(From a recent LFBM newsletter)
"The 2015 London Festival of Baroque Music is now over. The harpsichords have been carted away, the theorbos put back in their cases, and the sopranos gone for a well-earned lie down. The Friends’ Drinks cabinet has been locked up for another year, and everyone has had a chance to think about ‘non-baroque’ music for a little while. ...
(From a recent news release from Tafelmusik Orchestra)
"Toronto (Canada), June 10, 2015 ... Helen Polatajko, Chair of the Board of Directors of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, is delighted to announce the appointment of William Norris to the position of Managing Director. William comes to Tafelmusik from the one of the UK’s leading period music ensembles, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), where he is Communications & Creative Programming Director. ...
Location: Urbino, Italy
"This year we will offer new opportunities for all musicians, both amateurs and professionals. First of all we recommend the Choir course held by Alessandro Quarta, aimed at staging an outstanding program planned at the end of the course including concertato psalms and motets by Händel, Scarlatti, Bencini and other wonderful unknown works." and ...
Location: Chichester University, Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester, PO19 6PE
Booking period extended!
"With 1815 as a pivotal year for dance in Europe, this course will explore the lively and sociable ballroom around 1815 with leading experts of dance and music: Anne Daye, Stuart Marsden & Chris Green. ..." The workshop includes dance courses and musicians courses.
(From the latest Concerto Romano newsletter)
Concerto Romano announces its summer destination or more aptly described as a tour. Here are the details of their interesting destinations in Europe:
- Rome 8 June 2015
- Styriarte (Austria) 13 July 2015
- Herrenchiemsee Festspiele (Germany) 15 July 2015
- RheinVokal (Germany) 19 July 2015
- Stift Altenburg (Austria) 15 August 2015
Apple makes news this week announcing its new streaming service called "Apple Music". Apple now joins the growing list of businesses offering online streaming of their music catalogues. How does this matter to the audiophiles in the world of classical music is taken up by Martin Cullingford in ...
(From the latest newsletter from Harmonia Early Music)
"Bach mentored over 80 students not the least of them his own sons. Bach’s very last student though was one he taught on his deathbed: Johann Gottfried Müthel. ...
"To celebrate Stile Antico’s tenth anniversary as a professional ensemble, Harmonia Mundi has released this special compilation of music drawn from the group’s first nine recordings. The twelve members of the group have each chosen a single track, and written ...
(From a recent email from Frank Mento)
"Here is an online harpsichord method for children and even all beginners! It was while teaching harpsichord in Education Action Zones (UK), or in Affirmative Action Areas (USA), that I noticed that a great effort still remained necessary to make the learning of this instrument accessible. The goal of this method is to favorize in a pleasant manner the learning and localization of the most commonly played notes, motor skills, as well as hand coordination and displacement by way of Basso Continuo, Diminutions, Articulations and Sight-reading. ...
Early Music America (EMA) announces this year's recipient of the "Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship" Award 2015 to Ama Winter, flautist and scholar. The award is offered to "outstanding and highly-motivated (and possibly unconventional) young performer of medieval music who ...
(FR) La Compagnie du Globe Ardèche Workshop: Opera "Ercole Amante" by Francesco Cavalli (1662) (20-27 Aug 2015)
La Compagnie du Globe Ardèche offers a workshop on the production and staging of the opera "Ercole Amante" by Francesco Cavalli (1662) in August. Faculty include ...
"Last year, ARTE Concert celebrated the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. Born under Louis XIV in 1683, two years before Bach and Handel, ...
For its next CD release of the Bandenburg Concertos, La Simphonie du Marais – Hugo Reyne has posted to the KissKissBankBank crowd funding site. They hope to have to CD released sometime in the Fall of 2015 ...
Here is the latest news from the BEMF:
"The 2015 Boston Early Music Festival is almost here! This week-long, biennial event - with opera, concerts, the world-famous Exhibition, and so much more - opens on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out ...
"A Renaissance Summer School Master Class for advanced players. You can register only if you did take part in the Renaissance week. Join our truely international faculty to explore the art of diminutions: ...
"Finally - there it is! A Renaissance Music Summer School for advanced players and professional Musicians in a wonderful little pocket of Northern Germany. A truely international faculty will help you to explore the most famous tunes from the 16th century: "Doulce Memoire - Anchor che col partire - Vestiva i colli - Susanne Ung Jour" ...
"The Summer Texas Toot offers a one-week program of classes at all levels, focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music, but with offerings for Medieval and 21st century enthusiasts as well. Expert instructors in recorder, viol, lute, harp, and voice will tend to young professionals, seasoned amateurs, and eager beginners with equal care. ...
"Jerome Salord, the artistic director of the Festival La Tour Passagère, chose this wooden tower, which is inspired by places where one was at the theatre in Shakespeare's time. In this serene space, the public makes a circle around artists who are always close, no matter where it is placed, ...
Recently there have been hot debates on the use of supertitles in opera houses, and, more in particular, whether they have helped grow audience or whether they have affected negatively the original intent of opera being rooted in music. In the following two articles, Fred Plotkin and Cori Ellison present their arguments ...
Location: Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is "thrilled to be hosting the 17th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music in July 2016. Since it began in the 1980s the conference has become a renowned and widely recognised musicological event, focusing on all aspects of Baroque music and providing a platform for both long established and emerging scholars. ...
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