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(US) Boston Early Music Festival Concert: Stile Antico "Puer Natus Est — Tudor Music for Christmas and Advent" (17 Dec 2012)
The first Bach program in the new year will be the masterful St. Matthew Passion, presented February 24-27, 2012, and featuring tenor Wesley Rogers (Evangelista), baritone Joshua Copland (Christus), along with an octet of ABS vocal soloists including alto Danielle Reutter-Harrah, tenors Derek Chester and Aaron Sheehan, baritones Jesse Blumberg and Robert Stafford, and the American Bach Choir with members of the Pacific Boychoir.
On Saturday, December 17th at 8:00pm at The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 E. 61st St., Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents
MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway,
and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment
Internationally renowned actor, Golden Globe Winner, and multiple Emmy Nominee Matthew Modine and TONY-Award Nominee and Broadway Star Melissa Errico star in a unique dramatic presentation drawn from the passionate letters of Thomas Jefferson and painter/composer/musician Maria Cosway, intertwined with the performance of music mentioned in their correspondance, including works by Sacchini, Hewitt, and rarely performed compositions by Cosway herself.
Featuring performances by Jessica Gould, soprano and Karim Sulayman, tenor
Members of the Clarion Society Orchestra
Stage Direction by Erica Gould
(FR) Ensemble La Fenice Concert: "La Noche Buena" (15-16 Dec 2011) and "Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratori" (18 Dec 2011)
Recently, Ensemble la Fenice Jean Tubéry reminds us of their upcoming concerts:
- 15 December 2011 La Noche Buena (Sainte Nuit) avec Claire Lefilliâtre - Avallon (89)
- 16 December 2011 La Noche Buena (Sainte Nuit) avec Claire Lefilliâtre - Eglise Saint Eusèbe, 18h30 - Auxerre (89)
- 18 December 2011 Excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Camerata de l'Yonne - Église Saint Eusèbe, 18h00 - Auxerre (89)
(FR) AKADÊMIA Françoise Lasserre -- Concerts: "Un Noël à Leipzig" – Johann Sebastian BACH (11, 13-15 Dec 2011)
Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, Cantate BWV 40
Ich freue mich in dir, Cantate BWV 133
Messe en Fa majeur, BWV 233
Veronika Winter, Eliette Prévot, sopranos - Mélodie Ruvio, Eric de Fontenay, altos
Johannes Weiss , Philippe Froeliger, tenors - Benoît Arnould, Virgile Ancely, basses
Flavio Losco, Myriam Cambreling, violins - Géraldine Roux, viola
Hervé Douchy, cello - Jean-Paul Talvard, contrebasse - Laurent Stewart, organ
Timothée Oudinot, Vincent Blanchard, oboes - Nicolas André, bassoon
Pierre-Yves Madeuf, Olivier Picon, horns
Françoise LASSERRE, conductor
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cathedral of St John the Divine & Harold Rosenbaum: Pilgrimage
“In a special free event on Wednesday, December 21st at 6:00 PM, early music singers led by conductor Harold Rosenbaum will walk through Central Park from the front steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, singing medieval melodies once sung along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
Hell hath no fury like I FURIOSI scorned. Not your average Christmas concert.
Guest: James Johnstone, harpsichord
I FURIOSI is one of the world’s most innovative Baroque ensembles, comprised of four of Canada’s leading early music specialists: soprano Gabrielle McLaughlin, violinists Aisslinn Nosky and Julia Wedman and cellist/gambist Felix Deak. These four bold musicians celebrate I FURIOSI’s Thirteenth Season by invoking the "bizarre and unnatural" aesthetic both esteemed and reviled in the Baroque era. Captivating performance style and inspired thematic programming has garnered I FURIOSI a reputation as a rebellious and ground breaking force in the Canadian and international early music scene.
After a short disruption from the Early Music DC webserver, the following is the latest of concert listings in the Washington DC area.
Luca Mereu: baroque mandoline
Elisabetta Fardelli: harpsichord
Date: 11 Dec 2011
Roma-Via Padova 38a
MB p.zza Bologna
Telephone: 06.44 23 80 26
The Pizzico Ensemble was created with the intent to promote a repertoire dedicated to compositions for harpsichord, mandolin, vocals and strings now forgotten. The repertoire experienced its heyday in the eighteenth century along with a lot of mandolin composers such as: Paganini, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Vivaldi and others.
(FR) Ensemble Jacques Moderne Joël Suhubiette, conductor Concert: Dido and Aeneas (14 Dec 2011; 20-21 Jan 2012)
Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides , Paris
« Hommage à Marcos Portugal » - Missa Grande
With Chœurs L’Echelle and Le Sans-Pareil
Saturday 17 Dec 2011 – Amanda Favier
Salle Louis BARRAN à Moirans(38)
Vivaldi – Four Seasons with Orchestre Piccola Musica
Sunday 18 Dec 2011 – Amanda Favier
Église Notre –Dame de la Salette à Saint-Martin d’Hères (38)
Vivaldi – Four Seasons with Orchestre Piccola Musica
(FR) La Simphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne Concert: "Sonates et Suites Françaises et Allemandes: Marais, Philidor, Bach, Haendel" (10, 11 Dec 2011)
Hugo Reyne, flûte
Emmanuelle Guigues, viole de gambe
Claire Antonini, théorbe
With this program, Hugo Reyne finds comfort with the repertoire of the “sonata”. The intimacy of this music, “chambre” in nature, conducive to the expression of the greatest musical sensitivity.
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble Sounds the Season
Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco
Magnificat Baroque Ensemble and instrumental guests The Whole Noyse and Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, join forces in splendiferous song, recreating the Christmas Vespers of the Dresden Court Chapel in 1660. "Each of the outstanding singers has a unique and beautiful sound, and the combination of their voices produces an exceptionally felicitous ensemble sound."—SFCV.org
Baroque Dresden’s remarkable court orchestra attracted Europe’s best instrumentalists and composers, resulting in flashy, stunning and technically demanding music. Join Tafelmusik, directed by the dynamic and entertaining Italian oboe virtuoso Alfredo Bernardini, for music by Fasch, Pisendel, Telemann and Vivaldi.
From the Tudor Choir’s latest newsletter: Christmas concert, Holiday gifts and donations
“Dear Friends of the Tudor Choir,
XVIII-21 aims at finding other kinds of music : music that is exotic or different ; music that is listened to in other ways, by other kinds of people. This pursuit sometimes involves violence, restrictions or confrontation. But it also makes way for an encounter, a fundamental, liberating passion.
December Concert Listings …
“The directors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists of the Boston Early Music Festival have been hard at work preparing our fourth annual Chamber Opera Series production, featuring La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers, as part of a Marc-Antoine Charpentier double bill.