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Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program

Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, offers support to U.S.-based classical/contemporary ensembles, presenters and festivals for commissioning American composers to create new chamber works. The Residency Partnership Program supports ensembles and presenters i …

Source: Chamber Music America. Published: October 12, 2015.


Kenyon hosting Russian string ensemble and Baroque quintet

A Russian string ensemble and a quintet that performs Baroque music will give free concerts this month at Kenyon College. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin says it draws from the finest young string players in Russia and maintains a busy schedule of concerts in its hometown of Moscow and internationally. Th …

Source: Mount Vernon News. Published: October 10, 2015.


Seicento Baroque Ensemble returns to its roots with ‘Vespers of 1610’

While it might be the Boulder area’s youngest and most specialized choral group, the 5-year-old Seicento Baroque Ensemble has experienced significant growth. Partly to illustrate that, founder and artistic director Evanne Browne believes it is time to return to the monumental work that inspired the …

Source: Daily Camera. Published: October 11, 2015.


20 New Lines from The Epic of Gilgamesh Discovered in Iraq, Adding New Details to the Story

The Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest narratives in the world, got a surprise update last month when the Sulaymaniyah Museum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq announced that it had discovered 20 new lines of the Babylonian-Era poem of gods, mortals, and monsters. Since the poem has existed in fragm …

Source: Open Culture. Published: October 5, 2015.

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5 Pieces Of Classical Music, Reborn

In the past several centuries of classical music development, a number of techniques and styles have come and gone, and modern composers have found ways to reconcile works of an older tradition with contemporary methods, while maintaining the general essence of the original piece.

Source: Houston Public Media. Published: October 1, 2015.

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Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Early music: the 15th-century Led Zeppelin

The textbook definition of “early music” is all I’ve ever known, just a blip in a music appreciation class in college: “Western classical music created in the years between 500 and 1600.” But Laura Osterlund, for whom early music has been a lifelong passion, explained how dry definitions can’t captu …

Source: Published: September 30, 2015.

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