2014 Winter Weekend Workshop

Friday, January 17 - Monday, January 20, 2014

Winter Weekend Workshop

Heather Miller Lardin, Director

with Tempesta di Mare

Comedy and Tragedy: Music for the Public and Private Drama of Life

in Historic Philadelphia and Rutgers/Camden


New! Information on Historical Dance at the Winter Weekend Workshop!


Travel Information for Winter Weekend Workshop


Registration Now Open! Register Here!


Download the Winter Weekend Flyer Here!

Tempesta di Mare
Joris Van Goethem, recorder
Sarah Cunningham, viol
Julianne Baird, voice
Core members of Tempesta di Mare:
Gwyn Roberts, recorder
Richard Stone, lute
Emlyn Ngai, violin
Lisa Terry, viol and cello
Adam Pearl, harpsichord
John Bailey, harpsichord
Marilyn Boenau, Baroque bassoon, Renaissance reeds
Eric Haas, recorder
Valerie Horst, recorder, early notation
Joan Kimball, recorder, Renaissance reeds
Na'ama Lion, Baroque flute
Heather Miller Lardin, viol and bass
Peggy Murray, historical dance
Dorothy Olsson, historical dance
Patricia Petersen, recorder, early notation
Wendy Powers, recorder


~ Project for Voices and Lutes: Agostino Steffani

Julianne Baird and Richard Stone, co-directors

Steffani's small chamber duets and trios, like Corelli's trio sonatas, were also taken as models by other composers. Especially in the famous duets and trios of George Frideric Handel. Corelli-esque melodies which are often imitated in the bassoon continuo combine with his predilection for duet textures and common use of ostinato basses in continuo arias. In England his works were so popular that they were given sacred English words and used as anthems. By these and other means Steffani's influence extended throughout the 18th century and beyond. Singers will perform in the student recital accompanied by an enemble of lutes and theorbos.

Audition deadline for singers December 1, 2013. Please send bio and sound file (mp3) of 2 contrasting movements in Baroque style to auditions@amherstearlymusic.org.  Notification by December 15th.

New! Links to Steffani's music to be studied and performed for the project.

~ Orchestra Project: Suite from Marais' Alcyone.

Open to advanced instrumentalists; sign up when class choices are available.

~ Lute, Archlute, Theorbo, and Guitar

Special activities for lutenists include master classes and a joint performance project with the vocal program of music by Agostino Steffani, co-led by Richard Stone (lutes) and Julianne Baird (voice) — no audition required. Other general activities available for lutenists include coached consort, chamber music and accompanying.  Music for the Steffani project will become available early on, allowing players plenty of advance preparation time.

~ Faculty Concert Sunday January 19th, at Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia 8:00 p.m.

Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia.  Open to the public, tickets at the door, free for participants.

~ Student Concert 12:30 p.m. Monday January 20th.  


Tuition $270, Dance Tuition $215, Work-study tuition $150.  Registration opens Nov. 1!
Special participant rate at Wyndham Hotel (formely Holiday Inn) of $114 per night plus room tax (15.5%).

watch this space!