Le Jardin Secret was announced as the winner of the 12th Early Music Network Young Artists Competition on Saturday 14th July 2007 by Ashley Solomon, Chairman of the Competition Judges.
Le Jardin Secret – comprising soprano Elisabeth Dobbin; Romina Lischka viola da gamba, Sofie Vanden Eynde theorbo and David Bluden harpsichord - perform a wide range of seventeenth and eighteenth-century repertoire, exploring the possibilities of creative continuo playing and improvisation. Taking its name from the French metaphor for the heart, it performs music that is intimate and highly expressive. The members of the group were postgraduates at conservatories in Basel and The Hague and have worked with some of the most prestigious names in early music today.
The Competition, which takes place at the National Centre for Early Music in York, attracted young artists from as far afield as Australia, South Africa, Denmark, Europe, South America, Norway and of course from the UK. The winners received a cheque for £1,000 plus an invitation to return to the York Early Music Festival in 2008 and a variety of recording opportunities. ... "
See site for more details: National Centre for Early Music
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In the morning the WEKA conference will take place at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle’s Capitol Hill District. In the afternoon we will travel to Seattle’s Queen Anne District. The day’s activities (including brunch, lunch and hors d'oeuvres) are free to WEKA members. WEKA dues are $35 for a regular membership, $25 for a senior over 65 and $15 for a student. Nonmembers may participate in the day’s activities for $25. There will be an additional charge of $15 for students participating in a master class. " ...
Topic of the Acadey 2007
Buxtehude and the Meantone Organ
Dieterich Buxtehude 1637-1707
Deadline for application: Active participants May 20, observers June 15. Applications received before May 1st receive a 20 % discount.
See the website link below for more information:
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 8th International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music “Diego Fernández” will be held in Almería, Andalusia, from 11th through 13th October, as part of FIMTE 2007: the 8th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music. The festival shall feature both mainstream and fringe concerts as well as various courses and exhibitions. Proposals for papers are particularly encouraged in the following areas:
-Portuguese-Spanish musical relations during the 18th century with an emphasis on keyboard music and keyboard instruments.
- Domenico Scarlatti: the Sonatas, Performance Practices, Keyboard Instruments
- New research in Spanish keyboard music (16th through 18th century)
See the site for more information: http://www.fimte.org
Organ visiting - City tour - Concerts - Tango show and classes - Dinner - Wine tasting
Hotel accomodation - Ground transportation
Enjoy the beauties of Buenos Aires and its people...
A rare opportunity to experience the musical life and culture of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina by signing on to the Last Frontier Organ Tour this coming May 26-June 3, 2007
There be organs, of course some fantastic European instruments by Europe's finest builders among them Cavaille-Coll, Walcker, Serrasii. Early music concerts, a couple tango lessons, visits to the cultural monuments of that great city and a harpsichord recital are planned for Buenos Aires.
This is our sixth consecutive year that we are offering an international concert Cycle focused on early keyboard instruments such as the harpsichord, the spinet, the virginal, the muselaar, the fortepiano, and the historic organ.
For the 2007 Cycle, we have not yet the support to incloude of master classes, talks with musical examples and commented concerts, with the pourpose of better divulging the art of playing on period instruments. By now, we have just programmed some concerts scheduled already last year for this one, and will be anounced when confirmated. We are searching for people to join the team and colaborate with the management of the Cycle.
Sugested by many of the people who attended the formers editions, the Cycle will be supported by a $20 Contribution Bonus (argentine pesos = USD 7) for concerts. Like last year, we added the chance to support the Cycle as Benefactor or Protector, giving them admision free for two people to all events and the mention of them in printed programs, and an enhanced mention or advertisement for Sponsors. ... (more)
Direction – Pam MacKinnon
Leipzig, Germany, 1722: seven rival musicians jump at the chance to fill the most sought-after musical post in Europe: organmaster at Leipzig. Inspired by actual events, emerging playwright Itamar Moses has crafted a hilarious fugue of schemes and mayhem as each musician deliciously blackmails, bribes, and double-crosses to win the position. When Bach at Leipzig played at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater last season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said, “Imagine the Marx Brothers and Tom Stoppard collaborating on a play.” ...
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