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(US) Internet Viola da Gamba Composers Project (spring 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2009

In 2010, Viols in Our Schools & the GambaCast will host the First Internet Viola da Gamba Composer's Project which seeks composers to write new works for unaccompanied 7-string bass viol to be presented in a New Music recital performed by Phillip W. Serna at Valparaiso University in the Spring of 2010.  Video and audio content will be created and owned by the composer with distribution promotional  use on the GambaCast video podcast. The Project and the composer(s) could each use the content to promote the work(s).
 
To learn more about the Viola da Gamba Composer Project, please visit www.violsinourschools.org & www.thegambacast.org.
 
Please contact Dr. Serna by email: phillip@violsinourschools.org for information on how to submit your proposal.

(FR) Le XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone (June 2 - 11/ 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 19, 2009

The “XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone” announce their programme to their summer Festival. Artists appearing: Hesperion XXI; Gustav Leonhardt; Binchois / Sacqueboutiers; Paolo Pandolfo; Hopkinson Smith;  La Fenice.

Visit the website for more information: Le XXVIe Festival de Musique à Maguelone


(FR) LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et des Pays de la Loire (May 09 - July 1/09)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2009

LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS de Nantes et des Pays de la Loire announce this year’s programme to their fine early music festival. The programme includes early dance; early music; conferences; workshops.

Of note, this year LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Visit the  LE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS for more information.


(FR) The restauration of a "Polizzino" Roma 1634 harpsichord

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2009

View a YouTube  restauration of a "Polizzino" Roma 1634 harpsichord. Well annotated but controversial in some circles of discussion. (ed.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzCAPpJkd_A&feature=channel


(UK) Summer Course for New Viol Players (July 4th – 5th 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2009

Summer Course for New Viol Players
Storthes Hall Park, Huddersfield

For anyone who would like to be introduced to viol playing, beginners on the viol, or viol players new to consort playing.
Tutors:
Jacqui Robertson-Wade, Alison Kinder, Andrew Fowler, Ibi Aziz
In association with The Department of Music, University of Huddersfield
Supported by The Early Music Shop

Please contact Susanne Heinrich for an application form
Application deadline 1st May 2009
Email: admin@vdgs.org.uk
Tel: 01865 712418
or visit the VdGS website 


(IT) LABORATORIO DI MUSICA ANTICA, Summer Early Music Course (August 17-23, 2009)

Contributed by imperfetti on Apr 12, 2009

Pescara, Italy, 17-23 August 2009

The Accademia degli Imperfetti is a cultural association for study, performances, didactics of Early Music established in 1996 in Pescara. It works in the field of culture and art, with promotion of artistic activities (concerts, ballet performances), and educational activities (summer courses of early music, Renaissance Historical Dances, etc..).

The early music course consist of classes, workshops, lectures.

CLASSES
Viol and Lirone
Renaissance and Baroque singing
Renaissance Historical Dances
Recorder and Cornetto
Pluked Instruments

WORKSHOPS
Viol Consort
Chamber music
Musical theory in XVI and XVII
Music, didactics and computer

Pescara is a beautiful small city on the Adriatic Sea, and the Maiella and Gran Sasso Mountains are very near: so it's possible to join the musical activities with the holiday.

Visit website for more information: www.imperfetti.it


(MX) Le Mercure goes to XIV Encuentro Internacional de Música Antigua 2009

Contributed by Admin on Mar 25, 2009
*Concert on Thursday May 14th, 8pm at the Sala Blas Galindo, National Center for the Arts (CENART)
Mexico City, Mexico
Feature program:  The 'Paris' Quartets of Georg Philipp Telemann

*Masterclasses for traverso, baroque violin, viola da gamba, and chamber music at the Escuela Superior de Música (date to be confirmed)

Le Mercure:  Teddie Hwang, traverso; Dorota Hosnowska, baroque violin; Gerald Stempfel, viola da gamba; Miguel Angel Cicero, harpsichord

Please visit our website at www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com for further information and updates.

