Baroque Performance Institute
June 16 to June 30, 2013
JUNE 16 - 30, 2013
"In the Valley of the Danube"
Special Project: Biber's Mystery Sonatas
This year marks the 42ndyear of the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin, America's premiere summer workshop for baroque instruments and voice.
The internationally renowned faculty, headed by the members of the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, Michael Lynn (on leave, 2013), Marilyn McDonald, Catharina Meints, and Webb Wiggins, will again lead daily masterclasses and ensemble coachings. Faculty and student concerts promise to offer memorable listening and music-making experiences, lectures, and informal open discussions to stimulate the intellect. The ever-popular baroque dance classes provide excellent physical exercise as well as a kinetic appreciation for the rhythms that underlie so much music of the baroque era.
FACULTY CONCERTS: A concert of chamber works (Friday 21 June), and a festive large-scale program on Friday 28 June. For this program, the faculty orchestra core will be augmented by advanced students, and there will be the opportunity for singers and instrumentalists alike to participate in the chorus.
FACULTY FRINGE CONCERTS will present masterful interpretations of important and representative solo and small ensemble pieces.
TWO STUDENT CONCERTS (22 June and 29 June) will showcase the work of the faculty-coached ensembles that constitute the main components of each afternoon's schedule. Repertoire is wide-ranging, and need not be restricted to French works.
STUDENT ORCHESTRA Michael Sponseller will lead the student orchestra during the first week this year!
STAGECRAFT for SINGERS A new class offered by Jennifer Lane.
DAILY MASTERCLASSES for all instruments constitute the main component of each afternoon' schedule. Repertoire is wide-ranging, and need not be restricted to French works.
SPECIAL KEYBOARD CONTINUO CLASSES to help players of all ages improve their figured bass realization skills.
DAILY BAROQUE DANCE CLASSES help "get the kinks out" and stimulate deep-body understanding of the rhythms that underpin so much baroque music.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - please see registration page for more information.
STUDENT ORCHESTRA, led by BPI faculty members, offers all comers the opportunity to participate in a large-scale ensemble under the leadership of some of the finest baroque teachers in the country.
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