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(CA) Grand River Baroque Festival (June 19-21, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 07, 2009

We are very excited to welcome you to our first season as artistic directors. Our plans extend well into the future, building on the superb legacy of the previous directors of this festival, and introducing the Contemporary Baroque Training Institute in 2010. As wind performers who also revel in the beauties of strings, voices and keyboards, we look forward to sharing our unique perspective. We promise to bring you unusual and scintillating repertoire along with beloved standards.


(FR) Centre de musique médiévale de Paris

Contributed by Admin on May 07, 2009
The “Centre de musique médiévale de Paris”, home to  Ensemble Discantus and Ensemble Alla francesca, have made available online some of their repertoire for your listening pleasure. ..

(IT) 41st International Early Music Course (Urbino, IT) (July 18-27, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 06, 2009

Plan on attending this fine festival in Urbino (IT). Details of their complete early music summer workshop can be found here. (ed.)

 



(DE) Stimmwercktage – Stimmwerck Days Festival (Aug. 7-9, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on May 04, 2009

“At very few places do music and architecture join as closely together as at the Stimmwerck Tage, near to Regensburg.

In the August of each year, in seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city, listeners dip into the atmosphere of early vocal music in the venerable abbey church.

In 2009, Leonhard Paminger (1495 – 1567) takes center stage in the Stimmwerck Days Festival. In close cooperation with the Musicology Institute (Institut für Musikwissenschaft) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich , a cross-section of his work will be brought to auditory life on the Adlersberg.

After the events of the day are over, the artists look forward to a friendly communal drink in the cloister tavern next door.“

Visit website for more information. (ed.):  (DE) Stimmwercktage – Stimmwerck Days Festiva

(You may also see a short video from the Stimmwercktage 2008 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loGbqR3aZ2g  )


(US) Boston Early Music Festival (June 6-14, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2009

“Join us for our next “weeklong extravaganza of early music” (The Boston Herald) featuring:

a fully-staged Baroque Opera featuring world-renowned opera soloists and the Grammy-nominated BEMF Orchestra
over a dozen Festival Concerts by the world’s leading soloists and ensembles, plus the Organ and Keyboard Mini-Festivals
the BEMF Exhibition, the field’s largest trade show of early music industry professionals
Fringe Concerts by established and emerging artists
Public Symposia on a broad range of topics
the BEMF CD Store, with thousands of superb recordings and hard-to-find titles
Performance Masterclasses led by Festival artists
Family Day programs, fostering the next generation of early music artists
 

 and much more!“

Visit website for more information (ed): BEMF


(CZ) Prachatice Summer School of Early Music (July 12-19, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 26, 2009

Summer School of Early Music 2009 is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance mainly of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. This year some of the recorder classes will concentrate on the contemporary or folk music.

The programme of the course includes individual lessons, group teaching of techniques, ensemble playing, listening workshops, lectures, and concerts of lecturers and participants and lots of chances to play with fellow participants (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) from all over the World.

Prachatice is situated in the southern part of Czech Republic, c. 30 km east of České Budějovice, 130 km south from Prague, 200 km north-east of Munich and 200 km north-west of Vienna.

The town is fascinating primarily because of its large medieval fortifications, entrance gate with battlements, dominant late Gothic church, the Old Town-Hall with inner porticos and a number of Renaissance buildings.

Faculty:

Peter Holtslag Recorder, Baroque flute
Alan Davis Recorder
Kerstin de Witt Recorder
Jostein Gundersen Recorder
Jan Rokyta Recorder
Liselotte Rokyta Panpipes
Rebecca Stewart Early singing
Mami Irisawa Early singing
Julie Braná Recorder
Monika Devátá Recorder - Children's Class
Jan Kvapil Recorder
Edita Keglerová Harpsichord

Visit website for more information (ed.): Prachatice Summer School of Early Music


(CA) Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival 2009

Contributed by Admin on Apr 26, 2009

An acclaimed series of summer courses and concerts jointly sponsored by Early Music Vancouver & the School of Music, University of British Columbia:

