Location: Conservatory of Music, San Francisco CA, US
“The American Bach Soloists bring the 2011-12 season to a close with an extraordinary array of performances, recitals, lectures, master classes, and colloquia during the annual AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS FESTIVAL & ACADEMY. Held July 12-22, 2012, at San Francisco’s elegant and spacious Conservatory of Music, the 11-day music festival presents twenty-three exciting events. As one of the world’s newest Bach festivals and the first of its kind in San Francisco, the American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy has become a major attraction on the summer music calendar, joining America's other great Bach Festivals in Carmel CA, Eugene OR, and Bethlehem PA. … ”
(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)
“11 JUNE 2012 (TORONTO, ON) — Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is delighted to announce the June 19 release of Beethoven For All, a two-CD compendium of some of the composer’s best known and beloved works. Comprised of selections from the symphonies, piano sonatas and piano concertos, all works are performed and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, whom The Times has described as, “…one of the few musicians in the world today who could accurately be described as legendary.”
In keeping with the spirit of Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which is comprised of musicians from a variety of Mideast countries, the Canadian release of Beethoven For All is accompanied by a celebratory concert comprised of Canadian musicians from all corners. UMC, Decca, Classical 96, L’Atelier Grigorian and Lippert Music have banded together to sponsor a search for 12-15 musicians, amateur or semi-professional, any age and any instrument, to perform a selection by Beethoven. …
Book Launch: “Off The Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing” by Neal Peres da Costa
Location: Recital Hall East and Atrium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney AU
“Some of us have very, very busy recently (in fact, for the past few years)...Neal, our wonderful keyboard specialist - harpsichord, fortepiano, historic pianoforte - has a very special event coming up soon that we would like to tell you all about. We hope you may be able to come along, hear all about his new book, and hear Neal with Ironwood putting some of the book into practice with a bit of Brahms. This is the book, the research & the musician that is informing Ironwood's performances in music of the mid-late 19th century German repertoire. A very special & historic - maybe even hip - evening... “
Cambridge Early Music: St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge (27 June, 2012)
St John’s Downshire Hill, London NW3 (28 June, 2012)
The Octagon Chapel, Norwich (29 June, 2012)
Music in Lyddington: St Andrew’s, Lyddington (30 June, 2012)
The Bach Players present a selection of pieces that J.S. Bach had in his library and which provide a context for his celebrated Orchestral Suite in B minor. The flute was the fashionable instrument of the mid-eighteenth century and will take a prominent role in our programme.
(Recently mentioned on various music-related websites.)
A recent petition organized by the International Federation of Musicians is being promoted by many groups. If you are a professional musician travelling the air spaces of Europe, you may want to read up on the reasons behind this petition.
Click on the following link should you wish to read more of the petition: Fair treatment for musicians travelling on planes with their instruments
(* Please note that EarlyMusicNews.org is only passing on this message for information purposes only and is in no way involved in organizing nor advocating a positive or negative response to this petition. -- Marc Paré, Editor)
Location: Palace Clam-Gallas, Husova 20, Prag 1 CZ
The Institute Baroque Culture in cooperation with organizers of Prague Carnevale present in a new production for Summer Season 2012 series of musical- dance images from famous ballets and operas XVII. and XVIII. century in performances called:
QUAND LES DIEUX DANSENT / When the Gods Dance
SEGRETO / Secret of Prague Palace
VIVAT CARNEVALE / Vivat Carnevale
(US) Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies (Fellowship Grant Deadline: 1 nov 2012)
(US) Hidden Valley Institute For the Arts - Early Music Road Scholar (28 oct-3 nov, 4 nov-10 nov 2012)
Letitia Berlin, workshop director; Peter Meckel, HVIA director
Location: Carmel Valley, CA
Enroll for one or both weeks. Adults of all ages welcome.
- Week I: intense classes for upper intermediate to advanced levels. Harpsichordists welcome. Faculty: recorder: Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, Lisette Kielson; viola da gamba: David Morris
- Week 2: open to all levels except beginner. Harpsichordists welcome. Faculty: Recorder, Janet Beazley, Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker; Viola da gamba, Joanna Blendulf; early strings, Shira Kammen
Classes include recorder technique, viol consort, Baroque chamber music, consort classes for Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary repertoire, workshop orchestra. Evening events include faculty concert, student concert, free-lance playing. Free Wednesday afternoon for more playing or sightseeing. Improve your playing in a supportive, friendly atmosphere with world-class teachers.
(From the latest Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden 2012 newsletter)
Location: Dormagen, DE
The program of the 21st EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL Knechtsteden has now been posted online. You may also find many slideshows from last year’s performances as well as a few videos.
