(FR) 17e Festival international Toulouse les Orgues

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2012
Concerts from various ages being performed in the "organ-rich" area of Toulouse FR. The concert details are presently being completely, however, you can re-visit last year’s festival details for some information. Of note, a group of small portable organs that were constructed for in-school demonstrations or for performances in locations lacking availability of a large organ.

(US) Opera Today Interview: "Vivica Genaux — An Interview" by Maria Nockin (30 dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2012
“I spoke with Vivica Genaux in December 2011, when she stopped in New York at the end of one of her concert tours. The Alaskan mezzo- soprano now spends most of her time in Europe and only visits Alaska on special occasions.

(NL) Sweelinck, mixed choir and organ, Harry van der Kamp instructor (14-15 apr 2012) (Registration deadline: 14 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2012
“In the run up to 2012, Sweelinck commemorative year, the Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam led by Harry van der Kamp, for the first time in history, recorded Sweelinck's complete vocal works, including Cantiones Sacrae. Now you can also sing this extraordinary work!

(US) Harmonia Mundi New Releases January 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jan 29, 2012

New Titles at Harmonia Mundi

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714-1788
Trio Sonatas Wq 154-156, 158
London Baroque

C. P. E. Bach was particularly attached to the trio sonata, to   which he devoted some of his finest works.

(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) January 2012 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Jan 29, 2012
A reminder from the latest Boston Early Music Festival newsletter of upcoming concerts. Buy early if you plan on attending these popular concert events.

(US) ArkivMusic Newsletter (17 jan 2012): "Featured Titles from Chandos - Winter 2012" (Sale ends: 14 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 29, 2012
From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter: “Warm up your winter with some terrific new recordings from Chandos, on sale now at ArkivMusic. Our featured titles are below, or view the entire Chandos catalog while it is all on sale! (Sale ends 2/14/12.)”

(IT) VII Corso Internazionale Di Musica Antica "Ottaviano Alberti" (9-15 jul 2012) (Application Deadline 18 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 29, 2012

7thInternational Course of Early Music “Ottaviano Alberti”

Location: Palazzo Archi, Via Principe Umberto, 16 - Orte (VT)

The course, dedicated to Ottaviano Alberti, is open to all singers, instrumentist who are interested in the repertoire of the XVI, XVII, XVIII century. Students of different levels are welcome even if they do not have their own original instrument. “

(IT) Accordone Ensemble Newsletter Updates: Workshops and Concerts (Feb, Mar, Apr.)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 29, 2012

From the latest Accordone ensemble newsletter, a list of workshops and concerts for the months of February, March and April 2012. Read on to view the list of venues on their busy schedule.

(FR) AKADÊMIA Françoise Lasserre -- Concerts: Chansonniers Chansons gaillardes et courtoises (3,5 Feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 26, 2012
Amal Allaoui, soprano - Angèle Meunier, alto
Nicolas Rether, Simon Gamerre, tenors - Etienne Bazola, bass

Françoise LASSERRE, conductor

(UK) Dunedin Consort Aberdeen Choral Workshop: John Passion (4 Feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 26, 2012
We base our workshops on pieces we are passionate about. This year is no different and we will be working on Bach’s John Passion which is the main drive of our recording initiative for 2012.

(US) Texas Toot, Inc. 21st Annual Renaissance Polyphony Weekend Mass (5 Feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 26, 2012
The two and one-half day retreat will conclude with a celebrated Latin Mass, sung in The Cathedral at the Arts District, 2215 Ross Ave., in downtown Dallas at 5 p.m.. Morales’ Missa Aspice Domine will serve as the ordinary of the Mass. The choir will also sing related motets and Gregorian chant during the service.

(US) Pacific MusicWorks Concert: "IN REAL TIME-400 Years of Structured" (3 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 26, 2012

Location:  Daniels Hall: 5th Ave @Marion St. Downtown Seattle, Washington, 98104

“Music starts from an impulse of the soul. When a musician shares that impulse with an audience as it happens, we call it improvisation

Join world-reknowned guitarist Bill Frisell, virtuoso violinist Mikhail Shmidt, and PMW music director and lutenist Stephen Stubbs as they pool their talents in exploring the art which underlies much of the greatest music of the modern era, from the dazzling art of the Baroque to the 20th century's invention of instrumental jazz.

(FR) Le Poème Harmonique Concert listings for February 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jan 26, 2012
The latest newsletter from Le Poème Harmonique reminds us of their upcoming concerts for the month of February 2012.

