(CA) Toronto Consorts Concert: "Navidad: Christmas Music from Latin America and Spain" (13-14-15 Dec 2013)
Location: Trinity-St. Paul Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto ON, CA
"We like to say this is the liveliest Christmas concert in town! As featured on our recent CD Navidad on the Marquis label, we bring you a fiesta of early music from the Spanish-speaking nations on both sides of the Atlantic, with harp, guitars, percussion, winds, keyboards and voices. ..."
Location: Rochefort (17), Théâtre de la Coupe d’OR, FR
- Anonyme (c.1490) : « Rodrigo Martinez », (Villancico, Cancionero de Palacio, c.1490)
- Juan del Encina (1468-c.1529) : Air « Triste Espana sin ventura » (Villancico, Cancionero de Palacio, 1504)
- Diego Ortiz (1510-1570) : Recercada segunda (Trattado de Glosas, 1553), Violoncelle et basse continue
- Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde (1595-1638) : Canzona (1638), Flûte et basse continue
- Diego Ortiz (1510-1570) : Recercada ottava sobre la Folia (Trattado de Glosas, 1553), Violoncelle et basse continue ...
(CA) Spiritus Ensemble ~ Kenneth Hull, Conductor Concert: "Bach Vespers Series 2013-2014" (1-2 Dec. 2013)
Bach Vespers for Advent
1 Dec ~ St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Duke & Water Streets, Kitchener ON, CA
Join the Spiritus Ensemble for another concert in their "Back Vespers Series 2013-2014".
Bach, Cantata 61, 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'
Buxtehude, 'Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm'
Schütz, 'O lieber Herre Gott, weeke uns auf'
Location: Cadogan Hall, London, UK
"Cadogan Hall is the setting for a festive evening of carols and Christmas music sung by The Bach Choir, featuring choral favourites, carols for all, and accompaniment from our special guests, London City Brass. This year’s concert features the winning entry in the The Times Christmas Carol Competition 2013, which will be chosen by our Musical Director David Hill, The Times’ Chief Music Critic Richard Morrison and The Times’ Assistant Editor Andrew Riley."
(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players News: "WLU Music Students Chosen for New Baroque Mentorship Program" (26 Nov 2013)
Location: Waterloo Ontario, CA
(From a recent article in the Kitchener-Waterloo "The Record" newspaper (by Valerie Hill))
""The idea, it just came to me," said Baumgartel, a violinist with Nota Bene and an instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University. "Our job in Nota Bene will be to provide a platform for them to play things they don't get a lot of opportunity to play at school."
For this inaugural program, Baumgartel invited two Laurier students, though future mentorships will be open to any music student. ...
Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway, and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment
Location: The Bissel Room, Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York NY, US
Jessica Gould, soprano & Tony Boutté, tenor
Members of the Sebastians: Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord & leader
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould
Featuring Campbell Scott as Thomas Jefferson, Melissa Errico as Maria Cosway, and Kathleen Chalfant as the narrator
“Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the Jefferson/Cosway correspondence brims with exquisite music and eloquent prose, …
Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA
"Described as “Mozart reincarnated” and “a prince of the fortepiano,” Kristian Bezuidenhout joins Tafelmusik in his long-awaited Toronto debut. A frequent guest with the world’s leading baroque orchestras and renowned for his stellar recordings of Mozart’s keyboard works, Mr. Bezuidenhout takes centre stage in two virtuosic Mozart piano concertos – K.413 and K.271 "Jenamy" – and leads the orchestra in an exploration of the music of Bach’s sons ..."
Location: Monaco, chapelle de la Visitation
Holiday concert sponsored by the "Affaires culturelles de la Principauté".
"Les Symphonies des Noëls" from Michel-Richard Delalande were played in the "chapelle du Roi Louis XV" Christmas eve."
Location: Saint-Germain en Laye (78), théâtre Alexandre Dumas, FR
"This programme renders hommage not only to Charpentier but also to Molière and his love of music. Abandonned by Lully, Molière, near the end of his life, turns to Marc-Antoine Charpentier at the start of his career. From forced "Mariage" and of "La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas", to "Sicilien" passing by the imaginary "Malade". La Simphonie du Marais • Hugo Reyne give us appreciation of all talented measures of registers from Charpentier as diverse as those of the pastorale, the farce, of amourous dialogue or parodic entertainment."
"This hour, we’ll spend time with composers who played and loved to write for the bass instruments—those you can’t fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane! ...
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