(IT) Fondazione Giorgi Cini Conference: "Seminari di Musica Antica Egida Sartori e Laura Alvini Child soloists in Paris (1680-1720). Charpentier, Nivers, Clérambault, Campra" (23-29 may 2012)
Location: Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, IT
“This year’s early music seminar will explore a repertory that is as unusual as it is neglected: music for child soloists in Paris in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The repertoire fl ourished above all in choirs and ensembles in the various churches and convents in the city (especially the Sainte Chapelle and the monastery of Port Royal) as well as in Jesuit and other religious schools in general. Music was composed to be performed by child soloists in other places too, however: opera houses, theatres, lay musical schools frequented by the children of the lower nobility and the drawing rooms of the courts of Paris and Versailles. …
(IT) Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars Concert: "Child soloists in Paris.1680-1720. Charpentier, Nivers, Clérambault, Campra" (28 may 2012)
Location: Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggior, IT
On Monday 28 May, at 17.00, the final concert of the 2012 edition of the Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars will be held on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The participants will be directed by da Davitt Moroney. Free Entrance.
(UK) The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Summer School 2012: Dances from Europe 1450–1790 (4-11 aug 2012)
Location: University of Chichester, College Lane, Bishop Otter Campus, PO19 6PE Chichester, UK
45th Annual International Summer School
The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Summer School is at the University of Chichester 4th-11th August 2012. This year we are offering three separate intermediate classes: 15thC Italian, Late Renaissance dance, 18thC Europe. There are optional workshops at advanced and beginner’s levels and a variety of entertaining evening events.
(UK) The Tallis Scholars Premier Winning Compositions From the NCEM Composers Award 2012 (18 may 2012) (RE-POSTED)
Winners of the NCEM 2012 Composers Award
The NCEM Composers Award 2012, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars, has been won by Alex Woolf (16) in the under 18 years category and by Benjamin Rowarth (20) in the 19 to 25 years category.
Lux Aeterna by Alex Woolf and Where is Thy God? by Benjamin Rowarth will be premièred by The Tallis Scholars in Durham Cathedral as part of its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on Saturday 2 June 2012. This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show on Sunday 1 July 2012.
(US) CFP (edition proposals): A-R Editions series Recent Researches in Music; Collegium Musicum: Yale University
“CFP: A-R Editions
A-R Editions seeks proposals for editions of music to be included in the seven Recent Researches in Music series (Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, American Music, and Oral Traditions). Each edition is usually devoted to works by a single composer or to a single genre of composition and contains an introduction to the music and its historical context, a critical report, and translations of vocal texts.
A-R Editions also seeks proposals for editions of music to be included in the Collegium Musicum: Yale University series. This series seeks to present a varied selection of works that draws from a particular repertory or historical context or that reflects a particular thematic focus. The works should be of interest to early music performers and ensembles (medieval through mid-18th century).
(US) GEMS (Gotham Early Music Scene) 17 may 2012 Newsletter: GEMS to Collaborate with Americas Society New Series
(From the latest GEMS Newsletter of 17 may 2012)
“Beginning next season GEMS will be collaborating with the Americas Society on a new series "GEMAS—Early Music of the Americas." The opening concert, part of our Fifth Anniversary celebration, will be a recital by the celebrated lutenist Paul O'Dette on Thursday, November 9. Details coming soon!”
“Save the Date! GEMS' Fifth Anniversary Gala will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012, following Sinfonia New York's performance of "The Art & Ecstasy of the Chaconne." The New York Times called this performance "impeccable" and "sizzling" when it was last presented. …”
For your viewing and listening pleasure, a link to the TUMAPRODUCTIONS YouTube channel where you will find various videos, and, in particular that of Riccardo Minasi and iL Pomo d’Oro short video. You may also want to listen to all of the videos in sequence (an option on that page).
(FR) France Musique: "Le concert de l'après-midi - Rencontres de Musiques Anciennes: Jean Gilles, Te Deum and Mass in D" (23 may, 26 aug 2012)
(FR) Qobuz.com Review by Pierre-Carl Langlais: "Andrieu Concludes His "Trilogie Jean Gilles" at Saint-Étienne" (17 may 2012)
“May 2nd, Jean-Marc Andrieu led the baroque orchestra “Les Passons” and the chambre choir “Les Éléments” at the Church Saint-Étienne of Toulouse. The group interpreted the “Te Deum” and the “Mass in D” by composer Jean Gilles. …” (translation -- Editor)
Raise a Glass!
