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(CA) Tafelmusik Concert: "Purcell & Carissimi" (06-10 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA

"Superb soloists – Suzie LeBlanc and Charles Daniels – join our choir and orchestra to take you on a journey to baroque London and Rome, two leading centres of creativity in the 17th century. We visit Purcell’s London and enjoy a rich selection of airs, songs, and choruses from “the English Orpheus.” We also travel to Rome to hear works by its most celebrated composer, Giacomo Carissimi: the splendid polychoral Beatus Vir, and the intimate and deeply moving setting of the biblical story of Jephtha and his daughter. ..."


(CA) Tafelmusik Winter Institute Billet Hosts Needed

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

Location: Toronto Ontario, CA

"From January 5-11, 2014, Tafelmusik will be hosting its Winter Institute, a 1-week intensive training programme for experienced period players. Most of the musicians selected to participate in the Tafelmusik Winter Institute are travelling to Toronto from cities in North America and Europe, and need places to stay.


(AU) Jane Austen Festival Australia 2014 (10-13 Apr 2014)

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

Location: Canberra, Australia

"Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves in everything Regency - including dancing, music, food, games, archery, fencing, theatre, promenades, grand balls, talks, workshops, costumes and books. This festival is now a regular part of the ACT Heritage Festival and Australian Heritage Week. Since its inception in 2008 this little festival has blossomed into one of the most delightful four days anyone could experience each April in an old and beautiful part of Canberra, the Federal capital of Australia. ..."


(UK) Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition 2013 (7-9 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2013

Location: Greenwich London, UK

Reminder that: “The 2013 Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition takes place from Thu 7 - Sat 9 November. Complementing the world's largest exhibition of early musical instruments is an exciting programme of concerts …


(US) Real Clear Arts Blog: "Choose Your Tools To Explore Gothic Ivories"

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2013

" ... It was, probably, the little figures not the ivory they were made of that drew interest, but I thought of them when I learned recently about a project at the Courtauld Institute in London — in a task begun in 2008, it’s cataloging all known ivory sculptures made made in Western Europe ca. 1200-ca. 1530, as well as neo-Gothic pieces, and the other day it added 700 pieces to the online database. This created a mini-storm of interest. ...


(DE) Tree Edition October Newsletter

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2013
The DANZIG LUTE BOOK (Danzig [Gdansk] tablature 4022)

"is a collection of early seventeenth century lute music of Gdansk provenance, now kept in Berlin. This tablature was lost during the Second World War. Unexpectedly, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the resulting political changes, this manuscript was revealed to be in the collection of the Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in East Berlin: it turned out that during the war part of the Gdansk library collection was taken to Moscow, and from there the whole collection was transferred to the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in the 1950s...


(UK) Wigmore Hall Series Spring 2014 (Jan-Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2013

Location: Wigmore Hall, London UK

January to March 2014 Concerts – On Sale Now

Wigmore Hall is delighted to announce that the Wigmore Spring 2014 Series is now open for public booking, with many exciting events to look forward to over the coming months. Of note, early music concerts performed by Elias String Quartet, L’Arpeggiata Baroque (residency), Les Talens Lyrique. …”


(AU) Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy: "Dancing With the Masters" (23 Nov 2013 -- 08 Feb 2014)

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2013

Location: Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy studio in Yarralumla, Canberra, AU

“… You may not recognise these men, but they are responsible for some of the most influential books on dance ever written. You’ll have a rare chance to hold originals of these books and enjoy dances from them (and from many other books and manuscripts that survive from between 1450 and 1760) in a series of 10 Saturday mornings classes running from 9:30am to 12:15 from Sat. 23 November to Sat. 8 February (skipping only the Saturday of the Christmas Carol Ball and the Saturday between Christmas & New Year). …


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "Dowland's Europe: The Winds of Change" (07 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 03, 2013

Location:  15th Century Library of the Fabbri Mansion, 7 East 95th Street. New York NY, US

“Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the great English composer, the great American lutenist, Hopkinson Smith, performs a program of Dowland and his contemporaries, featuring selections from the 1611 publications Premier Livre of Robert Ballard, Il Libro Primo d’Intavolatura di Lauto of Girolamo Giovanni Kapsberger, and Dowland's Varietie of Lute Lessons, published in 1610. …


(UK) Handel House: "The Italian Connection Recorder Workshop" (9 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 03, 2013

Location: Handel House, 25 Brook St  Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, UK

“Tickets are still available at £25 and scores will be provided in advance. Please note that this workshop is suitable for players over 16 and of Grade 5 or above.

