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(CA) Spiritus Ensemble (Kenneth Hull, conductor) Concert: Bach Vespers for Advent (25 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 14, 2012

Location: St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Duke and Water Streets, Kitchener Ontario, CA

“This year’s Advent Bach Vespers features two masterworks by JS Bach.  Cantata 147, ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’ concludes with the famous and well-loved chorale setting that we know in English as ‘Jesu, joy of man’s desiring’.  The motet is Bach’s double choir work, ‘Komm, Jesu, komm.’”


(BE) AMUZ Concert Listings (Nov-Dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 13, 2012

(From a recent AMUZ newsletter)

Location:  Kammenstraat 81 - 2000 Antwerpen BE

The most recent AMUZ newsletter informs us of the busy schedule ahead for the rest of the months of November and December. Below you will find the dates of performances. …
     


(UK) Handel House -- What's on! (Nov-Dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 13, 2012

Location:  The Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair London W1K 4HB

What’s on at Handel House? Quite a bit. There is quite an extensive list of concerts that are, quite frankly, far too long to list here. Some have already sold out, and, one can only imagine that the rest of these will be sold out in short order.


(US) Harpsichord Unlimited Concert: "Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach" (17 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012

Location: Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, Garden City NY, USA

Harpsichordist Elaine Comparone, QCB violinist Lori Miller Abbott and flauto traverso virtuoso Paul Mattick join forces for an evening of chamber music and sonatas by Johann Sebastian's second son, Carl Philip Emanuel (known affectionately to modern aficionados of his music as "CPE"). …
    


(US) Early Music DC November 2012 Concert Listings

Contributed by Admin on Nov 12, 2012
If you are in the Washington DC area, you may want to browse through the list of upcoming concerts as collected by the Early Music DC website. The list of concerts is extensive and you will also find the list of local early music groups and performers.
    

(BE) Augustinus Muziekcentrum (AMUZ) November Concerts -- Reminder

Contributed by Admin on Nov 06, 2012

Location: AMUZ, Antwerp BE

Just a reminder of the AMUZ concert line-ups for the month of November 2012:

  • 11/11 Lieve Blancquaert & Victoria Consort
    For the third time already AMUZ and the Antwerp Peace Centre present a peace concert on Armistice Day. Through music, word and image this event dwells on the horrors of war: a resounding plea for tolerance, solidarity and peace …

(UK) Wigmore Hall Spring Concert Series (January-March 2013)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Wigmore Hall newsletter)

Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street,LondonW1U 2BP

January to March 2013 Concerts – On Sale Now 

News from Wigmore Hall that tickets are now available for their Spring Series concerts. For those interested, you may want to glance at the complete list of 2012-2013 concert series and perhaps you may find concerts of interest in the early music field. (Editor) …


(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Concert: Mozart's World (7-11 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Tafelmusik newsletter)

Location: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Toronto Ontario, Canada

“Glorious music by Mozart and his classical contemporaries, guest directed by Gottfried von der Goltz — the talented violinist and director of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.  Our musicians are buzzing with excitement about this concert, which features Mozart’s radiant Violin Concerto in A Major, K.219, Haydn’s dramatic Symphony no. 52, and music by Franz Beck and Josef Kraus, the “Swedish Mozart.” …


(US) The Rose Ensemble 7th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour (8-13 November 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Rose Ensemble newsletter)
Locations:
Alexandria, Staples, Little Falls, Thief River Falls, Crookston, Detroit Lakes

The Rose Ensemble musicians are about to hit the road! Our 7th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour kicks off Sunday, October 14th in Silver Bay, followed by stops in Ely and Hibbing on October 15th and 16th. After a brief segue to Spain to participate in several music festivals and the prestigious choral competition Certamen Coral de Tolosa, musicians will complete this year's Greater Minnesota Tour with performances in Alexandria, Staples, Little Falls, Thief River Falls, Crookston, and Detroit Lakes.”


(US) Bach Society Houston Concert: Bach Vespers: Music from Leipzig (4 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

Location: 2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77005

“The Bach Vespers series presents complete sacred cantatas along with choral motets and psalm settings in an evening prayer service related to a single theme. This gives them a context similar to their original performance, with chorales and readings chosen to give deeper insight into Bach’s theology. Listeners are also invited to sing and participate as Bach’s congregation did. …”


(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "From Ghetto to Palazzo: Vocal Works of Salamone Rossi Hebreo" (4 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 27, 2012

Location: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street, New York, NY USA

“On the heels of its sold-out and acclaimed season opener featuring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, dancer Jared Angle and harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire at The Players Club, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts—the series that presents early music in intimate alternative venues—brings back by popular demand From Ghetto to Palazzo, a fascinating concert of works by Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi (c. 1570 – 1630) on Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm. Performers include the vocal sextet The Western Wind Ensemble with Charles Weaver, lute and Gabe Shuford, harpsichord, and cantor Daniel Singer


(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices (SFRV) Concert: "Misa O Quam Gloriosum" (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (21, 27, 28 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012

Locations:

Sunday, October 21: All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley, Palo Alto
Saturday, October 27: Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco

San Francisco Renaissance Voices annual Office of the Dead Concert this year commemorates All Saints Day with a performance of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s (1548-1611) hauntingly beautiful Misa O Quam Gloriosum (O How Glorious is the Kingdom Mass) including his motet of the same name upon which the mass is based with other music by Trombetti, Byrd, Esquivel and others.  Unlike his more prolific contemporaries Victoria focused on composing music that was liturgical and devotional.  This parody mass, written in the mixolydian mode, perfectly illustrates this and is considered one of his best being described by the British musicologist Donald Tovey as "one of the most perfect ever written."  We are delighted to be joined by guest conductor Don Scott Carpenter of American Bach Soloists.

