From a recent NBBP newsletter
"One of the best known Baroque works, Vivaldi's beloved masterpiece “The Four Seasons” is a cycle of violin concerti inspired by four sonnets and their pictorial descriptions of the seasons. The cheerful birdsong of spring, the languor caused by summer's heat, drunken festivities at harvest time, slipping and sliding on the winter ice; take a vivid journey with Nota Bene Baroque Players through nature's complete yearly cycle in one memorable concert.
* Julie Baumgartel, Victoria Melik, & Anthea Conway-White soloist
* Howard Dyck, reader ..."
From a recent Wigmore Hall newsletter
News from Wigmore Hall of their Summer 2014 busy concert line-up. While the list is quite exhaustive, suffice it to day that many of them are of early music and quite popular, and, to add, many more events to match one's taste in music ...
From a recent Handel House newsletter
"Over the next couple of weeks London experiences some trouble with its tube network but Handel House will remain open for visitors and concert-goers.
The first event in February starts this evening with our annual Stanley Sadie Memorial Lecture taking place at the Royal Over-Seas League. We are delighted to have Handel scholar Ellen Harris who has travelled from the US for this event and she will explore the subject of Handel’s Mayfair neighbours.
February marks a special anniversary: Handel’s birthday. We celebrate with free admission to the museum so pop in and listen to musicians playing the harpsichord and catch the last day of exhibition The Triumph of Music Over Time where you will be able to hear the final chimes of a Clay Clock. ...
Location: Koerner Hall, Toronto Ontario, CA
"From triumph in victory to envy, madness, and murder, Saul is an epic oratorio of powerful drama - the story of a great but doomed king, and his jealousy of the young David. With a stellar cast of soloists and Handel’s rich orchestration, don’t miss the choral event of the year at Tafelmusik. Three performances only!"
Well-known to audiences throughout Chicago and internationally, Baroque Band’s harpsichordist David Schrader needs no introduction. His program includes C.P.E Bach’s String Symphonies and Telemann’s Suites and Ouvertures and concludes with J.S. Bach’s Triple Concerto.
March 19;@7:30 pm Grainger Ballroom-Symphony Center, Chicago, IL
March 21;@7:30 pm Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, IL
March 22;@7:30 pm Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
Visit the Baroque Band website for more information and of ticket availability.
Location: The Fabbri Mansion, House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street, New York NY, US
Sarah Pillow, soprano & Mary-Anne Ballard, viola da gamba
with guests Ronn McFarlane, lute; author Dava Sobel & Marc Wagnon, video artist
A moving and compelling account of a remarkable moment in the history of science, human thought and music, …
Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA
"Ring in the new year with Bach! Tafelmusik Music Director Jeanne Lamon is featured in Bach’s Violin Concerto in G Minor, after BWV 1056. We also bring you the beautiful Trio Sonata for flute and violin from A Musical Offering, the Triple Concerto for harpsichord, flute and violin (BWV 1044), and a piece of newly commissioned music inspired by Bach, written by flutist Grégoire Jeay. ..."
(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players Interview: "In the Spirit of Christmas" (01 Dec 2013) (Constance Madelina, 12 Jan 2014)
Nota Bene Baroque Players presented their program "In the Spirit of Christmas" at the Registry Theatre (Kitchener ON, Canada) on December 1, 2013. It can only be regarded as a significant event for this ensemble as the Registry was filled to capacity. Nota Bene's Christmas musical offering was received with excitement and enthusiasm!
Music for the concert was written by composers Michael Corrette, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Torelli, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and Gaetano Schiassi whose lives collectively span the time period of 1683-1795.
After the concert, I spoke with Artistic Director Borys Medicky ...
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