News » Workshops/Festivals 2015

(US) Artek Masterclass: "Masterclass with Cynthia Freivogel" (14 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 04, 2015

Locaton: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th Street at Lexington Avenue, NY, NY USA

"Acclaimed violinist Cynthia Freivogel, now based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, will offer a masterclass on music of Bach for violin in conjunction with performances for ARTEK's Art of the Early Keyboard series. ...

(US) Les Délices "Suite Success!"

Contributed by admin on Oct 13, 2015

(From a recent "Les Délices" Newsletter)

"In September, Les Délices debuted a new program entitled Toutes Suites, which highlights the relationship of French Baroque music to dance and the instrumental suite through works of Jean-Baptiste Lully, François Couperin, Marin Marais, and more. ...

(NL) Huismuziek -- Courses

Contributed by admin on Oct 06, 2015

(From a recent Huismuziek newsletter)

"The past week was sunny summer weather, but we all look on. As many as four christmas courses are planned: "Recorder Music for Advent and Christmas" is already full, but there is still room for "Gregorian chant: Advent and Christmas", "Georgian carols" and "Making music with Christmas". For the first time a course of baroque music for advanced players with auditions: "Spanish Baroque". ...

(FR) Final Weekend of "Festival de musique baroque d'Ambronay" (11 Sep - 4 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Sep 30, 2015

(From a recent newsletter)

News that this is the final weekend for those wishing to attend any of the "Festival de musique baroque d'Ambronay", for which has had quite a good line-up of concert events. What is more formidable is the fact that some concert events have been made available on-line, some are just snippets, while others are the complete concert. and in good streaming quality.

If you are one of those who has missed out on the concerts you will find ....

(FR) Compagnie Fantaisies Baroques / Irène Feste, Pierre-François Dollé: Dance Workshop (26-27 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Sep 14, 2015

"Irène Feste and Pierre-François Dollé are both professional dancers and teachers specialized in historical dance and especially in french Renaissance, baroque and french first Empire. The company Fantaisies Baroques is composed by dancers, musicians, singers and comedians which are all passionate of those periods and willing to create new forms with historical material. We're available for any question or request. ..."

(UK) Early Music at the Spitalfields Winter Festival 2015 (4-15 December 2015)

Contributed by admin on Sep 10, 2015

"This year’s Winter Festival offers something for everyone with an extraordinary blend of music, film and discussions to explore. Over twelve days there’ll be plenty of premieres, surprises and ways for you to connect with artists and composers old and new. Come and join us and add some sparkle to your winter festivities."

Early music events include: The Sixteen, The Marian Consort, The English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Club Inégales in Purcell’s semi-operatic masterpiece, King Arthur,  Les Arts Florissants, B’Rock, Solomon’s Knot present JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

(FR) 2015 Festival Académie Bach Arques-la-Bataille, Haute-Normandie (15-22 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 29, 2015

Early Music Festival - 19th to 22nd August / Choral Singing Workshop - 15th to 22nd August
Marine Fribourg & Nicolas Renaux, choral conductors
Flore Merlin, accompanist

"Each year since 1997, the Académie Bach has been organising in Arques-la-Bataille an Early Music Festival which has gathered, over time, a loyal public through an audacious, innovative and exacting programme. Many of the great names of today’s baroque music have been accompanied in their creation and development by the residency program that we have put in place since our very foundation. ...

(DE) Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden: "Fool's Cap and Donkey Ears" (19-27 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 29, 2015

Music and Morals from Renaissance to Romanticism

Concerts with Hermann Max and the Rheinische Kantorei, the King's Singers, Christine Schornsheim etc.

(Cologne, June 24, 2015): Having qualms about laughing out loud in concert? Not in Knechtsteden! The 24th edition of the Festival of Early Music Knechtsteden from September 19th to 27th revels in the vast fundus of humorous rapprochement of music and morale. In nine concerts and related formats such as the Young Festival and a symposium, this year's festival program approaches the subject with hearty scorn, frivolities and wit from Martin Luther's time to the Romantic period in locations around the Knechtsteden Romanesque monastery basilica. ...