  • July 26 through July 31: Lute Workshop West
    Faculty: Robert Barto; Jacob Heringman; Nigel North; Pat O’Brien; Grant Tomlinson and with the participation of Ray Nurse

  • July 26 through August 7 Baroque Vocal Programme“The Compleat Singer”
    Faculty:
         Course co-directors: Ray Nurse & Margret Gries      
           Ellen Hargis voice
           Steven Adby gesture, dance & stage movement
           Ray Nurse vocal coachings, lute, performance practice
           Margret Gries vocal coachings, philosophy, harpsichord
           Michael Jarvis vocal coachings, harpsichord


(FR) XXIIÈME FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MUSIQUE (July 9-14, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2009

The “XXIIÈME Festival International de Musique” announce their programme. 

With the participation of the following ensembles  (more than 150 musicians) :
Le Chœur d’enfants Cantate Domino (9, 11 & 14 July)
L’ensemble « Caminos 2011 » (9 & 10 July)
Les solistes du Conservatoire Itinérant (9, 10 & 13 July)
Le Poème Harmonique (11 July)
« Le Tendre Amour » (13 July)
Les jeunes organistes naboriens (10 & 11 July)
With the participation of conductors Vincent Dumestre, Gabriel Garrido, Esteban Mazer, David de Geest

Visit website for more information: Le Couvent


(FR) Le Festival des Sept Roses de Saint Quirin en 2009 (May 16 - Aug. 30, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2009

The “Festival des Sept Roses de Saint Quirin en 2009” has announced its programme. 

Some details:

En mai
Saint-Quirin
Samedi 16 – 20h30 Espace Pierre Fachat
« Les orgues oubliées du Pérou »

En juin
Saint-Quirin
Dimanche 14 – 17h30 Église prieurale
Voix et orgue au Festival des Sept Roses
Musiques sacrées et profanes (Bach, Haendel, Mozart…)

En juillet
Dimanche 5 : Saint-Quirin
Journée « Pérou magique »

Vendredi 31 juillet
17h, auditorium du Couvent de Saint-Ulrich
Accueil des stagiaires et symposium d’ouverture du 3ème stage international de clavecin de Saint-Quirin


(FR) Blandine Verlet, Harpsichord Masterclasses (Paris) (May 30 - June 1, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2009

Blandine Verlet will host harpsichord and chamber music masterclasses in Paris from May 30th to June 1st , 2009. The masterclasses are offered to all levels of harpsichordists and for  those interested in chamber music.

For more information, visit this site: http://www.spectable.com or contact: jeanluc_ho@hotmail.com


(IT) Musica Antica a Serrapetrona, Early Music Summer Courses (July 5 - 12, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2009

“”This year marks the 5th edition of Musica Antica a Serrapetrona, offering you 8 days of Baroque Music in a medieval town in the heart of Italy. Daily lessons, concerts, excursions to historical monuments and wine cellars, all in a unique and inspiring landscape: all of this for just EUR 290,-  inclusive acccomodation.

Teacher: Marco Vitale, organ, chamber music and basso continuo


(FR) Summer course in harpsichord, clavichord, and organ -- Saint-Quirin (Moselle) (July 31-Aug. 7, 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2009

The “Festival des Sept Roses de Saint-Quirin” announce their summer course programme in harpsichord, clavichord, organ, musical rhetoric, singing and improvisation. 

