(US) Make Music New York (2012 June 21)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2012
“Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts.

(FR) Ensemble Enthéos: First Acadmy (Workshop) (9-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2012

Location:  Mirecourt (88), FR

Enthéos is organizing its first Summer Academy to share the fruits of its research. It will focus on song and the Renaissance madrigal, two genres that help us discover the art of composers and French and Italian poets of the sixteenth century. This academy will highlight great composers who have benefited from the patronage of the great families of Lorraine as the dukes of Lorraine and Guise ... This repertoire is the subject of the next disc Entheos which is due out this fall. We will focus also works by Claudin de Sermisy which this year marks the 450th anniversary of his death. …

(US) Gotham Early Music Scene Newsletter: GEMS Fifth Anniversary Gala Reception (4 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 09, 2012

(From the latest GEMS newsletter)

New York Society  for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West)
Manhattan NY, US

“Tickets are now on sale for the GEMS Fifth Anniversary Gala Reception and Sinfonia New York's performance of The Art & Ecstasy of the Chaconne on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 pm!  …

(US) Parkening International Guitar Competition Names 2012 Winners

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2012
“Malibu, CA, June 2--Christopher Parkening and Pepperdine University today announced the winner of the third triennial Parkening International Guitar Competition. The competition, the world's preeminent guitar competition with the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition, took place from May 29 through June 2, 2012. …

(FR) Froville La Romane Concerts: From Venice to Prague -- Two Magnificient Concerts (15, 16 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2012

Date: 15 jun 2012
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre conductor with Claire Lefilliâtre, Jan Van Elsacker, Serge Goubioud, Arnaud Marzorati, staging by Benjamin Lazar.
No scenery nor costumes as seen in some of the “Poème” productions, Benjamin Lazar makes use of gestures and candle light.

Date: 16 jun 2012
COLLEGIUM VOCALE 1704, Vaclav Luks conductor with period instruments and the collegium choir with Kamila Mazalova winner of the international competition of baroque voice at Froville. Works by Vivaldi and Zelenka.

(FR) Sagittarius, Michel Laplénie Director: Voice Workshop "La famille Bach" (15-21 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2012

Location:  Citadelle de Blaye (33), FR

Faculty: Michael Laplénie (musical direction), Emmanuel Mandrin (continuo organ) and Pierre Sciama (countertenor).

This year the workshop returns to the German music with the Bach family: a century of music from the ancestor,  Johann Bach to Johann Sebastian Bach. The work will also take aim at Johann Michael Bach and Johann Christoph Bach whose nephew Johann Sebastian says he was "a profound composer."

(BE) Outhere Spring 2012 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2012

(From the latest Outhere newsletter.)

A lot of interesting news in this most recent instalment of Outhere’s Spring newsletter. There are quite a few early music titles, of note:

Homage to Gustav Leonhardt
Over the past ten years Alpha had the honour of working with the great Gustav Leonhardt. Here we present in their entirety five recordings that have had a strong musical impact. The booklet includes the original liner notes, along with a gallery of hitherto unpublished photos of this unforgettable man and musician. …”

(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) 2013: Festival Centerpiece Opera, Handel's Almira (ticket sales)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2012
If you are planning on attending the Boston Early Music Festival 2013 (yes, that is for next year!), you may want to purchase your tickets to one of the event dates of the BEMF production of Handel’s Almira. Ticket sales for the main events at the BEMF generally sell quite well.


Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2012

(From the latest MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN newsletter.)

Although the listings is from the MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN “May Sale” newsletter, word from the company is that the “sales will go on the next weeks although many titles have sold …”. Have a peek at the list just in case you are interested in any title and contact MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN to enquire of its availability.

(UK) Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2012 (8 -11 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2012

Location: Department of Music, The University of Nottingham, Lakeside Arts Centre University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2R UK

“In 2012 the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference will be celebrating its 40th birthday with a return to the venue of the first ever MedRen,  held at Nottingham in 1972. This year’s conference comprises 43 sessions, plus posters, concerts, workshops and keynotes. Guest Speakers: Prof. Stanley Boorman, Prof. Pedro Memelsdorff, Prof. Richard Freedman …“

(US) New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society (AMS) Meeting Call for Papers (CFP) (Deadline: 13 jul 2012) (Meeting: 29 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2012

Location: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA, US

The Fall 2012 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday, 29 September 2012 at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA).

The Program Committee welcomes proposals of up to 300 words for papers and roundtable sessions. Presenters must be members of the American Musicological Society. Those who are not currently dues-paying members of the New England Chapter will be asked to kindly remit the modest Chapter dues ($10).

(FR) Printemps des Arts Nantes Newsletter #3 (1 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2012

(From the latest Printemps des Arts Nantes Newsletter)

Details of the various events (19-27 jun 2012) as well as the online box-office is now open for ticket purchases. Of note and highly recommended the exceptional event of Jaroussky/Lemieux on June 20th.

