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The European Early Music Network (Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne, or REMA) will present its first European Early Music Summit online Nov. 20-22.
The performances by the 40 student singers and 20 players from Northwestern University who took part in 'Orfeo Remote' were filmed and recorded in and around their homes as far away as South Korea.
The Chicago-based company has created small-scale, semi-staged productions tailored to accommodate necessary spacing and COVID-19 concerns.
Throughout the Classical and Romantic periods, the humble accordion and its simpler cousin, the concertina, were important parlor, chamber, and accompanying instruments.
The Restoration singer-actresses Nell Gwyn and Mary “Moll” Davis rose to fame during a period of sweeping social, legal, and scientific change on issues that directly impacted gender roles in all levels of English society.
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.
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.”
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.
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.