(PL) 16th “Cracovia Danza” Court Dance Festival ~ "When Poland meets India" (26 Jul -- 1-2 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 23, 2015

"Three great performances: When Poland meets India, Once upon a time in Venice, The Coffee ballet, as well as dance groups’ performances, dance, acting, pantomime and music workshops and a great ball on the Main Square in Cracow – that will be this year’s 16th “Cracovia Danza” Court Dance Festival. Thereby Cracow will be filled with court dances from July 26th to August 2nd. Indeed the title of the festival exactly means “Cracow dances”. ...

(FR) Festival Baroque De Tarentaise (1-14 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 21, 2015

Location: Tarentaise, Savoie, FR

This year, the 2015 24th-edition of the Festival Baroque De Tarentaise is largely devoted to music of the time of Louis XIV, as this year marks the tercentenary of the death of the monarch. Whether the Italian music heard by the young "dauphin" under the regency of Mazarin, the stage work of Jean-Baptiste Lully emblematic of Versailles' sparkle ... or of the divine darkness lessons of François Couperin ...


Contributed by admin on Jul 20, 2015

Joint interdisciplinary research conference:
Liturgical and Secular Drama in Medieval Europe: Text, Music, Image (c. 1000-1500)
Keynote Speaker: Professor Susan Boynton (Columbia University, New York)

"This conference will focus on the Medieval segment of the long history of European theatre. One objective will be to analyze aspects of the great repertoire of liturgical drama, from its supposed modest beginnings in the Gregorian liturgy of Easter, through its various developments in Latin and the vernaculars, into liturgical, semi-liturgical and secular plays.  ...

(FR) Bassa Toscana Dance Workshop: "Medieval and Renaissance Danses" (8-16 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 20, 2015

Location: Auxerre, FR

"Based in the historical region of Auxerre, in Bourgogne, the Bassa Toscana Company was created in 2000 in order to perform and teach French Medieval and Renaissance Dance. The music and instruments are exact replicas of the instruments of that time. The costumes replicate Medieval and Renaissance costumes as represented in paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries. The dances as they are performed and taught by the members of Bassa Toscana have been thoroughly researched in 15th and 16th century texts such as those of Négri, de Caroso and Thoinot Areau."

(CA) Introduction to Early Music from 400 to 1400 C.E. (10-13 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 18, 2015

"Under the expression, ''early music'', are hidden a great number of repertoire of different origin, aesthetic and period. This workshop will show how to work with the original notation in a singing practice to transmit the tradition and heritage of these songs.

This workshop is for everyone who wishes to discover or improve their knowledge on the subject.

The different repertoire we will work on ...

(DE) Heinrich Schütz Musikfest (1-11 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 18, 2015

The HEINRICH SCHÜTZ MUSIKFEST invites you to join this approach. In 2015, the In ternationale Heinrich-Schütz-Gesellschaft organize their International Heinrich-Schütz-Festival in Dresden. Their program obviously relates to the topic of music and visual arts. We also commemorate Heinrich Schütz’ 430th birthday on October 8 and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of both Heinrich-Schütz-Houses in Bad Köstritz and Weißenfels! ...

(UK) Spitalfields Winter Festival (4-15 Dec 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 16, 2015

(From a recent Spitalfields Music newsletter item)

We're really excited to be able to share a few details of some of this winter's festival artists with you ahead of the season launch in September.

We're delighted that two festival favourites The Sixteen and The English Concert will be returning to Spitalfields alongside a performance from distinguished French baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants and an exciting collaboration between Aurora Orchestra and ceramic artist Edmund de Waal. ...

(FR) Musiques anciennes en Pic Saint-Loup Festival (9-18 Oct 2015) & Academy (8-11 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 15, 2015

"In the late 1970s, Simone Demangel was already working on an “International academy for early music in Occitania”, on the delightful premises of the Château d’Assas. Thanks in particular to the subsequent arrival of Scott Ross, the town and its harpsichord thus became emblematic of early music in Europe. The memory of this is still intact, and is today kept alive with great authenticity and elegance by the Demangel family, owners of the site.  ...

