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(US) Harmonia Mundi New Releases (10 mar 2012 Newsletter)

Contributed by Admin on May 19, 2012

Harmonia Mundi Newsletter of March 10, 2012 reminds us to surf to their website and to take stock of their latest releases. 

Leading off the month on Harmonia Mundi is Richard Egarr's new recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (p.5), Egarr's keep scholarship and musical joie3-de-vivre are present in equal measure in a set that is sure to win the hearts of critics everywhere. ... Philippe Herreweghe returns to the music of JS Bach with Jesu, deine Passion, a new disc of cantatas (p.3). ... New from The Tallis Scholars is a disc of masses by Josquin for Gimell (p.14) ..."
    


(US) Four Nations Concert: "A Paris Cabaret" (23, 24 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012

Location: The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC NY, US

“For our Cabaret concert at the Metropolitan Room with the great Steve Ross, now becoming an annual event, Rosa Lamoreaux joins the Ensemble (Krista Feeney, violin, Charles Brink, flute, Loretta O'Sullivan, cello, Daniel Swenberg, lute and Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director) to create a dialogue of just such confessions from the 17th through the 21st Century with music of Lambert, Clérambault, Satie, Brel and Americans whose love of Paris produced great songs for the American Song Book. From Versailles to the Versailles Room of 1950’s New York City, join us for a delicious evening at one of New York’s favorite Cabarets. …


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "2012 Early Music Festivals And Workshops" by Janelle Davis (Posted May 7, 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012
Recently posted on the Harmonia Early Music website, you can browse through the site’s compiled list of early music festivals and workshops. A nice complimentary site to our list of early music festivals and workshops. *grin*
     

(US) CFP (Deadline Extended): New Beethoven Research, AMS/SEM/SMT New Orleans pre-conference, 31 Oct-1Nov 2012

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012

Location: Sheraton and Astor Crowne Plaza Hotels, New Orleans LA, US

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: JULY 15, 2012.

“The second conference on New Beethoven Research will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana October 31 and November 1, 2012, immediately preceding the annual conference of the American Musicological Society, together with the Society for Music Theory and the Society for Ethnomusicology.”
    


(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon Dir. Concert: Beethoven Eroica (24-27 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012

Location: Toronto Ontario, Canada

Season Finale –Bruno Weil, Guest Director

“Tafelmusik’s Toronto premiere of Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica” – a heroic and monumental symphony originally dedicated to Napoleon. We pair the Beethoven with Mendelssohn’s sunny Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”.”


(US) Rose Ensemble News Release (11 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012
News from the Rose Ensemble announcing the phased sabbatical of Founder and Artistic Director Jordan Srame. This will allow “Jordan Sramek will be taking three months of dedicated time each year over the next four years to develop his independent artistry, conduct research, and hone his coaching and clinician skills.” …
    

(NL) Holland Baroque Society Concerts: "HBS Meets C.P.E. Bach" (18, 20, 27, 28 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012

Artistic Direction: Hidemi Suzuki, cello and Alexis Kossenko, flute and traverso

“Hidemi Suzuki and Alexis Kossenko may both be considered close friends of C.P.E. Bach. Suzuki recorded his cello concertos together with Bach Collegium Japan and Alexis Kossenko made recordings of his traverso concertos with Arte dei Suonatori (Poland). 
    


(UK) Linn Records Recently Available: Dunedin Consort Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012
“ … The Dunedin Consort's highly anticipated new recording of ‘Esther’ is the third recording in its hugely successful Handel series. The Consort has set the bar high for this Handel performance with a Gramophone Award in 2007 for ‘Messiah' and a BBC Radio 3 ‘Building a Library' First Choice accolade for ‘Acis and Galatea'. For Esther, director John Butt has reunited his award-winning team of soloists, Susan Hamilton, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook and Thomas Hobbs, plus well-known guest soloists Robin Blaze and James Gilchrist. …
    

(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes #50: Entrée" (4 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2012

(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts blog post)

“Today’s quotes will serve as an entrée of sorts as we plan the menu for our next recording and also revisit our roots as a duo for voice and lute.   As we enter the final stages of recording music from Pilgrimes Solace (1612), John Dowland’s last book of songs, necessity dictates that we look ahead to our next project, which we do with a happy anticipation and a certain amount of relish. …
    


(ES) Tritó Edicions -- Available Recorder Publications (Newsletter 3 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2012

(From the latest Tritó Edicions newsletter)

A reminder from Tritó Edicions of its catalogue of available recorder publications. 

“The team at Tritó Edicions is made up of enterprising professionals in each area of work, who, employing the suitable procedures needed to coordinate their different duties and responsibilities, work day by day to achieve the goals of all their assignments and offer both the best catalogue and best services to all the centres and organisations we work with.”
    


