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(US) Make Music New York (2012 June 21)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2012
“Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts.
  

(FR) Ensemble Enthéos: First Acadmy (Workshop) (9-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2012

Location:  Mirecourt (88), FR

Enthéos is organizing its first Summer Academy to share the fruits of its research. It will focus on song and the Renaissance madrigal, two genres that help us discover the art of composers and French and Italian poets of the sixteenth century. This academy will highlight great composers who have benefited from the patronage of the great families of Lorraine as the dukes of Lorraine and Guise ... This repertoire is the subject of the next disc Entheos which is due out this fall. We will focus also works by Claudin de Sermisy which this year marks the 450th anniversary of his death. …
     


(US) Gotham Early Music Scene Newsletter: GEMS Fifth Anniversary Gala Reception (4 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 09, 2012

(From the latest GEMS newsletter)

Location
New York Society  for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West)
Manhattan NY, US

“Tickets are now on sale for the GEMS Fifth Anniversary Gala Reception and Sinfonia New York's performance of The Art & Ecstasy of the Chaconne on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 pm!  …
     


(US) Parkening International Guitar Competition Names 2012 Winners

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2012
“Malibu, CA, June 2--Christopher Parkening and Pepperdine University today announced the winner of the third triennial Parkening International Guitar Competition. The competition, the world's preeminent guitar competition with the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition, took place from May 29 through June 2, 2012. …
  

(FR) Froville La Romane Concerts: From Venice to Prague -- Two Magnificient Concerts (15, 16 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2012

Date: 15 jun 2012
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre conductor with Claire Lefilliâtre, Jan Van Elsacker, Serge Goubioud, Arnaud Marzorati, staging by Benjamin Lazar.
No scenery nor costumes as seen in some of the “Poème” productions, Benjamin Lazar makes use of gestures and candle light.

Date: 16 jun 2012
COLLEGIUM VOCALE 1704, Vaclav Luks conductor with period instruments and the collegium choir with Kamila Mazalova winner of the international competition of baroque voice at Froville. Works by Vivaldi and Zelenka.
    


(FR) Sagittarius, Michel Laplénie Director: Voice Workshop "La famille Bach" (15-21 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2012

Location:  Citadelle de Blaye (33), FR

Faculty: Michael Laplénie (musical direction), Emmanuel Mandrin (continuo organ) and Pierre Sciama (countertenor).

This year the workshop returns to the German music with the Bach family: a century of music from the ancestor,  Johann Bach to Johann Sebastian Bach. The work will also take aim at Johann Michael Bach and Johann Christoph Bach whose nephew Johann Sebastian says he was "a profound composer."
    


(BE) Outhere Spring 2012 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2012

(From the latest Outhere newsletter.)

A lot of interesting news in this most recent instalment of Outhere’s Spring newsletter. There are quite a few early music titles, of note:

Homage to Gustav Leonhardt
Over the past ten years Alpha had the honour of working with the great Gustav Leonhardt. Here we present in their entirety five recordings that have had a strong musical impact. The booklet includes the original liner notes, along with a gallery of hitherto unpublished photos of this unforgettable man and musician. …”
    


(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) 2013: Festival Centerpiece Opera, Handel's Almira (ticket sales)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2012
If you are planning on attending the Boston Early Music Festival 2013 (yes, that is for next year!), you may want to purchase your tickets to one of the event dates of the BEMF production of Handel’s Almira. Ticket sales for the main events at the BEMF generally sell quite well.
    

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