Winter Weekend Workshop 2021 ONLINE

snowflakeOnline! January 16 and 17, 2021
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Winter Weekend Workshop Schedule
Saturday, January 16
Four class periods with two classes each period, all times Eastern Standard
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 17
Three class periods with two classes each period, all times Eastern Standard
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Winter Weekend Faculty Concert 5:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, January 16
The answer is NO! with Valerie Horst and Wendy Powers
11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
Josquin, in two chansons and a Mass, portrays three very different refusals, one by a girl, another by a Duke, and an especially grisly one by a Pope. Music from original sources will be provided for readers of Renaissance notation, but modern scores of all the music will also be available for anyone else who just enjoys playing Josquin. Commentary in class will mostly concern matters of interest to everyone rather than specific notation issues. Open to: singers and instrumentalists. Pitch: A=440.

European Grand Tour with Kathryn Cok
11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
A master class for harpsichordists who would like to be coached on repertoire they are working on. Supportive, and with lots of valuable information for auditors. Please click here* for information on how to apply for a spot in the master class. Open to: all may audit. There are three performer spots.

Baroque Flute Master Class with Gwyn Roberts
1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
Public “private lessons” focusing on repertoire for unaccompanied baroque flute, as the times require, but with a twist: what ELSE can we play besides the Telemann Fantasias and the Bach Partita? Players are challenged to push the envelope and expand what we can play on our flutes when we are alone. Tips for successful transcription/adaptation and a brainstorming session about where to find new repertoire included. Prepare to share and receive new ideas! Three playing slots and unlimited room for auditors. Please click here* for information on how to apply for a spot in the master class.

Spain, Italy…Sweden? with Patricia Petersen and Douglas Young
1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
The Cancionero de Uppsala, a book of villancicos of two-five voices, was published in Venice in 1556; the sole extant copy was discovered in a Swedish library in the early 20th century. It contains some of the most ravishingly beautiful, and some of the most delightfully engaging, tunes of the period (such as the ever-popular holiday favorite Riu Riu Chiu). We’ll look at several unattributed pieces in three voices—love songs, drinking songs, and one Vilancico de Navidad. You’ll be playing along with Pat and Doug, from newly-revised texted scores with translations. Facsimiles provided for the bold! We'll be playing recorders at a=440, at 4’ pitch, but don’t let that keep you from joining the fun on voice, strings, or loud instruments! Open to: intermediate to advanced singers and instruments. Pitch: A=440.

Music for Loud Band from the New World with Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken
3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
This music and its rhythmic vitality will keep you on your toes! We will explore 3, 4 and 5 part pieces from Spanish and Portuguese composers who emigrated to the New World, bringing their traditions with them, as they blended their compositional styles with the influences of the indigenous musicans from Central and South America. Open to: shawm, dulcian and sackbut players. Pitch: A=440.

Alone and Together with Sarah Cunningham
3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
A master class for soloists, viol players or other instruments, or ensembles podding together. Three available slots for supportive coaching from a master viol player. Hint: French style is a particular love for Sarah! Please click here* for information on how to apply for a spot in the master class. Open to: all may audit. There are three performer spots.

The Elegant Menuet, with Dorothy Olsson and Julie Iwasa
7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (4:00 pm Pacific Time)
We will review basic steps for the menuet then learn several step variations; the notation for each step will be also shown and explained. Participants will practice individual steps, and various phrases, which will be assembled to create a complete solo menuet! Music recordings of various composers will be played including menuets by G.P. Telemann, G. F. Handel, J. C. F. Fischer, and R. Keiser. Open to: this is a class for dancers but all steps will be taught, and all are welcome!

Sunday, January 17
Frescobaldi and Friends with Kathryn Cok, harpsichord and Wouter Verschuren, dulcian
11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
A look at 17th century repertoire for Canto and Basso and for two bass instruments. Wouter will play one bass part, you’ll play the other solo part (basso or canto), and Kathryn will play continuo. Discussion of 17th century style, time changes, ornamentation, and more. Kathryn will provide some suggestions for the continuo player. Open to: bass and treble melody instruments, and continuo instruments. Pitch: A=440

Contemporary Recorder Music from Brazil: The Ensemble Compositions of Liduino Pitombeira with Rainer Beckmann
11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
Liduino Pitombeira (pitombeira.com) is one of Brazil's current leading composers. His extensive catalogue includes compositions for a wide array of instrument combinations, including several with recorder or for recorders only. This class will focus on Pitombeira's works for recorder quartet and quintet composed between 1991 and 2008. Ample play-along opportunities will be provided together with information on some of Brazil's vast musical traditions and practices related to the compositions. The class caters to players interested in a challenge, especially regarding but not limited to rhythm, as well as in music that is rich, deep, and highly engaging. Open to: SATB recorders, high intermediate-advanced. Pitch: A=440.

Recorder Master Class with Rotem Gilbert
1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
Signup for a recorder masterclass session with Rotem Gilbert. Bring one of your favorite Baroque movements to share with the class or participate as an auditor by practicing the techniques offered by Rotem on “mute”. Music will be available in advance so that auditors can follow along. Please click here* for information on how to apply for a spot in the master class. Three spots available for performers. Open to all to audit.

Songs of Nicolas Lanier with Nell Snaidas and Richard Stone
1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
A master class for singers and lutes podding together or using JamKazam for synchronous performance. Perfect for duos who are looking to expand their repertoire, this master class will be devoted to the sumptuous songs of Nicholas Lanier. Editions of Lanier songs are provided in the class materials you will recieve when you register. Lanier, who collaborated with Thomas Campion and Ben Johnson, spent time in Italy, encountering the music of Monteverdi and his contemporaries. Deeply affected by his time abroad, his songs are wildly expressive and present the opportunity for singer and instrumentalist alike to delve into the luxurious English texts of the 17th century. Performer spots open to: three groups of singers and lutes or harpsichords. Auditors welcome.
The technical requirements are more specific than what you need to conference over Zoom. You will need  1) broadband internet, 2) an ethernet cable connection directly from the router into your computer, 3) an audio interface and a mic with an XLR connector, 4) headphones or earbuds. Wifi and bluetooth will not work. Tech session before the class will help you test your system.

Songs of Fortune and Hope, or, Good Riddance, 2020! with Mark Rimple, lute
3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
2020 and 2021 can be represented by these two powerful women, one representing volubility with her wheel that crushes kings and elevates fools, the other promising release from uncertainty, and the healing balm of love. Includes monophonic and polyphonic works from the court of Alfonso the Wise, Guillaume de Machaut, and Matteo da Perugia. Open to: singers, lute (including citole or gittern), vielle or viol, harp, and recorders or other historic winds (douçaine, sackbut, etc.) Pitch: A=440.

Obbligato Harpsichord and YOU with Leon Schelhase, harpsichord and Geoffrey Burgess, oboe
3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
Play Telemann’s Bb sonata for obbligato harpsichord (Leon) and recorder (you!). Additionally, Sonata BWV 1031 by either J. S. or C. P. E. Bach in the F major version for obbligato harpsichord and alto recorder. Also, movements from a trio sonata for oboe and recorder and BC with Geoffrey Burgess playing oboe. A great chance to play these pieces with a master harpsichordist in your own home! Open to: upper intermediate to advanced recorders, flutes, oboes, violins. Pitch: A=415.

Faculty Concert and Farewell to Winter Weekend Workshop
5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
If you will not be taking classes, and would like to attend the concert. Please sign up here. All class participants will have the link to the concert, no need to sign up!
- see you next year in Philadelphia!