Scheduled early music events in central and southern AZ for academic year 2013-2014, summer festivals 2014, and early notices for academic year 2014-2015

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September 2013

AZ Bach Festival: Bach-U lecture: "Bach – Instruments Old and New"

Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 3:00 PM; Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Av, Phoenix

Lecturer : Dr. James Gerber

Description: The controversy over modern instruments versus period instruments rages on. And yet, we know Bach's music today from the movie Fantasia, TV commercials, synthesizers, rock and disco music, orchestral transcriptions, the Swingle Singers, jazz take-offs, and endless other surprising combinations. Would Bach have felt at home on today's instruments? What did Bach think of the first pianos? What do we learn from performing on actual instruments of the period? Why is it that Bach has, more than any other composer, been performed on every imaginable instrument – many unknown to him? How have our contemporary ears been opened by this huge variety of interpretations?

Admission: $10 online in advance. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door except via online smartphone.

For more information see AZ Bach Festival lectures and PDF of that page

October 2013

AEMS: Aulos Ensemble, "An Evening in the Home of J.S. Bach"

Sun, 6 Oct 2013, 3:00 PM; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N Campbell Av (at River Rd), Tucson

Pre-concert lecture: 2:30 PM; doors open at 2:15 PM

Program: Music by Bach, Vivaldi, Teleman, and sons CPE Bach and JC Bach

Admission: $25 general, $22 seniors, $5 students with current ID

For more information see Aulos ensemble

Musica Sonora, "The French Concert"

Sat, 12 Oct 2013, 7:00 PM; Lund Center for the Performing Arts, Veritas Preparatory Academy, 3102 N 56th St, Phoenix

Sun, 13 Oct 2013, 3:00 PM; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St, Tucson

Performers: Mireille Hofmann Jacquod, soprano; James Callegary, tenor; Kiann Robinson Mapes, baroque transverse flute; Michael Simmons, violoncello; Jeffri Sanders, harpsichord; with special guest David Sego, baroque violin

Description: Nymphs, satyrs, goddesses, mortals and dolphins make a splash in this program of solo vocal cantatas and instrumental music from the French Baroque by Montéclair, Rameau, Couperin, and Campra.

Admission: $15 adults, $5 students with current ID, $12 groups of ten or more

For more information see the Musica Sonora website and season brochure, or call +1.520.628.8119

VPA: "Beowulf Beneath the Stars": Old English epic verse & Anglo-Saxon harp

Thurs, 24 Oct 2013, 7:00 PM; Lund Center for the Performing Arts, Veritas Preparatory Academy, 3102 N 56th St, Phoenix

Description: Benjamin Bagby, renowned ancient music performance artist and founder of Sequentia, an ensemble for mediæval music, performs Beowulf unlike you have ever before experienced it. Do not miss this magical event. Advance ticketing; seating is limited

Admission: $12 by check or credit card in advance. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis while they last.

For more information see the program announcement and www.bagbybeowulf.com. To order tickets, print, complete, and snail-mail or fax this form, or e-mail the corresponding information to the e-mail address thereon.

PEMS: annual membership meeting and Kaleidoscope concert

Sun, 27 Oct 2013; University Lutheran, 340 E 15th St, Tempe (E of College, S of Apache)
2:00 PM: Annual membership meeting and following concert
3:00 PM: Concert only

Program: Annual membership meeting: 2-3 PM; Kaleidoscope concert: 3:00-4:30 PM

Performers, in this order:

Description: Annual membership meeting, including financial report and election of officers, followed by a 'Kaleidoscope' potpourri concert by local early music performers

Admission: Free. Donations to PEMS, which are tax-deductible, will be gratefully accepted.

The MIM: Apollo's Fire, "A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse: Bach's Brandenburgs no. 3-5"

Mon, 28 Oct 2013, 7:00 PM; The MIM music theater, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix

Performers: Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

Admission: $29.50/$37.50, assigned seating, purchase in advance or (if not sold out) on entry to the museum

For more information and tickets see Apollo's Fire at The MIM

November 2013

Musica Sonora, "The Instrumental Concert"

Sat, 9 Nov 2013, 7:00 PM; Lund Center for the Performing Arts, Veritas Preparatory Academy, 3102 N 56th St, Phoenix

Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 3:00 PM; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St, Tucson

Performers: Kiann Robinson Mapes, baroque transverse flute; Michael Simmons, violoncello; Jeffri Sanders, harpsichord; and Christina Jarvis, reader

Description: Composers had complicated lives. We present their music and invade their privacy in a program combining music and primary source readings from the lives of J.S. Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, and others.

