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(UK) The Sixteen, Harry Christophers Newsletter (19 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2012
A lot from the latest newsletter from The Sixteen. There have been more additions to their online digital store offerings, a busy concert schedule, and, details of a fundraiser for plans for volume 2 of their series of Palestrina masses due for release in autumn 2012.
         

(US) Lute Society of America Summer Seminar (24-30 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2012
Join in the fun at the 2012 edition of Lute Society of America’s Summer Seminar! This year, the seminar will explore the lute from every angle. The event will feature a distinguished faculty of lute performers, musicological specialists, and vocal coaches. The faculty includes Robert Barto, Sylvain Bergeron, Eduardo Egüez, soprano Ellen Hargis, soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw, Nigel North, Pat O’Brien, Paul O’Dette, luthier Andy Rutherford, Crawford Young, Douglas Freundlich, Christopher Morrongiello, and The Bacheler Consort. The 2012 Patrick O’Brien Lecturer is Grant Herreid.
           

(US) Lute Society of America Summer Seminar: Application for Student Scholarships Deadline (4 May 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2012

Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, US

A reminder for students who are planning to attend the Lute Society of America Summer Seminar (24-30 jun 2012). The deadline for application to the “Student Scholarships” is on the 4th of May 2012 and is fast approaching.
              


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concert: German and Bohemian Masterworks (28 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2012

Location: The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st St., New York NY, US

A quartet of virtuosi performs German and Bohemian masterworks in the intimate mirrored hall of The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium.

Robert Mealy, violin
Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe
Dominic Teresi, bassoon
Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

Programme
GF Handel, Trio Sonata in B-flat major Op. 2, No. 3
CPE Bach, Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in G minor, Wq 135
JS Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor, BWV 863
Zelenka, Trio Sonata in B-flat major, ZWV 181/3
Teleman, Trio Sonata in G minor, from Essercizii Musici
JS Bach, Sonata for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1015

                     


(CA) Toronto Consort in a Year of Celebration

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2012

The Toronto Consort launches its 2012-2013 concert season. 

“What a pleasure it is to invite you to join the Toronto Consort in a Year of Celebration! Over our forty years, we’ve had some remarkable adventures – touring, more than eleven recordings (another one is coming this season!), educational events of all kinds, collaborating on projects with friends at Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Soundstreams, recording music for films and TV. …


(UK) Cambridge University Press: 20% off selected Medieval History titles (Sale ends 30 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2012
“From the Anglo Saxons to the Crusades, St. Francis to Charlemagne, England to Russia and almost every nation in between, explore the medieval world for 20% less with our special offer. Until 30th April, we are offering 20% off a large selection of titles in our vast and ever-growing medieval studies publishing program. …”

(UK) Cambridge University Press: Coming Soon - The Cambridge History of Religions in America

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2012
“The Cambridge History of Religions in America traces the historical development of religious traditions in America over three illuminating volumes:

Vol I:    From Prehistoric times until 1790
Vol II:   From 1790 until 1945
Vol III:  From 1945 to present day

Authoritative, bold and clear, this reference work documents the full range of religious diversity in American history, telling the story of a rich religious culture that includes representatives of most of the world's religions. …

(BE) Capilla Flamenca Discography Awards

Contributed by Admin on Apr 21, 2012

Recent awards and previous awards bestowed upon this fabulous group make their offerings on their site as well as on the music distribution channels even more enticing. 

“The vocal and instrumental consort Capilla Flamenca takes its name from the choir of the court chapel of Emperor Charles V. When Charles left the Low Countries in 1517, he took his best musicians with him in order to accompany him as 'living polyphony' to Spain.
 
Today's Capilla Flamenca recruits its specialized musicians mainly from Flanders so as to bring to life again the unique timbre of this brilliant 15th - 16th music in its full authenticity. According to the needs of the programme or genre, today's vocal core of the ensemble (counter tenor - tenor - baritone - bass) is enlarged with an alta capella (wind instruments), a bassa capella (string instruments), an organ or with complementary singers.  …


(UK) English Concert Master Class (2012) Competition Update

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2012
“The second English Concert Master Class for young harpsichordist-directors will take place in June 2012 at the Foundling Museum in London.

