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January 2021

The Magic of Handel

January 24 - February 26

Considered one of the greatest of the Baroque composers, Handel is celebrated in this concert with an impassioned performance featuring four of H+H’s principal musicians. H+H feels a deep connection with its eponymous composer, and today’s concert captures his romance and genius. You’re invited to feast your senses with this intimate view of our virtuosic artists as they weave the melodies. Performed on the instruments for which Handel composed, and delivered with H+H’s trademark verve, you’ll thrill to music as…

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Tempesta di Mare: Expats & Immigrants

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - February 7 @ 11:30 pm EST
Tempesta di Mare Online, 1034 Carpenter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$5 – $30

EXPATS & IMMIGRANTS Musical identity and assimilation of composers who lived abroad JAN 29–31 events & streaming thru FEB 7 Recorded Live & Streamed On Demand   When musicians move abroad, interesting things happen to their music. Some immigrate and assimilate fully, taking on the style of their new home, such as Jean-Baptiste Lully (who was born “Giovanni Batista Lulli”). Others—the expats—retain the musical identity of their homelands. PERFORMERS: Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players PROGRAM: George Frideric Handel: Trio Sonata…

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February 2021

“Sweet in melody and voice: Words, neumes and music in the odes of St. Gregory of Narek”; EMSI Musicology Forum with Haig Utidjian

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Presented as part of USC’s Musicology Forum hosted by the Early Modern Studies Institute 2020-2021 Early Music Series in partnership with EMA, musicologist and conductor Haig Utidjian will shed light on some of the mysteries surrounding the odes of tenth-century Armenian mystic poet and musician, St. Gregory of Narek, including forgotten textual traditions, an undeciphered neumatic notation, and unknown extant melodies. Haig Utidjian is an orchestral conductor, chorus master and musicologist. He was educated at the Universities of Sussex, London…

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AEM ONLINE – The French Fantaisie for Viol Consort with Loren Ludwig

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

While English, Italian, and German consort music from the early 17th century is deservedly popular among modern consort players, much less well known is a distinctive repertoire of four-part fantaisies by composers including Moulinie, Roberday, Guillet, and others. In a "consort minus one" format we will survey this delicate, expressive polyphony that offers a French counterpart to the more familiar viol consort repertoire. Geared toward: lower intermediate to advanced viols.  Pitch: A = 415. AEM ONLINE offers four classes each…

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Decentering the Canon in the Conservatory

February 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Oberlin Conservatory's Division of Musicology will convene a symposium, “Decentering the Canon in the Conservatory,” on Saturday, February 6, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. This is available to the public via Zoom. This symposium is part of Oberlin's celebration of Black History Month and will be presented by Oberlin Stage Left. Zoom link will be posted on this site prior to the event. While discussions of the claims of canon, canon formation, and the like have a history in academia, at the present moment…

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AEM ONLINE – The Versatile Telemann: Taking Inspiration from Existing Works to Expand the Bassoon Repertoire with Stephanie Corwin, bassoon

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Telemann wrote beautifully and idiomatically for the bassoon, taking advantage of its broad range and lyrical qualities. Remarkably, much of this repertoire was indicated to be performed on either bassoon or recorder, despite the differences between these instruments in range and timbre. In this class we will look at some of the music Telemann wrote for the bassoon, while also exploring some of Telemann’s other instrumental works to consider possibilities for expanding the repertoire for our instrument. Bring your instruments…

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J.S. Bach: Welcome to Leipzig

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

Join us for a full release of cantata Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei BWV 179 and Sinfonia (from BWV 42), originally performed on October 14, 2016. (soloists) Margot Rood, Scott Mello, Tyler Duncan. J.S. Bach: Welcome to Leipzig is part of our reDiscover Series.

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AEM ONLINE – JamKazam: Introduction to Distance Playing in Real Time with Gwyn Roberts

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Gwyn’s first JamKazam session was so popular we’ve added a second one. If you’ve been hearing about the wonders of playing with your friend(s) over the internet but haven’t had the chance to learn more, take this class! JamKazam is one of several peer-to-peer low-latency platforms for playing music simultaneously online.  With these programs, your computer communicates directly with the others in your “session” without going through a central server. Gwyn Roberts has done extensive work in helping students and…

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Ronn McFarlane and Carolyn Surrick at The Lute Society

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm GMT
The Lute Society London, United Kingdom + Google Map


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Postcards from the past

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am PST
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February 7, 2021 Postcards from the past: Interview with Lisandro Abadie, performance faculty Schola Cantorum Basiliensis International opera star and scholar Lisandro Abadie talks about his career on the cutting edge of historical performance and his work in training singers in the Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

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