(AT) Austrian Lute Society "Early Music Week STE. COLOMBE" (Application Deadline 31 May 2015) (10-18 July 2015)
"Pavans, galliards, almaines, corantos, sarabands, fantasies, madrigals, consort songs, canzonas, trio sonatas, facsimile, basso continuo, lute duos, lyra viol and more, in a week for lovers of Renaissance consort and Baroque ensemble music.
Participants should have experience of ensemble playing and be prepared to sight read in different clefs and/or from figured bass, as appropriate. A limited number of less advanced players can also be accommodated, by agreement. ...
(AT) Austrian Lute Society "International HIF Biber Competition" (Application deadline 1 Mar 2015) (30 Apr - 3 May 2015)
Location: St. Florian Monastery (near Linz), Austria
Reminder of upcoming deadline for application for the Austrian Lute Society "International HIF Biber Competition".
"The aim of the competition is to stimulate the youth with the present and emotional engagement of the music of the Baroque period, with particular attention to the Austrian Baroque music. Three prizes will be awarded ... "
Location: Couvent des Minimes - Citadelle Vauban - 33390 Blaye - France
"To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria In Bordeaux, Michel Laplénie directs the July workshop program of French music of the time of Louis XIII: Bouzignac Guillaume, Nicolas Formed, Etienne Moulinié, Antoine Boesset. ...
(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Concert Review: "Philharmonia Baroque Explores Music of Bach's Cousins" (By Niels Swinkels, February 10, 2015)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
"... Two illustrious contemporary relatives of the ‘Great J.S.’ were featured in Philharmonia Baroque’s latest concerts. Both were J.S.’s distant cousins: Johann Christoph (1642-1703) and Johann Ludwig (1677-1731). ...
W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat major, K 450
Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K 451
Rondo in D major for piano and orchestra, K 382
Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Die Kölner Akademie / Michael Alexander Willens
"In May 1784, shortly after completing the two piano concertos recorded here, Mozart described them in a letter to his father as 'concertos which are bound to make the player sweat.’ In his correspondence he also pointed out the particular importance of the wind instruments in the two works. ...
(US) Alternet Article: "10 countries that leave the US in the dust on funding the arts." (By Jodie Gummow, 5 Feb 2015)
"In the United States, government expenditure for the arts remains minuscule when compared to the amount of money the government spends in other areas of the public sector. ...
(From a recent Les Passions newsletter)
"Since its establishment in 2002 in the heart of the walled town of Monflanquin (L'association "Les Soirées Baroques de Monflanquin"), choral singing workshop devoted to Baroque music repertoire is growing in audience with undeniable success.
The presence at our side soloists from the baroque orchestra "Les Passions" of Montauban gave us the desire to expand the demonstration of some friendly concerts and high quality." (Google Translate).
For this year's choral workshop ...
A reminder of the very popular Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF). If you are considering attending some of the main events, you may consider purchasing your tickets ahead of the rush.
"Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Monteverdi with staged productions of his three survivng operas: Ulisse, Poppea, and Orfeo. Artistic Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Opera Director Gilbert Blin, and Orchestra Director Robert Mealy bring these iconic works to life with an all-star cast of singers and instrumentalists!
Location: Escuela de Música, Danza y Teatro – (Music, Dance and Drama School), C/ Eduardo Fajardo, 55 - 04721 El Parador, Roquetas de Mar - Almeria, ES
"The Ensemble Donaïres 4rth International Academy of Early Spanish Dance and Music and Flamenco at Roquetas de Mar proposes workshops with Ana Yepes on two early dance styles: Spanish xviith century dance and French Baroque dance in a Spanish style. This year we also propose two new workshops: Flamenco dance classes with Carmen Rubí and music classes to play for the dance, for instrument players or singers, with Ignacio Yepes and Gerardo Arriaga. ..."
(From a recent Musica Impulse Centre for Music newsletter)
"In 2015 the theme of the Laus Polyphoniae festival will be Petrus Alamire. In honour of the occasion, the International Young Artist’s Presentation will be renamed the International Petrus Alamire Lab. The focus will be placed on the musical oeuvre brought together by Petrus Alamire in the numerous manuscripts he created. ...
Festival Brillament Baroque
Location: Thoiry (Yvelines - France)
A meeting with passionate musicians
Workshop with Concerts..., Buffet and dinners-concerts
Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque intruments welcome! Chamber music, baroque orchestra, vocal ensemble, viola da gamba consorts, master classes with passionated teachers. ...
"A celebration of more than a millennium of music, through concerts, events, and happenings taking place simultaneously across Europe, the REMA European Day of Early Music is an official day for early music and a focal point for the promotion of the historical musical heritage in Europe. The first edition in 2013 took place under the patronage of Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission, while the second edition in 2014 was supported by UNESCO. ...
