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(FR) Sagittarius ~ Michel Laplénie, director "Workshop in Baroque Voice" (18-24 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2015

Location: Couvent des Minimes - Citadelle Vauban - 33390 Blaye - France

"To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria In Bordeaux, Michel Laplénie directs the July workshop program of French music of the time of Louis XIII: Bouzignac Guillaume, Nicolas Formed, Etienne Moulinié, Antoine Boesset. ...


(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Concert Review: "Philharmonia Baroque Explores Music of Bach's Cousins" (By Niels Swinkels, February 10, 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2015

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

"... Two illustrious contemporary relatives of the ‘Great J.S.’ were featured in Philharmonia Baroque’s latest concerts. Both were J.S.’s distant cousins: Johann Christoph (1642-1703) and Johann Ludwig (1677-1731). ...


(SE) BIS Records - New Release: "Mozart – Piano Concertos Nos 15 & 16"

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2015

W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat major, K 450
Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K 451
Rondo in D major for piano and orchestra, K 382

Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Die Kölner Akademie / Michael Alexander Willens

"In May 1784, shortly after completing the two piano concertos recorded here, Mozart described them in a letter to his father as 'concertos which are bound to make the player sweat.’ In his correspondence he also pointed out the particular importance of the wind instruments in the two works.  ...


(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

 


(CA) Tafelmusic Concert -- Rescheduled Due to Snowstorm (New date: 05 February 2015 @8:00PM)

Contributed by admin on Feb 03, 2015

News from Wilfrid Laurier University's Faculty of Music ...

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Date: Feb 5/15
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Location: Maureen Forrester Recital Hall
Cost: Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students

Due to poor weather our Monday, February 2nd Tafelmusik concert will now take place on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 8pm in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall. ...


(US) Bach in the Subways ~ Update

Contributed by admin on Feb 03, 2015

(From the latest Bach in the Subways newsletter)

On Saturday, March 21, 2015 Johann Sebastian Bach turns 330 years old.

1000's of musicians in dozens of countries around the world will offer his music to the public as a gift and as an invitation to further explore classical music.

Bach in the Subways is an INTERNATIONAL movement founded by cellist Dale Henderson to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers by generating public interest and excitement for the art form. Every year on March 21, Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday, musicians around the world celebrate Bach in the Subways Day by ...


(UK) London Festival of Baroque Music (LFBM) 2015 ~ Bookings Open (25 April and 15-19 May 2015)

Contributed by admin on Feb 03, 2015

(From a recent newsletter item from the LFBM -- formerly the "Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music")

The box office is open to take your calls or book online via our website ... 

"Welcome to the London Festival of Baroque Music!

Those of you who have been with us in our previous guise as the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music will know that we value our programming themes highly, and it is with pride that we offer in our inaugural year a celebration of the feminine presence in Baroque music. It’s quite a subject and, as you’ll see in our programme, it has enabled us to invite our usual array of the world’s finest Baroque performers. ...


(UK) Recorder & Triple Harp Duo (Andrew Collis Recorders & Robin Ward Triple Harps)

Contributed by admin on Feb 03, 2015

(News from a recent email from Andrew Collis)

"This versatile Duo perform on a variety of instruments in entertaining and informative programmes. Their repertoire ranges from Italian 14th Century Dances to Contemporary Music. ...


(IT) Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM): "Il Farinelli Ritrovato"

Contributed by admin on Jan 10, 2015

(From a recent newsletter from LIM)

Libreria Musicale Italian (LIM) announces the availability of its newest addition: "Il Farinelli Ritrovato" (edited by Luigi Verdi). Proceedings of the Conference of studies Bologna May 29, 2012 by Luigi Verdi) ...

 


(US) Harmonia Early Music: "John Ward Fantasies And Verse Anthems" (By Janelle Davis)

Contributed by admin on Jan 10, 2015

(From the latest Harmonia Early Music January 9th newsletter)

"A 2014 Linn records release of the viol consort Phantasm and the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, is dedicated to the music of John Ward and his compositions for voices and viols.  ...


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Players ~ Julie Baumgartel, Artistic Director January Concerts

Contributed by admin on Jan 10, 2015

(From the latest Nota Bene Baroque Players Newsletter)

News from the Nota Bene Baroque Players ~ Julie Baumgartel, Artistic Director (NBBP) of its upcoming concert line-up in January 2015:

"In Search of Beauty" (Jan. 11th): "Featuring works for 2 and 3 solo parts, and even an oboe concerto! We will hear some of the finest instrumental music from Albinoni, Uccellini, Corelli, Biber, Buonamente, Fux and Buxtehude. ..."

"The Mystery Solved" (Jan. 17th and 18th):  "Tafelmusik's principal horn Derek Conrod and his protégé, Joe Sharp join NBBP with a virtuosic concerto for 2 horns by Vivaldi, as well as excerpts from Handel’s Water Music. Along the way they promise to solve the mystery of the valveless horn in a surprising demonstration that ...


(US) Harmonia Early Music: 2014 EMA Baroque Competition Finalists

Contributed by admin on Dec 12, 2014

(From a recent Harmonia Early Music newsletter -- by Elizabeth Clark Posted November 30, 2014)

"On October 11, 2014, five early music ensembles performed in Early Music America’s Baroque Performance Competition. This hour on Harmonia, we’ll hear from all five finalists, including the 2014 Grand Prize winner. Plus,  ...


(US) C.P.E. Bach and Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Culture - Conference (29-30 Nov 2014)

Contributed by admin on Nov 29, 2014

(From a recent notice from The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music)

Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

Annette Richards and Matthew Head will provide the keynote addresses in this two-day conference. Other invited speakers will include: Yonatan Bar-Yoshafat, Keith Chapin, Hans-Günter Ottenberg, Sheila Guymer, Thomas Irvine, Estelle Joubert, John McKean, Joshua Walden, and Susan Wollenberg.

The conference will also feature a clavichord recital by David Gerrard and a fortepiano recital by John Irving.


(US) BEMF Concert Reminder: "Monteverdi Madrigals: Songs of Love and War" (11 Oct 2014)

Contributed by admin on Oct 11, 2014

From a recent BEMF newsletter concert reminder.

"The all-star performers of BEMF’s own Vocal & Chamber Ensembles kick off our 25th Anniversary Season with an exquisite program featuring music from Monteverdi’s eighth and final book of madrigals, led by Grammy-nominated Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs.


(DE) EarlyDance.org ~ Workshops, Events and Lessons

Contributed by admin on Oct 11, 2014

If you are interested in early dance, you may be interested in visiting the "Early Dance" website where there is a current list of dance workshops, lessons, and events. The website has just gone through a website update where there is use of maps with location pins; the site also now lists dance events in a more visual format.


(FR) Harmonia Sacra Concert Alert for 11-12 Oct 2014

Contributed by admin on Oct 11, 2014

From a recent Harmonia Sacra newsletter of 10 Oct 2014

A reminder of 2 concerts this weekend ~ "When Loves soft passion ..." on 11 Oct 2014 and "Voix sacrées & Sacrées voix!" 12 Oct 2014"Harmonia Sacra awaits this Saturday at the first of the season's "Avant-Scène baroque" at the Phoenix. We hope to see you there!" ...

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