(DE) Handel Festival 2012 (31 may - 10 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012
“The Handel Festival has been held in Halle since 1922. It all began with new productions of Handel’s operas and these still form the backbone of the festival programme of today. Every year, the Handel Festival and the Halle Opera House produce one of the numerous Handel operas.  Of the 42 operas by Handel which have come down to us, 40 of them have been performend at the Handel Festival to date. This is a unique record, inrivalled anywhere in the world. The Handel Festival Orchestra Halle first distinguished itself as a Braoque ensemble performing on period instruments for the very special task of  accompanying Handel operas in Halle in 1993.

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Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012 Weblinks Revisited

This website is for those interested in the recorder; thus, students, teachers, professional and amateur musicians alike interested in creating a national (and international) relationship between them. On-site articles and useful studies as well as downloadable materials can be found in order to assist learning and teaching of the recorder.

(FR) Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat! (11 may - 3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012

Sunday concerts -- concert goers are totally immersed in "embar(o)quement music. Saturday "discoveries" with activities for the "curious" or for those who wish to be initiated to the universe of the Baroque. If you are in the area, you may want to consider reading the concert/events listings planned for this early music festival in the region of Valenciennes (FR), they both look quite appealing.

(FR) Festival of Traditional Music and Folk Dances - Festival des musiques et danses traditionnelle (13-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 19, 2012

Location: Château d’Ars (France)

Instrument-makers, concerts, folk dances and a unique atmosphere, the festival has become THE meeting place of traditional music in Europe.A unique show of instrument makers which welcomes 130 instrument makers from the whole world presenting and selling their instruments: bagpipes, hurdy-gurdies, accordions, wind instruments, percussion and many more…

(CZ) Prague Spring International Festival (12 may-3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012
For those of you who are visiting Prague, in the Czech Republic, during the Prague Spring International Festival, you may be interested in dropping by one of the planned early music concerts.

(DE) XVIII Bach Competition Leipzig (4-14 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012
“The Bach Competition Leipzig is regarded as one of the major international competitions for young artists. It took place for the first time in 1950 and was held every four years from 1964 to 1996 with five subjects and is now held every two years with three changing subjects.

(DE) Bachfest Leipzig (07–17 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012
“In the Bachfest 2012, we will be showcasing our new programme for children, young people and families, “b@ch for us!”. The principal feature of this will be two concerts by our youth orchestra, made up of pupils from the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School in Leipzig and the Conservatorio Bologna. This broad-ranging, playful, educational and entertaining programme is set to make the Bachfest Leipzig a very special family event.

(ES) FIMTE 2012 Call for Papers: 11th International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music “Diego Fernández” (11-12 oct 2012) (CFP Deadline: 1 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2012

(FIMTE) Festival Internacional de Música de Tecla Española (International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music)

New Perspectives on the Keyboard Works of Antonio Soler

“The 11th International Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music “Diego Fernández” will be held at the Parador of Mojácar, Almería, Andalusia , on the 11 to 12 October 2012, as part of FIMTE 2012 (11-14 October): the 13th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music. The festival will feature both mainstream and fringe concerts and a workshop on performance-related issues with Luisa Morales.


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