(DK) Concerto Copenhagen: Jordi Savall Directs and is Soloist with Concerto Copenhagen (20 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012
We all know that Catalan Jordi Savall’s artistic capacity includes much more than baroque music. Recently we were reminded of it when he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize at an unforgettable concert at Trinity Church. Nevertheless, it must be more than usually interesting to hear how this great artist can inspire Concerto Copenhagen musicians in the fascinating program of French and French-inspired orchestral suites, he has put together for this concert event ...

(CA) The Toronto Consort Concert: "The Tudors" (19-20 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012

Location: 

The Toronto Consort launches its 40th anniversary season on October 19 and 20 with The Tudors, a concert program inspired by the music of Tudor England, culminating with Thomas Tallis’ rarely-heard, magnificent 40-part motet Spem in alium.  Members of Toronto’s Tallis Choir join the Consort for this special performance… 


(CA) I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble Concert: "Losers" (19 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

Location:  St David's Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. Toronto ON

I FURIOSI kicks off the season with a nod to all we have lost - people, time, places and things. Works by Rameau, Blow, Leclair and more...


(FR) "La Simphonie dans le Marais – 25 ans de musique" Concert Reminder (13 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

Location: Montaigu (85), théâtre de Thalie

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Hugo Reyne, flûtes et direction; Léonor Leprêtre, soprano; Guillemette Laurens, mezzo-soprano; Aimery Lefèvre, basse ; La Simphonie du Marais

The journey starts in Versailles in 1987 by French music enthusiast, Hugo Reyne who paid homage to Lully at the first concert organized for the tercentenary of the death of his genius and the very young “Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles”…


(UK) Baroque Opera Live Concert: "The Beauty of Baroque" (13 October 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2012

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings, UK
Tickets: Free Admission

A programme of Baroque organ and vocal music for one hour, followed by refreshments. The timing is ideal for those who would like to come to the concert, have a cup of tea and some finger food and then watch the Fireworks.

Our guest soloist will be young tenor Hiroshi Kanazawa, who is beginning his career after leaving music college, but has already won numerous prizes. He will sing Scherza, Infida from Handel's opera Ariodante, and we are looking forward very much to his performance. Furthermore …


(US) The Rose Ensemble Concert: The Miraculous Mass of Mary (5-7 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 04, 2012

Location: St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN, US

North American Premiere of a Renaissance Masterpiece

Voces8 returns to the Twin Cities to take the stage with us in a ground-breaking performance of “Missa Ave Virgo Sanctissima” by Renaissance composer Géry de Ghersem, active in the Spanish courts of the 17th century. Over 200 of Ghersem’s works were destroyed in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755...


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: Classical Portraits, The Sebastians with Paul Won Jin Cho, Clarinet Soloist (20 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 04, 2012

Location: The Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128

“Praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today), The Sebastians specialize in music of the Baroque and Classical eras and newly commissioned works for period instruments. This month, they will perform as finalists of the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition and semi-finalists of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. They were also finalists in the 2011 York International Early Music Competition and the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition…


(US) American Bach Soloists Annual Gala -- An Olympian Feast (6 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 28, 2012
“Join Music Director Jeffrey Thomas and the ABS Musicians as they open their 24th season with An Olympian Feast—our annual gala fundraising, dinner, concert, and auction—where you'll feast eyes, mouth, and ears on Greek-inspired delicacies, ambrosial libations, and an outstanding performance by American Bach Soloists. …
    

(US) Jordi Savall returns to BEMF (2 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2012

(From a recent Boston Early Music Festival newsletter) 

“One of the most beloved artists in the world, viola da gamba virtuoso Jordi Savall makes his sixteenth appearance (in 23 years!) on the BEMF concert stage, on Friday, November 2, 2012, …
    


(FR) Ensemble Céladon - direction Paulin Bündgen Concert: "Perfida Beltà, un clair-obscur baroque" (14 Sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 06, 2012

Location: la Chapelle du Sacré-Coeur dans le 1er à Lyon FR

“Beautiful but cruel Italian ... They do not hesitate, in the 17th century, to make life difficult for their lovers! But they are not left out and reply with the same inflamed and dramatic tone, sublimating the melodies of Monteverdi, Carissimi or Frascobaldi, champions of chiaroscuro music, masters of the Baroque passions. With tragedy in its voice and magnified by its music: Baroque opera is being born!” …
    


(US) Texas Early Music Project (TEMP) 2012-2013 Concert Season "Kings & Troubadours & Nuns, Oh My!"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 23, 2012

(From a recent Texas Early Music Project newsletter)

“We've got an exciting season lined up for this year, including

  • Music from the Tudors which won't be quite as salacious as the TV show,
  • A return to haunting Sephardic music,
  • Our beloved Christmas concerts,
  • Spring concerts including Celtic and Troubadour music,
  • And culminating in a concert of music composed by women, for women…
        


(BE) Capilla Flamenca: "The new season has started"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 23, 2012

(From a recent Capilla Flamenca newsletter)

The new season takes us to some major stages

“Besides our annual presence at the Early Music Festival in Utrecht and the Festival van Vlaanderen Antwerpen, we created a special and exclusive programme for the Festival van Vlaanderen PLUS. For the fourth time Capilla Flamenca is invited to the Festival Voix et Route Romane in the Alsace, and in the autumn,  …


(FR) Le Parlement de Musique August Festival Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Aug 22, 2012

(From a recent Parlement de Musique newsletter)

A reminder of the Le Parlement de Musique concert schedule during the final days of August’s festival season. If you are in the region, you may want to consider attending one of the following concerts (below):
     

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