Admission: $15 adults, $5 students with current ID, $12 groups of ten or more

For more information see the Musica Sonora website and season brochure, or call +1.520.628.8119

AZ Bach Festival: Bach-U lecture: "Bach – Architect and Mathematician"

Sun, 17 Nov 2013, 3:00 PM; Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Av, Phoenix

Lecturer : Dr. David Wilson

Description: Form and structure in music provide both framework and meaning in Bach's works. His musical building blocks are so artfully arranged as to sound effortless, but in reality are carefully crafted and balanced in every regard. We'll look at examples of large constructions whose perfect proportions reinforce the meaning of the texts, as well as small patterns which create their own meaning and/or amplify the text. Much has been made of numerology in Bach's work. How much was intuitive on his part, and how much was conscious?

Admission: $10 online in advance. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door except via online smartphone.

For more information see AZ Bach Festival lectures and PDF of that page

Music on the Menu: A Foodraiser for Tempe's Homeless

Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 7:00 PM; Tempe History Museum, 809 E Southern, Tempe (just E or Rural Rd)

Performers: PEMS vice--president Joshua Pierce (guitar), Laura Meador (guitar), Sarah Smith (soprano), Jennifer Bindel (piano)

Description: This is PEMS' first community outreach event. We hope to have more.

Admission: FREE; donations accepted

For more information see http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=1358

AEMS: Les Délices, "The Tastes Reunited"

Sun, 24 Nov 2013, 3:00 PM; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N Campbell Av (at River Rd), Tucson

Pre-concert lecture: 2:30 PM; doors open at 2:15 PM

Program: Music by François Couperin, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, and Jean-Féry Rebel

Description: Although imported Italian music was contraband at court in late seventeenth-century France, the Italian sonata's rhythmic vitality and harmonic clarity inspired a new generation of French composers eager to try their hand at writing in the Italian style. Les Délices captures the essence of this French-Italian fusion with sonatas by François Couperin, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, and Jean-Féry Rebel that date from the 1690s, when the style was fresh and still controversial.

Les Délices presents polished, expressive, and dynamic performances of masterpieces and little-known works from the French Baroque. They bring together artists with national reputations who share a passion for this exquisite repertoire. Their performances on period instruments explore a rich tapestry of tone colors, and the group's name conveys their approach to the music of this era: a delight, a fine delicacy, sumptuous and exciting.

Admission: $25 general, $22 seniors, $5 students with current ID

For more information see Les Délices

December 2013

Noël á l’Acienne: An Ancient French Christmas

Sat, 7 Dec 2013, 7:30 PM; Christ Church of the Ascension, 4015 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley

Performers: Solis Camerata: 12 singers accompanied by a small Baroque ensemble at period pitch

Description: Experience France’s ancient Christmas melodic traditions with the Valley of the Sun’s early music choir, Solis Camerata. Listen as they unveil legendary French carols which originated as 8th century chants, Medieval folk melodies, courtly dance tunes or in Renaissance passion plays. Some of the old familiar carols included on this program are Veni Emmanuel (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel), Noël Nouvelet, and Les Anges dans nos campagnes (Angels We Have Heard on High).
    The concert finishes with Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël. Originally intended for Christmas Eve services in Paris’ Jesuit community, this 1690 Mass exhibits several of France’s then-celebrated, but now lesser-known carols. Charpentier seamlessly interwove these borrowed melodies into an original Mass setting that juxtaposes imitative polyphony alongside simpler textures. With a score that calls for choir, soloists, baroque flutes, strings and continuo, this festive work is sure to begin the advent season with a reminiscent yet joyful spirit.

Admission: $25+$2.37 general, $15+$1.82 students for advance ticket purchase; $30 general $20 students at the door.

There will be a post-concert reception with complimentary drinks. For more information see Solis Camerata Christmas concert.

