(FR) Qobuz.com Review by Pierre-Carl Langlais: "Andrieu Concludes His "Trilogie Jean Gilles" at Saint-Étienne" (17 may 2012)
“May 2nd, Jean-Marc Andrieu led the baroque orchestra “Les Passons” and the chambre choir “Les Éléments” at the Church Saint-Étienne of Toulouse. The group interpreted the “Te Deum” and the “Mass in D” by composer Jean Gilles. …” (translation -- Editor)
Raise a Glass!
Location: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity St. (King & Parliament Sts), Toronto ON, CA
“In honour of Enoch Turner, one of Toronto’s first brewmasters, join the Toronto Consort for its Annual Fundraising Event at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse with special early music in praise of food and drink (and of course the food and drink itself). Enjoy an evening of entertainment, including musical selections performed by The Toronto Consort, a complimentary wine bar, delectable appetizers, and a wine tasting courtesy of MCO Wines—interesting Wines & Spirits …
Over 350 applications were received, and only 4 awards granted to classical music organisations in London, our home town, so this is a real vote of confidence by Arts Council England in The English Concert's ability to build upon recent success in fundraising to increase its profile nationally and abroad. …”
A reminder from the“Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat!” of its 2nd weekend of festivities.
“”Nuit (baroque) du musée”, Concerts, Invitation to dance, musical voyage musical to Germany, conference on music and painting ...“ The festival goes on for another 2 weeks. If you are in the area, make sure to drop by for an event or two or … more!
Location: Saint Peter’s Church in CitiCorp Center, East 54th Street and Lexington Ave (619 Lexington Ave.), NYC NY, US
Viola da Gamba Virtuoso Lisa Terry and Baroque Cellist Angela Yeung will present “Due Bassi: Virtuosic Baroque Duets for Violoncello and Viola da Gamba“. This will be part of the Early Music at Saint Peter’s Church concert series. The program is of original duets and arrangements for two bass instruments from the 18th century, featuring works by Boismortier, Rameau, Corelli, Mondoville, Geminiani and more.
This performance is offered in memory of Elizabeth Guiher.
(US) Harpsichord Unlimited Music Videos Win Awards in 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
Harmonia Mundi Newsletter of March 10, 2012 reminds us to surf to their website and to take stock of their latest releases.
“Leading off the month on Harmonia Mundi is Richard Egarr's new recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (p.5), Egarr's keep scholarship and musical joie3-de-vivre are present in equal measure in a set that is sure to win the hearts of critics everywhere. ... Philippe Herreweghe returns to the music of JS Bach with Jesu, deine Passion, a new disc of cantatas (p.3). ... New from The Tallis Scholars is a disc of masses by Josquin for Gimell (p.14) ..."
Location: The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC NY, US
“For our Cabaret concert at the Metropolitan Room with the great Steve Ross, now becoming an annual event, Rosa Lamoreaux joins the Ensemble (Krista Feeney, violin, Charles Brink, flute, Loretta O'Sullivan, cello, Daniel Swenberg, lute and Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director) to create a dialogue of just such confessions from the 17th through the 21st Century with music of Lambert, Clérambault, Satie, Brel and Americans whose love of Paris produced great songs for the American Song Book. From Versailles to the Versailles Room of 1950’s New York City, join us for a delicious evening at one of New York’s favorite Cabarets. …
(US) Harmonia Early Music: "2012 Early Music Festivals And Workshops" by Janelle Davis (Posted May 7, 2012)
(US) CFP (Deadline Extended): New Beethoven Research, AMS/SEM/SMT New Orleans pre-conference, 31 Oct-1Nov 2012
Location: Sheraton and Astor Crowne Plaza Hotels, New Orleans LA, US
NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: JULY 15, 2012.
“The second conference on New Beethoven Research will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana October 31 and November 1, 2012, immediately preceding the annual conference of the American Musicological Society, together with the Society for Music Theory and the Society for Ethnomusicology.”
Location: Toronto Ontario, Canada
Season Finale –Bruno Weil, Guest Director
“Tafelmusik’s Toronto premiere of Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica” – a heroic and monumental symphony originally dedicated to Napoleon. We pair the Beethoven with Mendelssohn’s sunny Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”.”