(US) SEHKS and MHKS Conference (March 12-14/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 11, 2009
SOUTHEASTERN AND MIDWESTERN
HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETIES

“KEYBOARD MUSIC AND COLONIAL PHILADELPHIA”

JOINT CONFERENCE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITYPHILADELPHIA--MARCH 12-14, 2009

Philadelphia has changed a bit from this 18th-century image--but it is still home to many of America’s most treasured historic sites. Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance will be our host as we gather to hear papers and performances in a variety of o­n-campus as well as historic settings.

FRINGE EVENTS:

Ed Mauger, well loved for his "Philadelphia o­n Foot," adventures, will lead custom historical tours o­n Thursday afternoon (3 pm: "Colonial High Life") and Sunday morning (10 am: "Ben Franklin's Musical Philadelphia"). Advance and last-minute sign-ups are available. Cost is $15 per person/per tour.

(BE) "Save La Petite Bande" website

Contributed by Admin on Mar 10, 2009
Please visit "Save La Petite Bande" website and voice your concern over the cuts in funding that may force the closure of this group.

As stated o­n the site:"The undersigned wants to strongly request the Flemish Minister of Culture in Belgium, Mr. Bert Anciaux, to realize the world-wide importance of baroque orchestra La Petite Bande.

This orchestra is o­ne of the most refreshing and renewing ensembles in its field. For over 37 years, it has been a true icon in the musical world, inspiring many other baroque musicians all over the world. Belgium should be proud to have this orchestra in its residence. When this orchestra would be forced to stop existing from of a lack in governmental subventions, this would be very harmful for Belgium's image in the world. It would be unthinkable for the musical world and it would mean an incredible loss for the international ànd the national cultural life.

The undersigned trusts that the Minister will take a critical look to the recommendations of the 'Beoordelingscommissie Kunsten en Erfgoed' and reconsiders their advice. "  (The site's claims have been confirmed with La Petite Bande organization.)

Please visit these sites to lend your voice of concern about this situation:
Save La Petite Bande       La Petite Bande offical website

(US) American Recorder Society (ARS) 2009 Festival and Conference

Contributed by Admin on Mar 08, 2009
July 30-August 2
St. Louis, MI

Reserve this date if you are planning to attend the ARS 2009 Festival and Conference in St. Louis, MI. ARS is celebrating its 70th anniversary year.

Falculty/presenter members this year are: Louise Austin; Annette Bauer; Tish Berlin; Frances Blaker; Joyce Callanan; Louise Carslake; Mark Davenport; Clèa Galhano; Lisette Kielson; Lorraine Krige; Judith Linsenberg; Nina Stern; Marion Verbruggen; Leslie Timmons; Jim Tinter; Mary Halverson Waldo; The Farallon Recorder Quartet.


(IE) Unequal Temperaments 2nd edition

Contributed by Admin on Mar 07, 2009
From Dr. Claudio Di Veroli, author of "Unequal Temperaments":

After the remarkable success of the 1st edition of the Unequal Temperaments eBook, I am pleased to communicate that the 2nd revised edition is now available, ...

(US) The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers

Contributed by Admin on Mar 05, 2009
Newly Published:  The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers: Two Manuals and a Notebook, Translated from the Original German, with Commentary

Streicher, Nanette , Dieudonné, Carl , Schiedmayer, Johann David , & Schiedmayer, Johann Lorenz , Translation and annotation of original texts by Preethi de Silva

About Preethi de Silva:
Preethi de Silva holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. Am Emerita Professor of Music at Scripps College, she is also Adjunct Professor of Music at Claremont Graduate University.

Visit publisher website for more information:  The Edwin Mellen Press

(US) Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat (Portland Recorder Society)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 04, 2009
Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food, and a beautiful setting in nature, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat.  Located just 20 miles east of Portland, and perched o­n a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River, Menucha is an idyllic retreat center.


