Location: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Families. You can’t live with them, you can’t legally have them all sent to an island in the middle of the ocean. The Baroque era saw many families of composers and musicians who tolerated each other - or didn’t. Jed Wentz and Olivier Fortin come for the I FURIOSI dysfunctional family reunion.
Works by the Bach family, the Purcell family, the Couperin family and more.”
“The European Ballroom (Dancing Series) = workshops, where the Dance School .creanc. will teach you beautiful quadrilles, cotillions and national dances of the 19th century, written for the European ballroom. You will also learn about the history of the dances and the personalities connected with them. …
Recordings on the Flowinglass Music label are widely available through such outlets as iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon, and our catalog was recently picked up for distribution by Sugo Music. Our music has been widely featured on Internet and traditional radio stations, newspapers, and magazines.
(FR) Les Passions Baroque Orchestra at Montauban - Jean-Marc Andrieu dir. Concert: "Voyage in Baroque Europe" (9 apr 2012)
Location: Palais des Congrès - Avenue du Maréchal Foch - 65 100 Lourdes
Concert performed at the Festival of Lourdes, works from C.P.E. Bach, Quantz, Couperin, Telemann et Vivaldi. There will also be an interview ( 19:00-20:00 10 apr 2012) on France Musique’s programme “Les traverses du temps": Marcel Quillevéré with Jean-Marc Andrieu. A podcast of the interview will later be available on the France Musique site.
EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited
“For over 25 years, all around the globe, Fretwork has brought music for viols to life through live concerts, recordings and broadcasts. Their repertory includes anything and everything that can be played on viols, from the first printed music in Venice in 1501 to music composed for them today.
(CA) The Grand Philharmonic Choir (Mark Vuorinen, Conductor) Concert:: "St. Matthew Passion" (6 apr 2012)
Location: Centre in the Square, Kitchener Ontario, Canada
“Star tenor Benjamin Butterfield, performs the role of the Evangelist, telling the Passion story in this deeply moving Good Friday tradition. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (In German, with English surtitles). Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Soloists Evangelist: Benjamin Butterfield (Tenor), Christus: Doug Williams (Bass-Baritone), Meredith Hall (Soprano), Daniel Taylor (Alto), Cory Knight (Tenor) and Daniel Lichti (Bass-Baritone).”
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“Since its formation in 1996, Concanentes has established itself as one of the leading ensembles specialising in the performance of music from the Middle Ages and the sixteenth century. Winner of the 1998 Bankers' Trust Pyramid Award, Concanentes went on to be selected for the 1999-2000 Classics West Business & Arts Partnership scheme. In 1999 the ensemble appeared in the International Early Music Network Young Artists' Competition and was selected for the late Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! scheme. The year 2000 saw a debut recital in the Purcell Room in London as part of the Intrada series, as well as concerts in the Barcelona and Bruges Early Music Festivals and the National Early Music Showcase. …
(From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter of 28 mar 2012)
“Since its inception over 50 years ago, Teldec's Das Alte Werk label has been home to many outstanding and influential recordings that helped establish historically informed performance practice as an important new way to hear masterpieces of the Baroque and more, spearheaded by the label's groundbreaking Bach cantata recordings by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt.
EARLY DANCE COURSES ITALIAN DANCE OF THE LATE 16th AND EARLY 17th CENTURIES
Intermediate-advanced and advanced levels
Reconstruction Barbara Sparti
“The courses will include balletti of Caroso, Lupi, Negri and Santucci, the Canario, Ballo finale from Carallieri's Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo (1600)
Special attention will be given to step technique (as described in particular treatises), style and interpretation (the affects of different dances and dance types within a balletto), and musical questions.”
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“The Centro Studi Opera omnia Luigi Boccherini (Onlus) of Lucca was established in November 2005 to carry out the editorial work relating to the complete works of the lucchese composer Luigi Boccherini. The choice of Lucca as a location is not by chance: Luigi Boccherini was born in Lucca, so it is the natural site on which to launch the Italian National Edition of Luigi Boccherini's Complete Works. The Centro Studi also hosts the work of the Italian National Edition of the Opera omnia of Pietro Antonio Locatelli and the musicological series Speculum Musicae, Studies on Italian Music History and Monumenta Musica Europea.
(UK) Border Marches Early Music Forums (BEMFM) Workshop: Byzantine Chant. Day Workshop for Singers (28 apr 2012)
Location: St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Ludlow UK
“We have a full programme of workshops for singers and instrumentalists - both separately and together. You don't have to be a member to attend - all are open to members and non-members alike. Pre-booking is essential.“
Tutor: Alexander Lingas
(ES) FIMTE Workshops on Spanish Keyboard Music: "Sonatas-Dances: Domenico Scarlatti and the Eighteenth century Spanish Keyboard Music school" (25-29 june 2012)
Location: Fabrizio Acanfora Workshop, Barcelona, Spain
FIMTE, the International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music, has gained international reputation for the organization, promotion, study and publication of the rich heritage of Spanish keyboard music.
FIMTE is organizing a series of workshops intended to musicians who want to have an accomplished and up-to-date knowledge on Spanish Keyboard Music, by completing a study program in which different aspects of Spanish keyboard music will be dealt by well known scholars and performers.
This workshop focus on the performance of the sonatas-dances by Domenico Scarlatti and the eighteenth century Spanish keyboard music school. The methodological identification of these dances help us to understand its internal structure, gestural punctuation as well as other important issues -including tempo and accent- thus, giving a physical and choreographic dimension to its performance.
(NL) Brill will digitize Art Sales Catalogues from the Frick Art Reference Library in New York (20 mar 2012 Brill Newsletter)
Location: The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco CA, US
“Chalice Consort will perform what is becoming known as their signature piece, Tomás Luis da Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.
(FR) Festival Brillamment Baroque & 12th International Early Music and Baroque Workshop (13-21 Apr 2012)
Workshop from the 14th to the 21th April
Thoiry (Yvelines - France)
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, with passionated teachers.
Location: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montano Rd. NW, Albuquerque New Mexico, US
“Música Antigua is the featured ensemble on the final 2011-2012 program of the "A Little Friday Night Music at St. Michael's" series. Música Antigua will perform the early music in which the ensemble specializes on the first half of the program. The second half of the program will feature the individual musicians performing later works on their respective modern instruments including Hovey Corbin, percussion; Dennis Davies-Wilson, bassoon; Ruth Helgeson, Theremin; David McGuire, tenor and composer; Art Sheinberg, cello; and Colleen Sheinberg, piano.”
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings UK
“Baroque Opera Live will be holding its Spring concert: Starting at 6.00 pm On Sunday1st April 2012 At Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings The concert will last for approximately one hour, followed by refreshments and finger food. Admission is free, with a collection at the end for those who enjoyed the concert and would like to help fund our productions.
Location: St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1 UK
Speakers: Mark Deller and Nicholas Anderson
“Gustav Leonhardt died on 16 January 2012. He had a profound influence on the revival of early music; one can say that he was its presiding genius.
Gustav Leonhardt had a special relationship with England, both its music and some of its musicians, and our concert will highlight this. Mark Deller will talk about Leonhardt’s musical encounters with his father, Alfred Deller – the only person that Leonhardt admitted to taking advice from.
“Musique et danse en France au XVIIe siècle”
“We accept between 20 and 35 students from around the world. The course is open to music students, hobbyists with good reading and young professionals. It is also aimed at all beginners in dance, particularly baroque and classical musicians eager to perfect their knowledge of various dance forms of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.”