A reminder of the very popular Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF). If you are considering attending some of the main events, you may consider purchasing your tickets ahead of the rush.
"Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Monteverdi with staged productions of his three survivng operas: Ulisse, Poppea, and Orfeo. Artistic Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Opera Director Gilbert Blin, and Orchestra Director Robert Mealy bring these iconic works to life with an all-star cast of singers and instrumentalists!
Location: Escuela de Música, Danza y Teatro – (Music, Dance and Drama School), C/ Eduardo Fajardo, 55 - 04721 El Parador, Roquetas de Mar - Almeria, ES
"The Ensemble Donaïres 4rth International Academy of Early Spanish Dance and Music and Flamenco at Roquetas de Mar proposes workshops with Ana Yepes on two early dance styles: Spanish xviith century dance and French Baroque dance in a Spanish style. This year we also propose two new workshops: Flamenco dance classes with Carmen Rubí and music classes to play for the dance, for instrument players or singers, with Ignacio Yepes and Gerardo Arriaga. ..."
(From a recent Musica Impulse Centre for Music newsletter)
"In 2015 the theme of the Laus Polyphoniae festival will be Petrus Alamire. In honour of the occasion, the International Young Artist’s Presentation will be renamed the International Petrus Alamire Lab. The focus will be placed on the musical oeuvre brought together by Petrus Alamire in the numerous manuscripts he created. ...
Festival Brillament Baroque
Location: Thoiry (Yvelines - France)
A meeting with passionate musicians
Workshop with Concerts..., Buffet and dinners-concerts
Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque intruments welcome! Chamber music, baroque orchestra, vocal ensemble, viola da gamba consorts, master classes with passionated teachers. ...
"A celebration of more than a millennium of music, through concerts, events, and happenings taking place simultaneously across Europe, the REMA European Day of Early Music is an official day for early music and a focal point for the promotion of the historical musical heritage in Europe. The first edition in 2013 took place under the patronage of Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission, while the second edition in 2014 was supported by UNESCO. ...
International Course on Medieval & Renaissance Music
Location: Morella, ES
MYSTICISM FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE
700th anniversary of the death of Raymond Lully (1232-1315/16)
500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
"The academic dimension of Capella de Ministrers is condensed with the realization of Early Music Morella. From tradition to cult music, combining musical practice with theory is created the International Course on Medieval and Renaissance Music Early Music Morella. A specialized course in the repertoire of the 10th to 16th centuries, in order to alleviate the shortage of specialized studies in this particular repertoire. ...
Location: Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Terreiro Dom João V, 2640 Mafra, Portugal
"Have you ever dreamt of playing in front of the King’s throne? Or in the Queen’s chambers? Hosted by the Oporto college of music (ESMAE) in collaboration with its Lisbon counterpart (ESML), the XII International Early Music Course ESMAE/ESML will take place in the beautiful National Palace in Mafra, Portugal. This magnificent monument, the greatest exponent of Portuguese baroque architecture, will host five days entirely devoted to music from the 16th to the 18th century. ...
(From a recent concert notice email from Andrew Collis)
From Prussia With Love
Andrew Collis Recorders; Ibi Aziz Bass Viol; Yat-Soon Yeo Harpsichord
Music by the Bach family, Telemann, Janitsch and the première of "In the Mind of a Butterfly" by Andy Meyers
News from Wilfrid Laurier University's Faculty of Music ...
Date: Feb 5/15
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Location: Maureen Forrester Recital Hall
Cost: Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students
Due to poor weather our Monday, February 2nd Tafelmusik concert will now take place on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 8pm in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall. ...
(From the latest Bach in the Subways newsletter)
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 Johann Sebastian Bach turns 330 years old.
1000's of musicians in dozens of countries around the world will offer his music to the public as a gift and as an invitation to further explore classical music.
Bach in the Subways is an INTERNATIONAL movement founded by cellist Dale Henderson to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers by generating public interest and excitement for the art form. Every year on March 21, Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday, musicians around the world celebrate Bach in the Subways Day by ...
(From a recent newsletter item from the LFBM -- formerly the "Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music")
The box office is open to take your calls or book online via our website ...
"Welcome to the London Festival of Baroque Music!
Those of you who have been with us in our previous guise as the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music will know that we value our programming themes highly, and it is with pride that we offer in our inaugural year a celebration of the feminine presence in Baroque music. It’s quite a subject and, as you’ll see in our programme, it has enabled us to invite our usual array of the world’s finest Baroque performers. ...
(News from a recent email from Andrew Collis)
"This versatile Duo perform on a variety of instruments in entertaining and informative programmes. Their repertoire ranges from Italian 14th Century Dances to Contemporary Music. ...
(From a recent newsletter from LIM)
Libreria Musicale Italian (LIM) announces the availability of its newest addition: "Il Farinelli Ritrovato" (edited by Luigi Verdi). Proceedings of the Conference of studies Bologna May 29, 2012 by Luigi Verdi) ...
