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(FR) 21e édition, l'Académie baroque européenne d'Ambronay (5-25 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

"For its 21th edition, the European Baroque Academy of Ambronay will be under the direction of Enrico Onofri.

Violinist and conductor Enrico Onofri, also recognized throughout Europe for his teaching skills, has envisioned a summer program around 3 violins concertos magnifying the virtuosity of this instrument. It will combine works of Italian composers of early Baroque period with those of the pillars of later German repertoire. The highlight, a beautiful concerto by Vivaldi and the unforgettable Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach. ...


(FR) eeemerging Emerging European Ensembles

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

"The process set in place by the ‘eeemerging’ project aims to increase equality in the options open to young ensembles, give them excellent working conditions along with support and organisation for their projects, and help them to confront the realities of the early music market in Europe. ...


(US) The 2015 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy (7-16 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco California, US

"The 2015 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy is a celebration of Bach’s French contemporaries and the splendid music of the extravagant court at Versailles.

Artistic and Music Director Jeffrey Thomas will conduct masterworks by Couperin, Rameau, Rebel, and others, including Marin Marais’ spectacular opera Sémélé, presented complete for the first time outside of Europe.  ...


(UK) DanceBooks.co.uk New Arrivals: Early Dance DVD's

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

(From a recent DanceBooks.co.uk newsletter)

"We've just received a delivery of modern dance and early dance DVDs produced by Dance Horizons. Most of the recordings are old, sometimes as many as 40 or 50 years, so by today's standards the picture quality is poor. But if you can cope with this there are some fascinating things included, both performance, technique, and interviews ..."


(ES) University of Zaragoza Summer Course: " Introduction to Orchestral Practice Through Historical Perspective" (27-31 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 01, 2015

Location: University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Aragon ES

"Aimed for advanced string instrumentalists (minimum level professional degree instrument), interested in expanding and/or further understanding  violin, viola, cello, bass, plucked strings and harpschord along historical lines.

The course objective is to approach in a practical way, through the orchestral repertoire, the various aspects that the interpretation of the music before 1800 required today. ...


(FR) Orpheon Foundation: Orpheon Courses 2015 (Three Sessions: 10-14 Aug; 21-28 Aug; 30 Aug - 8 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 30, 2015

Locations:
SAINTE-RHEMY-EN-BOSSES  Valle D’Aosta, Italy (10-14 Aug)
CASTELLO MANSERVISI, Porretta Termi (Bologna,) Italy (21-28 Aug)
CASTELLO DI DUINO, Duino, Italy  (30 Aug - 8 Sep)

"May we invite you to join us for some very stimulating courses in Early Music in some of the most spectacular settings one can imagine? These courses, geared for professional and amateur alike, offer a pedagogically well balanced program of technique classes, master classes and ensemble playing. Another important feature of the Orpheon courses is the possibility - unique in the world - of playing on the original violas da gamba and violins, violas and violoncellos from 1560 to 1800 of the Vazquez Collection, which  ...


(CA) 2015 CAMMAC Summer Program (28 Jun - Aug 16 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 30, 2015

* Late news item *

Location: 85, chemin CAMMAC, Harrington, Québec J8G 2T2

"Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced musician, and no matter what your age, our outstanding teachers will help you take that next step in your musical journey. Early Music, Broadway, Jazz, Chamber Music, Celtic Music, Choir, Orchestra, etc. Pick your week! ...


(CA) 2015 CAMMAC Summer Program (28 Jun - Aug 16)

Contributed by admin on Jun 30, 2015

* Late news item *

Location: 85, chemin CAMMAC, Harrington, Québec J8G 2T2

"Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced musician, and no matter what your age, our outstanding teachers will help you take that next step in your musical journey. Early Music, Broadway, Jazz, Chamber Music, Celtic Music, Choir, Orchestra, etc. Pick your week! ...


(UK) Pro Corda Chamber Music Courses: "Conservatoire Baroque" (29 Aug - 2 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 30, 2015

Location:  Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4TD

"Pro Corda is pleased to announce the launch of a new course for post 18 study within its existing Conservatoire series which will be directed by Professor of Baroque Flute at the Royal College of Music, Rachel Brown. The course will explore the rich eighteenth century chamber music of the Baroque era for students at any music conservatoire or university.  ...


(IT) Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) Release: Francesco Antonio Pistocchi Scherzi musicali [op. II] - Duetti e terzetti, op. III Edizione critica

Contributed by admin on Jun 27, 2015

"The volume presents the first modern edition of all the vocal print of the famous singer and composer Francesco Antonio Pistocchi (1659-1726), founder of one of the first schools of Italian song. The book includes a broad biography of the musician as well as the critical edition of  the lyrics and music ...


(ES) III International Baroque and Renaissance Dance Course (6-10 July 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 27, 2015

For dancers, musicians & amateurs
Italian Renaissance with  Bruna Gondoni.
French Baroque with  Nick Nguyen and Teresa Alves.
Spanish Dance of the "Siglo de Oro" with  Mª José Ruiz Mayordomo.
Castanets  with  Ludovica Mosca

ITALIAN RENAISSANCE with Bruna Gondoni   Elementary level : Cascarda  “Chiara Stella “from Il Ballarino by M.Fabrizio Caroso . “ Ballo fatto da 6 cavalieri “ from Le Gratie d'Amore by C.Negri   Middle –advanced level:  “Canario: variazioni “by C. Negri coreography by Bruna Gondoni with music of Lorenzo Allegri.  “ Bassa Gioiosa “ by M.Stefano from Le Gratie d'Amore by C.Negri  , and/or:“Gagliarda di Spagna“ from Nobiltà di Dame by M.Fabrizio Caroso. ...


