For a complete listing of festivals and workshops, check the Early Music America website at http://earlymusic.org/events.
28 February - 2 March, 2014: Retreat to Advance
The VdGSA Central Carolina Chapter presents "Retreat to Advance", a weekend workshop for viol players with Alison Crum, Roy Marks and Gail Ann Schroeder in Chapel Hill, NC. For full details click here.
7-9 March, 2014: Young Players' Weekend
The 2014 Young Players Weekend will take place March 7-9 at Prindle Pond Retreat Center in Charlton, MA. This low-cost retreat is tailored for college-aged and young professional viol enthusiasts, of all ability levels. Full details here.
15-16 March, 2014: Wieland Kuijken and Eva Legêne
There will be a weekend of music making and socializing with Wieland Kuijken and Eva Legêne at Egremont Village Inn in South Egremont, MA. The weekend will include consort playing sessions, a master class, a concert and reception. For more information and registration contact Anne Legêne at 413-528-5311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
27-30 March, 2014: Exhibition of Early and Baroque Instruments
30 March, 2014: Parthenia Concert: Purcell - The Complete Fantasias for Viol Consort
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan. Special guests will be Joanna Blendulf, David Morris and Brent Wissick, viols. Tickets are $40/25/10, under 18 free. For more information, call 212.866.0468 or visit parthenia.org.
17 May, 2014: Parthenia Concert: Musical Games - Three centuries of music for strings
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan. Special guests will be Shira Kammen and Robert Mealy, violins and vielles. Tickets are $40/25/10, under 18 free. For more information, call 212.866.0468 or visit parthenia.org.
5 - 7 June, 2014: Berkeley Exhibition
Early Music America, once again, presents the Berkeley Festival Exhibition June 5, 6, and 7, 2014. The Exhibition will take place in the Large and Small Assembly Halls at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley. The Exhibition is where the general public can meet publishers, instrument builders, service organizations and other early music practitioners. Free and open to the public. Website: www.amherstearlymusic.org.
15-21 June, 2014: SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop 2014
SFEMS's Medieval and Renaissance Workshop returns to beautiful Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. This year, the theme is 'The Marriage of Sound and Symbol." Join us as we navigate the rich realm of musical symbolism by performing the history of the early modern marriage of image, text and music. With an all-workshop collegium concert telling the story of Marian symbolism–from the melodies and narratives of the medieval pastourelle and allegorical motets of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries to the sublime motets and Mass of Henricus Isaac and Josquin Desprez. Afternoon classes include music for voices, recorders, loud wind ensemble, and bowed and plucked strings–the entire early modern instrumentarium! For more information and to register, visit www.sfems.org.
22-28 June, 2014: SFEMS Baroque Workshop
SFEMS's Baroque Workshop returns to beautiful Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA for 2014–this year's theme is "Venetian Influences – France, Germany, Italy." Venice was a leading center for the dramatic musical developments at the turn of the 17th century. Come and explore its stylistic influence on vocal and instrumental writing and the contrasts in National styles that later emerged. You will perform and listen to music from the French masters (double-reeds and viols), the Venetian school (particularly on sackbut and cornetto), German arias, and composers like Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Bach, and Schütz. Our workshop features master classes, coached ensembles, electives, and a friendly and supportive atmosphere for both the dedicated amateur and the professional musician. For more information and to register, visit www.sfems.org.
22-27 June, 2014: SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop
SFEMS's Music Discovery Workshop, a summer day camp for children ages 7-15, School of the Madeleine in North Berkeley, CA. Campers explore early music and history through instrument classes (recorder, violin, cello, and viola da gamba), ensembles, dance, and theater projects for each age group, plus daily games and quiet time. Our theater project this year will explore the different ways that people told stories in the Middle Ages. In centuries-old song, dance, poetry, and drama, we'll be discovering the ways people of the Middle Ages entertained themselves. For more information and to register, visit www.sfems.org.
29 June- 5 July, 2014: Mountain Collegium Early Music & Folk Music Workshop
Featuring Jody Miller, director & recorder; viol faculty include Gail Ann Schroeder, Martha Bishop, Holly Maurer, and Lisle Kulbach. This informal yet intensive workshop offers study of medieval, renaissance, and baroque music, focusing on recorder, viol, voice, and other early instruments. For more details visit the website: www.mountaincollegium.org or contact Joy Miller at 404-314-1891 or by email. Click here for email address.
6 - 20 July, 2014: Amherst Early Music Festival
AEM sponsors the annual Amherst Early Music Festival at Connecticut College. The program includes two weeks of classes for amateurs and pre-professionals, a music and instrument exhibition, a professional concert series, and concurrent special courses for advanced students. In 2014 the Festival features the Music of France and the Low Countries, Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes Galantes, Baroque Academy, Recorder Special Programs, Ensemble Singing Intensive, and a reprise of New London Assembly, a week of English country dancing with a historical focus. Website: www.amherstearlymusic.org.
13 - 19 July, 2014: Pacific Northwest Viols Summer Workshop
Pacific Northwest Viols together with Margriet Tindemans announce their Summer 2014 workshop at Bastyr University in the Seattle area. Dates: July 13 - 19, 2014. Faculty will include: Jack Ashworth, Joanna Blendulf, Ros Morley, Margriet Tindemans and Craig Trompeter. For more information contact Jo Baim: email@example.com.
27 July - 3 August, 2014: VdGSA Conclave
The 2014 VdGSA Conclave will take place at Miami University at Oxford, in Oxford, Ohio. More information here.
10 - 16 August, 2014: Viols West Workshop
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. Rosamund Morley, Music Director. Viols west workshop welcomes viola da gamba players of all levels to a week of beautiful music. Daily classes focus on technique ensemble skills and allow opportunities to study both solo and consort repertory. There will also be a special afternoon section for voices and viols and evening programs filled with various musical actives, including ad hoc consorts and a faculty concert. Faculty include: Joanna Blendulf, John Dornenberg, Julie Jeffrey, Josh Lee, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley, and David Morris. For more information, please contact Melita Denny, administrative director at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-835-9173.
16 - 23 August, 2014: Irish Recorder and Viol Course
An Grianán, Termonfechin, Ireland. A course designed for players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, lectures, technique classes, consort songs, trio sonatas, choir, large and small ensembles. Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby. Further information from: Mrs. Patricia Flanagan, 110 Kincora Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0) 1 8337869. Email: email@example.com Web site: www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org.