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(FR) Marnaves Summer Baroque (August 17-29, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2008
"Sunday 17th to Friday 22nd August at Marnaves (81), S-W France
A summer course in baroque period string-playing with the international violinist MARGARET FAULTLESS with Lucy Robinson (viola da gamba) and Andrew Wilson-Dickson (harpsichord and organ)

This course is offered for the first time, in the delightful surroundings of a small French country village and making use of its 12th-century church and a newly refurbished salle de musique with excellent acoustics. ...

(US) The 25th Annual Historical Harp Society Conference/Workshop (Jun. 4-7/08)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2008
" Held in conjunction with the Berkeley Early Music Festival.

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us for our 25th Annual HHS Conference & Workshop.  Designed to appeal to harpists, harpers, musicologists, historians (and history enthusiasts) instrument builders, acousticians, linguists, writers and poets, and all kinds of musicians and music lovers, this year's program includes many outstanding scholars and performers from Europe, South America, and North America. It also reflects the ongoing efforts of the HHS to develop and cultivate an appreciation of all aspects of historical harps by seeking out and researching information not only from musical sources but also from other areas such as languages, literature, social and cultural history, art history, and anthropology. ...  


(UK) 31st Oxford Baroque Week

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2008
"The highly successful Baroque Week is now in its 30th season, and is held in the attractive surroundings of Headington School, Oxford.

It provides a rare and stimulating opportunity for amateur and semi-professional musicians, and those studying to embark o­n a musical career, to immerse themselves in baroque music in a friendly environment with the aid of excellent, experienced and helpful tutors. ...

(CA) Montreal Baroque Music Festival (June 20-23, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2008

Silk, Syrup, Saffron

"The Montreal Baroque Festival proudly presents its sixth edition, Silk, Syrup, Saffron In 2008, Quebec City commemorates the 400 anniversary of its founding. In honour of this, Montreal Baroque will celebrate the wealth of musical culture brought over by French immigrants… and also the creative influences of immigrants from many countries that have peopled and shaped the artistic landscapes of Montreal. Montreal is teeming with cultural diversity! In addition to the artistic traditions of the founding fathers, the French and the Scots, the city harbours a multitude of other cultural heritages: European, Middle-Eastern, Asian, North and South American, and Caribbean, each contributing to the sumptuous cultural patchwork of our city. ...


(UK) Recorder Summer School (Aug. 7-9, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2008

Course Content

"We welcome players over 16 years of age (15, if accompanied by an adult course member who will accept full responsibility), at all levels from elementary to advanced players.

Each morning starts with a tutorial class. There will be advanced classes (by audition), intermediate classes, and also two permanent ensembles, at advanced and intermediate level. These two ensemble classes are for people who do not wish to work o­n specific solo repertoire. (Visit site for a list of the 2008 tutorial music. (EMN.org ed.)) For the people joining Intermediate 1, here are some scales. (Visit site for scales.(EMN.org ed.))

There are also twice daily ensembles, graded in order of difficulty, and students can attend whichever they choose. (Visit site for a list of the 2008 ensemble music. (EMN.org ed.)) ...


(UK) Fenton House Hosts a Baroque Battle of the Bands (May 7-9, 29; Aug. 14/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2008
Jury and Audience will both award Prizes

It will be a veritable ensemble extravaganza! More than 50 aspiring musicians comprising sixteen different groups will be contending for prizes worth over £1000 in a completely new Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition at Fenton House in Hampstead.

The groups face two elimination rounds, both of which will be open to the public. The First Round will be held from 2-5pm o­n the afternoons of 7th, 8thand 9thMay at Fenton House. For the cost of admission (free to National Trust members, no booking required) visitors will be able not o­nly to view the 17thcentury House and its collections but also to enjoy a whole afternoon of Baroque music o­n historic instruments. They can also leave comments for the Jury who must select up to six ensembles to advance to the finals. ...

(UK) Norvis Early Music Summer School (August 2-9, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2008
"Norvis Early Music Summer School is held annually in Durham, England.

The course covers all aspects of early music and is suitable for beginners through to advanced and solo players. ...

(UK) Early Music for Youth (July 21 – 25, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2008
"The summer school offers exciting and diverse opportunities for young players under the guidance of experienced tutors. Playing opportunities include chamber groups, large ensembles, viol consorts, recorder consorts and mixed ensembles, catering for every age and ability (grades 2 – 4, 5 – 7 and 8+). ...

The Clerks - In Memoria Tour

Contributed by Upbeatclassical on Apr 10, 2008
In Memoria Tour - 'A stunning, profound and moving new musical project from vocal group The Clerks' during May / June 2008. ...

International Viol Summer School (Little Benslow Hills, Hitchin. UK)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 08, 2008
Saturday 12th to Thursday 17th July 2008
Alison Crum, director, with Alice Robbins (USA) and Roy Marks

A chance for viol players with a particular interest in English consort music to work with distinguished professional players and teachers. Optional sessions focus o­n other topics such as madrigals, consort songs, early renaissance repertoire and continuo playing. ...

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