October 24-25, 2020
Registration Now Open!
A 2-day online workshop for recorders, curated by Valerie Horst and Wendy Powers, with 3 classes per day and a concert on Saturday, and Music & Instrument Discussion with Eric Haas on Sunday. Join us from wherever you are in the world!
Saturday, October 24
11:00 a.m. EDT European Medieval Melodies with Daphna Mor (and Daniel Freedman, percussion)
The class will include repertoire from the Cantigas de Santa Maria and Libre Vermell de Monserrat and other sources, accompanied by exciting global percussive rhythms.
1:00 p.m. EDT Master Class: Telemann Fantasias with Saskia Coolen
These pieces are a miracle of compositional ingenuity. Though you play only the one part by yourself (at a safe social distance!), you must create the effect not only of melody but also of bass lines and often even polyphony! Modified master class format, with audience participation. A = 440.
3:00 p.m. EDT Renaissance Notation +: Three Faces of Du Fay with Valerie Horst and Wendy Powers
Churchman, party boy, courtly wit. Scores will be provided in facsimiles of original sources and also in modern notation for those who enjoy playing Du Fay but don’t read early notation.
5:00 p.m. CONCERT with Martin Bernstein and Friends! ($15)
Sunday, October 25
11:00 a.m. EDT Intriguing Renaissance Duets: A Flemish Canon & Mass Movement, English Fantasias with Deborah Booth
Contrasting Renaissance Duets with Deborah Booth Class will start in Flanders with a celestial Benedictus and a unique canon by Antoine Brumel, then cross the English Channel to explore the complex, cerebral fantasias of Morley, Christopher Gibbons, and William White.
1:00 p.m. EDT Fear No Danger! Purcell's Music for the Stage with Rachel Begley
Three- and four-part songs, dances, and incidental music from plays and masques by the beloved English composer for church and theater.
3:00 p.m. EDT Lions of Venice: The Venetian Polychoral School with Lawrence Lipnik
Motets and canzone by such composers as Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Widmann, and Stanford for multi voices, culminating in the world’s first online double-choir performance. Recorders of all sizes are welcome, and viols as well.
5:00 p.m. EDT Music and Instrument Discussion with Eric Haas, Von Huene Workshop
FREE: Music & Instrument Talk by Eric Haas, performer, composer, editor, and purveyor of musical wisdom at the Von Huene Workshop. Eric will talk about music that is available (including his own latest publications), and also about new and used instruments for sale. Like the classes, this will be a live presentation, and Eric will take questions at the end. Everyone who has registered for classes will receive a link. Interested in attending this event, but not taking classes? Sign up here!
Fees: Each class is $25
$125 buys you not only admission to all six classes but the warm glow of knowing you are helping Amherst Early Music! The concert is $15.
The Music & Instrument talk is free.
Concert by recorder virtuoso Martin Bernstein with Matt Zucker, cello and Joshua Stauffer, theorbo. Saturday, October 24, 5:00 EDT.
The venue for the concert is the Old Stone House, a historic Brooklyn edifice built by Dutch settlers in 1699, making it the same age as the concert’s repertoire! There will be a live Q&A afterward with Martin.
Eric Haas at the CityRecorder! Workshop in 2019, below.