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Brighton Early Music Festival celebrates women as composers, performers and inspirational figures

Tickets for the UK’s biggest celebration of women composers of the past go on sale on Wednesday, September 2. The Brighton Early Music Festival runs from October 23 to November 8. Festival producer Cathy Boyes said: “Brighton Early Music Festival, now in its 13th year, is planning its biggest festiv …

Source: Mid Sussex Times. Published: August 27, 2015.


Composer Max Richter’s project designed to lull listeners to ‘Sleep’

Like many European composers before him who have made the pilgrimage across the Atlantic to offer their talents on the altar of Hollywood, Max Richter has learned to become proficient in the rituals of studio networking. “Today is a meeting day. I’ll sort of have the same conversation 11 times,” sai …

Source: Los Angeles Times. Published: August 28, 2015.


Baroque playing organic turkey farmer wants to crowdfund a new processing plant

GreenAg is no ordinary farm. Visitors to the Kingsthorpe Queensland operation can hear the turkeys before they see them, along with strains of classical music blending with the gentle chirping of three-week-old chicks. Ewart Sylvester plays baroque music to his turkeys and says it has made a big dif …

Source: Rural. Published: August 27, 2015.

Boy trips at exhibit, tears hole in baroque painting worth $1.5M

Look, don’t touch — that’s what mothers tell their children. That bit of advice — a must for patrons of fine art galleries — didn’t help a Taiwanese boy who tripped and fell into a 350-year-old painting by 17th-century Italian artist Paolo Porpora, leaving a fist-sized hole in the piece of art, repo …

Source: The Toronto Star. Published: August 25, 2015.


Call For Concert Proposals, SFEMS 2016–17 Season

SFEMS has issued a request for proposals for individuals and ensembles interested in appearing on the 2016–17 concert series. Click to read more.

Source: San Francisco Early Music Society. Published: August 26, 2015.


How one of Europe’s most incredible cities was built with… salt

Walking through Salzburg’s cathedral, a masterpiece of beautifully-defined baroque decoration, a thought strikes. “This must have cost a fair amount.” The same thought comes to mind while lapping up the ridiculously over-the-top decoration in the Residenz cross the square, or while clocking any numb …

Source: Published: August 26, 2015.

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