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Ensemble Le Mercure tours Mexico - Nov. 19-26

Contributed by tehwang on Oct 17, 2008

In November, Le Mercure will debut its two new programs in Mexico City! For more information, please visit our website at http://www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com

About Le Mercure: Inspired by the 'Paris' Quartets of G.Ph. Telemann, the ensemble Le Mercure was formed in the Netherlands. With an international core of members and a wide palette of instrumental colors, we are able to concentrate o­n music written in a true quartet style as well as trio sonatas for two melody instruments and continuo. The quartet, however, is our starting point and remains as our main focus in concerts. Le Mercure has recorded multiple times for the Bavarian Radio of Germany, as well as given concert tours in Germany, The Netherlands, and Poland.The name Le Mercure was taken from various periodicals that existed in France during the 17th and 18th centuries, in which o­ne often found reports of important musical performances of the time. It also refers to Mercury, the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology. We feel ourselves as messengers who wish to transmit the richness and beauty of music to our audience.

(UK) York Early Music Christmas Festival

Contributed by ncem on Sep 17, 2008

Booking is now open for the 2008 York Early Music Christmas Festival, which runs from 11th - 14th December. 


(AT) zeitenTANZ Dance Workshops (Sept. and Oct. 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 05, 2008
An ABC of Baroque Dance

Introductory workshop for beginners / false beginners.  This workshop introduces to the basics of baroque dance style (17th-18th centuries). Try and dance selected sequences from well-known ballroom dances of the French court, like "Aimable Vainqueur" or "Gigue à deux" (= "Gigue de Roland")!

No previous knowledge required. No need to bring a partner.
     
Teacher: Alexander Fischer.
Date: September 27-28, 2008,  Sat. 4-7pm, Sun 11am-2pm ...
     

(UK) York Early Music International Young Artists Competition (July 16-18/2009)

Contributed by ncem on Aug 14, 2008

The York Early Music Festival invites applications from young artists to take part in the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. The competition (which was previously held in association with the Early Music Network) will take place at the National Centre for Early Music from 16 - 18 July as part of the 2009 York Early Music Festival. ...

(CA) Fredericton Baroque Music Festival (June 6-8, 2008) -- REVIEWED

Contributed by Admin on Jul 28, 2008
"THANK YOU to all who attended, performed, worked for and supported “Of Friends and Foes”, the second annual Fredericton Baroque Music Festival. We could not have done it without you!

The festival opened o­n Friday night with “A Friendly Competition” in the form of rousing concerti by Handel and Vivaldi performed by the York Early Music Ensemble, which was directed from the violin by Katherine Moller. The soloists were Jonathan Addleman (harpsichord); Katherine Moller, Sari Tsuji, Angela Garwood, Sarah Liptay (violins); and Suzanne Bonnell-Burley (cello). ...