News » Workshops/Festivals 2013
Location: Greenwich London, UK
Reminder that: “The 2013 Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition takes place from Thu 7 - Sat 9 November. Complementing the world's largest exhibition of early musical instruments is an exciting programme of concerts …
(AU) Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy: "Dancing With the Masters" (23 Nov 2013 -- 08 Feb 2014)
Location: Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy studio in Yarralumla, Canberra, AU
“… You may not recognise these men, but they are responsible for some of the most influential books on dance ever written. You’ll have a rare chance to hold originals of these books and enjoy dances from them (and from many other books and manuscripts that survive from between 1450 and 1760) in a series of 10 Saturday mornings classes running from 9:30am to 12:15 from Sat. 23 November to Sat. 8 February (skipping only the Saturday of the Christmas Carol Ball and the Saturday between Christmas & New Year). …
Location: Handel House, 25 Brook St Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, UK
“Tickets are still available at £25 and scores will be provided in advance. Please note that this workshop is suitable for players over 16 and of Grade 5 or above.
This month Lisete da Silva returns to lead a recorder workshop on Saturday 9 November. …
Location: M - Museum Leuven, Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven
In 2013 Capilla Flamenca organises the third "Leuven Fringe Festival".
This year the festival will take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November in the "fringes" of the exhibition Michiel Coxcie, the Flemish Rafaël, curated from 31 October 2013 until 23 February 2014 in Museum M, Leuven.
"Early Music Foundation (EMF) in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York (PCI) presents the 4th-triennial New York Early Music Celebration (NYEMC) “Pro Musica Polonica,” October 4 -20, 2013.
Location: Couvent des Minimes Citadelle 33390 Blaye, FR
Sagittarius organizes a voice workshop from July 20-26 at the Citadel of Blaye under the direction of Michel Laplénie. Forty amateur singers will work a program centered around Venice that will end with a final concert on July 26 at the Chapel Minimes.
Location: Korčula, Croatia
The Korkyra Baroque Festival is a recently-established international music festival. Now in its second year, it will run from 7-13 September 2013. Once again, the Festival will offer a rich baroque experience in impressive culture heritage venues on the island of Korčula. Seven concerts will be held over the course of seven days, in addition to a varied entertainment program and lectures related to baroque music.
The fascinating historical village of Trevi nel Lazio (Italy, Latium) will host the second edition of Trebantiqua, international early music festival, from July 20 to August 17. A series of 6 concerts with internationally acclaimed artists will be offered at both the Collegiate Curch of St. Maria Assunta, with the celebrated 1634 Bonifazi organ, and at the main hall of the Caetani Castle under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schinaia.
Trevi nel Lazio offers several tourist and art attractions all year round, but it is in the summer that it shows its most appealing side with a cooler climate in the luscious setting of the river Aniene's high valley, the various art events at the Caetani Castle, its narrow medieval streets of its tiny center and the other many points of interest of its territory.
Trebantiqua this year provides the usual variety of concert programs, ranging from late renaissance to the mature baroque style of the XVIII century, with a large offer of instrument sounds, from flutes to violins, harp and natural trumpet, with a special attention to the majestic historical Bonifazi organ built in 1634. A special program is dedicated to women composers on August 4.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
"How truly marvelous is the human voice? It is our first instrument. Its power remains unmatched to express feeling, to convey colour and tone. It is the ultimate inspiration for any instrumentalist who aspires to create a beautiful phrase. ..."
Although, not a strictly an exclusive "early music festival", the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival does have early music events of interest, in particular the "Lute Legends Ensemble"; "Les Voix Baroques"; "La Nef Early Music Ensemble"; "Tiberius Quartet"; "La Rose des Vents"; "Pallade Musica"
From the latest Lark Camp 2013 newsletter (June 2013)
"Lark In The Morning Music Celebration was started in 1980 to provide a venue to allow traditional musicians and dancers to get together and share their music & dance (A music & dance party with educational overtones). This event is an open forum for musicians, singers & dancers to exchange ideas and learn without being in a rigid school structure. ...
More workshops have been added; you may now find the schedule of classes and evening events on the Lark website ...
(US) New York Times Review: "Love Triangles Centuries Old but Somehow Ageless" (James R. Oestreich, 13 June 2013)
Location: Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF)
With the looming end of this year's BEMF, reviews of the centre piece of the festival performance series, Handel's "Almira", are in and are calling it a decisive success.
