An opportunity to hear the finalists compete in concert in the second year of this new competition. Listen to their performances, then cast your vote for the ensemble which you think should win the coveted Audience Prize.
Early Music Event near Montpellier (FR)
- Alain Cahagne : harpsichord, basso continuo and singing chief
- José Vazquez : viola da gamba, baroque violin and direction
- Lucia Krommer : viola da gamba and baroque cello (till the 4th august)
- Achim Schulz : singing, voacl ensemble and body trining for intrumentalists and singers (till the 4th august)
- Philippe Suzanne : traverso
- Patricia Gonzalez : singing
Agostino Steffani’s “Niobe, Queen of Thebes”
Starring: Soprano Amanda Forsythe and Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky
Cambridge, MA – June 4, 2010 – The Boston Early Music Festival has announced plans for its 2011 Festival operatic centerpiece Niobe, Queen of Thebes by the Italian composer Agostino Steffani (1653–1728). In keeping with BEMF’s internationally-acclaimed tradition of presenting little-known Baroque opera masterpieces, Steffani’s Niobe is “a stunning achievement, blending poignant drama with powerfully beautiful music to tell a story of human strength and weakness” says BEMF Executive Director Kathleen Fay.
My Lady's Chamber “Passionate Baroque”
The Warsaw Chamber Opera (Warsaw Opera Kameralna) was founded in 1961 by Stefan Sutkowski, who has served as its Managing and Artistic Director ever since. The company’s inaugural production was G.B.Pergolesi’s La serva padrona (4 September 1961).
Since October 15th 1986 the Warsaw Chamber Opera has performed in its own Theatre at Solidarnosci Avenue 76 B. It is an ancient building from 1775 having a small lovely audience with excellent acoustic. This building is entered in the register of historical monuments of Warsaw.
The Chopin project is highlighting the Pleyel piano which was specially produced for the Warsaw chamber opera by Paul McNulty.
The Chopin festival will focus on Chopin's works for piano with orchestra. The orchestra has specially commissioned early Romantic winds, horns and bows at a'= 440hz for this project, which heralds a unique effort to recreate most faithfully the performing resources of this period.
(US) Renaissance Society of America (RSA) -- Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the RSA (March 24-26, 2011)
The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the RSA
Montreal, Québec Canada
24-26 March, 2011
Although the call for papers deadline is now past due, you may review the suggested round table discussions on the RSA website.
“Since 1954, the Renaissance Society of America has been the leading organization in the Americas for the interdisciplinary study of the period 1300-1650 in Western history. The RSA brings together members from many backgrounds who are interested in a wide variety of disciplines related to this period.
(NL) Call for Papers: "Music and Patronage in the Low Countries" -- KVNM Autumn Meeting (Nov. 12-13, 2010)
Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM)
Royal Dutch Society for Music (KVNM)
Deadline for submission: 15 May 2010
In many languages the term “maecenas”, derived from Gaius Cilnius Maecenas (70 BC - 8 BC), councilor of emperor Augustus, has become synonymous with lavish and enlightened patronage of the arts. Being in service as a musician or a composer, however, did not necessarily imply that the artist had found himself a maecenas. In 1556, for instance, Orlandus Lassus dedicated his first book of motets to Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, most likely because Lassus hoped that this influential statesman might help provide him with a position in the internationally renowned capilla flamenca of Philips II. Unfortunately for Lassus, his colleague Pierre de Manchicourt, who preceded Lassus in dedicating a music publication to Granvelle, was appointed instead.
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