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(US) BACH IN MARCH : Bach Birthday Festival 2011 (2011 March 26)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2011

In 1762, John Christian Bach, youngest son of the old master, Johann Sebastian, journeyed to London for a lucrative position with the King’s Theatre. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed Music Master to Queen Charlotte Sophia (wife of “Mad” King George III) and the Royal Family. With a few close musical friends, the "London Bach" formed an ensemble to entertain Her Majesty in her private chambers: The Queen’s Chamber Band.


(US) La Donna Musicale celebrates Women’s History Month with the modern premiere performance of “Sofonisba” by 18th-century Italian composer Maria Teresa Agnesi.

Contributed by Musicale on Feb 28, 2011

Sophonisba: Heroic Queen.

Don't miss this tale of power, love, honor, and death presented by a cast of star singers and musicians in this extraordinary concert! March 25, Boston, MA & March 26, Arlington, MA. This is the first “opera seria” written by a woman composer.


(CA) Nota Bene Period Orchestra presents: Bach's Leipzig, and the music of his time (2011 March 13)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 22, 2011
On March 13, 2011 Nota Bene Period Orchestra presents “Bach’s Leipzig”, a concert of music by J.S Bach along with the music of his contemporaries and predecessors from the historic city of Leipzig, Germany.  The concert, which features local favourite, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo, will include a slide show with historical connections to our own city of Kitchener.


(CA) Musathena presents "Women of the Baroque" -- Concert (2011 March 6)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 22, 2011
Two concerts of Baroque Music by Women Composers performed by one of Canada’s newest baroque ensembles, Musathena.

Members of Musathena: Katherine Hill, soprano; Sheila Smyth & Valerie Sylvester, baroque violins; Rebecca Morton, baroque cello; Sara-Anne Churchill, harpsichord 

Enjoy the rare opportunity to hear some exquisite music written by seldom-heard women composers of the Baroque. The programme will include works by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda and the enigmatic Mrs. Philarmonica. As an added bonus, the ensemble will be premiering a specially-commissioned work by Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum, a setting of a dialogue by Mary Sidney (1561-1621) in honour of Queen Elizabeth I. Countertenor Timothy Wong will join Musathena for this new work.


(CA) "Il Mio Sole" - Tactus Vocal Ensemble Concert (2011 March 12)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2011
An evening of sublime music will be performed in the magnificent spaces of Guelph’s Church of Our Lady Immaculate. Guest organist Christiaan Teeuwsen joins TACTUS to perform works chosen mainly from the Italian Renaissance.

There is a strong connection between the composers featured in our concert and the acoustically brilliant Sistine Chapel. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, champion of Rome's Counter Reformation, needs little introduction to lovers of early music. His student, the Spaniard, Tomas Luis de Victoria will be also represented.

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