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Events for May 9, 2021
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H+H will give the world premiere of a commission by Jonathan Woody based on themes of Ignatius Sancho. Born on a ship carrying enslaved people in the Atlantic, Sancho was sold into slavery in the Spanish colony of New Grenada, later making it to England to become a business owner, writer, composer, and the first …Find out more »
It is rare to find works that feature five treble voices, and Gasparini’s Mass for Five Trebles is a wonderful addition to the literature. TENET Vocal Artists was inspired to explore it after the release of a new edition. Heavenly Queens celebrates music composed for convents in two halves: the first half features duets and …Find out more »
Composed during the final weeks of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s life, the Stabat Mater is an important text that was widely set during the baroque era. Pergolesi’s Stabat mater is set for soprano and alto with strings and continuo, and we recorded one voice to a part to create an intimate rendition that is socially distanced. …Find out more »
Join us for a rerelease of two Purcell Odes, and other previously unreleased works, originally performed May 13, 2018. (soloists) Clara Rottsolk, Stefanie Moore, Jay Carter, Aaron Sheehan, Stephen Salts, Enrico Lagasca. This video will premier on Saturday, March 27 and will be available to be streamed until June 30, 2021.Find out more »
17th century Venetian composer and performer Barbara Strozzi continues to be an anomaly to scholars today. She led a fascinating life in that she was an unmarried mother of four children, the illegitimate daughter of a courtly poet, and a wonderful composer whose work was unconnected to the church. Her thoughts speak through her music, …Find out more »
DALLAS - For the third installment of its “Stories” series about women composers, Lumedia Musicworks presents the story of famed Parisian composer, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. The short, lighthearted documentary film and performance will debut on Lumedia’s website at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30. The performance is offered at no charge. Registration is at https://www.lumediamusicworks.com/stories-de-la-guerre. …Find out more »
Watchful Hearts: 17th Century Music at the Hapsburg Court The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra presents a program blending music and narrative that gives insight into the tumultuous landscape of the Thirty Years War and its effects on the musicians of the next generation. Experimental harmonies, improvisatory zeal and zest, and freedom of affect and form all …Find out more »
Artist Recital Series Lisa Terry & Eve Miller | cello Virtuoso cello duets from baroque France MAY 1–MAY 2 events & streaming thru MAY 9 Recorded Live & Streamed On Demand The violoncello was practically unknown in France at the turn of the 18th century. Lisa and Eve offer a delightful survey of duets by …Find out more »
Don’t miss this celebration of all things Mozart, including his beloved favorite, the effervescent Eine kleine Nachtmusik. You’ll understand its perennial acclaim when you hear the H+H Orchestra perform this cheerful jewel on the period instruments for which Mozart composed. You’ll also want to raise a glass to those you love while you enjoy Serenata notturna, Mozart’s …Find out more »
Grief of the Heart features the dramatic repertoire of the High Baroque, with music by G. F. Handel and the lesser-known Agostino Steffani. Tenors Andrew Fuchs and Brian Giebler sing duets and solos filled with rich counterpoint, delicious dissonances, and beautifully expressive melodies from these two masters of the 18th Century. Concerts in TENET's 2021 …Find out more »
This class will be a study of 17th-century Spain and its composers. Focus will be on the dances, with variations, written for the guitar that are originally written in tablature and mostly inaccessible to non-guitarists. The music will be arranged into notation including melody and bass. The composers that will be the main focus of …Find out more »
Join Emily and Roy from the Von Huene workshop in a short presentation covering the basics of recorder care. Learn what you should do for your recorders, what you should not do, and what you can do yourself or should have a professional repair person do. Topics will include: Cleaning and oiling (or not oiling) …Find out more »
Daphna Mor returns to SFEMS alongside colleagues to delve into the art of Maqamat*. Maqamat, plural of maqam,, is a system of melodic modes in music from Arab and Turkish origin) and rhythmic patterns from the Middle East and North Africa–repertoire not yet covered in Daphna’s previous SFEMS courses. Note: this repertoire requires microtones which we will help …Find out more »
Spring is a time of renewal and we re renew our Festival on Sunday, May 9 with this live (and live streamed) concert featuring music of Elizabethan England including works by Thomas Campion, Giovanni Coprario (=John Cooper), John Dowland, Matthew Holmes, Thomas Morley, and Anonymous for broken consort, viol consort, and voice. Lutenist Ronn McFarlane …Find out more »
Join master harpsichordist Peter Sykes for a three-part lecture/demonstration series on Johann Sebastian Bach, where we explore Bach's mastery of the two major national styles of his day (the Italian and French styles), as well as explore what makes Bach unique!Find out more »
Sunday May 9th at 7pm ET Streamed via: www.youtube.com/Rumbarroco or www.facebook.com/Rumbarroco This program features Ibero-American dances and song-dances, including folias, jácaras, and fandangos, from the Renaissance to the present. The music spans the early Spanish Cancioneros (songbooks) in old Iberia to contemporary folk and popular music from Venezuela and Mexico. We feature dances such …Find out more »
The first concert of the 2021 Bloomington Early Music Festival will be spring highlights from the IU Baroque and Classical Orchestra, directed by Stanley Ritchie. Sunday, May 9 | 7:30pm Pre-Festival Toast | Registration Required ---> https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrf-mgqTksGdNxnrEp3Am6NOJZlqyVYry_ 8pm YouTube Premiere | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz5ldEIhN1w Learn more about BLEMF21 --> http://www.blemf.org/blemf21Find out more »