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(FR) Frank Mento: "Harpsichord Training Method"

Contributed by admin on Jun 06, 2015

(From a recent email from Frank Mento)

"Here is an online harpsichord method for children and even all beginners! It was while teaching harpsichord in Education Action Zones (UK), or in Affirmative Action Areas (USA), that I noticed that a great effort still remained necessary to make the learning of this instrument accessible. The goal of this method is to favorize in a pleasant manner the learning and localization of the most commonly played notes, motor skills, as well as hand coordination and displacement by way of Basso Continuo, Diminutions, Articulations and Sight-reading.  ...


(US) Early Music America "Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship" Award 2015

Contributed by admin on Jun 06, 2015

Early Music America (EMA) announces this year's recipient of the "Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship" Award 2015 to Ama Winter, flautist and scholar. The award is offered to "outstanding and highly-motivated (and possibly unconventional) young performer of medieval music who ...


(FR) La Compagnie du Globe Ardèche Workshop: Opera "Ercole Amante" by Francesco Cavalli (1662) (20-27 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 06, 2015

 La Compagnie du Globe Ardèche offers a workshop on the production and staging of the opera "Ercole Amante" by Francesco Cavalli (1662) in August. Faculty include ...


(FR) Jean-Philippe Rameau Excerpts on ARTE Concert

Contributed by admin on Jun 06, 2015

"Last year, ARTE Concert celebrated the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. Born under Louis XIV in 1683, two years before Bach and Handel, ...


(FR) La Simphonie du Marais – Hugo Reyne ~ Crowd Funding on KissKissBankBank for Next CD Release

Contributed by admin on Jun 06, 2015

For its next CD release of the Bandenburg Concertos, La Simphonie du Marais – Hugo Reyne has posted to the KissKissBankBank crowd funding site. They hope to have to CD released sometime in the Fall of 2015 ...


(US) Boston Early Music Festival Update (7-14 Jun 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 05, 2015

Here is the latest news from the BEMF:

"The 2015 Boston Early Music Festival is almost here! This week-long, biennial event - with opera, concerts, the world-famous Exhibition, and so much more - opens on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out ...


(DE) Summer School Master Classes 'alla Bastarda' (22-28 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 05, 2015

"A Renaissance Summer School Master Class for advanced players. You can register only if you did take part in the Renaissance week. Join our truely international faculty to explore the art of diminutions: ...


(DE) Renaissance Summer School (16-22 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 05, 2015

"Finally - there it is! A Renaissance Music Summer School for advanced players and professional Musicians in a wonderful little pocket of Northern Germany. A truely international faculty will help you to explore the most famous tunes from the 16th century: "Doulce Memoire - Anchor che col partire - Vestiva i colli - Susanne Ung Jour" ...


(US) 17th Summer Texas Toot (7-13 Jun 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 05, 2015

"The Summer Texas Toot offers a one-week program of classes at all levels, focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music, but with offerings for Medieval and 21st century enthusiasts as well. Expert instructors in recorder, viol, lute, harp, and voice will tend to young professionals, seasoned amateurs, and eager beginners with equal care.  ...


(FR) Festival La Tour Passagère (15 Jun - 15 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jun 05, 2015

"Jerome Salord, the artistic director of the Festival La Tour Passagère, chose this wooden tower, which is inspired by places where one was at the theatre in  Shakespeare's time. In this serene space, the public makes a circle around artists who are always close, no matter where it is placed, ...

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