(UK) National Portrait Gallery: The First Actresses - Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons (20 Oct 2011 - 8 Jan 2012)
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON Canada
“Handel’s “Musical Drama” Hercules – an English opera in all but name – seethes with the destructive power of sexual jealousy. With an incredibly dramatic score, Marshall Pynkoski’s concert staging, and featuring one of Handel’s most passionate female roles in Dejanira, Hercules’ wife and murderer, this is a Tafelmusik event not to be missed.“
(DE) Call For Papers: "The Art of Listening: Trends and Perspectives of a History of Music Listening" (12-14 Jul 2012) (CFP Deadline 15 Feb 2012)
Organized by Christian Thorau (Universität Potsdam), Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Since the mid-1990s and the publication of "Listening in Paris: A Cultural History" (1995), the path-breaking book by James Johnson, the history of music listening has been the focus of renewed interest in the fields of musicology, history and cultural studies. There have been a number of recent studies on music listening – as one among many forms of listening in modernity – that examine the act of listening in the concert within the broader context of music, social, cultural, and intellectual history.
(US) GEMS Showcase Concert for the Annual National Conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) (7 Jan 2012)
(UK) Early Dance Circle (EDC) Annual Lecture: “Dance in eighteenth-century opera: Gluck, Mozart and Idomeneo” (Dr Irene Brandenburg, University of Salzburg) (17 Feb 2012)
(featuring a DVD of a “reconstruction” of the Chaconne in Idomeneo, made by Claudia Jeschke and Sibylle Dahms with dancer Rainer Krenstetter.)
“Irene Brandenburg is a musicologist and dance historian of the history of European musical theatre, with a focus on eighteenth-century Italian opera and ballet. She studied musicology and Romance studies at Salzburg University, receiving a doctor’s degree with distinction in 1996.
(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)
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)
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)
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)
(UK) Call for Papers: Negotiating Early Modern Women (Conference 12-14 Jul 2012) (CFP Deadline: 31 Jan 2012)
Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading, UK
“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.
Early Modern Studies Conference July 12th-14th 2012
“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.
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)
Call for PapersThe 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:
- 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.
- Round-table sessions of one and a half hours, including discussion.
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)
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)
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