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(CH) Swiss Recorder Workshop 2012: "Medieval Crossroads of Europe Music Workshop" (24 sep - 1 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 24, 2012

Location: Schloss Glarisegg, Steckborn, Switzerland

“Join us for an intensive seven-day Early Music workshop in Switzerland to be held September 24-October 1, 2012 at Schloss Glarisegg, Steckborn, Switzerland.
This intensive workshop will cover many musical styles but has a special emphasis on music that reflects the medieval history of the region around Lake Constance, a beautiful lake that touches three countries (Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. 

(IT) L'Humor Bizzarro - 11th Early Dance and Music Summer Workshop (1-8 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 23, 2012

L’Humor Bizzarro
intarsi di musica e danza antica
courses, concerts and workshops

11th edition – Rome (Italy) August 1st – 8th, 2012
Location: Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio

At the end of the workshop all the courses will take part in the final students' performance with dance, music and theatre.

(NL) Conservatorium van Amsterdam 2012 Early Music Summer School (20-24 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 22, 2012
“The Amsterdam Early Music Summer School is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance of Baroque and Classical music. The course is open to participants of all ages (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) and will include private lessons from expert teachers from the Early Music Faculty at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, as well as workshops, masterclasses, lectures, concerts, and lots of chances to play with fellow students from all over the world.” (** More information of the 2012 summer school details are forthcoming. -- ed.)

(PL) Warsaw Chamber Opera: "The 22th Mozart Festival in Warsaw" (15 jun - 26 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 22, 2012
“The music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has long occupied a prominent place in the company’s repertoire. A series of successful productions encouraged the decision to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer’s death with the 1st Mozart Festival (15 June – 26 July 1991). Its programme included all of Mozart’s stage works (26 productions). The Mozart Festival has been organised on an annual basis since then. Every edition of the event (15 June – 26 July) comprises Mozart complete stage output and a selection of his chamber, symphonic, and vocal-instrumental works. The Warsaw Chamber Opera is the only company in the world to have Mozart’s entire operatic output in its permanent repertoire. Small wonder that this unprecedented achievement won the Warsaw’s company wide international recognition.”

(PL) Arcadia Summer Academy 2012 (28 jul - 4 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 21, 2012

Location: Dworek Saraswati, Pobiedna PL

This course is the ideal place for music lovers, students, and any musician who wish to spend a full musical week in an inspiring resicence from 1920 in the polish Izerskie Mountains located 6 km from Świeradów Zdrój (a historical health resort), and just one kilometer from the czech border (130 km from Prague).

It is addressed to harpsichordists, organists, singers, wind and string players (with baroque instruments), and ensembles, better if already established.

(NL) Holland Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (24 aug - 2 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 21, 2012

“The Festival Oude Muziek celebrates its birthday with the most beautiful and at the same time most obvious treat we could think of: a sparkling Festival brimming with music from before the earliest Middle Ages to the late Baroque.

(DE) Bach Festival Arnstadt 2012 (16-25 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2012

Location: Arnstadt DE

“Arnstadt still features more original locations related to the Bach family than any other town. There is much to discover, experience, hear and marvel at. Treat yourself to a short holiday and visit the Bach-Festival 2012!

Did you know that there are 19 places in Arnstadt where the Bach family lived and worked?

(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Baroque Dance Workshop (17 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2012

An Introduction to Baroque Dance Rhythms Workshop

Location:  Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco CA, US

San Francisco Renaissance Voices is delighted to host the internationally-renowned dance scholar, performer and teacher of Baroque dance, Philippa Waite for a Baroque Dance Workshop.  Ms. Waite studied with Wendy Hilton and taught for her at the annual Baroque Music and Dance Workshops at Stanford University.  Ms. Waite is currently guest teacher of Period Movement and Dance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  She is Artistic Director of Consort de Danse Baroque and as such choreographs in the Baroque style for the company's productions; she also teaches, performs and gives lecture-demonstrations throughout the UK and abroad.

