News » Early Music Concerts 2011-2012
Location: The Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street, New York NY, US
“Please join us for our Season Finale concert and post-concert celebration! Ben Franklin attended concerts and operas, promoted emerging American musicians, and invented a musical instrument that became the rage of Europe. “National Artistic Treasure” Julianne Baird brings his musical world to life in this program of music and readings.
This event is co-presented by The Fraunces Tavern® Museum. The performance will take place in the Museum's Flag Gallery. …
Julianne Baird, soprano
Allen Whear, cello
John Bailey, harpsichord
Ed Mauger, narrator
Eglise d'Arques-la-Bataille, Haute Normadie FR (19 may 2012)
Collégiale Notre-Dame, Eu, FR (20 may 2012)
Le Cadran, Evreux FR (22 may 2012)
Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie (23 may 2012)
Selon Jean is a concert of original format, constructed from parts of “St. John’s Passion” by Bach, and, by the translation of the Gospel in French by Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy at the end of the XVIIth century. For Bach, like all creators of the baroque period, the Word, incarnate in the human voice, was the focus of expression. By substituting the spoken recitatives of the Evangelist composed by Bach, of course we take the liberty of not adhering strictly to the original work. But this apparent betrayal also brings us back closer to the essential: the dramatic and expressive power of the Gospel text, magnified by the music of Bach. …”
Location: St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, New York NY, US
The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director will present J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor on Saturday, May 19 - 8:00 PM at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 76th St. and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Guest performers will be Tiffany Rosenquist de la Torre, soprano, Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano, Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor, Jesse Blumberg, baritone and the Artemis Chamber Ensemble.
Location: The Embassy of France, La Maison Française, Washington, DC, US
“Let us transport you... to Delhi and Samarkand.
Opera Lafayette invites you to a benefit celebrating a season of musical jewels.
- Selections from our 2012-2013 season by Opera Lafayette musicians and members of Kalanidhi Dance
- Silent Auction
- Seated Dinner
(From the latest Ensemble Céladon newsletter 08 may 2012)
News from Ensemble Céladon of its busy May 2012 schedule and also a reminder to visit its “Discography” web page where you can hear excerpts of their latest release “Deo Gratias Anglia“ released on the 20th March 2012 as well as other releases.
(US) Parthenia, a Consort of Viols Concert: Night Visions (Part of Queens New Music Festival) (13 may 2012)
Location: The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City NY, US
Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will present Night Visions - a program of new music on Sunday, May 13 – 5:30 PM at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City. This performance will be part of the Queens New Music Festival.
Parthenia’s program will include Richard Einhorn’s Variations on La Follia for treble, tenor and 2 bass violas da gamba, composed for them in 2011. The ground bass theme known as "La Follia" has captured the imagination of composers since Renaissance times. …
Location: The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener ON, CA N2H 2L9
“The 1747 meeting between Frederick the Great and J. S. Bach inspired the creation of Bach’s “Musical Offering”. Our concert features music by Bach, Frederick and Frederick’s court composers, combined with readings that explore the titanic aesthetic and cultural shifts taking place at the same time. Featuring guest artists Emma Elkinson on Baroque flute and Colin Fox as narrator. …”
Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, Houston TX, US
“The Bach Society presents Bach Vespers this Sunday, the final event of its 30th Anniverary Season, featuring the Bach Choir and Mercury Baroque under the direction of Artistic Director Albert LeDoux. The centerpiece of the program is the cantata O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 20. This opening work of Bach's first complete annual cycle of cantatas for Leipzig is particularly colorful and dramatic. Also on the program are motets by Johann Ludwig Krebs, one of Bach's students, and Thomas Stoltzer. The season ends as it began, with the Geistliche Chormusik of Heinrich Schütz, whose sublime motet So fahr ich hin zu Jesus Christ is the perfect response to Bach's fiery cantata. Soloists are Rebecca Henderson, alto; Patrick Perez, tenor; and Carlton Ford, bass. The guest organist is Hyun Jyung Seoh. …
(From the latest Dunedin Consort & Players newsletter)
Concert Hall, Perth UK (04 may 2012)
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh UK (06 may 2012)
Dunedin's final season concerts complete the Brandenburgs set with the impossibly virtuosic Brandenburg concerto number 2 for Trumpet, Violin, Oboe and Recorder. Bach's Cantata BWV 174 is one of those gems that show how Bach re-invented his own music, in this occasion his Brandenburg concerto no 3.
Location: Picture Ray Studios, 245 West 18th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) Manhattan, New York NY, US
Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will present Musica Universalis - Musical Invention in the Age of Discovery, on Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 PM at Picture Ray Studio, 245 West 18th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) in Manhattan. Special guest will be renowned viol virtuoso Sarah Cunningham.
Repertoire will be selections from the late 15th and 16th centuries by Thomas Stolzter, Heinrich Isaac, Vincenzo Ruffo, William Cornish, Christopher Tye, Robert Parsons and William Byrd.
(From the latest Accordone newsletter, the concert listings for the month of May and June 2012)
Background notes of Accordone: “Guido Morini and Marco Beasley founded Accordone in 1984, motivated by a great passion for the music before Bach, for original instruments and for a new musicological approach to problems of interpretation. At the heart of their work is Italian music for voice and basso continuo from the 16th and 17th centuries. The voice of Marco Beasley, immediately recognizable for its beautiful timbre, in perfect stylistic balance with the instruments which accompany him, is the ideal companion for the profound knowledge of instrumental, improvisational and compositional questions cultivated by Guido Morini, and make Accordone a unique ensemble on the European scene.”
