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(US) Smithsonian Folkways Magazine — Dispatches from Latin America (Fall 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 17, 2011

(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)
   


(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices: Boar's Head Festival (7-8 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 17, 2011

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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 17, 2011

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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 17, 2011
“The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest chapter will take place from 27 to 29 April 2012 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. The program committee, chaired by Professor Mary Ingraham, invites submissions of abstracts for 20-minute papers of up to 500 words, preferably as a Word, Rich Text, or PDF attachment.”
  

(UK) Jane Austen Dancers Annual Ball (18 Feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 16, 2011
The programme of Dances will include Round Dances, Longways Country Dances, Cotillions, Quadrilles and a Grand March. These will all be called. However, the complexities of a Quadrille are impossible to teach at a ball, so it is important that all Quadrille participants be familiar with the steps and figures beforehand.
   

(IT) Musica Antica a Magnano: 27th Festival 2012 (27 Jul - 1 Sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 16, 2011
“The Festival concerts are held in August and early September. These events offer the opportunity to hear historically informed performances of early music on either original instruments or copies. The antique beauty of the buildings in which they take place, a 12th-century church and the town's 17th-century church, enhance this experience.

(UK) Norwich Early Dance Group News: Early Dance Festival 2012 (13 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 16, 2011
“Norwich Early Dance Group are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the Early Dance Festival in 2012, for the second time. …
  

(UK) Renaissance Footnotes News: 10th Annual Workshop of 16th Century Italian (28-29 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 16, 2011

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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 15, 2011
“Although François Couperin won his reputation as an esteemed composer at the ostentatious and vainglorious court of Versailles, under the patronage of Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’, his work is often surprisingly discreet and intimate. 
  

(UK) Call for Papers: Negotiating Early Modern Women (Conference 12-14 Jul 2012) (CFP Deadline: 31 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 15, 2011

Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, UK
Early Modern Studies Conference July 12th-14th 2012

“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.
  

(US) Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal: Award for the Best Article $1000.

Contributed by Admin on Dec 15, 2011

“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.
   


(CA) Early Modern Migrations: Exiles, Expulsion, & Religious Refugees 1400–1700 (19-21 Apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 15, 2011

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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 14, 2011
(Reminder and repost by Admin)

Call for Papers

The 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:
  1. 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.
  2. Round-table sessions of one and a half hours, including discussion.

(UK) Early Dance Circle (EDC) Forthcoming 2012 Conferences (17 Feb 2012, 16-18 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 14, 2011
The Early Dance Circle [EDC] was formed in 1984 as an umbrella organisation to promote the enjoyment, performance and study of Early Dance in the UK … its membership comprises of individuals and groups throughout the UK and beyond.

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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 14, 2011
“The 14th Oxford Dance Symposium will address a wide range of issues on dancing in the European theatre in the long 18th century. … The first Dance Symposium at New College took place on 21 April 1999 with Dance on the English Stage, and has become a yearly event. Each symposium is designed to explore different aspects of dance, with particular reference to its musical, theatrical, literary and social context during the long eighteenth-century.”
  

(UK) Leicester Early Music Festival: Jubilee Choral Workshop(4 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 14, 2011
Byrd 4 part Mass, "O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth Queen - Byrd"
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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 14, 2011
“Celebrate the holiday season with the sublime voices of Stile Antico! This self-directed group of singers has won praise and acclaim spanning the globe for their exquisite performances balancing precise tone with soaring beauty. They return to the BEMF stage following standing ovations for their October, 2010 concert and present a program of immense grandeur and delicate grace featuring sparkling masterworks for the Christmas and Advent seasons by Tallis, Byrd, Taverner, Sheppard, and other Tudor composers.
  

(DE) Munich Digitization Center

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011
“Munich Digitization Center (MDZ) handles the digitization and online publication of the cultural heritage preserved by the Bavarian State Library and by other institutions. It provides one of the largest and fastest growing digital collections in Germany, now comprising 615,523 titles available online. Access is free of charge!
  

(UT) From the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study: Scandinavian Studies

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011

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:

  1. The promotion of Scandinavian study and instruction in America;
  2. 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;
  3. The fostering of closer relations between persons interested in Scandinavian studies in North America and elsewhere.
E-ISSN: 2163-8195
Print ISSN: 0036-5637
OCLC NUMBER: 50609098
Included in the following packages: 2012 Premium Collection; 2011 Premium Collection
    

(UK) Consort de Danse Baroque Dance Summer School 2012 (17-27 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011

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


   


(UK) Bedford Early Dance and Music: Half-day workshops 2012

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011
Saturdays 2–6 pm
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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 13, 2011

CFP “Between Indifference and Engagement: Music and Politics”

The Stony Brook Music Department announces its Second Annual Graduate Music Symposium, to be held February 17-18, 2012. The symposium will feature a keynote address by James Currie (SUNY-Buffalo), as well as a performance of George Bizet’s Carmen as adapted by Peter Brook.
  

(US) American Bach Soloists Concert: St. Matthew Passion (24-27 February 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 12, 2011

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.
  


(IT) Cappella Artemisia CD Release: Scintillate amicæ stellæ - Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-Century Italy

Contributed by Admin on Dec 12, 2011
Cappella Artemisia is delighted to announce the release of our new recording: Scintillate amicæ stellæ - Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-Century Italy, an anthology of works written by and for Italian cloistered nuns calling for a great variety of forces ranging from solo voices to double choirs of both singers and instruments, and involving no fewer than 18 musicians. We can't imagine a better way to celebrate Christmas than with this glorious music.
  

(MT) Recently Published: Concertini Per Quattro Voci [Paperback] (Sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 12, 2011
“The eighteenth-century Sicilian Prelate, musician and composer Monsignor Antonino Reggio has been described by his contemporaries as 'a man of great intellect, erudite, and very deep in music, eminent for his skill in the art, and learning in the science of sound'. This short monograph highlights one of Reggio's works, a manuscript containing twenty quartets set for three voices. The work is unusually set for three sopranos and a contralto in the 'duetto notturno' style. The current work outlines the history of the three extant manuscripts of the work and considers them in the light of the 'duetto notturno' style. There is a detailed section on the original Metastasio texts, together with a comprehensive bibliography. It is planned to be a companion to the forthcoming critical performance edition, in preparation by the current author. Also it is a prelude to a more comprehensive biography of Reggio currently in preparation.”(Amazon -- see link below)
   

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