This month Lisete da Silva returns to lead a recorder workshop on Saturday 9 November. …

 


(UK) Handel House "Brook Street News" Newsletter

Contributed by admin on Nov 03, 2013

From a recent “Brook Street News” newsletter (01 Nov 2013)

Catch up on events being held at Handel House; the Brook Street News newsletter highlights events being held at Handel House as well as other local and international events. You will not be disappointed of the music events …


(US) Bach Society Houston: "Leipzig's St. Thomas Boys Choir next weekend!" (9-10 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 03, 2013

Location:  Stude Concert Hall in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Houston Texas, US

From a recent Bach Society Houston newsletter:

Bach Society Houston will present two concerts by the renowned St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) of Leipzig, Germany on November 9 and 10. Forty boys aged 10 - 18 years will perform along with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Georg Christoph Biller, Thomaskantor. …


(US) Smithsonian Magazine: "We Might Soon Know What Ancient Greek Music Actually Sounded Like"

Contributed by admin on Nov 03, 2013
“… as time marches on, history can lose the records of what that music sounded like. Take the Greeks for example. We can see the stadiums and buildings they played music in. But we don’t really know what it sounded like …


(BE) Leuven Fringe Festival III (16-17 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 03, 2013

Location: M - Museum Leuven, Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven

In 2013 Capilla Flamenca organises the third "Leuven Fringe Festival".
This year the festival will take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November in the "fringes" of the exhibition Michiel Coxcie, the Flemish Rafaël, curated from 31 October 2013 until 23 February 2014 in Museum M, Leuven.


(UK) Florilegium, Wigmore Hall (Opera Today Review by Claire Seymour)

Contributed by admin on Nov 03, 2013
“At the heart of this Wigmore Hall recital were two sacred vocal works for solo countertenor and small instrumental forces, recently recorded by Florilegium and Robin Blaze


(US) Baroque Band: Under the Influence

Contributed by baroqueband on Oct 21, 2013

Under the Influence!

British conductor and harpsichordist Ian Watson guides you on an intoxicating tour of music by composers who left their home country for pastures new. Watson, formerly Director of Music at St James Church, Piccadilly, London, is Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Worcester, MA, and principal keyboard with the Handel and Haydn Society.
 


(CA) Tafelmusik Returns to Newly Renovated Trinity-St. Paul Centre

Contributed by admin on Oct 03, 2013
“Toronto, September 25, 2013 … Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra makes its highly-anticipated return to Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall October 3 to 6, following the completion of Phase One of an ambitious $3 million project to revitalize its home performance venue. German/Argentinian violinist Manfredo Kraemer is Tafelmusik’s guest director for these subscription concerts entitled Baroque Austria, and the programme will be repeated on Oct. 8 at George Weston Recital Hall. …


(BE) il Gardellino: New CD Release "Solo Cantatas for Bass"

Contributed by admin on Oct 03, 2013

From a recent il Gardellino newsletter news item:

il Gardellino announces the release of their latest CD recording “Solo Cantatas for Bass”.

BWV 82, 158, 56, 203
il Gardellino & Dominik Wörner (Bass)


(US) TEMP Goes to the Opera: Aires and Arias from the 16th to the 18th Centuries (21-22 September)

Contributed by admin on Sep 22, 2013

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austing TX, US

TEMP (Texas Early Music Project):

“Experience the beauty, brilliance, and passion that the best composers from Italy, France, and England instilled in opera, from its intimate beginnings in the late 16th century through the High Baroque virtuosity of Handel. Opening night only: a special appearance by countertenor Ryland Angel.  …”


(US) Unquiet Thoughts: "Saturday morning quotes 3.19: Singing with the lute"

Contributed by admin on Sep 22, 2013
“Since our area of musical specialization is lute songs circa 1500 – now, we tend to think and converse a great deal about the subject.  For us, creating the ideal balance of voice and instrument is just as natural as carrying on a conversation between intelligent, collaborative, empathetic individuals with a mutual goal in mind. …


(US) October 16th Launches Clarion Orchestra Series (16 Oct 2013)

Contributed by admin on Sep 22, 2013

Location: Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, New York, NY US

“On Wednesday, October 16th, Clarion opens its 2013-14 season and the inaugural Clarion Orchestra Series at Park Avenue Christian Church with a program of works that range from the surprisingly unknown to the long-celebrated.

Under the direction of artistic director Steven Fox, the Orchestra begins with Franz Joseph Haydn’s ‘Overtura Covent Garden’, an exhilarating yet underperformed work dating from Haydn’s happy and rewarding London years that also produced some of his most beloved symphonies.

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