Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Music and storytelling join forces in this concert. Nota Bene Baroque Players, in partnership with the Shadow Puppet Theatre and guest narrator Ted Follows explores in words, music and images one of the oldest sources of artistic inspiration: Grimm's Fairy Tales: "The Bremen Town Musicians".
"At the end of the 13th century, Johannes de Grocheo wrote that the motet was “not intended for the vulgar who do not understand its finer points and derive no pleasure from hearing it: it is meant for educated people and those who look for refinement in art"...
Monteverdi's Orfeo under the musical and pedagogical direction of Leonardo García Alarcón.
For its 20th production, the Ambronay European Baroque Academy returns to the origins of opera, to the foundations of this baroque repertoire which it has championed passionately since its inception...
Compositions by Nicolas Bernier, Giovanni Legrenzi, Johann Fux, Giovanni Battista Buonamente, Johann Schmelzer and Wolfgang Ebner.
Join us for what can only be described as a delectable and delicious treat to all of your senses. Visit the Nota Bene Baroque website for more details of ticket availability and of location.
Location: Leipzig, Germany
“Vita Christi" • June 14–23, 2013
For the first time, an organiser has dared to draw theological, dramaturgical and compositional lay lines between Bach’s great oratorical works in the programme of a festival. The Christmas Oratorio, the St. John Passion and the Easter and Ascension Oratorios form together a grand oratorio project which must have been a highlight in the musical life of Leipzig in 1734/1735. On a total of three concert evenings, these scenes from the vita Christi will be presented in Bach’s unique musical realization. The oratorios will be directed by Trevor Pinnock and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. …
Organist, choir director and founder of The Renaissance Society
“In a musical career spanning over four decades Michael Howard influenced many hundreds of musicians, both amateur and professional. He holds a significant place in the history of the twentieth century revival of interest in pre-Baroque music.
Michael Howard was born in 1922 the son of Frank Howard a distinguished viola player who had been a founding member of Beecham's Philharmonic orchestra and player in Andre Mangeot's International String Quartet. His lifelong love of steam traction was sparked by the family home's proximity to the GWR ("God's Wonderful Railway") and to Walpole Park in Ealing which was used by the travelling fairgrounds. …
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