St John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA
St Peter's Church, 119 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL
"It's nearly 10 years now since we moved our slot from June to May, the time when renewal of the natural world is in its fullest flow, and it is thoughts of that breath of spring that have inspired us to make 'Nature' this year's theme. After all, it's a subject that would have been as close (if not closer) to anyone in the 17th or 18th centuries as it is to us today. It has to be one of the reasons behind the modern-day success of Vivaldi's Four Seasons (which we will be hearing here for the first time since 1990, as part of a unique 'Seasons Double Bill'), and as long ago as the 1630s Milton recognised Nature's power over human temperament in two great pastoral poems, set to music a century later by Handel in the delightful oratorio we've asked Paul McCreesh to conduct on the opening night. ...
Master Classes - Church of the Resurrection, 119 East 74th Street
Lectures – The Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street
Concert - St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, 116th and Amsterdam
"From April 23rd through 30th, 2013, the Clarion Society will host its sixth annual Clarion Collegium Week (CCW) of master classes for gifted young musicians. Since 2008, CCW has assembled advanced music students and young professional musicians from around the country to be instructed in Baroque performance practice by some of the country’s foremost early music specialists. This year’s curriculum will focus on the captivating, recently discovered Baroque repertoire from the Jesuit missions in Bolivia and throughout Latin America.
A meeting, unique in the world, of 135 traditional instrument makers of the world, from 13 nationalities; with 2500 instruments in exposition; more than 20 concerts and "bals" can be attended; and a meeting unique in its genre, since 1976, gathering over 15000 festival goers from all over the world.
** REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 22 MAY 2013 **
Location: Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, CA
"PRE-FESTIVAL MASTERCLASSES 2013: violin, guitar, accordion, hurdy gurdy, bagpipes , harmonica, and singing classes. For five years now, and thanks to several artists all acknowledged as masters in their respective fields, Chants de Vielles has been proudly providing an education program for singers and instrumentalists. ...
"It's exactly 2 weeks to go and it's all getting very exciting here in Festival HQ! From 1st - 5th May the 59th Cork International Choral Festival will bring Cork city to life with five days full of song. With 5,000 + participants, 122 performing groups, 111 scheduled performances and 63 venues making sure that Cork city and county will be singing en masse!
Location: Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK
"Cambridge Early Music runs summer schools - short intensive study courses - in Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval music, and organises an annual programme of concerts, many of which take place alongside the summer schools. ..."
"In 2013 we offer two residential study weeks, one on Baroque, one on Renaissance music. Both courses are for experienced instrumentalists and singers, working together and separately in chamber groups and large ensembles. The courses are directed by highly acclaimed and experienced specialist musicians, universally respected and admired as both teachers and performers."
Once again the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) 2013 is quickly approaching, and, if you have ever been to the BEMF, you will be aware that the week-long festival and early music tradeshow is very worth a visit. Here is a quick list of festival events ...
(ES) 2nd International Course on Medieval and Renaissnace Music Morella 2013 (ICMRM) (19-25 Jul 2013)
Location: Castellón (ES)
"During the weekend (July 19th to 21th) will be held as a festival, filled with concerts and other activities as an educational exhibition of lutheria by the Spanish Society of Vihuela, a fringe by students or a medieval dinner. The other days will develop the lessons and activities of the course, among which include workshops, lectures, concerts and guided tours of the historic Morella, all conjugated to promote tourism and the cultural aspect of the city. ...
Monteverdi's Orfeo under the musical and pedagogical direction of Leonardo García Alarcón.
For its 20th production, the Ambronay European Baroque Academy returns to the origins of opera, to the foundations of this baroque repertoire which it has championed passionately since its inception...
Location: Leipzig, Germany
“Vita Christi" • June 14–23, 2013
For the first time, an organiser has dared to draw theological, dramaturgical and compositional lay lines between Bach’s great oratorical works in the programme of a festival. The Christmas Oratorio, the St. John Passion and the Easter and Ascension Oratorios form together a grand oratorio project which must have been a highlight in the musical life of Leipzig in 1734/1735. On a total of three concert evenings, these scenes from the vita Christi will be presented in Bach’s unique musical realization. The oratorios will be directed by Trevor Pinnock and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. …
Location: Cork IE
“Whether you're a choir in San Francisco, a choir in Stockholm, in St Petersburg, Singapore or somewhere else... celebrate a year of connections by joining the Festival Gathering.
Cork International Choral Festival is one of Europe's premier choral festivals and annually attracts some 20,000 visitors and 5,000 singers. From 1 - 5 May 2013 Cork will once again welcome choirs from across the world for a programme of gala and fringe concerts, national and international competition, and world-class performances. …
“The La Pellegrina projects are open to experienced instrumentalists, singers and dancers. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, with La Pellegrina a professional attitude is an absolute necessity. … Do you fancy (again) a great music holiday in the summer? Ten days of music making in beautiful places in the Czech Republic? Handel's Utrecht Te Deum and Rameau’s Deus noster refugium? Registration starts on December 1st. ...