News » Early Music Concerts 2011-2012

(CA) Tafelmusik Concert: "House of Dreams" (8-9 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 03, 2012

Directed by Jeanne Lamon
Conceived, scripted and programmed by Alison Mackay
Stage Direction by Marshall Pynkoski
Production Design by Glenn Davidson
Projections Design by Raha Javanfar
Narrated by Blair Williams

A magical journey to the meeting places of baroque art and music - five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Marais were played against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau. Includes stage direction, narration, and stunning projected images.FREE pre-concert talks, an exhibit, and more!”

(CA) Arion Orchestre Baroque - February: a month full of baroque goodness!

Contributed by Admin on Feb 01, 2012
“Watch out baroque fans: Arion is plowing ahead with plenty of activities!
Here is a quick survey of all the upcoming concerts this month.

(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) January 2012 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Jan 29, 2012
A reminder from the latest Boston Early Music Festival newsletter of upcoming concerts. Buy early if you plan on attending these popular concert events.

(IT) Accordone Ensemble Newsletter Updates: Workshops and Concerts (Feb, Mar, Apr.)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 29, 2012

From the latest Accordone ensemble newsletter, a list of workshops and concerts for the months of February, March and April 2012. Read on to view the list of venues on their busy schedule.

(FR) AKADÊMIA Françoise Lasserre -- Concerts: Chansonniers Chansons gaillardes et courtoises (3,5 Feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 26, 2012
Amal Allaoui, soprano - Angèle Meunier, alto
Nicolas Rether, Simon Gamerre, tenors - Etienne Bazola, bass

Françoise LASSERRE, conductor

(US) Texas Toot, Inc. 21st Annual Renaissance Polyphony Weekend Mass (5 Feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 26, 2012
The two and one-half day retreat will conclude with a celebrated Latin Mass, sung in The Cathedral at the Arts District, 2215 Ross Ave., in downtown Dallas at 5 p.m.. Morales’ Missa Aspice Domine will serve as the ordinary of the Mass. The choir will also sing related motets and Gregorian chant during the service.

(US) Pacific MusicWorks Concert: "IN REAL TIME-400 Years of Structured" (3 feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 26, 2012

Location:  Daniels Hall: 5th Ave @Marion St. Downtown Seattle, Washington, 98104

“Music starts from an impulse of the soul. When a musician shares that impulse with an audience as it happens, we call it improvisation

Join world-reknowned guitarist Bill Frisell, virtuoso violinist Mikhail Shmidt, and PMW music director and lutenist Stephen Stubbs as they pool their talents in exploring the art which underlies much of the greatest music of the modern era, from the dazzling art of the Baroque to the 20th century's invention of instrumental jazz.

(FR) Le Poème Harmonique Concert listings for February 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jan 26, 2012
The latest newsletter from Le Poème Harmonique reminds us of their upcoming concerts for the month of February 2012.

(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "LA SERENISSIMA Music of Venice and Her Others" (29 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2012
Critically acclaimed soprano Jessica Gould, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra members harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire and lutenist Daniel Swenberg are joined by The Rose of the Compass Ensemble (Nina Stern, recorders, Ara Dinkjian, oud & Glen Velez, percussion) for a unique performance of the music of West and East in the Venetian Empire.

(US) Helios Early Opera Concert: "David et Jonathas" (Marc-Antoine Charpentier) (26-27 jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 22, 2012

Location: First Church Congregational, Cambridge MA, US

“Helios Early Opera makes its debut with Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s grand biblical drama David et Jonathas. A tragic love story between the future king of Israel and the doomed Jonathan, son of King Saul, David et Jonathas is one of only two full-length operas by one of the most fascinating composers of the seventeenth century. Full of psychological intensity, Bretonneau’s libretto provides a gripping drama that is highlighted by Charpentier’s dazzlingly innovative and powerful score.”

(CA) Toronto Consort Concert: "Charles Daniels in Recital" (27-28 jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2012
“The Toronto Consort offers a rare chance to hear renowned English tenor Charles Daniels in a solo recital entitled It was a lover and his lass, featuring exquisite lute songs from the English and French Renaissance. The concerts take place on January 27 and 28, 2012 at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. For tickets and information, call the box office at (416) 964-6337 or visit

(FR) Le Parlement de Musique-Martin Gester 2012 Concert Listing

Contributed by Admin on Jan 21, 2012
From the latest newsletter of  “Le Parlement de Musique”, readers are reminded of the 22 Jan 2012 concert details. In addition, you will find below the 2012 concert listing for you to browse.

(US) Chorworks Annual Summer Workshop: “Gabrieli & Company” (10-14 Jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012

Location: Washington National Cathedral & Cathedral College, Washington DC
(Plus an optional extra day of musical orientation Monday, July 9.)

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Giovanni Gabrieli, organist at the great Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, the workshop will focus on his music – both sacred and secular – and that of his teachers and pupils, including Orlandus Lassus, Andrea Gabrieli, Hans Leo Haßler and Heinrich Schütz.

