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January, 2015
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 thebarbate@gmail.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 jane.hershey@longy.edu. 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 hrdavidson39@gmail.com. For more information about this event, including registration, please visit vdgsne.org and longy.edu.
January 23, 2015 Cantatas and Concerti of the German Baroque
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1031 Bienvenida Ave, Pacific Palisades, California, 8:00 p.m. Tesserae early music ensemble presents "Cantatas and Concerti of the German Baroque." The program includes Johann Christoph Bach's wedding cantata Meine Freundin, du bist Schön, Buxtehude's cantata Jesu Meines Lebens Leben, Telemann's concerto for recorder and viola da gamba, and J.S. Bach's Sixth Brandenburg Concerto. All tickets $35. For information contact tesseraemusic@gmail.com or visit www.tesserae-la.com.
February, 2015
February 15, 2015 Cantatas and Concerti of the German Baroque
Sunny Hills High School, 1801 Warburton Way, Fullerton, California, 3:30 p.m. Tesserae early music ensemble presents "Cantatas and Concerti of the German Baroque." The program includes Johann Christoph Bach's wedding cantata Meine Freundin, du bist Schön, Buxtehude's cantata Jesu Meines Lebens Leben, Telemann's concerto for recorder and viola da gamba, and J.S. Bach's Sixth Brandenburg Concerto. Sponsored by the Fullerton Friends of Music. Admission is free. For information contact tesseraemusic@gmail.com or visit www.tesserae-la.com.
March, 2015
March 14 & 15, 2015 Chansons de Regretz - Workshop for Renaissance Viols
Berlin, Germany, at the Dominican Monestary St. Paulus, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The 'Chansons de Regretz' all follow Ghizeghem's famous "Allez Regretz". We use 20 settings with 3 – 7 voices. All the great composers of the time are present: Senfl, Josquin, Brumel, Agricola und de la Rue, some with several versions. Directed by Richard Sutcliffe and Michael Dollendorf. For more information visit renaissanceworkshop.org.
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 26 - August 2, 2015 VdGSA Conclave 2015
Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Watch this web site for more details in late winter.
August, 2015
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 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.