(Although not specifically of early music content, this issue of the Smithsonian’s magazine: Folkways Magazine writes of Latin American traditional music. You may be interested in reading some of the articles. -- Ed.)
The new issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine explores contemporary expressions of traditional music from Latin America: (summary of articles follows)
The Boar's Head Festival featuring the music of Medieval through Contemporary England
San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Assistant Music Director)
Guest artists Phantom of the Opera's soprano Susan Gundunas and Celtic harper Diana Rowan
“Join San Francisco Renaissance Voices under the baton of Assistant Music Director, Katherine McKee along with guest artists Phantom of the Opera's soprano Susan Gundunas and Celtic harper Diana Rowan, dancers prepared by choreographer LeAnna Sharp, actors and of course our superb choristers for our second annual Boar's Head Festival.
(DE) Call for Papers: "The Journey of Music(s): Colonial Music Practice in the Age of Enlightenment" (Symposium: 7 Sep 2012) (CFP Deadline: 8 Jan 2012)
7 September 2012, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Half-day symposium as part of the 15th International Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, "Music | Musics: Structures and Processes", 4-8 September 2012, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Call for Papers
This half-day symposium is dedicated to a topic that to this day remains under-researched within historical musicology: the forms and effects of colonial music practice during the age of Enlightenment. The heterogeneous characteristics of colonial politics exercised by the Portuguese, Spanish, British, Dutch, Danish, and French allow researchers to draw conclusions regarding many aspects of their musical practices, including where they lie on the spectrum between segregation and acculturation and, in missionary contexts, accommodation of local musical traditions, syncretism, and the rites controversy. Furthermore, …
(CA) Call For Papers: AMS Pacific Northwest Chapter, Univ. of Alberta (27-29 Apr 2012) (CFP Deadline: 13 Feb 2012)
A Weekend of Sixteenth Century Italian Dance Taught by Mary Collins
We will be hosting our 10th weekend course on renaissance dance on 28th and 29th January 2012 at Hurst Village Hall.
(UK) Opera Today Review: François Couperin by Florilegium, Wigmore Hall by Claire Seymour (28 Nov 2011)
(UK) Call for Papers: Negotiating Early Modern Women (Conference 12-14 Jul 2012) (CFP Deadline: 31 Jan 2012)
Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, UK
“A series of panels within Reading University’s Early Modern Studies Conference (2012) will be devoted to the exploration of writing by early modern women. We would welcome proposals for panels or individual papers addressing any aspect of early modern women’s writing, but we are particularly keen to receive proposals addressing the critical assumptions underlying current scholarly practice.
Early Modern Studies Conference July 12th-14th 2012
“The founding editors at the University of Maryland have established an award for the best article in each issue that carries a prize of $1000.”
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal is the only journal devoted solely to the interdisciplinary and global study of women and gender during the years 1400 to 1700. Each volume gathers essays on early modern women from every country and region, by scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines, including art history, cultural studies, music, history, political science, religion, theatre, history of science, and history of philosophy.
An International and Interdisciplinary Conference at Victoria College in the University of Toronto.
“The early modern period witnessed a dramatic increase in the migration, expulsion and exile of social groups and individuals around the globe. The physical movements of religious refugees triggered widespread, ongoing migrations that shaped both the contours of European colonialist expansion and the construction of regional, national and religious identities. Human movements (both real and imagined) also animated material culture; the presence of bodies, buildings, texts, songs and relics shaped and reshaped the host societies into which immigrants entered.
(UK) CFP: 15th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music (11-15 Jul 2012) (CFP Deadline: 15 jan 2012)
Call for PapersThe 15th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music will be hosted by the Music Department of the University of Southampton from Wednesday 11 July to Sunday 15 July 2012 inclusive.
Proposals are invited for:
- Individual papers of 20 minutes duration (followed by questions and discussion). Speakers will be grouped into sessions of three or four papers in related areas.
- Round-table sessions of one and a half hours, including discussion.
The Circle’s recognised objects are to foster knowledge, understanding and appreciation of dance and its context in European society up to and including the twentieth century - and of its music and of other subjects in so far as they affect or are affected by Early Dance.”
The following is a list of upcoming 2012 conferences …
(UK) The 14th Oxford Dance Symposium: "“Dancing in the theatre of Europe in the long 18th century” (18 Apr 2012)
The Conductor: John Bence, Organist and Master of the Music of St. Mary de Castro
Tribute to Queen Elizabeth (I)
(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: Stile Antico "Puer Natus Est — Tudor Music for Christmas and Advent" (17 Dec 2012)
Scandinavian Studies is interested in the cultures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Founded in 1911, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (the supporting organization) has as its objectives:
- The promotion of Scandinavian study and instruction in America;
- The encouragement of original research in this country in the fields of Scandinavian languages, literatures, history, culture, and society and the publication of the results of such research in the quarterly journal Scandinavian Studies;
- The fostering of closer relations between persons interested in Scandinavian studies in North America and elsewhere.
Print ISSN: 0036-5637
OCLC NUMBER: 50609098
Included in the following packages: 2012 Premium Collection; 2011 Premium Collection
Location: Cardiff UK
“Our annual summer school is suitable for all levels from the complete beginner to the professional performer. Attendance is flexible so that students can attend for a few days as a short course, or for the full ten days.”
Friday 17th August – Monday 27th August
Module 1: August 17th to 20th
Friday dinner to Monday before dinner
Module 2: August 21st to 24th
Tuesday afternoon to Friday after lunch
Module 3: August 25th to 27th
Saturday morning to Monday evening
Brickhill Community Centre Upper Hall
Avon Drive, Bedford MK41 7AF
Bedford Early Dance and Music organises historical dance workshops and social events in and around Bedford.
Upcoming 2012 dance workshops …
(US) Call for Papers: Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium (17-18 Feb 2012) (CFP Deadline: 15 Dec 2011)
CFP “Between Indifference and Engagement: Music and Politics”
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.