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March, 2016
March 25-28, 2016 Australia Viola da Gamba Society 2016 Easter Viol School
Canterbury Girls' Secondary College, Melbourne, Australia
The theme of the 2016 school will be "Broken COnsorts", so bring your viols and any other instruments on which you like to consort. Viol faculty includes Wendy Gillespie, Laura Vaughan, Ruth Wilkinson and Miriam Morris. For enrollment forms and further information contact Laura Moore. Click here for email address.
March 26, 2016 Salon de la Viole 2016
Ashland, Oregon
A structured Play Day on the last Saturday in each month hosted by Pat O'Scannell and the Rogue Consort of Viols. Music provided, or bring something to share. All levels welcome. Guided session for beginners. Intermediate and advanced players form consorts and read. $20 per session, luncheon included. January 30: England, February 27: France, March 26: Spain, April 30: Germany, May 28: Italy, June 25: Wildcard! For reservations contact pato@opendoor.com or phone 541-482-9757.
April, 2016
April 3-9, 2016 The Easter Early Music Course
St George's Ascot (near London, UK)
This popular and highly acclaimed course provides an excellent opportunity for experienced players of period instruments to work on early music in a chamber setting. Tutors include Philip Thorby, Tom Beets, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy and Marion Scott. For further information please visit: http://easterearlymusiccourse.org.uk/
April 30, 2016 Salon de la Viole 2016
Ashland, Oregon
A structured Play Day on the last Saturday in each month hosted by Pat O'Scannell and the Rogue Consort of Viols. Music provided, or bring something to share. All levels welcome. Guided session for beginners. Intermediate and advanced players form consorts and read. $20 per session, luncheon included. January 30: England, February 27: France, March 26: Spain, April 30: Germany, May 28: Italy, June 25: Wildcard! For reservations contact pato@opendoor.com or phone 541-482-9757.
May, 2016
May 27 - 30, 2016 Amherst Early Music's Memorial Day Weekend Workshop
Litchfield, CT
'Music in the Time of the Bard', directed by Valerie Horst. Viol Faculty: Robert Eisenstein, Wendy Gillespie, Erin Headly, Lawrence Lipnik. Full time tuition $305. Room and board (including all meals) starts at $315. Website: www.amherstearlymusic.org/mdww. Email: info@amherstearlymusic.org. Phone: (781) 488-3337.
May 27-29, 2016 VdGS 3rd Coast Memorial Day Workshop
Evanston, Illinois
The VdGS Third Coast Memorial Day Workshop at the Music Institute of Chicago returns in May 2016 with "In Nomine", featuring guest faculty David Douglass and Gail Ann Schroeder. Including consort coaching and a master class, our workshop features 2 performances: the Third Coast Viols (our faculty ensemble) will perform music from Taverner to Purcell, alongside contemporary works including a premiere of the Fantasy á4 on "In Nomine" (2015) by Will Ayton. The Spirit of Gambo–a Chicago Consort of Viols will perform "M(In)i Nomine", mini-concert of intimate In Nomine settings for 1-3 viols. Cost is $185 (Early Registration before April 15), $200 (Regular Registration until May 1 cutoff). For more information, visit www.vdgs3rdcoast.org/workshops, email workshops@vdgs3rdcoast.org, or phone 847-722-2093.
May 28, 2016 Salon de la Viole 2016
Ashland, Oregon
A structured Play Day on the last Saturday in each month hosted by Pat O'Scannell and the Rogue Consort of Viols. Music provided, or bring something to share. All levels welcome. Guided session for beginners. Intermediate and advanced players form consorts and read. $20 per session, luncheon included. January 30: England, February 27: France, March 26: Spain, April 30: Germany, May 28: Italy, June 25: Wildcard! For reservations contact pato@opendoor.com or phone 541-482-9757.
June, 2016
June 25, 2016 Salon de la Viole 2016
Ashland, Oregon
A structured Play Day on the last Saturday in each month hosted by Pat O'Scannell and the Rogue Consort of Viols. Music provided, or bring something to share. All levels welcome. Guided session for beginners. Intermediate and advanced players form consorts and read. $20 per session, luncheon included. January 30: England, February 27: France, March 26: Spain, April 30: Germany, May 28: Italy, June 25: Wildcard! For reservations contact pato@opendoor.com or phone 541-482-9757.
June 26 - July 2, 2016 Mountain Collegium Early Music & Folk Music Workshop
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Come celebrate the 45th annual Mountain Collegium in the Smoky Mountains! This week-long workshop offers a week of intensive music making in a relaxed atmosphere. Viol faculty include Gail Ann Schroeder, Holly Maurer, Jack Ashworth, and Lisle Kulbach. George Kelischek, early music icon and founder of Mountain Collegium, will make a guest appearance. There are also offerings for voices, recorders, early brass, and folk instruments. Pricing will be available Spring 2016. For more information, contact workshop director Jody Miller.
Web: www.mountaincollegium.org
Email: recorder96@gmail.com or phone 404-314-1891.
July, 2016
July 10-17 and July 17-24, 2016 Amherst Early Music Festival
Connecticut College, New London,CT
Viol faculty: Paolo Pandolfo, Nathan Bontrager, Heather Miller Lardin, Loren Ludwig, John Mark Rozendaal, Brent Wissick.
Week 1: Masterclass and technique class with Paolo Pandolfo.
Week 2: Viol Excelsior with John Mark Rozendaal and Brent Wissick.
amhertearlymusic.org.
July 24-31, 2016 VdGSA Conclave Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
Get the whole story here: VdGSA Conclave. Registration opens April 1.
30 July - 13 August, 2016 Dartington International Summer School & Festival
Dartington Hall, Devon, England
The brilliant and ground-breaking viol consort Fretwork, supervise and lead tuition at all levels. Repertoire will include English, French, Italian and German music of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Other courses are led by Emma Kirkby (voice), Carole Cerasi and Maggie Cole (keyboards), David Miller (lute) and Margaret Faultless and Robert Howarth directing the Baroque Orchestra performing Handel's Alexander's Feast. Emily White and Gawain Glenton direct the gorgeous polyphony of Andrea Gabrieli for cornets, sackbuts and voices and Stile Antico's Andrew Griffiths works with the Big Choir in a spectacular programme of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.
For further details and information about Bursary placements (deadline for Busaries 31 March) please visit www.dartington.org/summer-school www.dartington.org/summer-school or phone the Summer School Office at 01803 847080.
August, 2016
August 13-20, 2016 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 ancient to modern. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, workshops, 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 85 2880389
info@irishrecorderandviolcourse.org
www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org