(FR) Musique en Vacances: Renaissance Choral Music Workshop (12-19 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012

Location: Bayeux, France 
Teacher: Réjane VEIT

The reception is planned for Sunday morning from 11am and the internship will begin in the afternoon. It ends the following Sunday morning after church, during which we will sing excerpts from the  worked program.

(IT) Corso Internazionale Di Musica Antica "Ottaviano Alberti" (9-15 jul 2012) (Application Deadline: 18 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012

Location: Orte, VT Italy

The course, dedicated to Ottaviano Alberti, is open to all singers, instrumentist who are interested in the repertoire of the XVI, XVII, XVIII century. Students of different levels are welcome even if they do not have their own original instrument.

(IT) International “Recitar Cantando”Week Workshop (9-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012

Location: Orte, VT Italy

“The International “Recitar Cantando”Week will take place simultaneously with the 7th International Early Music Course “Ottaviano Alberti”. Teachers Marco Beasley and Guido Morini will offer an intensive workshop on Italian music from 1500 to 1650. Singers and continuo players with an interest in this type of repertoire are welcome.

(DE) Handel Festival 2012 (31 may - 10 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012
“The Handel Festival has been held in Halle since 1922. It all began with new productions of Handel’s operas and these still form the backbone of the festival programme of today. Every year, the Handel Festival and the Halle Opera House produce one of the numerous Handel operas.  Of the 42 operas by Handel which have come down to us, 40 of them have been performend at the Handel Festival to date. This is a unique record, inrivalled anywhere in the world. The Handel Festival Orchestra Halle first distinguished itself as a Braoque ensemble performing on period instruments for the very special task of  accompanying Handel operas in Halle in 1993.

(FR) Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat! (11 may - 3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012

Sunday concerts -- concert goers are totally immersed in "embar(o)quement music. Saturday "discoveries" with activities for the "curious" or for those who wish to be initiated to the universe of the Baroque. If you are in the area, you may want to consider reading the concert/events listings planned for this early music festival in the region of Valenciennes (FR), they both look quite appealing.

(FR) Festival of Traditional Music and Folk Dances - Festival des musiques et danses traditionnelle (13-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012

Location: Château d’Ars (France)

Instrument-makers, concerts, folk dances and a unique atmosphere, the festival has become THE meeting place of traditional music in Europe.A unique show of instrument makers which welcomes 130 instrument makers from the whole world presenting and selling their instruments: bagpipes, hurdy-gurdies, accordions, wind instruments, percussion and many more…

(CZ) Prague Spring International Festival (12 may-3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012
For those of you who are visiting Prague, in the Czech Republic, during the Prague Spring International Festival, you may be interested in dropping by one of the planned early music concerts.

(DE) Bachfest Leipzig (07–17 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012
“In the Bachfest 2012, we will be showcasing our new programme for children, young people and families, “b@ch for us!”. The principal feature of this will be two concerts by our youth orchestra, made up of pupils from the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School in Leipzig and the Conservatorio Bologna. This broad-ranging, playful, educational and entertaining programme is set to make the Bachfest Leipzig a very special family event.

(ES) FIMTE 2012: 13th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music (11-14 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 17, 2012

'Antonio Soler and contemporary musical aesthetics'

“The 13th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music FIMTE 2012 will be held in Mojácar and Garrucha, Almería, Andalusia, 11 to 14 October 2012, The festival will feature both mainstream and fringe concerts, an international symposium on Antonio Soler keyboard works and a workshop on performance-related issues with Luisa Morales.”

(CZ) Prachatice Early Music Summer School (15-22 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 16, 2012
“Summer School of Early Music is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance mainly of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music. Some of the recorder classes concentrate on contemporary, world and folk music.

The workshop takes place every July in beautiful South Bohemian town Prachatice (130 km south from Prague, 200 km north-west from Vienna). In 2012 we will be there for the 14th time, until 1998 the course took place in Bechyně.

(UK) Chalemie Summer School (14-19 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 13, 2012
“On 14-19 August 2012, Chalemie will hold its 14th Summer School in Early Music, Dance, Period Costume Making and Commedia. Leading performers from the group will direct a series of workshops on 17th/18th century music, song, dance, commedia and costume making, with a particular emphasis on the English repertoire of this period.

