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June 2021

Aaron Sheehan (tenor) & Linda Pearse (lecturer): Introduction to Opera (4 of 5)

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
$23 – $25

Introduction to Opera (4 of 5) Rameau, the Other, and Les Indes galantes (1735)  Sing and play along with eighteenth-century excerpts from Rameau’s opéra-ballet Les Indes galantes as we apply a critical lens to Rameau’s representation of the Other in this work, supported by musical examples performed by Grammy award-winning early music specialist Aaron Sheehan and violinist David Wilson. Rameau chose specific sounds, styles, and structures to represent racial, cultural, or ethnic distinctions to French audiences in a time of…

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Mary Springfels & Karen Clark: The Lais of Tristan (2 of 4)

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
$23 – $25

The Lais of Tristan (2 of 4) Le Roman de Tristan en Prose is an enormous epic romance composed between 1220 and 1240 and was extremely popular in its day.  Of the many surviving manuscripts, only one contains 17 songs called lais. Many of these are in the form of letters written by the main characters, but sung and harped to the recipients by messengers. The lais are deceptively simple, but can be deeply moving, as they express the longing, even the anguish of…

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Cries and Ballads of London

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Church of Saint Andrew (Marblehead), 135 Lafayette St
Marblehead, MA 01945 United States
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$20

The Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead will present a concert entitled “Cries and Ballads of London” on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  The concert will be in the church, with limited attendance, and will also be streamed live online.  It is made possible in part by the 2020-2021 Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant of the Viola da Gamba Society of New England.  This award fosters the performance of music for viols and voices around New England and encourages…

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2021 Virtual Baroque Cello Bootcamp with Phoebe Carrai

June 21 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until June 25, 2021

$195

Saturday-Monday June 19-21, 2021                                                   Wednesday-Friday June 23-25, 2021 Virtual Baroque Cello Bootcamp is the social distancing-friendly version to keep studying in our new world where travel is difficult and finances may be squeezed. In this intensive workshop participants and auditors attend masterclasses and presentations ranging from bow technique and continuo classes to lectures and recitals. No…

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Zomerzang 2021: Introduction to Medieval Modes with Bill McJohn

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
$20

The medieval modes are the theoretical foundation of music of the time, and a basic understanding of the modes and how they contribute to the structure of the music will give us the foundational tools for creating arrangements of the vocal and instrumental works in the rest of the classes.

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Masterclass – The Interpretation of Baroque Music

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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One event on June 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Alexander Weimann presents another in a series of Masterclasses. This time, students of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música will join Alex for insightful and exciting lessons discovering “The Interpretation of Baroque Music.“ Alexander Weimann has been Music Director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra since 2015 and is one of the most sought-after ensemble directors, soloists, and chamber music partners of his generation. After traveling the world with ensembles like Tragicomedia, Cantus Cölln, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Gesualdo Consort and Tafelmusik, he now focuses…

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The Musick that Binds

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 22, 2021

Colonial Williamsburg Governor’s Palace Stage (Williamsburg, VA), Colonial Williamsburg Foundation - Governor's Palace Property
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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$12 – $19

Image credit: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Join in an evening of melody and spirit that blends music, stories, and heart.  The Governor’s Musick ensemble weaves tunes through an evening that includes stories from Thomas Jefferson, his enslaved manservant Jupiter, and the ways in which music transcends time and binds us together in this special outdoor concert on the Palace Stage.  Weather permitting.  60 minutes.  Tickets are $19 adults/$12 youth/children.

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2021 Virtual Baroque Cello Bootcamp with Phoebe Carrai

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until June 25, 2021

$195

Saturday-Monday June 19-21, 2021                                                   Wednesday-Friday June 23-25, 2021 Virtual Baroque Cello Bootcamp is the social distancing-friendly version to keep studying in our new world where travel is difficult and finances may be squeezed. In this intensive workshop participants and auditors attend masterclasses and presentations ranging from bow technique and continuo classes to lectures and recitals. No…

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Masterclass – The Interpretation of Baroque Music

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
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One event on June 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Alexander Weimann presents another in a series of Masterclasses. This time, students of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música will join Alex for insightful and exciting lessons discovering “The Interpretation of Baroque Music.“ Alexander Weimann has been Music Director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra since 2015 and is one of the most sought-after ensemble directors, soloists, and chamber music partners of his generation. After traveling the world with ensembles like Tragicomedia, Cantus Cölln, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Gesualdo Consort and Tafelmusik, he now focuses…

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The Halfmoon presents “PrintWorks”

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
FREE (donations encouraged)

The Halfmoon presents a multimedia concert experience featuring works composed and printed in the 17-18th centuries with historic letterpress and engraving techniques. Video footage of the historic printmaking process along with original animations by Alex Jaehyun Kim will explore their origins and connections to the music. The program includes works by Gabrieli, Buonamente, Marini, Matteis, and Marais. In addition, The Halfmoon will perform a new work inspired by the music-printing process by rising composer Audrey Wu, co-commissioned with SoHIP for…

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