(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Article: "John Eliot Gardiner: Monteverdi is the Shakespeare of Music" (By Niels Swinkels, April 22, 2015)
"For the better part of a half century, English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner has been one of the leading forces in the early music revival. Growing up in a family where, every day after meals, he sang Bach motets with his parents and siblings ...
(From a recent LFBM newsletter)
"In this our first year without sole sponsorship from Lufthansa German Airlines some wonderful people have helped us raise an incredible £119,000 in order to bring leading artists from around the globe here to London.
But we still have the final £6,000 to raise – which is where you (and our Singing Nightingale appeal) come in! ...
San Diego’s premiere early music performance ensemble, concludes its 12th season with “A Tale of Two Cities: Paris and Rome,” featuring Giacomo Carissimi’s oratorio Jephte and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s miniature tragédie en musique, Actéon. Performances are May 8 & 9, 2015. ...
(US) Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Program (Summer Workshop, 14-23 Aug 2015) (4 May 2015 Application Deadline)
Location: formerly held in Vancouver August 14 through August 23, 2015 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, US
"This summer TCEMF (Twin Cities Early Music Festival) joins forces with the Baroque Instrumental Program in offering advanced students and young professionals unique opportunities to study and perform with some of the world’s most respected international artists in early music. Held at the University of Minnesota School of Music, this program provides world-class instruction in a new venue. ...
(From a recent Folger Shakespeare Library newsletter.)
"Even if you’re not a Shakespeare scholar, there are things you have learned about Shakespeare and his plays throughout your life – that it’s bad luck to say the name of “the Scottish play” or that Shakespeare hated his wife. Are any of these stories true? And whether they are or not, what do they tell us about previous eras, and our own? ...
(From a recent newslrease from La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne.)
Festival baroque des Olonnes - Musiques pour le Roi Soleil
On the occasion of the "1er Festival Baroque des Olonnes", La Simphonie Du Marais ~ Hugo Reyne celebrate this event with three exceptional music programs around Louis XIV and wonderful works he inspired. An original connection between the Sun King and the famous microclimate of Olonne, beaches and its light ...
(From a recent REME newsrelease.)
"The European Early Music Network – or REMA for Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne - organised its annual general assembly, and first members’ meeting of the year from 17 to 19 April in Ambronay, France – the place where the network was created 15 years ago.
On that occasion, Xavier Vandamme, director of the Utrecht Early Music Festival and Season, was elected president. His team within the new Executive Board consists of: ...
(From a recent Harmonia Early Music newsletter.)
Bud Roach performs music of Giovanni Felice Sances.
"An interesting aspect of this recording is that tenor, Bud Roach doesn’t sing with an accompanist, but rather accompanies himself on the Baroque guitar. It was actually a common practice in the 17th century, though in classical music concerts nowadays, we are used to almost always seeing singers perform together with a separate accompanist. ...
"For this second volume in the Haydn 2032 project, the complete recording of his symphonies, Giovanni Antonini has chosen to put forward the Symphony Der Philosoph. He associates with it a symphony by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, eldest son of the Kantor of Leipzig, who is generally considered the most gifted of his sons. ...
The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) preparations are now in full swing. If you have never been to the BEMF, and are in the region, you may want to take a look at the concert list for the week as well as other events associated with the festival most notably ...
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