Baroque Workshop

SFEMS Baroque Workshop
Wars, Conquests, and Beheadings: The Music of the Courts in England, France and Italy

June 19 – 25, 2016
Holy Names University, Oakland, CA

 

Wars, Conquests, and Beheadings: The Music of the Courts in England, France and Italy
“Whether it be the “Sun King,” Louis XIV of France, Charles II and James II of England, or the Gonzagas of Mantua, rulers and their court life provide fascinating ground for engagement at this year’s Baroque workshop. Composers for study include G. F. Handel, Matthew Locke, Thomas Tomkins, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Claudio Monteverdi, and others.

versaillesOur workshop provides a friendly and supportive atmosphere for both the dedicated amateur and the semi-professional musician. Our faculty of specialists in the field of early music includes internationally known performers and gifted teachers.

Our week of concentrated playing and learning will be filled with beautiful works and interspersed with social gatherings with like-minded players from all around the country. These activities culminate in a night and a morning of very high-level student performances. Participants leave the workshop replete with new musical ideas, with new repertoire under their belts and new friends for future music making!

Pitch: A = 415 Hz.

 

FACULTY

Linda Pearse, Workshop and Artistic Director, sackbut
David Wilson, baroque violin
William Skeen, baroque cello and viola da gamba
Sandra Miller, traverso
Clea Galhano, recorder
Sand Dalton, baroque oboe
Bruce Dickey, cornetto
Anna Marsh, baroque bassoon
Rita Lilly, voice
Drew Minter, voice
Peter Sykes, harpsichord
John Lenti, lute and theorbo

The orchestra at the 2013 Baroque Workshop.

The orchestra at the 2013 Baroque Workshop.

Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information Coming Soon
Online Registration Opening February 2016

Questions? Contact director Linda Pearse at baroqueworkshop@sfems.org