"The Legacy of the Baroque": An intensive course primarily focusing on the High Baroque, the Rococo and the early Classical Era
This programme will offer a unique opportunity to explore Baroque and early Classical Music and Dance with some of the world’s leading performers and scholars of this repertoire.
Although this is a programme for period-instrument players, advanced-level musicians with limited experience on period instruments may also apply, and appropriate instruments (flutes, oboes, violins, cellos, violas da gamba & keyboard instruments) will be available.
“The Compleat Singer: Bringing Movement, Passion and Projection to the interpretation of baroque vocal music”
Participation in ‘The Compleat Singer’ offers a unique opportunity to explore & experiment in all aspects of the Baroque singer’s development. The setting is intimate, the attention is intensely individual and the results are completely inspirational. This is a laboratory, not an audition!
The course includes Masterclasses, Coachings, Private Lessons, Movement Classes and Discussions.
This year’s Festival has a special emphasis on Music by Monteverdi, to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of his Vespers of 1610: The Vespers, Staged Theatrical Works, Concerted Madrigals, Instrumental Music, and more! Also this summer: the French Baroque, the Rococo and the early Classical era, with works by Bach & sons, Mozart & Beethoven.
(US) Michael Sand to join Sacramento Baroque Soloists to Perform Concerti Grossi (April 24-25, 2010)
Michael Sand, violinist, will lead Sacramento Baroque Soloists to perform Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in A minor , Vivaldi Concerto for Cello and Bassoon, Telemann Concerto for Two Violas, Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1, Vivaldi Concerto "Alla Rustica", and Handel Passacaglia.
(IT) "Rome in Brescia" - Two musicians of the Papal court on the Antegnati organ at San Giuseppe (May 15, 2010)
Church of San Giuseppe, Brescia
Saturday, May 15, 2010 9pm
- free admission -
and Giovanni Felice Sances
(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.