Winter Weekend Workshop


Winter Weekend Workshop
January 12-15, 2018
in historic Philadelphia and Rutgers-Camden

Directed by Heather Miller Lardin
Tuition $320, Dance Tuition $275, Work-study tuition $190

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Start the new year with energy and inspiration! Recorder ensembles, viol consorts, masterclasses, oboe band, string ensemble, early notation, historical dance, Renaissance reeds.

Voices-and-Lutes Project
Julianne Baird and Richard Stone, co-directors

Barbara Strozzi Madrigals Book 1 (1644) for 2, 3, 4 and 5 voices and continuo. Intensive, long-weekend workshop of one-on-a-part singing and lute continuo ensemble with music by one of the seicento's finest composers. Vocalists will coach and perform a small-forces (2–3 voices) and large-forces (4–5 voices) madrigal each. Lutenists will accompany with a focus on ensemble and gesture.

Enrollment limited to 10 singers. Audition deadline for singers December 1, 2017. Please send bio and mp3/mp4 sound file (or Dropbox or YouTube links) of two contrasting movements in Baroque style to: Notification by December 15th.

NEW! Viol Intensive on the music of J.S. Bach. An unmissable opportunity to concentrate on the viola da gamba and harpsichord sonatas (BWV 1027-9), the passion and cantata solos (especially Komm süsses Kreuz and Es ist vollbracht), and contrapuntal music from The Art of Fugue and Musical Offering, under the technical and musical tutelage of Juilliard faculty member Sarah Cunningham. By audition: please sound sound file or link, and copy of your resume to

Terpsichore Suite from G. F. Handel's Il Pastor Fido
Project for Baroque Orchestra
Cynthia Roberts and Gwyn Roberts, directors
For strings and Baroque winds. A=415. No audition necessary

Harpsichord Studio with Adam Pearl and Leon Schelhase
Keyboard students focus on solo and continuo playing. Opportunities to play in orchestra and Baroque ensembles. By permission of instructor. New students please submit a letter from a teacher describing continuo skills and experience.

La bourëe de Mlle. Charollois, La Menuet et La Contredance
Baroque Dance Project
Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar D. Mainz, directors.
Click here for more information on the Historical Dance classes at the Winter Weekend Workshop!

Workshop Faculty:
John Bailey harpsichord
Julianne Baird voice
Rainer Beckmann recorder
Marilyn Boenau Baroque bassoon, Renaissance reeds
Geoffrey Burgess Baroque oboe
Sarah Cunningham viol
Donna Fournier viol
Eric Haas recorder
Valerie Horst recorder and early notation
Joan Kimball recorder and Renaissance reeds
Alison Melville recorder
Heather Miller Lardin viol, double bass
Kaspar D. Mainz Baroque dance
Sally Merriman Baroque bassoon
Dorothy Olsson Baroque dance
Adam Pearl harpsichord
Wendy Powers recorder
Mark Rimple lute, voice
Gwyn Roberts Baroque flute and recorder
Cynthia Roberts violin
Leon Schelhase harpsichord
Richard Stone lute, theorbo
Alastair Thompson harpsichord
Allen Whear cello

Accomodations in Philadelphia
Our room block at the Franklin Hotel is currently full! We do have rooms available at the Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel for the same rate for a single room, $164 per night double occupancy, with breakfast included.
Special participant rate at the Franklin Hotel of $144 per night plus room tax (currently 15.5%). Reserve space with us and we'll add you to the rooming list. 
Classes will be in the Fine Arts Building at Rutgers/Camden. Vans will run between the hotel and Rutgers in the early morning and after the last afternoon class, a 10-minute ride.

Workshop Schedule:
Classes are 9:00 to 4:30 Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 to 12:00 Monday, with Workshop Special Projects Concert 12:30-1:45. Lunches are provided on Saturday and Sunday (included with tuition). Other meals are on your own.

Friday, January 12
4:00-6:00 p.m. Workshop check-in
In the lobby of the Franklin Hotel. Check-in also possible at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Rutgers before the first class.
7:30 p.m. Concert: aMuse Consort Flow my Tears
Sarah Cunningham, Donna Fournier, Elena Smith, Rebecca Humphrey, Heather Miller Lardin with guests Robin Bier, Graham Bier, and Richard Stone. St. Stephen's Church, 19 South 10th Street.

Saturday, January 13
Classes 9:00 to 4:30

Sunday, January 14
Classes 9:00 to 4:30

8:00 p.m. Faculty Concert
Featuring Julianne Baird and faculty of the Winter Weekend Workshop. Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia Concert is open to the public. $20 tickets at the door, free for participants.

Monday, January 15
Classes 9:00 to 12:00

12:30 p.m. Workshop Special Projects concert
Following end of classes, at the Rutgers Fine Arts building.