Meet EMV’s 2023 Next Generation Artists, soprano Ai Horton, violinist Elana Cooper and cellist Jessica Korotkin! In this interview, host Julia Halbert gets to know the Next Gen artists and learns about what they hope to bring to this year’s summer festival. From Bach Parodies to tales of their college experiences, you’ll surely get to know these three women before seeing them live in concert.
Welcome to Notations - EMV's podcast. Through informal conversations with hosts such as Bill Richardson, Sylvia L’Écuyer, Elinor Frey, Christina Hutten and our own Suzie LeBlanc, meet our guest artists before they grace our stage and discover their unique journeys, their personalities and their inspiring projects.
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Notations Episode #11 The Birds Concert with Florence Bolton and Sébastien Marq
In this episode of Intimate Conversations, Florence and Sébastien of La Rêveuse share how they incorporate bird sounds into their programme. They also teach us about how birds have influenced musicians when making music throughout history.
Notations #10 with Bruce Dickey and Hana Blazikova
In this episode of Notations, guests Bruce Dickey and Hana Blazikova discuss how and why the cornetto and voice work so beautifully together and why they try to imitate each other. In addition, host Sylvia L’Ecuyer digs in to find out where the manuscripts for the On The Breath of Angels album were originally found.
Notations Episode #9 with The Consone Quartet
In this episode of Intimate Conversations, host Sylvia L’Ecuyer sits down with three members of the Consone Quartet to discuss their journey as a group, the life and work of composer Fanny Mendelssohn and their upcoming concert Consone Quartet: BBC New Generation Artists.
NOTATIONS EPISODE #8 with Reginald Mobley and Alexander Weimann
Writer and broadcaster Bill Richardson sat down with Countertenor Reginald Mobley and Alexander Weimann, director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, for an Intimate Conversation about music, what it means to “raise your voice,” their many years of friendship and the upcoming concert Raise, Raise the Voice.
NOTATIONS EPISODE #7 THE PLEASURES OF THE LOUVRE WITH SÉBASTIEN DAUCÉ
Sébastien Daucé, the engaging music director of the Ensemble Correspondances, speaks with Sylvia L’Écuyer about life at the Louvre in the 17th century, and the musical events enjoyed by the monarch Louis XIII. Click here for the French version.
Notations Episode #6 – Imaginario with Ariel Abramovich
Ariel Abramovich on how to construct a songbook from Spanish renaissance polyphony using intabulations, his project with soprano Maria-Cristina Kiehr, and how he secured lutesong commissions from rock musicians John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Tony Banks (Genesis) and Sting for his duo with tenor John Potter.
Notations Episode #5 From Renaissance Spain to Persia with Fahmi Alqhai
In Episode 5 of Notations cellist and gambist Elinor Frey talks to Accademia del Piacere del Piacere’s Fahmi Alqhai about early life in Syria, Middle Eastern influences on the music of Renaissance Spain and his love of the viola da gamba.
Notations Episode #4 The Forgotten Female Composers with Elinor Frey
Who was Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen? Listen to Christina Hutten interviewing Elinor Frey on the life of this extraordinary violinist, harpsichordist, singer and composer, featured in our upcoming live performance Women of Note. This podcast features the Concerto for violin in A major, opus 3 no 3 by Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818) with violinist and director Stefano Montanari and the Arion Baroque Orchestra from their album Hidden Treasures of Italy.
Notations Episode #3 The History of The Women’s Violin
In this episode, discover the 18th century Pardessus de viole, known at the time as the “women’s violin”, in a delightful discussion between broadcaster, storyteller and raconteur Bill Richardson and viola da gamba player Mélisande Corriveau.