The following are the next May, June 2012 concerts: …
(FR) Les Passions Orchestra at Montauban Concert(s): Te Deum et Messe en ré de Jean Gilles (1668-1705)" (1-2 may, 26 aug 2012)
Temple des Carmes - Montauban (82) (1 may 2012)
Cathédrale St Etienne - Toulouse (31) (2 may 2012)
Abbatiale Saint Robert de La Chaise-Dieu (43) (26 aug 2012)
Les Passions - Chœur de chambre Les éléments
Solistes: Anne Magouët, Vincent Lièvre-Picard, Jean-François Novelli et Alain Buet
Direction Jean-Marc Andrieu
“Continuing the exploration and restitution of works of the choirmaster of the Cathedral of Toulouse – Jean Gilles, Les Passions offer the third and final part of this great enterprise of critical acclaim.
From the latest newsletter from Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS)
“GEMS has been working with Juilliard's Historical Performance Program since its inception to help broaden its reach by connecting in valuable ways with New York's professional early music community. Among our projects are listing the graduation recitals offered by students about to leave the program and join our community as working musicians, and extending invitations to working professionals to attend special events at Juilliard, including their master classes, at no charge. …
Location: The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st St., New York NY, US
A quartet of virtuosi performs German and Bohemian masterworks in the intimate mirrored hall of The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium.
Robert Mealy, violin
Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe
Dominic Teresi, bassoon
Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord
GF Handel, Trio Sonata in B-flat major Op. 2, No. 3
CPE Bach, Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in G minor, Wq 135
JS Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor, BWV 863
Zelenka, Trio Sonata in B-flat major, ZWV 181/3
Teleman, Trio Sonata in G minor, from Essercizii Musici
JS Bach, Sonata for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1015
The Festival de Froville opens on the 19th of may with Concerto Köln and Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater followed by thirteen concerts in Froville and Lunéville. Before this date, so anticipated, the festival proposes two exceptional concerts.
The musicians of the film“Intouchables” visit Lunéville on April 27th, in the Festival Hall of Cirey sur Vezouze, and, April 28th at the Lunéville Castle Chapel. ”Le Cariccio Français” directed by Philippe Le Fèvre, with Hélène Dufour, harpsichord; Yann Rolland, countertenor; Estelle Béréau, soprano, perform:
Antonio VIVALDI’s most appreciated airs
Some works of XVIIIth century Venice
Motets and opera excerpts for soprano or countertenor (solo or duo)
Location: Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto ON, CA
“For its 2011-12 season finale, The Toronto Consort presents The Original Carmina Burana — not to be confused with the work by the 20th century composer Carl Orff. The original, rarely performed medieval music and poetry inspired Orff and many other composers over the centuries. …
Location: Howard Theatre, Downing College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge
One of the world's greatest lutenists plays in Cambridge! Jakob Lindberg's programme of Jacobean music for solo lute includes works by Dowland, Cuthbert Hely, Robert Johnson and Daniel Bacheler, as well as anonymous Scottish folk tunes.
“...there are certain musicians who maintain an almost inhuman track record of unblemished excellence in their fields. One such is the Swedish lutenist Jakob Lindberg. His seriousness of purpose is matched by a keen appreciation of wit and charm that’s supported by absolute security of technique and the intelligence of a master. In Tune”
Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN (20 apr 2012)
The Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN (21 apr 2012)
Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN (22 apr 2012)
The Rose Ensemble with special guests: Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, Nell Snaidas (soprano), Danny Mallon (percussion), Charles Weaver (Baroque guitar)
“Join us in exploring the creation of new music that flourished in both urban centers and rustic villages of the New World. Old world Iberian musical culture, dominated by the Catholic Church, met burgeoning indigenous practice within the new territories, giving rise to both cross-cultural struggles and collaborative musical expression.
The 44th Ulster Chamber Music Series, Church of the Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston NY, US (22 apr 2012)
The New Church, 114 East 35 Street. New York N, US (25 apr 2012)
The Four Nations Ensemble
Andrew Fouts and Tanya Chulochnikova, violin
Therese Salomon, viola
Loretta O’Sullivan, cello
Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director
Guest artist: Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Location: The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener ON Canada (22 apr 2012)
Handel - Sonata in C major
Beethoven - Sonata in D, Op. 102, No. 2
Brahms - Sonata in E minor, Op. 38
de Falla - Suite Populaire
Performed in the style of their composers, the performances will include a rare J.B Streicher fortepiano (1851) and a Sebastien-Philippe Bernardel violoncello (1849). A masterclass will follow the April 22nd performance.
Anne Delafosse, soprano
Clara Coutouly, soprano
Paulin Bündgen, countertenor
Location: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Families. You can’t live with them, you can’t legally have them all sent to an island in the middle of the ocean. The Baroque era saw many families of composers and musicians who tolerated each other - or didn’t. Jed Wentz and Olivier Fortin come for the I FURIOSI dysfunctional family reunion.
Works by the Bach family, the Purcell family, the Couperin family and more.”