Renaissance Polyphony Workshop for Modern Instruments
The ensemble music of the Renaissance is conceived with a different texture from much of the chamber music of later periods. All of the parts are melodic, interactive, and play an equally important role. It also lends itself well to performance on a wide variety of instruments. Join me in experiencing this amazing style of ensemble playing! We’ll discuss important aspects of phrasing and style, how the parts fit together like pieces of a puzzle, and how to listen and interact with your ensemble mates in new ways.
10 AM to 11 AM
A small group of participants will be coached through a piece, with one player on each part. Listeners and auditors are welcome!
11:15 to 12:30
For the second half, all participants will play together and try out what was learned from the small group piece.
This workshop is open to players of all instruments. The first hour is for musicians with excellent reading and rhythmical skills. The second hour is for all who would like to participate. This repertoire can look deceptively simple because it does not typically have many 16th notes notated, but it is trickier than it looks!
Fee: Suggested donation of $45 or Pay what you can.