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(UK) Handel House Talent 2015-16 (Deadline: 22 May 2015)

Contributed by admin on May 12, 2015

"Handel House Museum is looking to recruit promising young baroque music performers at the start of their professional career for its next year-long programme. The museum and baroque specialist Laurence Cummings will select five singers and instrumentalists and one ensemble (maximum of 4 players including harpsichordist) with a particular interest in performing music from the baroque period." ...


(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices: "Celebration of 10 Years of Renaissance Music Making" (30-31 May, 6 June)

Contributed by admin on May 12, 2015

(From a recent SF Renaissance Voices news release)

San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) concert: "Our Favorite Things - A Celebration of 10 Years of Renaissance Music Making:  featuring works by Allegri, Byrd, Palestrina, Janequin, Josquin and others" ...


(US) Saturday morning quotes 5.2: Bach on lute or guitar

Contributed by admin on May 01, 2015

(From a recent "Unquiet Thoughts" newsletter)

"Today’s post summarizes a few thoughts and reactions after spending two days auditing Nigel North’s masterclasses for guitarists interested in Bach’s music for lute.  Nigel has for many years expressed strong reservations as to whether Bach’s music works at all for the 18th-century baroque lute, given the constraints of its odd tuning of d-minor.   ...


(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Article: "John Eliot Gardiner: Monteverdi is the Shakespeare of Music" (By Niels Swinkels, April 22, 2015)

Contributed by admin on Apr 30, 2015

"For the better part of a half century, English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner has been one of the leading forces in the early music revival. Growing up in a family where, every day after meals, he sang Bach motets with his parents and siblings ...


(UK) London Festival of Baroque Musique 2015 Fundraiser -- Appeal (matching deadline May 15th)

Contributed by admin on Apr 30, 2015

(From a recent LFBM newsletter)

"In this our first year without sole sponsorship from Lufthansa German Airlines some wonderful people have helped us raise an incredible £119,000 in order to bring leading artists from around the globe here to London.

But we still have the final £6,000 to raise – which is where you (and our Singing Nightingale appeal) come in! ...


(US) Bach Collegium San Diego Concert: "A Tale of Two Cities: Paris and Rome" (8-9 May 2015)

Contributed by admin on Apr 30, 2015

San Diego’s premiere early music performance ensemble, concludes its 12th season with “A Tale of Two Cities: Paris and Rome,” featuring Giacomo Carissimi’s oratorio Jephte and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s miniature tragédie en musique, Actéon. Performances are May 8 & 9, 2015. ...


(US) Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Program (Summer Workshop, 14-23 Aug 2015) (4 May 2015 Application Deadline)

Contributed by admin on Apr 28, 2015

Location: formerly held in Vancouver August 14 through August 23, 2015 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, US

"This summer TCEMF (Twin Cities Early Music Festival)  joins forces with the Baroque Instrumental Program in offering advanced students and young professionals unique opportunities to study and perform with some of the world’s most respected international artists in early music. Held at the University of Minnesota School of Music, this program provides world-class instruction in a new venue. ...


(US) Folger Shakespeare Library: Myths About Shakespeare (Podcast, 22 April 2015)

Contributed by admin on Apr 27, 2015

(From a recent Folger Shakespeare Library newsletter.)

"Even if you’re not a Shakespeare scholar, there are things you have learned about Shakespeare and his plays throughout your life – that it’s bad luck to say the name of “the Scottish play” or that Shakespeare hated his wife.  Are any of these stories true?  And whether they are or not, what do they tell us about previous eras, and our own? ...

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