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Via Monteverdi by Joan Catoni Conlon

Last spring, KIConcerts (Colorado Springs, Colo.) asked me to lead a choir tour to Italy that would focus on the cities where Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) wrote: Cremona, Mantua, and Venice. Because Monteverdi’s music is so endlessly fascinating, the prospect seemed too exciting to pass up. This tour, called Via Monteverdi, will become a reality in […]

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L’Academie at Dana Farber Cancer Institute: An Interview with Leslie Kwan

EMA Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Brandon Labadie, caught up with Leslie Kwan over the phone last February to discuss her work with her ensemble, L’Academie, in the Boston hospital system. Since 2009, L’academie has been presenting French Baroque music to the patients of Dana Faber Cancer Institute and has recently financial support for their […]

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Song on the Pont Neuf in 17th-Century France by John Romey

This academic year I had the honor of being named a Fulbright Scholar to complete archival research in Paris, France. I have been welcomed by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (CMBV (hyperlink to: as a chercheurassociéand have enjoyed meeting French musicologists and learning about the differences between working as an academic in […]

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Jacquet Portrait

Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre’s 350th Birthday

by Melody Nishinaga Reprinted with permission from The Juilliard Journal March is Women’s History Month. This March also marks the 350th birthday anniversary of a savvy French Baroque composer, harpsichordist, and singer, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (March 17, 1665-June 27, 1729), whose work I will be performing with several fellow Historical Performance members on […]

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Houston Public Media Interview with Birgitt Van Wijk

The Houston resident talks about strengthening the Early Music scene nationally. Houston arts patron Birgitt van Wijk became involved in the world of Early Music when a friend invited her to join the board of Houston Early Music, the city’s Early Music presenting organization. In the years since, her love of the music has grown […]

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