Coming with a partner or spouse? We'll have Morrison House this year, with lots of newly-renovated double rooms. Morrison House has convenient handicapped parking right by the door.
Budget housing (no a/c) this year will be in Windham House
, which is between Blaustein and Harkness Chapel.
Scholarships and work-study can help pay for the Festival or the Memorial Day Weekend Workshop. Deadlines are looming - don't leave money on the table!
In May, recorder virtuoso Marion Verbruggen joins us at the Memorial Day Weekend Workshop in Litchfield CT. Don't miss this chance to work with one of the world's greatest recorder players. Inspiration guaranteed!
See you at a workshop soon,
Memorial Day Weekend Workshop
at Wisdom House, Litchfield CT
May 26-29, 2017
Directed by Valerie Horst
featuring Dutch recorder virtuoso Marion Verbruggen!
Affairs of the State, Affairs of the Heart:
Music of Love & Politics
Full tuition $315
Work study tuition $185
Room and board at Wisdom House from $325, including 3 nights and 9 delicious meals. Commuter rate is $120 including 3 lunches.
Register now and look forward to a musical getaway in the beautiful Connecticut countryside. Recorder ensembles, viol consorts, Marion Verbruggen master class, early notation, mixed ensembles, and more.
Scholarships and work-study available.
from the Netherlands! Marion Verbruggen,
Valerie Horst, recorder, early notation
Patricia Petersen, recorder
Gwyn Roberts, recorder, flute
Lawrence Lipnik, viol, recorder
Frances Fitch, harpsichord
Amherst Early Music Festival
July 9-23, 2o17
Connecticut College, New London CT
Directed by Frances Blaker
Music of England and Spain
Classes for most instruments, voice, and dance both weeks.
Week 1, July 9-16
Opera: Purcell's King Arthur
Vocal Soloists opera scenes from Cavalli's
Baroque Academy Instruments
Recorder Boot Camp
Lute Society of America Seminar
Week 2, July 16-23
Renaissance Reeds and Brass
New London Assembly
with Philippe Callens, Brad Foster and Andrew Shaw (program full)
with Kent Tritle
Ensemble Singing Intensive
The Beggar's Opera Project
directed by Grant Herreid
Virtuoso Recorder Seminar
BEGGAR'S OPERA PROJECT
Amherst Early Music is excited to present a semi-staged performance of John Gay's Beggar's Opera as a featured work of our 2017 festival.
This witty, satirical, and wonderfully vibrant work was a smash sensation in 1728, filled with beggars and highwaymen of the London underworld, satire against politicians and aristocrats, spoofs of Italian opera, and, above all, great songs. Drawing from English ballad repertory, opera arias, and hymns, the music of The Beggar's Opera offers singers and singing actors unique opportunities to shine, and to experience a different side of historical performance practice.
All-day program, performance Friday, July 21. Audition due: April 1
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2017 Festival Faculty
Viol and Vielle
Heather Miller Lardin*
John Mark Rozendaal**
Voice and Theater
Kaspar D. Mainz*
* indicates week one only, **week two only