Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis
“The highlight of the festival is the Summer Festival Opera, a double bill of two Baroque masterpieces, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis on 17 / 18 / 19 June in The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. With a twist to the production, these operas are set at the outbreak and close of the Second World War. Please see the opera press release attached for more details.
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Melusine Wood's previous book, Historical Dances : 12th to 18th Century, was in the nature of an introduction to the subject, each major period being illustrated by one or more typical dances. Here, dances are studied in relation to a definite syllabus, the first Elementary; the second Intermediate, and more difficult of execution. There are also helpful notes on 'Angel Walking', and on the varying modes of deportment during the Middle Ages and the 17th and 18th centuries.
Wednesday, June 15th at 730-Friend's Meeting House
Don't miss a joyful, romantic, nostalgic and celebratory performance at the historic Friend's Meeting House on 15th street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.
NewBEMF is a unique musical experience, held annually in the stunning seaside resort of St. Andrews, NB, just 60 minutes over the US border from coastal Maine.
NewBEMF, hosted by the St. Andrews Arts Council is also unique in its focus on combining college-level academic classes for credit through Millikin University (Decatur, IL) with pre-professional performing opportunities and significant community involvement.
List of upcoming concert from the New Brunswick Early Music Festival 2011:
(US) New Bach Festival: Exciting Early Music -- American Bach Soloists (Preview By Marianne Lipanovich) (2011 July 15-23)
(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) -- NEW! Behind-the-Scenes Video of Niobe (BEMF 2011 June 12-19)
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“Trio Sonnerie is one of the longest established and most highly regarded chamber groups working in Europe today.
Our June 2011 by Ian Howell (Editor)
“This issue includes two pieces by me: one discussing how rather than what to practice, and a very recent interview I gave on public radio on the countertenor and castrati voices.
If you are in search of “anything early music related“ in the New York (US) area, the GEMS website is the place to visit. Subscription to the newsletter that is mailed twice monthly is quite rewarding.
Of this month’s first instalment: “There are two unusual "music drama" productions coming up. The first is Underworld Productions's double bill that could be titled "300 years of sexual harrassment"-- Handel's 1710 operatic cantata "Apollo and Dafne" (early music is not only timeless, but timely!) paired with Ben Yarmolinsky's "Clarence + Anita," on June 7 and 8 at the Riverside Theater.
Video of popular pop artist “Sting” playing the archlute and meets Emily Howard. Humorous skit.
Departamento Interfacultativo de Música, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in collaboration with the Asociación Luigi Boccherini (Madrid)
Rudolf Rasch (Universiteit Utrecht)
Elisabeth Le Guin (UCLA)
Marco Mangani (Università di Ferrara)
Call for Papers:
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"Skip Sempé, virtuoso harpsichordist and founder of Capriccio Stravagante, is at the forefront of today's musical personalities in Renaissance and Baroque music.
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