This Memorial Day LAB hosts its first viol consort workshop led by LAB’s Artistic Directors Lindsey Strand-Polyak & Alexa Haynes-Pilon for viol players and others to come together to play in viol consort and broken consort (a mix of viols and other instrument families) formation. The workshop is supported by a grant from the Viola da Gamba Society of America.
In this informal, light-hearted workshop we will explore the sounds of viol consort and broken consort repertoire. The day is open to all players of instruments featured in late Renaissance and early Baroque music (viol family, violin family, recorders and sackbuts) who wish to explore this wonderful repertoire, build musical skills, experience playing in the same and different families of instruments, and generally have fun playing group music outside the usual hierarchy of instruments found in standard classical repertoire. We play at baroque pitch, A=415.
Monday, May 28
10:00 am Introductions and warm up session
11:00 am Workshop sessions 1 & 2: two 45 minute ‘speed dating’ reading sessions
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Workshop session 3: one 45 minute ‘speed dating’ reading session
2:00 pm Large group session featuring favorite pieces from sessions 1-3
3:15 pm Large group reading session on Purcell’s Welcome to all Pleasures and Gibbons’ Cries of London
5:00 pm Memorial Day BBQ open to all workshop attendees, and to LAB members and their families.