(US) New York Times: "A New Weapon for Battling Cellphones in Theaters: Laser Beams" (by Amy Quin, 14 Mar 2016)
"BEIJING — Audience members using cellphones bedevil performers and presenters around the world. But in China, theaters and other venues have adopted what they say is an effective — others might say disturbing — solution. ...
Forgotten Treasures of the French Baroque. Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Music by Leclair, Hotteterre, Chauvon and Guillemain.
Join Baroque Band’s musicians in the intimate setting of Chicago’s beautiful Driehaus Museum for an hour-long program of enchanting chamber music.
"Join us for a festive evening of delights, with special treats and surprises of all kinds!
Celebrate a sparkling year with entertainment by some of BEMF's most beloved artists, including Amanda Forsythe, Aaron Sheehan, Jesse Blumberg, and others ..."
"Show your love for TEMP during this fabulous fundraiser!
Our challenge this year is twofold:
1. Funding: our goal is to raise $10,000 for the upcoming season. We have a LOT of new and exciting programs in store as well as the familiar ones you know and love, and we need your help to make this possible. ...
(From a recent LIM newsletter)
Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) Announces its Updated Catalogue.
"Founded in 1988 with the aim of publishing facsimile editions of music and musicography from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque periods, LIM has developed a solid editorial activity in all branches of music culture and musicology. ...
(US) Naxos - Paladino Music Label CD Release: "PEDRINI, T.: Complete Violin Sonatas" (Release, originally 2015)
"Teodorico Pedrini had quite the journey during his lifetime. Over the course of eight years, he traveled from Italy to the Canary Island, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines. Pedrini is the sole 18th-century composer of which we know that wrote European compositions in China, where he finally arrived in 1711. Upon arrival in Beijing, he worked for emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong until he died in 1746. ...
"Medieval Music in the Dales brings together musicians, dancers, instrument makers, crafts people, medieval enthusiasts and music lovers for a long weekend of wonderful music-making in an awesome medieval setting: Bolton Castle in gorgeous Wensleydale. Whether you enjoy listening to music, playing music, dancing or just enjoying a wonderful spectacle in a gorgeous setting - this is for you. ...
"Ediciones Singulares is a publishing imprint specializing in the production of stylish book-CDs which set music securely into its historical, cultural and social background and discourse. The series “Los escritores y la música”, with six titles already published and with new releases in preparation, has been acting as our means of introduction into the Spanish publishing market, and its reception there has been extremely positive. ...
(US) Wired Magazine Article: "This Huge Cat’s Cradle Embodies the Great Fugues of Bach" (by Liz Stinson, 02 Feb 2016)
"... If cat’s cradle has a musical equivalent, it would be the fugue. In classical music, the fugue is often considered the most complex form a piece could take. To the untrained ear, it sounds simple, but it’s anything but. In a fugue, a series of independent voices and instruments extrapolate on a common theme, simultaneously competing and complementing each other, but ultimately coming together to create an interwoven tapestry of sound. ...
(US) Naxos CD Release: "GRATIANI, B.: Cantatas (Consortium Carissimi, Comeaux)" (Consortium Carissimi, Garrick Comeaux, conductor, Feb 2016)
"Bonifazio Graziani, maestro di cappella at the Jesuit Church in Rome, is now emerging as one of the most eminent figures of the mid-seventeenth century Roman baroque period, the so-called Scuola romana. Like his great contemporary, Giacomo Carissimi, he favoured the genre of the solo cantata for one, two, three and four voices. The liturgical cantatas, or motets, from Musiche sagre e morali, are notable for their tremendously varied subject matter, ranging from ...
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