(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)

(CA) International Calendars

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011

The 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!

Feel free to comment.

Marc Paré

(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)

Contributed by Boccherini on Dec 11, 2011
On the occasion of the eleventh edition of the Festival Paganiniano of Carro the Società dei Concerti of La Spezia (Liguria, Italy) and the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca/Pistoia (<>), in association with Palazzetto Bru Zane-Centre de musique romantique française of Venice (<>) and, are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium «The  Franco-Belgian Violin School  from G.B. Viotti to E. Ysaÿe», to be held in La Spezia, CAMeC, from Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 July 2012.

(CA) Call for Papers: Confounding Expectations – Music and the Creative Act (Conference date: 14-15 May 2012) (CFP Deadline: 6 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011

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)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011
“The Society for American Music is pleased to announce a new membership category for non-academic institutions. The Non-Academic Institutional Affiliate membership is designed to heighten the interaction between the broad base of our membership, which is primarily academic, and non-academic constituencies.

(IT) Musicisti Europei A Venezia, Roma E Napoli (1650-1750) (Final Conference 19-21 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011
News that the Musicisti Europei A Venezia, Roma E Napoli (1650-1750) project has opened its own website where you will find summaries of conferences held alternatively at the École Française de Rome and German Historical Institute in Rome in 2010-2011. You will also find information on the final conference held January 19 to 21, 2012.

(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "More Between Heaven and Earth" (17 dec 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 11, 2011
(Reposted by Admin)

On Saturday, December 17th at 8:00pm at The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E. 61st St., Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents

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

Early Music Groups and Year End Funding Drives

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011

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.

Marc Paré

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