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(UK) The Bach Choir Concert: "Carols at Cadogan"

Contributed by admin on Nov 26, 2013

Location: Cadogan Hall, London, UK

Conductor - David Hill
Ensemble - London City Brass
Organ - Philip Scriven

"Cadogan Hall is the setting for a festive evening of carols and Christmas music sung by The Bach Choir, featuring choral favourites, carols for all, and accompaniment from our special guests, London City Brass. This year’s concert features the winning entry in the The Times Christmas Carol Competition 2013, which will be chosen by our Musical Director David Hill, The Times’ Chief Music Critic Richard Morrison and The Times’ Assistant Editor Andrew Riley."


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "More Between Heaven and Earth" (08 Dec 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 23, 2013

Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway, and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment

Location: The Bissel Room, Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York NY, US

Jessica Gould, soprano & Tony Boutté, tenor
Members of the Sebastians: Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord & leader
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould


Featuring Campbell Scott as Thomas Jefferson, Melissa Errico as Maria Cosway, and Kathleen Chalfant as the narrator

“Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the Jefferson/Cosway correspondence brims with exquisite music and eloquent prose, …


(CA) TafelmusiK Concert: "Mozart's Piano" (5-8 Dec 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 20, 2013

Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA

"Described as “Mozart reincarnated” and “a prince of the fortepiano,” Kristian Bezuidenhout joins Tafelmusik in his long-awaited Toronto debut. A frequent guest with the world’s leading baroque orchestras and renowned for his stellar recordings of Mozart’s keyboard works, Mr. Bezuidenhout takes centre stage in two virtuosic Mozart piano concertos – K.413 and K.271 "Jenamy" – and leads the orchestra in an exploration of the music of Bach’s sons ..."


(FR) La Simphonie du Marais • Hugo Reyne Concert: " Concert de Noël" (05 Dec 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 20, 2013

Location: Monaco, chapelle de la Visitation

Holiday concert sponsored by the "Affaires culturelles de la Principauté".

"Les Symphonies des Noëls" from Michel-Richard Delalande were played in the "chapelle du Roi Louis XV" Christmas eve."


(FR) La Simphonie du Marais • Hugo Reyne Concert: "La Dernière Sérénade de Molière" (03 Dec 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 18, 2013

Location: Saint-Germain en Laye (78), théâtre Alexandre Dumas, FR

"This programme renders hommage not only to Charpentier but also to Molière and his love of music. Abandonned by Lully, Molière, near the end of his life, turns to Marc-Antoine Charpentier at the start of his career. From forced "Mariage" and of "La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas", to "Sicilien" passing by the imaginary "Malade". La Simphonie du Marais • Hugo Reyne give us appreciation of all talented measures of registers from Charpentier as diverse as those of the pastorale, the farce, of amourous dialogue or parodic entertainment."


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: "Music for Brunelleschi's Dome -- Lucia Baldacci, organist" (17 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 09, 2013

Location:  The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th St., New York NY, US

“The completion of The Duomo of Florence in 1436 marked a milestone in architectural history, while the structure later served as a focal point for several great composers.

With this program, we welcome an organist of "Brunelleschi's Dome," as she makes her New York and American debut with a program of …


(UK) The International Rameau Ensemble: "AMOUR - The Operatic World of Rameau" (22 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 07, 2013

Location: St Augustine's Church, Honor Oak Park, London UK, SE23 3LE

"Join the International Rameau Ensemble for an evening of sensuous music from the great french baroque master Jean-Philippe Rameau's most beautiful operatic works. A flamboyant feast for the senses by world-class international performers presenting a varied programme journeying through loss, rivalry, comedy and heartbreak all redeemed through love and carried by fantastic musical fireworks. One night only - do not miss out."


(CA) Toronto Consorts Concert: "Ensemble Lucidarium presents La Istoria De Purim" (22-23 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 07, 2013

Music and Poetry of the Jews in Renaissance Italy

Location: Trinity-St. Paul Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto ON, CA

"Ensemble Lucidarium is the world’s leading ensemble bringing early Jewish music to vibrant life. This award-winning program is a celebration of the musical and poetic legacy of the Jewish communities of Renaissance Italy. ...


(CA) Aradia Ensemble Concert: "Britten's Baroque" (16 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

Location: The Music Gallery, 97 John Street, Toronto ON, Canada

"Join with us to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten! Britten had an individual voice, but his love of baroque music is well known. In particular, he a great love of the music of composer Henry Purcell. This concert presents some of Britten original music, some of his Purcell arrangements and then some of Purcell’s own music. ...


(CA) Tafelmusik Concert: "Purcell & Carissimi" (06-10 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 05, 2013

Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA

"Superb soloists – Suzie LeBlanc and Charles Daniels – join our choir and orchestra to take you on a journey to baroque London and Rome, two leading centres of creativity in the 17th century. We visit Purcell’s London and enjoy a rich selection of airs, songs, and choruses from “the English Orpheus.” We also travel to Rome to hear works by its most celebrated composer, Giacomo Carissimi: the splendid polychoral Beatus Vir, and the intimate and deeply moving setting of the biblical story of Jephtha and his daughter. ..."


(UK) Wigmore Hall Series Spring 2014 (Jan-Mar 2014)

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2013

Location: Wigmore Hall, London UK

January to March 2014 Concerts – On Sale Now

Wigmore Hall is delighted to announce that the Wigmore Spring 2014 Series is now open for public booking, with many exciting events to look forward to over the coming months. Of note, early music concerts performed by Elias String Quartet, L’Arpeggiata Baroque (residency), Les Talens Lyrique. …”


(US) Bach Society Houston: "Leipzig's St. Thomas Boys Choir next weekend!" (9-10 Nov 2013)

Contributed by admin on Nov 03, 2013

Location:  Stude Concert Hall in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Houston Texas, US

From a recent Bach Society Houston newsletter:

Bach Society Houston will present two concerts by the renowned St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) of Leipzig, Germany on November 9 and 10. Forty boys aged 10 - 18 years will perform along with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Georg Christoph Biller, Thomaskantor. …


(US) Baroque Band: Under the Influence

Contributed by baroqueband on Oct 21, 2013

Under the Influence!

British conductor and harpsichordist Ian Watson guides you on an intoxicating tour of music by composers who left their home country for pastures new. Watson, formerly Director of Music at St James Church, Piccadilly, London, is Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Worcester, MA, and principal keyboard with the Handel and Haydn Society.
 


(US) TEMP Goes to the Opera: Aires and Arias from the 16th to the 18th Centuries (21-22 September)

Contributed by admin on Sep 22, 2013

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austing TX, US

TEMP (Texas Early Music Project):

“Experience the beauty, brilliance, and passion that the best composers from Italy, France, and England instilled in opera, from its intimate beginnings in the late 16th century through the High Baroque virtuosity of Handel. Opening night only: a special appearance by countertenor Ryland Angel.  …”


(US) October 16th Launches Clarion Orchestra Series (16 Oct 2013)

Contributed by admin on Sep 22, 2013

Location: Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, New York, NY US

“On Wednesday, October 16th, Clarion opens its 2013-14 season and the inaugural Clarion Orchestra Series at Park Avenue Christian Church with a program of works that range from the surprisingly unknown to the long-celebrated.

Under the direction of artistic director Steven Fox, the Orchestra begins with Franz Joseph Haydn’s ‘Overtura Covent Garden’, an exhilarating yet underperformed work dating from Haydn’s happy and rewarding London years that also produced some of his most beloved symphonies.

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