served as its Managing and Artistic Director ever since. The company’s inaugural production was G.B.Pergolesi’s La serva padrona (4 September 1961). 

Since October 15th 1986 the Warsaw Chamber Opera has performed in its own Theatre at Solidarnosci Avenue 76 B. It is an ancient building from 1775 having a small lovely audience with excellent acoustic. This building is entered in the register of historical monuments of Warsaw.

(PL) Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense -- The Chopin Project (Concert Sept. 28, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2010

The Chopin project is highlighting the Pleyel piano which was specially produced for the Warsaw chamber opera by Paul McNulty.

The Chopin festival will focus on Chopin's works for piano with orchestra. The orchestra has specially commissioned early Romantic winds, horns and bows at a'= 440hz for this project, which heralds a unique effort to recreate most faithfully the performing resources of this period.

(US) Renaissance Society of America (RSA) -- Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the RSA (March 24-26, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2010

The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the RSA
Montreal, Québec Canada
24-26 March, 2011

Although the call for papers deadline is now past due, you may review the suggested round table discussions on the RSA website. 

“Since 1954, the Renaissance Society of America has been the leading organization in the Americas for the interdisciplinary study of the period 1300-1650 in Western history. The RSA brings together members from many backgrounds who are interested in a wide variety of disciplines related to this period.


(NL) Call for Papers: "Music and Patronage in the Low Countries" -- KVNM Autumn Meeting (Nov. 12-13, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 05, 2010

Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM)
Royal Dutch Society for Music (KVNM)

Deadline for submission: 15 May 2010

In many languages the term “maecenas”, derived from Gaius Cilnius Maecenas (70 BC - 8 BC), councilor of emperor Augustus, has become synonymous with lavish and enlightened patronage of the arts. Being in service as a musician or a composer, however, did not necessarily imply that the artist had found himself a maecenas. In 1556, for instance, Orlandus Lassus dedicated his first book of motets to Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, most likely because Lassus hoped that this influential statesman might help provide him with a position in the internationally renowned capilla flamenca of Philips II. Unfortunately for Lassus, his colleague Pierre de Manchicourt, who preceded Lassus in dedicating a music publication to Granvelle, was appointed instead.

(US) American Bach Soloists SummerFest (July 8-18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 03, 2010

 For more than 15 years, the American Bach Soloists have presented annual performances of SummerFest in Belvedere, San Francisco, and Davis.

SummerFest returns this year in conjunction with the inaugural season of the American Bach Soloists ACADEMY, an elite training program for advanced conservatory-level students and emerging professionals in the field of Historically Informed Performance Practice.

(US) Longy School of Music -- International Baroque Institute at Longy (July 23-Aug. 1, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 03, 2010

Music of J.S. Bach and Sons

The International Baroque Institute at Longy offers a comprehensive program for professional and pre-professional singers and players of Baroque violin, cello, recorder, traverso, oboe, viola da gamba, harp, lute and harpsichord, taught by an unparalleled international faculty. Other instrumentalists or continuo players are welcome to participate in chamber ensembles or the institute orchestra.


(US) Early Dance at Longy Summer Workshop 2010 (July 25–31, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 03, 2010

An intensive workshop in early dance, with emphasis on baroque dance but also including a daily late-renaissance dance class. Intended for experienced dancers with a serious interest in early dance, the workshop will include classes in technique, repertoire, and dance notation, with opportunities for independent projects and performance. 

(DE) 42nd International Heinrich Schütz Festival, Kassel (Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 03, 2010

“Heinrich Schütz and Europe”


The International Heinrich Schütz Society cordially invites you to the 42nd International Heinrich Schütz Festival.  From 28 October – 3 November 2010 in Kassel, under the banner “Heinrich Schütz and Europe”, plans are in place for numerous concerts, two main lectures, exhibitions, a choral project for active choristers and an international scholarly symposium in conjunction with the “Ständige Konferenz Mitteldeutsche Barockmusik e.V.” [Standing Conference of Central-German Baroque Music] focusing on “Heinrich Schütz and Europe” and “Heinrich Schütz in Kassel”.  The Festival is integrated with the Kasseler Musiktage 2010 (which, until 14 November 2010, offers more events of interest under the banner “Kreuzungen – Elend und Glanz” [Intersections – Misery and Splendour]).

(US) Amherst Early Music "Memorial Day Weekend Workshop" (May 28-31, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on May 03, 2010


PROGRAM

* Recorder and viol consorts at all levels except beginner
* Recorder master class
* Renaissance reeds
* Mixed ensembles
* Early notation
* Historical dance
* English country dancing
* All-group playing & singing
* Rogers Breukink recorder consort

The Von Huene Workshop will be in residence full time with instruments, music, and books for sale. Open to the public! 


(US) Amherst Early Music Festival (July 11-18; 18-25, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2010

Connecticut College, New London, CT

Join us for one or two weeks of music-making with our acclaimed international faculty as we explore the musical legacy of France. Hold the dates, and plan to join us!

Festival Theme - France: Source of European Music

(US) Seattle Academy of Opera -- Accademia d'Amore (Aug. 12-22, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2010

Venue: Cornish College of the Arts
Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle WA, 98102, USA

This year's workshop moves from Seattle Pacific University to Cornish College of the Arts as part of an expansion of the College's music department to encompass an early music program. 

(IE) Introducing the new eBook: PLAYING THE BAROQUE HARPSICHORD (2010) in EBook format

Contributed by Admin on Apr 24, 2010

Bray Baroque announces its newest title: Playing the Baroque Harpsichord (2010)
Essays on the instrument, interpretation and performance, with relevant topics for the clavichord and organ. By C. Di Veroli.

This is an integrated collection of updated and expanded essays, some of them endorsed by leading harpsichordists. Only a few chapters are specific for the harpsichord: most of the book applies to all the Baroque keyboard instruments and some chapters to general Baroque music interpretation topics. Several colour figures are included, as well as musical examples from well-known Baroque works. The reader will find here the answer to well-known long-standing problems. Thorough guidance is provided on difficult matters such as ornamentation, articulation, tempi, registration, sesquialter rhythms, notes inégales and further topics that have been found to be useful to the modern performer of Baroque keyboard music, whether amateur, advanced student or professional player.


(FR) Festival of traditional musics and folk dances - Festival des musiques et danses traditionnelles (Aug. 15-18, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2010

“For this 35th edition, the organizers have decided to honour the cultural heritage of Berry and have chose Mic Baudimant as the associate performer, an ardent defender of the arts and traditions of Berry.

President of the Thiaulins de Lignères (association of traditional music and dance of Cher), Vice-President of the Association Française de l’Ane Grand Noir du Berry, Vice-President of l’Union for the Ressources Génétiques du Berry, members of the association “on the steps of the Maitres Sonneurs”, Mic Baudimant is also a storyteller, piper, “brioleux” (someone who sings songs to oxen while ploughing), singer and graduate of the first competition of the festival in 1976.

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