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  • The First BLEMF '15 Reviews are Stellar! - Bloomington Early Music
    by various composers so the tunes could be enjoyed even more broadly Led by Charles Wines a performer on bagpipes shawms dulcians and recorders these young musicians of our day sounded as if they had just arrived by time machine from way back then The ensemble has been chosen to perform at the upcoming Boston Early Music Festival arguably the most prestigious of our nation s all That s a coup a deserved one they re fine musicians with an intriguing product to sell Two suggestions for the Boston gig 1 Work on choreography smooth out the sometimes awkward incomings and outgoings as personnel demands shift 2 Provide program notes to give listeners a clearer picture of what they re experiencing Due le Fils Check out the Photos Here Two former students of Stanley Ritchie the eminent Jacobs School faculty violinist whose students back in the early 1990s were instrumental in getting the first BLEMF going joined for another unusual program this on Saturday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church Martin Davids came down from Chicago and Antonin Stahly flew in from Paris to honor their professor with works by Joseph Barnabe Saint Sevin an 18th century violinist of repute who at age 16 became a member of the Paris Opera orchestra He remained for 20 years When those years were done he wrote Deuxieme Suite d Airs d Opera 13 pieces based on melodies from operas performed at the time The duo played those pieces with great verve and passion transmitting floods of captivating sounds They added a minuet from Saint Sevin s Principes du Violon plus an encore of Bach dedicated to their mentor in sum more than an hour of exuberant violin playing these fellows learned much from their master A Lully Jubilee Check out the Photos

    Original URL path: http://www.blemf.org/news/the-first-blemf-15-reviews-are-stellar (2016-01-17)
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  • Bloomington Early Music Festival Includes Seven Events over Memorial Day Weekend - Bloomington Early Music
    a joint effort between Bloomington Early Music a not for profit that nurtures the growth of early music performance in the region throughout the year and the IU Jacobs School of Music s Historical Performance Institute Project Jumpstart and the IU student organization Gamma Ut This year we are excited to celebrate and honor Stanley Ritchie the organization s founder who turned 80 just a few weeks ago said Leela Breithaupt a board member of Bloomington Early Music who performs with the legendary Baroque violinist To mark Ritchie s birthday the festival will feature a number of students and alumni of the Jacobs School whose careers in the field continue to be profoundly impacted by his guidance FREE EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO Thursday May 21 7pm Rachael s Café Pre Festival Concert HPI goes POP Pop music in early music style directed by Brady Lanier Friday May 22 7pm Monroe County Court House Rotunda Opening Festival Concert The Forgotten Clefs ensemble directed by Charles Wines A concert including dulcians Renaissance bassoons shawms Renaissance oboes sackbuts trombones recorders small percussion instruments and bagpipes Saturday May 23 10am 1pm Bloomington City Hall Atrium Instrument Petting Zoo and Pop Up Performances in Early Music Performed by members of Gamma Ut and curated by Devon Nelson Saturday May 23 2pm First Presbyterian Church Martin Davids and Antonin Stahley violins L abbe le fils duets Saturday May 23 7pm First Presbyterian Church Chantons Chantons A Lully Jubilee Directed by Reynaldo Patino Stage Directed by Christina Lynch Sunday May 24 2pm Auer Hall Remembering Washington McClain and Honoring Michael McCraw A concert of works by Georg Philipp Telemann Eva Legêne recorder Kathryn Montoya oboe Keith Collins bassoon Corey Jamason harpsichord Sunday May 24 8pm Auer Hall An Evening in Celebration of Stanley Ritchie A concert

    Original URL path: http://www.blemf.org/news/bloomington-early-music-festival-includes-seven-events-over-memorial-day-weekend (2016-01-17)
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  • An Early Music Showcase, March 29 at 7pm - Bloomington Early Music
    29 at 7 00 p m A free public performance Arethusa Musica Medieval Ensemble Forgotten Clefs Renaissance Wind Band The Burgundian Consort Renaissance a cappella choir BloomingViols viol consort ABOUT THE COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS Gamma Ut is a student led and student elected organization in the Historical Performance Institute of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music The purpose of this organization is to promote a sense of unity among students and alumni from the HPI as well as to promote historically informed performances within the IU Bloomington campus and the greater Bloomington community The Historical Performance Institute at the Jacobs School of Music is a resource for students interested in learning more about the performance practice of early music from the 12th to the 19th centuries Bloomington Early Music is a registered 501 c 3 not for profit organization whose mission encompasses catalyzing historically informed performance arts in Bloomington and South Central Indiana The Jacobs School of Music s Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides expert guidance resources and a wide variety of events designed to empower Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for careers in music and dance Through the student led initiative Project Jumpstart the

