(US) Play the Recorder Month (March) and Recorder Day (March 20th) Ends -- Make plans for next year!
“Recorder players from across North America celebrate March as "Play-the-Recorder Month." Many ARS chapters plan special concerts and presentations to illustrate the versatility and beauty of this wonderful instrument.
These hand-finished instruments, available at the pitches 442 Hz and 415 Hz, have all the features of professional recorders: curved labium and windway, undercut toneholes, cedar block, variable-taper bore, tapered block, etc.
(US) Voices of Music "An Evening with the Stars" Annual Charity Concert for the San Francisco Food Bank -- Photos (March 20, 2010)
Clarion Music Society and the New York Collegium are pleased to announce the schedule of events for their third annual Clarion-Collegium Week (CCW) for advanced music students and young professional musicians, and the details of the historically-informed performance of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespro della Beata Vergine, all taking place at Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street.
(UK) Transsexual Singer Wins Top Music School Place After Switching His Voice From Baritone to a Soprano
(US) "Historic Musical Instruments: Use vs. Preservation" (June 8, 2009) -- Lecture by Bob Barclay (Conservation and Restoration Consultant)
(CA) "Polish Popular Music of the XVIIth century, Polska muzyka popularna XVII wieku" (CD) -- Greensleaves Early Music Ensemble (Waterloo, Canada)
Flauto e Voce: Vocal Forms That Inspired A Generation Of Great Instrumental Music
The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 6th, 2010, at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
The 19th International Academy of Sacred Music takes place from May 22 to 30 2010. The Academy was founded in 1992 and has remained under the direction of its founder, the British specialist Michael Procter, ever since.
A week of intensive exchange and music-making
The international seminar of early music in Wallonie offers musicians the possibility of deepening all facets of their musical skills.
Newly published titles from DanceBooks:
“Apologie de la danse”
A transcription of the original French text of the 1623 manual on dance technique and etiquette, with full English translation. Among the dances covered are the Bransle, Gaillarde, Capriole, Gavotte, and Courante. Hardback cloth binding, no dustwrapper.
In response to the commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Les Passions, Orchestre Baroque take us to Potsdam, specifically at Sans Souci, the residence of Frederick II of Prussia.
Over the weekend of March 19 -21, 2010, Grammy nominated lutenist and teacher Ronn McFarlane will conduct a seminar for lute players in Washington D. C. The seminar will include concerts of Elizabethan lute music and new compositions by Ronn McFarlane, plus master classes and private lessons, and a lecture on early Italian lute music.
Voices of Music announce the release of their latest CD: “Concerto Barocco: Baroque Concertos”.
In this book and on the enclosed CD you will find the music of Santino Garsi da Parma, Julio Cesare Barbetta, Diomedes, Bartlomiej Pekiel, Simone Molinaro, pieces from The Chilesotti Collection and many more.
Füssen – Northern Italy and the Lute
Lute making in the Füssen-region and Northern Italy during the 15–18. Century, migration and interactions among lute makers.
The Deutsche Lautengesellschaft (German Lute Society) is holding a two day conference focusing on lute making in the Füssen area and the activity of German lute makers in Northern Italy (many of those lute makers originated from the Füssen-Region in Southern Germany).
FIMTE is celebrating the fifth centenary of the Birth of Antonio de Cabezón (1510-1566), starting in June 2010.
(FR) Les Journées 2010 de Clavecin en France (Harpsichord Days in France 2010) -- (March 20-21, 2010)
“Les Journées 2010 de Clavecin en France” will take place March 20-21, 2010 at CRR de Paris. They are devoted to the rhetoric of the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.
Join violinist Martin Davids and internationally acclaimed organist David Yearsley as they perform selections from their recent recording, ALL YOUR CARES BEGUILE - Songs and Sonatas from Baroque London.
Woodhouse Recorder Week is a unique international summer school for young recorder players, which for the first time this year will be held in the magnificent surroundings of Christ’s Hospital School, West Sussex, UK.
(US) Early Music America (EMA) Third National Early Music Conference and Exhibition (June 10-12, 2010)
500 Years of Vespers
Early Music America will hold its third national early music conference and exhibition June 10-12, 2010 in Berkeley, CA. With the theme "500 Years of Vespers," the conference will feature a variety of participatory workshop sessions, in addition to lectures and panels of early music artists. Featured speakers will include Clifford Bartlett from England (editor of the most widely used edition of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610), Bill Mahrt and Herb Myers (Stanford), Alejandro Planchart (UCSB), Rebecca Baltzer (University of Texas), Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken (Piffaro). Susan Hellauer (Anonymous 4) will lead a Chant Camp, and other workshop sessions will be led by Sarah Mead (Brandeis), Bill Mahrt, and many others.