(CA) Musical Toronto Article: "Nine Things That Should Change About Classical Music" (Michael Vincent, 01 Jun 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 04, 2016

"Two years ago a respected scientist and artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic was thrown out of a concert for attempting to crowd-surf. The show was part of an “accessible and informal” classical music concert. ...

(CA) 17th Annual Western University Graduate Symposium on Music (26-27 Aug 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 29, 2016

"The Society of Graduate Students in Music at Western University is pleased to announce its 17th annual Graduate Symposium on Music, which will be held August 26–27, 2016. This year, our keynote speaker will be Karen Fournier, Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Michigan.

The program committee invites graduate students of all disciplines to submit proposals for papers on any aspect of music study, including but by no means limited to music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, composition, and performance. We welcome papers on any topic, and encourage a diversity of excellence in research across many fields. The deadline for submission is May 27, 2016. ...

(US) Society for Seventeenth-Century Music Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference ~ Call for Papers (20-23 Apr 2017)

Contributed by admin on Apr 29, 2016

"The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music will hold its Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference from Thursday through Sunday, 20–23 April 2017, in Providence, RI, hosted by the Department of Music at Providence College. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music and its cultural contexts are welcome. Presentations may take a variety of formats, including individual papers 20 minutes in length, lecture-recitals (45 minutes), workshops involving group participation, roundtable discussions, and panel sessions. ...

(US) Yahoo! News: "In Internet age, pirate radio arises as surprising challenge" (by Ben Finley, Associated Press, 27 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 29, 2016

Not specifically of early music in subject matter, but still good information on the hidden rise of radio broadcasting in metropolitan areas.

"In the age of podcasts and streaming services, you might think pirate radio is low on the list of concerns of federal lawmakers and broadcasters. You'd be wrong.They're increasingly worried about its presence in some cities as unlicensed broadcasters commandeer frequencies to play anything from Trinidadian dance music to Haitian call-in shows. And they complain the Federal Communications Commission can't keep up with the pirates ...

(ES) GlossaMusic CD Release: "Il pianto della Madonna" (March 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 17, 2016

"With Il pianto della Madonna, a collection of spiritual compositions by Claudio Monteverdi, La Compagnia del Madrigale provide a stunning follow-up to their award-winning recording of the Fifth Book of madrigals by Luca Marenzio – both releases from Glossa. The singers of the ensemble have returned to their favoured Piedmontese recording location in Roletto to create a vivid sound picture of the desire in Monteverdi’s own time ...

(FR) FranceTV Info Article: "In Calais, Jordi Savall Plays for Immigrants"

Contributed by admin on Apr 17, 2016

From a recent post on the FranceTV Info website. Jordi Savall and ensemble perform in the courtyard of the Jules Ferry centre (Calais) before a crowd of approximately 100 migrants and where the musicians were warmly received. An unexpected event occurred where one of the audience members joined in with the ensemble and ...

(FR) 1e Académie de musique ancienne de Vernon Giverny (4-8 Jul 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

L'Académie de musique ancienne de Vernon Giverny organized by Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien is devoted to music of the Baroque era: French and English music, Scottish and Irish early music. The energy of danse and cadence, ornamentation and phrasing will constitute the heart of our work. ...

(UK) Wigmore Hall 2016-2017 Concert Season

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

Wigmore Hall releases its 2016-2017 concert season brochure.

Of note, some of its many early music events include: The English Concert; Freiburg Baroque Orchestra ~ Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano, director; The Brabant Ensemble ~ Stephen Rice director; Collegium 1704 ~ Václav Luks, conductor; The Cardinall’s Musick ~ Andrew Carwood, director; Phantasm ~ Laurence Dreyfus, director; Florilegium~ Ashley Solomon, director; Iestyn Davies, countertenor & Thomas Dunford, lute ...

(ES) La Spagna Ensemble ~ Homage to Cervantes Congress (21 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

"La Spagna joins the Congress of Deputies to honor Miguel de Cervantes, to mark the fourth centenary of his death, by interpreting the "Burlesque de Quixotte" This work, presented as an instrumental suite, is one of the most brilliant examples of descriptive music applied to a literary work. ...

(US) Forbes Magazine Article: "Hungry Boys Is The Latest Advertising Agency To Launch Its Own Record Label" (by Cherie Hu, 14 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 16, 2016

"Few record labels are digital-only. Even fewer labels make fans the tastemakers. Almost no labels are run by advertising agencies.

As a completely digital, social-powered record label run by Russian advertising agency Hungry Boys, Sound of Change defies all of these conventions. ...

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