Between Monday 25 and Friday 29 June four aspiring harpsichordists will work with The English Concert, their artistic director Harry Bicket and two solo singers in directing a range of Baroque repertoire, culminating in a public concert in which all student participants direct The English Concert. This year's students are now chosen! They are:
Thomas Foster (UK)
Jeffrey Grossman (USA)
Tamar Halperin (Israel)
Pawel Siwczak (Poland)
Concert Advanced Workshops on Ottoman Classical Music
At the end of the workshop there will be a public concert in which the participants will perform some pieces studied during the workshop. Free entrance -- 21 April 2012 6pm
Background of the workshop:
The Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) at the Giorgio Cini Foundation will launch a new programme in 2012: Advanced Workshops on Ottoman Classical Music. The workshops are intended for musicians and musicologists who wish to further their instrumental and musicological knowledge in this important field of traditional music. The teacher as well as artistic and cultural director of the advanced workshops is Kudsi Erguner, an internationally-renowned musician and musicologist who, for several years now, has been teaching courses of ney flute at the IISMC, assisted by the ethnomusicologist Giovanni De Zorzi, an expert on traditionalmusic for the area in question. …
(US) Weekend Specials at ArkivMusic: Carmelite Vespers - Handel, Caldara / De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis
(From the latest newsletter from ArkivMusic (4 apr 2012))
““Carmelite Vespers 1709” presents a reconstruction of musical performances in Rome in 1709, based on a new critical edition by Italian Handel expert Angela Romagnoli.
In early 18th century-Rome the holiday of Madonna del Carmine was celebrated with a lavish musical pasticcio. Italian Early Music specialist Alessandro de Marchi, his Academia Montis Regalis and an excellent ensemble of solo vocalists present the reconstruction of such a service as it might have been performed in 1709 under the direction of Venetian master Antonio Caldara (1670–1736). The programme combines lesser-known but stunningly beautiful pieces by Caldara himself with famous motets by his predecessor Handel such as “Dixit Dominus” or “Laudate pueri”. …
Dance Technique – Costumes – Notation – Reconstruction -- Repertoire
“This Summer workshop for dancers, choreographers, teachers and researchers is meant to be part of the training in Baroque Dance leading the International Certification by the International Council CID UNESCO, Paris. Participation is not limited to CID-members.
The Festival de Froville opens on the 19th of may with Concerto Köln and Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater followed by thirteen concerts in Froville and Lunéville. Before this date, so anticipated, the festival proposes two exceptional concerts.
The musicians of the film“Intouchables” visit Lunéville on April 27th, in the Festival Hall of Cirey sur Vezouze, and, April 28th at the Lunéville Castle Chapel. ”Le Cariccio Français” directed by Philippe Le Fèvre, with Hélène Dufour, harpsichord; Yann Rolland, countertenor; Estelle Béréau, soprano, perform:
Antonio VIVALDI’s most appreciated airs
Some works of XVIIIth century Venice
Motets and opera excerpts for soprano or countertenor (solo or duo)
You will find a full selection of titles on display during the conference on our conference page. Even if you were unable to visit our stand, we would still like to offer you this special discount. Be sure to order by the end of April when this discount expires!”
“Welcome to the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations and join us as we throw a party to celebrate Stratford-upon-Avon’s favourite son.”
“This unique event has taken place in Stratford for nearly 200 years. It is a tradition that brings together the local community, performers, artists and ambassadors from around the world in a vibrant celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare“ (view the short video discussion on the bard’s real day of birth!)
Location: Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto ON, CA
“For its 2011-12 season finale, The Toronto Consort presents The Original Carmina Burana — not to be confused with the work by the 20th century composer Carl Orff. The original, rarely performed medieval music and poetry inspired Orff and many other composers over the centuries. …
Location: Bruges, BE
“The Flanders Festival Bruges, also called MAfestival, wants to be a guiding, critical and contemporary festival, specialized in early music. It constantly searches for new developments and launches new developments through creation, presentation, education and participation. … The programme of the edition 2012 has been published! Discover our exciting, surprising and quality concerts. Tickets can be ordered from the 17th of April.”
The Festival boasts a list of world-class concerts, but as well, a competition, fringe concerts as well as an early music exposition.
Location: Howard Theatre, Downing College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge
One of the world's greatest lutenists plays in Cambridge! Jakob Lindberg's programme of Jacobean music for solo lute includes works by Dowland, Cuthbert Hely, Robert Johnson and Daniel Bacheler, as well as anonymous Scottish folk tunes.