(FR) Ensemble Céladon 2012 Concert Listings

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2012
(Repost -- Editor)

From the latest Ensemble Céladon’s newsletter, there is a reminder of their busy upcoming 2012 concert season (Jan-May 2012). Of note on their schedule is their much anticipated CD “Deo Gratias Anglia“ release on 20 March 2012.

(US) Opera Lafayette Concert: "Le Roi et le fermier" (21, 26 Jan 2012; 4-5 Feb 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 15, 2012

(Preview performance: 20 Jan 2012)

Ryan Brown, Conductor and Artistic Director

Le Roi et le fermier
Music by Monsigny, Libretto by Sedaine

Le Roi et le fermier  was both a popular and controversial opera in its day, heralded for a storm scene bridging the mood of Act I to the nighttime divertissement in Act II, and for its frank treatment of class issues culminating in Act III.

(UK) National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) Press Release: Anthem for A Child (27 Mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 14, 2012

Anthem for A Child - OAE joins forces with NCEM and University of York

“The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) and the University of York have joined forces with the remarkable Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) on their new and most ambitious project to date for young people, Anthem for a Child, as part of a national programme of concerts and events.

(FR) AKADÊMIA Françoise Lasserre -- Concerts: Composers Under the Influence: Bach - Mendelssohn - Brahms - Martin (19-21 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 12, 2012
  • BACH: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225
  • MENDELSSOHN: Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener, opus 69, n°1Richte mich Gott, opus 78, n°2 - Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen ?, opus 78, n°3
  • BRAHMS: Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mu hseligen ?, opus 74, n°1
  • MARTIN: Mass for Double Choir 32 Singers, organ
    Françoise LASSERRE
    , conductor

(CA) Arion Ensemble Croque-Baroque à Ogilvy:: "Voyage en Italie du 17e siècle" (Journey through 17th Century Italy (13 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012
Delve into the zestful sound-world of Italian composers such as T. Merula, G. Frescobaldi and A. Stradella with violonists Chloe Meyers and Tanya LaPerrière, cellist Amanda Keesmaat and harpsichordist Hank Knox.

(US) Early Music DC January 2012 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Jan 11, 2012

(From the latest Early Music DC newsletter -- ed.)

“Happy New Year! Have you recovered from the holidays yet? It's a relatively light month for concerts, but such a broad range -- from Hildegard von Bingen back in the 12th century, to Brazilian and Portuguese music from the 18th century. Let's go!

(FR) Les Passions Concert: "Une soirée chez Riquet" (29 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 04, 2012

Les Passions – Montauban’s Baroque Orchestra, directed by Jean-Marc Andrieu, invites the public to "Une soirée chez Riquet" In period costumes, the musicians, received by “Pierre-Paul Riquet” interact with the actor Maurice Petit who plays the brilliant inventor of the Canal du Midi, recounting the ups and downs of its construction.

(CA) Early Music Fredericton 2012 Concerts

Contributed by Admin on Dec 29, 2011

From the latest email from Early Music Fredericton, holiday wishes as well as a reminder of upcoming 2012 concerts: “Doves, nightingales, cuckoos, chickens” and “The Couperin Dynasty”.

(FR) France Musique ""Les Traverses du temps" Interview: Joël Suhubiette (17 Jan 2012 19:00-20:00)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 29, 2011

Reserve this date! Joël Suhubiette, director to the “Chœur de chambre les éléments” will be invited guest of Marcel Quillevéré’s "Les Traverses du temps" on“France Musique” on 17 Jan 2012 from 19:00 to 20:00.

(UK) National Portrait Gallery: The First Actresses - Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons (20 Oct 2011 - 8 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 22, 2011
The First Actresses presents a vivid spectacle of femininity, fashion and theatricality in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Britain. 

(CA) Tafelmusik presents: Handel Hercules (19-22 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 18, 2011
Koerner Hall,
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON Canada

“Handel’s “Musical Drama” Hercules – an English opera in all but name – seethes with the destructive power of sexual jealousy. With an incredibly dramatic score, Marshall Pynkoski’s concert staging, and featuring one of Handel’s most passionate female roles in Dejanira, Hercules’ wife and murderer, this is a Tafelmusik event not to be missed.“

(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices: Boar's Head Festival (7-8 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 17, 2011

The Boar's Head Festival featuring the music of Medieval through Contemporary England
San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Assistant Music Director)
Guest artists Phantom of the Opera's soprano Susan Gundunas and Celtic harper Diana Rowan

“Join San Francisco Renaissance Voices under the baton of Assistant Music Director, Katherine McKee along with guest artists Phantom of the Opera's soprano Susan Gundunas and Celtic harper Diana Rowan, dancers prepared by choreographer LeAnna Sharp, actors and of course our superb choristers for our second annual Boar's Head Festival.

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