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Music of J.S. Bach and Sons
The International Baroque Institute at Longy offers a comprehensive program for professional and pre-professional singers and players of Baroque violin, cello, recorder, traverso, oboe, viola da gamba, harp, lute and harpsichord, taught by an unparalleled international faculty. Other instrumentalists or continuo players are welcome to participate in chamber ensembles or the institute orchestra.
Visit this YouTube site (Stuart Walsh) for a short video clip on the Greenwich Festival of Nov. 2009.
For several years Leopoldo Perez has administered a series of harpsichordconcerts and classes sometimes more than a dozen in a season and those concerts have developed an audience, and given harpsichordists from at least four continents a platform in Argentina. Last year a group began conversations about furthering the influence of the harpsichord and its music and that has resulted in a month-long series of concerts beginning Friday, Nov. 13/2009.
Fans of early music don’t need an introduction of Claudio Monteverdi. For a long time, he was known for the first unsurpassed highlights of the early Western opera. Yet, his operas did not raise eyebrows, his madrigal bundles did. An example: in the foreword of his fifth Madrigal bundle, we read the discussion between Artusi and Monteverdi whether or not to use the new monidistic style.
“EXHIBITION - The Greenwich Exhibition of Early Musical Instruments is the largest Early Music Exhibition of its kind! A wide cross-section of early instrument makers from around the globe, shops, music publishers, societies, recording companies and early music forums all gathered under one roof.
The International Competition of Wassenaer is the world's leading and oldest competition for early music ensembles. The competition has succeeded for over 20 years in young, ambitious ensembles support towards the concert stage. With top musicians in the international jury at the program and the competition has become a festival, with competitions, concerts, master classes and more.
The complete results of the 15th International Competition of Wassenaer 2009:
(ES) Spanish Keyboard Music & Bolero Dance (International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music) (Oct 8-12/2009)
Along with this year’s theme at the 10th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music
"Diego Fernández" courses in harpsichord and dance are being taught.
“Dolmetsch Recorder Course 2 - 8 August 2009
under the auspices of
XIIth Musical Summer at Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire, Wales
International Music Course With Languages, Classical Music & Jazz
Llandovery College was endowed in 1847 and opened at a time when the quality and quantity of education in Wales left much to be desired. A philanthropic desire to provide good education in Wales was one potent reason for Thomas Phillips’ action.
Evening events include instructor concerts, an open mike, and many jam sessions (including slow jams for those of us who don't learn tunes at warp speed). On Saturday evening we will gather for a dance party featuring live music by festival participants, who collectively form the largest hurdy-gurdy band in the Western Hemisphere.
The Grand River Baroque Festival presents its 8th season on the beautiful grounds of the Buehlow Barn in Ayr and in Paris , Ontario (Canada), June 19, 20 & 21, 2009. Artistic directors Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson present a feast of string symphonies, concerti for violin, trumpet, bassoon and lute, featuring beloved and rare works including Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Superstar chamber music guests include Flanders Recorder Quartet and Folia. Invigorate the senses in a weekend of exciting music, spectacle, and food, commencing with the masquerade concert and party on June 19. Celebrate the Baroque from a new perspective. Join us for A Breath of Fresh Air!
Visit website for contact and ticket sale information (ed.): Grand River Baroque Festival
Handel – the European
The Halle Handel Festival 2009 is under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Köhler.
In this major Handel anniversary year of 2009, we cordially invite you to come and experience the music of the great master of Halle at venues he knew during his youth. With performances by world-class musicians, pieces well-known and pieces newly discovered, for Halle, the city of Handel, 2009 is a year of festivities and you are warmly invited to join in the celebrations with us.
Australia's first Baroque Music Festival is coming to Perth from 18th - 21st September 2009. A celebration of the music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and other greats of the Baroque era.
Go for Baroque - it's the New Music of the 21st Century!
Why an Australian Baroque Music Festival?
Baroque music, composed between 1600 and 1750, is the New Music of the 21st Century. Over the last 40 or so years, music scholars, performers and audiences have been discovering just how vibrant, elegant and relevant to our lives this music is.
“We are very excited to welcome you to our first season as artistic directors. Our plans extend well into the future, building on the superb legacy of the previous directors of this festival, and introducing the Contemporary Baroque Training Institute in 2010. As wind performers who also revel in the beauties of strings, voices and keyboards, we look forward to sharing our unique perspective. We promise to bring you unusual and scintillating repertoire along with beloved standards.
Plan on attending this fine festival in Urbino (IT). Details of their complete early music summer workshop can be found here. (ed.)
“At very few places do music and architecture join as closely together as at the Stimmwerck Tage, near to Regensburg.
In the August of each year, in seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city, listeners dip into the atmosphere of early vocal music in the venerable abbey church.
In 2009, Leonhard Paminger (1495 – 1567) takes center stage in the Stimmwerck Days Festival. In close cooperation with the Musicology Institute (Institut für Musikwissenschaft) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich , a cross-section of his work will be brought to auditory life on the Adlersberg.