(HR) 4th Korkyra Baroque Festival (Croatia) (5-12 Sep 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 14, 2015

"The Korkyra Baroque Festival is a high-profile cultural event established in 2012 in order to promote local and international music and cultural heritage. Supreme concert evenings and Korčula’s impressive culture monuments create a unique synergy owing to which the Korkyra Baroque Festival has gained the reputation of a must-see event on the global music scene.

The 4th edition of the festival will once again present the ...

(ES)(CAT) 2015 Festival de Música Antiga dels Pirineus (FeMAP) (3 Jul - 30 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 13, 2015

(Late in reporting)

Although late in reporting of the 2015 Festival de Música Antiga dels Pirineus, there are still more concert events to be seen/heard. For more information of the concert line-ups as well as the cities where the concerts are being performed ...

(IT) Festival 2015 Parco in Musica: XII° Festival di Musica Antica della Valnerina (2-30 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 13, 2015

News from Accademia Hermans of the concert line-ups for the XII° Festival di Musica Antica della Valnerina (IT). Also note that the Accademia Hermans is the resident orchestra at the Cucinelli Theatre in Solomeo di Corciano (Perugia).

Read more of the group and festival concerts ....

(IT) Festival 2015 Parco in Musica: XII° Festival di Musica Antica della Valnerina (2-30 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 13, 2015

News from Accademia Hermans of the concert line-ups for the XII° Festival di Musica Antica della Valnerina (IT). Also note that the Accademia Hermans is the resident orchestra at the Cucinelli Theatre in Solomeo di Corciano (Perugia).

Read more of the group and festival concerts ....

(US) Cape Cod Early Music Festival (CCEMF) (6-18 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 09, 2015

(Late in reporting)

Location: St. Mary's, Barnstable, MA, US

"Several renowned performing artists and ensembles bring their talents to Barnstable for two weeks in July 2015. The Cape Cod Early Music Festival offers professional performances of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in an intimate and air-conditioned setting. Enjoy a stroll through the church's English-style gardens, and then attend a concert performed by some of the finest musicians on the Early Music scene. A reception follows each concert in the parish house. ...

(UK) Cambridge Early Music: 2015 Summer School Showcase / Bach's Library & Italia Mia (2-14 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 03, 2015

(From a recent Cambridge Early Music newsletter)

"Cambridge Early Music’s 2015 Summer School Showcase will run from Sunday 2 – Friday 14 August.  The Parley of Instruments showcase the music of J. S. Bach and his circle (Sun 2 Aug), including his Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 (Wed 5 Aug); Philomel give us a taste of Carnival (Sun 9 Aug); and The Intrepid Academy recreate the sound of the sixteenth-century ‘collegio’ in Venice (Wed 12 Aug).  Join the students of our 2015 summer schools as they perform excerpts from Bach’s B Minor Mass (Sat 8 Aug) and take us on a Grand Tour of the city states of sixteenth century Italy (Fri 14 Aug).   ...

(EE) 22nd Haapsalu Early Music Festival (Estonia) (1-5 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 03, 2015

(Late posting)

If you happen to be in the area, you may be interested in attending the 22nd Haapsalu Early Music Festival in Estonia. Here is the concert line-up below: ...

(FR) 21e édition, l'Académie baroque européenne d'Ambronay (5-25 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

"For its 21th edition, the European Baroque Academy of Ambronay will be under the direction of Enrico Onofri.

Violinist and conductor Enrico Onofri, also recognized throughout Europe for his teaching skills, has envisioned a summer program around 3 violins concertos magnifying the virtuosity of this instrument. It will combine works of Italian composers of early Baroque period with those of the pillars of later German repertoire. The highlight, a beautiful concerto by Vivaldi and the unforgettable Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach. ...

(US) The 2015 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy (7-16 Aug 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 02, 2015

Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco California, US

"The 2015 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy is a celebration of Bach’s French contemporaries and the splendid music of the extravagant court at Versailles.

Artistic and Music Director Jeffrey Thomas will conduct masterworks by Couperin, Rameau, Rebel, and others, including Marin Marais’ spectacular opera Sémélé, presented complete for the first time outside of Europe.  ...

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