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(CA) Ottawa Chamberfest 2012 launches March 21 (26 jul - 09 aug 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 18, 2012

GORDON PINSENT TO LAUNCH OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST 2012

March 21 at 7:00PM, Gordon Harrison Gallery
Legendary Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent will be guest of honour at a party to formally launch the 19th edition of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. The invitation-only event will be held at the Gordon Harrison Gallery, 495 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00PM.
 
Mr. Pinsent will make his debut at Ottawa Chamberfest 2012 as narrator of The Carnival of the Animals and Enoch Arden.
            


(DE) Musikmesse Frankfurt (21-24 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 16, 2012
Musikmesse Frankfurt - The International Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections

The Musikmesse is the world's leading trade fair for the world of music. Here, you will find a complete range of products with everything required for making music, not to mention innumerable workshops, concerts, demonstrations and discussion events. …”
                  

(US) Colbert Artists Management March 2012 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Mar 16, 2012

From the latest Colbert Artists Management newsletter

“As we welcome the warmer weather and the added sunlight of springing forward, we also welcome new growth here at Colbert Artists.  As promised in last month's newsletter, we've since announced the arrival of two new artists to our roster: soprano ELIZABETH FUTRAL, and baroque conductor and harpsichordist JEANNETTE SORRELL. “
     


(CA) Spiritus Ensemble Concert: Bach Vespers (1 apr 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 16, 2012

Location: The Church of St John the Evangelist at Duke and Water Streets, Kitchener ON, CA

“Our final Bach Vespers for 2011-2012 will be on Sunday, April 1 at 4 p.m. at our usual location, The Church of St John the Evangelist at Duke and Water Streets in Kitchener.  The Ensemble will be singing Bach’s great, early cantata 106, “Gottes Zeit ist der allerbeste Zeit”, also known as ‘Actus Tragicus’.  The motet is “Fuerchte dich nicht” by Johann Christoph Bach, the member of the Bach clan most highly esteemed by the family next to Johann Sebastian.  They called him “the profound and expressive composer”.   Come and hear why.” (Ken Hull, Artistic Director)
                  


(UK) CORO Label Newsletter (16 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 16, 2012
“This month's news from CORO includes another new release and our special selection of Easter recordings which provide opportunities for reflection and celebration alike. We hope you find something in the selection to help you welcome in the warmer spring weather in the run up to Easter.

Also look out for The Sixteen’s James MacMillan CD on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review on Saturday 17th March. …”
                        

(US) ArkivMusic Weekend Specials (ends 18 mar 2012 midnight)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 16, 2012
Weekend specials at ArkivMusic where you may find some early music titles of interest. Of note:“Los Pajaros Perdidos / Christina Pluhar, L'arpeggiata” -- Echoes from the pre-Columbian era, African rhythms, and the styles and structures of the European Baroque all enrich this thrilling and arresting fusion of musical styles from the 17th century to the present day.
                           

(NL) Semibrevity "A Blog About Early Music Pioneers" Article: "In Early Music, how famous is “famous enough”?"

Contributed by Admin on Mar 15, 2012
“Following on from my blog post on Semibrevity about Mary Potts, the forgotten harpsichord teacher of Christopher Hogwood and Colin Tilney, I’ve been looking into who else, from Mary’s circle, is remembered – or not.” Semibrevity blog.
         

(US) Harpsichord Unlimited Concert: Bach Birthday Festival Evening (24 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 15, 2012

Location: First Moravian Church, 154 Lexington Ave at 30th Street, New York City

The Queen's Chamber Band & Choir (with guests Janet Steele and Janice Thomas) perform Bach's Cantata 100 (Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan) with soloists Sharla Nafziger, soprano; Marshall Coid, countertenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; and, Constantinos Yiannoudes, bass-baritone. Violinist Robert Zubrycki, aided by his colleagues Peter Seidenberg, cellist, and Elaine Comparone, harpsichordist, perform Bach's Sonata in C minor for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord (BWV 1017). Flutist Karla Moe and violist Veronica Salas join cellist Seidenberg and harpsichordist Comparone for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Quartet in G Major. The entire Band (including oboist Marsha Heller and violinist Lori Miller Abbot) opens the program with Handel's Concerto Grosso in D, Opus 3, #6. The choir and soloists perform (in English) choral works by Johann Sebastian's cousins, the brothers Johann Michael (1648-1694) and Johann Christoph (1642-1703), described by Johann Sebastian as "the great and expressive composer."  Cantata 100 will be sung in German.
                      


(US) Washington Early Music Festival 2012 (2-30 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 15, 2012

VICES & VIRTUES Passionate Music of Early Europe

PASSION will wind its musical way through June in Washington, as it has through centuries of music.

“This intriguing theme will unleash creative forces in our artists’ programming. We can look forward to emotional performances of sacred or secular passion – love, intrigue, jealousy, death, spirituality.

As has become a tradition, the Festival will offer events throughout the entire month of June. We invite you to take expeditions into the heart of D.C. to attend our concerts, visit museums, try new restaurants, stroll the neighborhoods.
                        


(BE) Musica.be: International Gabrieli Workshop (23-25 mar 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Mar 15, 2012

The course is already full. But everyone is welcome to the free show moment on Sunday 25th March at 3 pm!

Location: Academy of Music, Word and Dance Lier, Gasthuisvest 50, 2500 Lier

In 2012 the annual Gabrieli workshop expands to both instrumental and vocal-instrumental works:

  • Nunc dimittis servum tuum à 14 (vocalists: soprano, 2 altos, 2 tenors, bass)
  • Magnificat à 12 (vocalists: soprano, 2 altos, 2 tenors, bass)
  • Lieto Godea à 8 (vocalists: soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
  • Anima mea à 12 (vocalists: soprano, 2 altos, 2 tenors, bass)
  • Dulcis Jesu patris imago à 20 (vocalists: soprano, 2 altos , 2 tenors, bass)
                  

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