2021-22 Workshop season!

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Wendy Gillespie
Online via zoom
10:00-Noon  PDT
Registration free for members
Registration $15 for non-members
Registration required no later that Thursday, Sept. 16
One bicinium at a time
Please join Wendy to play half a dozen duets and canons by Morley, Josquin, Obrecht and more. You get to choose whether you want to play from old notation or modern notation, and you can play whatever instrument you wish (tuned to A-415)

Saturday, November 20, 2021
Ros Morley
Online via zoom
10:00-Noon PDT
Registration free for members
Registration $15 for non-members
Registration required no later that Thursday, Sept. 18
Songs of Solace: Music for Marguerite of Austria, Dame de Dueil
This workshop will examine some of the beautiful chansons by Pierre de la Rue, court composer for Marguerite of Austria.  These reflect the sadness Marguerite was known for, written in the era of the birth of the viol.

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Alison Crum
Online via zoom
10:00-Noon PDT
Registration free for members
Registration $15 for non-members
Reflections on Resonance

One of the most fundamental aspects to consider when playing any stringed instrument is resonance. This workshop will be looking at the various ways in which we can improve resonance in our playing, including some specific fingering, bowing and phrasing tips, but also looking at the instrument itself. It will be suitable for players of any size of viol and any level of experience.


Saturday, February 19, 2022
Joanna Blendulf
Online via zoom
10:00-Noon PDT
Registration free for members
Registration $15 for non-members
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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Larry Lipnik
(In person if possible)
10:00 am -4:00 pm PDT
Registration $50 for members
Registration $65 for non-members
Registration required no later that Sunday, March 13
Proof of vaccination required
ALL YE THAT JOY IN WAILING: Michael East, Thomas Morley
and the anglicization of the Italian madrigal.
Larry Lipnik explores a wide variety of disciplines and musical styles, on gamba, recorder and as a vocalist; a founding member of Parthenia and Lionheart, guest of The Venice Baroque Orchestra, New York City Opera and contributor to the Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare.

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Martha McGaughey
(In person)
THE JOY OF JENKINS
10:00 am -4:00 pm PDT
Registration $50 for members
Registration $65 for non-members
Registration required no later that Saturday, May 7
Proof of vaccination required

There is a reason that, for so many of us, Jenkins is the favorite consort composer. His music is beautiful, of course, but it is also harmonically adept, inventive, and wonderfully varied. In this workshop we’ll play four-, five-, and six-part fantasias and pavans, and also look at some of the the more “commercial” dance pieces that Jenkins wrote. All of his music is a great starting point for discussion of technique and sound.