(CA) The Grand Philharmonic Choir (Mark Vuorinen, Conductor) Concert:: "St. Matthew Passion" (6 apr 2012)
Location: Centre in the Square, Kitchener Ontario, Canada
“Star tenor Benjamin Butterfield, performs the role of the Evangelist, telling the Passion story in this deeply moving Good Friday tradition. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (In German, with English surtitles). Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Soloists Evangelist: Benjamin Butterfield (Tenor), Christus: Doug Williams (Bass-Baritone), Meredith Hall (Soprano), Daniel Taylor (Alto), Cory Knight (Tenor) and Daniel Lichti (Bass-Baritone).”
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
“Since its formation in 1996, Concanentes has established itself as one of the leading ensembles specialising in the performance of music from the Middle Ages and the sixteenth century. Winner of the 1998 Bankers' Trust Pyramid Award, Concanentes went on to be selected for the 1999-2000 Classics West Business & Arts Partnership scheme. In 1999 the ensemble appeared in the International Early Music Network Young Artists' Competition and was selected for the late Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! scheme. The year 2000 saw a debut recital in the Purcell Room in London as part of the Intrada series, as well as concerts in the Barcelona and Bruges Early Music Festivals and the National Early Music Showcase. …
(From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter of 28 mar 2012)
“Since its inception over 50 years ago, Teldec's Das Alte Werk label has been home to many outstanding and influential recordings that helped establish historically informed performance practice as an important new way to hear masterpieces of the Baroque and more, spearheaded by the label's groundbreaking Bach cantata recordings by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt.
EARLY DANCE COURSES ITALIAN DANCE OF THE LATE 16th AND EARLY 17th CENTURIES
Intermediate-advanced and advanced levels
Reconstruction Barbara Sparti
“The courses will include balletti of Caroso, Lupi, Negri and Santucci, the Canario, Ballo finale from Carallieri's Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo (1600)
Special attention will be given to step technique (as described in particular treatises), style and interpretation (the affects of different dances and dance types within a balletto), and musical questions.”
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“The Centro Studi Opera omnia Luigi Boccherini (Onlus) of Lucca was established in November 2005 to carry out the editorial work relating to the complete works of the lucchese composer Luigi Boccherini. The choice of Lucca as a location is not by chance: Luigi Boccherini was born in Lucca, so it is the natural site on which to launch the Italian National Edition of Luigi Boccherini's Complete Works. The Centro Studi also hosts the work of the Italian National Edition of the Opera omnia of Pietro Antonio Locatelli and the musicological series Speculum Musicae, Studies on Italian Music History and Monumenta Musica Europea.
(UK) Border Marches Early Music Forums (BEMFM) Workshop: Byzantine Chant. Day Workshop for Singers (28 apr 2012)
Location: St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Ludlow UK
“We have a full programme of workshops for singers and instrumentalists - both separately and together. You don't have to be a member to attend - all are open to members and non-members alike. Pre-booking is essential.“
Tutor: Alexander Lingas
(ES) FIMTE Workshops on Spanish Keyboard Music: "Sonatas-Dances: Domenico Scarlatti and the Eighteenth century Spanish Keyboard Music school" (25-29 june 2012)
Location: Fabrizio Acanfora Workshop, Barcelona, Spain
FIMTE, the International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music, has gained international reputation for the organization, promotion, study and publication of the rich heritage of Spanish keyboard music.
FIMTE is organizing a series of workshops intended to musicians who want to have an accomplished and up-to-date knowledge on Spanish Keyboard Music, by completing a study program in which different aspects of Spanish keyboard music will be dealt by well known scholars and performers.
This workshop focus on the performance of the sonatas-dances by Domenico Scarlatti and the eighteenth century Spanish keyboard music school. The methodological identification of these dances help us to understand its internal structure, gestural punctuation as well as other important issues -including tempo and accent- thus, giving a physical and choreographic dimension to its performance.
(NL) Brill will digitize Art Sales Catalogues from the Frick Art Reference Library in New York (20 mar 2012 Brill Newsletter)
Location: The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco CA, US
“Chalice Consort will perform what is becoming known as their signature piece, Tomás Luis da Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.
(FR) Festival Brillamment Baroque & 12th International Early Music and Baroque Workshop (13-21 Apr 2012)
Workshop from the 14th to the 21th April
Thoiry (Yvelines - France)
Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque intruments welcome !
