(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players News: "WLU Music Students Chosen for New Baroque Mentorship Program" (26 Nov 2013)
Location: Waterloo Ontario, CA
(From a recent article in the Kitchener-Waterloo "The Record" newspaper (by Valerie Hill))
""The idea, it just came to me," said Baumgartel, a violinist with Nota Bene and an instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University. "Our job in Nota Bene will be to provide a platform for them to play things they don't get a lot of opportunity to play at school."
For this inaugural program, Baumgartel invited two Laurier students, though future mentorships will be open to any music student. ...
Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway, and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment
Location: The Bissel Room, Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York NY, US
Jessica Gould, soprano & Tony Boutté, tenor
Members of the Sebastians: Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord & leader
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould
Featuring Campbell Scott as Thomas Jefferson, Melissa Errico as Maria Cosway, and Kathleen Chalfant as the narrator
“Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the Jefferson/Cosway correspondence brims with exquisite music and eloquent prose, …
Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA
"Described as “Mozart reincarnated” and “a prince of the fortepiano,” Kristian Bezuidenhout joins Tafelmusik in his long-awaited Toronto debut. A frequent guest with the world’s leading baroque orchestras and renowned for his stellar recordings of Mozart’s keyboard works, Mr. Bezuidenhout takes centre stage in two virtuosic Mozart piano concertos – K.413 and K.271 "Jenamy" – and leads the orchestra in an exploration of the music of Bach’s sons ..."
Location: Monaco, chapelle de la Visitation
Holiday concert sponsored by the "Affaires culturelles de la Principauté".
"Les Symphonies des Noëls" from Michel-Richard Delalande were played in the "chapelle du Roi Louis XV" Christmas eve."
Location: Saint-Germain en Laye (78), théâtre Alexandre Dumas, FR
"This programme renders hommage not only to Charpentier but also to Molière and his love of music. Abandonned by Lully, Molière, near the end of his life, turns to Marc-Antoine Charpentier at the start of his career. From forced "Mariage" and of "La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas", to "Sicilien" passing by the imaginary "Malade". La Simphonie du Marais • Hugo Reyne give us appreciation of all talented measures of registers from Charpentier as diverse as those of the pastorale, the farce, of amourous dialogue or parodic entertainment."
"This hour, we’ll spend time with composers who played and loved to write for the bass instruments—those you can’t fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane! ...
Location: Yarrangobilly Caves, NSW Australia
"We’ll dance for 3 hours every morning and 3 hours every evening and in between all-can-enjoy cave tours, river walks, thermal-pool-swimming, games, sleeping, cooking and eating. The accommodation, food preparing areas, lounges and dance rooms are simply fantastic. On the Monday when we first arrive we’ll make a theme of dance from 1825 to 1850. On the Tuesday of dance from 1850 to 1875 and on the Wednesday from 1875 to 1900—but any 19th century dress, be it from day or evening dress from any of these periods is fine. ...
(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "Music for Brunelleschi's Dome -- Lucia Baldacci, organist" (17 Nov 2013)
Location: The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th St., New York NY, US
“The completion of The Duomo of Florence in 1436 marked a milestone in architectural history, while the structure later served as a focal point for several great composers.
With this program, we welcome an organist of "Brunelleschi's Dome," as she makes her New York and American debut with a program of …
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