News » Workshops/Festivals 2012
Between Monday 25 and Friday 29 June four aspiring harpsichordists will work with The English Concert, their artistic director Harry Bicket and two solo singers in directing a range of Baroque repertoire, culminating in a public concert in which all student participants direct The English Concert. This year's students are now chosen! They are:
Thomas Foster (UK)
Jeffrey Grossman (USA)
Tamar Halperin (Israel)
Pawel Siwczak (Poland)
Concert Advanced Workshops on Ottoman Classical Music
At the end of the workshop there will be a public concert in which the participants will perform some pieces studied during the workshop. Free entrance -- 21 April 2012 6pm
Background of the workshop:
The Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) at the Giorgio Cini Foundation will launch a new programme in 2012: Advanced Workshops on Ottoman Classical Music. The workshops are intended for musicians and musicologists who wish to further their instrumental and musicological knowledge in this important field of traditional music. The teacher as well as artistic and cultural director of the advanced workshops is Kudsi Erguner, an internationally-renowned musician and musicologist who, for several years now, has been teaching courses of ney flute at the IISMC, assisted by the ethnomusicologist Giovanni De Zorzi, an expert on traditionalmusic for the area in question. …
Dance Technique – Costumes – Notation – Reconstruction -- Repertoire
“This Summer workshop for dancers, choreographers, teachers and researchers is meant to be part of the training in Baroque Dance leading the International Certification by the International Council CID UNESCO, Paris. Participation is not limited to CID-members.
“Welcome to the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations and join us as we throw a party to celebrate Stratford-upon-Avon’s favourite son.”
“This unique event has taken place in Stratford for nearly 200 years. It is a tradition that brings together the local community, performers, artists and ambassadors from around the world in a vibrant celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare“ (view the short video discussion on the bard’s real day of birth!)
Location: Bruges, BE
“The Flanders Festival Bruges, also called MAfestival, wants to be a guiding, critical and contemporary festival, specialized in early music. It constantly searches for new developments and launches new developments through creation, presentation, education and participation. … The programme of the edition 2012 has been published! Discover our exciting, surprising and quality concerts. Tickets can be ordered from the 17th of April.”
The Festival boasts a list of world-class concerts, but as well, a competition, fringe concerts as well as an early music exposition.
Venue: Dance Studio → Manhardt , Neubaugasse 38, 1070 Vienna (1st floor, by the yard)
“In short, not too heavy steps that are known to a choreographer as the Jean-Baptiste Lully Gigue from opera Roland (1685). The opera, which tells the adventures of Roland, the paladin of Charlemagne, was played until 1750 in many European countries, and, accordingly, also known was the melody of the Gigue à deux.
As with all our workshops, you will need to bring a partner. Teacher: Alexander Fischer”
Location: Sala Concerti SPMT Piazza Giustiniani 4a – Roma (Italy)
“The 24th edition of the concert series“Musica & Musica“, organized by the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio, features in its section Suoni Nel Tempo a program of dance music with the Orchestra da Ballo de Il Teatro della Memoria, an ensemble led by Andrea Toschi and specialized in the performance – supported by research on the original arrangements – of the typical Salon Orchestra repertory.“
“The European Ballroom (Dancing Series) = workshops, where the Dance School .creanc. will teach you beautiful quadrilles, cotillions and national dances of the 19th century, written for the European ballroom. You will also learn about the history of the dances and the personalities connected with them. …
EARLY DANCE COURSES ITALIAN DANCE OF THE LATE 16th AND EARLY 17th CENTURIES
Intermediate-advanced and advanced levels
Reconstruction Barbara Sparti
“The courses will include balletti of Caroso, Lupi, Negri and Santucci, the Canario, Ballo finale from Carallieri's Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo (1600)
Special attention will be given to step technique (as described in particular treatises), style and interpretation (the affects of different dances and dance types within a balletto), and musical questions.”
(UK) Border Marches Early Music Forums (BEMFM) Workshop: Byzantine Chant. Day Workshop for Singers (28 apr 2012)
Location: St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Ludlow UK
“We have a full programme of workshops for singers and instrumentalists - both separately and together. You don't have to be a member to attend - all are open to members and non-members alike. Pre-booking is essential.“
Tutor: Alexander Lingas
(ES) FIMTE Workshops on Spanish Keyboard Music: "Sonatas-Dances: Domenico Scarlatti and the Eighteenth century Spanish Keyboard Music school" (25-29 june 2012)
Location: Fabrizio Acanfora Workshop, Barcelona, Spain
FIMTE, the International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music, has gained international reputation for the organization, promotion, study and publication of the rich heritage of Spanish keyboard music.