Phoenix Symphony: Handel's "Messiah"

Description: Handel's massive oratorio makes a profound musical statement of the Christian faith, celebrating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The acclaimed and popular 'Halleluiah' chorus highlights this spiritual concert.

Performers: Celena Shafer, soprano; David Trudgen, countertenor; Javier Abreu, tenor; Dashon Burton, baritone; the Phoenix Symphony Chorus; Michael Christie, conductor

Wed, 11 Dec 2013, 7:30 PM; Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main St, Mesa

Admission: $29/$39/$49, assigned seating. For more information and tickets see Mesa performance

Thurs, 12 Dec 2013, 7:30 PM; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale

Admission: $29-$49, assigned seating. For more information and tickets see Scottsdale performance and click on the auditorium seating diagram

Fri, 13 Dec 2013, 7:30 PM; Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E Stanford Dr, Paradise Valley

Admission: $39, general admission. For more information and tickets see Paradise Valley performance

Sat, 14 Dec 2013, 7:30 PM; St Thomas Aquinas church, 13720 W Thomas Rd, Avondale

Admission: $20, general admission. For more information and tickets see Avondale performance

Sun, 15 Dec 2013, 3:00 PM; Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale

Admission: $45, general admission. For more information and tickets see North Scottsdale performance

Metropolitan Opera live simulcasts of "The Magic Flute" (in English)

Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 7:25 PM ET (5:25 PM MST); SiriusXM channel 74 and DiSH channel 6074

Tue, 24 Dec 2013, 6:55 PM ET (4:55 PM MST); SiriusXM channel 74 and DiSH channel 6074

For more information see entry for 4 Jan 2014

January 2014

Metropolitan Opera live simulcast of "The Magic Flute" (in English)

Sat, 4 Jan 2014, 1:00 PM ET (11:00 AM in AZ); KBAQ 89.5 FM; in other areas same time ET but on other NPR local or Internet stations;
       also on SiriusXM channel 74 and DiSH channel 6074

Program: Click here for a long synopsis. The run time is about 1 hr 40 min.

Description: Julie Taymor’s fanciful production – complete with dancing bears and giant flamingos – is sung in English and runs a brisk 100 minutes in this abridged holiday version for families. The winning cast includes Alek Shrader as Tamino, Eric Owens as Sarastro, and Nathan Gunn as the winsome Papageno.

Also performed on 16 Dec 2013 and 24 Dec 2013. For more information see show dates and summary.
A charming DVD of this staging is available, recorded during an earlier Met season with Matthew Polenzani as Tamino.

Although Mozart lived after the Baroque era, this particular set of three Met performances – relatively brief, with a silly, light plot and a libretto in English – are listed in the PEMS calendar because they might serve as a gateway to earlier music.

AZ Bach Festival: Bach to Bach – The E Major Keyboard Concerto and the two Cantatas drawn from it

Sat, 11 Jan 2014, 7:30 PM; All Saints Episcopal Church, 6300 N Central Av, Phoenix

Pre-concert talk: 6:30 PM

Performer: Dr. Guy Whatley, keyboard soloist

Admission: $27 in advance, $30 at the door, $85 for full 4-concert series

For more information see the 2014 AZ Bach Festival website.

AZ Bach Festival: Wayward Sisters

Sun, 12 Jan 2014, 3:00 PM; Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E Stanford Dr, Paradise Valley

Pre-concert talk: 2:00 PM

Baroque ensemble in an all-Bach program

Admission: $22 in advance, $25 at the door, $85 for full 4-concert series

For more information see the 2014 AZ Bach Festival website.

AEMS: Asteria, "Medieval Love Songs"

Sun, 12 Jan 2014, 3:00 PM; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N Campbell Av (at River Rd), Tucson

Pre-concert lecture: 2:30 PM; doors open at 2:15 PM

Admission: $22 in advance, $25 at the door, $85 for full 4-concert series

For more information see Asteria

AZ Bach Festival: The Goldberg Variations and The Well-tempered Clavier, Book One

Sun, 19 Jan 2014, 3:00 PM; Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N Central Av, Phoenix

Pre-concert talk: 2:00 PM

Performer: Pianist Kimiko Ishizaka

Admission: $22 in advance, $25 at the door, $85 for full 4-concert series

For more information see the 2014 AZ Bach Festival website.