Faculty members include:

  • Monique Zanetti: chant (professeur au Conservatoire d’Aix en Provence) 
  • Aline Zylberajch: clavecin (professeur au Conservatoire de Strasbourg) 
  • Etienne Baillot: clavicorde (professeur aux Conservatoires de Chambéry et Dole)
  • Pierre-Alain Clerc: rhétorique musicale, orgue (professeur au Conservatoire deLausanne et au Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève)
  • Christophe Durant: orgue (titulaire de l’orgue de St Quirin et professeur au Conservatoire de Musique de Saint-Avold)
  • Markus Schwenkreis: improvisation (professeur à la Schola Cantorum de Bâle)
For more information visit the website: Le Couvent  or contact: aline.z@orange.fr

(US) Internet Viola da Gamba Composers Project (spring 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2009

In 2010, Viols in Our Schools & the GambaCast will host the First Internet Viola da Gamba Composer's Project which seeks composers to write new works for unaccompanied 7-string bass viol to be presented in a New Music recital performed by Phillip W. Serna at Valparaiso University in the Spring of 2010.  Video and audio content will be created and owned by the composer with distribution promotional  use on the GambaCast video podcast. The Project and the composer(s) could each use the content to promote the work(s).
 
To learn more about the Viola da Gamba Composer Project, please visit www.violsinourschools.org & www.thegambacast.org.
 
Please contact Dr. Serna by email: phillip@violsinourschools.org for information on how to submit your proposal.

(FR) Le XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone (June 2 - 11/ 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 19, 2009

The “XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone” announce their programme to their summer Festival. Artists appearing: Hesperion XXI; Gustav Leonhardt; Binchois / Sacqueboutiers; Paolo Pandolfo; Hopkinson Smith;  La Fenice.

Visit the website for more information: Le XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone


(FR) LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et des Pays de la Loire (May 09 - July 1/09)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2009

LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et des Pays de la Loire announce this year’s programme to their fine early music festival. The programme includes early dance; early music; conferences; workshops.

Of note, this year LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Visit the  LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS for more information.


(FR) The restauration of a "Polizzino" Roma 1634 harpsichord

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2009

View a YouTube  restauration of a "Polizzino" Roma 1634 harpsichord. Well annotated but controversial in some circles of discussion. (ed.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzCAPpJkd_A&feature=channel


(UK) Summer Course for New Viol Players (July 4th – 5th 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2009

Summer Course for New Viol Players
Storthes Hall Park, Huddersfield

For anyone who would like to be introduced to viol playing, beginners on the viol, or viol players new to consort playing.
Tutors:
Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Alison Kinder, Andrew Fowler, Ibi Aziz
In association with The Department of Music, University of Huddersfield
Supported by The Early Music Shop

Please contact Susanne Heinrich for an application form
Application deadline 1st May 2009
Email: admin@vdgs.org.uk
Tel: 01865 712418
or visit the VdGS website 


(IT) LABORATORIO DI MUSICA ANTICA, Summer Early Music Course (August 17-23, 2009)

Contributed by imperfetti on Apr 12, 2009

Pescara, Italy, 17-23 August 2009

The Accademia degli Imperfetti is a cultural association for study, performances, didactics of Early Music established in 1996 in Pescara. It works in the field of culture and art, with promotion of artistic activities (concerts, ballet performances), and educational activities (summer courses of early music, Renaissance Historical Dances, etc..).

The early music course consist of classes, workshops, lectures.

CLASSES
Viol and Lirone
Renaissance and Baroque singing
Renaissance Historical Dances
Recorder and Cornetto
Pluked Instruments

WORKSHOPS
Viol Consort
Chamber music
Musical theory in XVI and XVII
Music, didactics and computer

Pescara is a beautiful small city on the Adriatic Sea, and the Maiella and Gran Sasso Mountains are very near: so it's possible to join the musical activities with the holiday.

Visit website for more information: www.imperfetti.it


(MX) Le Mercure goes to XIV Encuentro Internacional de Música Antigua 2009

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2009
*Concert on Thursday May 14th, 8pm at the Sala Blas Galindo, National Center for the Arts (CENART)
Mexico City, Mexico
Feature program:  The 'Paris' Quartets of Georg Philipp Telemann

*Masterclasses for traverso, baroque violin, viola da gamba, and chamber music at the Escuela Superior de Música (date to be confirmed)

Le Mercure:  Teddie Hwang, traverso; Dorota Hosnowska, baroque violin; Gerald Stempfel, viola da gamba; Miguel Angel Cicero, harpsichord

Please visit our website at www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com for further information and updates.

