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« Tuesday July 16, 2013 »
Tue
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm
A series of five master classes on Monday evenings for recorder and harpsichord players; sessions will focus on the contrasts between the energy and fire of Italian music and French refinement and elegance.  Participants will study the compositional characteristics of the music and the contrasting styles of performance including French specified ornamentation and Italian freely extemporized ornam
Start: 9:23 am
End: 9:23 am
Drawing on their distinguished roster of performers—named “the best American specialists in early music” by The Washington Post—the American Bach Soloists’ ACADEMY offers advanced conservatory-level students and young professionals unique opportunities to study and perform Baroque music in a multi-disciplinary learning environment.
Start: 12:08 pm
End: 12:08 pm
This workshop will introduce the tools and methods of bowmaking. Award winning bowmaker David Hawthorne will demonstrate the making of a complete baroque bow, and students will have  benches to try out the techniques they have seen and heard discussed, with supervision and help.
Start: 10:19 am
End: 10:19 am

The Lute Society of America and the Amherst Early Music Festival join forces to present a hands-on exploration of music making in England during the 16th and 17th centuries.  Some of the courses to be offered include, lute basics for those beginning to play the lute or who wish to sharpen their playing techinques and musicianship, a course on the vihuela da mano with a special focus on the m

Start: 4:08 pm
End: 12:00 am
Primary enrollment: recorder (all levels), flute, viols. Secondary enrollment: recorder, harp, voice, viol. Ensembles & concerts: AllWorkshop Ensemble (instruments and voices), Renaissance Band, Medieval Collegium, small coached consorts.
Start: 8:00 pm
What better sound for a festive occasion than the bright noise of shawms and trombones, and what more festive occastion than Christmas?