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(US) Internet Viola da Gamba Composers Project (spring 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2009

In 2010, Viols in Our Schools & the GambaCast will host the First Internet Viola da Gamba Composer's Project which seeks composers to write new works for unaccompanied 7-string bass viol to be presented in a New Music recital performed by Phillip W. Serna at Valparaiso University in the Spring of 2010.  Video and audio content will be created and owned by the composer with distribution promotional  use on the GambaCast video podcast. The Project and the composer(s) could each use the content to promote the work(s).
 
To learn more about the Viola da Gamba Composer Project, please visit www.violsinourschools.org & www.thegambacast.org.
 
Please contact Dr. Serna by email: phillip@violsinourschools.org for information on how to submit your proposal.

(FR) Le XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone (June 2 - 11/ 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 19, 2009

The “XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone” announce their programme to their summer Festival. Artists appearing: Hesperion XXI; Gustav Leonhardt; Binchois / Sacqueboutiers; Paolo Pandolfo; Hopkinson Smith;  La Fenice.

Visit the website for more information: Le XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone


(FR) LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et des Pays de la Loire (May 09 - July 1/09)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2009

LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et des Pays de la Loire announce this year’s programme to their fine early music festival. The programme includes early dance; early music; conferences; workshops.

Of note, this year LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Visit the  LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS for more information.


(FR) The restauration of a "Polizzino" Roma 1634 harpsichord

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2009

View a YouTube  restauration of a "Polizzino" Roma 1634 harpsichord. Well annotated but controversial in some circles of discussion. (ed.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzCAPpJkd_A&feature=channel


(UK) Summer Course for New Viol Players (July 4th – 5th 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2009

Summer Course for New Viol Players
Storthes Hall Park, Huddersfield

For anyone who would like to be introduced to viol playing, beginners on the viol, or viol players new to consort playing.
Tutors:
Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Alison Kinder, Andrew Fowler, Ibi Aziz
In association with The Department of Music, University of Huddersfield
Supported by The Early Music Shop

Please contact Susanne Heinrich for an application form
Application deadline 1st May 2009
Email: admin@vdgs.org.uk
Tel: 01865 712418
or visit the VdGS website 


(IT) LABORATORIO DI MUSICA ANTICA, Summer Early Music Course (August 17-23, 2009)

Contributed by imperfetti on Apr 12, 2009

Pescara, Italy, 17-23 August 2009

The Accademia degli Imperfetti is a cultural association for study, performances, didactics of Early Music established in 1996 in Pescara. It works in the field of culture and art, with promotion of artistic activities (concerts, ballet performances), and educational activities (summer courses of early music, Renaissance Historical Dances, etc..).

The early music course consist of classes, workshops, lectures.

CLASSES
Viol and Lirone
Renaissance and Baroque singing
Renaissance Historical Dances
Recorder and Cornetto
Pluked Instruments

WORKSHOPS
Viol Consort
Chamber music
Musical theory in XVI and XVII
Music, didactics and computer

Pescara is a beautiful small city on the Adriatic Sea, and the Maiella and Gran Sasso Mountains are very near: so it's possible to join the musical activities with the holiday.

Visit website for more information: www.imperfetti.it


(MX) Le Mercure goes to XIV Encuentro Internacional de Música Antigua 2009

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2009
*Concert on Thursday May 14th, 8pm at the Sala Blas Galindo, National Center for the Arts (CENART)
Mexico City, Mexico
Feature program:  The 'Paris' Quartets of Georg Philipp Telemann

*Masterclasses for traverso, baroque violin, viola da gamba, and chamber music at the Escuela Superior de Música (date to be confirmed)

Le Mercure:  Teddie Hwang, traverso; Dorota Hosnowska, baroque violin; Gerald Stempfel, viola da gamba; Miguel Angel Cicero, harpsichord

Please visit our website at www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com for further information and updates.

(US) SEHKS and MHKS Conference (March 12-14/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 11, 2009
SOUTHEASTERN AND MIDWESTERN
HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETIES

“KEYBOARD MUSIC AND COLONIAL PHILADELPHIA”

JOINT CONFERENCE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITYPHILADELPHIA--MARCH 12-14, 2009

Philadelphia has changed a bit from this 18th-century image--but it is still home to many of America’s most treasured historic sites. Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance will be our host as we gather to hear papers and performances in a variety of o­n-campus as well as historic settings.

FRINGE EVENTS:

Ed Mauger, well loved for his "Philadelphia o­n Foot," adventures, will lead custom historical tours o­n Thursday afternoon (3 pm: "Colonial High Life") and Sunday morning (10 am: "Ben Franklin's Musical Philadelphia"). Advance and last-minute sign-ups are available. Cost is $15 per person/per tour.