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Haymarket Opera Continues Handel Series With Filmed 'Orlando' Starring Bejun Mehta

Haymarket Opera Continues Handel Series With Filmed ‘Orlando’ Starring Bejun Mehta

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Kyle MacMillan
With this latest opera, the company will have presented seven mostly lesser-known operatic and choral works by Handel. But just as Orlando is something of an outlier in the company’s repertoire, previous productions showcased two of the celebrated composer’s other operas – Amadigi di Gaula and Xerxes.
Au Revoir: Update from Karin Brookes, EMA Executive Director

Au Revoir: Update from Karin Brookes, EMA Executive Director

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Karin Brookes
"After almost four years as Executive Director of Early Music America, I am leaving on August 6 to take up the position of Administrative Director of the Historical Performance program at The Juilliard School in New York."
EMA Announces Elam Rotem as Recipient of 2021 Laurette Goldberg Award

EMA Announces Elam Rotem as Recipient of 2021 Laurette Goldberg Award

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Early Music America
Elam Rotem will receive the Laurette Goldberg Award for his work as founder and director of the resources website Early Music Sources. The website includes a YouTube series discussing various subjects in early music, from historical and theoretical research to issues of performance practice.

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EMA CD & BOOK REVIEWS

CD Review: Lute And Mandolino Make Beautiful Baroque Music

CD Review: Lute And Mandolino Make Beautiful Baroque Music

By turns joyful and stately, the pairing of lutenist John Schneiderman and mandolinist Hideki Yamayato proves be a natural fit.
Book Review: Charpentier's Touch Raises Treatise To Noteworthy Heights

Book Review: Charpentier’s Touch Raises Treatise To Noteworthy Heights

In 1999, the Lilly Library of Indiana University purchased a leather-bound book of disparate works from a Brussels bookseller that includes a music treatise written (for the most part) in the unmistakable hand of Marc-Antoine Charpentier.
CD Review: Tafelmusik Reissue Salutes Chevalier de Saint-Georges

CD Review: Tafelmusik Reissue Salutes Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Amid a long-overdue reckoning on race in the United States, Tafelmusik has reissued its 2003 album of Saint-Georges’s music with the goal of “properly centering the composer’s achievements.”
Book Review: Women 'Dangerous' And Otherwise Onstage in 18th-Century France

Book Review: Women ‘Dangerous’ And Otherwise Onstage in 18th-Century France

Marcie Ray's book presents a serious commentary on women’s status within the cultural and social hierarchy from 1701 to 1745.

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EARLY MUSIC NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES

Interactive tool features more than 500 women who are often forgotten in the classical music world.
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The Guardian
Published:
August 19, 2021
Understanding the history of bows will help guide you in your quest for just the right style of bow for you, and you might find it worth your while to invest in a variety of bows to keep in your musical arsenal.
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Strings Magazine
Published:
August 13, 2021
This is the oldest example of a pipe organ ever discovered, and it's in excellent condition.
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Aleteia
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July 24, 2021
A thorough knowledge of Baroque repertoire apart from the works of Bach is so important if modern players are to gain a proper understanding of Classical and Romantic works.
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The Strad
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July 16, 2021
The report reveals how the luthiers changed the molecular structure of the spruce used for instrument tops
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The Strad
Published:
June 30, 2021

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COMMUNITY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

Philadelphia’s internationally renowned period instrument ensemble, Piffaro the Renaissance Band, opens its final season under the leadership of its founders, Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken, in person October 8-10 and ...
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Houston, TX, AUGUST, 2021 — Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy-nominated early music ensemble, announces its catalogue of community programming that includes bilingual, social-emotional, and a bespoke storybook performance alongside a broad curriculum of ...
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Houston, TX,  AUGUST, 2021 — Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy-nominated early music ensemble, opens its Turning Points season with Bach, Handel, and Hercules. Featuring contrasting interpretations of the Herculean myth by both Bach and Handel, the ...
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VIJAY CHALASANI - with members of Sinfonia Spirituosa “Other Voices” Friday, September 24, 2021, 6pm MDT In-person and live stream tickets available https://happyhourconcerts.org/buy-tickets/ TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY NOON ON ...
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We will be playing some of our favorite works by Josquin, Ashton, Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Leif Kayser, and Fulvio Caldini, in addition to some wonderful compositions by Frances Blaker, and very cool arrangements by Letitia Berlin and Miyo Aoki ...
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