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(UK) Local Secrets Guide Review: "Trio Mediaeval Trio meets Trinity in an ethereal Smorgasbord" by By Jane Bower (3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 26, 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
    


(DE) Mozartfest Würzburg (1 jun-1 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2012

(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 …

 


(US) Opera Today Review: "The Magic Flute in San Francisco" by Michael Milenski (15 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2012

“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. …


(UK) The Sixteen News Release: Harry Christophers Receives CBE

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2012

(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.
    


(UK) Cambridge Early Music Concert: "Bach's Library"

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

 (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 …
    


(US) Salon Sanctuary: "Get to know our new fiscal sponsor"

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

(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.  …
    


(IT) Cantar Lontano Festival 2012 (28 jun-15 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012
For the fourteenth edition of the Festival Cantar Lontano 2012 wings carry you and our audience on virtual routes and destinations ... El Dorado, Nice, San Francisco, Venice and ten other locations accessible by a flight of thought and through the only non-polluting fuel: Music.  …
     

(FR) Printemps des Arts Nantes -- Videos and Concert Listings (19-27 june)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

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.
    


(CA) Chants de Vielles Date Change!

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

(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. …
    


(SE) eClassical 24-bit Friday Releases

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

For those of you who are interested in downloading your early music titles, you may want to consider registering to the eClassical newsletter. There have recently been a push to offer more titles in 24-bit quality recording throughout the music distribution industry of which available through the eClassical webstore. In addition, eClassical offers their 24-bit Friday weekly release specials as an additional incentive to its newsletter customers.
    


(FR) Jean Cassignol (alto recorder / flute a bec alto) - Paganini Caprices 9 and 24 (live)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

(From the latest Jean Cassignol newsletter)

“The first live videos of Paganini's complete Caprices whose transcription for the recorder or transverse flute will soon be available at Soldano's are purely documentary: they will be replaced by a better version as soon as possible.”


(CL) La Folía Concert: "Music of the Time of the Galleons" (30 jun, 3-4 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 22, 2012

Iberian Music of the Old and New World, From the Discovery to the Independence of the Americas

Locations:
Aula Magna de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. Valparaíso (Chile) (30 jun 2012)
Teatro Municipal de Las Condes. Santiago de Chile (3 jul 2012)
Teatro de la Universidad de Chile – Centro de Extensión Artística y Cultural (4 jul 2012)

Celia Alcedo, soprano
Pedro Bonet, recorder y conductor
Belén González Castaño, recorder
Jordi Comellas, viola de gamba
Ramiro Morales, baroque guitar

Works of Cancionero de Palacio, Anónimo, Falconiero, Hidalgo, Murcia Torrejón de Velasco, Martínez Compañón, Salas, Salazar, Locatelli, Ceruti


(UK) The Renaissance Singers Concert: Saints & Sinners (30 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 22, 2012

(From the latest Renaissance Singers newsletter)

Location: St George's Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2HR, UK

“Please join us at the stunning Hawksmoor church, St George's Bloomsbury, for our final concert of the season - Saints and Sinners. The Catholic Church has always celebrated exceptionally holy figures and encouraged the faithful to turn to saints for aid. We present the finest Renaissance music written in honour of these intercessors and advocates. From the exuberance of Palestrina’s Tu es Petrus to reflective hymns for St Francis, from the serenity of Taverner's O Wilhelme pastor bone to rumbustious hymns for Thomas Becket, we evoke a host of saints in music. …
   


(US) Harmonia Early Music: Gifts For Father’s Day (11 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 21, 2012

(A previously recorded programme celebrating Father’s day.)

“Even though Father’s Day is a recent invention, we thought it would be fun to explore early music by drawing inspiration from popular gifts ideas for good ‘ol Dad. …”
    


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Fundaraiser (23 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 21, 2012

Location:  Misty Mountain Coffee, 33 Queen St. S, Kitchener ON, CA

Misty Mountain Coffee & Nota Bene Baroque
Present “Bach's Coffee House“ A Musical Event inspired by 18th C. Leipzig
Sunday June 23, 2012
7 A.M. till 5 P.M.

Live Baroque music played on period instruments, an instrument petting zoo, and door prizes.
No reservations or admissions cost (Come as you are and drop in when you wish.) 

For more information of these two groups visit:
Nota Bene Baroque - NBB Facebook
Misty Mountain Coffee - Misty Mountain Coffee Facebook




(US) Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) Concert POSTPONED: "Freedom's Ransom" (21 JUN 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

(From a recent GEMS email …)

P O S T P O N E D

“Due to the unexpected hospitalization early this morning of one of the artists,
we must postpone tomorrow night's concert. 
It will be re-scheduled for the fall.

Details will be announced in the "Notes on the Scene" newsletter
and on the GEMS website.

Thank you for your support and understanding.”


