(US) New York Times Article: "Unleashing the Potential of the Strings" (by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, 30 Aug 2013)
From the latest The Sixteen ~Harry Christophers~ newsletter:
“After taking the Usher Hall by storm at the Edinburgh International Festival last month, The Sixteen continues its new season with seven performances of The Queen of Heaven, the most popular Choral Pilgrimage tour to date. It's a busy time for the Education Department too with choral workshops in Peterborough and London, and three free workshops for choristers across the country. Plus read on for details of the latest new releases on CORO!”
From the latest Grigorian.com newsletter:
"Over the month of September, the Decca label will be on sale, with over one thousand titles involved in this sale. Single CDs are on sale for $11.98! All other Decca products will be 20% off! Decca has a huge catalog, and is one of the best in the business. With artists such as Pavarotti, Bartoli, Fleming, Sutherland, Fischer, Richter, and Solti, how could you not love Decca."
"Early Music Foundation (EMF) in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York (PCI) presents the 4th-triennial New York Early Music Celebration (NYEMC) “Pro Musica Polonica,” October 4 -20, 2013.
Location: Couvent des Minimes Citadelle 33390 Blaye, FR
Sagittarius organizes a voice workshop from July 20-26 at the Citadel of Blaye under the direction of Michel Laplénie. Forty amateur singers will work a program centered around Venice that will end with a final concert on July 26 at the Chapel Minimes.
Location: Korčula, Croatia
The Korkyra Baroque Festival is a recently-established international music festival. Now in its second year, it will run from 7-13 September 2013. Once again, the Festival will offer a rich baroque experience in impressive culture heritage venues on the island of Korčula. Seven concerts will be held over the course of seven days, in addition to a varied entertainment program and lectures related to baroque music.
The fascinating historical village of Trevi nel Lazio (Italy, Latium) will host the second edition of Trebantiqua, international early music festival, from July 20 to August 17. A series of 6 concerts with internationally acclaimed artists will be offered at both the Collegiate Curch of St. Maria Assunta, with the celebrated 1634 Bonifazi organ, and at the main hall of the Caetani Castle under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schinaia.
Trevi nel Lazio offers several tourist and art attractions all year round, but it is in the summer that it shows its most appealing side with a cooler climate in the luscious setting of the river Aniene's high valley, the various art events at the Caetani Castle, its narrow medieval streets of its tiny center and the other many points of interest of its territory.
Trebantiqua this year provides the usual variety of concert programs, ranging from late renaissance to the mature baroque style of the XVIII century, with a large offer of instrument sounds, from flutes to violins, harp and natural trumpet, with a special attention to the majestic historical Bonifazi organ built in 1634. A special program is dedicated to women composers on August 4.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
"How truly marvelous is the human voice? It is our first instrument. Its power remains unmatched to express feeling, to convey colour and tone. It is the ultimate inspiration for any instrumentalist who aspires to create a beautiful phrase. ..."
Although, not a strictly an exclusive "early music festival", the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival does have early music events of interest, in particular the "Lute Legends Ensemble"; "Les Voix Baroques"; "La Nef Early Music Ensemble"; "Tiberius Quartet"; "La Rose des Vents"; "Pallade Musica"
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