Weekend Workshop with Amanda Markwick and Na'ama Lion
Join Amanda Markwick and Na’ama Lion for a weekend workshop focusing exclusively on the Renaissance flute consort. We’ll start each day together with group warm-ups on cadences, modes, and hexachords, then divide up into groups to explore the repertoire. Extras include two mini-lectures on topics specifically related to the Renaissance flute, guided instruction on reading from 16th-century notation, and opportunities to try instruments by various makers.
The repertoire chosen for this weekend workshop highlights nature as both mirror and metaphor for our human experiences. Laughing meadows, wistful moons, and empathetic forests come to life in 16th-century madrigals and chansons by composers such as Maddalena Casulana, Luca Marenzio, Clément Janequin, and Claudin de Sermisy.
This workshop is open to flutists with all levels of experience, from beginners on the Renaissance flute to already existing flute consorts. Upon registration, please indicate your experience with Renaissance flute, if any, and whether you are coming alone or as part of a consort. Please also indicate if you are bringing flute(s) with you, and at which pitch.
The following instruments will be available to use and try out:
440 consort (Giovanni Tardino): 1 bass in G, 3 tenors in D, 1 descant in G
440 descant in G (Boaz Berney)
440 tenor (Barbara Stanley)
415 tenor x2 (Martin Wenner)
408 tenor (Giovanni Tardino)
408 tenor (Martin Wenner)
Covid Policy: Participants will be required to test on the Friday and Saturday before attending.