£12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338;
Thursday 25 June, 7.30pm
The National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church,
Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
In November, Le Mercure will debut its two new programs in Mexico City! For more information, please visit our website at http://www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com
About Le Mercure: Inspired by the 'Paris' Quartets of G.Ph. Telemann, the ensemble Le Mercure was formed in the Netherlands. With an international core of members and a wide palette of instrumental colors, we are able to concentrate on music written in a true quartet style as well as trio sonatas for two melody instruments and continuo. The quartet, however, is our starting point and remains as our main focus in concerts. Le Mercure has recorded multiple times for the Bavarian Radio of Germany, as well as given concert tours in Germany, The Netherlands, and Poland.The name Le Mercure was taken from various periodicals that existed in France during the 17th and 18th centuries, in which one often found reports of important musical performances of the time. It also refers to Mercury, the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology. We feel ourselves as messengers who wish to transmit the richness and beauty of music to our audience.
Booking is now open for the 2008 York Early Music Christmas Festival, which runs from 11th - 14th December.
Introductory workshop for beginners / false beginners. This workshop introduces to the basics of baroque dance style (17th-18th centuries). Try and dance selected sequences from well-known ballroom dances of the French court, like "Aimable Vainqueur" or "Gigue à deux" (= "Gigue de Roland")!
No previous knowledge required. No need to bring a partner.
Teacher: Alexander Fischer.
Date: September 27-28, 2008, Sat. 4-7pm, Sun 11am-2pm ...
"MARGARET F. HOOD, fortepiano and harpsichord designer and maker, died June 7, 2008. Margaret was born Nov. 19, 1937 in New York City and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. She graduated from The Greenwich Academy in 1954 and continued her education at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts where she pursued her interests in philosophy, religion and art. Upon graduation cum laude from Mt. Holyoke in 1958 Margaret continued the ...
The York Early Music Festival invites applications from young artists to take part in the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. The competition (which was previously held in association with the Early Music Network) will take place at the National Centre for Early Music from 16 - 18 July as part of the 2009 York Early Music Festival. ...
The festival opened on Friday night with “A Friendly Competition” in the form of rousing concerti by Handel and Vivaldi performed by the York Early Music Ensemble, which was directed from the violin by Katherine Moller. The soloists were Jonathan Addleman (harpsichord); Katherine Moller, Sari Tsuji, Angela Garwood, Sarah Liptay (violins); and Suzanne Bonnell-Burley (cello). ...
- Work at my workshop
- Build your own instrument
Professor Bill Mahrt, Directing
The Singers’ Retreat will present its' Autumn session on the weekend of October 18th and 19th, 2008, at the San Francisco Theological Seminary Conference Center in San Anselmo, Marin County, CA. Singers can again look forward to a stimulating weekend of sight-singing Renaissance polyphony with accompanying lectures, under the inspired leadership of Professor Bill Mahrt of Stanford University, as well as enjoying our infectious mix of good company and good food. ...
Renaissance Polyphony of the Iberian Peninsula
"In the magical year 1492, the foundation was laid for an unparallelled imperium that would dominate the world’s history for some 200 years.
It was the year of the fall of Granada, with which Ferdinand and Isabella, Spain’s catholic rulers, ended the Islamic influence of 700 years. It was also the year Cristóbal Colon discovered America.
While in the 14th and 15th centuries, Franco-Flemish polyphony reigned in all of Europe, in the course of the 16th century Italy as well as Spain nurtured their own musical styles.
Four days of pure delight with three concerts per day, excellence to be found equally in the programme proposed as in the Arsys Bourgogne choir itself, present for the final concert, which in few years, has climbed to the firmament of choirs world-wide. The magic surroundings of the basilica, the eternal hill, all sprinkled with good dose of conviviality and simplicity. ... "
Visit Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay website for more information and programme. (ed.)
30 years in the service of music and baroque dance, listening to all research, 30 years accompanying artists. And also 30 years of the International Academy of Ancient Music and Dance: thousands of artists for hundreds of concerts, students from all continents. A faithful public coming from upt to 75 french regions and 20 foreign countries.
Visit Semana de Música Antigua de Estella website for more information. (ed.)
"The NGO Association "Early Music in Jaroslaw" was founded in 1995. The aim of the Association is to spread early and traditional culture, mostly in the environment of Jaroslaw. Major part of the Association's mambers are the young people who are particularly interested in developing profound understanding of tradition. Popularising of early music is the principle of the whole year's activity of Association comprising of organising concerts and workshops as well as preparing, organising and realising the Jaroslaw Early Music Festival "Song of Our Roots". ...
"International Music Festival Summer Festivities of Early Music aims to enrich the cultural life of our time by performin music from past centuries. Initiates search of songs that so far have remained outside our horizon, or are not of such attention, what would deserve. ...
"The conference will be based in the Holywell Music Rooms, the oldest surviving purpose built concert hall in Europe. The Holywell Music Rooms, which are attached to Wadham College, were built in 1748 and Handel is among the many famous musicians and composers who have appeared here.
Two concerts will be given in association with the HMS Conference "Metals in Musical Instruments". Both will be held in the Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford. Tickets at £8 each, or £14 for both concerts, are available from Tickets Oxford, Tel 01865 305305 or online at www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford.
- The first concert, on Friday 12 September 2008 at 7.30pm, is introduced with a talk about the Music Room by John Melvin, and features a Harpsichord Recital and talk by Steven Devine.
- The second concert, on Saturday 13 September 2008 at 7.45 pm, features a Brass Concert and talk by Crispian Steele-Perkins, accompanied by Steven Devine. ...
Lectures – Musical Demonstrations – Special Exhibit – Concert
Faculty Harry van der Kamp (Bremen)
Recorders, Violin/Viola, Viola da gamba, Cello, Harpsichord/Clavichord
"In preparation for Haydn Year 2009, this year's Summer Academy focuses on small and large scale instrumental works by the genius and his contemporaries. From the single Sonata for Piano and Violin, the solo concertos to one of the late symphonies, the unbelievably colourful creations of themaster offer a wealth of material. A programme for the official closing concert with chamber and orchestral music will be prepared during the course week. There will also be dance training and training in body posture; this will provide an enriching element to the course by improving understanding of Haydn's music as well as the ability to cope with instrumental challenges. ...
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