Voices of Music 2020–21 Online Season

October 25, 2020, 11AM PDT
Bach and the Dance
Lecture by Nicholas McGegan OBE, Music Director Laureate Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

Much of Bach's music is based on the rhythms of the court dances of his day, not just in the Suites and Partitas with named dance movements but also, less obviously, in the Cantatas and Passions. This talk aims to show how deep this vein of the dance runs in his music. In addition, what characters each type of dance had for musicians of the Baroque period.

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November 15, 2020, 11AM PT
The Art of the Countertenor
Interview with Christopher Lowrey

In this interview, internationally renowned countertenor Christopher Lowrey talks about the challenges and adventures of singing baroque opera as well as his wide ranging recital repertory.

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Extra Event (FREE)
November 22, 11am PT
Virtual roundtable discussion
Perspectives: Women Directors and the intersectionality of race, gender and disability

Join us for a round table about the challenges and hurdles women music directors experience today. With Chloe Kim, Artistic Director of the Music for the Pause Festival in Victoria, BC; Rachel Podger, Artistic Director of the Brecon Baroque Festival and Brecon Baroque in the UK; Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Girls Chorus; and Hanneke van Proosdij, Co-Director of Voices of Music.

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December 20, 2020, 11am PT
Fiddle Tunes Across the North Atlantic
Lecture by Laura Risk, performance faculty McGill University

From the earliest beginnings, fiddle tunes were one of the most popular forms of music and dance. Hundreds of books of these tunes were published as well as handed down through oral tradition. In this lecture, musicologist-performer Laura Risk shows how these traditions travelled across the Atlantic.

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January 10, 2021, 11AM PT
The State of the Arts
Interview with Robert Mealy, Director of Historical Performance at Juilliard

Robert Mealy talks about his wide ranging experiences in Early Music performance, which includes medieval, renaissance, baroque and beyond.

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January 24, 2021, 11AM PT
The Cornetto’s Last Gasp? Some Surprising 18th-Century Moravian Discoveries
Lecture by Bruce Dickey, emeritus professor Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

In this lecture Bruce Dickey talks about his recent discovery of the incredible trove of 18th century works written for St. James Church in Brno, Moravia. Bruce will speak about this unknown late repertoire for cornetto, about the organization of the musical chapel, and the succession of choirmasters responsible for the music from 1700 to 1815. He will feature two fascinating works with one cornetto and two trombones: The Nepomuk Mass and a Requiem by Peregrino Gravani from well into the second half of the century.

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February 7, 2021, 11AM PT
Postcards from the past
Interview with Lisandro Abadie, performance faculty Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

International opera star and scholar Lisandro Abadie talks about his career on the cutting edge of historical performance and his work in training singers in the Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

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March 7, 2021, 11AM PT
A Mighty Wind; renaissance wind instruments
Lecture by Rotem Gilbert, professor USC Thornton School of Music

Early Music superstar Rotem Gilbert talks about all the fabulous wind instruments from the renaissance that she plays and has researched extensively in literature and iconography.

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