(From the latest Ensemble Akadêmia newsletter)
“After a rich season of concerts, Akadêmia heads back to the festivals …“
(From the latest The Sixteen newsletter)
“After a busy June performing in Manchester, London and Versailles The Sixteen continues its festival appearances with three July concerts. …
(UK) Local Secrets Guide Review: "Trio Mediaeval Trio meets Trinity in an ethereal Smorgasbord" by By Jane Bower (3 jun 2012)
“Three women’s voices and a trumpet in Trinity College Chapel - my mind had already decided what sound we were in for. But this was Trio Mediaeval and Arve Henriksen - a very different kettle of Gravadlax.
Part of the heart-lifting Festival of the Voice series run by Cambridge Early Music, this was a banquet of Scandinavian fare featuring, like any good spread, the unexpected as well as the traditional. Trio Mediaeval - Sweden's Anna Maria Friman, and Norway's Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Berit Opheim Versto …
(Although late at reporting of Mozartfest at Würzburg, you may be able to attend one of the remaining concerts on their programme.-- Editor)
“In 2012, the baroque Würzburg Residence will once again host numerous top-class musicians and orchestras like …
“A feast for the eyes, a feast for the ears, a Flute from America’s heartland that goes directly to your heart.
Maybe it’s those three boy sopranos who impeccably deliver the words and tones of Mozart’s three spirits and in their innocence make the hopes of mankind so real. …
(From a recent The Sixteen news release)
“ We are thrilled to announce that The Sixteen’s founder and conductor Harry Christophers has been recognised in the Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours List, receiving a CBE1 for services to music.
(From the latest Cambridge Early Music newsletter)
“Cambridge Early Music's next concert … on Wednesday 27th June, at 8.00pm in St John's College Chapel. I urge you to come and hear The Bach Players, whose captivating playing inspires reviews such as this: "Intimate, infused with joy and overflowing with genuine affection, this is music-making which combines enthusiasm and craftsmanship to create something both rare and precious." - International Record Review …
(From the latest Salon Sanctuary newsletter and on fundraising -- editor)
“Many of you got to know our new 501(c) 3 fiscal sponsor last December, as the co-producer of More Between Heaven and Earth, our original music-theater work based on the writings of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway. …
A reminder that the Printemps Des Arts Festival Nantes is underway. If you are in the area of Nantes, you may want to take in a concert or two that are available during its final days.
(From the latest Chants de Vielles newsletter)
“For eight years, the organization Chants de Vielles has produced a festival on the second weekend of September in the little village of Calixa-Lavallée in the Montérégie region of Québec, a cultural event of superb quality and artistic impact. …
For those of you who are interested in downloading your early music titles, you may want to consider registering to the eClassical newsletter. There have recently been a push to offer more titles in 24-bit quality recording throughout the music distribution industry of which available through the eClassical webstore. In addition, eClassical offers their 24-bit Friday weekly release specials as an additional incentive to its newsletter customers.
(From the latest Jean Cassignol newsletter)
“The first live videos of Paganini's complete Caprices whose transcription for the recorder or transverse flute will soon be available at Soldano's are purely documentary: they will be replaced by a better version as soon as possible.”
Iberian Music of the Old and New World, From the Discovery to the Independence of the Americas
Aula Magna de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. Valparaíso (Chile) (30 jun 2012)
Teatro Municipal de Las Condes. Santiago de Chile (3 jul 2012)
Teatro de la Universidad de Chile – Centro de Extensión Artística y Cultural (4 jul 2012)
Celia Alcedo, soprano
Pedro Bonet, recorder y conductor
Belén González Castaño, recorder
Jordi Comellas, viola de gamba
Ramiro Morales, baroque guitar
Works of Cancionero de Palacio, Anónimo, Falconiero, Hidalgo, Murcia Torrejón de Velasco, Martínez Compañón, Salas, Salazar, Locatelli, Ceruti
(From the latest Renaissance Singers newsletter)
Location: St George's Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2HR, UK
“Please join us at the stunning Hawksmoor church, St George's Bloomsbury, for our final concert of the season - Saints and Sinners. The Catholic Church has always celebrated exceptionally holy figures and encouraged the faithful to turn to saints for aid. We present the finest Renaissance music written in honour of these intercessors and advocates. From the exuberance of Palestrina’s Tu es Petrus to reflective hymns for St Francis, from the serenity of Taverner's O Wilhelme pastor bone to rumbustious hymns for Thomas Becket, we evoke a host of saints in music. …
(A previously recorded programme celebrating Father’s day.)
“Even though Father’s Day is a recent invention, we thought it would be fun to explore early music by drawing inspiration from popular gifts ideas for good ‘ol Dad. …”
Location: Misty Mountain Coffee, 33 Queen St. S, Kitchener ON, CA
Misty Mountain Coffee & Nota Bene Baroque
Present “Bach's Coffee House“ A Musical Event inspired by 18th C. Leipzig
Sunday June 23, 2012
7 A.M. till 5 P.M.
Live Baroque music played on period instruments, an instrument petting zoo, and door prizes.
No reservations or admissions cost (Come as you are and drop in when you wish.)
(From a recent GEMS email …)
P O S T P O N E D
“Due to the unexpected hospitalization early this morning of one of the artists,
we must postpone tomorrow night's concert.
It will be re-scheduled for the fall.
Details will be announced in the "Notes on the Scene" newsletter
and on the GEMS website.
Thank you for your support and understanding.”
Location: Conservatory of Music, San Francisco CA, US
“The American Bach Soloists bring the 2011-12 season to a close with an extraordinary array of performances, recitals, lectures, master classes, and colloquia during the annual AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS FESTIVAL & ACADEMY. Held July 12-22, 2012, at San Francisco’s elegant and spacious Conservatory of Music, the 11-day music festival presents twenty-three exciting events. As one of the world’s newest Bach festivals and the first of its kind in San Francisco, the American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy has become a major attraction on the summer music calendar, joining America's other great Bach Festivals in Carmel CA, Eugene OR, and Bethlehem PA. … ”
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