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(PL) Baroque Course with Jane Gingell (20-22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2012

La Bourbon

In this course, we'll be learning Pécour's couple dance "La Bourbon", printed in Gaudrau's dance collection of 1712. We will also do co-ordination exercises and step-work, together with some contredanse for light relief!
                

(UK) The English Concert Drapers' Hall Gala Dinner (29 nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2012

From the latest “The English Concert” newsletter (23 mar 2012):

“The English Concert will hold a Gala Concert and Dinner at Drapers' Hall on
Thursday 29 November.  

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the concert will be directed by our founder and artistic director for 30 years, Trevor Pinnock CBE.nick@englishconcert.co.uk
           


(UK) Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2012 Festival Newsletter (issue 11, March 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2012

(From the latest Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music Newsletter)

'Far from the tumult of arms'
Artistic Director Lindsay Kemp writes...

'My profession is very far from the tumult of arms and from the reasons of state that cause them to be taken up. When I mingle French airs with those of the Germans and the Italians, it is not in order to incite a war, but it is rather, perhaps, a prelude to the harmony of so many nations and to amiable peace.'
            


(UK) Hyperion Records Ltd. New Releases for April 2012

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2012
This month, Hyperion highlights their Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads. “A number of our newest albums offer Studio Master FLAC & ALAC files. These are 24-bit and at whatever sampling frequency (44.1 kHz, 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz) was used by the recording engineer at the time of recording (hence 'Studio Master'). These files are anything up to five times the size of their 16-bit 44.1 kHz equivalents and are more expensive. You should check the documentation of your playback equipment for compatibility with higher bit-rates and frequencies; most of our newest albums offer sample tracks for you to download and test free of charge. …” as well as new titles released this month.
                      

(CH) La Folia 12th Ancient Music Festival Rougemont (24-28 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 24, 2012

Monteverdi, Mantoue & Italy

“The theme of the festival each year is not an end in itself, a self-imposed restriction to creating a programme, but more of a guiding light that lends a unique color to each edition of the event. “La Folia” is a venue that has made it is possible to encounter early music in all of its facets, a series of concerts over an extended Whitsunday weekend, each “an earful” in itself. The previous festivals offered tours of the great musical traditions in Europe, taking listeners to Flanders, Austria, Bohemia and even to… Switerland! This year we are initiating a series of festivals dedicated to some of the most significant courts in music history: towns where enlightened princes maintained chapels and composers over a number of generations, nurturing the finest of Europe’s music during their golden ages. …”
            


(FR) Festival of Sacred Baroque Music at Froville (19-23 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 24, 2012

Location: Froville FR

“The Froville priory, built in 1080, is one of the first settlements the benedictine monks of Cluny established in Lorraine. Its steeple dominates a small village, home of 120 inhabitants, midway between Nancy and Epinal.
      


(FR) International Voice Competition at Froville (19-23 sep 2012) (Application Deadline: 22 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 23, 2012
“Intended to reveal the talents of tomorrow, the competition is open to international [voice] artists … and of any tessitura; it rewards the best vocal interpretations whose works are taken from the Baroque period repertoire.
          

(UK) University College London Opera Production: 'Acante et Cephise' by Jean-Philippe Rameau (19,21,23,24 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 22, 2012

Location: Bloomsbury Theatre, University College London, London UK

UCLU Music Society present University College Opera's production of Acante et Cephise by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

“In the first British staging of this spectacular French baroque pastorale héroïque, UCOpera rediscovers the story of the lovers, Acante and Céphise. Tormented and separated by the jealous genie, Oroès, their only hope lies with the good fairy Zirphile. Will she be able to save them or will they die at the hands of Oroès and his minions?  …
           


(US) Clarion Society Concert: "Bach, Handel, and Corelli with Juilliard415" (23 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 22, 2012

Location:  Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York NY, US

Juilliard415 and the Clarion Choir under the direction of Steven Fox perform a program of masterworks that will include J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041; Handel’s Silete Venti; Corelli’s Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4; and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243.

Admission is free.

Tickets are available for pick-up in person at the Juilliard Box Office, 155 West 65th Street, which is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 6pm. TICKETS ARE NOW LIMITED!
              


(US) Clarion Collegium Week (16-22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 22, 2012

Location: New York NY, US

I would like to inform you that the concert Clarion had planned for this year's Clarion Collegium Week, 'The Brothers Haydn', has had to be postponed.

We regret having to make this change, but we are delighted that the educational aspect of Clarion Collegium Week will take place as planned this year, offering classes in Baroque performance practice to high school and college students, and young professionals from all over the country.  All these events will be free and open to the public.

Sincerely,  

Barbara Mouk”

Visit the Clarion Society website for more information.

 


(US) Madison Early Music Festival/Anonymous 4 "Gloryland" (7 July 2012)

Contributed by jerryhui on Mar 22, 2012

Madison Early Music Festival proudly presents the world-renowned ensemble Anonymous 4! Titled "Gloryland", this concert is the diary of their ongoing journey to the roots of Anglo-American vocal music.
                       

(CA) The Grand Philharmonic Choir (Mark Vuorinen, Conductor) Concert: Membra Jesu Nostri (The Limbs of our Jesus) by Buxtehude (24 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 22, 2012

Location: Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener Ontario, Canada

“The work of North German composer Dieterich Buxtehude was a strong influence on Bach. Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri (The Limbs of our Jesus) is a cycle of seven cantatas composed in 1680. Hear the transparent beauty of early music, with period instruments including a consort of Viols, foreshadowing Bach's work, in this breathtaking composition.”
                  


