Forgotten Women of French Baroque Opera: A New Approach to the Repertoire

Forgotten Women of French Baroque Opera: A New Approach to the Repertoire

By:
Natasha Roule
The identities and contributions of women artists to music in the Baroque period remain relatively obscure in our performance narratives of music from this era.
Canto: Music in Transition

Canto: Music in Transition

By:
Kevin Leong
Ever think about everything that happens between movements of music? Assuming there are no distractions— we’ve all heard them—what occurs is a meaningful silence.
Haymarket Opera Continues Handel Series With Filmed 'Orlando' Starring Bejun Mehta

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

By:
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.
EMA Announces Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken as Recipients of 2021 Howard Mayer Brown Award

EMA Announces Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken as Recipients of 2021 Howard Mayer Brown Award

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Early Music America
“Their tireless efforts as both artistic directors and collaborators with instrument builders have resulted in advancements in the design of early double reed instruments and singular programming that plumbs the depths of the repertoire, changing the global perception of what these instruments can do.”
EMA Announces Gwyn Roberts as Recipient of 2021 Thomas Binkley Award

EMA Announces Gwyn Roberts as Recipient of 2021 Thomas Binkley Award

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Early Music America
“Her respectful and intelligent encouragement of musical citizenship sustains both her contributions to early music education and her world-class performing career, especially her co-directorship and dynamic performances with Tempesta di Mare."
New Production of Rameau’s ‘Platée' in Des Moines, IA

New Production of Rameau’s ‘Platée’ in Des Moines, IA

By:
Kyle MacMillan
Des Moines Metro Opera's first plunge into full-fledged Baroque opera arrives July 10-23 with a production of Rameau's 'Platée.'
Anatomy of Remote Performance As Practiced By SalonEra

Anatomy of Remote Performance As Practiced By SalonEra

By:
Philippa Kiraly
Every two weeks from September to May, Cleveland’s baroque chamber ensemble Les Délices presented 16 lively episodes of wide-ranging period music with performers from far and wide.
Canto: We Shall All Be Changed

Canto: We Shall All Be Changed

By:
Amanda Powell
"As we have shifted into new modalities of sharing music and teaching, I’ve been longing to rediscover why exactly I have devoted my life to being an artist."

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