AZ Bach Festival: Bach on the organ

Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 3:00 PM; All Saints Episcopal Church, 6300 N Central Av, Phoenix

Pre-concert talk: 2:00 PM

Performer: Organist Jonathan Dimmock

Admission: $27 in advance, $30 at door, $85 for full 4-concert series

For more information see the 2014 AZ Bach Festival website.

February 2014

PEMS: REBEL, "Barocco: Musical Treasures of the 17th and 18th Centuries"

Sat, 15 Feb 2014, 7:30 PM; ASU Organ Hall, 50 Gammage Pkwy, Tempe

For program and more information, see entry for Sun, 16 Feb 2014

The concert is free, but due to limited seating reservations are required. See the ASU event notice. For reservations contact the Herberger Institute box office at 480.965.6447, Wed-Fri 11 AM - 5:30 PM and Sat 2 - 4 PM. Their webpage is here.

This concert is funded by PEMS and the ASU School of Music. Donations to PEMS, which are tax-deductible, will be gratefully accepted.

Parking: Park in the Gammage lot or as shown on this map or in the reserved spaces in front of the Sculpture Museum or in the residential area on the west side of Mill Av, all of which are permissible on weekends and, for the ASU parking only, after 7 PM on weekdays. Do not park on Gammage Parkway just south of the School of Music building or in the Art Museum parking lot just north of the School of Music building; those are ticketed until 10 PM Mon - Sat and you would have to leave during intermission to move your car because you would otherwise exceed the maximum permissible time on the parking meter, potentially leading to being cited for a parking violation whether you put more money in the meter or not.

Note that there is a competing event at Gammage Auditorium that starts at 7 PM, so parking in the Gammage lot may be difficult unless you arrive early. See Gammage program: Playing for Peace. Seating for the REBEL concert will begin at 7:15.

AEMS: REBEL, "Barocco: Musical Treasures of the 17th and 18th Centuries"

Sun, 16 Feb 2014, 3:00 PM; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St, Tucson

Pre-concert lecture: 2:30 PM; doors open at 2:15 PM

Program: Works by Vivaldi, Marini, Schmelzer, Corelli, Boyce, Telemann and others. See the detailed program

Performers: Matthias Maute (recorder, traverso), Jörg-Michael Schwarz (violin), Karen Marmer (violin), John Moran (violoncello) and Dongsok Shin (harpsichord)

Admission: $25 general, $22 seniors, $5 students with current ID

For more information see REBEL

St. Alban’s organ concert, "Music of the Northern Baroque: The Hamburg Tradition and Organ Music of Northern Germany"

Sun, 16 Feb 2014, 3:00 PM; St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3738 Old Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson (on the west side of Sabino Canyon Rd just north of River Rd)

Program: Works by Sweelinck, Scheidemann and Buxtehude

Performer: Julia Brown

Admission: $15 general, $10 seniors 60+) and St. Alban's members, $5 students

For more information see Julia Brown concert or call 520-296-0791.

Metropolitan Opera live simulcast of "The Enchanted Island"

Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 7:30 PM ET (5:30 PM MST); SiriusXM channel 74 and DiSH channel 6074 – season premiere

For more information see entry for 8 Mar 2014

March 2014

Metropolitan Opera live simulcast of "The Enchanted Island"

Sat, 8 Mar 2014, noon ET (10:00 AM in AZ); KBAQ 89.5 FM; in other areas same time ET but on other NPR local or Internet stations;
       also on SiriusXM channel 74 and DiSH channel 6074

Program: Click here for a long synopsis. The run time is about 3 hr 15 min.

Performers: David Daniels, Susan Graham, Danielle de Niese, Placido Domingo, Luca Pisaroni, Anthony Roth Costanzo, others

Description: The Met's delightful Baroque fantasy returns after its critically acclaimed world-premiere run in 2011–12, bringing together the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, set to a brilliant new English libretto inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream. This time, the all-star cast is led by Susan Graham as Sycorax, with David Daniels, Danielle de Niese, and the great Plácido Domingo reprising their roles as Prospero, Ariel, and Neptune.

