A unique workshop (inaugurated 2011) for advanced players and singers with little or no intensive experience with period instruments and historical performance practices. The curriculum will include lectures, private/ensemble coachings, and master classes, with a culminating performance on the final day. The underlying philosophy is that style, not instrument, is the key to stylish performance of the music of Bach and other composers of historical repertories. The small participant body ensures personal attention.
Because of the critical importance of understanding the musical implications of baroque dances, daily baroque dance classes are a foundational element of the program.
Participants can expect that their present understanding of Bach's music will be challenged and substantially enlarged. As one professional participant wrote following last year's workshop, "I hear everything differently now."
845-876-7472: Raymond Erickson
718-997-3902: Aaron Copland School of Music (Jane Cho)