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(UK) The Bach Players Concert Tour: "Bach’s Library" with Marion Moonen (flute) (27-30 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

Locations:
Cambridge Early Music: St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge (27 June, 2012)
St John’s Downshire Hill, London NW3 (28 June, 2012)
The Octagon Chapel, Norwich (29 June, 2012)
Music in Lyddington: St Andrew’s, Lyddington (30 June, 2012)

The Bach Players present a selection of pieces that J.S. Bach had in his library and which provide a context for his celebrated Orchestral Suite in B minor. The flute was the fashionable instrument of the mid-eighteenth century and will take a prominent role in our programme.
    


(EU) Fair Treatment for Musicians Tavelling on Planes With Their Instruments

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

(Recently mentioned on various music-related websites.) 

A recent petition organized by the International Federation of Musicians is being promoted by many groups. If you are a professional musician travelling the air spaces of Europe, you may want to read up on the reasons behind this petition. 

Click on the following link should you wish to read more of the petition: Fair treatment for musicians travelling on planes with their instruments

(* Please note that EarlyMusicNews.org is only passing on this message for information purposes only and is in no way involved in organizing nor advocating a positive or negative response to this petition. -- Marc Paré, Editor)


(CZ) Opera Barocca 2012 (14 aug-9 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

Location: Palace Clam-Gallas, Husova 20, Prag 1 CZ

The Institute Baroque Culture in cooperation with organizers of Prague Carnevale present in a new production for Summer Season 2012 series of musical- dance images from famous ballets and operas XVII. and XVIII. century in performances called:

QUAND LES DIEUX DANSENT / When the Gods Dance
SEGRETO / Secret of Prague Palace
VIVAT CARNEVALE / Vivat Carnevale


(US) Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies (Fellowship Grant Deadline: 1 nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2013-2014.  The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations.  Music history is one of the School’s specific interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research.  Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year.  Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership.  The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.  Residence in Princeton during term time is required.  The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.  The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. …
    

(US) Hidden Valley Institute For the Arts - Early Music Road Scholar (28 oct-3 nov, 4 nov-10 nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

Letitia Berlin, workshop director; Peter Meckel, HVIA director 
Location: Carmel Valley, CA

Enroll for one or both weeks. Adults of all ages welcome.

  • Week I: intense classes for upper intermediate to advanced levels. Harpsichordists welcome.  Faculty: recorder: Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, Lisette Kielson; viola da gamba: David Morris
  • Week 2: open to all levels except beginner. Harpsichordists welcome.  Faculty: Recorder, Janet Beazley, Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker; Viola da gamba, Joanna Blendulf; early strings, Shira Kammen

Classes include recorder technique, viol consort, Baroque chamber music, consort classes for Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary repertoire, workshop orchestra. Evening events include faculty concert, student concert, free-lance playing. Free Wednesday afternoon for more playing or sightseeing. Improve your playing in a supportive, friendly atmosphere with world-class teachers.
    


(DE) Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden 2012 (21-29 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

(From the latest Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden 2012 newsletter)

Location: Dormagen, DE

The program of the 21st EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL Knechtsteden has now been posted online. You may also find many slideshows from last year’s performances as well as a few videos.

This year’s festival concerts feature an interesting mix of performers such as …     
    


(HR) VARAŽDIN Baroque Evenings (21 sep - 2 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2012
“Based on the rich baroque tradition and music of Varaždin, the festival of Varaždin Baroque Evenings was founded in 1968, holding its first festival event in 1971. Since 1986, the European Council of Culture based in Strasbourg has assumed patronage of the festival. Since the year 1992 the Festival has come under the patronage of the President of Croatia. The Varaždin Baroque Evenings have since that date been organised by the newly founded Concert Office of the Varaždin Town Council. …
    

(US) SFEMS Children's Music Discovery Workshop - A Midsummer Night's Dream (29 jul - 3 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2012

(Part of the group of summer workshops hosted by the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS))

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Early music and Renaissance social history for young people from ages 7 to 15. Study the music and dance of England in Shakespeare’s time. Beginners to advanced students are welcome.  …
  


(NL) Huismuziek Summer Workshops and Classes 2012-2013

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2012

(From the latest Huismuziek newsletter)

A reminder from Huismuziek of its summer workshops and early music classes offerings for the upcoming summer of 2012 and months of 2013.
    


(IL) The 3rd International Tel Aviv Early Music Seminar (1-9 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 16, 2012

Location: Tel Aviv, Sukkot, IL

The Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries
Music Director: Drora Bruck

“A unique course focusing on music from the 17th and 18th centuries. While familiarizing themselves with the culture and customs of the period and their impact on the development of music and musicians, students will enjoy nine days of studying, playing, singing, attending master classes, workshops and listening to and performing in concerts,in the pleasant atmosphere of the new building of The Israeli Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv. …


(UK) Opera Today Review by Robert Hugill (4 jun 2012): "Handel and the Rival Queens: Lufthansa Baroque Festival"

Contributed by Admin on Jun 14, 2012
“A fascinating evening of arias and readings on the theme of Handel’s “rival queens”, Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni. …
  

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

Contributed by Admin on Jun 14, 2012

(From the latest Lark Camp newsletter)

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.

News: The 2012 schedule may now be found online.
    


(NL) Brill will digitize Art Sales Catalogues from the Frick Art Reference Library in New York (20 march 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 14, 2012
Brill and the Frick Collection have signed an agreement to digitize c. 3,300 historical art sales catalogues from the Frick Art Reference Library for Brill’s publication Art Sales Catalogues 1600-1900 Online (ASCO). …
    

(US) Cantus and The Rose Ensemble Concert (15 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 14, 2012

Location: St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis

“In conjunction with Chorus America’s 35th Annual Conference, Cantus and The Rose Ensemble will be taking the stage together for the first time on June 15. Lasting approximately one hour, this joint performance will feature highlights from Cantus’ On the Shoulders of Giants and That Eternal Day programs and The Rose Ensemble’s critically acclaimed Land of Three Faiths program.
     


