Sunday concerts -- concert goers are totally immersed in "embar(o)quement music. Saturday "discoveries" with activities for the "curious" or for those who wish to be initiated to the universe of the Baroque. If you are in the area, you may want to consider reading the concert/events listings planned for this early music festival in the region of Valenciennes (FR), they both look quite appealing.
(FR) Festival of Traditional Music and Folk Dances - Festival des musiques et danses traditionnelle (13-15 jul 2012)
Location: Château d’Ars (France)
(ES) FIMTE 2012 Call for Papers: 11th International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music “Diego Fernández” (11-12 oct 2012) (CFP Deadline: 1 jun 2012)
(FIMTE) Festival Internacional de Música de Tecla Española (International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music)
New Perspectives on the Keyboard Works of Antonio Soler
“The 11th International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music “Diego Fernández” will be held at the Parador of Mojácar, Almería, Andalusia , on the 11 to 12 October 2012, as part of FIMTE 2012 (11-14 October): the 13th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music. The festival will feature both mainstream and fringe concerts and a workshop on performance-related issues with Luisa Morales.
'Antonio Soler and contemporary musical aesthetics'
“The 13th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music FIMTE 2012 will be held in Mojácar and Garrucha, Almería, Andalusia, 11 to 14 October 2012, The festival will feature both mainstream and fringe concerts, an international symposium on Antonio Soler keyboard works and a workshop on performance-related issues with Luisa Morales.”
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Ensemble created in 2007, led by Damien Pouvreau, "Children of the Court" includes professional musicians who specialize in early music, whose approach is to explore the different facets of their music trade and by partnering with other personalities from the arts and culture (musicians, actors, singers, dancers, visual artists, graphic designers, photographers, writers).”
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Holland Baroque Society is six years old! During all those beautiful, music-filled years we’ve regularly found ourselves collaborating with soloists and directors of great name and renown – such as violin virtuoso Rachel Podger, early-music star Emma Kirkby, composer Nico Muhly, singer/songwriter Teitur, as well as the complete Nederlands Kamerkoor. And some of those guests have become close friends, like flute-player Alexis Kossenko, who’s performed with us on several occasions. We recorded our second CD with Alexis, and he’ll be back next season with the music of CPE Bach. We’ve also built up a warm relationship with Milos Valent – clearly audible on our latest CD Barbaric Beauty, appearing in autumn 2011. Milos takes us along to a Polish tavern, where we meet Telemann, and get to know some dance music both barbaric and beautiful…
The first Bach program in the new year will be the masterful St. Matthew Passion, presented February 24-27, 2012, and featuring tenor Wesley Rogers (Evangelista), baritone Joshua Copland (Christus), along with an octet of ABS vocal soloists including alto Danielle Reutter-Harrah, tenors Derek Chester and Aaron Sheehan, baritones Jesse Blumberg and Robert Stafford, and the American Bach Choir with members of the Pacific Boychoir.
Location: Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Avenue at 74th Street, New York NY US
Time: 3:00 PM
The workshop takes place every July in beautiful South Bohemian town Prachatice (130 km south from Prague, 200 km north-west from Vienna). In 2012 we will be there for the 14th time, until 1998 the course took place in Bechyně.
- Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart / Stile Antico (Stile Antico and Fretwork explore a long-neglected repertory – the wealth of Tudor and Jacobean sacred music written for domestic devotion, rather than for church worship)
- Beethoven: Complete Symphonies / Thielemann, Vienna Philharmonic (Thielemann’s Beethoven is rigorous, intellectual, and well considered, and the playing is outstanding throughout. A bold attempt to recapture and redefine Beethoven for the 21st century. (6 CDs + DVD);
- Air: The Bach Album / Meyers, Mercurio, English Chamber Orchestra (On her new album, Anne Akiko Meyers performs both solo parts in Bach's Double Concerto on two different Stradivari violins as well as Violin Concertos 1 & 2, the Air on the G String, and the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria.) …
(CA) Arion Orchestre Baroque Concert: "Arion meets Harlequin -- Commedia dell'arte" (17,18,19 feb 2012)
Fast-forward a few hundreds of years later: Arion Baroque Orchestra is getting inspired by the same characters to create a flamboyant concert!
(US) Opera Today Performance: "The Bostridge Project: ‘Ancient and Modern’ (Wigmore Hall, London UK)" by Claire Seymour (23 dec 2011)
Tea dances are informal meetings, usually organized on Saturday or Sunday afternoon every month.
Balls are formal reconstruction of historical balls of the XIX Century, where dancers with appropriate costume dance in historical buildings or theaters.
(FR) Akadêmia, Françoise Lasserre-conductor Concerts: "Opus IV: Augustin Pfleger" (22,23,24 feb 2012)
Sacred concertos for the Christmas and Easter seasons
22 feb 2012 Palais du Tau-Reims (51)
23 feb 2012 Salle des Fêtes de l'Hôtel de Ville-Troyes (10)
24 feb 2012 Notre-Dame du Rosaire-Chaumont (52)
“The pieces of this programme come from the Düben collection at Uppsala University in Sweden. This library holds most of his Geistliche Konzerte (sacred concertos), composed to cover the entire liturgical year. They are situated midway between the works of Heinrich Schütz and the cantatas of Dietrich Buxtehude. Their form as dialogues between named protagonists gives some of these compositions a highly expressive, dramatic aspect. The recitatives are in the vein of Carissimi while the arias are frequently sung by two voices. The instrumental sinfonias are for strings only.
(FR) Rotruenge: Masterclass at Château de Pruniers with Michèle Claude and Christophe Deslignes (15-21 Apr 2012)
(Re-posted with additional information – editor)
This master class is aimed at experienced singers and musicians and existing ensembles who wish to improve their knowledge and practice of Western Medieval music. The individual classes and group workshops have been designed to extend the scope of their research and preparation in order to enhance their future artistic achievements. Participants will have free access to a talk on the history of music from the period. Each participant will be given a kit including an introduction to the theme, sheet music and facsimiles of the selected works, copies of articles and a bibliography.
(FR) Rotruenge: 16ème Stage International de musiques et de danses Traditionnelles et du Moyen-Âge (29 Jul-5 Aug 2012)
(Re-posted with additional information – editor)
16th International Medieval Music and Dance Course
(based on the “the Sea” and medieval and traditional
dances and music about the Seas and Oceans)
The course will set out to stage a musical and theatrical adaptation of medieval and traditionnal music and dances about Seas and Oceans. Each participant will receive a kit including an outline of the story, sheet music and facsimiles of the selected compositions, articles and a bibliography.
The educational purpose of the course is to make present-day musicians more aware of the various forms and functions of the religious, popular and courtly music of the Middle Ages, helping them to bring their own musical contribution to a group endeavour.
Participants will be encouraged to discover or develop their vocal, instrumental and dance skills, on the basis of their personal knowledge and interests, in the various workshops on offer. Modern as well as traditional instruments are welcome.
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