(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Article: "Nicholas McGegan: 30 Years and Counting with Philharmonia Baroque" (by Jason Victor Serinus)(29 Sep. 2015)

Contributed by admin on Oct 01, 2015

"Thirty years ago, the founder of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, early music crusader and harpsichordist Laurette Goldberg tapped Nicholas McGegan to become Philharmonia’s music director. Under “Nic’s” leadership, a five-year-old ensemble previously run by four ensemble musicians who conducted orchestra business in a spare bedroom in the back of soprano Judith Nelson’s house was transformed into one of the world’s most captivating period ensembles. ...

(US) Billboard Article: "PIAS Acquires Classical Specialist Label Harmonia Mundi" (By Richard Smirke, 28 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Oct 01, 2015

"European independent PIAS has acquired historic classical, jazz and world music label Harmonia Mundi for an undisclosed sum. ...

(US) Solamente Naturali ~ Miloš Valent artistic leader -- Concert (16 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Oct 01, 2015

Musica Globus: 17th- and 18th-century Folk and Dance Music from Middle Europe

Location: First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Boston MA, US

"A favorite of audiences and critics alike for their appearances at our biennial Festivals, the energetic and dynamic players of Solamente Naturali are back by popular demand! Celebrating their 20th anniversary and under the leadership of world-renowned violinist Miloš Valent, this ensemble melds classical and folk traditions like no other in performances bursting with  ...

(FR) Académie Bach - Photo Gallery Delight

Contributed by admin on Sep 30, 2015

How does the saying go? "A picture is worth a thousand words"? The Académie de Bach has a lovely set of photos that you may want to browse through, many players and instruments (pedal harpsichord as well). A nice collection of photos instead of those thousands of words. Have a peek at their photo collection as well as concert season offerings. ...

(FR) Final Weekend of "Festival de musique baroque d'Ambronay" (11 Sep - 4 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Sep 30, 2015

(From a recent newsletter)

News that this is the final weekend for those wishing to attend any of the "Festival de musique baroque d'Ambronay", for which has had quite a good line-up of concert events. What is more formidable is the fact that some concert events have been made available on-line, some are just snippets, while others are the complete concert. and in good streaming quality.

If you are one of those who has missed out on the concerts you will find ....

(UK) Cambridge Early Music: "La Serenissima" Celebrates its 21st Anniversary with Vivaldi's Seasons (21 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Sep 22, 2015


NEWS RELEASE: "The Four Seasons remains the most popular piece of classical music of all time.  To celebrate their 21st anniverary year, La Serenissima will be presenting a programme of these fabulous concertos, performed using a new edition made by violinist Adrian Chandler from parts which are in the hand of Vivaldi’s father, Giovanni Battista; this source is housed in the ...

(US) BEMF's Operas by Monteverdi Air on WCRB

Contributed by admin on Sep 14, 2015

"In a project of unprecedented artistic ambition, the Boston Early Music Festival performed groundbreaking operas by Monteverdi. Now WCRB brings you these performances, Sunday nights in September at 8pm.

Every couple of years, the opera productions from the Boston Early Music Festival inevitably generate some of the most memorable moments on the concert calendar. For the 2015 festival, organizers multiplied the excitement by featuring not just one operatic centerpiece, but three: ...

(FR) Compagnie Fantaisies Baroques / Irène Feste, Pierre-François Dollé: Dance Workshop (26-27 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Sep 14, 2015

"Irène Feste and Pierre-François Dollé are both professional dancers and teachers specialized in historical dance and especially in french Renaissance, baroque and french first Empire. The company Fantaisies Baroques is composed by dancers, musicians, singers and comedians which are all passionate of those periods and willing to create new forms with historical material. We're available for any question or request. ..."

(US) 2,600 Years of Western Culture Spread Across the Map in Five Minutes

Contributed by admin on Sep 14, 2015

"Culture spreads through people, but how does that really happen? This data visualisation from Nature Video charts the movement of 120,000 prominent cultural figures – predominantly European and North American – between 600 BC and 2012 CE, by plotting lines between where each one was born and died.  ...

(US) Oxford University Press: "Shop your Favorite Music Books Under $25: Back to School Sale"

Contributed by admin on Sep 14, 2015

(From a recent Oxford University Press newsletter)

" Shop our featured selection of books under $25 and under $50 and save 40% on our entire collection of Music books. Use promo code BTS2015 at checkout to redeem offer. " Oxford also notes that some exclusions apply on some titles and that  "*Offer expires 9/18/2015 at 11:59pm (EST)."

Have a peek at the Oxford University Press online music books selection, there could be an early music title that may interest you, with the additional savings on its ticket price. (Marc Paré, editor)

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