In 2010, Viols in Our Schools & the GambaCast will host the First Internet Viola da Gamba Composer's Project which seeks composers to write new works for unaccompanied 7-string bass viol to be presented in a New Music recital performed by Phillip W. Serna at Valparaiso University in the Spring of 2010. Video and audio content will be created and owned by the composer with distribution promotional use on the GambaCast video podcast. The Project and the composer(s) could each use the content to promote the work(s).
To learn more about the Viola da Gamba Composer Project, please visit www.violsinourschools.org & www.thegambacast.org.
Please contact Dr. Serna by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to submit your proposal.
The “XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone” announce their programme to their summer Festival. Artists appearing: Hesperion XXI; Gustav Leonhardt; Binchois / Sacqueboutiers; Paolo Pandolfo; Hopkinson Smith; La Fenice.
Visit the website for more information: Le XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone
LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et des Pays de la Loire announce this year’s programme to their fine early music festival. The programme includes early dance; early music; conferences; workshops.
Of note, this year LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Visit the LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS for more information.
View a YouTube restauration of a "Polizzino" Roma 1634 harpsichord. Well annotated but controversial in some circles of discussion. (ed.)
Summer Course for New Viol Players
Storthes Hall Park, Huddersfield
For anyone who would like to be introduced to viol playing, beginners on the viol, or viol players new to consort playing.
Tutors: Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Alison Kinder, Andrew Fowler, Ibi Aziz
In association with The Department of Music, University of Huddersfield
Supported by The Early Music Shop
Please contact Susanne Heinrich for an application form
Application deadline 1st May 2009
Tel: 01865 712418
or visit the VdGS website
Pescara, Italy, 17-23 August 2009
The Accademia degli Imperfetti is a cultural association for study, performances, didactics of Early Music established in 1996 in Pescara. It works in the field of culture and art, with promotion of artistic activities (concerts, ballet performances), and educational activities (summer courses of early music, Renaissance Historical Dances, etc..).
The early music course consist of classes, workshops, lectures.
Viol and Lirone
Renaissance and Baroque singing
Renaissance Historical Dances
Recorder and Cornetto
Musical theory in XVI and XVII
Music, didactics and computer
Pescara is a beautiful small city on the Adriatic Sea, and the Maiella and Gran Sasso Mountains are very near: so it's possible to join the musical activities with the holiday.
Visit website for more information: www.imperfetti.it
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.
HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETIES
“KEYBOARD MUSIC AND COLONIAL PHILADELPHIA”
JOINT CONFERENCE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITYPHILADELPHIA--MARCH 12-14, 2009
Philadelphia has changed a bit from this 18th-century image--but it is still home to many of America’s most treasured historic sites. Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance will be our host as we gather to hear papers and performances in a variety of on-campus as well as historic settings.
Ed Mauger, well loved for his "Philadelphia on Foot," adventures, will lead custom historical tours on Thursday afternoon (3 pm: "Colonial High Life") and Sunday morning (10 am: "Ben Franklin's Musical Philadelphia"). Advance and last-minute sign-ups are available. Cost is $15 per person/per tour.
As stated on the site:"The undersigned wants to strongly request the Flemish Minister of Culture in Belgium, Mr. Bert Anciaux, to realize the world-wide importance of baroque orchestra La Petite Bande.
This orchestra is one of the most refreshing and renewing ensembles in its field. For over 37 years, it has been a true icon in the musical world, inspiring many other baroque musicians all over the world. Belgium should be proud to have this orchestra in its residence. When this orchestra would be forced to stop existing from of a lack in governmental subventions, this would be very harmful for Belgium's image in the world. It would be unthinkable for the musical world and it would mean an incredible loss for the international ànd the national cultural life.
The undersigned trusts that the Minister will take a critical look to the recommendations of the 'Beoordelingscommissie Kunsten en Erfgoed' and reconsiders their advice. " (The site's claims have been confirmed with La Petite Bande organization.)
Please visit these sites to lend your voice of concern about this situation:
Save La Petite Bande La Petite Bande offical website
St. Louis, MI
Reserve this date if you are planning to attend the ARS 2009 Festival and Conference in St. Louis, MI. ARS is celebrating its 70th anniversary year.
Falculty/presenter members this year are: Louise Austin; Annette Bauer; Tish Berlin; Frances Blaker; Joyce Callanan; Louise Carslake; Mark Davenport; Clèa Galhano; Lisette Kielson; Lorraine Krige; Judith Linsenberg; Nina Stern; Marion Verbruggen; Leslie Timmons; Jim Tinter; Mary Halverson Waldo; The Farallon Recorder Quartet.
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