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(CA) Grand River Baroque Festival -- update (June 19-21, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2009

The Grand River Baroque Festival presents its 8th season on the beautiful grounds of the Buehlow Barn in Ayr and in Paris , Ontario (Canada), June 19, 20 & 21, 2009. Artistic directors Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson present a feast of string symphonies, concerti for violin, trumpet, bassoon and lute, featuring beloved and rare works including Vivaldi's Four Seasons.  Superstar chamber music guests include Flanders Recorder Quartet and Folia.  Invigorate the senses in a weekend of exciting music, spectacle, and food, commencing with the masquerade concert and party on June 19.  Celebrate the Baroque from a new perspective.  Join us for A Breath of Fresh Air!

Visit website for contact and ticket sale information (ed.): Grand River Baroque Festival

  


(DE) Handel Festival 2009 (June 4-14, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 17, 2009

Handel – the European

The Halle Handel Festival 2009 is under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Köhler.

In this major Handel anniversary year of 2009, we cordially invite you to come and experience the music of the great master of Halle at venues he knew during his youth. With performances by world-class musicians, pieces well-known and pieces newly discovered, for Halle, the city of Handel, 2009 is a year of festivities and you are warmly invited to join in the celebrations with us.


(AU) Festival Baroque Australia - Solo to Symphony (Sept. 18-21, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 15, 2009

Australia's first Baroque Music Festival is coming to Perth from 18th - 21st September 2009. A celebration of the music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and other greats of the Baroque era.

Go for Baroque - it's the New Music of the 21st Century!

Why an Australian Baroque Music Festival?

Baroque music, composed between 1600 and 1750, is the New Music of the 21st Century. Over the last 40 or so years, music scholars, performers and audiences have been discovering just how vibrant, elegant and relevant to our lives this music is.


(US) Longy School of Music -- International Baroque Institute (July 24-Aug. 2, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2009

The International Baroque Institute at Longy offers a comprehensive program for professional and pre-professional singers and players of Baroque violin, cello, recorder, traverso, oboe, viola da gamba, harp, lute and harpsichord, taught by an unparalleled international faculty. Other instrumentalists or continuo players are welcome to participate in chamber ensembles or the institute orchestra. The seminar features eight full days of master classes, ensembles, orchestra sessions, continuo coaching, concerts, lectures and projects, and opportunity for public performances. To provide the highest level learning experience, we select our faculty from among the finest performers and teachers in the field of Baroque music.

The Venice-Dresden Connection: A Seminar on Baroque music of Italy and Germany.
Friday, July 24, to Sunday, August 2, 2009


(US) University of Rochester - Memorial Art Gallery - Italian Baroque Organ

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2009

“ .. . As beautiful, authentic sounds fill the Fountain Court, the work of period artists are a feast for the eyes as well. The organ—with its 600 pipes and lavishly carved, painted and gilded 22-foot case—is the centerpiece of a new installation that highlights over 30 major Baroque paintings and sculpture from the Gallery's permanent collection. ..“

Visit website for more information. (ed.) : University of Rochester - Memorial Art Gallery - Italian Baroque Organ


(CA) Nota Bene Period Orchestra -- May Concert Fundraiser

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2009

“A message from Borys Medicky, Artistic Director of Nota Bene Period Orchestra:

Dear Friends,

After eight years and more than fifty successful concerts in Waterloo Region and Guelph, we find ourselves in a serious financial situation. As a result, we had to make changes to the final two concerts of our 2008-2009 season. We will now be finishing the season on May 16th with a fundraiser and a concert of Baroque Favourites:

Bach, Double Violin concerto; Marais, a suite from Alcyone
Purcell, a suite from the Fairy Queen; Telemann, "La Bizarre," an orchestral suite
Handel, a trio sonata; Purcell, a solo keyboard suite


(US) Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO) -- Summary of Upcoming Events

Contributed by Admin on May 12, 2009

The following is a summary of upcoming events with the Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO). Of note are the summer courses:

“Oregon Renaissance Band  will give a concert "Early Music of Scandinavia"  on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at 2:30pm as part of the Camerata Musica series in Salem, Oregon.  The concerts are held at the Salem Public Library, 585, Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR in the Loucks Lecture Hall.  Free Admission.  Music by Dowland, Brade, Borchgrevinck, Pederson, Schattenberg, Willaert, and others, performed on voices, recorders, violin, lute, harp, sackbuts, double reeds, and many others.  Also included on the program is the strange story and music of the "Netherworldly Outdoor Concert" related by Heinrich Meyer of Bergen in 1695.

Community Music Center Summer Early Music Classes session begins Thursday, July 9, 2009.  See Local News/Portland page.

Oregon Renaissance Band is planning holiday concerts on December 18 at the Hillsboro Arts Center, and December 26 and 27 at the Community Music Center in Portland.”

Visit website (events page) for more information. (ed.): EMGO


(IT) Aquila Corde Armoniche

Contributed by Admin on May 10, 2009

A short YouTube video (10 minutes) to the Aquila factory where gut strings are wound. 

Visit YouTube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_Cwe_pz0Uo

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