Also performed on 26 Feb 2014 and 20 Mar 2014. For more information see show dates and summary
A DVD of this staging is available, recorded during an earlier Met season with Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax.

AEMS: Flanders Recorder Quartet, "Circa 1600: The Birth of Affect"

Sun, 9 Mar 2014, 3:00 PM; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N Campbell Av (at River Rd), Tucson

Pre-concert lecture: 2:30 PM; doors open at 2:15 PM

Description: Circa 1600 is one of the most intriguing periods in the history of music. Throughout Europe poyphony holds sway. In Italy, with Florence and Venice as the nuclei, a new style emerges. The baroque era has begun. Composers aim to arouse feelings in listeners primarily with harmonically supported melodies and expressive intervals. This rediscovery of pure instrumental music and its emancipation from vocal music was expounded by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, and others.

Admission: $25 general, $22 seniors, $5 students with current ID

For more information see Flanders Recorder Quartet

Metropolitan Opera live simulcast of "The Enchanted Island"

Thurs, 20 Mar 2014, 8 PM ET (5 PM MST); SiriusXM channel 74 and DiSH channel 6074 – the season's last performance

For more information see entry for 8 Mar 2014

SiriusXM's annual Bach Birthday Bash

Fri, 21 Mar 2014, midnight ET (9 PM MST on the 20th); SiriusXM channel 76 and DiSH channel 6076 – a full day of Bach

Musica Sonora, "The German Concert"

Sat, 22 Mar 2014, 7:00 PM; Lund Center for the Performing Arts, Veritas Preparatory Academy, 3102 N 56th St, Phoenix

Sun, 23 Mar 2014, 3:00 PM; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St, Tucson

Performers: Cassandra Ewer and Christina Jarvis, sopranos; Karen Knudson, mezzo-soprano; Kiann Robinson Mapes, baroque traverso (transverse flute); Michael Simmons, violoncello; and Jeffri Sanders, harpsichord

Description: The Italians may have invented Baroque music, but by the mid-18th century, Germany owned it. From the late Baroque to the pre-Classical musical eras, Germany took the European center stage. Discover why with selections from vocal cantatas, sonatas, and other works by composers including Handel, Telemann, Quantz, and J.S., J.C., and C.P.E. Bach.

Admission: $15 adults, $5 students with current ID, $12 groups of ten or more

For more information see the Musica Sonora website and season brochure, or call +1.520.628.8119

April 2014

At this point no AZ-local early music or related events for this month have been discovered or reported.

May 2014

At this point no AZ-local early music or related events for this month have been discovered or reported.

June 2014

Musica Sonora, "The Italian Concert"

Sun, 1 Jun 2014, 3:00 PM; Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St, Tucson

Performers: special guest artist Alexandra Opsahl, cornetto and recorder; Melanie Germond, soprano; Karen Knudson, mezzo-soprano; TBA, tenor; Arizeder Urreiztieta, bass; TBA, baroque bassoon; and Jeffri Sanders, organ

Description: For one hundred years, the cornetto rang from choir lofts and in concert halls throughout Europe, challenging performers and enthralling listeners, and its apex was in the glories of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque.

Admission: $15 adults, $5 students with current ID, $12 groups of ten or more

For more information see the Musica Sonora website and season brochure, or call +1.520.628.8119

Recurring events

Weekly radio programs

NPR weekly radio program: Sunday Baroque

Sun, every week, 6 AM to 10 AM; KBAQ 89.5 FM; other times and stations in other areas

For more information or to listen online see the Sunday Baroque website.

SiriusXM weekly radio program: Baroque and Beyond

Two broadcasts every week on SiriusXM channel 76 and DiSH channel 6076:
Sat, 8 AM to noon ET (5 AM to 9 AM MST most of the year, 6 AM to 10 AM MST in winter)
Sun, 6 PM to 10 PM ET (3 PM to 7 PM MST most of the year, 4 PM to 8 PM MST in winter)

Description: Robert Aubry Davis brings his encyclopedic knowledge and 1600 passions to Bach and Biber, Corelli and Castrucci, Lully and Loeillet, Vivaldi and Viviani… and beyond.

