Location: Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
The month of June has arrived and some concert dates have already been sold out!
Handel and the Hanoverians - SOLD OUT (Thu 5 June, 6.30pm) / BHS Recital: Old and New, Tired and True (Tue 10 June, 6.30pm) / Royal Handel - SOLD OUT (Thu 12 June, 6:30pm) / Duets for the Duchess - SOLD OUT (Thu 19 June, 6.30pm) / Acis and Galatea (Sat 1 June, 4-10pm) / Handel and the Burlington Circle - SOLD OUT (Thurs 26 June, 6.30pm)
Location: Centre culturel de rencontre d’Ambronay, Place de l’Abbaye - 01500 Ambronay FR
"The 35th edition of the Festival Celebrations will be held from September 12 to October 5 next 4 weeks, 35 concerts, unpublished works and masterpieces of the repertoire, nearly 1,500 artists, renowned and emerging talents, unusual visits Site music, many go free around the festival set ears, master classes, workshops, outdoor concerts ... There will be something for everyone! ... "
(BE) Musica Impulse Centre for Music (Musica, Impulscentrum voor Muziek): AlbaNova Festival (29 June 2014)
Location: Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Bilzen, BE
"After 30 years, the one-day festival “Dag Oude Muziek” is making way for AlbaNova. The new format has the baseline ‘Midsummer festival for musical creation and heritage’ and builds a bridge between the past and present. Join us on Sunday 29th June in the magnificent surroundings of the Landcommanderij Alden Biesen in Bilzen. ..."
Location: Berkeley, California, US
"The 2014 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition will feature fourteen main stage performances, including the American debut of Belgian Ensemble Vox Luminis, winners of Gramophone‘s “Recording of the Year,” and the Berkeley Festival debut of Ars Lyrica Houston. We are also proud to present some of the most renowned Bay Area early music groups including the Philharmonia Chamber Players, with guest harpsichord soloist Kristian Bezuidenhout, and Magnificat. Additionally, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Hopkinson Smith will be giving solo recitals. ..."
Young Spanish violinist and newly appointed Baroque Band concertmaster JOAN PLANA directs the season finale concerts with music by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Valentini, Corelli and Tessarini. Born in Lleida, Catalunya, Plana is in demand on both sides of the Atlantic, performing with orchestras including the Handel and Haydn Society and the European Baroque Orchestra. ...
Location: George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Ontario, CA
"In celebration of her remarkable tenure, Jeanne is selecting her favourite repertoire from 33 seasons at Tafelmusik, weaving together a tapestry of her fondest musical memories. To honour Jeanne, musicians from the orchestra will write “goodbye gifts” of newly-composed pieces based on variations on Purcell movements (including a Hornpipe from Abdelazar, Fairest Isle from King Arthur & Chaconny in g). And there will be an audience-choice portion of the concert, pre-selected by you! Not to be missed."
(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players Concert: "Messiah Sing-Along" Fundraiser and Performance in APRIL!!! (12-13 April 2014)
"Did you know that Handel’s Messiah, which we think of as "a Christmas tradition", was originally written for Easter? On April 13, 2014, the NBBP Orchestra & Singers will present this glorious masterpiece as it was heard 272 years ago (to the day!) at its premiere in Dublin on April 13, 1742.
Come hear the very best of early music players and singers right here in KW. As usual we will be playing on period instruments with the sound and energized style of historically-inspired performers.
Howard Dyck, Conductor
Agnes Zsigovics soprano, Daniel Taylor countertenor
Michael Schade tenor, Sean Watson bass-baritone
John Thiessen Baroque trumpet
Jan Overduin harpsichord
NBBP Players & Singers
As a warm-up to the full performance, why not also participate a day earlier (April 12th) in a “Sing-along Messiah” NBBP Fundraiser? Local choral legend Howard Dyck will lead the entire audience, along with the NBBP Orchestra & Choir and soloists, through Messiah choruses, ...
Location: Koerner Hall, Toronto Ontario, CA
"Isabel Bayrakdarian joins Tafelmusik for a concert of music written for the famous “rival queens” of 18th-century London: baroque era superstar sopranos Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Their rivalry inspired riots at the opera house, and their behaviour so enraged Handel that he threatened to dangle one of them out a window! We will try to avoid such extremes, but look forward to hearing the stunning Isabel Bayrakdarian perform arias penned for these original prima donnas by Handel, Hasse, and Bononcini."
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