(From the latest Washington Early Music Festival newsletter)
(Please note there has been a change of venue for the June 16 event – ed.)
“PASSION will wind its musical way through June in Washington, as it has through centuries of music.
This intriguing theme will unleash creative forces in our artists’ programming. We can look forward to emotional performances of sacred or secular passion – love, intrigue, jealousy, death, spirituality.
As has become a tradition, the Festival will offer events throughout the entire month of June. We invite you to take expeditions into the heart of D.C. to attend our concerts, visit museums, try new restaurants, stroll the neighbourhoods. …”
Location: Mirecourt (88), FR
“Enthéos is organizing its first Summer Academy to share the fruits of its research. It will focus on song and the Renaissance madrigal, two genres that help us discover the art of composers and French and Italian poets of the sixteenth century. This academy will highlight great composers who have benefited from the patronage of the great families of Lorraine as the dukes of Lorraine and Guise ... This repertoire is the subject of the next disc Entheos which is due out this fall. We will focus also works by Claudin de Sermisy which this year marks the 450th anniversary of his death. …
(From the latest GEMS newsletter)
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West)
Manhattan NY, US
“Tickets are now on sale for the GEMS Fifth Anniversary Gala Reception and Sinfonia New York's performance of The Art & Ecstasy of the Chaconne on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 pm! …
(FR) Froville La Romane Concerts: From Venice to Prague -- Two Magnificient Concerts (15, 16 jun 2012)
Date: 15 jun 2012
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre conductor with Claire Lefilliâtre, Jan Van Elsacker, Serge Goubioud, Arnaud Marzorati, staging by Benjamin Lazar. No scenery nor costumes as seen in some of the “Poème” productions, Benjamin Lazar makes use of gestures and candle light.
Date: 16 jun 2012
COLLEGIUM VOCALE 1704, Vaclav Luks conductor with period instruments and the collegium choir with Kamila Mazalova winner of the international competition of baroque voice at Froville. Works by Vivaldi and Zelenka.
Location: Citadelle de Blaye (33), FR
Faculty: Michael Laplénie (musical direction), Emmanuel Mandrin (continuo organ) and Pierre Sciama (countertenor).
“This year the workshop returns to the German music with the Bach family: a century of music from the ancestor, Johann Bach to Johann Sebastian Bach. The work will also take aim at Johann Michael Bach and Johann Christoph Bach whose nephew Johann Sebastian says he was "a profound composer."
(From the latest Outhere newsletter.)
A lot of interesting news in this most recent instalment of Outhere’s Spring newsletter. There are quite a few early music titles, of note:
“Homage to Gustav Leonhardt
Over the past ten years Alpha had the honour of working with the great Gustav Leonhardt. Here we present in their entirety five recordings that have had a strong musical impact. The booklet includes the original liner notes, along with a gallery of hitherto unpublished photos of this unforgettable man and musician. …”
(US) Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) 2013: Festival Centerpiece Opera, Handel's Almira (ticket sales)
(From the latest MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN newsletter.)
Although the listings is from the MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN “May Sale” newsletter, word from the company is that the “sales will go on the next weeks although many titles have sold …”. Have a peek at the list just in case you are interested in any title and contact MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN to enquire of its availability.
Location: Department of Music, The University of Nottingham, Lakeside Arts Centre University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2R UK
“In 2012 the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference will be celebrating its 40th birthday with a return to the venue of the first ever MedRen, held at Nottingham in 1972. This year’s conference comprises 43 sessions, plus posters, concerts, workshops and keynotes. Guest Speakers: Prof. Stanley Boorman, Prof. Pedro Memelsdorff, Prof. Richard Freedman …“
(US) New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society (AMS) Meeting Call for Papers (CFP) (Deadline: 13 jul 2012) (Meeting: 29 sep 2012)
Location: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA, US
The Fall 2012 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday, 29 September 2012 at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA).
The Program Committee welcomes proposals of up to 300 words for papers and roundtable sessions. Presenters must be members of the American Musicological Society. Those who are not currently dues-paying members of the New England Chapter will be asked to kindly remit the modest Chapter dues ($10).
(From the latest Printemps des Arts Nantes Newsletter)
Details of the various events (19-27 jun 2012) as well as the online box-office is now open for ticket purchases. Of note and highly recommended the exceptional event of Jaroussky/Lemieux on June 20th.
(US) Harmonia Early Music: Marcel Pérès: Musician, Musicologist, Medievalist (by Laura Osterlund Posted 3 jun 2012)
(From the latest newsletter of the Festes de Thalie)
If you have participated or sadly missed the last festival Brillamment Baroque in Yvelines, you are invited to visit the following links where you will find photos of the festival and concerts (see below).
As well, the online sign-up and information pages for the “Rencontres internationales de l’abbaye de Vignogoul” worskhop and concerts are now available on the France-Orpheon site.
A reminder from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra of its free concerts in June. A reminder as well that the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) is in full swing as of June 3rd and ends June 16 culminating in its “The Grand Finale” free concert extravaganza featuring the TBSI Orchestra and TBSI Choir performing along with the Tafelmusik Orchestra and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir.
Concert dates are …
(CA) EarlyMusicNews.org Calendar of International Early Music Conferences and Festival/Workshops 2012
(From the latest The Sixteen newsletter)
“ Wishing you all a wonderful Jubilee weekend! Harry and The Sixteen press on with The Choral Pilgrimage 2012 in Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, on Tuesday (5 June), followed by five performances as part of the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival - read on for more information and dates.
If you're looking for a last-minute addition to your Jubilee weekend music collection or playlist our record label CORO have something which might just hit the spot...
Early June New Releases!The start of June brings with it some great new releases from a wide variety of labels. Two releases of note come on the Glossa label; A release of Vivaldi arias by Robert Invernizzi, and Paolo Pandolfo playing gamba works of De Machy. Also on Glossa is a new recording of Montevrdi's Il Ritorno D'Ulisse in Patria. On the Coro label, there is a new collaboration between The Sixteen and the Hilliard Ensemble of Manuscripts from the British Library, and is not to be missed! Keeping in the theme of choral music, there is a new release on the Phaia label of Tudor Church Music, and on the Signum Label of a new work; Patrick Hawes' Lazarus Requiem. Two early music releases of note are on the Alpha label, Works by Carissimi, Mazzocchi, and Rossi, and on the Christophorus label, Baroque Suites for Guitar. …”
Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, US
“ Join us at the 2012 edition of the LSA's Summer Seminar. This year classes and concerts will explore the lute from every angle. The event will feature a distinguished faculty of lute performers, musicological specialists and vocal coaches.
(FR) La Simphonie du Marais, Hugo Reyne NewsRelease: Hugo Reyne at Saint-Petersbourg (30-31 may 2012)
Location: Saint-Martin Church, Survilliers, Val-d'Oise, FR
Benefit concert for the parish church (free will donation). Jean Cassignol, recorder & Michel Démarez, guitar.
Vivaldi, Caccini, Haendel, Mozart, Chopin, Linnemann, Bevilacqua, Chostakovitch, Donizetti, Albeniz, Padowetz, Tarrega, Paganini, Gossec, Ruiz-Pipo
Location: Sint-Jakobskerk, Brugge BE
“During MAfestival Brugge, Vox Luminis will perform another moving master work: the ten-part Stabat Mater of D. Scarlatti. This ten-part Stabat Mater is a lesser-known musical rendering of the Mother of God lamenting Christ on the cross. An impressive concert!
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