Between Monday 25 and Friday 29 June four aspiring harpsichordists will work with The English Concert, their artistic director Harry Bicket and two solo singers in directing a range of Baroque repertoire, culminating in a public concert in which all student participants direct The English Concert. This year's students are now chosen!  They are:

Thomas Foster (UK)
Jeffrey Grossman (USA)
Tamar Halperin (Israel)
Pawel Siwczak (Poland)

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(IT) Fondazione Giorgio Cini: Final concert Bîrûn. Seminars of Ottoman Music (21 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2012

Concert Advanced Workshops on Ottoman Classical Music

At the end of the workshop there will be a public concert in which the participants will perform some pieces studied during the workshop. Free entrance -- 21 April 2012 6pm

Background of the workshop:

The Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) at the Giorgio Cini Foundation will launch a new programme in 2012: Advanced Workshops on Ottoman Classical Music. The workshops are intended for musicians and musicologists who wish to further their instrumental and musicological knowledge in this important field of traditional music. The teacher as well as artistic and cultural director of the advanced workshops is Kudsi Erguner, an internationally-renowned musician and musicologist who, for several years now, has been teaching courses of ney flute at the IISMC, assisted by the ethnomusicologist Giovanni De Zorzi, an expert on traditionalmusic for the area in question. 
      


(US) Weekend Specials at ArkivMusic: Carmelite Vespers - Handel, Caldara / De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2012

(From the latest newsletter from ArkivMusic (4 apr 2012))

Carmelite Vespers 1709” presents a reconstruction of musical performances in Rome in 1709, based on a new critical edition by Italian Handel expert Angela Romagnoli.

In early 18th century-Rome the holiday of Madonna del Carmine was celebrated with a lavish musical pasticcio. Italian Early Music specialist Alessandro de Marchi, his Academia Montis Regalis and an excellent ensemble of solo vocalists present the reconstruction of such a service as it might have been performed in 1709 under the direction of Venetian master Antonio Caldara (1670–1736). The programme combines lesser-known but stunningly beautiful pieces by Caldara himself with famous motets by his predecessor Handel such as “Dixit Dominus” or “Laudate pueri”. …
         


(DE) Summer Workshop on Baroque Dance Athens 2012 : Dance + Culture = Joy (3-7 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 19, 2012
Location:  Dora-Stratou Dance Theatre, Scholiou 8, Plaka, 10558 Athens, Germany

Dance Technique – Costumes – Notation – Reconstruction -- Repertoire

“This Summer workshop for dancers, choreographers, teachers and researchers is meant to be part of the training in Baroque Dance leading the International Certification by the International Council CID UNESCO, Paris. Participation is not limited to CID-members.
               


(FR) Festival de Froville Pre-Festival Concerts (27, 28 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 19, 2012

The Festival de Froville opens on the 19th of may with Concerto Köln and Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater followed by thirteen concerts in Froville and Lunéville. Before this date, so anticipated, the festival proposes two exceptional concerts.

The musicians of the film“Intouchables” visit Lunéville on April 27th, in the Festival Hall of Cirey sur Vezouze, and, April 28th at the Lunéville Castle Chapel. ”Le Cariccio Français” directed by Philippe Le Fèvre, with Hélène Dufour, harpsichord; Yann Rolland, countertenor; Estelle Béréau, soprano,  perform:

Antonio VIVALDI’s most appreciated airs
Some works of XVIIIth century Venice
Motets and opera excerpts for soprano or countertenor (solo or duo)

         


(UK) Cambridge University Press: 20% off books at the Byzantine Studies Spring Symposium

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012
From the latest Cambridge University Press newsletter: “We are offering an extended 20% discount on books displayed at the 2012 Byzantine Studies Spring Symposium held in Oxford.

You will find a full selection of titles on display during the conference on our conference page. Even if you were unable to visit our stand, we would still like to offer you this special discount. Be sure to order by the end of April when this discount expires!”
          

(UK) Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday! (21-22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

“Welcome to the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations and join us as we throw a party to celebrate Stratford-upon-Avon’s favourite son.”

“This unique event has taken place in Stratford for nearly 200 years. It is a tradition that brings together the local community, performers, artists and ambassadors from around the world in a vibrant celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare“ (view the short video discussion on the bard’s real day of birth!)
      


(CA) The Toronto Consort Concert: The Original Carmina Burana (27, 28 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Location: Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto ON, CA

“For its 2011-12 season finale, The Toronto Consort presents The Original Carmina Burana — not to be confused with the work by the 20th century composer Carl Orff. The original, rarely performed medieval music and poetry inspired Orff and many other composers over the centuries. …
       


(BE) Flanders Festival -- MAfestival 2012: Triste plaisir et douloureuse Joye (3-12 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Location: Bruges, BE

“The Flanders Festival Bruges, also called MAfestival, wants to be a guiding, critical and contemporary festival, specialized in early music. It constantly searches for new developments and launches new developments through creation, presentation, education and participation. … The programme of the edition 2012 has been published! Discover our exciting, surprising and quality concerts. Tickets can be ordered from the 17th of April.”

