An International and Interdisciplinary Conference at Victoria College in the University of Toronto.
“The early modern period witnessed a dramatic increase in the migration, expulsion and exile of social groups and individuals around the globe. The physical movements of religious refugees triggered widespread, ongoing migrations that shaped both the contours of European colonialist expansion and the construction of regional, national and religious identities. Human movements (both real and imagined) also animated material culture; the presence of bodies, buildings, texts, songs and relics shaped and reshaped the host societies into which immigrants entered.
(UK) CFP: 15th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music (11-15 Jul 2012) (CFP Deadline: 15 jan 2012)
Call for PapersThe 15th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music will be hosted by the Music Department of the University of Southampton from Wednesday 11 July to Sunday 15 July 2012 inclusive.
Proposals are invited for:
- Individual papers of 20 minutes duration (followed by questions and discussion). Speakers will be grouped into sessions of three or four papers in related areas.
- Round-table sessions of one and a half hours, including discussion.
The Circle’s recognised objects are to foster knowledge, understanding and appreciation of dance and its context in European society up to and including the twentieth century - and of its music and of other subjects in so far as they affect or are affected by Early Dance.”
The following is a list of upcoming 2012 conferences …
(UK) The 14th Oxford Dance Symposium: "“Dancing in the theatre of Europe in the long 18th century” (18 Apr 2012)
The Conductor: John Bence, Organist and Master of the Music of St. Mary de Castro
Tribute to Queen Elizabeth (I)
(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: Stile Antico "Puer Natus Est — Tudor Music for Christmas and Advent" (17 Dec 2012)
Scandinavian Studies is interested in the cultures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Founded in 1911, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (the supporting organization) has as its objectives:
- The promotion of Scandinavian study and instruction in America;
- The encouragement of original research in this country in the fields of Scandinavian languages, literatures, history, culture, and society and the publication of the results of such research in the quarterly journal Scandinavian Studies;
- The fostering of closer relations between persons interested in Scandinavian studies in North America and elsewhere.
Print ISSN: 0036-5637
OCLC NUMBER: 50609098
Included in the following packages: 2012 Premium Collection; 2011 Premium Collection
Location: Cardiff UK
“Our annual summer school is suitable for all levels from the complete beginner to the professional performer. Attendance is flexible so that students can attend for a few days as a short course, or for the full ten days.”
Friday 17th August – Monday 27th August
Module 1: August 17th to 20th
Friday dinner to Monday before dinner
Module 2: August 21st to 24th
Tuesday afternoon to Friday after lunch
Module 3: August 25th to 27th
Saturday morning to Monday evening
Brickhill Community Centre Upper Hall
Avon Drive, Bedford MK41 7AF
Bedford Early Dance and Music organises historical dance workshops and social events in and around Bedford.
Upcoming 2012 dance workshops …
(US) Call for Papers: Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium (17-18 Feb 2012) (CFP Deadline: 15 Dec 2011)
CFP “Between Indifference and Engagement: Music and Politics”
The first Bach program in the new year will be the masterful St. Matthew Passion, presented February 24-27, 2012, and featuring tenor Wesley Rogers (Evangelista), baritone Joshua Copland (Christus), along with an octet of ABS vocal soloists including alto Danielle Reutter-Harrah, tenors Derek Chester and Aaron Sheehan, baritones Jesse Blumberg and Robert Stafford, and the American Bach Choir with members of the Pacific Boychoir.
(IT) Cappella Artemisia CD Release: Scintillate amicæ stellæ - Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-Century Italy
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(IT) Call for Papers: THE ‘FRANCO-BELGIAN VIOLIN SCHOOL' FROM G.B. VIOTTI TO E. YSAŸE’, La Spezia, 9-11 July 2012 (Deadline: 31 March 2012)
(CA) Call for Papers: Confounding Expectations – Music and the Creative Act (Conference date: 14-15 May 2012) (CFP Deadline: 6 Jan 2012)
2012 Graduate Student Conference: Call for Papers
“The graduate students of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts, Department of Music, are pleased to announce a call for papers for their 2012 Graduate Student Conference entitled Confounding Expectations – Music and the Creative Act. The conference will take place on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in the Rosza Centre on the U of C campus.
(US) Society for American Music, New Membership Category for Non-Academic Institutions (Announced 15 Nov 2011)
On Saturday, December 17th at 8:00pm at The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E. 61st St., Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents
MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway,
and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment
Internationally renowned actor, Golden Globe Winner, and multiple Emmy Nominee Matthew Modine and TONY-Award Nominee and Broadway Star Melissa Errico star in a unique dramatic presentation drawn from the passionate letters of Thomas Jefferson and painter/composer/musician Maria Cosway, intertwined with the performance of music mentioned in their correspondance, including works by Sacchini, Hewitt, and rarely performed compositions by Cosway herself.
Featuring performances by Jessica Gould, soprano and Karim Sulayman, tenor
Members of the Clarion Society Orchestra
Stage Direction by Erica Gould
It is again that time of year when we should all take a little time to reflect on the joy and pleasures we have gained from our local early music groups, musicians and associations. While many of these are driven by a collected sense of volunteerism, I believe we are all too well aware that without any kind of financial backing, many of our concerts and venues would no doubt disappear.
It is then, at this time of year, when the year end is near, that we should contemplate helping our local early music groups generously or even “mildly generously” with their funding drives. No amount is too small to give. You may also find that some government incentives may reward your philanthropic gesture on your year’s income tax filings (check with your government tax rules, as these differ from country to country).
Please do give generously to your local early music groups and also consider volunteering your help. After all, we all gain from a healthy and strong local early music scene.
With many thanks for your generosity. May you all have a great December month of concerts.
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