Location: Concordia University Texas, 11400 Concordia University Dr., Austin, TX 78726
“Please join us for the 2012 Summer Texas Toot! The beautiful campus of Concordia University is once again our home, and as always, we'll have outstanding faculty members teaching recorder, viol, reeds, lute, harp, and other instruments, as well as continuo and voice.”
- From the 25th Competition (2011) it is developed to the Early Music Festival, YAMANASHI, including International Early Music Competition, YAMANASHI. It consists of Competition, Exhibition and Demonstration of instruments, books, CDs etc. Masterclass or Speech by juries, many Concerts by juries, prize winners etc.
- The 25th Competition is postponed one year till 28th to 30th 2012 because of Earthquake and Tsunami Dissaster on the 11th March 2011
Location: Uppingham UK
Repertoire to include: Josquin, Guerrero, Morales, Gabrieli & settings of 'When David heard'
“The UK branch of the Tallis Scholars Summer Schools is dedicated to exploring our great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars. Under the direction of Peter Phillips and members of the Tallis Scholars we work on concert and service repertoire in a variety of small and medium sized groups. The week’s activities culminate in a Gala Concert by summer school participants, directed by Peter Phillips.
Location: Seattle University, Seattle WA, US
“The Tallis Scholars Summer Schools are dedicated to exploring the great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars. Under the direction of Peter Phillips and members of the Tallis Scholars, we work on concert and service repertoire in a variety of small and medium-sized groups. The week’s activities culminate in a Gala Concert by summer school participants, directed by Peter Phillips. The dynamic, global city of Seattle is a thriving hub of early music, providing the perfect setting for the Tallis Scholars Summer School in the USA.
(AT) Internationales Seminar für alte Musik (International Seminar for Early Music) (25 Jul-5 Aug 2012)
Location: Baroque castle of Zell and der Pram in Upper Austria
“This course is oriented towards professional musicians, music teachers, music students and other interested people who want to enhance their musical skills.
Along with general advice on playing an instrument, each participant receives individual instruction and can take part in additional activities such as chamber music, ensembles, choir, orchestra and workshops on selected topics. Opportunities are also provided to attend lectures and to purchase early music scores. Concerts by teachers and by the participants themselves are likewise part of the programme. Players of Baroque bassoon, double bass and violone are also welcome.”
Location: Hunter College in Manhattan, New York
“PURPOSE OF THE SOCIETY
- To cultivate, foster, sponsor, and develop appreciation of the art, history, literature and uses of historical harps.
- To promote appreciation of and to raise the level of proficiency in the performance and use of historical harps.
- To keep historical harp makers and performers, along with other friends of the historical harp, informed about literature and activities pertaining to historical harps, and to provide occasions for them to meet.
- To promote the use of historical harps as professional instruments, and to encourage their use among amateurs.
- To encourage the reconstruction of historical harps.
- To collect and disseminate information regarding the construction of and performance upon historical harps.”
& Baroque Opera Project: Der geduldige Socrates
Week I-July 8-14, 2012 – Visions and Miracles
Week II-July 15-21, 2012 – On Wings of Song
Directors: Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij
“Save the dates in your calendar as we return with TWO weeks of SFEMS Recorder Workshop! Pick your week, or come to both. Fill your days with recorder ensembles, technique, Renaissance consort, recorder orchestra, master class, Feldenkrais movement, concerts, lectures, and more. Explore Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Contemporary, and World Music in an intimate setting with world-class faculty. Develop your recorder technique and ensemble skills in an inspiring and supportive atmosphere.
Location: Washington National Cathedral & Cathedral College, Washington DC
(Plus an optional extra day of musical orientation Monday, July 9.)
Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Giovanni Gabrieli, organist at the great Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, the workshop will focus on his music – both sacred and secular – and that of his teachers and pupils, including Orlandus Lassus, Andrea Gabrieli, Hans Leo Haßler and Heinrich Schütz.
