Friday, June 5, 2020
5:00 pm

Adam Bregman • "Stadtpfeiffer": Music of the Great Wind Bands of the Renaissance.

An introduction to music of the sixteenth-century German town bands. Featuring lieder and motets heard throughout Germany. For winds, brass, and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 6, 2020
10:00 am

Adam Gilbert and Stacey Helley: Stairway to Heaven (and Back)

Explore how musicians learned to sing and play with the six "voces musicales" ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la. For voices and instruments of all levels. a = 440

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 6, 2020
1:00 pm

Jennifer Carpenter: Art of the Canon

The rules of the canon become more complex in the Baroque era, culminating in J.S. Bach's The Art of the Fugue. All instruments welcome at a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 6, 2020
3:30 pm

David Wilson:"Trill-Seekers:" Navigating the ornaments in François Couperin's Concerts Royaux

Interpreting and playing the ornaments in 18th century French chamber music, as found in Couperin's Concerts Royaux. Intermediate to advanced. Treble melody instruments. a = 415.

On Zoom. 60 minutes


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Sunday, June 7, 2020
10:00 am

Anna Marsh: Parisian High Baroque Bass Play Along

Exercise your continuo bass line skills as we play sonatas by Jean-Daniel Braun (c1703-1738)! Level Intermediate. a = 415.

On Zoom. 75 Minutes


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Sunday, June 7, 2020
1:00 pm

Karen Clark: Language, Symbol and Gesture in the Music of Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179)

ALL LEVELS Singers and instruments. An introduction to the interpretation and performance practice of the prolific Hildegard.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, June 7, 2020
3:30 pm

Clea Galhano: Recorder Master Class

"Two shades of the recorder solo repertory"
Level: Upper Intermediate and advanced. a = 440 or 415

On Zoom. 90 minutes


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Friday, June 12, 2020
5:00 pm

FREE (with registration): Adam Gilbert • Fortune, Love, and Death

15th-century love songs. All voices and instruments are welcome. a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 13, 2020
10:00 am

Saskia Coolen: The Secret of Sound

Alto recorder exercises; All levels, a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 13, 2020
1:00 pm

FREE (with registration) Rotem Gilbert • Petrucci: 1501-1504

Selections by Petrucci, Josquin, Isaac, Pinarol and the most famous of all, anonymous. All levels, voices and instruments are welcome. a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 13, 2020
3:30 pm

FREE (with registration): Linda Pearse & Vicki St. Pierre • Handel was all the rage!

A German composer, a French ouverture, and an Italian opera in London! All levels, a = 415.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, June 14, 2020
10:00 am

Wendy Gillespie: Master Class • Hooray for Marais (But not on viols!)

All instruments welcome. Intermediate level, a = 415.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, June 14, 2020
1:00 pm

Adam Bregman: Musica practica 2. Fun with ficta!

An exploration of cadences and the application of musica ficta to render phrase endings. a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, June 14, 2020
3:30 pm

FREE (with registration): Shira Kammen & Hanneke van Proosdij • Long Live Fair Oriana

Explore the wit and humor at the Elizabethan court. All instruments and voices are welcome. a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Friday, June 19, 2020
5:00 pm

Rotem Gilbert • From Subtle Art to Ciconia

Ars subtilior in the papal court of Avignon. All levels, instruments and voices are welcome. a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 20, 2020
10:00 am

Alexa Haynes-Pilon: String bootcamp!

Bring water, your instrument(s) and a chair.
All strings welcome. a = 415.

On Zoom. 60 minutes


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Saturday, June 20, 2020
1:00 pm

Kris Kwapis: Sound an Alarm! – or How to Play Trumpet Calls Without Being Thrown in Jail

Exploring trumpet calls together (on any instrument) in a call and response approach. All proficiency and pitch levels welcome.

On Zoom. 60 minutes


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Saturday, June 20, 2020
3:30 pm

Daphna Mor: 18th-20th century instrumental music from Turkey and the Arab World

Classical compositions based on modal system called Maqam. Intermediate to advanced, recorders and strings reading treble clef. a = 440

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, June 21, 2020
10:00 am

Bruce Dickey and Linda Pearse: An Harmonious Conversation. The Perfect Blending of Voices and Instruments

Playing and considering works taken from the stunning late-sixteenth century Italian sacred repertoire..

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, June 21, 2020
1:00 pm

Aaron Sheehan: Voulez vous chanter avec moi, ce soir - Vocal Masterclass

French language, ornamentation, and style of two airs. Intermediate to advanced levels. a = 415.

On Zoom. 90 minutes


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Sunday, June 21, 2020
3:30 pm

Vicki Boeckman: Basics of Baroque Articulation Part II

Subtleties in articulation and tongue placement. For all levels of recorder players. a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Friday, June 26, 2020
5:00 pm

David Wilson & David Morris: Caeli et Terra. The Art of the Treble-Bass Duo

Simple, two-part counterpoint from the late Renaissance. All levels welcome. a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 27, 2020
10:00 am

Bianca Hall: Music of the Mayflower 400 years later

Exploring the music that the passengers of the Mayflower might have brought with them. Voices and instruments of all levels welcome. a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 27, 2020
1:00 pm

Miyo Aoki: A booke of In nomines and other solfainge songes

Exploring a beautiful 16th-century English manuscript held by the British Library. Intermediate to advanced levels, and any instrument is welcome at a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, June 27, 2020
3:30 pm

Rainer Beckmann: Canons à 3 of the 14th through the 18th Centuries

Contrapuntal gems from El Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, William Cornish, Johann Walter, Michael Praetorius, Henry Purcell, and William Boyce. SATB Recorders - Intermediate. a = 440

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, June 28, 2020
10:00 am

Malachai Bandy: A Ferrabosco Fest (or, Compositional Economy on Parade)

A musical tour of fantasias and dances by Alfonso Ferrabosco II

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, June 28, 2020
1:00 pm

Katherine Heater: Diego Ortiz's 1553 Trattado de Glossas

This class will explore Ortiz's delightful treatise to supply some refreshing ideas on sixteenth-century ornamentation. All levels welcome. a = 440

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, June 28, 2020
3:30 pm

Shira Kammen: A World Turned Upside Down: Introduction to Roman de Fauvel

A satirical 14th century French poem comprised of beautiful and immensely varied monophonic and polyphonic music and texts. All instruments and voices are welcome.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Berkeley, CA 94709

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