A Gala NYC Weekend
October 26-27, 2019
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The Ella Baker School, New York City
A workshop designed exclusively for recorder players! Classes in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern, and Traditional music, Consorts, master classes, orchestra! Tuition $210.
Co-directed by Wendy Powers and Valerie Horst, with stellar faculty:
Deborah Booth, Eric Haas, Susan Hellauer, Valerie Horst, Susan Iadone, Daphna Mor, Patricia Ann Neely, Alexandra Opsahl, Wendy Powers, Gwyn Roberts, Nina Stern.
Tuition: $210 includes seven classes (four on Saturday, three on Sunday) plus delicious coffee breaks.
Getting there The Ella Baker School is easy to reach! Take the 6 train (68th St. stop), the Q train (72nd St. stop), the 1st Av M15 bus, or the crosstown M66.
Class levels range from intermediate to very advanced. Applicants should play at least SAT recorders and sightread reasonably well in a group setting. Baroque style recorders are preferred, except as noted in Class Descriptions.
Fee $210 tuition covers all classes both days. Work study tuition $105. All music will be provided. Persepolis Dinner extra. Fully refundable before October 9.
The Von Huene Shop will be on hand both days with music and instruments for sale and the invaluable advice of Eric Haas. Drop by and browse even if you can't attend the workshop.
Enrollment: Preference will be given to those enrolling full time. Enrollment for mornings-only classes or afternoon classes will be offered on a space-available basis starting October 9. Enrollment is limited to 60, so apply early!
*OPTIONAL EVENTS are not included with tuition
Persepolis Restaurant 5:30 Saturday evening. Join the group reservation for fabulous Persian fare before you enjoy a concert...
Ex Borealis Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Swedish and Danish music with Early Music NY. Frederick Renz, director, with CityRecorder faculty Alexandra Opsahl, and Danish recorderist Bolette Roed!
First Church of Christ Scientist, 77 Central Park West at 68th Street. Discounted ticket price of $20 for CityRecorder enrollees, $40 for the public.
TENET Saturday, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
The Secret Lover, Strozzi @ 400.
House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street, tickets $50.
Capella Pratensis Sunday, 4:00 p.m.
A Renaissance Masterpiece: Jacob Obrecht’s “Missa Maria zart” Presented by MB1800. Eight-voice men’s choir from the Netherlands, Stratton Bull, director. Corpus Christie Church, located in Morningside Heights near Columbia University, 529 West 121st Street, East of Broadway. See website for ticket information.
Feedback from a recent participant
This was my third year at AEM NYC Recorder. I am again very pleased with it and hope to continue again next year. Mainly, recently, a solo armchair player, I am thrilled that an event like this is available to me. And each year I come away from the event with new music appreciation, acquaintances, skills, and memories.
The Ella Baker School 317 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065, between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan. The closest subway stop is the 68 Street/Hunter College stop on the Lexington Avenue No. 6 train. Bus lines 15 and 66 are also convenient. www.ellabakerschool.org