Sunday, March 8, 2009, 3pm: Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya present "La Cantatrice" : Music of the Early 17th Century from Italy and England. Music by members of the famous musical Caccini family - Guilio, Settimia, and Francesca, who was called "La Cantatrice", Girolamo Frescobaldi, John Dowland, Thomas Campion, and others for voice, lute, archlute, cittern, bandora, recorders, and curtal. Eliot Chapel at Reed College in Portland. Admission $10 and 8.
Sunday, March 22, 2009, 1-4 p.m.: Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya perform 18th century French music on recorders, lute, violin, viola, baroque rackett, chalumeau, and serpent for Museum Family Day for the Portland Art Museum. The theme is the exhibition of French Paintings in the time of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour. For further information see: Portland Art Museum
Music for Pope Leo X
The course Music for Pope Leo X concentrates on the polyphonic repertoire from the early 16th century. Leo X was born as Giovanni de Medici and sat on the holy chair between 1513 and 1521. This music and art loving pope was a composer himself. He continued the evolution that his predecessor Pope Julius II had started. Under Leo X, the Papal Chapel’s ensemble became one of the most highly renowned ensembles in Europe.
24/08/09 to 30/08/09
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Event 1: Red Priest: Carnival of the Seasons
7.30pm Thursday 21 May 2009
Toll Gavel Methodist Church
Toll Gavel, Beverley, HU17 9AA
Piers Adams recorders, Julia Bishop violin, Angela East cello, Howard Beach harpsichord. A gloriously inventive mix of entertainments from Vivaldi, Corelli to Biber and van Ecyk. "Mad, bad and deliciously dangerous... wacky ideas, an impish sense of humour and astonishing virtuosity." Gramophone
Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £12.00, children £5.00) available from the National Centre for Early Music box office: 01904 658338; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ncem.co.uk
Event 2: Beverley Early Music Festival Schools' Chorus
1.00pm Friday 22 May 2009
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Court
North Bar Within Beverley, HU17 8DG
Community Education Project Directed by Sam DunkleyWe are delighted to welcome students from Woldgate College, a Performing Arts College in Pocklington, who have been working with peers from other schools in the East Riding to form this exciting new group. In this, their inaugural performance, the Chorus will be joined by young soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music in music by Purcell and Vivaldi.
Tickets: £3.00 (students free of charge) available from the National Centre for Early Music box office: 01904 658338; email@example.com; www.ncem.co.uk
Saturday 23 May 2009
Coffee served from 10.00am
Workshop 10.30am - 4.00pm
St Mary's Church Hall
North Bar Within
Beverley, HU17 8DG
University's online music journal, /Performance Practice Review/ :
- CANDACE BAILEY: "The Antebellum 'Piano Girl' in the American South"
- ARON EDIDIN: "Consequentialism about Historical Authenticity"
- BRUCE HAYNES: "A Correctly-Attributed Fake"
- COLIN LAWSON: "'Attractively Packaged but Unripe Fruit'; the UK's Commercialization of Musical History in the 1980s"
- ROBERT MARSHALL: "Bach's /Tempo Ordinario/: A Plaine and Easie Introduction to the System"
- TIMOTHY J. MCGEE: "How one Learned to Ornament in Late Sixteenth-Century Italy"
- MARC VANSCHEEUWIJCK: "In Search of the Eighteenth-Century 'Violoncello': Antonio Vandini and the Concertos for Viola by Tartini"
- PETER WALLS: "On Divided Lines: Instrumentation for Bass Parts in Corelli-Era Sonatas"
- JANE BOWERS: Federico Sardelli, /Vivaldi's Music for Flute and Recorder/
- COLIN LAWSON: Eric Hoeprich, /The Clarinet/
- ROLAND JACKSON: Bruce Haynes, /The End of Early Music/
- RUDOLF RASCH: Ross Duffin, /How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)/
- Roland Jackson, February 5, 2008, "Performance-practice dictionary"
Editor, /Performance Practice Review/
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The week will consist of six master classes taught by Andrew Parrott (voice), Cynthia Roberts (chamber music), Myron Lutzke (cello), Stephen Hammer (oboe), Sandra Miller (flute), and Robert Mealy (violin), and a concert featuring the principal players from the New York Collegium and the Clarion Orchestra joined by world-renowned tenor Rufus Müller.
Clarion-Collegium master classes are for students and young professionals from all over the United States. This year, there will be participants from all of the major New York conservatories as well as from schools as far away as California, North Carolina and New Hampshire. These master classes are designed not only as a valuable educational experience for young musicians with a penchant for the Baroque, but also for audience members who wish to go behind the scenes and learn more about what goes into the preparation of an historically-informed performance. The country's leading Early Music specialists address all aspects of preparing for a performance, from developing the techniques to play authentic Baroque instruments to further exploring and understanding the musical tastes and palette of the Baroque period.
