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(CL) La Folía Concert: "Music of the Time of the Galleons" (30 jun, 3-4 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 23, 2012

Iberian Music of the Old and New World, From the Discovery to the Independence of the Americas

Locations:
Aula Magna de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. Valparaíso (Chile) (30 jun 2012)
Teatro Municipal de Las Condes. Santiago de Chile (3 jul 2012)
Teatro de la Universidad de Chile – Centro de Extensión Artística y Cultural (4 jul 2012)

Celia Alcedo, soprano
Pedro Bonet, recorder y conductor
Belén González Castaño, recorder
Jordi Comellas, viola de gamba
Ramiro Morales, baroque guitar

Works of Cancionero de Palacio, Anónimo, Falconiero, Hidalgo, Murcia Torrejón de Velasco, Martínez Compañón, Salas, Salazar, Locatelli, Ceruti


(UK) The Renaissance Singers Concert: Saints & Sinners (30 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 23, 2012

(From the latest Renaissance Singers newsletter)

Location: St George's Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2HR, UK

“Please join us at the stunning Hawksmoor church, St George's Bloomsbury, for our final concert of the season - Saints and Sinners. The Catholic Church has always celebrated exceptionally holy figures and encouraged the faithful to turn to saints for aid. We present the finest Renaissance music written in honour of these intercessors and advocates. From the exuberance of Palestrina’s Tu es Petrus to reflective hymns for St Francis, from the serenity of Taverner's O Wilhelme pastor bone to rumbustious hymns for Thomas Becket, we evoke a host of saints in music. …
   


(US) Harmonia Early Music: Gifts For Father’s Day (11 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 22, 2012

(A previously recorded programme celebrating Father’s day.)

“Even though Father’s Day is a recent invention, we thought it would be fun to explore early music by drawing inspiration from popular gifts ideas for good ‘ol Dad. …”
    


(CA) Nota Bene Baroque Fundaraiser (23 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 21, 2012

Location:  Misty Mountain Coffee, 33 Queen St. S, Kitchener ON, CA

Misty Mountain Coffee & Nota Bene Baroque
Present “Bach's Coffee House“ A Musical Event inspired by 18th C. Leipzig
Sunday June 23, 2012
7 A.M. till 5 P.M.

Live Baroque music played on period instruments, an instrument petting zoo, and door prizes.
No reservations or admissions cost (Come as you are and drop in when you wish.) 

For more information of these two groups visit:
Nota Bene Baroque - NBB Facebook
Misty Mountain Coffee - Misty Mountain Coffee Facebook




(US) Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) Concert POSTPONED: "Freedom's Ransom" (21 JUN 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

(From a recent GEMS email …)

P O S T P O N E D

“Due to the unexpected hospitalization early this morning of one of the artists,
we must postpone tomorrow night's concert. 
It will be re-scheduled for the fall.

Details will be announced in the "Notes on the Scene" newsletter
and on the GEMS website.

Thank you for your support and understanding.”


(US) American Bach Soloists: Summer Bach Festival Schedule (12-22 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

Location: Conservatory of Music, San Francisco CA, US

“The American Bach Soloists bring the 2011-12 season to a close with an extraordinary array of performances, recitals, lectures, master classes, and colloquia during the annual AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS FESTIVAL & ACADEMY. Held July 12-22, 2012, at San Francisco’s elegant and spacious Conservatory of Music, the 11-day music festival presents twenty-three exciting events. As one of the world’s newest Bach festivals and the first of its kind in San Francisco, the American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy has become a major attraction on the summer music calendar, joining America's other great Bach Festivals in Carmel CA, Eugene OR, and Bethlehem PA. … ”
    


(CA) Grigorian.com News Release: "Beethoven For All" and Concert Event (22 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)

11 JUNE 2012 (TORONTO, ON)Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is delighted to announce the June 19 release of Beethoven For All, a two-CD compendium of some of the composer’s best known and beloved works. Comprised of selections from the symphonies, piano sonatas and piano concertos, all works are performed and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, whom The Times has described as, “…one of the few musicians in the world today who could accurately be described as legendary.

In keeping with the spirit of Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which is comprised of musicians from a variety of Mideast countries, the Canadian release of Beethoven For All is accompanied by a celebratory concert comprised of Canadian musicians from all corners. UMC, Decca, Classical 96, L’Atelier Grigorian and Lippert Music have banded together to sponsor a search for 12-15 musicians, amateur or semi-professional, any age and any instrument, to perform a selection by Beethoven. …


(AU) Ironwood Book Launch and Event: "An Extra Special Invitation" (3 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

Book Launch: “Off The Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing” by Neal Peres da Costa

Location: Recital Hall East and Atrium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney AU 

“Some of us have very, very busy recently (in fact, for the past few years)...Neal, our wonderful keyboard specialist - harpsichord, fortepiano, historic pianoforte - has a very special event coming up soon that we would like to tell you all about. We hope you may be able to come along, hear all about his new book, and hear Neal with Ironwood putting some of the book into practice with a bit of Brahms. This is the book, the research & the musician that is informing Ironwood's performances in music of the mid-late 19th century German repertoire. A very special & historic - maybe even hip - evening... “


(DE) Dancing Through the Centuries (Tanz durch die Jahrhunderte) (18, 20, 21 jul 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012
“Dance performance at the Biberacher Marktplatz (open air) through 5 centuries: Peasant dances, dances, Renaissance, Rococo dances, civic ball to the Bismarck era, dances of the 20th Century. Wednesday 18.7., Friday 20.7. and Saturday 21.7. respectively at 20.30.  …”
    

