(UK) Handel House: New instruments and Keeping Cool

Contributed by admin on Jul 30, 2015

(From a recent Handel House newsletter)

"Two new instruments have recently joined the Handel House collection. A 1752 bureau organ by Joseph Snetzler and a 1754 double manual harpsichord by Jacob Kirkman were very generously donated in memory of Ellie Warburg (1932-2014) of Hamden, Connecticut, USA. Both instruments are now installed in the house and it is hoped that they will be used for performances before too long.  ...

(US) The New Yorker August Issue Article: "I can't go on" "What's Behind Stagefright?" (By Joan Acocella)

Contributed by admin on Jul 30, 2015

We all suffer at some point of stagefright. But what are the reasons behind it and how does it affect some who perform on stage? (Marc Paré, Editor,

"Stagefright has not been heavily studied, which is strange because, as Solovitch tells us, it is common not only among those who make their living on the stage but among the rest of us, too. In 2012, two researchers at the University of Nebraska-Omaha ...

(US) Harmonia Early Music Podcast: "Plectrums, Pizzicato, And Plucks" by Janelle Davis Posted (20 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 29, 2015

"We’re devoting this edition of Harmonia to instruments of the plucked variety. Lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute from Paul O’Dette for friend and fellow lute player Pat O’Brien who passed away in 2014, and a feature release from Armonia Celeste called Lover’s Beware.. ...

(PL) 16th “Cracovia Danza” Court Dance Festival (26 Jul -- 1-2 Aug 2015) -- UPDATE

Contributed by admin on Jul 29, 2015

(From a recent newsletter)

"XVI Court Dance Festival "Cracovia Danza" is at the halfway point. In the Villa Decius on its third day of the workshop of ancient dances from different parts of the world, which includes over 150 participants. They will present their new skills during the Friday demonstration on stage at the Villa Decius and on Saturday and Sunday in the Main Square. ...

(FR) 2015 Festival Académie Bach Arques-la-Bataille, Haute-Normandie (15-22 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 29, 2015

Early Music Festival - 19th to 22nd August / Choral Singing Workshop - 15th to 22nd August
Marine Fribourg & Nicolas Renaux, choral conductors
Flore Merlin, accompanist

"Each year since 1997, the Académie Bach has been organising in Arques-la-Bataille an Early Music Festival which has gathered, over time, a loyal public through an audacious, innovative and exacting programme. Many of the great names of today’s baroque music have been accompanied in their creation and development by the residency program that we have put in place since our very foundation. ...

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