(UK) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Baroque String Playing Resources Pages

Contributed by admin on Jun 27, 2015

"Welcome to our Baroque String Playing resource pages. They have been compiled by the National Centre for Early Music, working alongside string players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and have been made possible by funding from Youth Music.

The resources have been written by Cathryn Dew (NCEM) and Cecelia Bruggemeyer (OAE), and feature Helen Kruger (violin), Nicholas Logie (viola), Ruth Alford ('cello) and Joe McHardy (harpsichord). ...


(UK) Jane Austen Festival (11-20 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 27, 2015

Location: Bath, UK

"The 2015 Jane Austen Festival – Ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath ..." Not only of searching for Mr. Darcy, the Jane Austen Festival is of ten days of dance and of music. ...


(US) The Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition (22-24 March 2016) (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Contributed by admin on Jun 24, 2015

Historical Keyboard Society of North America

"NOTE DATE CHANGE -- The Eighth International Mae and lrving Jurow Harpsichord Competition, Historical Keyboard Society of North America, March 22-24, 2016 (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!), Oberlin College, Ohio. Finals will be completed and awards will be announced on the evening of Thursday, March 24.  ...


(PL) Viola Organista -- Leonardo da Vinci's Genius at Work

Contributed by admin on Jun 23, 2015

"Designed more than 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci, was never built in his lifetime. ... Built in Krakow, Poland in 2009-2012 by Sławomir Zubrzycki." Have a peek at this wonderful instrument that is often times on tour and being performed ...


(SE) eClassical CD Release: "C.P.E. Bach – Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 30" (10 Jun 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 20, 2015

(From a recent eClassical newsletter)

"Besides his more than 150 sonatas, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach also composed a large number of single-movement pieces for solo keyboard. Some of these were published in collections, beginning with the Probestücke (Study Pieces) of 1753, included on Volume 22 in this series (BIS-1762). On the present disc Miklós Spányi presents three other sets intended  ...


(ES) Spanish Ministry of Culture Prize Award: "The Golden Age of violin making in Spain" (Jorge Pozas)

Contributed by admin on Jun 20, 2015

(From a recent newsletter article)

"We’re happy to share with you that “The Golden Age of Violin Making in Spain” is the 2015 Winner of the “Third Prize” in the Art Books section of the Best Edited Book Awards organised by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. ...


(AT) 39th Innsbruck Festival of Early Music (14 Jul - 28 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 19, 2015

"... Improvisation is the main theme of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. The “stylus phantasticus” thus becomes the focus of attention. The style was highly influential for both composing and free musical performance.  ...


(CZ) Festival Opera Barocca 2015 (14 Aug - 6 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 19, 2015

(From a recent Opera Barocca newsletter)

Online ticket purchases are now open for the Festival Opera Barocca 2015.  "This year for the fifth year in succession the otherwise silent Courtyard of the Clam-Gallas Palace will light up in the middle of August with the magical atmosphere of the Baroque stage, which may come across as something mysterious or exotic, but can generate fascination and emotions, and provide an unforgettable experience for all visitors of any age. ...


(UK) The Guardian Article: "I'm an artist and I've received grants ..." (Zoë Coombs Marr, 18 Jun 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 19, 2015

Not of early music, but, still a good commentary on the state of an artist's mind with regards to funding of the arts.

"Want to know what I do with all that money?  ...


(UK) London Festival of Baroque Music (LFBM) 2015 ~ Thanks All

Contributed by admin on Jun 11, 2015

(From a recent LFBM newsletter)

"The 2015 London Festival of Baroque Music is now over. The harpsichords have been carted away, the theorbos put back in their cases, and the sopranos gone for a well-earned lie down. The Friends’ Drinks cabinet has been locked up for another year, and everyone has had a chance to think about ‘non-baroque’ music for a little while. ...


(CA) Tafelmusik: Administrative Leader Announcement (10 Jun 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 11, 2015

(From a recent news release from Tafelmusik Orchestra)

"Toronto (Canada), June 10, 2015 ... Helen Polatajko, Chair of the Board of Directors of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, is delighted to announce the appointment of William Norris to the position of Managing Director. William comes to Tafelmusik from the one of the UK’s leading period music ensembles, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), where he is Communications & Creative Programming Director. ...


(IT) 47th Early Music and Dance Course in Urbino (19-28 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 09, 2015

Location: Urbino, Italy

"This year we will offer new opportunities for all musicians, both amateurs and professionals. First of all we recommend the Choir course held by Alessandro Quarta, aimed at staging an outstanding program planned at the end of the course including concertato psalms and motets by Händel, Scarlatti, Bencini and other wonderful unknown works." and ...


(UK) Dancing Around 1815 with Stuart Marsden, Isabel Suri, Anne Daye (24 Jul - 1 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 09, 2015

Location: Chichester University, Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester, PO19 6PE

Booking period extended!

"With 1815 as a pivotal year for dance in Europe, this course will explore the lively and sociable ballroom around 1815 with leading experts of dance and music: Anne Daye, Stuart Marsden & Chris Green.  ..." The workshop includes dance courses and musicians courses.


(IT) A ROMAN SUMMER 2015 with CONCERTO ROMANO

Contributed by admin on Jun 09, 2015

(From the latest Concerto Romano newsletter)

Concerto Romano announces its summer destination or more aptly described as a tour. Here are the details of their interesting destinations in Europe:

  • Rome 8 June 2015
  • Styriarte (Austria) 13 July 2015
  • Herrenchiemsee Festspiele (Germany) 15 July 2015
  • RheinVokal (Germany) 19 July 2015
  • Stift Altenburg (Austria) 15 August 2015

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