Location: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity St. (King & Parliament Sts), Toronto ON, CA
“In honour of Enoch Turner, one of Toronto’s first brewmasters, join the Toronto Consort for its Annual Fundraising Event at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse with special early music in praise of food and drink (and of course the food and drink itself). Enjoy an evening of entertainment, including musical selections performed by The Toronto Consort, a complimentary wine bar, delectable appetizers, and a wine tasting courtesy of MCO Wines—interesting Wines & Spirits …
Over 350 applications were received, and only 4 awards granted to classical music organisations in London, our home town, so this is a real vote of confidence by Arts Council England in The English Concert's ability to build upon recent success in fundraising to increase its profile nationally and abroad. …”
A reminder from the“Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat!” of its 2nd weekend of festivities.
“”Nuit (baroque) du musée”, Concerts, Invitation to dance, musical voyage musical to Germany, conference on music and painting ...“ The festival goes on for another 2 weeks. If you are in the area, make sure to drop by for an event or two or … more!
Location: Saint Peter’s Church in CitiCorp Center, East 54th Street and Lexington Ave (619 Lexington Ave.), NYC NY, US
Viola da Gamba Virtuoso Lisa Terry and Baroque Cellist Angela Yeung will present “Due Bassi: Virtuosic Baroque Duets for Violoncello and Viola da Gamba“. This will be part of the Early Music at Saint Peter’s Church concert series. The program is of original duets and arrangements for two bass instruments from the 18th century, featuring works by Boismortier, Rameau, Corelli, Mondoville, Geminiani and more.
This performance is offered in memory of Elizabeth Guiher.
(US) Harpsichord Unlimited Music Videos Win Awards in 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
Harmonia Mundi Newsletter of March 10, 2012 reminds us to surf to their website and to take stock of their latest releases.
“Leading off the month on Harmonia Mundi is Richard Egarr's new recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (p.5), Egarr's keep scholarship and musical joie3-de-vivre are present in equal measure in a set that is sure to win the hearts of critics everywhere. ... Philippe Herreweghe returns to the music of JS Bach with Jesu, deine Passion, a new disc of cantatas (p.3). ... New from The Tallis Scholars is a disc of masses by Josquin for Gimell (p.14) ..."
Location: The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC NY, US
“For our Cabaret concert at the Metropolitan Room with the great Steve Ross, now becoming an annual event, Rosa Lamoreaux joins the Ensemble (Krista Feeney, violin, Charles Brink, flute, Loretta O'Sullivan, cello, Daniel Swenberg, lute and Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director) to create a dialogue of just such confessions from the 17th through the 21st Century with music of Lambert, Clérambault, Satie, Brel and Americans whose love of Paris produced great songs for the American Song Book. From Versailles to the Versailles Room of 1950’s New York City, join us for a delicious evening at one of New York’s favorite Cabarets. …
(US) Harmonia Early Music: "2012 Early Music Festivals And Workshops" by Janelle Davis (Posted May 7, 2012)
(US) CFP (Deadline Extended): New Beethoven Research, AMS/SEM/SMT New Orleans pre-conference, 31 Oct-1Nov 2012
Location: Sheraton and Astor Crowne Plaza Hotels, New Orleans LA, US
NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: JULY 15, 2012.
“The second conference on New Beethoven Research will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana October 31 and November 1, 2012, immediately preceding the annual conference of the American Musicological Society, together with the Society for Music Theory and the Society for Ethnomusicology.”
Location: Toronto Ontario, Canada
Season Finale –Bruno Weil, Guest Director
“Tafelmusik’s Toronto premiere of Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica” – a heroic and monumental symphony originally dedicated to Napoleon. We pair the Beethoven with Mendelssohn’s sunny Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”.”
Artistic Direction: Hidemi Suzuki, cello and Alexis Kossenko, flute and traverso
“Hidemi Suzuki and Alexis Kossenko may both be considered close friends of C.P.E. Bach. Suzuki recorded his cello concertos together with Bach Collegium Japan and Alexis Kossenko made recordings of his traverso concertos with Arte dei Suonatori (Poland).
(UK) Linn Records Recently Available: Dunedin Consort Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720
(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts blog post)
“Today’s quotes will serve as an entrée of sorts as we plan the menu for our next recording and also revisit our roots as a duo for voice and lute. As we enter the final stages of recording music from Pilgrimes Solace (1612), John Dowland’s last book of songs, necessity dictates that we look ahead to our next project, which we do with a happy anticipation and a certain amount of relish. …
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