Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Russian cellist Sergei Istomin is highly regarded as one of our leading period specialist cellists. His recordings of Bach to Haydn and Mendelssohn to Chopin are all critically acclaimed. For his Wigmore Hall recital debut, he presents a programme of the highlights from his Mendelssohn and Chopin experiences. He is accompanied here on Graf and Pleyel fortepianos by Viviana Sofronitsky, who is making a welcome return to London after her own debut in 2011.” Fortepianos by Paul McNulty after Graf 1819, Pleyel 1830
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As you know or suspect, the 2012 summer workshops and summer festivals season has already begun. If you have not as yet planned your summer months, do take a look at what events are being offered in your region, or, perhaps far-off “exotic” regions. Some of the workshop sign-ups are still open for registrations, or, if registrations are closed, you may be able to convince someone to audit the courses. Nevertheless, there are ample summer workshop concerts available to attend and enjoy.
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(From a recent blog post on Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s “Scoop.it!” blog)
Les Passions - Montauban - Vivaldi - Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings
Visit Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s blog site “Scoop.it!” where you can view a recent video produced by Nicolas Kauffmann of a recent performance by Les Passions of the Vivaldi Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings.
(From the most recent English Concert newsletter)
“We are currently tweaking our printed and digital marketing materials, so our 2012-13 season brochure and website will not be ready for a while. ... In the meantime here are the dates of our London concerts between September and February to help you plan your diary. …
(From Sagittarius recent newsletter)
The July concert listings for Sagittarius may be read on their recent newsletter. Of note, Michel Laplénie conducts the Stuttgart Opera choirs in a new production of “Platée” (Jean-Philippe Rameau) from 1-13 jul 2012; end of choral workshop concert 21 jul 2012; concert at the “Festival Musiques à la Chabotterie” 24 jul 2012.
(From a recent Gent Festival van Vlaanderen newsletter)
Although not directly related to early music field, but certainly possible with early music orchestras, a post in a recent Gent Festival van Vlaanderen newsletter makes mention of the “remarkable accomplishment of a great humanist, José Antonio Abreu, who dedicated his life to set up the 'Sistema' in 1975, an extraordinary music and social project which has been running in Venezuela in an attempt to transform the lives of the nations poorest children. …” (YouTube Quote).
(From the latest Ensemble Akadêmia newsletter)
“After a rich season of concerts, Akadêmia heads back to the festivals …“
(From the latest The Sixteen newsletter)
“After a busy June performing in Manchester, London and Versailles The Sixteen continues its festival appearances with three July concerts. …
(UK) Local Secrets Guide Review: "Trio Mediaeval Trio meets Trinity in an ethereal Smorgasbord" by By Jane Bower (3 jun 2012)
“Three women’s voices and a trumpet in Trinity College Chapel - my mind had already decided what sound we were in for. But this was Trio Mediaeval and Arve Henriksen - a very different kettle of Gravadlax.
Part of the heart-lifting Festival of the Voice series run by Cambridge Early Music, this was a banquet of Scandinavian fare featuring, like any good spread, the unexpected as well as the traditional. Trio Mediaeval - Sweden's Anna Maria Friman, and Norway's Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Berit Opheim Versto …
(Although late at reporting of Mozartfest at Würzburg, you may be able to attend one of the remaining concerts on their programme.-- Editor)
“In 2012, the baroque Würzburg Residence will once again host numerous top-class musicians and orchestras like …
“A feast for the eyes, a feast for the ears, a Flute from America’s heartland that goes directly to your heart.
Maybe it’s those three boy sopranos who impeccably deliver the words and tones of Mozart’s three spirits and in their innocence make the hopes of mankind so real. …
(From a recent The Sixteen news release)
“ We are thrilled to announce that The Sixteen’s founder and conductor Harry Christophers has been recognised in the Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours List, receiving a CBE1 for services to music.
(From the latest Cambridge Early Music newsletter)
“Cambridge Early Music's next concert … on Wednesday 27th June, at 8.00pm in St John's College Chapel. I urge you to come and hear The Bach Players, whose captivating playing inspires reviews such as this: "Intimate, infused with joy and overflowing with genuine affection, this is music-making which combines enthusiasm and craftsmanship to create something both rare and precious." - International Record Review …
(From the latest Salon Sanctuary newsletter and on fundraising -- editor)
“Many of you got to know our new 501(c) 3 fiscal sponsor last December, as the co-producer of More Between Heaven and Earth, our original music-theater work based on the writings of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway. …
A reminder that the Printemps Des Arts Festival Nantes is underway. If you are in the area of Nantes, you may want to take in a concert or two that are available during its final days.
(From the latest Chants de Vielles newsletter)
“For eight years, the organization Chants de Vielles has produced a festival on the second weekend of September in the little village of Calixa-Lavallée in the Montérégie region of Québec, a cultural event of superb quality and artistic impact. …
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