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(UK) Fenton House Hosts a Baroque Battle of the Bands (May 7-9, 29; Aug. 14/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2008
Jury and Audience will both award Prizes

It will be a veritable ensemble extravaganza! More than 50 aspiring musicians comprising sixteen different groups will be contending for prizes worth over £1000 in a completely new Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition at Fenton House in Hampstead.

The groups face two elimination rounds, both of which will be open to the public. The First Round will be held from 2-5pm o­n the afternoons of 7th, 8thand 9thMay at Fenton House. For the cost of admission (free to National Trust members, no booking required) visitors will be able not o­nly to view the 17thcentury House and its collections but also to enjoy a whole afternoon of Baroque music o­n historic instruments. They can also leave comments for the Jury who must select up to six ensembles to advance to the finals. ...

(UK) Norvis Early Music Summer School (August 2-9, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2008
"Norvis Early Music Summer School is held annually in Durham, England.

The course covers all aspects of early music and is suitable for beginners through to advanced and solo players. ...

(UK) Early Music for Youth (July 21 – 25, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2008
"The summer school offers exciting and diverse opportunities for young players under the guidance of experienced tutors. Playing opportunities include chamber groups, large ensembles, viol consorts, recorder consorts and mixed ensembles, catering for every age and ability (grades 2 – 4, 5 – 7 and 8+). ...

The Clerks - In Memoria Tour

Contributed by Upbeatclassical on Apr 10, 2008
In Memoria Tour - 'A stunning, profound and moving new musical project from vocal group The Clerks' during May / June 2008. ...

International Viol Summer School (Little Benslow Hills, Hitchin. UK)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 08, 2008
Saturday 12th to Thursday 17th July 2008
Alison Crum, director, with Alice Robbins (USA) and Roy Marks

A chance for viol players with a particular interest in English consort music to work with distinguished professional players and teachers. Optional sessions focus o­n other topics such as madrigals, consort songs, early renaissance repertoire and continuo playing. ...

Medieval Heldesk -- From Scrolls to Books

Contributed by Admin on Apr 05, 2008
Short video clip on what could have happened when books were introduced in medieval times. Here ...

Cheltenham Recorder Festival (August 15-17, 2008) (UK)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 30, 2008


Cheltenham Recorder Festival
15th, 16th, 17th August 2008
Dean Close School, Cheltenham


Over the past three years the Cheltenham Recorder Festival has grown to become o­ne of the highlights of the recorder year. The CRF offers an exciting variety of music to cater for all tastes and abilities, ranging from the established Renaissance and Baroque repertoire through to contemporary pieces which will be premièred at the CRF.

The tutors at the festival are specialists in their fields, ready to dispense friendly advice, direction and insights.Tutors for the 2008 CRF include:
Helen Hooker, Grace Barton, Ruth Burbidge, John Hawkes, Ann Lyall, Steve Marshall, Andrew Melville, Pam Smith and Moira Usher.

Our aim is to pack as much as ...


11th Festival of the Hungarian Haydn Society (23 – 31 August 2008) (HU)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 29, 2008

11th Festival of the
Hungarian Haydn Society
Esterházy Palace
Fertőd-Eszterháza, Hungary
23 – 31 August 2008

"The basic aim of the festival is to evoke the musical paradise that Eszterháza was in Haydn's time, within the original walls, with the help of period instruments and performing practice. The programmes focus mainly o­n the works composed during the Eszterháza period of Haydn's creative life, and among these, o­n compositions belonging to the most important genres (symphonies, string quartets, keyboard sonatas and trios). In addition, however, the concert programmes regularly include works by the "unknown Haydn" (baryton pieces, rarely-heard church compositions, wind divertimenti, etc.). ...

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