    Original URL path: http://www.blemf.org/news/early-music-weekend-brings-together-university-students-local-organization (2016-01-17)
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  • Blog Archives - Bloomington Early Music
    a reminder of a festival that used to fill the last 10 days of the month with a lush buffet of early music for Bloomington music lovers Those fighting mightily to revive the festival tradition are wisely moving carefully and slowly testing the waters so to speak using mostly local talent current Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students and alumni thereby striving to determine the depth of community interest at low cost The official opening of the BLEMF weekend on Friday evening indicated the level of enthusiasm is high what with a larger than expected audience and warm response Of course all of the programs were free of charge which is not a completely fair indicator But the enthusiasm with which the various attractions were greeted did strongly suggest that support exists Forgotten Clefs Check out the Photos Here The rotunda of the Monroe County Courthouse proved an excellent choice for Friday evening s concert by this six member Renaissance Wind Band The very live acoustics added thrills to the sounds produced by shawms ancestor of the oboe dulcians bassoons recorders sackbuts trombones percussion and bagpipe Folks sat on stairs as well as three levels in the rotunda the musicians performed on the middle one the second floor balcony and all those strange sounds magically blended into a small orchestra of instruments that seemed to belong that seemed to complement one another Forgotten Clefs bill of fare French popular songs from the 15th and 16th centuries songs about love and romance and everyday life that were arranged into wordless pieces by various composers so the tunes could be enjoyed even more broadly Led by Charles Wines a performer on bagpipes shawms dulcians and recorders these young musicians of our day sounded as if they had just arrived by time machine from way back then The ensemble has been chosen to perform at the upcoming Boston Early Music Festival arguably the most prestigious of our nation s all That s a coup a deserved one they re fine musicians with an intriguing product to sell Two suggestions for the Boston gig 1 Work on choreography smooth out the sometimes awkward incomings and outgoings as personnel demands shift 2 Provide program notes to give listeners a clearer picture of what they re experiencing Due le Fils Check out the Photos Here Two former students of Stanley Ritchie the eminent Jacobs School faculty violinist whose students back in the early 1990s were instrumental in getting the first BLEMF going joined for another unusual program this on Saturday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church Martin Davids came down from Chicago and Antonin Stahly flew in from Paris to honor their professor with works by Joseph Barnabe Saint Sevin an 18th century violinist of repute who at age 16 became a member of the Paris Opera orchestra He remained for 20 years When those years were done he wrote Deuxieme Suite d Airs d Opera 13 pieces based on melodies from operas performed at

    Original URL path: http://www.blemf.org/news/archives/05-2015 (2016-01-17)
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  • Blog Archives - Bloomington Early Music
    Sunday March 29 at 7 00 p m A free public performance Arethusa Musica Medieval Ensemble Forgotten Clefs Renaissance Wind Band The Burgundian Consort Renaissance a cappella choir BloomingViols viol consort ABOUT THE COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS Gamma Ut is a student led and student elected organization in the Historical Performance Institute of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music The purpose of this organization is to promote a sense of unity among students and alumni from the HPI as well as to promote historically informed performances within the IU Bloomington campus and the greater Bloomington community The Historical Performance Institute at the Jacobs School of Music is a resource for students interested in learning more about the performance practice of early music from the 12th to the 19th centuries Bloomington Early Music is a registered 501 c 3 not for profit organization whose mission encompasses catalyzing historically informed performance arts in Bloomington and South Central Indiana The Jacobs School of Music s Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides expert guidance resources and a wide variety of events designed to empower Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for careers in music and dance Through the student led initiative Project

