Saskia Coolen and Hsuan-Wen Chen, co-directors
Baroque Academy will run during the first week of the Amherst Early Music Festival
Baroque Academy at the Amherst Early Music Festival offers high-level, immersion classes for Baroque strings, winds, and voice. Students work closely with internationally renowned faculty members to expand their knowledge of Baroque style, ornamentation, and repertoire. Chamber music ensembles and Baroque orchestra work through the week in preparation for performances. Pitch for Baroque Academy is A=415.
Baroque Academy Instrumentalists have an intensive all-day program of master classes, chamber ensembles, oboe band, topic classes, and the opera orchestra. Work closely with extraordinary artists on Baroque style, ornamentation, and technique, Baroque ensemble, dynamics, basso continuo, and more. Opera orchestra musicians should plan to arrive on Sunday, August 7 for afternoon orchestra rehearsal, 3:30 - 5:30 pm.
he 2022 opera project is a pastiche drawn from two different operas based on the mythological story of the Judgement of Paris : Antonio Cesti's Il pomo d'oro (The Golden Apple), and Daniel Purcell's The Judgement of Paris. The opera is edited, with a Prologue and Epilogue created by Grant Herreid and Lawrence Rosenwald, and will be performed at the Festival on Friday evening, August 12.
Baroque Academy Daily Schedule: 9:00 Master classes, 11:00 Chamber ensembles, 1:45 String orchestra, Oboe band, Topic classes, 3:30 Baroque opera, Vocal Soloists Rehearsals. Opera Dress Rehearsal: Thursday evening, August 11, after the Faculty Concert, Opera Performance on August 12, Baroque Academy ensemble performances on August 13.