FIMTE is organizing a series of workshops intended to musicians who want to have an accomplished and up-to-date knowledge on Spanish Keyboard Music, by completing a study program in which different aspects of Spanish keyboard music will be dealt by well known scholars and performers.
This workshop focus on the performance of the sonatas-dances by Domenico Scarlatti and the eighteenth century Spanish keyboard music school. The methodological identification of these dances help us to understand its internal structure, gestural punctuation as well as other important issues -including tempo and accent- thus, giving a physical and choreographic dimension to its performance.
(FR) Festival Brillamment Baroque & 12th International Early Music and Baroque Workshop (13-21 Apr 2012)
Workshop from the 14th to the 21th April
Thoiry (Yvelines - France)
Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque intruments welcome !
Chamber music, baroque orchestra, vocal ensemble, viola da gamba consorts, with passionated teachers.
“Musique et danse en France au XVIIe siècle”
“We accept between 20 and 35 students from around the world. The course is open to music students, hobbyists with good reading and young professionals. It is also aimed at all beginners in dance, particularly baroque and classical musicians eager to perfect their knowledge of various dance forms of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.”
“La BourbonIn this course, we'll be learning Pécour's couple dance "La Bourbon", printed in Gaudrau's dance collection of 1712. We will also do co-ordination exercises and step-work, together with some contredanse for light relief!
(From the latest Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music Newsletter)
'Far from the tumult of arms'
Artistic Director Lindsay Kemp writes...
'My profession is very far from the tumult of arms and from the reasons of state that cause them to be taken up. When I mingle French airs with those of the Germans and the Italians, it is not in order to incite a war, but it is rather, perhaps, a prelude to the harmony of so many nations and to amiable peace.'
Monteverdi, Mantoue & Italy
“The theme of the festival each year is not an end in itself, a self-imposed restriction to creating a programme, but more of a guiding light that lends a unique color to each edition of the event. “La Folia” is a venue that has made it is possible to encounter early music in all of its facets, a series of concerts over an extended Whitsunday weekend, each “an earful” in itself. The previous festivals offered tours of the great musical traditions in Europe, taking listeners to Flanders, Austria, Bohemia and even to… Switerland! This year we are initiating a series of festivals dedicated to some of the most significant courts in music history: towns where enlightened princes maintained chapels and composers over a number of generations, nurturing the finest of Europe’s music during their golden ages. …”
Location: Froville FR
“The Froville priory, built in 1080, is one of the first settlements the benedictine monks of Cluny established in Lorraine. Its steeple dominates a small village, home of 120 inhabitants, midway between Nancy and Epinal.
Location: New York NY, US
“I would like to inform you that the concert Clarion had planned for this year's Clarion Collegium Week, 'The Brothers Haydn', has had to be postponed.
We regret having to make this change, but we are delighted that the educational aspect of Clarion Collegium Week will take place as planned this year, offering classes in Baroque performance practice to high school and college students, and young professionals from all over the country. All these events will be free and open to the public.
Visit the Clarion Society website for more information.
Madison Early Music Festival proudly presents the world-renowned ensemble Anonymous 4! Titled "Gloryland", this concert is the diary of their ongoing journey to the roots of Anglo-American vocal music.
Cantates All Saints and All Soul’s Day
“For the 18th time Musica, Impulse Centre for Music organizes an international master class. Musicians from all over the world participate in these master classes. In this edition Sigiswald Kuijken passes on his immense experience and vision to young musicians who seek their way in the world of early music.
GORDON PINSENT TO LAUNCH OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST 2012
“March 21 at 7:00PM, Gordon Harrison Gallery
Legendary Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent will be guest of honour at a party to formally launch the 19th edition of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. The invitation-only event will be held at the Gordon Harrison Gallery, 495 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00PM.
Mr. Pinsent will make his debut at Ottawa Chamberfest 2012 as narrator of The Carnival of the Animals and Enoch Arden.
The Musikmesse is the world's leading trade fair for the world of music. Here, you will find a complete range of products with everything required for making music, not to mention innumerable workshops, concerts, demonstrations and discussion events. …”