For more information see Baroque and Beyond

SiriusXM weekly radio program: Millenium of Music

Two broadcasts every week on SiriusXM channel 76 and DiSH channel 6076:
Sat, 11 PM to midnight ET (8 PM to 9 PM MST most of the year, 9 PM to 10 PM MST in winter)
Sun, 11 AM to noon ET (8 AM to 9 AM MST most of the year, 9 AM to 10 AM MST in winter)

Description: The sources and mainstreams of European music from the thousand years before the birth of Bach.

For more information see the Millenium of Music website.

Annual radio programs

SiriusXM annual radio program: Bach Birthday Bash

21 Mar, midnight ET (9 PM MST on the 20th); SiriusXM channel 76 and DiSH channel 6076 – a full day of Bach

Summer early music and related festivals

California festivals

Berkeley Early Music Festival and Exhibition

1 - 8 June 2014; Berkeley, CA

Description: The Berkeley and Boston festivals occur in early June in alternate years. In even-numbered years the festival is held in Berkeley. Each festival offers multiple Main Stage and Fringe performances every day, together with an exhibition and marketplace. It is also the venue of the concurrent Early Music America Young Performers Festival.

For more information see the Berkeley Early Music Festival & Exhibition website. For details, see Main events and Fringe events.

American Bach Soloists: "Bach's Inspiration"

11 - 20 July 2014; San Francisco, CA

Description: Tracing the influences of Italian, French and North German composers on J.S.Bach, the 2014 American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy will feature works by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Buxtehude and Bach's forebears.

For more information see the American Bach Soloists website.

Carmel Bach Festival

19 July - 2 August 2014; Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, with some performances mirrored in Monterey, Pebble Beach, Seaside and Salinas California

For more information see the Carmel Bach festival website.

Oregon festivals

Oregon Bach Festival

25 June - 13 July 2014; Eugene, OR, with some performances mirrored in Portland, OR and other Oregon venues

Description: The OBF enters its 45th season under the helm of new new Artistic Director Matthew Halls, who brings an increased focus on period instruments and historically-informed performance practice. Founding Artistic Director Helmuth Rilling, founder of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and arguably the foremost living interpreter of the music of J.S.Bach, passed the baton to his successor in the middle of the 2013 season after 44 years of brilliant, dedicated service.

For more information see the Oregon Bach Festival website and this press release.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

throughout the year; Ashland, OR

Program: The summer 2014 schedule includes: The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and plays by other authors.

For more information see the 2014 season schedule.

Washington (state) festivals

Lake Chelan Bach Fest

11 - 19 July 2014; Lake Chelan, WA

For more information see the Lake Chelan Bach Fest website.

British Columbia festivals

Vancouver Early Music Festival

25 July - 15 August 2014; Vancouver, BC

For more information see the Early Music Vancouver website.

Other festivals of note

Scheduled early music events in central and southern AZ for academic year 2014-2015

September 2014

PEMS: "Fortepiano Treasures"

Fri, 19 Sep 2014, 7:30 PM; ASU Organ Hall, 50 Gammage Pkwy, Tempe

Description: Retired ASU professor and former PEMS president Eckart Sellheim showcases two Viennese fortepianos with works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert. This concert is co-sponsored by the ASU School of Music and the Phoenix Early Music Society.

The concert is free, but due to limited seating reservations are required. See the ASU event notice. For reservations contact the Herberger Institute box office at 480.965.6447, Wed-Fri 11 AM - 5:30 PM and Sat 2 - 4 PM. Their webpage is here.

This concert is funded by PEMS and co-sponsored by the ASU School of Music. Donations to PEMS, which are tax-deductible, will be gratefully accepted.

Parking: Park in the Gammage lot or as shown on this map or in the reserved spaces in front of the Sculpture Museum or in the residential area on the west side of Mill Av, all of which are permissible on weekends and, for the ASU parking only, after 7 PM on weekdays. Do not park on Gammage Parkway just south of the School of Music building or in the Art Museum parking lot just north of the School of Music building; those are ticketed until 10 PM Mon - Sat and you would have to leave during intermission to move your car because you would otherwise exceed the maximum permissible time on the parking meter, potentially leading to being cited for a parking violation whether you put more money in the meter or not.

