Fall 2008 Issue of Early Music America Published

1 Sep 2008 (SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America has published the Fall 2008 issue of its quarterly publication, Early Music America magazine.  Call 1-888-SACKBUT or email info@earlymusic.org now to request a complimentary copy.

Notable in this issue:

EARLY MUSIC AT WILLIAMSBURG
Ronald Broude explores the present state of music in Colonial Williamsburg and the challenge of its musical re-enactors of presenting it in an historically accurate way.

Excerpt:  “For make no mistake, belief is what Colonial Williamsburg is about. As anyone concerned with early music understands, experiencing an historical re-creation is a matter of believing that what one is hearing or seeing re-creates the past as accurately as the present state of knowledge permits.”


THE ART OF ADMINSTRATION: ROBERT COLE
Don Kaplan interviews the long-time director of Cal Performances at the University of California-Berkeley who shares his insights and achievements over the years including the founding of the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition.

Excerpt: “…the only way you can raise money is if you have great things going on. And if you don’t raise the money, you’re out of business. So if you follow that train of thought, you can see the logic of having to go back to the art being number one.”


BY DEGREE THE CASTLES ARE BUILT: EARLY MUSIC IN IRELAND
Shulamit Kleinerman offers a sampling of early music activities on the Emerald Isle and visits with some of Ireland’s foremost early musicians.

Excerpt:  “...Ireland brings charms all its own to the international early music community. The landscape itself is one key, both in sustaining musicians who wish to live apart from the urban centers of the profession and in providing a bucolic setting for the early music festivals that hold the country’s spiritual and economic center for historical performance.”

Also in this issue: “Anachrophobia Revisited: How we should deal with a thought-provoking idea,” with Raymond Erickson and Bradley Brookshire; Profile on ensemble eX Director Eric Fraad, and coverage of the Berkeley Festival and EMA Conference in June 2008.  Plus Recording Reviews, Book Reviews, and Sound Bytes (news from the field).

Contact:    
Maria Coldwell, Executive Director, Early Music America
206-720-6270
fax 206-720-6290
mcoldwell@earlymusic.org


About Early Music America
Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music.  EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 3,000 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support.  EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America.  “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles.  For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT, or visit our web site at www.earlymusic.org.