Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cathedral of St John the Divine & Harold Rosenbaum: Pilgrimage
“In a special free event on Wednesday, December 21st at 6:00 PM, early music singers led by conductor Harold Rosenbaum will walk through Central Park from the front steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, singing medieval melodies once sung along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
Hell hath no fury like I FURIOSI scorned. Not your average Christmas concert.
Guest: James Johnstone, harpsichord
I FURIOSI is one of the world’s most innovative Baroque ensembles, comprised of four of Canada’s leading early music specialists: soprano Gabrielle McLaughlin, violinists Aisslinn Nosky and Julia Wedman and cellist/gambist Felix Deak. These four bold musicians celebrate I FURIOSI’s Thirteenth Season by invoking the "bizarre and unnatural" aesthetic both esteemed and reviled in the Baroque era. Captivating performance style and inspired thematic programming has garnered I FURIOSI a reputation as a rebellious and ground breaking force in the Canadian and international early music scene.
Oxford University Press is holding a “Holiday Sale” on various books. You may want to take a look and see if there are any music titles that may be of interest to you. (ed.)
“Don’t get left behind! Visit Oxford’s 2011 Holiday Sale and save up to 65% on our bestselling titles. This is the perfect time to get that title you’ve had your eye on all year.
Now, you can flip through the catalog online.We’ve made it even easier for you enjoy the savings!”
(US) Research Grants for 2012 for Members of the Renaissance Society of America (Deadline: 31 Dec 2012)
Required application materials include a project description (no longer than 1,000 words), a budget, and a CV. Letters of recommendation are not required and are not accepted. All applicants must renew RSA membership for 2012 (renew starting 1 November for 2012 membership). See below for additional membership criteria and criteria for specific grants.
The Renaissance Society of America will award eighteen grants in the year 2012.
- The grants are:
(IT) Recently Published at LIM: La canzone napoletana Le musiche e i loro contesti; Enrico Radesca Musica sacra Volume V
New at LIM (Lim Editrice S.r.l.):
- La canzone napoletana Le musiche e i loro contesti (The Neapolitan song The music and their contexts) by Enrico Careri and Anita Fish
- Enrico Radesca Musica sacra Volume V (Henry Radesca Sacred Music Volume V) by Anna Maria Ioannoni Flower, Ruscillo Augustine, Roman Vectors
After a short disruption from the Early Music DC webserver, the following is the latest of concert listings in the Washington DC area.
Luca Mereu: baroque mandoline
Elisabetta Fardelli: harpsichord
Date: 11 Dec 2011
Roma-Via Padova 38a
MB p.zza Bologna
Telephone: 06.44 23 80 26
The Pizzico Ensemble was created with the intent to promote a repertoire dedicated to compositions for harpsichord, mandolin, vocals and strings now forgotten. The repertoire experienced its heyday in the eighteenth century along with a lot of mandolin composers such as: Paganini, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Vivaldi and others.
(FR) Ensemble Jacques Moderne Joël Suhubiette, conductor Concert: Dido and Aeneas (14 Dec 2011; 20-21 Jan 2012)
Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides , Paris
« Hommage à Marcos Portugal » - Missa Grande
With Chœurs L’Echelle and Le Sans-Pareil
Saturday 17 Dec 2011 – Amanda Favier
Salle Louis BARRAN à Moirans(38)
Vivaldi – Four Seasons with Orchestre Piccola Musica
Sunday 18 Dec 2011 – Amanda Favier
Église Notre –Dame de la Salette à Saint-Martin d’Hères (38)
Vivaldi – Four Seasons with Orchestre Piccola Musica
(UK) Book Announcement: SVEC -- Women, work and clothing in eighteenth-century Spain (Rebecca Haidt, Nov 2011)
“Combining cultural history, literary analysis, and studies in economics, material life and gender, Rebecca Haidt shows how clothing and display penetrated all corners of eighteenth-century Spanish society, and reveals the ambivalence of women who wore, traded, mended, bartered, sold, stole or created garments that came to mark their status in society.
The annual Big Give Christmas Challenge doubles online donations to charities during Big Give week.
In the 2010 Challenge, our Trustees, Friends, Patrons and Supporters helped us raise £120,000 for our highly successful 2011 Spitalfields Festival residency. We were deeply grateful and deeply touched by such amazing generosity from so many people, who donated sums ranging from £5 to £5000, each doubled by the Big Give.
(NL) Semibrevity "A Blog About Early Music Pioneers" Article: Gustav Holst’s 1911 Revival of Purcell’s “Fairy Queen”
This major national award is a result of the continued success of the NCEM's partnership with BBC Radio 3 and internationally acclaimed vocal group The Tallis Scholars. The 2012 Award is open to composers up to the age of 25, divided into two age categories: up to 18 years and 19 to 25 years. The young composers are invited to write a new piece for The Tallis Scholars.
(FR) La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne Concert: "Sonates et Suites Françaises et Allemandes: Marais, Philidor, Bach, Haendel" (10, 11 Dec 2011)
Hugo Reyne, flûte
Emmanuelle Guigues, viole de gambe
Claire Antonini, théorbe
With this program, Hugo Reyne finds comfort with the repertoire of the “sonata”. The intimacy of this music, “chambre” in nature, conducive to the expression of the greatest musical sensitivity.
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble Sounds the Season
Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble and instrumental guests The Whole Noyse and Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, join forces in splendiferous song, recreating the Christmas Vespers of the Dresden Court Chapel in 1660. "Each of the outstanding singers has a unique and beautiful sound, and the combination of their voices produces an exceptionally felicitous ensemble sound."—SFCV.org
“Handel’s oratorio Saul was the first dramatic oratorio that he wrote with a strong libretto.
Charles Jennens compilation, based on biblical sources, created a powerful structure which enabled Handel to create a work which became the first of his English music dramas.
Baroque Dresden’s remarkable court orchestra attracted Europe’s best instrumentalists and composers, resulting in flashy, stunning and technically demanding music. Join Tafelmusik, directed by the dynamic and entertaining Italian oboe virtuoso Alfredo Bernardini, for music by Fasch, Pisendel, Telemann and Vivaldi.
From the Tudor Choir’s latest newsletter: Christmas concert, Holiday gifts and donations
“Dear Friends of the Tudor Choir,