Location: Conservatory of Music, San Francisco CA, US
“The American Bach Soloists bring the 2011-12 season to a close with an extraordinary array of performances, recitals, lectures, master classes, and colloquia during the annual AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS FESTIVAL & ACADEMY. Held July 12-22, 2012, at San Francisco’s elegant and spacious Conservatory of Music, the 11-day music festival presents twenty-three exciting events. As one of the world’s newest Bach festivals and the first of its kind in San Francisco, the American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy has become a major attraction on the summer music calendar, joining America's other great Bach Festivals in Carmel CA, Eugene OR, and Bethlehem PA. … ”
(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)
“11 JUNE 2012 (TORONTO, ON) — Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is delighted to announce the June 19 release of Beethoven For All, a two-CD compendium of some of the composer’s best known and beloved works. Comprised of selections from the symphonies, piano sonatas and piano concertos, all works are performed and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, whom The Times has described as, “…one of the few musicians in the world today who could accurately be described as legendary.”
In keeping with the spirit of Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which is comprised of musicians from a variety of Mideast countries, the Canadian release of Beethoven For All is accompanied by a celebratory concert comprised of Canadian musicians from all corners. UMC, Decca, Classical 96, L’Atelier Grigorian and Lippert Music have banded together to sponsor a search for 12-15 musicians, amateur or semi-professional, any age and any instrument, to perform a selection by Beethoven. …
Book Launch: “Off The Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing” by Neal Peres da Costa
Location: Recital Hall East and Atrium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney AU
“Some of us have very, very busy recently (in fact, for the past few years)...Neal, our wonderful keyboard specialist - harpsichord, fortepiano, historic pianoforte - has a very special event coming up soon that we would like to tell you all about. We hope you may be able to come along, hear all about his new book, and hear Neal with Ironwood putting some of the book into practice with a bit of Brahms. This is the book, the research & the musician that is informing Ironwood's performances in music of the mid-late 19th century German repertoire. A very special & historic - maybe even hip - evening... “
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