(US) Harmonia Early Music: Marcel Pérès: Musician, Musicologist, Medievalist (by Laura Osterlund Posted 3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2012
“A look at the work of Marcel Pérès, an introduction to the viola da gamba, and a featured release highlighting some of the earliest music for the cello. “

(FR) Festes de Thalie Newsletter (04 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2012

(From the latest newsletter of the Festes de Thalie)

If you have participated or sadly missed the last festival Brillamment Baroque in Yvelines, you are invited to visit the following links where you will find photos of the festival and concerts[1] (see below).

As well, the online sign-up and information pages for the “Rencontres internationales de l’abbaye de Vignogoul” worskhop and concerts are now available on the France-Orpheon site[2].

(CA) Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival: Free Concerts in June

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2012

A reminder from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra of its free concerts in June. A reminder as well that the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) is in full swing as of June 3rd and ends June 16 culminating in its “The Grand Finale” free concert extravaganza featuring the TBSI Orchestra and TBSI Choir performing along with the Tafelmusik Orchestra and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir.

Concert dates are …

(CA) Calendar of International Early Music Conferences and Festival/Workshops 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2012
Are you getting those summer urges to pack your bags and trek to an early music summer workshop, conference or festival? has an extensive list of upcoming events on its calendar pages. Have a peek here and you may find an event to your liking. -- Marc Paré, editor

(US) 2012 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (3-10 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2012
A reminder for those of you who are in within the reaches of Berkeley, California (US), the 2012 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition is now underway and you may still be interested in visiting the festival site or catching a concert or two.

(UK) The Sixteen: June and the Jubilee

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2012

(From the latest The Sixteen newsletter)

“ Wishing you all a wonderful Jubilee weekend! Harry and The Sixteen press on with The Choral Pilgrimage 2012 in Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, on Tuesday (5 June), followed by five performances as part of the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival - read on for more information and dates.

If you're looking for a last-minute addition to your Jubilee weekend music collection or playlist our record label CORO have something which might just hit the spot...

(CA) June Newsletter: Early June New Releases!

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2012

Early June New Releases!

The start of June brings with it some great new releases from a wide variety of labels. Two releases of note come on the Glossa label; A release of Vivaldi arias by Robert Invernizzi, and Paolo Pandolfo playing gamba works of De Machy. Also on Glossa is a new recording of Montevrdi's Il Ritorno D'Ulisse in Patria. On the Coro label, there is a new collaboration between The Sixteen and the Hilliard Ensemble of Manuscripts from the British Library, and is not to be missed! Keeping in the theme of choral music, there is a new release on the Phaia label of Tudor Church Music, and on the Signum Label of a new work; Patrick Hawes' Lazarus Requiem. Two early music releases of note are on the Alpha label, Works by Carissimi, Mazzocchi, and Rossi, and on the Christophorus label, Baroque Suites for Guitar.  …”

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

Contributed by Admin on May 31, 2012

Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, US

“ Join us at the 2012 edition of the LSA's Summer Seminar. This year classes and concerts will explore the lute from every angle. The event will feature a distinguished faculty of lute performers, musicological specialists and vocal coaches.

(FR) La Simphonie du Marais, Hugo Reyne NewsRelease: Hugo Reyne at Saint-Petersbourg (30-31 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2012
Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st of may, Hugo Reyne will be ambassador of the French language at Saint-Petersburg!

(FR) Jean Cassignol (Recorder) & Michel Démarez (Guitar) Concert (8 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2012

Location: Saint-Martin Church, Survilliers, Val-d'Oise, FR 

Benefit concert for the parish church (free will donation). Jean Cassignol, recorder & Michel Démarez, guitar.

Vivaldi, Caccini, Haendel, Mozart, Chopin, Linnemann, Bevilacqua, Chostakovitch, Donizetti, Albeniz, Padowetz, Tarrega, Paganini, Gossec, Ruiz-Pipo

(BE) MAfestival Brugge: Stabat Mater performed by Vox Luminis (8 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2012

Location: Sint-Jakobskerk, Brugge BE

“During MAfestival Brugge, Vox Luminis will perform another moving master work: the ten-part Stabat Mater of D. Scarlatti. This ten-part Stabat Mater is a lesser-known musical rendering of the Mother of God lamenting Christ on the cross. An impressive concert! 

(US) Mark Morris Dance Group is in China! (1-2 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2012
MMDG [Mark Morris Dance Group] will perform at the 23rd Macau Arts Festival (Macau, SAR)  June 1-2, presenting Eleven and Double from Mozart Dances, and Grand Duo.

(CA) Early Music Vancouver NewsRelease (23 may 2012): Jose Verstappen to receive Howard Mayer Brown Award

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2012
“We [Early Music Vancouver] are thrilled to announce that José Verstappen, Artistic Director of Early Music Vancouver will receive the Howard Mayer Brown Award for lifetime achievement in the field of early music! 

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