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(US) Alternet Article: "10 countries that leave the US in the dust on funding the arts." (By Jodie Gummow, 5 Feb 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2015

"In the United States, government expenditure for the arts remains minuscule when compared to the amount of money the government spends in other areas of the public sector.  ...


(FR) Le Passions: Choral Workshop at Monflanquin (11-24 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 14, 2015

(From a recent Les Passions newsletter)

"Since its establishment in 2002 in the heart of the walled town of Monflanquin (L'association "Les Soirées Baroques de Monflanquin"), choral singing workshop devoted to Baroque music repertoire is growing in audience with undeniable success.

The presence at our side soloists from the baroque orchestra "Les Passions" of Montauban gave us the desire to expand the demonstration of some friendly concerts and high quality." (Google Translate).

For this year's choral workshop ...


(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) (7-14 Jun 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2015

A reminder of the very popular Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF). If you are considering attending some of the main events, you may consider purchasing your tickets ahead of the rush.

"Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Monteverdi with staged productions of his three survivng operas: Ulisse, Poppea, and Orfeo. Artistic Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Opera Director Gilbert Blin, and Orchestra Director Robert Mealy bring these iconic works to life with an all-star cast of singers and instrumentalists!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Subscribe to four or more different programs among the six performances of The Monteverdi Trilogy and the 16 Festival Concerts and save 10%! ...


(ES) 4th International Academy Of Early Spanish Dance And Music And Flamenco (9-16 July 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2015

Location: Escuela de Música, Danza y Teatro – (Music, Dance and Drama School), C/ Eduardo Fajardo, 55 - 04721 El Parador, Roquetas de Mar - Almeria, ES

"The Ensemble Donaïres 4rth International Academy of Early Spanish Dance and Music and Flamenco at Roquetas de Mar proposes workshops with Ana Yepes on two early dance styles: Spanish xviith century dance and French Baroque dance in a Spanish style. This year we also propose two new workshops: Flamenco dance classes with Carmen Rubí and music classes to play for the dance, for instrument players or singers, with Ignacio Yepes and Gerardo Arriaga. ..."


(BE) International Petrus Alamire Lab 2015 (19-23 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2015

(From a recent Musica Impulse Centre for Music newsletter)

"In 2015 the theme of the Laus Polyphoniae festival will be Petrus Alamire. In honour of the occasion, the International Young Artist’s Presentation will be renamed the International Petrus Alamire Lab. The focus will be placed on the musical oeuvre brought together by Petrus Alamire in the numerous manuscripts he created. ...


(FR) 15ème stage international de Musique Ancienne et Baroque (26 Apr - 3 May 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2015

Festival Brillament Baroque
Location:
Thoiry (Yvelines - France)

A meeting with passionate musicians
Workshop with Concerts..., Buffet and dinners-concerts

Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque intruments welcome! Chamber music, baroque orchestra, vocal ensemble, viola da gamba consorts, master classes with passionated teachers. ...


(FR) REMA "European Day of Early Music" (21 Mar 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2015

"A celebration of more than a millennium of music, through concerts, events, and happenings taking place simultaneously across Europe, the REMA European Day of Early Music is an official day for early music and a focal point for the promotion of the historical musical heritage in Europe. The first edition in 2013 took place under the patronage of Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission, while the second edition in 2014 was supported by UNESCO. ...


(ES) Early Music Morella 2015 (18-23 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2015

International Course on Medieval & Renaissance Music

Location: Morella, ES

MYSTICISM FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE
700th anniversary of the death of Raymond Lully (1232-1315/16)
500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

"The academic dimension of Capella de Ministrers is condensed with the realization of Early Music Morella. From tradition to cult music, combining musical practice with theory is created the International Course on Medieval and Renaissance Music Early Music Morella. A specialized course in the repertoire of the 10th to 16th centuries, in order to alleviate the shortage of specialized studies in this particular repertoire. ...


(PT) XII International Early Music Course (ESMAE/ESML) (27 Mar- 1 Apr 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2015

Location: Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Terreiro Dom João V, 2640 Mafra, Portugal

"Have you ever dreamt of playing in front of the King’s throne? Or in the Queen’s chambers? Hosted by the Oporto college of music (ESMAE) in collaboration with its Lisbon counterpart (ESML), the XII International Early Music Course ESMAE/ESML will take place in the beautiful National Palace in Mafra, Portugal. This magnificent monument, the greatest exponent of Portuguese baroque architecture, will host five days entirely devoted to music from the 16th to the 18th century. ...


(UK) The Stanesby Players Concert: "From Prussia With Love" (14 Feb 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 12, 2015

(From a recent concert notice email from Andrew Collis)

From Prussia With Love
Andrew Collis  Recorders; Ibi Aziz  Bass Viol; Yat-Soon Yeo  Harpsichord

Music by the Bach family, Telemann, Janitsch and the première of "In the Mind of a Butterfly" by Andy Meyers

Time: 7:30PM
Location: Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Place, London UK, WC1H 9RS
Info: andrewcollis@tiscali.co.uk
Website: http://lumenurc.org.uk/concerts.htm

 

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