(BE) Opening Concert MAfestival 2012: Sabine Devieilhe and Les Ambassadeurs

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2012
“The young, extraordinary soprano Sabine Devieilhe will be presenting during the opening concert of MAfestival 2012 concertaria's from Mozart. She will be accompanied by the new French orchestra Les Ambassadeurs, directed by Alexis Kossenko. A wonderfull programme with virtuoso arias full of emotions. …”
    

(US) Lark Camp - Celebration Of World Music, Song & Dance (27 jul - 4 aug 2012 )

Contributed by Admin on May 13, 2012

Location: Mendocino, CA 95460 USA

32nd Year Of Lark Camp
Music and Dance from the World Over
Music, Song & Dance Workshops * Cabins * Dances * Parties * Sessions * Great Food * Dance Hall * Dining Hall * Camping * Fire Circles * Mendocino Woodlands Redwoods
Full Camp 8 Days or Half Camp 4 Days


Lark Camp
promotes worldwide understanding through music and dance.

Lark Camp provides an open forum for the exchange of creative ideas between musicians, singers, dancers and composers. The Lark Camp experience is enhanced by motivational instructors and inspired students, who also share their passions and skills with the rest of the participants.
    


(UK) Video - Dunedin Consort, Bach Cantata 174 Sinfonia (6 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 13, 2012
Although the performance has already taken place, for your viewing pleasure, “John Butt introduces the Sinfonia to Cantata 174, Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte, I love the Almighty with all my heart , which forms part of the closing concert of our Brandenburg - Cantata Series, Sunday 6th of May, at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh.”
     

(FR) Compagnie Fantaisies Baroques: Grand Bal à la Française (19 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 13, 2012

Location: Orangerie du Domaine de Sceaux FR

For “Museum Night”, May 19, 2012, the Compagnie Fantaisies Baroques invites you to an exceptional evening at the Orangerie du Domaine de Sceaux. Immerse yourself in a "Grand Bal à la Française" that will take you to the Court of Henry IV in the salons of the Duchesse du Maine at Sceaux; through the gilded Versailles ...  ”


(DE) Potsdamer Rokoko e.V.: "La Pavane Des Saisons" Dance Course (22 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 13, 2012

Location: Hall of Bismarckhöhe, High Way, Werder / Havel

Dear friends of historical dances from the Baroque and Rococo, we are pleased to offer another extra course for advanced Baroque dance! We invite you on 22.6.2012 13-17 clock to the workshop.
    


(US) Music of the Baroque Concert: "Friends—Mozart, Haydn, Dittersdorf, Vanhal Jane Glover, conductor" (20, 23 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 12, 2012

Locations:
First United Methodist Church, Evanston Illinois, US (20 may 2012)
Harris Theater, Chicago Illinois, US (23 may 2012)

“Music by four composers who played quartets together inspires a program featuring Music of the Baroque’s own principal string players as soloists. Jane Glover takes the podium for an evening of spirited music-making among good friends, as the concert season concludes with the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola.
    


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concert: The Musical World of Ben Franklin (20 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 11, 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
      


(FR) Académie Bach Presents: "Selon Jean" (19, 20, 22, 23 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 11, 2012

Locations:
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. …”
    


(US) Canticum Novum Singers Concert: J.S. Bach mass in B Minor (19 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 11, 2012

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.
    


(US) Opera Lafayette Benefit Celebration (5 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 10, 2012

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

(UK) Perspectives on Musical Improvisation (10-13 sep 2012) - Registration open

Contributed by Admin on May 10, 2012

Location: University of Oxford, UK

“The conference brings together a rich set of perspectives on musical improvisation with papers approaching the subject from musicological, cognitive, psycho-social, philosophical, anthropological and pedagogical lenses representing a range of improvisatory genres. In addition to papers, there will be practical workshops and performances; we are also delighted to welcome a number of eminent scholars to the conference - two invited speakers and three panel members:
    


(FR) Ensemble Céladon May 2012 Concert Listings

Contributed by Admin on May 10, 2012

(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) ArkivMusic.com Latest Releases (08 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 08, 2012

From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter, new early music titles available on their site: 

Gesulado: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali / Hilliard Ensemble
Bottesini: Capriccio Di Bravura / Stotijn, Thompson, Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Castello, Fontana: Sonate Concertate In Stil Modern / John Holloway
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Andreas Staier
    


(IT) TREBANTIQUA - Early Music in the Aniene Upper Valley (16 jun – 18 aug 2012)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on May 06, 2012

Press Release

The historical town of Trevi nel Lazio (province of Frosinone), in the charming, unspoilt upper valley of the Aniene river, hosts the first edition of TREBANTIQUA, International Early Music Season (June 16 – August 18 2012). This first edition presents 6 concerts of high musical standards, with performers from Italy, Europe and the United States. All concerts are free of charge; 4 of them will be hosted in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, making use of the impressive, XVII cent. Bonifazi organ, and the remaining 2 in the beautiful Caetani Castle, where also a little archaeological museum can be visited.
    

(US) Parthenia, a Consort of Viols Concert: Night Visions (Part of Queens New Music Festival) (13 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 05, 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. …
    

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