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EMA Announces 2017 Annual Award Recipients

EMA is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 EMA Annual Awards. The winners will be honored at EMA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 16, 4:30 pm in Boston, MA.

Source: Early Music America. Published: February 23, 2017.

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Early Music Titan George Houle Has Died At 89

Houle built the early-music program at Stanford University and guided several generations of performers and scholars. He believed it was necessary to understand the rhythms of Renaissance and Baroque dances in order to play them well.

Source: Early Music America. Published: February 13, 2017.

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Center Stage, February 2017: Norma Gentile

Norma Gentile is a professional recording artist and singer. Her concerts, workshops and recordings reflect her passion in bringing music from the inaudible realms into the physical world for healing purposes. How did you come to the field of early music? I fell in love with early music in college. …

Source: Early Music America's E-Notes. Published: February 7, 2017.

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Dutch Luthier Frederick Lindeman Has Died Aged 84

Among Lindeman’s notable achievements was the restoration of the ‘Gould’ Stradivari for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1975. The work, suggested by Belgian violinist Sigiswald Kuijken, involved the addition of a historically accurate fingerboard and tailpiece, a shorter neck and bass-bar …

Source: The Strad. Published: January 26, 2017.


Italian Violinist Elisa Citterio Named Tafelmusik Music Director

Citterio was the unanimous choice of the orchestra and the search committee and immediately becomes music director designate, assuming her role as music director in July 2017. She will take up full time residence in Toronto with her family this summer and open the 2017/18 season with a celebratory p …

Source: Tafelmusik. Published: January 26, 2017.

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Bagby Wins Prestigious Award From REMA / Early Music In Europe

Benjamin Bagby, the American-born founder of Sequentia and acclaimed interpreter of his one-man version of “Beowulf,” has been awarded the REMA Early Music Artist Award 2017. He will receive the award March 17 in Basel, Switzerland.

Source: Early Music America. Published: January 23, 2017.

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Confident Mastery At Age Ten

A Far Cry reached the midpoint of its 10th-anniversary season on Jan. 13 at Boston’s Jordan Hall, where the ensemble epitomized execution and programming. The show began in the 12th with an arrangement by Crier violinist Alex Fortes of four items from the Codex Calixtinus.

Source: The Boston Musical Intelligencer. Published: January 16, 2017.


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