CityRecorder 2020 Global Edition!

October 24-25, 2020
Registration Opens soon!

A 2-day online workshop for recorders, curated by Valerie Horst and Wendy Powers, with 3 classes per day and a concert on Saturday. Join us from wherever you are in the world!

Class Schedule
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.

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 would like to play 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
We will warm up with a unique canon & Benedictus by Antoine Brumel, then cross the Channel to explore the rich fantasy life of Thomas 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. Music and Instrument Discussion with Eric Haas, Von Huene Workshop (free!)
Since Eric Haas can’t lay out his bounteous Von Huene Workshop tables in the hall of the Ella Baker School this year, he will instead talk with us online about all the music that he has 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.

Fees: Classes are $25 each, or take all 6 for $125! Concert is $15

Martin Bernstein