Artistic Direction: Hidemi Suzuki, cello and Alexis Kossenko, flute and traverso
“Hidemi Suzuki and Alexis Kossenko may both be considered close friends of C.P.E. Bach. Suzuki recorded his cello concertos together with Bach Collegium Japan and Alexis Kossenko made recordings of his traverso concertos with Arte dei Suonatori (Poland).
(UK) Linn Records Recently Available: Dunedin Consort Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720
(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts blog post)
“Today’s quotes will serve as an entrée of sorts as we plan the menu for our next recording and also revisit our roots as a duo for voice and lute. As we enter the final stages of recording music from Pilgrimes Solace (1612), John Dowland’s last book of songs, necessity dictates that we look ahead to our next project, which we do with a happy anticipation and a certain amount of relish. …
(From the latest Tritó Edicions newsletter)
A reminder from Tritó Edicions of its catalogue of available recorder publications.
“The team at Tritó Edicions is made up of enterprising professionals in each area of work, who, employing the suitable procedures needed to coordinate their different duties and responsibilities, work day by day to achieve the goals of all their assignments and offer both the best catalogue and best services to all the centres and organisations we work with.”
Location: Mendocino, CA 95460 USA
32nd Year Of Lark Camp
Music and Dance from the World Over
Music, Song & Dance Workshops * Cabins * Dances * Parties * Sessions * Great Food * Dance Hall * Dining Hall * Camping * Fire Circles * Mendocino Woodlands Redwoods
Full Camp 8 Days or Half Camp 4 Days
Lark Camp promotes worldwide understanding through music and dance.
Lark Camp provides an open forum for the exchange of creative ideas between musicians, singers, dancers and composers. The Lark Camp experience is enhanced by motivational instructors and inspired students, who also share their passions and skills with the rest of the participants.
Location: Orangerie du Domaine de Sceaux FR
For “Museum Night”, May 19, 2012, the Compagnie Fantaisies Baroques invites you to an exceptional evening at the Orangerie du Domaine de Sceaux. Immerse yourself in a "Grand Bal à la Française" that will take you to the Court of Henry IV in the salons of the Duchesse du Maine at Sceaux; through the gilded Versailles ... ”
Location: Hall of Bismarckhöhe, High Way, Werder / Havel
Dear friends of historical dances from the Baroque and Rococo, we are pleased to offer another extra course for advanced Baroque dance! We invite you on 22.6.2012 13-17 clock to the workshop.
(US) Music of the Baroque Concert: "Friends—Mozart, Haydn, Dittersdorf, Vanhal Jane Glover, conductor" (20, 23 may 2012)
First United Methodist Church, Evanston Illinois, US (20 may 2012)
Harris Theater, Chicago Illinois, US (23 may 2012)
“Music by four composers who played quartets together inspires a program featuring Music of the Baroque’s own principal string players as soloists. Jane Glover takes the podium for an evening of spirited music-making among good friends, as the concert season concludes with the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola.
Location: The Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street, New York NY, US
“Please join us for our Season Finale concert and post-concert celebration! Ben Franklin attended concerts and operas, promoted emerging American musicians, and invented a musical instrument that became the rage of Europe. “National Artistic Treasure” Julianne Baird brings his musical world to life in this program of music and readings.
This event is co-presented by The Fraunces Tavern® Museum. The performance will take place in the Museum's Flag Gallery. …
Julianne Baird, soprano
Allen Whear, cello
John Bailey, harpsichord
Ed Mauger, narrator
Eglise d'Arques-la-Bataille, Haute Normadie FR (19 may 2012)
Collégiale Notre-Dame, Eu, FR (20 may 2012)
Le Cadran, Evreux FR (22 may 2012)
Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie (23 may 2012)
Selon Jean is a concert of original format, constructed from parts of “St. John’s Passion” by Bach, and, by the translation of the Gospel in French by Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy at the end of the XVIIth century. For Bach, like all creators of the baroque period, the Word, incarnate in the human voice, was the focus of expression. By substituting the spoken recitatives of the Evangelist composed by Bach, of course we take the liberty of not adhering strictly to the original work. But this apparent betrayal also brings us back closer to the essential: the dramatic and expressive power of the Gospel text, magnified by the music of Bach. …”