(FR) Rotruenge: Masterclass at Château de Pruniers with Michèle Claude and Christophe Deslignes (15-21 Apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 12, 2012

(Re-posted with additional information – editor)

This master class is aimed at experienced singers and musicians and existing ensembles who wish to improve their knowledge and practice of Western Medieval music. The individual classes and group workshops have been designed to extend the scope of their research and preparation in order to enhance their future artistic achievements. Participants will have free access to a talk on the history of music from the period. Each participant will be given a kit including an introduction to the theme, sheet music and facsimiles of the selected works, copies of articles and a bibliography.

(FR) Rotruenge: 16ème Stage International de musiques et de danses Traditionnelles et du Moyen-Âge (29 Jul-5 Aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 12, 2012

(Re-posted with additional information – editor)

16th International Medieval Music and Dance Course

(based on the “the Sea” and medieval and traditional
dances and music about the Seas and Oceans)

The course will set out to stage a musical and theatrical adaptation of medieval and traditionnal music and dances about Seas and Oceans. Each participant will receive a kit including an outline of the story, sheet music and facsimiles of the selected compositions, articles and a bibliography.

The educational purpose of the course is to make present-day musicians more aware of the various forms and functions of the religious, popular and courtly music of the Middle Ages, helping them to bring their own musical contribution to a group endeavour.

Participants will be encouraged to discover or develop their vocal, instrumental and dance skills, on the basis of their personal knowledge and interests, in the various workshops on offer. Modern as well as traditional instruments are welcome.

(SE) Baroque dance workshop in Stockholm (24-25 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 09, 2012
“Welcome to an open weekend workshop with Karin Modigh! The course is divided in two levels and will include technique training and a repertory dance. Beginners/intermediate level aims at students with some slight experience of Feuillet notated dances, and intermediate/advanced level aims at students with a fair experience of the Feuillet repertory.

(UK) Cambridge Early Music: "2012 FESTIVAL OF THE VOICE" (18-20 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 08, 2012

Cambridge Early Music celebrates the voice with three marvelous early music groups and accompanying concert programmes.

THE EARTH RESOUNDS - Choral Pilgrimage 2012
The Sixteen
Friday 18 May, 2012
Concert featuring arguably the three most celebrated composers from the Franco-Flemish school of the Renaissance,...


(CZ) La Pellegrina Summer Workshop: "Baroque music in 415 Hz: Rameau's Indes Galantes" (15-25 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 05, 2012
Location: Bechyně, Czech Republic

Course description:

  • For: singers (soloists and highly experienced choral singers), instrumentalists (baroque strings, recorder, flute, baroque oboe and bassoon, harpsichord / organ, theorbo, period instruments only, tuning pitch 415 Hz)
  • With Enrique Gómez-Cabrero Fernandez, Dirkjan Horringa, Mitchell Sandler, Marco Vitale and others (a teacher for the wind section!)
  • Also for Baroque dancers, taught by Dorothée Wortelboer
  • Central work: Rameau's Indes Galantes
  • This year's central theme is French Baroque, an inexhaustible collection of incredibly beautiful music
  • In Bechyně, with semi-staged final performance of Rameau's Indes Galantes at the castle (Vokův sál)

(CZ) La Pellegrina Summer Workshop: "Beethoven & his Czech Contemporaries" (27 jul - 6 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 05, 2012

Location: Bechyně, Czech Republic

Course Description:

  • For: (choral) singers, strings, winds and pianists; also open to existing ensembles
  • With Martina Bernášková, Petr Bernášek, Václav Bernášek, Martina Hájková, Dirkjan Horringa, Josef Kekula, Mitchell Sandler and others
  • Chamber music / chamber choir and large symphony orchestra and choir conducted by Dirkjan Horringa
  • Central works: Beethoven's Mass in C op. 86 and a symphony by his contemporary Pavel Vranický
  • In Bechyně
  • New With musical programme for children of all ages
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