News » Workshops/Festivals 2011

(US) Early Music America Conference: Focus on the Future of Early Music (2011 June 15-17)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2011
Upcoming conference on the future of early music held at the Boston Early Music Festival.


(CA) Lute Workshop West (2011, August 1-5)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 16, 2011

In cooperation with the Lute Society of America, Inc.

The Lute Society of America is pleased to return to the West Coast, and co-present this Workshop with Early Music Vancouver.


(FR) Les Rencontres internationales de l'Abbaye de Vignogoul (2011 July 23-30)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2011
Early and baroque music workshop. Courses for all levels and Master classes : workshop and individual courses - Consorts - Chamber music - Theory courses.


(FR) Les Festes de Thalie et de France-Orpheon April 2011 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2011
The “Les Festes de Thalie et de France-Orpheon April 2011 Newsletter” is available online. Of particular interest is the retrospective details of the festival “Brillamment Baroque en Yvelines” where you will find additional photos and videos.


(US) Do you have your BEMF Opera Tickets? Secure your seats today! -- A reminder!

Contributed by Admin on Apr 13, 2011

A reminder from the BEMF:

Great seats are still available for two extraordinary operas at the 2011 Boston Early Music Festival. Don't miss out. BEMF Opera productions consistently sell out.


(CZ) Prachatice Summer School of Early Music 2011

Contributed by jitusska on Mar 25, 2011

Summer School of Early Music is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance mainly of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music. Some of the recorder classes concentrate on contemporary music as well.


(UK) Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music (2011 May 13-21)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2011
This year's Festival takes a tour of Central Europe, from the Hanseatic trading towns of the Baltic coast through the courts and cities of Germany, Poland, Bohemia and Austria, to finish up by the waters of the Venetian lagoon.


(FR) 9e festival Mars en Baroque -- Concerto Soave (2011 March 11-23)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 11, 2011
Rendezvous for lovers of music and art, and not just Baroque!


(US) Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat (2011 March 25-28)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 31, 2011
Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon

Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food, and a beautiful setting in nature, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat.  Located just 20 miles east of Portland, and perched on a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River, Menucha is an idyllic retreat center.


(US) "Bach’s Passions ­– Musical Language and Religious Contexts" Summer Course - Yale Institue of Sacred Music (2011 June 6-11)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 25, 2011
Bach’s Passions ­– Musical Language and Religious Contexts
June 6–10, 2011

In the course of its annual Summer Term, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music will offer a weeklong course on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passions, taught by Yale faculty member Prof. Markus Rathey:

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions, considered cornerstones of the western classical music canon, form the culmination of his art as a composer of sacred music. The revival of Bach’s music in 19th century concert halls began with Mendelssohn’s performance of the St. Matthew Passion.


(US) Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) (2011 Oct 27-30) -- Call for Papers

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2011
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete sessions for its annual conference, to be held at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, Oct 27-30, 2011.  This hotel (awarded four diamonds by AAA) is in the center of Fort Worth on historic Sundance Square, and is moments away from the museum district, which includes the Kimbell Art Museum, the Museum of American Art, and the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth.  


(US) Early Brass Festival (27th annual) -- Call for Papers (2010 August 5-7)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2011
Preparations for the 2011 Early Brass Festival (27th annual) are underway. This year’s conference will be held at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, on August 5-7, 2011. Rick Seraphinoff will be hosting us as co-director, and Jeff Nussbaum, as usual, is our overall director and coordinator. We hope that all of our members will consider attending, submitting paper proposals, and performing with us!


(UK) Handel's Operas Workshop

Contributed by Admin on Jan 06, 2011
In a series of five lectures Manuel Minguillon will explore the main features of Baroque Operas, focusing on Handel's in particular.

(FR) Brillamment Baroque (Brilliantly Baroque) -- 11th international Early Music and Baroque Workshop (2011 February 19-26)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 05, 2011
The international workshop in Thoiry, France (2010 February 19-26) is directed to all instrumentalists of the “Baroque” orchestra, beginner and experienced musicians, as well as modern instrumentalists wishing to learn about the practice and interpretation of Renaissance music and pre-classical Baroque. It is also directed to singers interested in the same repertoire.

(US) Early Music America Announces Naxos Recording Competition 2011

Contributed by Admin on Nov 11, 2010
(SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America (EMA) and Naxos will collaborate on a competition for early music soloists and ensembles, whose prize is a debut commercial CD recording, which will be produced and marketed by Naxos. EMA and Naxos hope to promote the career development of emerging early music artists and the philosophy of historically informed performance by offering to the public a CD of the highest quality.


(UK) York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2011 (2011 July 14-16)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 30, 2010
Applications are now being invited for this prestigious competition which takes place at the York Early Music Festival in July 2011.

The competition provides a major boost to young professional careers, offering the winners opportunities for touring, recording and broadcasting.  In 2011 the Master of Ceremonies will be Elizabeth Wallfisch, who is joined by a panel of judges that includes some of the world’s finest early music specialists.

(ES) Aula de Música Antiga / Early Music Academy at the Girona Conservatory (2010 Dec-2011 May)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2010
Following its highly successful inauguration three years ago, the “Aula de Música Antiga” (Early Music Academy) at the Girona Conservatory enters its fourth year in 2010-2011.

The Aula offers an introduction to early music for any students curious about original instruments or interested in developing their knowledge of early repertoire. It also brushes up on basic theory and provides excellent preparation for further study.

(US) Renaissance Society of America (RSA) -- Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the RSA (March 24-26, 2011)

Contributed by Admin on May 14, 2010

The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the RSA
Montreal, Québec Canada
24-26 March, 2011

Although the call for papers deadline is now past due, you may review the suggested round table discussions on the RSA website. 

“Since 1954, the Renaissance Society of America has been the leading organization in the Americas for the interdisciplinary study of the period 1300-1650 in Western history. The RSA brings together members from many backgrounds who are interested in a wide variety of disciplines related to this period.

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