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(US) Western Early Keyboard Association (WEKA) Annual Conference at MusicSources (June 9, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

Program:

The Harpsichordist's Touch: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective
Touch is one of the primary means toward expressivity on the harpsichord.  Seattle teacher and performer Jillon Stoppels Dupree will draw upon historical sources, the teachings of today's finest masters, and the evolution of harpsichord building in the 20th century in presenting her approach to touch.

Historical to Contemporary Harpsichord and Vocal Accompaniment
Baritone Zachary Gordin and harpsichordist Jonathan Davis will present a concert and discussion. 


(UK) Finals Night - The Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition (Fenton House) (June 10-June 12, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

An opportunity to hear the finalists compete in concert in the second year of this new competition. Listen to their performances, then cast your vote for the ensemble which you think should win the coveted Audience Prize.

(FR) International Early Music Event in the Vignogoul Abbey (July 29- August 8, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

Early Music Event near Montpellier (FR)

  • Alain Cahagne : harpsichord, basso continuo and singing chief
  • José Vazquez : viola da gamba, baroque violin and direction
  • Lucia Krommer : viola da gamba and baroque cello (till the 4th august)
  • Achim Schulz : singing, voacl ensemble and body trining for intrumentalists and singers (till the 4th august)
  • Philippe Suzanne : traverso
  • Patricia Gonzalez : singing


(US) Boston Early Music Festival Announces 2011 Festival Operatic Centerpiece

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2010

Agostino Steffani’s “Niobe, Queen of Thebes”
Starring: Soprano Amanda Forsythe and Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky

Cambridge, MA – June 4, 2010 – The Boston Early Music Festival has announced plans for its 2011 Festival operatic centerpiece Niobe, Queen of Thebes by the Italian composer Agostino Steffani (1653–1728). In keeping with BEMF’s internationally-acclaimed tradition of presenting little-known Baroque opera masterpieces, Steffani’s Niobe is “a stunning achievement, blending poignant drama with powerfully beautiful music to tell a story of human strength and weakness” says BEMF Executive Director Kathleen Fay.


(UK) My Lady's Chamber Red Hedgehog Concert Series -- Summer 2010

Contributed by cattootler on May 20, 2010

My Lady's Chamber “Passionate Baroque”

Quirky My Lady's Chamber perform music from 1600 to 1775 in a manner accessible to modern audiences.  When you require escape from the bustle of modern living, let us inspire you with our beautiful period instruments and unusual corners of the repertoire.  Having researched Early Music at some of the world's top conservatoires, we can now reveal that all was not calm under 18th Century bedsheets!

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