(US) American Bach Soloists: Summer Bach Festival Schedule (12-22 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

Location: Conservatory of Music, San Francisco CA, US

“The American Bach Soloists bring the 2011-12 season to a close with an extraordinary array of performances, recitals, lectures, master classes, and colloquia during the annual AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS FESTIVAL & ACADEMY. Held July 12-22, 2012, at San Francisco’s elegant and spacious Conservatory of Music, the 11-day music festival presents twenty-three exciting events. As one of the world’s newest Bach festivals and the first of its kind in San Francisco, the American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy has become a major attraction on the summer music calendar, joining America's other great Bach Festivals in Carmel CA, Eugene OR, and Bethlehem PA. … ”
    


(CA) Grigorian.com News Release: "Beethoven For All" and Concert Event (22 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)

11 JUNE 2012 (TORONTO, ON)Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is delighted to announce the June 19 release of Beethoven For All, a two-CD compendium of some of the composer’s best known and beloved works. Comprised of selections from the symphonies, piano sonatas and piano concertos, all works are performed and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, whom The Times has described as, “…one of the few musicians in the world today who could accurately be described as legendary.

In keeping with the spirit of Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which is comprised of musicians from a variety of Mideast countries, the Canadian release of Beethoven For All is accompanied by a celebratory concert comprised of Canadian musicians from all corners. UMC, Decca, Classical 96, L’Atelier Grigorian and Lippert Music have banded together to sponsor a search for 12-15 musicians, amateur or semi-professional, any age and any instrument, to perform a selection by Beethoven. …


(AU) Ironwood Book Launch and Event: "An Extra Special Invitation" (3 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

Book Launch: “Off The Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing” by Neal Peres da Costa

Location: Recital Hall East and Atrium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney AU 

“Some of us have very, very busy recently (in fact, for the past few years)...Neal, our wonderful keyboard specialist - harpsichord, fortepiano, historic pianoforte - has a very special event coming up soon that we would like to tell you all about. We hope you may be able to come along, hear all about his new book, and hear Neal with Ironwood putting some of the book into practice with a bit of Brahms. This is the book, the research & the musician that is informing Ironwood's performances in music of the mid-late 19th century German repertoire. A very special & historic - maybe even hip - evening... “


(DE) Dancing Through the Centuries (Tanz durch die Jahrhunderte) (18, 20, 21 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012
“Dance performance at the Biberacher Marktplatz (open air) through 5 centuries: Peasant dances, dances, Renaissance, Rococo dances, civic ball to the Bismarck era, dances of the 20th Century. Wednesday 18.7., Friday 20.7. and Saturday 21.7. respectively at 20.30.  …”
    

(US) Ariama Article: "Front Runners For The Best of the Year" by Craig Zeichner (12 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012
“I recently moved offices and some of the fun of moving was sorting through the recordings I’ve accumulated since the beginning of the year. Boxes and boxes of CDs found their way to my new office space and out of this treasure trove I selected some of the very best for our mid-year wrap-up. These recordings are the front-runners for our end-of-year Ariama’s Acclaimed feature. …
    

(UK) The Bach Players Concert Tour: "Bach’s Library" with Marion Moonen (flute) (27-30 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

Locations:
Cambridge Early Music: St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge (27 June, 2012)
St John’s Downshire Hill, London NW3 (28 June, 2012)
The Octagon Chapel, Norwich (29 June, 2012)
Music in Lyddington: St Andrew’s, Lyddington (30 June, 2012)

The Bach Players present a selection of pieces that J.S. Bach had in his library and which provide a context for his celebrated Orchestral Suite in B minor. The flute was the fashionable instrument of the mid-eighteenth century and will take a prominent role in our programme.
    


(EU) Fair Treatment for Musicians Tavelling on Planes With Their Instruments

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

(Recently mentioned on various music-related websites.) 

A recent petition organized by the International Federation of Musicians is being promoted by many groups. If you are a professional musician travelling the air spaces of Europe, you may want to read up on the reasons behind this petition. 

Click on the following link should you wish to read more of the petition: Fair treatment for musicians travelling on planes with their instruments

(* Please note that EarlyMusicNews.org is only passing on this message for information purposes only and is in no way involved in organizing nor advocating a positive or negative response to this petition. -- Marc Paré, Editor)


(CZ) Opera Barocca 2012 (14 aug-9 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

Location: Palace Clam-Gallas, Husova 20, Prag 1 CZ

The Institute Baroque Culture in cooperation with organizers of Prague Carnevale present in a new production for Summer Season 2012 series of musical- dance images from famous ballets and operas XVII. and XVIII. century in performances called:

QUAND LES DIEUX DANSENT / When the Gods Dance
SEGRETO / Secret of Prague Palace
VIVAT CARNEVALE / Vivat Carnevale


(US) Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies (Fellowship Grant Deadline: 1 nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2013-2014.  The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations.  Music history is one of the School’s specific interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research.  Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year.  Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership.  The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.  Residence in Princeton during term time is required.  The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.  The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. …
    
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