(IT) Libreria Musical Italiana (LIM): Newly Published

Contributed by Admin on Jun 14, 2012

From the “Novità” pages of the Libreria Musical Italiana (LIM) website, newly published titles:

  • Pietro Gnocchi Sei concerti per archi  a cura di Claudio Toscani (edizione critica)
  • Tra feste e cerimonie Catalogo di una collezione dispersa a cura di Daniela petrobelli Boella
  • Le fonti musicali in Piemonte Vol. III: Asti e Provincia  a cura di Paolo Cavallo
  • Rivista Italiana di Musicologia XLVII - 2012 
  • Fonti della musica sacra Testi e incisioni discografiche a cura di Alessandro Argentini e Ludovica de Nardo

(IE) Cork International Choral Festival (2-6 may 2012) (June 2012 Newsletter - Festival round-up)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2012

A week of colour and culture that surpised and inspired...

“With the final 't's' being crossed in wrapping up what has been a hugely successful year, the team at Cork International Choral Festival would like to sincerely thank all the fantastic choristers that travelled from near and far, our loyal sponsors and supporters, incredible volunteers, and importantly you, the public, for coming out, participating in and supporting the Festival in this, its 58th year. …
     


(FR) Ensemble Céladon (Newsletter No. 57 - 7 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2012

(From the latest Ensemble Céladon newsletter)

The most recent newsletter from Ensemble Céladon reminds us of the upcoming events:

  • 20 June: Deo Gratias Anglia / Eglise de Largentière (07), FR
  • 30 June: Baroque Land Prieuré de Saint-Romain-Le-Puy (42), FR

Additionally, you may be interested in hearing a podcast of a recent airing of the …
  


(US) Carmel Bach Festival's 75 Years of Highlights in Music and Stories (14-28 jul 2012) (News Release)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2012

75 Years of Highlights in One Concert: David Gordon Previews Carmel Bach Festival's "Inside the Music"

Stories, images and musical masterworks from the Festival's origin to the present

CARMEL, CA, June 7, 2012 -- For 15 days this July, the picturesque seaside village of Carmel will become a center of great music and ideas as the Carmel Bach Festival celebrates 75 years of performances by world class musicians.
    

(US) Washington Early Music Festival (2-30 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2012

(From the latest Washington Early Music Festival newsletter)
(Please note there has been a change of venue for the June 16 event – ed.)

PASSION will wind its musical way through June in Washington, as it has through centuries of music.

This intriguing theme will unleash creative forces in our artists’ programming. We can look forward to emotional performances of sacred or secular passion – love, intrigue, jealousy, death, spirituality.

As has become a tradition, the Festival will offer events throughout the entire month of June. We invite you to take expeditions into the heart of D.C. to attend our concerts, visit museums, try new restaurants, stroll the neighbourhoods. …”  
    


(US) Make Music New York (2012 June 21)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2012
“Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts.
  

(FR) Ensemble Enthéos: First Acadmy (Workshop) (9-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2012

Location:  Mirecourt (88), FR

Enthéos is organizing its first Summer Academy to share the fruits of its research. It will focus on song and the Renaissance madrigal, two genres that help us discover the art of composers and French and Italian poets of the sixteenth century. This academy will highlight great composers who have benefited from the patronage of the great families of Lorraine as the dukes of Lorraine and Guise ... This repertoire is the subject of the next disc Entheos which is due out this fall. We will focus also works by Claudin de Sermisy which this year marks the 450th anniversary of his death. …
     


(US) Gotham Early Music Scene Newsletter: GEMS Fifth Anniversary Gala Reception (4 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 09, 2012

(From the latest GEMS newsletter)

Location
New York Society  for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West)
Manhattan NY, US

“Tickets are now on sale for the GEMS Fifth Anniversary Gala Reception and Sinfonia New York's performance of The Art & Ecstasy of the Chaconne on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 pm!  …
     


(US) Parkening International Guitar Competition Names 2012 Winners

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2012
“Malibu, CA, June 2--Christopher Parkening and Pepperdine University today announced the winner of the third triennial Parkening International Guitar Competition. The competition, the world's preeminent guitar competition with the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition, took place from May 29 through June 2, 2012. …
  

(FR) Froville La Romane Concerts: From Venice to Prague -- Two Magnificient Concerts (15, 16 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2012

Date: 15 jun 2012
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre conductor with Claire Lefilliâtre, Jan Van Elsacker, Serge Goubioud, Arnaud Marzorati, staging by Benjamin Lazar.
No scenery nor costumes as seen in some of the “Poème” productions, Benjamin Lazar makes use of gestures and candle light.

Date: 16 jun 2012
COLLEGIUM VOCALE 1704, Vaclav Luks conductor with period instruments and the collegium choir with Kamila Mazalova winner of the international competition of baroque voice at Froville. Works by Vivaldi and Zelenka.
    


(FR) Sagittarius, Michel Laplénie Director: Voice Workshop "La famille Bach" (15-21 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2012

Location:  Citadelle de Blaye (33), FR

Faculty: Michael Laplénie (musical direction), Emmanuel Mandrin (continuo organ) and Pierre Sciama (countertenor).

This year the workshop returns to the German music with the Bach family: a century of music from the ancestor,  Johann Bach to Johann Sebastian Bach. The work will also take aim at Johann Michael Bach and Johann Christoph Bach whose nephew Johann Sebastian says he was "a profound composer."
    

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