European Day of Early Music 2019
Ireland once again joins a European celebration of Early Music Month and the European Day of Early Music.
On Thursday 21 March 2019, the seventh Early Music Day will be held across Europe with a series of concerts celebrating 1000 years of musical history, with music from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
Thursday 21 March marks both the spring solstice and the anniversary of J. S. Bach’s birth. Hip harpsichordist Jean Rondeau is this year’s Early Music Day ambassador, succeeding to Jordi Savall, René Jacobs, William Christie and Skip Sempé.
I am touched to have been chosen as ambassador for the 2019 Early Music Day. This is an opportunity to invite young people and people interested in this movement to continue the huge work made by the pioneers. – Jean Rondeau
More than a hundred concerts will take place across the continent. Many of them streamed live as part of a digital celebration through Facebook and www.remaradio.eu, giving isolated audiences the opportunity to ‘attend’ many of these concerts from their home. The event list can be found on the Early Music Day website (www.earlymusicday.eu).
Ireland will also host several events on this special day and throughout March, the global Early Music Month, including special radio broadcasts on RTÉ lyric fm, who is supporting this day together with Ireland’s newest Early Music and New Music initiative, Now and Then. (www.nowandthenmedia.com)
Promoted by REMA (the Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne / European Early Music Network), organisers across Europe and beyond are encouraged to create events linked to early music, from concerts to conferences.
See a preliminary list of Irish events below. For further information, visit www.earlymusicday.eu.
SCUOLA DEL CANTO LIBERO | NIGHT OF BAROQUE OPERA PRESENTED BY CZECH & IRISH SOLOISTS | CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Programme: C. Monteverdi – Laudate Dominum; G. Torelli Tu lo sai; Ch.W. Gluck Che faro senza Euridice, O del mio dolce ardor; G.F. Händel La Scia Ch’io pianga, Canticorum iubilo, How beautiful, Acis & Galatea (duet & 2 choirs); J. Blow Venus & Adonis (duet & choir); J. Weldon The Tempest (Act 4); H. Purcell Dido’s lament, Come, Ye Sons Of Art
CHANT21 | CON ARTE È MAESTRIA/MASTEE PIECES OF THE 17TH CENTURY KING VASA’S COURT | NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN
Artist(s) Performing: Jacek WISŁOCKI • tenor | Theresa BURTON • recorder / Jerzy ŻAK • archlute
Alessandro PICCININI (1566 – ca.1638)| Francesco ROGNONI Taeggio (late 16th C. – 1626)| F. Lomazzo, Flores | Ignazio DONATI (ca.1570 – 1638) | Andrea CIMA (fl.1606 – 1627) | Bernardo GIANONCELLI (ca.1580 – ca.1650) | Anonym Polish Songs(from manuscript ca.1620-50) | Tarquinio MERULA (1594/5 – 1665) | Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583 – 1643) | Adam JARZĘBSKI (end of 16th C. – 1648/49) | Tarquinio MERULA (1595 – 1665)
RTÉ LYRIC FM | RTÉ LYRIC FM CELEBRATES EDEM 2019 | RTÉ LYRIC FM 96-99FM
Artist(s) Performing: Various
SESTINA MUSIC | FLOWERS FOR THE GRACES | QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST [28/03]
Artist(s) Performing: Charlotte Trepess (soprano), Mark Chambers (Countertenor), Peter Harris (Tenor) and Aaron O’Hare (Bass).
Programme: our Madrigals by Ned Rorem, Britten’s Flower Songs and Renaissance madrigals by Lassus and de Rore.
Published on 18 March 2019