(US) SEHKS and MHKS Conference (March 12-14/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 11, 2009
SOUTHEASTERN AND MIDWESTERN
HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETIES

“KEYBOARD MUSIC AND COLONIAL PHILADELPHIA”

JOINT CONFERENCE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITYPHILADELPHIA--MARCH 12-14, 2009

Philadelphia has changed a bit from this 18th-century image--but it is still home to many of America’s most treasured historic sites. Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance will be our host as we gather to hear papers and performances in a variety of o­n-campus as well as historic settings.

FRINGE EVENTS:

Ed Mauger, well loved for his "Philadelphia o­n Foot," adventures, will lead custom historical tours o­n Thursday afternoon (3 pm: "Colonial High Life") and Sunday morning (10 am: "Ben Franklin's Musical Philadelphia"). Advance and last-minute sign-ups are available. Cost is $15 per person/per tour.

(BE) "Save La Petite Bande" website

Contributed by Admin on Mar 10, 2009
Please visit "Save La Petite Bande" website and voice your concern over the cuts in funding that may force the closure of this group.

As stated o­n the site:"The undersigned wants to strongly request the Flemish Minister of Culture in Belgium, Mr. Bert Anciaux, to realize the world-wide importance of baroque orchestra La Petite Bande.

This orchestra is o­ne of the most refreshing and renewing ensembles in its field. For over 37 years, it has been a true icon in the musical world, inspiring many other baroque musicians all over the world. Belgium should be proud to have this orchestra in its residence. When this orchestra would be forced to stop existing from of a lack in governmental subventions, this would be very harmful for Belgium's image in the world. It would be unthinkable for the musical world and it would mean an incredible loss for the international ànd the national cultural life.

The undersigned trusts that the Minister will take a critical look to the recommendations of the 'Beoordelingscommissie Kunsten en Erfgoed' and reconsiders their advice. "  (The site's claims have been confirmed with La Petite Bande organization.)

Please visit these sites to lend your voice of concern about this situation:
Save La Petite Bande       La Petite Bande offical website

(US) American Recorder Society (ARS) 2009 Festival and Conference

Contributed by Admin on Mar 08, 2009
July 30-August 2
St. Louis, MI

Reserve this date if you are planning to attend the ARS 2009 Festival and Conference in St. Louis, MI. ARS is celebrating its 70th anniversary year.

Falculty/presenter members this year are: Louise Austin; Annette Bauer; Tish Berlin; Frances Blaker; Joyce Callanan; Louise Carslake; Mark Davenport; Clèa Galhano; Lisette Kielson; Lorraine Krige; Judith Linsenberg; Nina Stern; Marion Verbruggen; Leslie Timmons; Jim Tinter; Mary Halverson Waldo; The Farallon Recorder Quartet.


(IE) Unequal Temperaments 2nd edition

Contributed by Admin on Mar 07, 2009
From Dr. Claudio Di Veroli, author of "Unequal Temperaments":

After the remarkable success of the 1st edition of the Unequal Temperaments eBook, I am pleased to communicate that the 2nd revised edition is now available, ...

(US) The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers

Contributed by Admin on Mar 05, 2009
Newly Published:  The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers: Two Manuals and a Notebook, Translated from the Original German, with Commentary

Streicher, Nanette , Dieudonné, Carl , Schiedmayer, Johann David , & Schiedmayer, Johann Lorenz , Translation and annotation of original texts by Preethi de Silva

About Preethi de Silva:
Preethi de Silva holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. Am Emerita Professor of Music at Scripps College, she is also Adjunct Professor of Music at Claremont Graduate University.

Visit publisher website for more information:  The Edwin Mellen Press

(US) Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat (Portland Recorder Society)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 04, 2009
Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food, and a beautiful setting in nature, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat.  Located just 20 miles east of Portland, and perched o­n a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River, Menucha is an idyllic retreat center.