“...there are certain musicians who maintain an almost inhuman track record of unblemished excellence in their fields. One such is the Swedish lutenist Jakob Lindberg. His seriousness of purpose is matched by a keen appreciation of wit and charm that’s supported by absolute security of technique and the intelligence of a master. In Tune”
Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN (20 apr 2012)
The Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN (21 apr 2012)
Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN (22 apr 2012)
The Rose Ensemble with special guests: Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, Nell Snaidas (soprano), Danny Mallon (percussion), Charles Weaver (Baroque guitar)
“Join us in exploring the creation of new music that flourished in both urban centers and rustic villages of the New World. Old world Iberian musical culture, dominated by the Catholic Church, met burgeoning indigenous practice within the new territories, giving rise to both cross-cultural struggles and collaborative musical expression.
The 44th Ulster Chamber Music Series, Church of the Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston NY, US (22 apr 2012)
The New Church, 114 East 35 Street. New York N, US (25 apr 2012)
The Four Nations Ensemble
Andrew Fouts and Tanya Chulochnikova, violin
Therese Salomon, viola
Loretta O’Sullivan, cello
Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director
Guest artist: Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
From the latest ArkivMusic.com newsletter (17 apr 2012)
“Audiophiles will know the name Linn, maker of the legendary turntables which are still produced today. In fact, the audio gear they build, which has stayed right up-to-date with the latest music listening technology, inspired the launch of a record label that could produce recorded music of an equal standard.
That label, Linn Records, has been somewhat challenging to find in the U.S. ArkivMusic is delighted to now present the label's full catalog on sale, including these exemplary selections from their latest releases …
Venue: Dance Studio → Manhardt , Neubaugasse 38, 1070 Vienna (1st floor, by the yard)
“In short, not too heavy steps that are known to a choreographer as the Jean-Baptiste Lully Gigue from opera Roland (1685). The opera, which tells the adventures of Roland, the paladin of Charlemagne, was played until 1750 in many European countries, and, accordingly, also known was the melody of the Gigue à deux.
As with all our workshops, you will need to bring a partner. Teacher: Alexander Fischer”
From the latest newsletter of the Country Dance and Song Society, the CDSS Store is featuring some items of early music interest. If your interests also include those of period dance as well as dance repertoire on CD, you may be interested in visiting the society’s web store pages.
Location: The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener ON Canada (22 apr 2012)
Handel - Sonata in C major
Beethoven - Sonata in D, Op. 102, No. 2
Brahms - Sonata in E minor, Op. 38
de Falla - Suite Populaire
Performed in the style of their composers, the performances will include a rare J.B Streicher fortepiano (1851) and a Sebastien-Philippe Bernardel violoncello (1849). A masterclass will follow the April 22nd performance.
Location: Sala Concerti SPMT Piazza Giustiniani 4a – Roma (Italy)
“The 24th edition of the concert series“Musica & Musica“, organized by the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio, features in its section Suoni Nel Tempo a program of dance music with the Orchestra da Ballo de Il Teatro della Memoria, an ensemble led by Andrea Toschi and specialized in the performance – supported by research on the original arrangements – of the typical Salon Orchestra repertory.“
Anne Delafosse, soprano
Clara Coutouly, soprano
Paulin Bündgen, countertenor
(US) Conference: New Beethoven Research 2012 (31 oct-01 nov 2012) (Call for Papers Deadline: 01 jun 2012)
Location: Sheraton and Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orlean, Louisiana USA
“The University of Alabama School of Music, together with the University of Illinois, Wake Forest University, the American Beethoven Society, the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and San José State University (Prof. Joanna Biermann UA, Prof. William Kinderman UIUC, Prof. David Levy WFU, Prof. William Meredith SJSU) are sponsoring a second fall conference on New Beethoven Research, to be held in New Orleans on October 31 and November 1, 2012.
From the latest LIM newsletter (06 apr 2012):
Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) is offering a 15% discount and free shipping for orders placed between Friday (April 6) and Monday (April 9). LIM has quite a few early music titles in its library and publishes new titles on a regular schedule.
Location: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Families. You can’t live with them, you can’t legally have them all sent to an island in the middle of the ocean. The Baroque era saw many families of composers and musicians who tolerated each other - or didn’t. Jed Wentz and Olivier Fortin come for the I FURIOSI dysfunctional family reunion.
Works by the Bach family, the Purcell family, the Couperin family and more.”
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