(US) Latest concert listing from Early Music Guild of Oregon (EMGO.ORG)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 04, 2009
Here is an updated list including some just booked upcoming Renaissance and Baroque concerts and workshops starting next week continuing into spring.  Hope to see you there!  Phil Neuman (EMGO)

Sunday, March 8, 2009, 3pm:  Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya present "La Cantatrice" : Music of the Early 17th Century from Italy and England.  Music by members of the famous musical Caccini family - Guilio, Settimia, and Francesca, who was called "La Cantatrice", Girolamo Frescobaldi, John Dowland, Thomas Campion, and others for voice, lute, archlute, cittern, bandora, recorders, and curtal.  Eliot Chapel at Reed College in Portland.  Admission $10 and 8. 
 

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 1-4 p.m.:  Gayle and Phil Neuman and Hideki Yamaya perform 18th century French music o­n recorders, lute, violin, viola, baroque rackett, chalumeau, and serpent for Museum Family Day for the Portland Art Museum. The theme is the exhibition of French Paintings in the time of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour.  For further information see:  Portland Art Museum


(BE) SUMMER SCHOOL CAPPELLA PRATENSIS (Aug. 24-30, 2009)

Contributed by Musica on Mar 04, 2009

Music for Pope Leo X
24/08/09 to 30/08/09

The course Music for Pope Leo X concentrates o­n the polyphonic repertoire from the early 16th century. Leo X was born as Giovanni de Medici and sat o­n the holy chair between 1513 and 1521. This music and art loving pope was a composer himself. He continued the evolution that his predecessor Pope Julius II had started. Under Leo X, the Papal Chapel’s ensemble became o­ne of the most highly renowned ensembles in Europe.

(UK) Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2009
*** The following is a list of events occurring at the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival. 
-- Click o­n the article's title to see the full listing. (ed.) ***


Event 1: Red Priest: Carnival of the Seasons
7.30pm Thursday 21 May 2009
Toll Gavel Methodist Church
Toll Gavel, Beverley, HU17 9AA

Piers Adams recorders, Julia Bishop violin, Angela East cello, Howard Beach harpsichord. A gloriously inventive mix of entertainments from Vivaldi, Corelli to Biber and van Ecyk. "Mad, bad and deliciously dangerous... wacky ideas, an impish sense of humour and astonishing virtuosity." Gramophone

Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £12.00, children £5.00) available from the National Centre for Early Music box office: 01904 658338; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; www.ncem.co.uk
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Event 2: Beverley Early Music Festival Schools' Chorus
1.00pm Friday 22 May 2009
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Court
North Bar Within Beverley, HU17 8DG

Community Education Project Directed by Sam DunkleyWe are delighted to welcome students from Woldgate College, a Performing Arts College in Pocklington, who have been working with peers from other schools in the East Riding to form this exciting new group. In this, their inaugural performance, the Chorus will be joined by young soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music in music by Purcell and Vivaldi.

Tickets: £3.00 (students free of charge) available from the National Centre for Early Music box office: 01904 658338; boxoffice@ncem.co.uk; www.ncem.co.uk
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(UK) Do You Enjoy Playing the Viol?

Contributed by ncem on Feb 27, 2009

Saturday 23 May 2009
Coffee served from 10.00am
Workshop 10.30am - 4.00pm
St Mary's Church Hall
North Bar Within
Beverley, HU17 8DG


(US) Performance Practice Review (Volume 13, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2009
"Announcing the completion of Volume 13 (2008) of Claremont Graduate
University's o­nline music journal, /Performance Practice Review/  :

Articles
  • CANDACE BAILEY: "The Antebellum 'Piano Girl' in the American South"
  • ARON EDIDIN: "Consequentialism about Historical Authenticity"
  • BRUCE HAYNES: "A Correctly-Attributed Fake"
  • COLIN LAWSON: "'Attractively Packaged but Unripe Fruit'; the UK's Commercialization of Musical History in the 1980s"
  • ROBERT MARSHALL: "Bach's /Tempo Ordinario/: A Plaine and Easie Introduction to the System"
  • TIMOTHY J. MCGEE: "How o­ne Learned to Ornament in Late Sixteenth-Century Italy"
  • MARC VANSCHEEUWIJCK: "In Search of the Eighteenth-Century 'Violoncello': Antonio Vandini and the Concertos for Viola by Tartini"
  • PETER WALLS: "On Divided Lines: Instrumentation for Bass Parts in Corelli-Era Sonatas"