(US) Oxford Journals: Early Music Table of Contents for November 2011; Vol. 39, No. 4

Contributed by Admin on Jan 25, 2012
News from the latest Oxford Journals newsletter that the November 2011 edition of the “Early Music” journal is available online for its subscribers.

(UK) Dunedin Consort's Edinburgh Brandenburg-Cantata SeriesI

Contributed by Admin on Jan 24, 2012

Rosenna East Interview with  John But, Director of the Dunedin Consort.

“In the run up to the Dunedin Consort’s Brandenburg concertos this month, Rosenna went to speak to Director and Bach scholar John Butt.”

(US) Harmonia Early Music: "A Musical Tour Of Prague" (By Laura Osterlund Posted 1 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2012
“In the 17th-century, the city of Prague experienced a resurgence of cultural and musical life inspired by foreign influences.

(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "LA SERENISSIMA Music of Venice and Her Others" (29 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2012
Critically acclaimed soprano Jessica Gould, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra members harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire and lutenist Daniel Swenberg are joined by The Rose of the Compass Ensemble (Nina Stern, recorders, Ara Dinkjian, oud & Glen Velez, percussion) for a unique performance of the music of West and East in the Venetian Empire.

(UK) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE): Night Shift Pub Tour

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2012
“… After exhaustive research of London’s finest drinking establishments (and thank you for all your brilliant suggestions), we now have five fabulous venues lined up and are ready to announce our Night Shift pub tour. We’ve managed to touch all points of the compass, with the bonus of a dead-central venue too (It’s more of a bar than pub but we hope you’ll forgive us that). …

(FR) Ensemble Syntagma CD: "Rosa e Orticha"

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2012

News from Ensemble Syntagma that its most recent CD release “Rosa e Orticha” (November 2011, Carpe Dium Records) has received “Best Recordings of the Year (2011)” by the Medieval Music and Art Foundation (USA) website. In addition, it has received a“20/20” from Musik and Sich, “Best Recordings of the Year” from “O Templo das Heresias” and, finally, was featured on the “In the Mode” (Public Valley Radio, California) programme on 8 Jan 2012.

(FR) Rotruenge Dance Workshop: 4ème Stage de Danse Médiévales de Sulniac (Toussaint 2012) (1-4 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2012

Maximum of 12 participants. This workshop is for all levels, singers, dancers and instrumentalists, adults, teenagers, students, professionals and amateurs of all levels.

(FR) Rotruenge: Masterclass at Château de Pruniers with Michèle Claude and Christophe Deslignes (15-21 Apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2012

Masterclass with Michèle Claude (percussionist) and Christophe Deslignes (recorder, portative organ,“chant”, dance, theater). Masterclasses include individual work with instructors, collective masterclasses, auditions and conferences, and a final concert on 21 April 2012. Only 10 participants will be accepted (5 participants per instructors).

(FR) Rotruenge Dance Workshop: "12ème Stage de Danses Médiévales de Saint-Bris-le Vineux (Ascension 2012)" (17-20 May 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2012

With Christophe Deslignes and assisted by Eva Fogegesang

Maximum of 12 participants. This workshop is for all levels, singers, dancers and instrumentalists, adults, teenagers, students, professionals and amateurs of all levels.

(UK) The British Newspaper Archive

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2012
“The British Library and online publisher brightsolid have launched a website that will transform the way people use historical newspapers to find out about the past.

(BE) Les Amis du Clavecin: Festival "Le Clavecin en fête" 22nd Year (4 Mar-1 Jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2012

Le Clavecin en fête, a spring festival held in some of the most beautiful venues in Walloon Brabant and in Brussels, is celebrating its 22nd anniversary, this year. 

The traditional venue of these concerts is the beautiful romanesque church of Tourinnes-la-Grosse, from which the festival derives its name. But the little church of Upigny provides an alternative venue when the intimate character of the works on the program requires one.

In the wake of the festival, there are also "The Harpsichord on Thursdays" and the "Espace Mikrokosmos", whose programs are a perfect foil for those of "The Harpsichord at Tourinnes".

(US) Helios Early Opera Concert: "David et Jonathas" (Marc-Antoine Charpentier) (26-27 jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2012

Location: First Church Congregational, Cambridge MA, US

“Helios Early Opera makes its debut with Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s grand biblical drama David et Jonathas. A tragic love story between the future king of Israel and the doomed Jonathan, son of King Saul, David et Jonathas is one of only two full-length operas by one of the most fascinating composers of the seventeenth century. Full of psychological intensity, Bretonneau’s libretto provides a gripping drama that is highlighted by Charpentier’s dazzlingly innovative and powerful score.”

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