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(US) Towards Bach: The Harpsichord in Germany Before Bach -- Concert (Oct. 4/2009)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Aug 03, 2009

Giuseppe Schinaia, Harpsichord
(October 4, 2009 at 3 pm)

First Presbyterian Church
6400, Kimbark Ave

Chicago IL


(IT) Couperin's "Leçons de Ténèbres" in Brescia (July 24, 2009)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Jun 18, 2009
In the wonderful setting of the church / auditorium of Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Municipal Department of Culture and the association with the Harmonia Musicae present the wonderful “Leçons de ténèbres” of François Couperin, one of the masterpieces of Baroque vocal style, in a performance on the reconstruction of the original practices of the era.


(US) Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO) -- Summary of Upcoming Events

Contributed by Admin on May 12, 2009

The following is a summary of upcoming events with the Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO). Of note are the summer courses:

“Oregon Renaissance Band  will give a concert "Early Music of Scandinavia"  on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at 2:30pm as part of the Camerata Musica series in Salem, Oregon.  The concerts are held at the Salem Public Library, 585, Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR in the Loucks Lecture Hall.  Free Admission.  Music by Dowland, Brade, Borchgrevinck, Pederson, Schattenberg, Willaert, and others, performed on voices, recorders, violin, lute, harp, sackbuts, double reeds, and many others.  Also included on the program is the strange story and music of the "Netherworldly Outdoor Concert" related by Heinrich Meyer of Bergen in 1695.

Community Music Center Summer Early Music Classes session begins Thursday, July 9, 2009.  See Local News/Portland page.

Oregon Renaissance Band is planning holiday concerts on December 18 at the Hillsboro Arts Center, and December 26 and 27 at the Community Music Center in Portland.”

Visit website (events page) for more information. (ed.): EMGO


(MX) Le Mercure goes to XIV Encuentro Internacional de Música Antigua 2009

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2009
*Concert on Thursday May 14th, 8pm at the Sala Blas Galindo, National Center for the Arts (CENART)
Mexico City, Mexico
Feature program:  The 'Paris' Quartets of Georg Philipp Telemann

*Masterclasses for traverso, baroque violin, viola da gamba, and chamber music at the Escuela Superior de Música (date to be confirmed)

Le Mercure:  Teddie Hwang, traverso; Dorota Hosnowska, baroque violin; Gerald Stempfel, viola da gamba; Miguel Angel Cicero, harpsichord

Please visit our website at www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com for further information and updates.

(US) Latest concert listing from Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO.ORG)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 04, 2009
Here is an updated list including some just booked upcoming Renaissance and Baroque concerts and workshops starting next week continuing into spring.  Hope to see you there!  Phil Neuman (EMGO)

Sunday, March 8, 2009, 3pm:  Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya present "La Cantatrice" : Music of the Early 17th Century from Italy and England.  Music by members of the famous musical Caccini family - Guilio, Settimia, and Francesca, who was called "La Cantatrice", Girolamo Frescobaldi, John Dowland, Thomas Campion, and others for voice, lute, archlute, cittern, bandora, recorders, and curtal.  Eliot Chapel at Reed College in Portland.  Admission $10 and 8. 
 

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 1-4 p.m.:  Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya perform 18th century French music o­n recorders, lute, violin, viola, baroque rackett, chalumeau, and serpent for Museum Family Day for the Portland Art Museum. The theme is the exhibition of French Paintings in the time of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour.  For further information see:  Portland Art Museum


(UK) The York Waits -- The King's Pavan with Tim Healey narrator (June 25/09)

Contributed by ncem on Feb 07, 2009
York's resident renaissance band marks the 500th anniversary of England's most controversial and musical monarch, Henry VIII.

£12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338;
boxoffice@ncem.co.uk
www.ncem.co.uk


Thursday 25 June, 7.30pm

The National Centre for Early Music

St Margaret's Church,
Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL

(US) Clarion Orchestra to Play in BAM's Spring 2009 Production of Bach's St. Mat

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2008

In April 2009, The Orchestra of the Clarion Music Society will perform in Sir Jonathan Miller’s beloved staging of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at BAM. Following highly acclaimed and sold-out BAM engagements in 1997, 2001, and 2006, the production returns as part of BAM’s 2009 Spring Season.


Ensemble Le Mercure tours Mexico - Nov. 19-26

Contributed by tehwang on Oct 17, 2008

In November, Le Mercure will debut its two new programs in Mexico City! For more information, please visit our website at http://www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com

About Le Mercure: Inspired by the 'Paris' Quartets of G.Ph. Telemann, the ensemble Le Mercure was formed in the Netherlands. With an international core of members and a wide palette of instrumental colors, we are able to concentrate o­n music written in a true quartet style as well as trio sonatas for two melody instruments and continuo. The quartet, however, is our starting point and remains as our main focus in concerts. Le Mercure has recorded multiple times for the Bavarian Radio of Germany, as well as given concert tours in Germany, The Netherlands, and Poland.The name Le Mercure was taken from various periodicals that existed in France during the 17th and 18th centuries, in which o­ne often found reports of important musical performances of the time. It also refers to Mercury, the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology. We feel ourselves as messengers who wish to transmit the richness and beauty of music to our audience.

(FR) Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay (August 21-24/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 13, 2008
Musics in the Courts and Chapels of Europe"

Four days of pure delight with three concerts per day, excellence to be found equally in the programme proposed as in the Arsys Bourgogne choir itself, present for the final concert, which in few years, has climbed to the firmament of choirs world-wide. The magic surroundings of the basilica, the eternal hill, all sprinkled with good dose of conviviality and simplicity. ... "

Visit Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay website for more information and programme. (ed.)

Red Priest

Contributed by Upbeatclassical on Apr 30, 2008
Red Priest is o­ne of the major success stories o­n the international early music scene today. ...

(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. ...

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. ...