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June, 2015
June 6 & 7, 2015 Music for Marguerite of Austria - Workshop for Renaissance Viols
Berlin, Germany, at the Dominican Monestary St. Paulus, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. As regent of the Low Countries Marguerite kept court at Mechelen with a lavish musical establishment. She commissioned two important collections: the Chansonnier, MS. 11239, and the Album, MS. 228, both in Brussels, Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Most of the 'Chanson des Regretz' from our March weekend came from these collections. This weekend we are going to study the sacred music. Directed by Richard Sutcliffe and Michael Dollendorf. For more information visit renaissanceworkshop.org.
July, 2015
July 5-12 and 12-19, 2015 Amherst Early Music Festival
Connecticut College, New London CT.
Week one: Paolo Pandolfo, Lisa Terry, Loren Ludwig, Nathan Bontrager. July 7 at 7:30 p.m. Concert by Paolo Pandolfo.
Week two: Viol Excelsior with Julie Elhard and John Mark Rozendaal. Also Nathan Bontrager and Loren Ludwig.
Visit www.amherstearlymusic.org for more details.
July 26 - August 2, 2015 VdGSA Conclave 2015
Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Visit this web site for more details.
August, 2015
August 1-8, 2015 Rasteau Summer Course
Rasteau, France. Paolo Pandolfo and Amélie Chemin, viola da gamba, Markus Hünninger, harpsichord. Viol solo and ensemble repertoire, individual and group lessons. Harpsichord solo and ensemble repertoire, chamber music.The course starts with a concert by Paolo Pandolfo, Amélie Chemin and Markus Hünninger on the evening of August 1 and ends on August 7 with a student concert. The course will be held in Rasteau (Vaucluse, south of France near Avignon and Orange). Nearest airports: Marseille - Lyon. Nearest train stations: Orange - Avignon - Bollène. Costs: Tuition €300 and €70 administration fee. Accommodation: starting at €100 (the whole period). Meals €150 (the whole period). Contact rasteau.music.course@gmx.ch.
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 enquiries@norvis.org.uk; telephone Jane Beeson 01652 678230. www.norvis.org.uk.
August 15-22, 2015 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.
August 16-22, 2015 Renaissance Music Summer School - Consort Week
Cloppenburg-Stapelfeld, Germany, Catholic Akademy. Doulce Memoire - Anchor che coll partire - Vestiva i colli - Susanne Ung Jour. A week with the most famous Renaissance melodies in a lovely setting in Northern Germany. Teachers: Joëlle Morton–Renaissance Viol Consort, Richard Sutcliffe–Renaissance Viol Consort, Milo Machover–Vocal Consort, Randall Wong–Vocal Consort, Michael Dollendorf–Recorder Consort and Double Reeds, Sam Goble–Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Gösta Funck–Harpsichord & Organ Continuo, Knut Trautvetter–Chitarrone, Lute & Early Guitar Continuo. For more information visit renaissanceworkshop.org.
August 22, 2015 Summer School Master Classes 'alla Bastarda'
Cloppenburg-Stapelfeld, Germany, Catholic Akademy. Renaissance Music Master Classes for very advanced players and professional musicians. Join our truly international faculty to explore the art of diminutions. Teachers: Jeremias Schwarzer–Recorder, Joëlle Morton–Viola Bastarda, Michael Dollendorf–Bass Curtal & Renaissance Sackbut, Randall Wong–Voice, Sam Goble–Cornett, Gösta Funck–Harpsichord & Organ Continuo, Knut Trautvetter–Chitarrone, Lute & Early Guitar Continuo. For more information visit renaissanceworkshop.org.
October, 2015
October 31 - November 1, 2015 Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli - Workshop for Renaissance Viols
Berlin, Germany, at the Dominican Monestary St. Paulus, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Andrea & Giovanni Gabrieli are synonyms for Venetian splendor, polychoral music and for an elaborated sound concept leaving the old 'ad libitum' practise behind. Renaissance viols will study Andrea's Ricercari and Giovanni's early 'Canzoni per sonar'. Directed by Richard Sutcliffe and Michael Dollendorf. For more information visit renaissanceworkshop.org.
December, 2015
December 28, 2015 - January 3,2016 Wild Nights! - A Tudor Christmas Celebration
Medieval Colditz Castel, Germany. The 'Wild Nights' between Christmas and Epiphany were the highpoint of annual celebration in Medieval and Renaissance England. Boundless and a bit raunchy this was a great way to be social in the darkest time of the year and to be with friends. We want to spend the 4th to 9th day & night with each other playing and singing music from the early Tudor court of Henry VIII in the most broken consorts ever. Henry had much more going for himself than 130 recorders. He was an accomplished composer and collector of music and instruments. For more information visit renaissanceworkshop.org.