Chamber music, baroque orchestra, vocal ensemble, viola da gamba consorts, with passionated teachers.
Location: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montano Rd. NW, Albuquerque New Mexico, US
“Música Antigua is the featured ensemble on the final 2011-2012 program of the "A Little Friday Night Music at St. Michael's" series. Música Antigua will perform the early music in which the ensemble specializes on the first half of the program. The second half of the program will feature the individual musicians performing later works on their respective modern instruments including Hovey Corbin, percussion; Dennis Davies-Wilson, bassoon; Ruth Helgeson, Theremin; David McGuire, tenor and composer; Art Sheinberg, cello; and Colleen Sheinberg, piano.”
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings UK
“Baroque Opera Live will be holding its Spring concert: Starting at 6.00 pm On Sunday1st April 2012 At Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings The concert will last for approximately one hour, followed by refreshments and finger food. Admission is free, with a collection at the end for those who enjoyed the concert and would like to help fund our productions.
Location: St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1 UK
Speakers: Mark Deller and Nicholas Anderson
“Gustav Leonhardt died on 16 January 2012. He had a profound influence on the revival of early music; one can say that he was its presiding genius.
Gustav Leonhardt had a special relationship with England, both its music and some of its musicians, and our concert will highlight this. Mark Deller will talk about Leonhardt’s musical encounters with his father, Alfred Deller – the only person that Leonhardt admitted to taking advice from.
“Musique et danse en France au XVIIe siècle”
“We accept between 20 and 35 students from around the world. The course is open to music students, hobbyists with good reading and young professionals. It is also aimed at all beginners in dance, particularly baroque and classical musicians eager to perfect their knowledge of various dance forms of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.”
(From the ArkivMusic.com 20 march 2012 newsletter)
“ArkivMusic's Spring Opera Sale has just begun! Every complete opera recording on CD and DVD is now on sale, along with a selection of new vocal and recital collections.
In addition to our featured titles below, this month we highlight the newly reissued series from Decca Opera and EMI Opera, the first-time-on-CD releases from Sony's Metropolitan Opera historic broadcasts, and the award-winning Opera in English series from Chandos.”
(UK) British Library Preservation Advisory Centre: "In safe hands? Guaranteeing our collections for future generations"
“Summer term dates for our regular Baroque and historical dance classes in London, Bath, Cardiff, Gloucester and Exeter are now online.
Also, a reminder that booking is open for our Baroque dance summer school. The whole course is ten days, but many people come for just a few days, with popular options being the first weekend or the last three-day bank holiday weekend. Lower fees are available to those who pay a deposit before the end of April.”
(US) American Bach Soloists (ABS) Master Class Series at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (26 mar 2012)
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco California, US
“In collaboration with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, ABS presents three Master Classes during each concert season. All Master Classes are open to the public, and will take place in the Conservatory's Recital Hall. Admission is free and no tickets are required.“
Ten Competitors Also Chosen for Parkening Young Guitarist Competition
May 29-June 2, 2012, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
Malibu, CA, March 23 -- The world's preeminent classical guitar competition, the Parkening International Guitar Competition, has selected 15 standout competitors representing 10 countries to vie for the largest prize purse among guitar competitions when it is held at Pepperdine University Center for the Arts in Malibu, California, from Thursday, May 31, through Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Renowned guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening, the competition's namesake and artistic director, is Distinguished Professor of Music at Pepperdine's Seaver College. The competition honors his lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists as demonstrated by his mentor, Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia.
“La BourbonIn this course, we'll be learning Pécour's couple dance "La Bourbon", printed in Gaudrau's dance collection of 1712. We will also do co-ordination exercises and step-work, together with some contredanse for light relief!
From the latest “The English Concert” newsletter (23 mar 2012):
“The English Concert will hold a Gala Concert and Dinner at Drapers' Hall on
Thursday 29 November.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the concert will be directed by our founder and artistic director for 30 years, Trevor Pinnock CBE.email@example.com
(From the latest Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music Newsletter)
'Far from the tumult of arms'
Artistic Director Lindsay Kemp writes...
'My profession is very far from the tumult of arms and from the reasons of state that cause them to be taken up. When I mingle French airs with those of the Germans and the Italians, it is not in order to incite a war, but it is rather, perhaps, a prelude to the harmony of so many nations and to amiable peace.'
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