BoxOffice: 01904 658338;
The festival remains one of the cultural landmarks of the East Rising of Yorkshire - utilising some of the Riding's finest historic venues, the Festival embraces a mix of concerts, illustrated talks and educational activities. Guest artists in 2009 include the effervescent Red Priest (not for the faint hearted!) who open the festival (Toll Gavel Methodist Church, Fri 21); tha acclaimed viol group Fretwork presenting a timely commemoration of the genius of Henry Purcell (Beverley Minster, Fri 22) and The Bach Players led by Nicolette Moonen presenting a programme of Bach's instrumental arrangement of Pergolesi's masterpiece 'Stabat Mater' (Beverley Minster, Sat 23). Please contact the NCEM for more detailed information.Look out for the NCEM's free educational pack celebrating the 350th anniversary of Henry Purcell's birth. These resources are aimed at music teachers working with Key Stage 2 pupils.
For more information, please contact us on 01904 632220.
Tickets: For single concerts: £12.00 (concessions £10.00) For all concerts: £34.00 (concessions £28.00)
Yvonne Seymour soprano, Stephen Varcoe bass, David Miller theorbo with the University of York Chamber Choir, Compagnia d’Instrumenti and the University Baroque Ensemble directed by Peter Seymour.
10.30am Purcell & the Church
1.00pm Purcell and the Theatre (I)
2.30pm Purcell in Context (free ticketed lecture)
3.30pm Domestic Purcell
7.00pm Purcell & the Theatre (II)
For detailed information please go to http://www.ncem.co.uk or ask for the University of York concerts brochure.
Box Office: 01904 658338;
BoxOffice: 01904 658338; firstname.lastname@example.org
The festival remains one of the cultural landmarks of the East Rising of Yorkshire - utilising some of the Riding's finest historic venues, the Festival embraces a mix of concerts, illustrated talks and educational activities.
£12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338;
Thursday 25 June, 7.30pm
The National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church,
Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
In November, Le Mercure will debut its two new programs in Mexico City! For more information, please visit our website at http://www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com
About Le Mercure: Inspired by the 'Paris' Quartets of G.Ph. Telemann, the ensemble Le Mercure was formed in the Netherlands. With an international core of members and a wide palette of instrumental colors, we are able to concentrate on music written in a true quartet style as well as trio sonatas for two melody instruments and continuo. The quartet, however, is our starting point and remains as our main focus in concerts. Le Mercure has recorded multiple times for the Bavarian Radio of Germany, as well as given concert tours in Germany, The Netherlands, and Poland.The name Le Mercure was taken from various periodicals that existed in France during the 17th and 18th centuries, in which one often found reports of important musical performances of the time. It also refers to Mercury, the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology. We feel ourselves as messengers who wish to transmit the richness and beauty of music to our audience.
Booking is now open for the 2008 York Early Music Christmas Festival, which runs from 11th - 14th December.
Introductory workshop for beginners / false beginners. This workshop introduces to the basics of baroque dance style (17th-18th centuries). Try and dance selected sequences from well-known ballroom dances of the French court, like "Aimable Vainqueur" or "Gigue à deux" (= "Gigue de Roland")!
No previous knowledge required. No need to bring a partner.
Teacher: Alexander Fischer.
Date: September 27-28, 2008, Sat. 4-7pm, Sun 11am-2pm ...
The York Early Music Festival invites applications from young artists to take part in the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. The competition (which was previously held in association with the Early Music Network) will take place at the National Centre for Early Music from 16 - 18 July as part of the 2009 York Early Music Festival. ...
The festival opened on Friday night with “A Friendly Competition” in the form of rousing concerti by Handel and Vivaldi performed by the York Early Music Ensemble, which was directed from the violin by Katherine Moller. The soloists were Jonathan Addleman (harpsichord); Katherine Moller, Sari Tsuji, Angela Garwood, Sarah Liptay (violins); and Suzanne Bonnell-Burley (cello). ...
- Work at my workshop
- Build your own instrument
Professor Bill Mahrt, Directing
The Singers’ Retreat will present its' Autumn session on the weekend of October 18th and 19th, 2008, at the San Francisco Theological Seminary Conference Center in San Anselmo, Marin County, CA. Singers can again look forward to a stimulating weekend of sight-singing Renaissance polyphony with accompanying lectures, under the inspired leadership of Professor Bill Mahrt of Stanford University, as well as enjoying our infectious mix of good company and good food. ...
Renaissance Polyphony of the Iberian Peninsula
"In the magical year 1492, the foundation was laid for an unparallelled imperium that would dominate the world’s history for some 200 years.
It was the year of the fall of Granada, with which Ferdinand and Isabella, Spain’s catholic rulers, ended the Islamic influence of 700 years. It was also the year Cristóbal Colon discovered America.
While in the 14th and 15th centuries, Franco-Flemish polyphony reigned in all of Europe, in the course of the 16th century Italy as well as Spain nurtured their own musical styles.
Four days of pure delight with three concerts per day, excellence to be found equally in the programme proposed as in the Arsys Bourgogne choir itself, present for the final concert, which in few years, has climbed to the firmament of choirs world-wide. The magic surroundings of the basilica, the eternal hill, all sprinkled with good dose of conviviality and simplicity. ... "
Visit Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay website for more information and programme. (ed.)
30 years in the service of music and baroque dance, listening to all research, 30 years accompanying artists. And also 30 years of the International Academy of Ancient Music and Dance: thousands of artists for hundreds of concerts, students from all continents. A faithful public coming from upt to 75 french regions and 20 foreign countries.
Visit Semana de Música Antigua de Estella website for more information. (ed.)
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