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.
(IT) Cappella Artemisia CD Release: Scintillate amicæ stellæ - Christmas in the Convents of 16th- and 17th-Century Italy
The EarlyMusicNews.org International Calendars make their début this month. You will find the “Calendars” item on the right hand menu listings. Feel free to test these out. At this moment, only the “International Conferences and Workshops Calendar” is listed but more will be introduced at a later date. The calendars are Google Calendars and you should be able to add the events to your own Google calendar if you wish. Note that you can “filter” the various views of related calendars “on/off” by clicking on the “down” arrow found next to the “Agenda” tab.
Is your conference or workshop event missing? Send us a note and we will add it!
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(IT) Call for Papers: THE ‘FRANCO-BELGIAN VIOLIN SCHOOL' FROM G.B. VIOTTI TO E. YSAŸE’, La Spezia, 9-11 July 2012 (Deadline: 31 March 2012)
(CA) Call for Papers: Confounding Expectations – Music and the Creative Act (Conference date: 14-15 May 2012) (CFP Deadline: 6 Jan 2012)
2012 Graduate Student Conference: Call for Papers
“The graduate students of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts, Department of Music, are pleased to announce a call for papers for their 2012 Graduate Student Conference entitled Confounding Expectations – Music and the Creative Act. The conference will take place on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in the Rosza Centre on the U of C campus.
(US) Society for American Music, New Membership Category for Non-Academic Institutions (Announced 15 Nov 2011)
On Saturday, December 17th at 8:00pm at The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E. 61st St., Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents
MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway,
and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment
Internationally renowned actor, Golden Globe Winner, and multiple Emmy Nominee Matthew Modine and TONY-Award Nominee and Broadway Star Melissa Errico star in a unique dramatic presentation drawn from the passionate letters of Thomas Jefferson and painter/composer/musician Maria Cosway, intertwined with the performance of music mentioned in their correspondance, including works by Sacchini, Hewitt, and rarely performed compositions by Cosway herself.
Featuring performances by Jessica Gould, soprano and Karim Sulayman, tenor
Members of the Clarion Society Orchestra
Stage Direction by Erica Gould
It is again that time of year when we should all take a little time to reflect on the joy and pleasures we have gained from our local early music groups, musicians and associations. While many of these are driven by a collected sense of volunteerism, I believe we are all too well aware that without any kind of financial backing, many of our concerts and venues would no doubt disappear.
It is then, at this time of year, when the year end is near, that we should contemplate helping our local early music groups generously or even “mildly generously” with their funding drives. No amount is too small to give. You may also find that some government incentives may reward your philanthropic gesture on your year’s income tax filings (check with your government tax rules, as these differ from country to country).
Please do give generously to your local early music groups and also consider volunteering your help. After all, we all gain from a healthy and strong local early music scene.
With many thanks for your generosity. May you all have a great December month of concerts.
(IT) New at LIM (Libreria Musicale Italiana): "La canzone napoletana", "Enrico Radesca Musica sacra" and "Fedele Fenaroli il didatta e il compositore"
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Quaderni del Centro Studi Canzone Napoletana, 1)
format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
Henry Radesca Sacred Music Volume V
by Anna Maria Ioannoni Fiore, Agostino Ruscillo, Romano Vettori
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011(Enrico Radesca di Foggia, 5)
pages: 14 + 253
format: 24 x 34 - Paperback
Fedele Fenaroli il didatta e il compositore
by Gianfranco Miscia
foreword by Guido Salvetti
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011(Biblioteca Musicale Lim - Saggi)
pages: 16 + 315
format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
(FR) Ensemble La Fenice Concert: "La Noche Buena" (15-16 Dec 2011) and "Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratori" (18 Dec 2011)
Recently, Ensemble la Fenice Jean Tubéry reminds us of their upcoming concerts:
- 15 December 2011 La Noche Buena (Sainte Nuit) avec Claire Lefilliâtre - Avallon (89)
- 16 December 2011 La Noche Buena (Sainte Nuit) avec Claire Lefilliâtre - Eglise Saint Eusèbe, 18h30 - Auxerre (89)
- 18 December 2011 Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Camerata de l'Yonne - Église Saint Eusèbe, 18h00 - Auxerre (89)
(FR) AKADÊMIA Françoise Lasserre -- Concerts: "Un Noël à Leipzig" – Johann Sebastian BACH (11, 13-15 Dec 2011)
Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, Cantate BWV 40
Ich freue mich in dir, Cantate BWV 133
Messe en Fa majeur, BWV 233
Veronika Winter, Eliette Prévot, sopranos - Mélodie Ruvio, Eric de Fontenay, altos
Johannes Weiss , Philippe Froeliger, tenors - Benoît Arnould, Virgile Ancely, basses
Flavio Losco, Myriam Cambreling, violins - Géraldine Roux, viola
Hervé Douchy, cello - Jean-Paul Talvard, contrebasse - Laurent Stewart, organ
Timothée Oudinot, Vincent Blanchard, oboes - Nicolas André, bassoon
Pierre-Yves Madeuf, Olivier Picon, horns
Françoise LASSERRE, conductor
(BE) New CD from Capilla Flamenca: "Heinrich Isaac, Ich muss dich lassen" (Prix de Choc Dec 2011/Jan 2012)
(* Re-Posted by Editor)
(* And now this very cd has received a Prix choc by CLASSICA! for December/January -- ed.)
“Heinrich Isaac's work is a true synthesis of all existing Franco-Flemish polyphonic compositional techniques sweeping through Europe in the 16th century.
DONALD TOVEY MEMORIAL PRIZE
The Board of the Faculty of Music [Oxford University] proposes to award the Donald Tovey Memorial Prize in 2012. The prize (which will be of the value of £2,000 but may be augmented should the need arise, at the discretion of the Board) is open to men and women without regard to nationality, age, or membership of a university.
Seven ATMA recordings across four different categories have been nominated for the 2011 OPUS Prize. Founded in 1996 by the Conseil québécois de la musique, the Opus Prize reflects excellence in Quebec’s dynamic music scene. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on January 29, 2012.
Good luck to all of our nominees!
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