Summer Festivals Shift Concerts And Activities Online

Summer Festivals Shift Concerts And Activities Online

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Paulina Francisco
Much like the music it studies, the early music community has proven to be incredibly resilient, adaptive, and thoughtful during a time filled with uncertainty and isolation.
Solutions for Change: Anti-Racism in Early Music

Solutions for Change: Anti-Racism in Early Music

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Vijay Chalasani
It is important to distinguish between being not racist and being anti-racist because, as EMA founding member, board member, and gambist Patricia Ann Neely says, “We know that there are subtle forms of racism and that those who are the perpetrators may not even know they are committing the offense.”
Modern Baroque String Instruments and Bows Seek Their Soulmates

Modern Baroque String Instruments and Bows Seek Their Soulmates

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Edwin Huizinga
Luthiers have so much in common with performing artists: their teachers and their entry into the profession, their incredible passion and perseverance. For the instrument and bow maker, it’s the absolute joy when they hear their creation played and loved by artists who practice thousands of hours to learn the repertoire and finally tell their own stories.
Early Music? There’s An App For That

Early Music? There’s An App For That

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Saskia Maxwell Keller
The Acapella app, which allows users to create multi-track videos, singing or playing musical instruments on their own, has recently seen a resurgence among HIP musicians, especially those craving polyphony in this increasingly monophonic world.
Cleveland Ensembles Get Creative For The New Season

Cleveland Ensembles Get Creative For The New Season

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Jarrett Hoffman
Apollo's Fire and Les Délices are addressing the pandemic and showing their commitment to racial diversity in their fall programming.
Plague, Revolt, Opera: Lessons From A Bankrupt Opera House In 17th-Century France

Plague, Revolt, Opera: Lessons From A Bankrupt Opera House In 17th-Century France

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Natasha Roule
The trials that the Lyon Académie experienced are strikingly resonant with the onslaught of crises we face in 2020 as musicians, musical organizations, and the world at large navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, social and political upheaval, and economic recession.
Two Early Music Programs Embrace Change And Inclusion

Two Early Music Programs Embrace Change And Inclusion

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Jarrett Hoffman
“As long as I can remember, inclusion has been an important focus, but it’s come much more to the fore recently,” says cellist Kenneth Slowik, director of both the Smithsonian Haydn Academy and the Oberlin Conservatory's Baroque Performance Institute.
'Save Us From The Plague,' Pleads 15th-Century Hymn

‘Save Us From The Plague,’ Pleads 15th-Century Hymn

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Kyle MacMillan
Christopher Macklin discovered the Marian hymn 'Stella celi extirpavit' as a graduate vocal student while delving into the idea of plague and pestilence.
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Canto: Relishing Recitativo

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Dana Marsh
My favorite part of any rehearsal process begins when the focus is on recitative. For many singers, especially those who concentrate on Baroque music, recitative is a Holy Grail of
How Period Musicians View The Pandemic

How Period Musicians View The Pandemic

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Kyle MacMillan
Musicians have been hit especially hard financially by the coronavirus outbreak because many are freelancers who earn money concert by concert and cannot count on full-time salaries or benefits such as health insurance.

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