Winter Weekend Workshop


Winter Weekend Workshop in Historic Philadelphia and the Rutgers-Camden Fine Arts Center January 13-16, 2017

Details from the 2016 Workshop are below... look for 2017 Information, coming soon!


Francesco Durante


2016 Winter Weekend Workshop

Directed by Heather Miller Lardin

with recorder virtuoso Joris Van Goethem and core members of Tempesta di Mare

Tuition $295, Dance Tuition $240, Work-study tuition $175

Start the new year with energy and inspiration!
Recorder ensembles, viol consorts, masterclasses, oboe band, string ensemble, early notation, historical dance, Renaissance reeds. The Baroque Orchestra will play Telemann's Voelker Overture. Saturday and Sunday, end your afternoon with a large group session, lecture, or Baroque dance class! 


Project for Voices and Lutes
Julianne Baird and Richard Stone, directors

Francesco Durante's Stabat Mater for women's voices, and selections from Sigismondo d'India's emotionally-charged Madrigals Book VIII with texts from Giambattista Guarini's pastoral tragicomedy,Il Pastor fido SSATB, and continuo, Julianne Baird and Richard Stone, co-directors. Enrollment limited to 15 singers. Audition deadline for singers December 1, 2015. Please send bio and mp3/mp4 sound file (or Dropbox or YouTube links) of two contrasting movements in Baroque style to: Notification by December 15th.

Baroque Orchestra Project
Emlyn Ngai and Gwyn Roberts, directors
Telemann's Volker 
Overture in B-flat TWV 55:B5. You'll be entertained by Telemann's musical depictions of the Swiss, Portuguese, Muscovites, and others. For strings and Baroque winds. A=415


German Baroque Dance Project:
Der galante Stil - The Art of Dance in 18th century Germany

Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar D. Mainz, directors.
Click here to see the list of dance classes!

Workshop Faculty:

John Bailey, harpsichord

Julianne Baird, voice

Rainer Beckmann, recorder

Frances Blaker, recorder

Marilyn Boenau, reeds

Geoffrey Burgess, Baroque oboe

Donna Fournier, viol

Eric Haas, recorder

Valerie Horst, recorder and early notation

Joan Kimball, recorder and reeds

tempesta di mare

Lawrence Lipnik, viol

Kaspar D. Mainz, historical dance

Heather Miller Lardin, viol and double bass

Emlyn Ngai, Baroque violin

Dorothy Olsson, historical dance

Adam Pearl, harpsichord

Patricia Petersen, recorder and early notation

Gwyn Roberts, Baroque flute

Leon Schelhase, harpsichord

Richard Stone, lute and theorbo

Peter Sykes, harpsichord

Joris Van Goethem, recorder

Accomodations in Philadelphia
Special participant rate at the Omni Hotel (Now called the Franklin Hotel at Independence Park as of Nov. 19) of $132 per night plus room tax (15.5%). Reserve space with us and we'll add you to the rooming list. 
Classes will be in the Fine Arts Building at Rutgers/Camden. Vans will run between the hotel and Rutgers in the early morning and after the last afternoon class, a 10-minute ride.

Workshop Schedule:
Classes are 9:00 to 4:30 Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 to 12:00 Monday, with Workshop Special Projects Concert 12:30-1:45. Lunches are online pokies nz provided on Saturday and Sunday (included with tuition). Other meals are on your own.

Friday, January 15
4:00-6:00 p.m. Workshop check-in
In the lobby of the Omni Hotel. Check-in also possible at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Rutgers before the first class.
6:00 p.m. Happy Hour
In the lobby of the Omni Hotel after check-in
7:30 p.m. Concert with Aaron Sheehan and Adam Pearl
Songs by Purcell, Britten and more for tenor and harpsichord. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia. Tickets $20 General Admission.

Saturday, January 16Kleine Kammermusic Ensemble
Classes 9:00 to 4:30
9:00 p.m. Concert: Kleine Kammermusik 
​Composers at the French Court
Join us for a bubbly blend of baroque treasures, with a champagne and dessert reception following the concert. St. Peter's Church 313 Pine Street Philadelphia. Admission $25; Discounted ticket price of $20 ($15 for students and seniors) for Amherst attendees.

Sunday, January 17
Classes 9:00 to 4:30
8:00 p.m. Faculty Concert
Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia Concert is open to the public. $20 tickets at the door, free for participants.

Monday, January 18
Classes 9:00 to 12:00
12:30 p.m. Workshop Special Projects concert
Following end of classes, at the Rutgers Fine Arts building.