Theresia Youth Orchestra announces auditions

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The ensemble is offering grants to young players of classical period instruments

Theresia Youth Orchestra, presently running its three-year concert series The Golden Age of Symphony, has announced a selection process in order to assign sixteen bursaries towards the attendance of educational paths lasting one or two years. The grants – offered to citizens of European Union member or European Economic Area member countries born on or after 1st January 1990 – are so subdivided:

number of grants amount period of attendance instruments
4 €4000,00 two years (April 2018 – April 2020) 2 violins – 1 viola – 1 oboe
10 €2000,00 one year (April 2018 – May 2019) 2 violins – 2 violas – 1 cello – 1 flute – 1 oboe – 1 bassoon – 2 horns
2 €2000,00 two years (June 2018 – Aprile 2020) 1 trumpet – 1 timpani

After a first selection phase based on CV’s and video, a limited number of candidates will be invited to the auditions that will take place in Lodi (Northern Italy) on 20-21 January 2018 for strings and 3-4 February for winds and timpani. The program shall be performed on classical instruments (for winds and timpani) and with a classical bow for strings, at pitch A=430Hz.

Selected candidates will attend chamber music academies and orchestral residencies, under the guide of the teachers Claudio Astronio, Alfredo Bernardini e Chiara Bianchini, at several locations in Italy, France and Austria. The expenses for the accommodation of grantees during the artistic residencies, as well as the travelling and meal costs during concert tours, will be covered by Fondazione iCons.  On the other hand, the expenses of board and travelling to the destination specified in the Schedule will be entirely borne by the grantees.

The deadline for sending applications, to be made according to the directions contained in the  official regulations, is on 2 January 2018.

Info: tel. (+39) 348 2202 808 – e-mail: theresia@theresia.online
Pagina web: www.theresia.online/auditions

Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra announces auditions

The ensemble will select young players of historical instruments

Based in Rovereto (Northern Italy), Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra (TYBO) has announced its 2016 workshop-audition to be held from 4 to 7 May at Fondazione Cini di Venezia, with the aim to select young musicians who will take part in training sessions and paid performance organized by TYBO in the 2016-2019 period. The workshop-audition will focus on classical chamber and orchestra music and will be taught by the three principal TYBO conductors: Claudio Astronio, Chiara Banchini and Alfredo Bernardini.

Players, born after 1st January 1988, of the following classical instruments (at A-430) may apply: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Horn, Bassoon, Clarinet, Trumpet. Applications must be sent in before 31 March 2016 following the directions in the official announcement.

Info: Ph. (+39) 348 2202 808 – 338 696 4970
e-mail: 
contact@theresia-project.eu
Webpage: theresiaproject.wordpress.com

Milan Conservatory hires Early Music Teachers

A selection process is announced for Baroque and Classical Oboe and Baroque and Classical Cello

The Music Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” at Milan (Northern Italy) has announced the opening of a selection process in order to assign contracts for the teachings of Baroque and Classical Oboe and Baroque and Classical Cello.The selection is open to citizens of European Union member countries. The applications (the form to be filled is avalable at this link) must reach the Director’s Office not later than 30 September 2015 by registered mail or e-mail.

New openings at the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

The ensemble will select one Principal Oboe and one Co-Principal Bassoon

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London based Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment (OAE), mainly devoted to late Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertory, has announced a selection process, by audition and trial, for two historical instrument positions:

  • Principal Oboe  – This position would ideally cover all repertoire, but if suitable candidates specialise in earlier or later repertoire the position may be shared.
  • Co-Principal Bassoon – This position will have an emphasis on the Romantic repertoire. Candidates should ideally be able to play both French (Buffet or similar) and German (Heckel or similar) systems from c.1900, in order to highlight the different tone colours; modern Buffet or Heckel intstruments are not suitable.

The details of the selection process haven’t yet been defined. Projects Officer Sophie Kelland has informed us that “it is likely that candidates will audition on one instrument (whichever they prefer) and we will create an opportunity to hear them on the other instrument either at a subsequent audition or on a trial”.

The pitch OAE plays at is A=415 for the  Baroque repertory and A=430 for the Classical one. For both offered positions a proven track record in one or more of the following is desirable: education work, audience development, widening participation, and research into historically informed performance.