(US) Early Music Now Concert: "Celebrating Renaissance Grandeur II" (21 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 21, 2012

Blaze of Glory: Early Music Now

Location:  Milwaukee, WI US

“New to EMN: Two recent winners of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The five voices of Calmus Ensemble Leipzig join with the recorder collective QNG: Quartet New Generation in an exploration of music, much of which was written to honor Holy Roman Emperors, Kings, and Popes. Lecture at 4:00, Reception and preview of the 26th season at Intermission.”
       


(UK) Chapelle du Roi - Alistair Dixon, dir., Concert: "Music From the Three Great Days of Holy Week" (4 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 21, 2012

Location: St. John's, Smith Square, Westminster London SW1, UK 

“Since the sixteenth century composers have been inspired by the emotionally charged atmosphere of the three great days of Holy Week. This programme presents some of the most exquisite music of the Triduum representing the agony and ecstasy of Holy week and Easter.

Programme includes music by Victoria, Palestrina, Byrd and Tallis.”
                    


(UK) The Sixteen Choral Workshops 2012

Contributed by Admin on Mar 21, 2012
“Our annual workshop series returns in 2012 at a range of venues across the country. These workshops offer hundreds of keen choral singers the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the Choral Pilgrimage 2012 repertoire. Workshops are led by two prominent members of The Sixteen; associate conductor Eamonn Dougan and singer and musicologist Sally Dunkley. …
               

(US) Bach Society Houston Abendmusik Concert: J. S. Bach's St. John Passion (1, 6 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 21, 2012
Abendmusik Concerts are named after a tradition—begun in the seventeenth century and perhaps best known under Buxtehude around 1700—of giving public concerts in churches outside of worship services, often financed by businessmen and private donors. In this series the Bach Society presents secular works, larger sacred works such as the passion settings and oratorios, and guest ensembles in a concert setting.
                

(US) Tallis Scholars Concert: "The Field of the Cloth of Gold" (23 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 20, 2012

Music by Cornysh, Browne, and Mouton 

Location: Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave. NE, Seattle WA, US

“Between June 7 and 24, 1520, in fields near Calais, there took place one of the most spectacular political summit meetings of all time. Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met to seal a treaty of friendship between their two warring countries, with no expense sparred. Everything was carefully prepared to make the surface seem smooth, yet everything had an undercurrent of the most intense rivalry, from the negotiations of high state to the wrestling, the food, the jousting--and the music. …
          


(BE) Scherzi Musicali Concerts Newsletter (24 feb 2012): "La Saison des amours" (20 apr 2012); "Malines" (26 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 20, 2012
From the February 24, 2012 newsletter, Scherzi Musicali will be performing two concerts at the  Festival van Vlaanderen. Details below.
                     

(BE) Musica.be: Master Class Bach with Sigiswald Kuijken (29 oct-4 nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 20, 2012

Cantates All Saints and All Soul’s Day

“For the 18th time Musica, Impulse Centre for Music organizes an international master class. Musicians from all over the world participate in these master classes. In this edition Sigiswald Kuijken passes on his immense experience and vision to young musicians who seek their way in the world of early music.
                


(UK) Stile Antico: New recording receives French award

Contributed by Admin on Mar 20, 2012
Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart has become the third Stile Antico disc to be honoured by French magazine Classica. According to the citation, Stile Antico and Fretwork 'adapt wondrously to the diversity of styles, and the large polyphonic structures are here rendered with rare precision.'”
              

(CA) Ottawa Chamberfest 2012 launches March 21 (26 jul - 09 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 18, 2012

GORDON PINSENT TO LAUNCH OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST 2012

March 21 at 7:00PM, Gordon Harrison Gallery
Legendary Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent will be guest of honour at a party to formally launch the 19th edition of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. The invitation-only event will be held at the Gordon Harrison Gallery, 495 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00PM.
 
Mr. Pinsent will make his debut at Ottawa Chamberfest 2012 as narrator of The Carnival of the Animals and Enoch Arden.
            


(DE) Musikmesse Frankfurt (21-24 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 17, 2012
Musikmesse Frankfurt - The International Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections

The Musikmesse is the world's leading trade fair for the world of music. Here, you will find a complete range of products with everything required for making music, not to mention innumerable workshops, concerts, demonstrations and discussion events. …”
                  

(US) Colbert Artists Management March 2012 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Mar 17, 2012

From the latest Colbert Artists Management newsletter

“As we welcome the warmer weather and the added sunlight of springing forward, we also welcome new growth here at Colbert Artists.  As promised in last month's newsletter, we've since announced the arrival of two new artists to our roster: soprano ELIZABETH FUTRAL, and baroque conductor and harpsichordist JEANNETTE SORRELL. “
     


(CA) Spiritus Ensemble Concert: Bach Vespers (1 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 17, 2012

Location: The Church of St John the Evangelist at Duke and Water Streets, Kitchener ON, CA

“Our final Bach Vespers for 2011-2012 will be on Sunday, April 1 at 4 p.m. at our usual location, The Church of St John the Evangelist at Duke and Water Streets in Kitchener.  The Ensemble will be singing Bach’s great, early cantata 106, “Gottes Zeit ist der allerbeste Zeit”, also known as ‘Actus Tragicus’.  The motet is “Fuerchte dich nicht” by Johann Christoph Bach, the member of the Bach clan most highly esteemed by the family next to Johann Sebastian.  They called him “the profound and expressive composer”.   Come and hear why.” (Ken Hull, Artistic Director)
                  


(UK) CORO Label Newsletter (16 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 17, 2012
“This month's news from CORO includes another new release and our special selection of Easter recordings which provide opportunities for reflection and celebration alike. We hope you find something in the selection to help you welcome in the warmer spring weather in the run up to Easter.

Also look out for The Sixteen’s James MacMillan CD on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review on Saturday 17th March. …”