(From the latest Harmonia Early Music January 9th newsletter)
"A 2014 Linn records release of the viol consort Phantasm and the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, is dedicated to the music of John Ward and his compositions for voices and viols. ...
(From the latest Nota Bene Baroque Players Newsletter)
News from the Nota Bene Baroque Players ~ Julie Baumgartel, Artistic Director (NBBP) of its upcoming concert line-up in January 2015:
"In Search of Beauty" (Jan. 11th): "Featuring works for 2 and 3 solo parts, and even an oboe concerto! We will hear some of the finest instrumental music from Albinoni, Uccellini, Corelli, Biber, Buonamente, Fux and Buxtehude. ..."
"The Mystery Solved" (Jan. 17th and 18th): "Tafelmusik's principal horn Derek Conrod and his protégé, Joe Sharp join NBBP with a virtuosic concerto for 2 horns by Vivaldi, as well as excerpts from Handel’s Water Music. Along the way they promise to solve the mystery of the valveless horn in a surprising demonstration that ...
(From a recent Harmonia Early Music newsletter -- by Elizabeth Clark Posted November 30, 2014)
"On October 11, 2014, five early music ensembles performed in Early Music America’s Baroque Performance Competition. This hour on Harmonia, we’ll hear from all five finalists, including the 2014 Grand Prize winner. Plus, ...
(From a recent notice from The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music)
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Annette Richards and Matthew Head will provide the keynote addresses in this two-day conference. Other invited speakers will include: Yonatan Bar-Yoshafat, Keith Chapin, Hans-Günter Ottenberg, Sheila Guymer, Thomas Irvine, Estelle Joubert, John McKean, Joshua Walden, and Susan Wollenberg.
The conference will also feature a clavichord recital by David Gerrard and a fortepiano recital by John Irving.
From a recent BEMF newsletter concert reminder.
"The all-star performers of BEMF’s own Vocal & Chamber Ensembles kick off our 25th Anniversary Season with an exquisite program featuring music from Monteverdi’s eighth and final book of madrigals, led by Grammy-nominated Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs.
If you are interested in early dance, you may be interested in visiting the "Early Dance" website where there is a current list of dance workshops, lessons, and events. The website has just gone through a website update where there is use of maps with location pins; the site also now lists dance events in a more visual format.
From a recent Harmonia Sacra newsletter of 10 Oct 2014
A reminder of 2 concerts this weekend ~ "When Loves soft passion ..." on 11 Oct 2014 and "Voix sacrées & Sacrées voix!" 12 Oct 2014. "Harmonia Sacra awaits this Saturday at the first of the season's "Avant-Scène baroque" at the Phoenix. We hope to see you there!" ...
(US) New Comma Baroque News Release: " 300 Years of C.P.E. Bach and music-making at the court of Frederick the Great"
October 8, 2014 - This fall, New Comma Baroque presents 2 special programs celebrating 300 Years of C.P.E. Bach and music-making
at the court of Frederick the Great:
- Oct. 30, 2014 - Johann Gottlieb Graun's Concerto for Violin, Viol & Orchestra in c-minor
- Nov. 1 & 16, 2014 - In the Court of the Prussian King - Virtuosity at the Court of Frederick the Great
From a recent appeal from the Lark Camp organizers. Please be generous to the camp with your donations. (Editor)
"Lark Camp needs more 100 more commitments in order to happen in 2015 by Monday October 13
Coming up in less than one week.
HELP US DECIDE IF WE CAN OFFER LARK CAMP 2015. We personally foot the bill for the camp, and the expenses in 2015 are going to increase radically.
Reserved dates July 31-August 8, 2015
WE NEED YOUR COMMITMENT by October 13
(US) The New York Times article: "More Paris Institutions Turn to Crowd-Funding" By Doreen Carvajal (07 Oct 2014)
A sign of the times that is certainly being applied to many early music organizations. You may find this article an interesting read. (Marc Paré, Editor)
"PARIS — The Louvre kicked off its latest crowd-funding campaign on Tuesday with an appeal for a million euros to help fund ...
(US) Opera Today: "Operalia, the World Opera Competition, Showcases 2014 Winners" Review by Maria Nockin (02 Sept. 2014)
From a recent OperaToday news item.
"On August 30, Los Angeles Opera presented the finals concert of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, the world opera competition. Founded in 1993, the contest endeavors to discover and help launch the careers of the most promising young opera singers of today. Thousands of applicants send in recordings from which forty singers are chosen to perform live in the city where the contest is being held. Last year it was Verona, Italy, this year Los Angeles, next year London. ...
(CA) Call for Papers and Performances | HKSNA 2015 at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Deadline 30 Sep 2014)
2015 Conference of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA)
Conference Date: May 21-24, 2015, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Proposal submission deadline for 2015 meeting: September 30, 2014 ...
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