The Festival boasts a list of world-class concerts, but as well, a competition, fringe concerts as well as an early music exposition.
                 


(UK) Cambridge Early Music Concerts: Jakob Lindberg Plays Jacobean Lute Music (22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Location: Howard Theatre, Downing College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge

One of the world's greatest lutenists plays in Cambridge!  Jakob Lindberg's programme of Jacobean music for solo lute includes works by Dowland, Cuthbert Hely, Robert Johnson and Daniel Bacheler, as well as anonymous Scottish folk tunes.

“...there are certain musicians who maintain an almost inhuman track record of unblemished excellence in their fields.  One such is the Swedish lutenist Jakob Lindberg. His seriousness of purpose is matched by a keen appreciation of wit and charm that’s supported by absolute security of technique and the intelligence of a master.   In Tune”

               


(US) The Rose Ensemble Concert: Spain in the New World (20-22 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Locations:
Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN (20 apr 2012)
The Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN (21 apr 2012)
Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN (22 apr 2012)

The Rose Ensemble with special guests: Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, Nell Snaidas (soprano), Danny Mallon (percussion), Charles Weaver (Baroque guitar)

“Join us in exploring the creation of new music that flourished in both urban centers and rustic villages of the New World. Old world Iberian musical culture, dominated by the Catholic Church, met burgeoning indigenous practice within the new territories, giving rise to both cross-cultural struggles and collaborative musical expression.
                


(US) The Four Nations Ensemble Concert: Lamentations and Uluations (22, 25 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

Locations:
The 44th Ulster Chamber Music Series, Church of the Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston  NY, US (22 apr 2012)
The New Church, 114 East 35 Street. New York N, US (25 apr 2012)

The Four Nations Ensemble
Andrew Fouts and Tanya Chulochnikova, violin
Therese Salomon, viola
Loretta O’Sullivan, cello
Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director
Guest artist: Sherezade Panthaki, soprano


(UK) ArkivMusic.com News: Scottish Audiophile Label Linn Records at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2012

From the latest ArkivMusic.com newsletter (17 apr 2012)

“Audiophiles will know the name Linn, maker of the legendary turntables which are still produced today. In fact, the audio gear they build, which has stayed right up-to-date with the latest music listening technology, inspired the launch of a record label that could produce recorded music of an equal standard.

That label, Linn Records, has been somewhat challenging to find in the U.S. ArkivMusic is delighted to now present the label's full catalog on sale, including these exemplary selections from their latest releases …
          


(AT) zeitenTANZ Workshop: " Gigue a deux" (16-17 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2012

Venue: Dance Studio → Manhardt , Neubaugasse 38, 1070 Vienna (1st floor, by the yard)

“In short, not too heavy steps that are known to a choreographer as the Jean-Baptiste Lully Gigue from opera Roland (1685). The opera, which tells the adventures of Roland, the paladin of Charlemagne, was played until 1750 in many European countries, and, accordingly, also known was the melody of the Gigue à deux.

As with all our workshops, you will need to bring a partner. Teacher:  Alexander Fischer”
                   


(UK) Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) Store April 2012 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2012

From the latest newsletter of the Country Dance and Song Society, the CDSS Store is featuring some items of early music interest. If your interests also include those of period dance as well as dance repertoire on CD, you may be interested in visiting the society’s web store pages.
                    


(CA) Tafelmusik looks to the future, launches new record label: TAFELMUSIK MEDIA

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2012
“Toronto (Canada) … Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir is thrilled to announce the launch of its own new record label called Tafelmusik Media. The announcement was made following a performance of Handel’s Hercules in celebration of Jeanne Lamon’s 30th anniversary as Music Director. Tafelmusik is recognized as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras” (Gramophone), and the launch of its own label is an international initiative that will sow seeds for the organization’s future growth in recording and broadcasting, as well as build audiences around the world in the years to come.
                         

(UK) 2012 BBC Music Magazine Awards

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2012
Recently, the 2012 BBC Music Magazine Awards took place at London’s Kings Place. You will find details of all the winners as well as listen to extracts from all of the winning recordings on their web page.
                          

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