News » Early Music Concerts 2011-2012
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!”
Here is a quick survey of all the upcoming concerts this month.
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)
Nicolas Rether, Simon Gamerre, tenors - Etienne Bazola, bass
Françoise LASSERRE, conductor
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.
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.”
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.
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.
(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.
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)
- 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)
(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!
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.
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”.
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)
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.“
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.