“Summer term dates for our regular Baroque and historical dance classes in London, Bath, Cardiff, Gloucester and Exeter are now online.
Also, a reminder that booking is open for our Baroque dance summer school. The whole course is ten days, but many people come for just a few days, with popular options being the first weekend or the last three-day bank holiday weekend. Lower fees are available to those who pay a deposit before the end of April.”
(US) American Bach Soloists (ABS) Master Class Series at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (26 mar 2012)
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco California, US
“In collaboration with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, ABS presents three Master Classes during each concert season. All Master Classes are open to the public, and will take place in the Conservatory's Recital Hall. Admission is free and no tickets are required.“
Ten Competitors Also Chosen for Parkening Young Guitarist Competition
May 29-June 2, 2012, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
Malibu, CA, March 23 -- The world's preeminent classical guitar competition, the Parkening International Guitar Competition, has selected 15 standout competitors representing 10 countries to vie for the largest prize purse among guitar competitions when it is held at Pepperdine University Center for the Arts in Malibu, California, from Thursday, May 31, through Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Renowned guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening, the competition's namesake and artistic director, is Distinguished Professor of Music at Pepperdine's Seaver College. The competition honors his lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists as demonstrated by his mentor, Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia.
“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 “The English Concert” newsletter (23 mar 2012):
“The English Concert will hold a Gala Concert and Dinner at Drapers' Hall on
Thursday 29 November.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the concert will be directed by our founder and artistic director for 30 years, Trevor Pinnock CBE.firstname.lastname@example.org
(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.'
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