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.
Leaders In Early Music Ponder The Future

Leaders In Early Music Ponder The Future

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Keith Powers
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, notions about restarting any public performances vary wildly. Geography matters. Organizational size. Repertoire has something to do with it — early music may have some advantage. Nobody suggests there is one answer.
Bidding A Baroque Adieu: End Of The McGegan Era At PBO

Bidding A Baroque Adieu: End Of The McGegan Era At PBO

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Thomas May
Nicholas McGegan looks back on his 34 years as music director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, a tenure that ended suddenly amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Vivaldi's 1733 'Motezuma' Receives 21st-Century Completion

Vivaldi’s 1733 ‘Motezuma’ Receives 21st-Century Completion

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Gus Denhard
Matthias Maute’s successful reconstruction of the 'Motezuma' fragments depended heavily on his skill as a composer to “channel” Vivaldi while at the same time imagining a new dramatic framework for the story.
A Historically Informed Approach To Music In Times Of Pandemic

A Historically Informed Approach To Music In Times Of Pandemic

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Christopher Macklin
In his essay for Early Music America, Christopher Macklin notes that he has been "most struck by the importance of music and its power to define and maintain those capillaries of nourishing connection, far more than I have by any dirges or fears of collapse."
Early Music America Announces 2020 Annual Awards

Early Music America Announces 2020 Annual Awards

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Early Music America
Early Music America announces the recipients of its 2020 awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments in early music. The awards will be presented later this year. 
Salish Sea Early Music Festival: 'Winging It' At A High Level

Salish Sea Early Music Festival: ‘Winging It’ At A High Level

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Philippa Kiraly
Despite little rehearsal time and shared salaries, the players who return annually for the festival around Puget Sound are elated to make music with founder and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan.

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