Book reviews

  • JANE BOWERS: Federico Sardelli, /Vivaldi's Music for Flute and Recorder/
  • COLIN LAWSON: Eric Hoeprich, /The Clarinet/
  • ROLAND JACKSON: Bruce Haynes, /The End of Early Music/
  • RUDOLF RASCH: Ross Duffin, /How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)/
Correspondence

  • Roland Jackson, February 5, 2008, "Performance-practice dictionary"


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Robert Zappulla
Editor, /Performance Practice Review/

Visit site: (http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/collection.php?alias=/ppr)

(US) CLARION-COLLEGIUM WEEK 2009 SPOTLIGHTS THE ITALIAN BAROQUE

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2009
The Clarion Music Society and the New York Collegium team up for their second annual Clarion-Collegium Week of master classes in Baroque performance practice, lectures and a joint concert, all taking place from Thursday through Sunday, 19-22 February at St. Michael's Church, 225 West 99th Street (at Amsterdam Ave.). (See schedule below.)

The week will consist of six master classes taught by Andrew Parrott (voice), Cynthia Roberts (chamber music), Myron Lutzke (cello), Stephen Hammer (oboe), Sandra Miller (flute), and Robert Mealy (violin), and a concert featuring the principal players from the New York Collegium and the Clarion Orchestra joined by world-renowned tenor Rufus Müller.

Clarion-Collegium master classes are for students and young professionals from all over the United States. This year, there will be participants from all of the major New York conservatories as well as from schools as far away as California, North Carolina and New Hampshire. These master classes are designed not o­nly as a valuable educational experience for young musicians with a penchant for the Baroque, but also for audience members who wish to go behind the scenes and learn more about what goes into the preparation of an historically-informed performance. The country's leading Early Music specialists address all aspects of preparing for a performance, from developing the techniques to play authentic Baroque instruments to further exploring and understanding the musical tastes and palette of the Baroque period.

(UK) Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival (May 23/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 10, 2009
Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 May 2009
www.ncem.co.uk
BoxOffice: 01904 658338;
boxoffice@ncem.co.uk

The festival remains o­ne of the cultural landmarks of the East Rising of Yorkshire - utilising some of the Riding's finest historic venues, the Festival embraces a mix of concerts, illustrated talks and educational activities. Guest artists in 2009 include the effervescent Red Priest (not for the faint hearted!) who open the festival (Toll Gavel Methodist Church, Fri 21); tha acclaimed viol group Fretwork presenting a timely commemoration of the genius of Henry Purcell (Beverley Minster, Fri 22) and The Bach Players led by Nicolette Moonen presenting a programme of Bach's instrumental arrangement of Pergolesi's masterpiece 'Stabat Mater' (Beverley Minster, Sat 23). Please contact the NCEM for more detailed information.Look out for the NCEM's free educational pack celebrating the 350th anniversary of Henry Purcell's birth. These resources are aimed at music teachers working with Key Stage 2 pupils.

For more information, please contact us o­n 01904 632220.

(UK) University of York -- Baroque Day -- (May 2/2009)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 08, 2009
The University of York’s Annual Baroque Day, promoted in association with the National Centre for Early Music, marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell.

Tickets: For single concerts: £12.00 (concessions £10.00) For all concerts: £34.00 (concessions £28.00)

Yvonne Seymour soprano, Stephen Varcoe bass, David Miller theorbo with the University of York Chamber Choir, Compagnia d’Instrumenti and the University Baroque Ensemble directed by Peter Seymour.

10.30am Purcell & the Church
1.00pm Purcell and the Theatre (I)
2.30pm Purcell in Context (free ticketed lecture)
3.30pm Domestic Purcell
7.00pm Purcell & the Theatre (II)

For detailed information please go to http://www.ncem.co.uk or ask for the University of York concerts brochure.