The second Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival, will take place at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire from 15th to 18th February 2018. This unique event combines fantastic professional concerts, demonstrations and participatory events, with a newly enlarged early music market. Included in the programme is a ‘Harpsichord Taster’ session with Robin Bigwood.
Full programme and details see http://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/recorder-fest
A concert to celebrate the 90th birthday of Jane Clark Dodgson will tale place at St Mary’s Church Barnes London SW13 9HL on March 23rd at 1pm. Julian Perkins will present a programme of Jane’s favourite harpsichord music by Stephen Dodgson, Scarlatti and Couperin. He will be joined by Jonathon Farey (horn) and Josh Salter (cello). The concert will be followed by drinks and buffet. All welcome.
Tickets @£10 each available on www.barnesmusicfestival.com
Presented by the Barnes Music Festival and the Stephen Dodgson Trust
The next Brilliantly Baroque event in Thoiry near Paris and Versailles, will take place 21st – 28th April 2018.
We are very happy to propose once more our international early music workshop and master classes with passionate musicians, including Olivier Fortin – Harpsichord and basso continuo
Click on following links for further information , fees, and registration form on the Festes de Thalie Website.
Friday 4 – Sun 6 May at Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB. Tutor: Dr Penelope Cave
This year, Dr Penelope Cave will address particular issues in the interpretation of a wide range of French music and its influence throughout Europe. French mannerisms, ornamentation, dance-movements and rhythmic inequality will be covered along with general harpsichord technique, in a friendly workshop situation.
For details see http://www.benslowmusic.org/
Mon 14 – Wed 16 May at Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB. Tutor: Robin Bigwood
This new course is aimed at harpsichordists who have covered the fundamentals of figured bass realisation (perhaps after completing our ‘Figuring It Out’ course) and are now looking to develop their skills further. In whole-class and small group sessions (and with a real live soloist and bass player on hand for you to work with) you’ll develop your expressive range, learn how to vary your approach according to style and period, and cope with everything from intimate solo sonatas to large orchestral works. For details see http://www.benslowmusic.org/
The Historical Performance Institute of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its
Third Annual International Conference—Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity, from
May 18th to 20th, 2018 on the IU Bloomington campus.
For more information see http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/earlymusic/call-for-papers-hpi-conference-2018/
‘The Soundscape of the Venetian Terraferma in the Early Modern Era’.
International Conference celebrating 475 Years of the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona’
In Verona 1st to 3rd June 2018, for details see