OAE produces about 100 concerts per year. Some of its principal positions are shared, which can allow principal players to specialise in but not necessarily confine themselves to different areas of repertoire.  Principal players are offered 100% of the work, and are expected to make a commitment to a high percentage of this work.

Highly qualified and experienced candidates should e-mail a covering letter and CV to:

Sophie Kelland, sophie.kelland@oae.co.uk
Application deadline: 30 October 2013
info:
 www.oae.co.uk/contact/careers/

Flick & Flock: a short clip from last Wednesday’s concert

The Classical Instruments Ensemble of Il Teatro della Memoria has performed music from the most famous Italian 19th century ballets

On 5 december the magnificent Salone Borromini at Biblioteca Vallicelliana in Rome hosted the celebration of dance scholar José Sasportes on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The event, organized by AIRDanza (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sulla Danza), featured the ensemble with classical instruments of Il Teatro della Memoria  Giancarlo Ceccacci (violin), Federico Marincola(Schrammelgitarre), Angela Paletta (oboe), Andrea Toschi (bassoon and orchestration) – in the instrumental concert Les Fleurs animées. Pagine musicali dai balletti italiani dell’Ottocento. The program included music by some of the most widely known composers of music for Italian 19th century ballets  – Cesare Pugni, Paolo Giorza, Peter Ludwig Hertel and Costantino Dall’Argine –performed on replicas of classical period instruments.

In the video, a short music clip: the second figure of Flick and Flock’s Quadrille. The italian version of the ballet was staged by the  coreographer Paolo Taglioni to music by Peter Ludwig Hertel at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan during the Carnival season 1862 and obtained a resounding success throughout Italy (see the post by Rita Zambon The Charge of the Galloping Bersaglieras)

Photos by Paola Torrani

Click here for the program of the event

The photos from the concert to honour José Sasportes

Under the benevolent glance of Saint Filippo Neri, the classical instruments ensemble of Il Teatro della Memoria performs music from 19th century Italian ballets

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On 5 december the magnificent Salone Borromini at Biblioteca Vallicelliana in Rome hosted the celebration of dance scholar José Sasportes on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The event, organized by AIRDanza (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sulla Danza), featured the ensemble with classical instruments of Il Teatro della Memoria  Giancarlo Ceccacci (violin), Federico Marincola (Schrammelgitarre), Angela Paletta (oboe), Andrea Toschi (bassoon and orchestration) – in the instrumental concert Les Fleurs animées. Pagine musicali dai balletti italiani dell’Ottocento. The program included music by some of the most widely known composers of music for Italian 19th century ballets  – Cesare Pugni, Paolo Giorza, Peter Ludwig Hertel and Costantino Dall’Argine –performed on replicas of classical period instruments.

Photos by Paola Torrani

Click here for the program of the event

A book, a concert and an exhibition to honour José Sasportes

The event, organized by AIRDanza, will feature the Teatro della Memoria Ensemble with replicas of classical instruments in a program of music from Italian ballets of the 19th century

On 5 December at 4.30 p.m. the Biblioteca Vallicelliana in Rome will host Omaggio a José Sasportes celebrando la danza italiana, a celebration of dance scholar José Sasportes on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The event, organized by AIRDanza (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sulla Danza), will open with the presentation by Silvia Carandini of the book Passi, tracce, percorsi. Scritti sulla danza italiana, edited by Alessandro Pontremoli and Patrizia Veroli.


An instrumental concert, Les Fleurs animées. Pagine musicali dai balletti italiani dell’Ottocento, will ensue. The program will feature music by some of the best known 19th century ballet composers – Cesare Pugni, Paolo Giorza, Peter Ludwig Hertel and Costantino Dall’Argine – performed on replicas of period instruments by Il Teatro della Memoria Ensemble: Giancarlo Ceccacci (violin), Federico Marincola (guitar), Angela Paletta (oboe), Andrea Toschi (bassoon and orchestration).

The event will close with a presentation by Francesca Beatrice Vista of the exhibition Passo dopo passo. Walter Toscanini e la danza italiana curated by Francesca Falcone and Patrizia Veroli. The exhibition, that has been awarded a medal by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, will be open from 5 to 21 December 2012 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday–Saturday).

Press release (in Italian)

Biblioteca Vallicelliana – Salone Borromini
Roma, Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, 18
5 December 2012 – 4.30 p.m. – free entrance