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(BE) "Save La Petite Bande" website

Contributed by Admin on Mar 10, 2009
Please visit "Save La Petite Bande" website and voice your concern over the cuts in funding that may force the closure of this group.

As stated o­n the site:"The undersigned wants to strongly request the Flemish Minister of Culture in Belgium, Mr. Bert Anciaux, to realize the world-wide importance of baroque orchestra La Petite Bande.

This orchestra is o­ne of the most refreshing and renewing ensembles in its field. For over 37 years, it has been a true icon in the musical world, inspiring many other baroque musicians all over the world. Belgium should be proud to have this orchestra in its residence. When this orchestra would be forced to stop existing from of a lack in governmental subventions, this would be very harmful for Belgium's image in the world. It would be unthinkable for the musical world and it would mean an incredible loss for the international ànd the national cultural life.

The undersigned trusts that the Minister will take a critical look to the recommendations of the 'Beoordelingscommissie Kunsten en Erfgoed' and reconsiders their advice. "  (The site's claims have been confirmed with La Petite Bande organization.)

Please visit these sites to lend your voice of concern about this situation:
Save La Petite Bande       La Petite Bande offical website

(US) American Recorder Society (ARS) 2009 Festival and Conference

Contributed by Admin on Mar 08, 2009
July 30-August 2
St. Louis, MI

Reserve this date if you are planning to attend the ARS 2009 Festival and Conference in St. Louis, MI. ARS is celebrating its 70th anniversary year.

Falculty/presenter members this year are: Louise Austin; Annette Bauer; Tish Berlin; Frances Blaker; Joyce Callanan; Louise Carslake; Mark Davenport; Clèa Galhano; Lisette Kielson; Lorraine Krige; Judith Linsenberg; Nina Stern; Marion Verbruggen; Leslie Timmons; Jim Tinter; Mary Halverson Waldo; The Farallon Recorder Quartet.


(IE) Unequal Temperaments 2nd edition

Contributed by Admin on Mar 07, 2009
From Dr. Claudio Di Veroli, author of "Unequal Temperaments":

After the remarkable success of the 1st edition of the Unequal Temperaments eBook, I am pleased to communicate that the 2nd revised edition is now available, ...

(US) The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers

Contributed by Admin on Mar 05, 2009
Newly Published:  The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers: Two Manuals and a Notebook, Translated from the Original German, with Commentary

Streicher, Nanette , Dieudonné, Carl , Schiedmayer, Johann David , & Schiedmayer, Johann Lorenz , Translation and annotation of original texts by Preethi de Silva

About Preethi de Silva:
Preethi de Silva holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. Am Emerita Professor of Music at Scripps College, she is also Adjunct Professor of Music at Claremont Graduate University.

Visit publisher website for more information:  The Edwin Mellen Press

(US) Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat (Portland Recorder Society)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 04, 2009
Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food, and a beautiful setting in nature, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat.  Located just 20 miles east of Portland, and perched o­n a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River, Menucha is an idyllic retreat center.


(US) Latest concert listing from Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO.ORG)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 04, 2009
Here is an updated list including some just booked upcoming Renaissance and Baroque concerts and workshops starting next week continuing into spring.  Hope to see you there!  Phil Neuman (EMGO)

Sunday, March 8, 2009, 3pm:  Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya present "La Cantatrice" : Music of the Early 17th Century from Italy and England.  Music by members of the famous musical Caccini family - Guilio, Settimia, and Francesca, who was called "La Cantatrice", Girolamo Frescobaldi, John Dowland, Thomas Campion, and others for voice, lute, archlute, cittern, bandora, recorders, and curtal.  Eliot Chapel at Reed College in Portland.  Admission $10 and 8. 
 

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 1-4 p.m.:  Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya perform 18th century French music o­n recorders, lute, violin, viola, baroque rackett, chalumeau, and serpent for Museum Family Day for the Portland Art Museum. The theme is the exhibition of French Paintings in the time of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour.  For further information see:  Portland Art Museum


(BE) SUMMER SCHOOL CAPPELLA PRATENSIS (Aug. 24-30, 2009)

Contributed by Musica on Mar 04, 2009

Music for Pope Leo X
24/08/09 to 30/08/09

The course Music for Pope Leo X concentrates o­n the polyphonic repertoire from the early 16th century. Leo X was born as Giovanni de Medici and sat o­n the holy chair between 1513 and 1521. This music and art loving pope was a composer himself. He continued the evolution that his predecessor Pope Julius II had started. Under Leo X, the Papal Chapel’s ensemble became o­ne of the most highly renowned ensembles in Europe.

(UK) Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2009
*** The following is a list of events occurring at the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival. 
-- Click o­n the article's title to see the full listing. (ed.) ***


Event 1: Red Priest: Carnival of the Seasons
7.30pm Thursday 21 May 2009
Toll Gavel Methodist Church
Toll Gavel, Beverley, HU17 9AA

Piers Adams recorders, Julia Bishop violin, Angela East cello, Howard Beach harpsichord. A gloriously inventive mix of entertainments from Vivaldi, Corelli to Biber and van Ecyk. "Mad, bad and deliciously dangerous... wacky ideas, an impish sense of humour and astonishing virtuosity." Gramophone

Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £12.00, children £5.00) available from the National Centre for Early Music box office: 01904 658338; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; www.ncem.co.uk
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Event 2: Beverley Early Music Festival Schools' Chorus
1.00pm Friday 22 May 2009
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Court
North Bar Within Beverley, HU17 8DG

Community Education Project Directed by Sam DunkleyWe are delighted to welcome students from Woldgate College, a Performing Arts College in Pocklington, who have been working with peers from other schools in the East Riding to form this exciting new group. In this, their inaugural performance, the Chorus will be joined by young soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music in music by Purcell and Vivaldi.

Tickets: £3.00 (students free of charge) available from the National Centre for Early Music box office: 01904 658338; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; www.ncem.co.uk
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