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How Conductor Harry Bicket Gets A Modern Orchestra to Sound Period Perfect

“You have to be careful not to undermine the orchestra. But also in a very short space of time, you want them to sound good.” Bicket shared what’s in his “little box of tricks” to help musicians in modern orchestras sound period perfect.

Source: WFMT. Published: October 12, 2017.


Germans Are Doing Deep Scans of Ancient Instruments to Uncover Their Secrets

“Ideally, we would like to be able to digitalize the museum’s entire collection of historical musical instruments and place the 3D images online. Our examination standard defines the best way to go about this task,” explained Fraunhofer’s Theobald Fuchs, who leads the project.

Source: Published: October 10, 2017.

Shirley A. Matthews

Shirley A. Mathews, harpsichordist, Peabody Teacher and Artistic Director of Pro Musica Rara, Dies

Shirley A. Mathews, a noted harpsichordist and former Peabody Conservatory of Music teacher who served as artistic director of Pro Musica Rara for 17 years, died Sept. 30 of complications from Parkinson’s disease at her home in Freeport, Maine.

Source: Baltimore Sun. Published: October 9, 2017.

Joe Harris TBSI Theorbo

2017 Summer Workshop Scholarship Reflection: Joseph Harris

My experience at TBSI gave me insight as to just how totally fun ensemble playing can be when you are working with musicians who share your passion and love for the music. I came away from the institute feeling inspired and encouraged to move forward with my efforts to continue my education and trai …

Source: Early Music America. Published: October 3, 2017.

Historical Performance Journal - Dec. 2017

Indiana University Press To Publish New Journal “Historical Performance”

Published annually, Historical Performance is a new, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the practical, performance side of musicological research.

Source: Indiana University Press. Published: September 20, 2017.

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