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Joint interdisciplinary research conference:
Liturgical and Secular Drama in Medieval Europe: Text, Music, Image (c. 1000-1500)
Keynote Speaker: Professor Susan Boynton (Columbia University, New York)

"This conference will focus on the Medieval segment of the long history of European theatre. One objective will be to analyze aspects of the great repertoire of liturgical drama, from its supposed modest beginnings in the Gregorian liturgy of Easter, through its various developments in Latin and the vernaculars, into liturgical, semi-liturgical and secular plays.  ...

(FR) Bassa Toscana Dance Workshop: "Medieval and Renaissance Danses" (8-16 Aug 2015)

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Location: Auxerre, FR

"Based in the historical region of Auxerre, in Bourgogne, the Bassa Toscana Company was created in 2000 in order to perform and teach French Medieval and Renaissance Dance. The music and instruments are exact replicas of the instruments of that time. The costumes replicate Medieval and Renaissance costumes as represented in paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries. The dances as they are performed and taught by the members of Bassa Toscana have been thoroughly researched in 15th and 16th century texts such as those of Négri, de Caroso and Thoinot Areau."

(US) Opera Today Article: "The ‘Other’ Così" By Claire Seymour (9 Jul 2015)

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"However, this is not Così fan tutte, the third of the Mozart-Da Ponte collaborations, but Antonio Salieri’s La Grotta di Trofonio, which had its first public performance at the Burgtheater in Vienna in October 1785 and became a huge popular success. ...

(US) The Boston Musical Intelligencier Review: “Musica Pacifica: "Dancing in the Isles”" by Steven Ledbetter (13 Jun 2015)

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"It is likely that a good part of the crowd surging toward Jordan Hall late in the evening on Friday night to hear an 11 o’clock BEMF performance by Musica Pacifica had a good idea of what to expect. I did not. This San Francisco-based ensemble consisted of seven superb players who presented a delightful program largely made up of dance tunes from the British Isles: Ireland, Scotland, and England. Any performance of some two dozen tunes simply played one after another runs the risk of monotony. But ...

(CA) Introduction to Early Music from 400 to 1400 C.E. (10-13 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 18, 2015

"Under the expression, ''early music'', are hidden a great number of repertoire of different origin, aesthetic and period. This workshop will show how to work with the original notation in a singing practice to transmit the tradition and heritage of these songs.

This workshop is for everyone who wishes to discover or improve their knowledge on the subject.

The different repertoire we will work on ...

(DE) Mitteldeutsche Barockmusik (MBM)

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Mitteldeutsche Barockmusik (MBM) and its goals of early music in Central Germany

There can be no doubt: The heart of baroque music beats in Central Germany! This is true not only regarding the past but certainly also for the present with its vibrant music life in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. ...

(DE) Heinrich Schütz Musikfest (1-11 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 18, 2015

The HEINRICH SCHÜTZ MUSIKFEST invites you to join this approach. In 2015, the In ternationale Heinrich-Schütz-Gesellschaft organize their International Heinrich-Schütz-Festival in Dresden. Their program obviously relates to the topic of music and visual arts. We also commemorate Heinrich Schütz’ 430th birthday on October 8 and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of both Heinrich-Schütz-Houses in Bad Köstritz and Weißenfels! ...

(UK) BBC News Article: "Is streaming good for music?" (15 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 17, 2015

"... does streaming reward artists fairly? There are other concerns too. Does it affect the quality and variety of music that's made? And does it change the way we listen?  ...

(CA) Tafelmusik Wraps Up a Remarkable (2014-2015) Season

Contributed by admin on Jul 16, 2015

"Artistic Triumphs,Ambitious International Touring, Increased Ticket Sales

Toronto,  Canada, June  30, 2015

Tafelmusik Baroque  Orchestra  and  Chamber  Choir is wrapping  up another remarkable season marked by  enthusiastically  received national  and  international tours, a thriving creative  and  artistic  output  that  continues  to  redefine  how  audiences  experience live music, exceptional  guest  artists,anddramatic  improvements  to the choir and orchestra’s home venue at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre.  The  2014/15  season  saw  an increase  in  single  ticket  sales  over  the  previous season, with almost 15% of single tickets sold coming from ...

(UK) Spitalfields Winter Festival (4-15 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 16, 2015

(From a recent Spitalfields Music newsletter item)

We're really excited to be able to share a few details of some of this winter's festival artists with you ahead of the season launch in September.

We're delighted that two festival favourites The Sixteen and The English Concert will be returning to Spitalfields alongside a performance from distinguished French baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants and an exciting collaboration between Aurora Orchestra and ceramic artist Edmund de Waal. ...

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