Note that there may be a competing event at Gammage Auditorium that starts at 7 PM, so parking in the Gammage lot could be difficult unless you arrive early. See Gammage program. Seating for the concert typically begins at 7:15 PM.

October 2014

PEMS: "Vis-à-vis: The Musical Mirror of the Baroque"

Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 7:30 PM; ASU Organ Hall, 50 Gammage Pkwy, Tempe

Performers: Zweikampf

Description: Rarely heard Baroque works that explore the dynamics between public and private in the coffeehouse, court and dance hall. In Rameau's Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts, personal names represent flattery and public characterization. Boccherini's Fandango lifts the lascivious dance of the Spanish peasantry to the safer realm of the nobility's chambers, while Bach's Concerto for Two Harpsichords entertains coffee drinkers. Hear the music of these venues come to life with the virtuosity of dueling harpsichordists.

The concert is free, but due to limited seating reservations are required. See the ASU event notice. For reservations contact the Herberger Institute box office at 480.965.6447, Wed-Fri 11 AM - 5:30 PM and Sat 2 - 4 PM. Their webpage is here.

This concert is funded by PEMS and co-sponsored by the ASU School of Music. Donations to PEMS, which are tax-deductible, will be gratefully accepted.

Parking: Park in the Gammage lot or as shown on this map or in the reserved spaces in front of the Sculpture Museum or in the residential area on the west side of Mill Av, all of which are permissible on weekends and, for the ASU parking only, after 7 PM on weekdays. Do not park on Gammage Parkway just south of the School of Music building or in the Art Museum parking lot just north of the School of Music building; those are ticketed until 10 PM Mon - Sat and you would have to leave during intermission to move your car because you would otherwise exceed the maximum permissible time on the parking meter, potentially leading to being cited for a parking violation whether you put more money in the meter or not.

Note that there may be a competing event at Gammage Auditorium that starts at 7 PM, so parking in the Gammage lot could be difficult unless you arrive early. See Gammage program. Seating for the concert typically begins at 7:15 PM.

November 2014

December 2014

January 2015

February 2015

PEMS: "Perchance to Dreame"

Sat, 21 Feb 2015, 7:30 PM; ASU Organ Hall, 50 Gammage Pkwy, Tempe

Performers: Les Voix Humaines: Susie Napper and Margaret Little, violas da gamba; Sylvain Bergeron, archlute; accompanied by Charles Daniels, tenor

Description: Embark on a musical journey to 17th-century England in a program for virtuoso viols and voice. On the cutting edge of England's musical life, the Lawes' brothers brilliantly set John Milton and Robert Herrick's poems to music while Christopher Simpson and William Lawes perfected the art of virtuoso viol playing. Paradise was lost when Charles I was executed in 1649, leaving a drab stage to the Puritans and a musical moritorium. After a decade, the Merry Monarch, Charles II, returned from Europe bringing a new musical dream to the Fairest Isle. The stage was set for Henry Purcell and a new golden age of English music.

The concert is free, but due to limited seating reservations are required. See the ASU event notice. For reservations contact the Herberger Institute box office at 480.965.6447, Wed-Fri 11 AM - 5:30 PM and Sat 2 - 4 PM. Their webpage is here.

This concert is funded by PEMS and co-sponsored by the ASU School of Music. Donations to PEMS, which are tax-deductible, will be gratefully accepted.

Parking: Park in the Gammage lot or as shown on this map or in the reserved spaces in front of the Sculpture Museum or in the residential area on the west side of Mill Av, all of which are permissible on weekends and, for the ASU parking only, after 7 PM on weekdays. Do not park on Gammage Parkway just south of the School of Music building or in the Art Museum parking lot just north of the School of Music building; those are ticketed until 10 PM Mon - Sat and you would have to leave during intermission to move your car because you would otherwise exceed the maximum permissible time on the parking meter, potentially leading to being cited for a parking violation whether you put more money in the meter or not.

Note that there may be a competing event at Gammage Auditorium that starts at 7 PM, so parking in the Gammage lot could be difficult unless you arrive early. See Gammage program. Seating for the concert typically begins at 7:15 PM.

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