News » Workshops/Festivals 2011
& Baroque Opera Project: Der geduldige Socrates
Auditions due April 15 (information will be posted shortly, e-mail your contact information and your instrument or voice range to info-AT-amherstearlymusic.org to be notified) One week of advanced classes and coachings in baroque music from the German-speaking lands. Masterclasses, chamber music, baroque orchestra, fully staged baroque opera.
“Mary Ann Kennedy explores the rich folk traditions of Quebec at the annual Chants de Vielles Festival in the tiny village of Calixa La Vallée. Its main stage, set up in a barn, hosts a performance by star a cappella group Les Charbonniers d'Enfer; Les Chauffeurs a Pied play for a barn dance; and trio Serre l'Ecoute lead the audience in some rousing anti-English songs from the eighteenth century.
December 2-5 2011, church squares of Alcantara, Bacabeira and San Luis, Maranhão, become the stage for music and dance of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
BEMF is delighted to present the Birmingham début of this award-winning Hyperion-label ensemble (Binchois Consort), and of its director, Andrew Kirkman, who takes over as Barber Professor of Music in Autumn 2012. This newly-devised programme is inspired by the beautiful Midlands alabaster sculpture in the Barber Institute, ‘The Coronation of the Virgin’. Fashioned from stone quarried in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, the sculptures functioned as the focus of religious devotion, the power of the prayers often being enhanced by being set to glorious music.
“Most kids are familiar with the violin, cello and piano. But have they ever heard their instrumental predecessors, a Baroque violin, viola da gamba, or harpsichord? …
A new festival is born. The 1st Festival Passions Baroques à Montauban will mark its début with three concerts in late October.
News from Philippe Leclant, Directeur du Festival de Maguelon that you may now view the concert of June 9th, 2011, filmed during the“28e Festival de musique à Maguelone”. The concert is performed by the Accordone Ensemble led by Guido Morini et Marco Beasley.
Are you planning on attending the Brighton Early Music Festival? The festival runs from the 21st October to 6th November, but before it even starts there are loads of workshops and events throughout September and October.
“The theme of 'Dance' has provided us with the perfect follow on the last year's 'Ritual'. It again allow us to look into the very origins of music and its place in human culture from the dawn of civilisation. Music and dance have always been intimately bound together -- each influencing the other -- throughout human history, and dance can be the physical expression of how music makes us feel, as well as being an integral part of how we have always enjoyed ourselves.
The Cambridge Handel Festival takes place next weekend! Four fantastic concerts, two talks, two services, an exhibition, a festival lunch and a guided walk of Baroque Cambridge. We very much hope to see you at one or more of these events – there may be tickets available at the door for most events, but there is still time to book online at www.CambridgeEarlyMusic.org.
Cambridge Early Music
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“Lindsay Kemp reflects on the 2011 Festival:
The Lufthansa Festival can go by in a bit of a blur, it has to be admitted. We spend a year getting ready for those eight busy days, and by the time they come around I'm already having to think hard about what to put on next year.
“Sorry for my tardiness on getting this summary out! There was some great stuff at BLEMF this year, here’s a summary of all the exciting things that happened over those five days!
“Each quarter, we offer a weekend course or Baroque music and dance revival, for anyone interested in music and dances of the Baroque era. You can participate in one or more weekend (s), each stage being independent of others.“
375 Years of Hanover as the Seat of Nobility: Music at the Courts of the Guelphs in Lower Saxony
North German Polychoral Music
Works by Michael Praetorius, Heinrich Schütz, and Matthias Weckmann
The Hannover Boys Choir & L'Arco Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Prof. Jörg Breiding
Heinrich Schütz in the 20th Century
Works by Heinrich Schütz, Kurt Thomas, Hugo Distler, and Ernst Pepping
North German Figuralchor, Musica Alta Ripa, conducted by Prof. Jörg Straube
FESTIVAL BAROQUE DE PONTOISE
7, place du Petit Martroy
“Push along with us the doors of this 26th edition and abandon yourselves to these beautiful promised nights.“
CAMBRIDGE EARLY MUSIC is pleased to announce details of our Handel Festival, which takes place on the weekend of 1-2 October 2011.
Bloomington, IN - August 1 - 5, 2011 (Monday - Friday)
“The International Natural Trumpet Making workshop, which has been held each year since 1993, in Bloomington, Indiana, and in various European locations, will be offered again during the week of August 1 - 5, 2011 at the Workshop of Seraphnoff Historical Instruments in Bloomington, Indiana.
“Imagine a romanesque Church, lost in the fields at the end of an unpaved road. You walk in, sit down and the lights dim, leaving you in candlelight. The music starts. This is the experience we invite you to come discover, where you can hear early music, performed in the spirit of the period in which it was composed, on original instruments or copies.
“This course is meant especially for professional musicians, music teachers, students and all music-makers who wish to widen their experience. You will receive much information on stylistic features, as well as advice on technical problems. Chamber music, Orchestra, lectures and concerts in the wonderful hall of the baroque castle of Zell/Pram.
“The Centro Studi e Ricerche Santa Giacinta Marescotti, a non-profit association of the town of Vignanello, promoting the third edition of the International Competition Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli, with the Artistic Direction of M° Sergio Casoy for the Lirycal Singing Section and Prof. Georgio Monari as Scientific Director for the Musicological Section.
The Western Baroque Music Festival will be held in Seattle, Washington August 7-13, 2011. The festival begins with a faculty concert at St. James Cathedral in downtown Seattle at 8 pm Sunday, August 7 and continues throughout the week with classes ending with a student concert on Saturday.
“Imagine idyllic days & nights in the magical redwood forest filled with all the music, dance, and good times you could possibly stand, and that's kind of close to what Lark's Music Celebration is like. You are free to take as many or as few of the workshops offered as you like; jam sessions 24 hours a day, big dances every evening.
“The Bach Music Festival of Canada will take place from July 11th to July 17th, 2011, in various venues in Exeter and the surrounding area of South Huron.
- Interpretation of the music of the 17th and 18th centuries the harpsichord and baroque flute
- Introduction to continuo ... and development ...
- Chamber music (flute, harpsichord and continuo)
- Programme to be agreed with the teachers by participants’ level of musicianship
(Gaudete!Festival Internazionale di Musica Antica)
May to November 2011
Concerts, masterclasses, seminars, workshops, exhibitions…
Each event held in different places, each one of great artistic interest throughout northern Piemonte, Italy
For more information visit http://www.gaudetefestival.it/Gaudete11/