It provides a rare and stimulating opportunity for amateur and semi-professional musicians, and those studying to embark on a musical career, to immerse themselves in baroque music in a friendly environment with the aid of excellent, experienced and helpful tutors. ...
Silk, Syrup, Saffron
"The Montreal Baroque Festival proudly presents its sixth edition, Silk, Syrup, Saffron In 2008, Quebec City commemorates the 400 anniversary of its founding. In honour of this, Montreal Baroque will celebrate the wealth of musical culture brought over by French immigrants… and also the creative influences of immigrants from many countries that have peopled and shaped the artistic landscapes of Montreal. Montreal is teeming with cultural diversity! In addition to the artistic traditions of the founding fathers, the French and the Scots, the city harbours a multitude of other cultural heritages: European, Middle-Eastern, Asian, North and South American, and Caribbean, each contributing to the sumptuous cultural patchwork of our city. ...
"We welcome players over 16 years of age (15, if accompanied by an adult course member who will accept full responsibility), at all levels from elementary to advanced players.
Each morning starts with a tutorial class. There will be advanced classes (by audition), intermediate classes, and also two permanent ensembles, at advanced and intermediate level. These two ensemble classes are for people who do not wish to work on specific solo repertoire. (Visit site for a list of the 2008 tutorial music. (EMN.org ed.)) For the people joining Intermediate 1, here are some scales. (Visit site for scales.(EMN.org ed.))
There are also twice daily ensembles, graded in order of difficulty, and students can attend whichever they choose. (Visit site for a list of the 2008 ensemble music. (EMN.org ed.)) ...
It will be a veritable ensemble extravaganza! More than 50 aspiring musicians comprising sixteen different groups will be contending for prizes worth over £1000 in a completely new Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition at Fenton House in Hampstead.
The groups face two elimination rounds, both of which will be open to the public. The First Round will be held from 2-5pm on the afternoons of 7th, 8thand 9thMay at Fenton House. For the cost of admission (free to National Trust members, no booking required) visitors will be able not only to view the 17thcentury House and its collections but also to enjoy a whole afternoon of Baroque music on historic instruments. They can also leave comments for the Jury who must select up to six ensembles to advance to the finals. ...
The course covers all aspects of early music and is suitable for beginners through to advanced and solo players. ...
Alison Crum, director, with Alice Robbins (USA) and Roy Marks
A chance for viol players with a particular interest in English consort music to work with distinguished professional players and teachers. Optional sessions focus on other topics such as madrigals, consort songs, early renaissance repertoire and continuo playing. ...
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