International Course on Medieval & Renaissance Music
Location: Morella, ES
MYSTICISM FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE
700th anniversary of the death of Raymond Lully (1232-1315/16)
500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
"The academic dimension of Capella de Ministrers is condensed with the realization of Early Music Morella. From tradition to cult music, combining musical practice with theory is created the International Course on Medieval and Renaissance Music Early Music Morella. A specialized course in the repertoire of the 10th to 16th centuries, in order to alleviate the shortage of specialized studies in this particular repertoire. ...
Location: Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Terreiro Dom João V, 2640 Mafra, Portugal
"Have you ever dreamt of playing in front of the King’s throne? Or in the Queen’s chambers? Hosted by the Oporto college of music (ESMAE) in collaboration with its Lisbon counterpart (ESML), the XII International Early Music Course ESMAE/ESML will take place in the beautiful National Palace in Mafra, Portugal. This magnificent monument, the greatest exponent of Portuguese baroque architecture, will host five days entirely devoted to music from the 16th to the 18th century. ...
(From a recent concert notice email from Andrew Collis)
From Prussia With Love
Andrew Collis Recorders; Ibi Aziz Bass Viol; Yat-Soon Yeo Harpsichord
Music by the Bach family, Telemann, Janitsch and the première of "In the Mind of a Butterfly" by Andy Meyers
News from Wilfrid Laurier University's Faculty of Music ...
Date: Feb 5/15
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Location: Maureen Forrester Recital Hall
Cost: Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students
Due to poor weather our Monday, February 2nd Tafelmusik concert will now take place on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 8pm in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall. ...
(From the latest Bach in the Subways newsletter)
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 Johann Sebastian Bach turns 330 years old.
1000's of musicians in dozens of countries around the world will offer his music to the public as a gift and as an invitation to further explore classical music.
Bach in the Subways is an INTERNATIONAL movement founded by cellist Dale Henderson to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers by generating public interest and excitement for the art form. Every year on March 21, Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday, musicians around the world celebrate Bach in the Subways Day by ...
(From a recent newsletter item from the LFBM -- formerly the "Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music")
The box office is open to take your calls or book online via our website ...
"Welcome to the London Festival of Baroque Music!
Those of you who have been with us in our previous guise as the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music will know that we value our programming themes highly, and it is with pride that we offer in our inaugural year a celebration of the feminine presence in Baroque music. It’s quite a subject and, as you’ll see in our programme, it has enabled us to invite our usual array of the world’s finest Baroque performers. ...
(News from a recent email from Andrew Collis)
"This versatile Duo perform on a variety of instruments in entertaining and informative programmes. Their repertoire ranges from Italian 14th Century Dances to Contemporary Music. ...
(From a recent newsletter from LIM)
Libreria Musicale Italian (LIM) announces the availability of its newest addition: "Il Farinelli Ritrovato" (edited by Luigi Verdi). Proceedings of the Conference of studies Bologna May 29, 2012 by Luigi Verdi) ...
(From the latest Harmonia Early Music January 9th newsletter)
"A 2014 Linn records release of the viol consort Phantasm and the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, is dedicated to the music of John Ward and his compositions for voices and viols. ...
(From the latest Nota Bene Baroque Players Newsletter)
News from the Nota Bene Baroque Players ~ Julie Baumgartel, Artistic Director (NBBP) of its upcoming concert line-up in January 2015:
"In Search of Beauty" (Jan. 11th): "Featuring works for 2 and 3 solo parts, and even an oboe concerto! We will hear some of the finest instrumental music from Albinoni, Uccellini, Corelli, Biber, Buonamente, Fux and Buxtehude. ..."
"The Mystery Solved" (Jan. 17th and 18th): "Tafelmusik's principal horn Derek Conrod and his protégé, Joe Sharp join NBBP with a virtuosic concerto for 2 horns by Vivaldi, as well as excerpts from Handel’s Water Music. Along the way they promise to solve the mystery of the valveless horn in a surprising demonstration that ...
(From a recent Harmonia Early Music newsletter -- by Elizabeth Clark Posted November 30, 2014)
"On October 11, 2014, five early music ensembles performed in Early Music America’s Baroque Performance Competition. This hour on Harmonia, we’ll hear from all five finalists, including the 2014 Grand Prize winner. Plus, ...
(From a recent notice from The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music)
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Annette Richards and Matthew Head will provide the keynote addresses in this two-day conference. Other invited speakers will include: Yonatan Bar-Yoshafat, Keith Chapin, Hans-Günter Ottenberg, Sheila Guymer, Thomas Irvine, Estelle Joubert, John McKean, Joshua Walden, and Susan Wollenberg.
The conference will also feature a clavichord recital by David Gerrard and a fortepiano recital by John Irving.
From a recent BEMF newsletter concert reminder.
"The all-star performers of BEMF’s own Vocal & Chamber Ensembles kick off our 25th Anniversary Season with an exquisite program featuring music from Monteverdi’s eighth and final book of madrigals, led by Grammy-nominated Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs.
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