(US) Ariama Article: "Front Runners For The Best of the Year" by Craig Zeichner (12 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012
“I recently moved offices and some of the fun of moving was sorting through the recordings I’ve accumulated since the beginning of the year. Boxes and boxes of CDs found their way to my new office space and out of this treasure trove I selected some of the very best for our mid-year wrap-up. These recordings are the front-runners for our end-of-year Ariama’s Acclaimed feature. …
    

(UK) The Bach Players Concert Tour: "Bach’s Library" with Marion Moonen (flute) (27-30 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

Locations:
Cambridge Early Music: St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge (27 June, 2012)
St John’s Downshire Hill, London NW3 (28 June, 2012)
The Octagon Chapel, Norwich (29 June, 2012)
Music in Lyddington: St Andrew’s, Lyddington (30 June, 2012)

The Bach Players present a selection of pieces that J.S. Bach had in his library and which provide a context for his celebrated Orchestral Suite in B minor. The flute was the fashionable instrument of the mid-eighteenth century and will take a prominent role in our programme.
    


(EU) Fair Treatment for Musicians Tavelling on Planes With Their Instruments

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

(Recently mentioned on various music-related websites.) 

A recent petition organized by the International Federation of Musicians is being promoted by many groups. If you are a professional musician travelling the air spaces of Europe, you may want to read up on the reasons behind this petition. 

Click on the following link should you wish to read more of the petition: Fair treatment for musicians travelling on planes with their instruments

(* Please note that EarlyMusicNews.org is only passing on this message for information purposes only and is in no way involved in organizing nor advocating a positive or negative response to this petition. -- Marc Paré, Editor)


(CZ) Opera Barocca 2012 (14 aug-9 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

Location: Palace Clam-Gallas, Husova 20, Prag 1 CZ

The Institute Baroque Culture in cooperation with organizers of Prague Carnevale present in a new production for Summer Season 2012 series of musical- dance images from famous ballets and operas XVII. and XVIII. century in performances called:

QUAND LES DIEUX DANSENT / When the Gods Dance
SEGRETO / Secret of Prague Palace
VIVAT CARNEVALE / Vivat Carnevale


(US) Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies (Fellowship Grant Deadline: 1 nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2013-2014.  The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations.  Music history is one of the School’s specific interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research.  Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year.  Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership.  The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.  Residence in Princeton during term time is required.  The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.  The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. …
    

(US) Hidden Valley Institute For the Arts - Early Music Road Scholar (28 oct-3 nov, 4 nov-10 nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

Letitia Berlin, workshop director; Peter Meckel, HVIA director 
Location: Carmel Valley, CA

Enroll for one or both weeks. Adults of all ages welcome.

  • Week I: intense classes for upper intermediate to advanced levels. Harpsichordists welcome.  Faculty: recorder: Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, Lisette Kielson; viola da gamba: David Morris
  • Week 2: open to all levels except beginner. Harpsichordists welcome.  Faculty: Recorder, Janet Beazley, Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker; Viola da gamba, Joanna Blendulf; early strings, Shira Kammen

Classes include recorder technique, viol consort, Baroque chamber music, consort classes for Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary repertoire, workshop orchestra. Evening events include faculty concert, student concert, free-lance playing. Free Wednesday afternoon for more playing or sightseeing. Improve your playing in a supportive, friendly atmosphere with world-class teachers.
    


(DE) Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden 2012 (21-29 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 19, 2012

(From the latest Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden 2012 newsletter)

Location: Dormagen, DE

The program of the 21st EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL Knechtsteden has now been posted online. You may also find many slideshows from last year’s performances as well as a few videos.

This year’s festival concerts feature an interesting mix of performers such as …     
    


(HR) VARAŽDIN Baroque Evenings (21 sep - 2 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2012
“Based on the rich baroque tradition and music of Varaždin, the festival of Varaždin Baroque Evenings was founded in 1968, holding its first festival event in 1971. Since 1986, the European Council of Culture based in Strasbourg has assumed patronage of the festival. Since the year 1992 the Festival has come under the patronage of the President of Croatia. The Varaždin Baroque Evenings have since that date been organised by the newly founded Concert Office of the Varaždin Town Council. …
    

(US) SFEMS Children's Music Discovery Workshop - A Midsummer Night's Dream (29 jul - 3 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2012

(Part of the group of summer workshops hosted by the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS))

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Early music and Renaissance social history for young people from ages 7 to 15. Study the music and dance of England in Shakespeare’s time. Beginners to advanced students are welcome.  …
  


(NL) Huismuziek Summer Workshops and Classes 2012-2013

Contributed by Admin on Jun 18, 2012

(From the latest Huismuziek newsletter)

A reminder from Huismuziek of its summer workshops and early music classes offerings for the upcoming summer of 2012 and months of 2013.
    


(IL) The 3rd International Tel Aviv Early Music Seminar (1-9 oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 16, 2012

Location: Tel Aviv, Sukkot, IL

The Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries
Music Director: Drora Bruck

“A unique course focusing on music from the 17th and 18th centuries. While familiarizing themselves with the culture and customs of the period and their impact on the development of music and musicians, students will enjoy nine days of studying, playing, singing, attending master classes, workshops and listening to and performing in concerts,in the pleasant atmosphere of the new building of The Israeli Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv. …


(UK) Opera Today Review by Robert Hugill (4 jun 2012): "Handel and the Rival Queens: Lufthansa Baroque Festival"

Contributed by Admin on Jun 14, 2012
“A fascinating evening of arias and readings on the theme of Handel’s “rival queens”, Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni. …