After the events of the day are over, the artists look forward to a friendly communal drink in the cloister tavern next door.“
Visit website for more information. (ed.): (DE) Stimmwercktage – Stimmwerck Days Festiva
(You may also see a short video from the Stimmwercktage 2008 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loGbqR3aZ2g )
“Join us for our next “weeklong extravaganza of early music” (The Boston Herald) featuring:
|•||a fully-staged Baroque Opera featuring world-renowned opera soloists and the Grammy-nominated BEMF Orchestra|
|•||over a dozen Festival Concerts by the world’s leading soloists and ensembles, plus the Organ and Keyboard Mini-Festivals|
|•||the BEMF Exhibition, the field’s largest trade show of early music industry professionals|
|•||Fringe Concerts by established and emerging artists|
|•||Public Symposia on a broad range of topics|
|•||the BEMF CD Store, with thousands of superb recordings and hard-to-find titles|
|•||Performance Masterclasses led by Festival artists|
|•||Family Day programs, fostering the next generation of early music artists|
and much more!“
Visit website for more information (ed): BEMF
Summer School of Early Music 2009 is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance mainly of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. This year some of the recorder classes will concentrate on the contemporary or folk music.
The programme of the course includes individual lessons, group teaching of techniques, ensemble playing, listening workshops, lectures, and concerts of lecturers and participants and lots of chances to play with fellow participants (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) from all over the World.
Prachatice is situated in the southern part of Czech Republic, c. 30 km east of České Budějovice, 130 km south from Prague, 200 km north-east of Munich and 200 km north-west of Vienna.
The town is fascinating primarily because of its large medieval fortifications, entrance gate with battlements, dominant late Gothic church, the Old Town-Hall with inner porticos and a number of Renaissance buildings.
Peter Holtslag Recorder, Baroque flute
Alan Davis Recorder
Kerstin de Witt Recorder
Jostein Gundersen Recorder
Jan Rokyta Recorder
Liselotte Rokyta Panpipes
Rebecca Stewart Early singing
Mami Irisawa Early singing
Julie Braná Recorder
Monika Devátá Recorder - Children's Class
Jan Kvapil Recorder
Edita Keglerová Harpsichord
Visit website for more information (ed.): Prachatice Summer School of Early Music
An acclaimed series of summer courses and concerts jointly sponsored by Early Music Vancouver & the School of Music, University of British Columbia:
- July 26 through July 31: Lute Workshop West
Faculty: Robert Barto; Jacob Heringman; Nigel North; Pat O’Brien; Grant Tomlinson and with the participation of Ray Nurse
- July 26 through August 7 Baroque Vocal Programme“The Compleat Singer”
Course co-directors: Ray Nurse & Margret Gries
Ellen Hargis voice
Steven Adby gesture, dance & stage movement
Ray Nurse vocal coachings, lute, performance practice
Margret Gries vocal coachings, philosophy, harpsichord
Michael Jarvis vocal coachings, harpsichord
The “XXIIÈME Festival International de Musique” announce their programme.
With the participation of the following ensembles (more than 150 musicians) :
Le Chœur d’enfants Cantate Domino (9, 11 & 14 July)
L’ensemble « Caminos 2011 » (9 & 10 July)
Les solistes du Conservatoire Itinérant (9, 10 & 13 July)
Le Poème Harmonique (11 July)
« Le Tendre Amour » (13 July)
Les jeunes organistes naboriens (10 & 11 July)
With the participation of conductors Vincent Dumestre, Gabriel Garrido, Esteban Mazer, David de Geest
Visit website for more information: Le Couvent
The “Festival des Sept Roses de Saint Quirin en 2009” has announced its programme.
Samedi 16 – 20h30 Espace Pierre Fachat
« Les orgues oubliées du Pérou »
Dimanche 14 – 17h30 Église prieurale
Voix et orgue au Festival des Sept Roses
Musiques sacrées et profanes (Bach, Haendel, Mozart…)
Dimanche 5 : Saint-Quirin
Journée « Pérou magique »
Vendredi 31 juillet
17h, auditorium du Couvent de Saint-Ulrich
Accueil des stagiaires et symposium d’ouverture du 3ème stage international de clavecin de Saint-Quirin
Blandine Verlet will host harpsichord and chamber music masterclasses in Paris from May 30th to June 1st , 2009. The masterclasses are offered to all levels of harpsichordists and for those interested in chamber music.
“”This year marks the 5th edition of Musica Antica a Serrapetrona, offering you 8 days of Baroque Music in a medieval town in the heart of Italy. Daily lessons, concerts, excursions to historical monuments and wine cellars, all in a unique and inspiring landscape: all of this for just EUR 290,- inclusive acccomodation.
Teacher: Marco Vitale, organ, chamber music and basso continuo
(FR) Summer course in harpsichord, clavichord, and organ -- Saint-Quirin (Moselle) (July 31-Aug. 7, 2009)
The “Festival des Sept Roses de Saint-Quirin” announce their summer course programme in harpsichord, clavichord, organ, musical rhetoric, singing and improvisation.
Faculty members include:
- Monique Zanetti: chant (professeur au Conservatoire d’Aix en Provence)
- Aline Zylberajch: clavecin (professeur au Conservatoire de Strasbourg)
- Etienne Baillot: clavicorde (professeur aux Conservatoires de Chambéry et Dole)
- Pierre-Alain Clerc: rhétorique musicale, orgue (professeur au Conservatoire deLausanne et au Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève)
- Christophe Durant: orgue (titulaire de l’orgue de St Quirin et professeur au Conservatoire de Musique de Saint-Avold)
- Markus Schwenkreis: improvisation (professeur à la Schola Cantorum de Bâle)
The “XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone” announce their programme to their summer Festival. Artists appearing: Hesperion XXI; Gustav Leonhardt; Binchois / Sacqueboutiers; Paolo Pandolfo; Hopkinson Smith; La Fenice.
Visit the website for more information: Le XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone