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Imitare la voce humana: Instrumental Vocality from Ganassi to Cavalli with Bruce Dickey

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

Imitare la voce humana: Instrumental Vocality from Ganassi to Cavalli with Bruce Dickey
SFEMS Workshops 2020 will be held Online May-June on weekends.
In May, 60-75 minute sessions will be offered on Zoom (all times Pacific Standard Time):
Fridays at 5:00PM
Saturdays at 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM
Sundays at 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM
“Sherry Hours” on Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00PM (free)

(open to general audience; no cap)

The cornetto was many times described as the instrument best able to imitate the human voice.

What does that mean? Is it the timbre of the sound. We’ll look at descriptions of the sound and try to see how much we actually know about that. What else could be intended: articulation, dynamic flexibility? We’ll look at the use of articulation and dynamics to imitate voices. The ideal of the concertato sound. Voices and instruments joined in a perfect synthesis. How were these forces managed and utilized in music-making in the church from ca. 1550-1650.

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Fee and Registration Information
Classes are offered in the following packages:
Single class: $25
Five-class pass: $115 ($23/class)
Ten-class pass: $210 ($21/class)
You can purchase more classes at any time! A $5 processing fee will apply to each order.
When you make your class purchase, you will need to designate a login email address and password. If you have paid for a membership, bought tickets or registered for a workshop with SFEMS online before, please use the same login information.
After you register, your receipt will include a link to a survey for indicating your class preferences. (Any classes with enrollment caps or additional fees will be indicated on this form.)
Some time before the class begins, you will receive an e-mail from SFEMS or from the teacher of your class that will include an invitation to join a Zoom meeting.
Additional questions regarding payment and process? Contact Stacey Helley at workshops@sfems.org.
Questions about the sessions?
For Baroque-related offerings, contact director Linda Pearse at baroqueworkshop@sfems.org.
For Medieval/Renaissance-related offerings, director Adam Gilbert at medrenworkshop.sfems@gmail.com.
For Recorder-related offerings, contact directors Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij at recorderworkshop@sfems.org.


May 24
10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
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