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(IT) 41st International Early Music Course (Urbino, IT) (July 18-27, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 06, 2009

Plan on attending this fine festival in Urbino (IT). Details of their complete early music summer workshop can be found here. (ed.)

 



(DE) Stimmwercktage – Stimmwerck Days Festival (Aug. 7-9, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 04, 2009

“At very few places do music and architecture join as closely together as at the Stimmwerck Tage, near to Regensburg.

In the August of each year, in seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city, listeners dip into the atmosphere of early vocal music in the venerable abbey church.

In 2009, Leonhard Paminger (1495 – 1567) takes center stage in the Stimmwerck Days Festival. In close cooperation with the Musicology Institute (Institut für Musikwissenschaft) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich , a cross-section of his work will be brought to auditory life on the Adlersberg.

After the events of the day are over, the artists look forward to a friendly communal drink in the cloister tavern next door.“

Visit website for more information. (ed.):  (DE) Stimmwercktage – Stimmwerck Days Festiva

(You may also see a short video from the Stimmwercktage 2008 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loGbqR3aZ2g  )


(US) Boston Early Music Festival (June 6-14, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2009

“Join us for our next “weeklong extravaganza of early music” (The Boston Herald) featuring:

a fully-staged Baroque Opera featuring world-renowned opera soloists and the Grammy-nominated BEMF Orchestra
over a dozen Festival Concerts by the world’s leading soloists and ensembles, plus the Organ and Keyboard Mini-Festivals
the BEMF Exhibition, the field’s largest trade show of early music industry professionals
Fringe Concerts by established and emerging artists
Public Symposia on a broad range of topics
the BEMF CD Store, with thousands of superb recordings and hard-to-find titles
Performance Masterclasses led by Festival artists
Family Day programs, fostering the next generation of early music artists
 

 and much more!“

Visit website for more information (ed): BEMF


(CZ) Prachatice Summer School of Early Music (July 12-19, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 26, 2009

Summer School of Early Music 2009 is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance mainly of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. This year some of the recorder classes will concentrate on the contemporary or folk music.

The programme of the course includes individual lessons, group teaching of techniques, ensemble playing, listening workshops, lectures, and concerts of lecturers and participants and lots of chances to play with fellow participants (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) from all over the World.

Prachatice is situated in the southern part of Czech Republic, c. 30 km east of České Budějovice, 130 km south from Prague, 200 km north-east of Munich and 200 km north-west of Vienna.

The town is fascinating primarily because of its large medieval fortifications, entrance gate with battlements, dominant late Gothic church, the Old Town-Hall with inner porticos and a number of Renaissance buildings.

Faculty:

Peter Holtslag Recorder, Baroque flute
Alan Davis Recorder
Kerstin de Witt Recorder
Jostein Gundersen Recorder
Jan Rokyta Recorder
Liselotte Rokyta Panpipes
Rebecca Stewart Early singing
Mami Irisawa Early singing
Julie Braná Recorder
Monika Devátá Recorder - Children's Class
Jan Kvapil Recorder
Edita Keglerová Harpsichord

Visit website for more information (ed.): Prachatice Summer School of Early Music


(CA) Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival 2009

Contributed by Admin on Apr 26, 2009

An acclaimed series of summer courses and concerts jointly sponsored by Early Music Vancouver & the School of Music, University of British Columbia:

  • July 26 through July 31: Lute Workshop West
    Faculty: Robert Barto; Jacob Heringman; Nigel North; Pat O’Brien; Grant Tomlinson and with the participation of Ray Nurse

  • July 26 through August 7 Baroque Vocal Programme“The Compleat Singer”
    Faculty:
         Course co-directors: Ray Nurse & Margret Gries      
           Ellen Hargis voice
           Steven Adby gesture, dance & stage movement
           Ray Nurse vocal coachings, lute, performance practice
           Margret Gries vocal coachings, philosophy, harpsichord
           Michael Jarvis vocal coachings, harpsichord