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Rachelle Romero: Musical Evolution through the Hundred Years’ War

Online Austin

Join us for Music of the Hundred Years’ War—a teaser of our summer short series. Led by Rachelle Romero, we will play pieces representing the major French musical movements contemporaneous with the conflict between France and England from 1337-1453. We will sample Late Medieval and Early Renaissance conventions depicted in the monophony of the Roman …

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$25

Mary Springfels: Chasing the Good Lai—Machaut’s Lai de la fontaine

Online Austin

The Lai de la Fonteinne is one of the very few long medieval pieces to become part of our modern repertoire. The Lai was composed some time around 1340 by the greatest composer of the century, Guillaume de Machaut (c1300-1377). It consists of 12 stanzas dedicated to the Virgin. Every other stanza is a canon, …

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$25

Yoga & Mindfulness (Intermission) with Melissa White and Elena Urioste

Virtual Events

Presented for free as part of Early Music America's "The Well-Tempered Musician" wellness series. Intermission sessions were created by Melissa White and Elena Urioste to connect participants' minds, bodies, and breath to music-making through an introduction to yoga. Registration is available now. The meeting will open 10 minutes ahead of the start time and the …

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Free

Baroque Dance with Julie Andrijeski

Presented for free as part of Early Music America's "The Well-Tempered Musician" wellness series. In the early-modern world, dance was closely linked with music, social status, and spectacle. In each of four sessions, we will learn basic steps of Baroque and English Country Dances, as well as their role in early modern society. Registration is …

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Cheryl Ann Fulton: To Pluck and Not To Plink—That Is the Secret!

Online Austin

Historical harps are forgiving instruments—just about anyone can pluck a string and make a decent sound. But with some effort and basic knowledge about how to approach playing plucked string instruments with breath, you can elevate your harp playing from plucking around to playing with more mastery.   This class is for beginning and intermediate …

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$25

Vicki Boeckman: Canons and Imitation across the Nations

Online Austin

This class will focus on three- and four-part canons and works with strict imitation spanning several centuries and continents. Participants will have the option of playing various parts and compare the subtleties of being “first” or “second” or “last”. Composers represented will be Guillaume Machaut, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, The infamous Anonymous and Matthias Maute.    …

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$25

Jennifer Meller:Whistle While You Dance: Sung Branles of 16th Century France/Branles of Mystery

Online Austin

TWO CLASSES: Saturday, March 6 @ 3 p.m. / Sunday, March 7 @ 3 p.m.   Can you sing or play an instrument and dance at the same time? Yes you can! These delightful and ubiquitous dances from the turn of the 16th century will challenge your memory, balance, coordination, and appetite for fun with …

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$25

Jennifer Meller:Whistle While You Dance: Sung Branles of 16th Century France/Branles of Mystery

Online Austin

TWO CLASSES: Saturday, March 6 @ 3 p.m. / Sunday, March 7 @ 3 p.m.   Can you sing or play an instrument and dance at the same time? Yes you can! These delightful and ubiquitous dances from the turn of the 16th century will challenge your memory, balance, coordination, and appetite for fun with …

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$25

Ross Duffin: The Tuning and Temperament Conundrum

Online Austin

In 1832, someone proposed that the difficulties of tuning and temperament were created by “the Deity” in order to “show his inscrutable power.” Indeed, trying to reconcile musical acoustics with the scale of western music has fascinated, aggravated, and puzzled musicians and theorists for centuries. From the basics of the harmonic series, to Pythagorean tuning, …

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$25
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