For a complete listing of festivals and workshops, check the Early Music America website at http://earlymusic.org/events.
8 November, 2014: VdGSA-NE - New England Fall Workshop and Concert
All Saints Church, 17 Clark Street, Belmont MA. Jane Hershey and Hannah Davidson, workshop co-directors. "Music for Voices and Viols' from the Dow Partbooks, with Convivium Musicum, directed by Michael Barrett. 9 am—4 pm, workshop, 7 pm concert open to the public. Co-sponsored by the VdGS-NE, and by Powers Music School as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, and as a remembrance of Ellen Powers, a founding member of both the School and the VdGS-NE. As always, beginners are welcome. For registration, contact Hannah Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to vdgsne.org.
January 11, 2015 Viola da Gamba Society-New England Winter Workshop
Slosberg Music Building, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. The English Invasion! The Influence of English Composers on the North Germans. January 11, 2015, 9 am–4 pm. Directed by Patricia Ann Neely. This workshop, with coaches Pat Neely, Bob Eisenstein, Carol Lewis, and Alice Robbins, will explore the repertoire from a series of German publications heavily influenced by British composers who flourished on the continent. John Dowland, William Brade, and Thomas Simpson are the most familiar of the English expatriates who brought with them masque tunes, popular ballads, and the English dance tradition, the last of particular interest to the Germans. For information contact email@example.com.
January 17, 2015 Viola da Gamba Society-New England Lawes-a- thon!
Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA. 1 pm: Lecture-demo with Wendy Gillespie. 2 pm–9:30 pm: Performances of music of William Lawes by Long & Away, Seven Times Salt, Cavalier Consort, Longy students, alumni, faculty, and friends. Free and open to the public. To register to perform, contact Jane Hershey at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this event, including registration, please visit vdgsne.org and longy.edu.
January 18, 2015 Viola da Gamba Society-New England Musick Meeting
Longy School of Music, 33 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 11 am–4 pm: Informal performances of music by Lawes and his contemporaries by Viola da Gamba Society-New England members and friends. To register, contact Hannah Davidson at email@example.com. For more information about this event, including registration, please visit vdgsne.org and longy.edu.
July 26 - August 2, 2015 VdGSA Conclave 2015
Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Watch this web site for more details in late winter.
August 1-8, 2015 NORVIS XLV
Durham, England.Classes for recorder, viol, lute, harpsichord, solo singing, and Baroque strings for students of all ages and experience. Classes for recorder, viol, lute, harpsichord, solo singing, and Baroque strings for students of all ages and experience. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone Jane Beeson 01652 678230. www.norvis.org.uk.