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Rachelle Romero: Musical Evolution through the Hundred Years’ War

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

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 de Fauvel, the motets of Machaut, and the chançons of Binchois and Dufay, and also discuss how they fit in the historical timeline.   All…

AEM ONLINE – Tunes through Time: Seven Beloved Melodies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance with Daphna Mor, recorder and Emily Eagen, voice

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

This class will introduce singers and instrumentalists to some of the most popular and most used (and reused!) melodies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. What makes for an amazing melody that stands the test of time? What inspired composers to recycle and build upon these melodies again and again? We will ask these questions as we play and sing these time-honored tunes, experiencing firsthand what might have made them so beloved. Because this class is co-taught, instrumentalists and singers…

Marc Destrube: Biber, Baltzar, and Bach from Bowen

February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

A balm for many musicians during the Covid lockdown has been exploring works for unaccompanied instruments, no better exemplified than those for the violin. Marc Destrubé invites us into his home on Bowen Island for a conversation and performance where all may experience the richness, inventiveness, and artistry all created by an orchestra… of one.

AEM ONLINE – Bad Romance with Anne Timberlake, recorder

February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Love is patient, love is kind….until it goes terribly, terribly wrong!  Then, of course, it’s fuel for music.  We’ll explore the infinite ways love can go south, sampling broadly from across the centuries. Gesualdo, de Wert, and Brahms will be our guides through the vicissitudes of the fickle heart. Geared to: upper intermediate to advanced recorder players.  Pitch: A=440.   AEM ONLINE offers four classes each weekend! Register for any number of sessions - classes are $25 per session and are offered…

Baroque Dance with Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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 open now. The room will open 10 minutes before the start of the class and will be locked 5 minutes after the start time. Marie-Nathalie…

Mental Health Monday Meditation Group with Aparna Sadananda

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Offered for free as part of The Well-Tempered Musician wellness series. Participation limited to a small group. Registration details will be available closer to the event date. Facilitator: Aparna Sadananda Aparna is a DC-based, meditation teacher and artist. A curious yogi for 10 years and having worked in neuroscience research, she transitioned to full-time yoga teaching in 2015. Her meditations offer insights gathered during this interesting journey which has been a melting pot of art, science and spirituality.

Love Near, Love Far

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST

Love Near, Love Far – a timely and timeless state of longing. Early Music Vancouver recently received an historic and beautifully maintained 1875 Broadwood piano that still possesses its original parts as a gift to the society from John and Patricia Lee. This instrument has been meticulously restored to sound exactly as it would have 150 years ago and is the perfect vehicle for these late 19th century songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Gounod, Cécile Chaminade, and Hugo Wolf.…

Heavenly Queens

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EST

It is rare to find works that feature five treble voices, and Gasparini’s Mass for Five Trebles is a wonderful addition to the literature. TENET Vocal Artists was inspired to explore it after the release of a new edition. Heavenly Queens celebrates music composed for convents in two halves: the first half features duets and trios by the prolific Italian nun Chiara Maria Cozzolani. The second half is dedicated to Francesco Gasparini’s mass. This mass is well-features all of the…

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

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

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, or chace, and these six pieces are marvels of intricacy and haunting beauty. As it happens, they are a perfect fit for the tenor viol.…

AEM ONLINE – Real-Time Coaching and Gastoldi Duos with David Morris, viol

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

David Morris will spend the first part of the session offering coaching for those who, by pre-arrangement, want to try out a solo or small-ensemble work in front of a Zoom audience. If you’d like a coaching spot, please indicate your piece when you register.  All members of the ensemble must register for the class. For the second portion of the session, Mr. Morris will lead the class through a selection of Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi’s bicinia from his Primo libro della…

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