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(US) Lute Society of America Summer Seminar: Application for Student Scholarships Deadline (4 May 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2012

Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, US

A reminder for students who are planning to attend the Lute Society of America Summer Seminar (24-30 jun 2012). The deadline for application to the “Student Scholarships” is on the 4th of May 2012 and is fast approaching.
              


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concert: German and Bohemian Masterworks (28 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2012

Location: The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st St., New York NY, US

A quartet of virtuosi performs German and Bohemian masterworks in the intimate mirrored hall of The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium.

Robert Mealy, violin
Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe
Dominic Teresi, bassoon
Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

Programme
GF Handel, Trio Sonata in B-flat major Op. 2, No. 3
CPE Bach, Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in G minor, Wq 135
JS Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor, BWV 863
Zelenka, Trio Sonata in B-flat major, ZWV 181/3
Teleman, Trio Sonata in G minor, from Essercizii Musici
JS Bach, Sonata for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1015

                     


(CA) Toronto Consort in a Year of Celebration

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2012

The Toronto Consort launches its 2012-2013 concert season. 

“What a pleasure it is to invite you to join the Toronto Consort in a Year of Celebration! Over our forty years, we’ve had some remarkable adventures – touring, more than eleven recordings (another one is coming this season!), educational events of all kinds, collaborating on projects with friends at Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Soundstreams, recording music for films and TV. …


(UK) Cambridge University Press: 20% off selected Medieval History titles (Sale ends 30 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2012
“From the Anglo Saxons to the Crusades, St. Francis to Charlemagne, England to Russia and almost every nation in between, explore the medieval world for 20% less with our special offer. Until 30th April, we are offering 20% off a large selection of titles in our vast and ever-growing medieval studies publishing program. …”

(UK) Cambridge University Press: Coming Soon - The Cambridge History of Religions in America

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2012
“The Cambridge History of Religions in America traces the historical development of religious traditions in America over three illuminating volumes:

Vol I:    From Prehistoric times until 1790
Vol II:   From 1790 until 1945
Vol III:  From 1945 to present day

Authoritative, bold and clear, this reference work documents the full range of religious diversity in American history, telling the story of a rich religious culture that includes representatives of most of the world's religions. …

(BE) Capilla Flamenca Discography Awards

Contributed by Admin on Apr 21, 2012

Recent awards and previous awards bestowed upon this fabulous group make their offerings on their site as well as on the music distribution channels even more enticing. 

“The vocal and instrumental consort Capilla Flamenca takes its name from the choir of the court chapel of Emperor Charles V. When Charles left the Low Countries in 1517, he took his best musicians with him in order to accompany him as 'living polyphony' to Spain.
 
Today's Capilla Flamenca recruits its specialized musicians mainly from Flanders so as to bring to life again the unique timbre of this brilliant 15th - 16th music in its full authenticity. According to the needs of the programme or genre, today's vocal core of the ensemble (counter tenor - tenor - baritone - bass) is enlarged with an alta capella (wind instruments), a bassa capella (string instruments), an organ or with complementary singers.  …


(UK) English Concert Master Class (2012) Competition Update

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2012
“The second English Concert Master Class for young harpsichordist-directors will take place in June 2012 at the Foundling Museum in London.

Between Monday 25 and Friday 29 June four aspiring harpsichordists will work with The English Concert, their artistic director Harry Bicket and two solo singers in directing a range of Baroque repertoire, culminating in a public concert in which all student participants direct The English Concert. This year's students are now chosen!  They are:

Thomas Foster (UK)
Jeffrey Grossman (USA)
Tamar Halperin (Israel)
Pawel Siwczak (Poland)

… 


(IT) Fondazione Giorgio Cini: Final concert Bîrûn. Seminars of Ottoman Music (21 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2012

Concert Advanced Workshops on Ottoman Classical Music

At the end of the workshop there will be a public concert in which the participants will perform some pieces studied during the workshop. Free entrance -- 21 April 2012 6pm

Background of the workshop:

The Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) at the Giorgio Cini Foundation will launch a new programme in 2012: Advanced Workshops on Ottoman Classical Music. The workshops are intended for musicians and musicologists who wish to further their instrumental and musicological knowledge in this important field of traditional music. The teacher as well as artistic and cultural director of the advanced workshops is Kudsi Erguner, an internationally-renowned musician and musicologist who, for several years now, has been teaching courses of ney flute at the IISMC, assisted by the ethnomusicologist Giovanni De Zorzi, an expert on traditionalmusic for the area in question. 
      


(US) Weekend Specials at ArkivMusic: Carmelite Vespers - Handel, Caldara / De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis

Contributed by Admin on Apr 20, 2012

(From the latest newsletter from ArkivMusic (4 apr 2012))

Carmelite Vespers 1709” presents a reconstruction of musical performances in Rome in 1709, based on a new critical edition by Italian Handel expert Angela Romagnoli.

In early 18th century-Rome the holiday of Madonna del Carmine was celebrated with a lavish musical pasticcio. Italian Early Music specialist Alessandro de Marchi, his Academia Montis Regalis and an excellent ensemble of solo vocalists present the reconstruction of such a service as it might have been performed in 1709 under the direction of Venetian master Antonio Caldara (1670–1736). The programme combines lesser-known but stunningly beautiful pieces by Caldara himself with famous motets by his predecessor Handel such as “Dixit Dominus” or “Laudate pueri”. …
         


(DE) Summer Workshop on Baroque Dance Athens 2012 : Dance + Culture = Joy (3-7 sep 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 19, 2012
Location:  Dora-Stratou Dance Theatre, Scholiou 8, Plaka, 10558 Athens, Germany

Dance Technique – Costumes – Notation – Reconstruction -- Repertoire

“This Summer workshop for dancers, choreographers, teachers and researchers is meant to be part of the training in Baroque Dance leading the International Certification by the International Council CID UNESCO, Paris. Participation is not limited to CID-members.
               

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