Location: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
“The Jurow Competition semi-final round will feature 16 contestants performing solo works by Byrd and Bach, a movement from James Dorsa's Jupiter's Moons, and accompanying violinist Martie Perry on the Sonata in D minor by Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. The selected semi-finalists are: Leon Schelhase, Nadja Lesaulnier, Lark Powers, Assaf Sommer, Mo-ah Kim, Chiaki Omura, Mark Edwards, Jia Lim, Tami Morse, Ricardo Magnus, Elisabetta Ferri, Shin Hwang, Jovana Bojovic, Jacob Street, Elena Zamolodchikova, & Faythe Vollrath.
Finals for The Eighth Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition will take place on Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. in Werner Recital Hall at CCM.The Aliénor's purpose: To encourage the composition of solo music for harpsichord and chamber music for harpsichord with modern or period instruments. The works of all finalists will be performed on the March 23 concert. Finalists in the solo category will be awarded $600 each plus additional prizes at the final concert, and the 3 finalists in the chamber music category will be awarded $800 each plus additional prizes at the final concert. The audience members are the judges for the top three prizes, which will be announced at a reception to follow.
Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio USA
The 2012 Lute Society of America Summer Seminar and Lute Festival, 24 through 29 June, will again take place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The faculty will include some old familiar faces, Robert Barto, Doug Freundlich, Ellen Hargis, Christopher Morrongiello (along with other members of The Bacheler Consort), Nigel North, Pat O’Brien, Paul O’Dette, and Crawford Young, and we are excited to announce that Eduardo Egüez and Sylvain Bergeron will be joining the roster this time. The Pat O’Brien Scholar will be Grant Herreid, perhaps best known for his performances with Piffaro, and the Lute Doctor will be Andrew Rutherford.
(AT) Hungarian Winner at the 2nd International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti (2011)
(News of the passing of Gustav Leonhardt, yesterday, on 17 Jan 2012. He will be missed by all. -- All of our condolences to the family from all of us at EarlyMusicNews.org. -- Marc Paré, Editor)
Gustav Leonhardt (30 May 1928-17 Jan 2012)
“Throughout the second half of the 20th century, Gustav Leonhardt, who has died aged 83, was a pioneer and pillar of the early music movement. ”
From the latest Ensemble Céladon’s newsletter, there is a reminder of their busy upcoming 2012 concert season (Jan-May 2012). Of note on their schedule is their much anticipated CD “Deo Gratias Anglia“ release on 20 March 2012.
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, K Street NW, Washington DC
“The workshop is devoted to the fiery passions and broken hearts of the great Italian and English Madrigal composers.
It is presented in association with the Washington Early Music Festival, whose theme for 2012 is “Vices and Virtues – Passionate music of Early Europe”. Registration and further details will available at www.chorworks.com, and WEMF details from www.earlymusicdc.org”
(US) Portland Recorder Society: Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat *** This year’s retreat is FULL! *** (16-19 Mar 2012)
“Ensemble classes for low intermediate to advanced recorder players will range from renaissance consort music and baroque to contemporary works and music for double reeds and percussion. Viola da gambas are also welcome. Five faculty members ensure small class sizes with personalized attention. Evening events will include a faculty concert, English Country Dance, and madrigal singing.
(US) San Francisco Early Music Society "Baroque Music Workshop Bach: Master Craftsman, Sublime Artist" (24-30 Jun 2012)
Directors: Frances Blaker and Kathleen Kraft
“Play and sing the broad sweep of Johann Sebastian Bach's compositions from cantata and chorus to concerto, from keyboard solo to chamber ensemble. Known for his far-reaching contrapuntal skills, outside-the-box harmonies, and exacting standards, Bach was also a master of heart-rending melody. His music reaches across time to touch people of all sorts.
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 520 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia
“The workshop features a variety of music associated with the great Basilica of St. Mark in Venice. With its Byzantine architecture and decoration, its many galleries and choir lofts, the Basilica has inspired generations of composers to write dramatic and moving music for its liturgies.
We will sing and study works by Adrian Willaert, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Antonio Lotti, and Claudio Monteverdi. The workshop concludes with an informal concert at 5:00pm (free admission).
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