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(US) San Francisco Classical Voice (SFCV): "Your support is essential to the ongoing success of San Francisco Classical Voice."
(As the year end grows closer, we are reminded to consider giving our support to local early music performing groups and associations. Please do consider helping out locally. -- Editor)
“As the end of the year quickly approaches - newsletter by newsletter - all of us at San Francisco Classical Voice would like to take a few moments to thank you for making SFCV part of your life every week!
Like you, all of us were drawn to Classical Voice by two passions - a love a great music and a desire to have the latest on the Bay Area music scene at our fingertips! We work tirelessly to filter, create, and deliver the best of the best for you every week of the year.
(US) Philly.com Article: "Tough, thorny alt-conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner follows his own tempo" by By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic (13 nov 2011)
EarlyMusicNews.Org just wanted to remind readers of the GEMS “La Salle Adams Fund $20,000 Challenge Grant” Challenge.
“ … the $20,000 challenge grant awarded GEMS by the La Salle Adams Fund is quite serious. The Fund has given us until December 31, 2011 to raise the matching $20,000, providing GEMS with much-needed funding for our coming season. …” and also …
News from Oxford University Press (OUP) that their “ 2011 Holiday Sale is underway with savings of up to 65% on our bestselling titles—how can you not take a look? Check one more person off your list and get your holiday shopping done early. “
OUP has recently revamped their online catalogue to give us a more interactive feeling … but for those who prefer the traditional view, you may still access the catalogue this way.
“Could the gentle Bard have been a thug? A scholar's discovery in the British Archives adds a different stroke to the portrait of one of the most admired but least-known men in English letters”. The article also points to the status of entertainment theaters of the day. (ed.)
From the “British Library - Document Supply News, November 2011 Newsletter” which may be of interest to early music research.
“52,000 full text theses now available for immediate download
At the start of 2011 EThOS moved to become a shared service delivered by the British Library on behalf of Higher Education. A new Governing Board was set up, and a new business model developed to bring improvements and enhancements to the current service.
(UK) Cambridge University Press: Why Excavate? (Selections From the Archaeological Dialogues Editors)
(Although not directly related to early music, perhaps of interest of early music research.)
“Examine this fundamental question with four free articles selected by the Archaeological Dialogues Editors.
(UK) "Who was William Shakespeare?" and "Was Shakespeare a Fraud? Sixty Questions. Sixty Scholars. Sixty Seconds Each."
(US) Opera Today Article: "Intertwining facets of Italian High Baroque" by Carlo Vitali (23 oct 2011)
Tuesday 8 November, 10-6pmHandel House opens its doors on its anniversary day. Join us on this special occasion, free of charge, to visit the house, see our exhibitions, and listen to music which will be performed throughout the day.
(Originally broadcast on November 6th 2011, *** this podcast will remain available on the BBC site for only for the next 6 days. ***)
“As part of Radio 3's month long celebration of Symphony, the Early Music Show traces the early history. Catherine Bott reflects on the trail-blazing work of the pioneering symphonists of the 18th century such as …”
From the most recent blog on the “Unquiet Thoughts” blog by Ron Andrico and Donna Stewart:
“ Gioseffo Zarlino ( 1517 – 1590) was a composer and music theorist who wrote with clarity about lofty subjects like minutely different divisions of the scale that results in intonation unlike the equal temperament to which we are accustomed today. …
Chalice Consort Named Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
SAN FRANCISCO – Chalice Consort has just been named Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. The residency reflects a shared goal of the choir and the cathedral: bringing centuries-old traditions to life in a modern setting.
“The Smithsonian celebrates American Indian Heritage Month throughout November with a series of performances, lectures, exhibitions, family activities and tours at various museums. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. …”
(A new twist on fundraising. -- ed.)
TAFELMUSIK LOTTERY: A CHANCE TO WIN A HARLEY!
A 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe and Gear package valued at $24,669.04.
PLUS, BONUS $1,000 EARLY BIRD CASH PRIZES!