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(US) The Rose Ensemble 7th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour (8-13 November 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent Rose Ensemble newsletter)
Locations:
Alexandria, Staples, Little Falls, Thief River Falls, Crookston, Detroit Lakes

The Rose Ensemble musicians are about to hit the road! Our 7th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour kicks off Sunday, October 14th in Silver Bay, followed by stops in Ely and Hibbing on October 15th and 16th. After a brief segue to Spain to participate in several music festivals and the prestigious choral competition Certamen Coral de Tolosa, musicians will complete this year's Greater Minnesota Tour with performances in Alexandria, Staples, Little Falls, Thief River Falls, Crookston, and Detroit Lakes.”


(US) Bach Society Houston Concert: Bach Vespers: Music from Leipzig (4 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

Location: 2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77005

“The Bach Vespers series presents complete sacred cantatas along with choral motets and psalm settings in an evening prayer service related to a single theme. This gives them a context similar to their original performance, with chorales and readings chosen to give deeper insight into Bach’s theology. Listeners are also invited to sing and participate as Bach’s congregation did. …”


(US) Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: "From Ghetto to Palazzo: Vocal Works of Salamone Rossi Hebreo" (4 Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 27, 2012

Location: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street, New York, NY USA

“On the heels of its sold-out and acclaimed season opener featuring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, dancer Jared Angle and harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire at The Players Club, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts—the series that presents early music in intimate alternative venues—brings back by popular demand From Ghetto to Palazzo, a fascinating concert of works by Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi (c. 1570 – 1630) on Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm. Performers include the vocal sextet The Western Wind Ensemble with Charles Weaver, lute and Gabe Shuford, harpsichord, and cantor Daniel Singer


(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices (SFRV) Concert: "Misa O Quam Gloriosum" (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (21, 27, 28 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012

Locations:

Sunday, October 21: All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley, Palo Alto
Saturday, October 27: Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco

San Francisco Renaissance Voices annual Office of the Dead Concert this year commemorates All Saints Day with a performance of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s (1548-1611) hauntingly beautiful Misa O Quam Gloriosum (O How Glorious is the Kingdom Mass) including his motet of the same name upon which the mass is based with other music by Trombetti, Byrd, Esquivel and others.  Unlike his more prolific contemporaries Victoria focused on composing music that was liturgical and devotional.  This parody mass, written in the mixolydian mode, perfectly illustrates this and is considered one of his best being described by the British musicologist Donald Tovey as "one of the most perfect ever written."  We are delighted to be joined by guest conductor Don Scott Carpenter of American Bach Soloists.

(DK) Concerto Copenhagen: Jordi Savall Directs and is Soloist with Concerto Copenhagen (20 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012
We all know that Catalan Jordi Savall’s artistic capacity includes much more than baroque music. Recently we were reminded of it when he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize at an unforgettable concert at Trinity Church. Nevertheless, it must be more than usually interesting to hear how this great artist can inspire Concerto Copenhagen musicians in the fascinating program of French and French-inspired orchestral suites, he has put together for this concert event ...

(CA) The Toronto Consort Concert: "The Tudors" (19-20 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2012

Location: 

The Toronto Consort launches its 40th anniversary season on October 19 and 20 with The Tudors, a concert program inspired by the music of Tudor England, culminating with Thomas Tallis’ rarely-heard, magnificent 40-part motet Spem in alium.  Members of Toronto’s Tallis Choir join the Consort for this special performance… 


(UK) Cambridge University Press Recently Published: "Venice, History of the Floating City" (Joanne M. Ferraro, San Diego State University)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

Hardback
ISBN:9780521883597
Publication date:July 2012
299pages

“This book is a sweeping historical portrait of the floating city of Venice from its foundations to the present day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's unique construction within an amphibious environment and identifies the Asian, European, and North African exchange networks that made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural center. Incorporating recent scholarly insights, the author discusses key themes related to the city's social, cultural, religious, and environmental history, as well as its politics and economy. …


(US) Fall Opera Sale at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

(From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter 10 Oct 2012)

“Do you thrive on drama, spectacle, and glorious voices like Bartoli, Kaufmann, Fleming, and Flórez? Then get ready for ArkivMusic's Fall Opera Sale, with every complete opera on sale -- DVD and Blu-ray, too! Plus, we have a select group of specially priced vocal recitals. If you can't afford the orchestra seats, our large selection of clearance opera CDs and clearance vocal recitals offers plenty of great music at tremendous discounts. Plus, we have over 100 clearance opera DVDs & Blu-rays at our best prices ever -- up to 75% off!…”


(CA) I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble Concert: "Losers" (19 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

Location:  St David's Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. Toronto ON

I FURIOSI kicks off the season with a nod to all we have lost - people, time, places and things. Works by Rameau, Blow, Leclair and more...


(FR) "La Simphonie dans le Marais – 25 ans de musique" Concert Reminder (13 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

Location: Montaigu (85), théâtre de Thalie

Concert florilège

Hugo Reyne, flûtes et direction; Léonor Leprêtre, soprano; Guillemette Laurens, mezzo-soprano; Aimery Lefèvre, basse ; La Simphonie du Marais

The journey starts in Versailles in 1987 by French music enthusiast, Hugo Reyne who paid homage to Lully at the first concert organized for the tercentenary of the death of his genius and the very young “Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles”…


(US) Opera Today Review: "Mozart’s Ghost finds its Way through Das Labyrinth" (Rebecca Schmid, 6 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2012

(From a recent Opera Today newsletter item)

“W.A. Mozart, despite a historically antagonistic relationship with his city of birth, retains an omnipresence in Salzburg that emerges in full force with each iteration of the illustrious summer festival…


(UK) Baroque Opera Live Concert: "The Beauty of Baroque" (13 October 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2012

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Hastings, UK
Tickets: Free Admission

A programme of Baroque organ and vocal music for one hour, followed by refreshments. The timing is ideal for those who would like to come to the concert, have a cup of tea and some finger food and then watch the Fireworks.

