(US) Opera Today Commentary: "The English Oratorio: A Celebration (Barbican Hall, London)" by Claire Seymour (28 dec 2012)
A reminder from the latest GEMS newsletter of its upcoming concert listings. Once again, if you are planning on being in the New York city area, consider one of the scheduled concerts. You may want to check on ticket availability as the concerts are well-attended.
Concert listings below:
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“BIS's Boss Robert von Bahr:
It is hard to sit and write texts about certain SACD:s without succumbing to ridiculous boasting, and this is one case in point. The very fact that we have asked Ronald Brautigan to record Complete Mozart (10 CD:s), Complete Haydn (16) and the Mozart Concerti (ongoing),
Location: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati OH, USA
Semi-final and final rounds held at the Historical Keyboard Society joint conclave at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. A maximum of twelve players from the preliminary round will be admitted to the semi-final round.
(news from the latest newsletter -- ed.)
ELIZABETH WALLFISCH CANCELS DUE TO ILLNESS
Arion Baroque Orchestra, February 16 2012
Due to illness, Elizabeth Wallfisch will not perform at the Ottawa Chamberfest Concert Series presentation of “Commedia Dell-arte” with Arion Baroque Orchestra. Ms. Wallfisch has withdrawn from the remainder of the Orchestra’s concert season. Award-winning violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky will take to the stage in her place.
(CZ) La Pellegrina Summer Workshop: "Baroque music in 415 Hz: Rameau's Indes Galantes" (15-25 jul 2012)
- For: singers (soloists and highly experienced choral singers), instrumentalists (baroque strings, recorder, flute, baroque oboe and bassoon, harpsichord / organ, theorbo, period instruments only, tuning pitch 415 Hz)
- With Enrique Gómez-Cabrero Fernandez, Dirkjan Horringa, Mitchell Sandler, Marco Vitale and others (a teacher for the wind section!)
- Also for Baroque dancers, taught by Dorothée Wortelboer
- Central work: Rameau's Indes Galantes
- This year's central theme is French Baroque, an inexhaustible collection of incredibly beautiful music
- In Bechyně, with semi-staged final performance of Rameau's Indes Galantes at the castle (Vokův sál)
Location: Bechyně, Czech Republic
- For: (choral) singers, strings, winds and pianists; also open to existing ensembles
- With Martina Bernášková, Petr Bernášek, Václav Bernášek, Martina Hájková, Dirkjan Horringa, Josef Kekula, Mitchell Sandler and others
- Chamber music / chamber choir and large symphony orchestra and choir conducted by Dirkjan Horringa
- Central works: Beethoven's Mass in C op. 86 and a symphony by his contemporary Pavel Vranický
- In Bechyně
- New With musical programme for children of all ages
(US) International Baroque Institute at Longy (School) (IBIL): "Naples, the Conservatory of Europe" (20-29 jul 2012)
(CA) Ensemble Anonymous Sponsored Concert: "Kassia - Byzantine Hymns" performed by the German Ensemble VocaMe (7 mar 2012)
Location: Salle D'Youville au 995, place D’Youville, Québe PQ, Canada
As part of the Women’s World Day, the Société du Palais Montcalm, in collaboration with the Ensemble Anonymus and La Nef, present the German Ensemble “VocaMe“ in a program entitled “Kassia - Byzantine Hymns”. This concert will be at 8pm in Room 995 at D'Youville Place D'Youville.
Baroque Music, Early Chinese and Taiwanese Music
As part of the festival "Made in Asia" Les Passions, conducted by Jean-Marc Andrieu pairs up with the Jiang Nan - Yang Yi-Ping - Xinxin Nanguan Ensemble for its latest concert: "Mirages des sons du Sud" Baroque music, early Chinese and Taiwanese music.
The concert follows a free conference on the music of nanguan.
Recently some have questioned on how to get on EarlyMusicNews.org “News” pages. While the answer to this may mean a little more chronicling of your activities on your website or of taking advantage of more photo opportunities (serious or candid) of your group, the end result may be gaining more “web presence” and gaining greater recognition of your achievements.
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Directed by Jeanne Lamon
Conceived, scripted and programmed by Alison Mackay
Stage Direction by Marshall Pynkoski
Production Design by Glenn Davidson
Projections Design by Raha Javanfar
Narrated by Blair Williams
“A magical journey to the meeting places of baroque art and music - five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Marais were played against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau. Includes stage direction, narration, and stunning projected images.FREE pre-concert talks, an exhibit, and more!”
“La Catena d'AdoneLa Catena d'Adone, first performed on 12 February 1626, presents the characteristics of the genre. A pastoral tale in a prologue and five acts, it relates the tumultuous love affairs of Adonis, Apollo, Venus and the enchantress Falsirena. The frivolous and sensual, even erotic, tone of the work has its response in the Christian moral...”
(FR) Les Festes de Thalie et France-Orpheon (Latest Newsletter): "Au berceau royal" -In Search of Instruments and of Information
(UK) Cambridge University Press -- 60% OFF Selected Humanities and Social Sciences Titles (till 30 apr 2012)
A reminder of Cambridge University Press’ sale on selected books with savings of 60% OFF regular price. There are some early music titles that may be of some interest.
Browse through the Cambridge University Press website catalogue for more information.
(US) Harmonia Early Music: "2011 EMA Naxos Recording Competition Finalists" (By Anna Pranger Posted January 15, 2012)
(US) Opera Today Review: "Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina e la Compagnia dei Musici di Roma, Messa di Santa Cecilia" by Steven Plank (28 dec 2011) (Christophorus CHR 77288 [SACD])
With the many different early music ensembles, groups, associations etc. on our weblinks making use of photos on their sites or newsletters, I thought it would be worthwhile to read through this article on preserving digital photographs.
“Digital preservation is the set of management processes that ensure the long-term accessibility of digital information. At NDIIPP we deal with these issues on a grand scale, working to ensure the nation’s (”USA” -- ed.) valuable digital cultural heritage survives for the long-term benefit of all.
Here is a quick survey of all the upcoming concerts this month.
Location: Pension Schreiber, Benediktbeuern DE
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