(ES) La Nueva España Article: "Forma Antiqva" Performs in an Episode of "El Ministerio del Tiempo" (17 Feb 2016)

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News from "La Nueva España" online website that the group "Forma Antiqva" will perform in an episode of  "El Ministerio del Tiempo". The popular series is seen by more than 2.8 spectators raising the profile of the early music group ...

(UK) The Guardian Article: "Opera's new voices: 10 composers making overtures to greatness" (by Amanda Holden, 15 Feb 2016)

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"The Opera Guide is the first opera reference book compiled solely for publication online. At last reference books can be kept up-to-date, and this concise version of my previous opera guides contains state-of-the-art information on the 100 composers whose operas are most often performed, along with 250 operas that are their best works. Starting with Monteverdi and Cavalli, it ranges all through the repertoire to Peter Maxwell Davies, Kaija Saariaho and Thomas Adès, who have all written new operatic works to be premiered this year. ...

(US) National Endowment for the Arts Report: "The Arts and Economic Growth" (16 Feb 2016)

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"Washington, DC—Today’s creative economy gets a big boost from the arts, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The latest figures cover 1998 to 2013 and they spotlight fast-growing arts industries, export trends, employment figures, consumer data, and more. In 2013, arts and cultural production contributed $704.2 billion to the U.S. economy, a 32.5 percent increase since 1998. Another key finding is that ...

(US) Wired Magazine Article: "New Clues to the Mystery of How Our Brains Keep Time" (by Emily Singer, 17 Feb 2016)

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"Over the last few years, a handful of researchers have compiled growing evidence that the same cells that monitor an individual’s location in space also mark the passage of time. This suggests that two brain regions ...

(US) Historical Performance Institute at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Conference (20-22 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 16, 2016

“Historical Performance: Theory, Practice and Interdisciplinarity”

"This three-day conference will bring together leading scholar-practitioners to examine and anticipate key issues of historical performance in the twenty-first century. Especially welcome are presentations offering research generative of new insights into performance procedures. Scholars whose work extends beyond the field of music are encouraged to contribute.  ...

(CA) 12ième Édition Festival Chants de Vielles (1-3 Jul 2016) (Crowdfunding initiative)

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2016

Location: Saint-Antoine-Sur-Richelieu, Québec, CA

"Festival Chants de Vielles takes place in the lovely, country setting of Montérégie, in a quaint and historic Québec village. The 12th edition promises, from July 1, 2 & 3, 2016, tasty, nourishing discoveries, fantastic meet-ups and deeply-rooted exchanges and will bring you a fresh and delicious musical harvest, providing a place for sharing and learning on a human scale.  ...

(UK) The Sixteen Grammy Award Nomination: "Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610"

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2016

(From a recent Facebook post)

We’ve got our fingers and toes crossed for this evening’s GRAMMY Awards Ceremony – our recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is nominated in the Best Choral Performance category…wish us luck! 

About the CD: "Following the success of their Monteverdi Selva morale e spirituale recordings, The Sixteen and Harry Christophers release a work often classed as one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. ...

(US) Salon Sanctuary Concert: "At the Pleasure of Mazarin" (25 Feb 2016)

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Roman Treasures from the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris
The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street, New York NY, US

Jessica Gould, soprano
Diego Cantalupi, archlute
Charles Weaver, theorbo
James Waldo, cello
Kenneth Hamrick, harpsichord

"A Cardinal who never took holy orders, Mazarin, né Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino (1602 – 1661), was born near Naples, grew up in Rome, and became Chief Minister of France. The most powerful advisor to Louis XIV was more fascinated by art than theology, and although Bernini in Paris would ultimately be the prize of Mazarin's successor, the Cardinal imported innumerable Italian compositions and a fair number of Italian composers to his adopted country. His dedication to artistic splendor was a hallmark of his tenure and a gift to subsequent generations. ...

(UK) Capilla Cayrasco CD: Sacred Music by Ockeghem & Josquin (Recording April 2016)

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"Capilla Cayrasco and its artistic director Eligio Luis Quinteiro are planning to record their first CD for Barn Cottage Records, dedicated to sacred music by Johannes Ockeghem & Josquin Desprez, in London in April 2016. We will be recording some of the most beautiful polyphonic works by these two important Renaissance Flemish composers, using a chamber choir of twelve voices. All the members of Capilla Cayrasco are professional singers, specialised in consort / a cappella singing, active with various other early music groups in the UK. ...

(UK) Composers Edition Release: "Gesualdo: Sacrae Cantiones II - An analysis towards reconstruction" (by James Wood, Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 14, 2016

"Conductor, composer, musicologist, instrument designer and formerly virtuoso percussionist, James Wood’s multi-faceted career has led him into an extraordinarily broad spectrum of musical activities. He was conductor of Schola Cantorum of Oxford before founding the New London Chamber Choir, with whom he pioneered the work of many contemporary composers, including Xenakis, Scelsi, Kagel, Harvey, Viñao and Wood himself, as well as much little-known music from the Renaissance. In the 1990s he also founded the Centre for Microtonal Music and its ensemble, Critical Band, and was active in the dissemination of microtonality on many levels. In 2007 he left England for Germany, where he pursues a free-lance career as conductor, composer and musicologist. His highly acclaimed reconstruction of Gesualdo’s Sacrae Cantiones Liber Secundus occupied him for over two years from 2008 until 2010, and his recording of the complete set with Vocalconsort Berlin for Harmonia Mundi was awarded the ECHO-Klassik Prize for Choir Recording of the Year in 2013. ...

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