Recorder Workshops

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St. Albert’s Priory (5890 Birch Court, Oakland)
Session I: July 12–18, 2020
Session II: July 19–25, 2020
Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij, directors

Session I: New Beginnings—Music for Births, Coronations and Weddings
Session II: From Discord to Concord

Save the dates in your calendars for two weeks of Recorder Workshops! Pick your week, or come to both! Fill your days with recorder ensembles, technique, Renaissance consort, recorder orchestra, master classes, concerts, lectures and more. Explore Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Contemporary and World Music in an intimate setting with world-class faculty. Develop your recorder technique and ensemble skills in an inspiring and supportive atmosphere. We welcome an international faculty of magnificent performers and charismatic teachers.

Classes are offered for intermediate and advanced players, amateurs and professionals, ensemble players and soloists, conductors and music teachers. Bring your ensemble and be guaranteed a daily group class. Please apply before March 1 to be guaranteed a daily group class for your ensemble (minimum of five players). Directors Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij will bring you two weeks of intense playing, listening, and learning in a supportive and social environment.

Session I: New Beginnings—Music for Births, Coronations and Weddings

The Recorder Orchestra will explore glorious music written for Births, Coronations and Weddings. Music by Dufay, Gombert, Handel, Mouton and Sören Sieg.

Faculty Recital: Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Albert’s Priory

Recorder Orchestra & Faculty Consort Recital: Friday, July 17th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Albert’s Priory

Session II: From Discord to Concord

“All who delight to hear harmony’s blending of parts
Should in themselves accord, joined in harmonious hearts.
Small things grow in the presence of concord,
Great things fall at the coming of discord.”

Michael Praetorius, Syntagma Musicum II (1620)

Inspired by Michael Praetorius’s 400-year-old poem about the effects of discord and concord in music on our lives, the SFEMS Recorder Orchestra will explore discordant sounds from the late 14th century ars subtilior style, as well as the sounds of melodious parallel thirds introduced by John Dunstable in the 15th century and emulated by many others. We will also explore the the harsh chromaticism and clashing polyphony of the 16th century madrigalists in Ferrara—which depicted the anger, isolation, suffering and pain of the humanist poetry of the era—as well as the peaceful concords of Michael Praetorius’s early 17th century German works.

Faculty Recital: Tuesday, July 21st at 7:30 p.m. at St. Albert’s Priory

Recorder Orchestra & Faculty Consort Recital: Friday, July 24th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Albert’s Priory


Faculty

Session I
Miyo Aoki
Vicki Boeckman
Rotem Gilbert
Andrew Levy
Hanneke van Proosdij Recorder Orchestra director

Session II
Rainer Beckman
Jennifer Carpenter
Rotem Gilbert Recorder Orchestra director
Katherine Heater
Daphna Mor
Hanneke van Proosdij


Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information

(per session) Non-Member: $700 by April 15; $750 thereafter
SFEMS Member: $650 by April 15; $700 thereafter

ARS Member: $675 by March 351; $725 thereafter (please contact Stacey Helley at workshops@sfems.org to receive this discount; you may not combine this discount with the SFEMS membership discount)

Room and Board (six nights): $770
Lunch and dinner only (no room): $195
Lunch only (no room): $85

If you are interested in purchasing a commuter meal plan, please contact workshops@sfems.org.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Tuition assistance, and in some cases housing support, is available through our scholarship and work study programs.

Additional questions regarding payment? Contact Stacey Helley at workshops@sfems.org.

Questions about the workshop? Contact co-directors Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij at recorderworkshop@sfems.org.

 

 

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