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(BE) Flanders Festival-Antwerp (August 23-31/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 17, 2008
The Flanders Festival-Antwerp offers a unique programme of concerts and educational initiatives. The organisation's main focus is o­n HIP music, a.k.a. Historically Informed performance. Ever wondered how medieval or renaissance music may have sounded? Our festival is the place to find out! ....

(NL) Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (August 29-September 7/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 13, 2008
Siglos de Oro – Centuries of Gold
Renaissance Polyphony of the Iberian Peninsula

"In the magical year 1492, the foundation was laid for an unparallelled imperium that would dominate the world’s history for some 200 years.

It was the year of the fall of Granada, with which Ferdinand and Isabella, Spain’s catholic rulers, ended the Islamic influence of 700 years. It was also the year Cristóbal Colon discovered America.

While in the 14th and 15th centuries, Franco-Flemish polyphony reigned in all of Europe, in the course of the 16th century Italy as well as Spain nurtured their own musical styles.

(FR) Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay (August 21-24/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 13, 2008
Musics in the Courts and Chapels of Europe"

Four days of pure delight with three concerts per day, excellence to be found equally in the programme proposed as in the Arsys Bourgogne choir itself, present for the final concert, which in few years, has climbed to the firmament of choirs world-wide. The magic surroundings of the basilica, the eternal hill, all sprinkled with good dose of conviviality and simplicity. ... "

Visit Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay website for more information and programme. (ed.)

(FR) Festival Baroque de Sablé (August 19-23/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 13, 2008
"Festival Sablé celebrates its 30 years in 2008

30 years in the service of music and baroque dance, listening to all research, 30 years accompanying artists. And also 30 years of the International Academy of Ancient Music and Dance: thousands of artists for hundreds of concerts, students from all continents. A faithful public coming from upt to 75 french regions and 20 foreign countries.

(ES) Semana de Música Antigua de Estella (September 9-14/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 13, 2008
"The Week of Ancient Music Estella is o­ne of the most cultural programs among veterans organized by the Government of Navarre. It offers annually, in September, a sample of the best early music-medieval, Renaissance and Baroque-through performances of chamber groups and soloists of international renown. The concerts are headquartered in the Church of San Miguel de Estella. In addition to concerts, in the latest editions program has been expanded with conferences and other activities for teaching. ..." (Google translation)

Visit Semana de Música Antigua de Estella website for more information. (ed.)

(FR) Festival Baroque de Pontoise-Conference Series (September 18-October 23/08)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 13, 2008
Le Festival Baroque de Pontoise and the Université Inter-Ages de Pontoise, in collaboration with Le Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise propos 6 conferences, given by the most imminent specialists, an immersion in the captivating universe of the Baroque.

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(FR) Festival Baroque de Pontoise (September 13-October 19/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 13, 2008
"From September 13 to October 19, 2008, the 23rd edition of the Festival of Baroque Pontoise offers a rich programme of twenty concerts and performances investing some of the greatest heritage sites in the Val d'Oise. Attached to its artistic ethics, the Festival promotes o­nce again the dialogue of music with other arts, supporting those already involved with theatre, dance and film at previous editions. ..." (Google translation)

Visit Festival Baroque de Pontoise website for more information. (ed.)


(SI) Radovljica Festival (Slovenia) (August 9-24/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 12, 2008
"Welcome to the homepage of the Radovljica Festival, the oldest early music festival in Slovenia. With ten concerts taking place in Radovljica and Ljubljana between 9 and 24 August, this year's festival will present a broad spectrum of music, from reconstructions of musical performances from before the beginnings of musical notation to Schubert's Winterreise with fortepiano accompaniment. In addition to this, o­ne of the programmes will also feature contemporary works written under the influence of medieval music. ...