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(US) Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO) -- Summary of Upcoming Events

Contributed by Admin on May 12, 2009

The following is a summary of upcoming events with the Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO). Of note are the summer courses:

“Oregon Renaissance Band  will give a concert "Early Music of Scandinavia"  on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at 2:30pm as part of the Camerata Musica series in Salem, Oregon.  The concerts are held at the Salem Public Library, 585, Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR in the Loucks Lecture Hall.  Free Admission.  Music by Dowland, Brade, Borchgrevinck, Pederson, Schattenberg, Willaert, and others, performed on voices, recorders, violin, lute, harp, sackbuts, double reeds, and many others.  Also included on the program is the strange story and music of the "Netherworldly Outdoor Concert" related by Heinrich Meyer of Bergen in 1695.

Community Music Center Summer Early Music Classes session begins Thursday, July 9, 2009.  See Local News/Portland page.

Oregon Renaissance Band is planning holiday concerts on December 18 at the Hillsboro Arts Center, and December 26 and 27 at the Community Music Center in Portland.”

Visit website (events page) for more information. (ed.): EMGO


(IT) Aquila Corde Armoniche

Contributed by Admin on May 10, 2009

A short YouTube video (10 minutes) to the Aquila factory where gut strings are wound. 

Visit YouTube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_Cwe_pz0Uo


(AU) Dr. Ralph Schureck, Australian fortepiano collector News segment on ABC

Contributed by Admin on May 09, 2009

“Music-loving psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Schureck has brought together one of the most important collection in the world. He has the largest collection of early keyboards in Australia, and many are rare and have historical connections. Ralph says that the 1793 Stodart forte piano may have been played by Haydn himself, and is one of only a handful of early English pianos in existence, and the 1816 Broadwood grand piano is a model much loved by Beethoven.“

Visit website for a short video and notes:  ABC Segment on Dr. Ralph Schureck


(CA) Grand River Baroque Festival (June 19-21, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 07, 2009

We are very excited to welcome you to our first season as artistic directors. Our plans extend well into the future, building on the superb legacy of the previous directors of this festival, and introducing the Contemporary Baroque Training Institute in 2010. As wind performers who also revel in the beauties of strings, voices and keyboards, we look forward to sharing our unique perspective. We promise to bring you unusual and scintillating repertoire along with beloved standards.


(FR) Centre de musique médiévale de Paris

Contributed by Admin on May 07, 2009
The “Centre de musique médiévale de Paris”, home to  Ensemble Discantus and Ensemble Alla francesca, have made available online some of their repertoire for your listening pleasure. ..