This year’s festival concerts feature an interesting mix of performers such as …
(Part of the group of summer workshops hosted by the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS))
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Early music and Renaissance social history for young people from ages 7 to 15. Study the music and dance of England in Shakespeare’s time. Beginners to advanced students are welcome. …
(From the latest Huismuziek newsletter)
A reminder from Huismuziek of its summer workshops and early music classes offerings for the upcoming summer of 2012 and months of 2013.
Location: Tel Aviv, Sukkot, IL
The Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries
Music Director: Drora Bruck
“A unique course focusing on music from the 17th and 18th centuries. While familiarizing themselves with the culture and customs of the period and their impact on the development of music and musicians, students will enjoy nine days of studying, playing, singing, attending master classes, workshops and listening to and performing in concerts,in the pleasant atmosphere of the new building of The Israeli Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv. …
(UK) Opera Today Review by Robert Hugill (4 jun 2012): "Handel and the Rival Queens: Lufthansa Baroque Festival"
(From the latest Lark Camp newsletter)
Location: Mendocino, CA 95460 USA
32nd Year Of Lark Camp
Music and Dance from the World Over
Music, Song & Dance Workshops * Cabins * Dances * Parties * Sessions * Great Food * Dance Hall * Dining Hall * Camping * Fire Circles * Mendocino Woodlands Redwoods
Full Camp 8 Days or Half Camp 4 Days
Lark Camp promotes worldwide understanding through music and dance.
Lark Camp provides an open forum for the exchange of creative ideas between musicians, singers, dancers and composers. The Lark Camp experience is enhanced by motivational instructors and inspired students, who also share their passions and skills with the rest of the participants.
News: The 2012 schedule may now be found online.
(NL) Brill will digitize Art Sales Catalogues from the Frick Art Reference Library in New York (20 march 2012)
Location: St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis
“In conjunction with Chorus America’s 35th Annual Conference, Cantus and The Rose Ensemble will be taking the stage together for the first time on June 15. Lasting approximately one hour, this joint performance will feature highlights from Cantus’ On the Shoulders of Giants and That Eternal Day programs and The Rose Ensemble’s critically acclaimed Land of Three Faiths program.“
From the “Novità” pages of the Libreria Musical Italiana (LIM) website, newly published titles:
- Pietro Gnocchi Sei concerti per archi a cura di Claudio Toscani (edizione critica)
- Tra feste e cerimonie Catalogo di una collezione dispersa a cura di Daniela petrobelli Boella
- Le fonti musicali in Piemonte Vol. III: Asti e Provincia a cura di Paolo Cavallo
- Rivista Italiana di Musicologia XLVII - 2012
- Fonti della musica sacra Testi e incisioni discografiche a cura di Alessandro Argentini e Ludovica de Nardo
A week of colour and culture that surpised and inspired...
“With the final 't's' being crossed in wrapping up what has been a hugely successful year, the team at Cork International Choral Festival would like to sincerely thank all the fantastic choristers that travelled from near and far, our loyal sponsors and supporters, incredible volunteers, and importantly you, the public, for coming out, participating in and supporting the Festival in this, its 58th year. …
(From the latest Ensemble Céladon newsletter)
The most recent newsletter from Ensemble Céladon reminds us of the upcoming events:
- 20 June: Deo Gratias Anglia / Eglise de Largentière (07), FR
- 30 June: Baroque Land Prieuré de Saint-Romain-Le-Puy (42), FR
Additionally, you may be interested in hearing a podcast of a recent airing of the …
(US) Carmel Bach Festival's 75 Years of Highlights in Music and Stories (14-28 jul 2012) (News Release)
75 Years of Highlights in One Concert: David Gordon Previews Carmel Bach Festival's "Inside the Music"
Stories, images and musical masterworks from the Festival's origin to the presentCARMEL, CA, June 7, 2012 -- For 15 days this July, the picturesque seaside village of Carmel will become a center of great music and ideas as the Carmel Bach Festival celebrates 75 years of performances by world class musicians.
(From the latest Washington Early Music Festival newsletter)
(Please note there has been a change of venue for the June 16 event – ed.)
“PASSION will wind its musical way through June in Washington, as it has through centuries of music.
This intriguing theme will unleash creative forces in our artists’ programming. We can look forward to emotional performances of sacred or secular passion – love, intrigue, jealousy, death, spirituality.
As has become a tradition, the Festival will offer events throughout the entire month of June. We invite you to take expeditions into the heart of D.C. to attend our concerts, visit museums, try new restaurants, stroll the neighbourhoods. …”
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