    Original URL path: http://www.blemf.org/news/archives/02-2015 (2016-01-17)
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  • All Categories - Bloomington Early Music
    rotunda the musicians performed on the middle one the second floor balcony and all those strange sounds magically blended into a small orchestra of instruments that seemed to belong that seemed to complement one another Forgotten Clefs bill of fare French popular songs from the 15th and 16th centuries songs about love and romance and everyday life that were arranged into wordless pieces by various composers so the tunes could be enjoyed even more broadly Led by Charles Wines a performer on bagpipes shawms dulcians and recorders these young musicians of our day sounded as if they had just arrived by time machine from way back then The ensemble has been chosen to perform at the upcoming Boston Early Music Festival arguably the most prestigious of our nation s all That s a coup a deserved one they re fine musicians with an intriguing product to sell Two suggestions for the Boston gig 1 Work on choreography smooth out the sometimes awkward incomings and outgoings as personnel demands shift 2 Provide program notes to give listeners a clearer picture of what they re experiencing Due le Fils Check out the Photos Here Two former students of Stanley Ritchie the eminent Jacobs School faculty violinist whose students back in the early 1990s were instrumental in getting the first BLEMF going joined for another unusual program this on Saturday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church Martin Davids came down from Chicago and Antonin Stahly flew in from Paris to honor their professor with works by Joseph Barnabe Saint Sevin an 18th century violinist of repute who at age 16 became a member of the Paris Opera orchestra He remained for 20 years When those years were done he wrote Deuxieme Suite d Airs d Opera 13 pieces based on melodies from operas performed at the time The duo played those pieces with great verve and passion transmitting floods of captivating sounds They added a minuet from Saint Sevin s Principes du Violon plus an encore of Bach dedicated to their mentor in sum more than an hour of exuberant violin playing these fellows learned much from their master A Lully Jubilee Check out the Photos Here Baroque Violinist Reynaldo Patino currently working on a doctorate decided he wanted to contribute his musicianship to the festival not only as violinist but as music director He put together an elaborate program for Saturday evening at First Presbyterian extended Prologues from two operas of Jean Baptiste Lully plus instrumental selections from works by Lully contemporaries Francois Andre Philidor Jean Henri d Anglebert and Jean Philippe Rameau A six musician ensemble Les Hautbios du Rey led by Keith Collins authoritatively played the music of the contemporaries For the Lully there was an orchestra of 11 and eight singers who served as chorus and soloists The Prologues chosen were from Armide and Prosperpine both products of the 1680s The opener for Armide offers some amazing music attached to a moral discourse between Wisdom and Glory Early on

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  • by this six member Renaissance Wind Band The very live acoustics added thrills to the sounds produced by shawms ancestor of the oboe dulcians bassoons recorders sackbuts trombones percussion and bagpipe Folks sat on stairs as well as three levels in the rotunda the musicians performed on the middle one the second floor balcony and all those strange sounds magically blended into a small orchestra of instruments that seemed to belong that seemed to complement one another Forgotten Clefs bill of fare French popular songs from the 15th and 16th centuries songs about love and romance and everyday life that were arranged into wordless pieces by various composers so the tunes could be enjoyed even more broadly Led by Charles Wines a performer on bagpipes shawms dulcians and recorders these young musicians of our day sounded as if they had just arrived by time machine from way back then The ensemble has been chosen to perform at the upcoming Boston Early Music Festival arguably the most prestigious of our nation s all That s a coup a deserved one they re fine musicians with an intriguing product to sell Two suggestions for the Boston gig 1 Work on choreography smooth out the sometimes awkward incomings and outgoings as personnel demands shift 2 Provide program notes to give listeners a clearer picture of what they re experiencing Due le Fils Check out the Photos Here Two former students of Stanley Ritchie the eminent Jacobs School faculty violinist whose students back in the early 1990s were instrumental in getting the first BLEMF going joined for another unusual program this on Saturday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church Martin Davids came down from Chicago and Antonin Stahly flew in from Paris to honor their professor with works by Joseph Barnabe Saint Sevin an 18th century violinist of repute who at age 16 became a member of the Paris Opera orchestra He remained for 20 years When those years were done he wrote Deuxieme Suite d Airs d Opera 13 pieces based on melodies from operas performed at the time The duo played those pieces with great verve and passion transmitting floods of captivating sounds They added a minuet from Saint Sevin s Principes du Violon plus an encore of Bach dedicated to their mentor in sum more than an hour of exuberant violin playing these fellows learned much from their master A Lully Jubilee Check out the Photos Here Baroque Violinist Reynaldo Patino currently working on a doctorate decided he wanted to contribute his musicianship to the festival not only as violinist but as music director He put together an elaborate program for Saturday evening at First Presbyterian extended Prologues from two operas of Jean Baptiste Lully plus instrumental selections from works by Lully contemporaries Francois Andre Philidor Jean Henri d Anglebert and Jean Philippe Rameau A six musician ensemble Les Hautbios du Rey led by Keith Collins authoritatively played the music of the contemporaries For the Lully there was an orchestra of

    Original URL path: http://www.blemf.org/1/feed (2016-01-17)
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