Our guest soloist will be young tenor Hiroshi Kanazawa, who is beginning his career after leaving music college, but has already won numerous prizes. He will sing Scherza, Infida from Handel's opera Ariodante, and we are looking forward very much to his performance. Furthermore …


(UK) The Sixteen New "Palestrina series" CD Release (5 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2012

(From the latest The Sixteen Newsletter)

“This week saw the release of the second disc in our award-winning Palestrina series. Each disc is based on a theme: the first on the theme of the Assumption and this new disc on the theme of the nativity. Alongside the festive motet and mass, Hodie Christus natus est, is Palestrina’s motet O magnum mysterium, some of his settings of the Song of Songs and his Magnificat Quinti toni


(IT) Studying in Venice at the Vittore Branca Center

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2012

(From a recent Fondazione Giorgio Cini email)

“The Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture is is a new international resource for humanities studies open - with no age limits - to scholars, writers and artists interested in pursuing a research project focused on Italian (especially Venetian) culture, with an interdisciplinary approach, in one of the following disciplines: visual arts, history, literature, music, drama….
  


(IT) Refresher Teaching Workshop – Italian Songs of Oral Tradition and Intercultural Teaching (24-25 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2012

(From a recent email from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini)

Location: Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Italy

On October 24-25, the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies organizes a refresher teaching workshop focused on Italian songs of oral tradition and intercultural teaching. The workshop will be coordinated by Serena Facci and Gabriella Santini, authors of Chants d’Italie. Pour chanter ensemble de 8 à 14 ans, Traditions Chantées, Cité de la Musique, Paris.
  


(UK) Gramophone Awards 2012

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2012
“Once again, the classical record industry has delivered! A constant stream of recordings continues unabated that bears witness to the creativity, imagination, flair, tenacity, style and prodigious talent of musicians, A&R directors and labels’ creative and editorial teams the world over…
    

(US) The Rose Ensemble Concert: The Miraculous Mass of Mary (5-7 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 04, 2012

Location: St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN, US

North American Premiere of a Renaissance Masterpiece

Voces8 returns to the Twin Cities to take the stage with us in a ground-breaking performance of “Missa Ave Virgo Sanctissima” by Renaissance composer Géry de Ghersem, active in the Spanish courts of the 17th century. Over 200 of Ghersem’s works were destroyed in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755...


(UK) Shakespeare Film Festival (7-21 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 04, 2012

Venues: Stratford Picturehouse and the Shakespeare Centre

 “Celebrate Shakespeare's influence on film this October with a two-week programme of iconic films and adaptations. Many showings include guest speakers discussing Shakespeare's impact on cinema across the ages.


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concerts: Classical Portraits, The Sebastians with Paul Won Jin Cho, Clarinet Soloist (20 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 04, 2012

Location: The Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128

“Praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today), The Sebastians specialize in music of the Baroque and Classical eras and newly commissioned works for period instruments. This month, they will perform as finalists of the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition and semi-finalists of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. They were also finalists in the 2011 York International Early Music Competition and the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition…


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 2.19: Back on track" (29 Sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 30, 2012

(From a recent blog article from “Unquiet Thoughts”)

“… One of our overarching themes is the disquieting disconnect between the purposeful artistic mindset required to perform historical music in a way that conveys the intricacy and the emotional depth that lies beneath the surface …”
  


(US) American Bach Soloists Annual Gala -- An Olympian Feast (6 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 28, 2012
“Join Music Director Jeffrey Thomas and the ABS Musicians as they open their 24th season with An Olympian Feast—our annual gala fundraising, dinner, concert, and auction—where you'll feast eyes, mouth, and ears on Greek-inspired delicacies, ambrosial libations, and an outstanding performance by American Bach Soloists. …
    

(UK) Fortune Books Newsrelease: "The Sultan's Organ The diary of Thomas Dallam 1599" Put Into Modern English by John Mole

Contributed by Admin on Sep 27, 2012
News Release  
A Musician's Travel blog - Four hundred years old
London 24 September 2012
 
Fortune Books announce the publication of The Sultan's Organ, the personal diary of organ builder Thomas Dallam. In 1599 he took a self-playing organ from London to Constantinople – now Istanbul – as a present from Queen Elizabeth I to the Sultan of Turkey. He played his virginals to various audiences en route and the organ to the Sultan himself. When best-selling travel author John Mole came across the diary in its original Elizabethan English he was so enthralled that he knew it deserved a wider audience. He put it into modern English so it reads as if its author were alive today

(UK) Border Marches Early Music Forums (BEMFM) Workshop: Music from the court of King John of Portugal (27 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 26, 2012

Location: Ledbury 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.“

Day workshop for singers, times to be announced.
Tutor: Owen Rees
Enquiries: Hannah Davies, 01432 341154
                


(CA) Grigorian.com: Celebrating Glenn Gould's 80th Birthday

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2012
“ With September 25th, 2012 marking the 80th Birthday of Glenn Gould, there has been a flurry of new editions being released. Gould single-handedly turned the classical piano world on its side, and created a niche for himself as a recording artist, and also as a musical thinker and lecturer. …
  

(FR) "Promenades en duo" vol. II - recorder/flûte à bec or/ou flute/ flûte traversière & guitar(e) / M. DEMAREZ et J. CASSIGNOL

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2012

New additions grace the Arpèges catalogue pages arranged by Jean Cassignol and Michel Démarez, “Promenades For Two Vol. 2”, a collection of six classical and romantic pieces for recorder (or flute or violin) & guitar.  …

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