Aeolus Recorder Konsort

Presented a Recorder Workshop with Martha Bixler

 

Ms. Bixler

"Variations on L'homme armé and music from Claude le Jeune" in the French Renaissance

Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6, 2004
10:00 to 12:00 and 1:30 to 3:30

The morning and afternoon sessions were held at the Darragh Center, Main Library (Central Arkansas Library System), 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.   Lunch was available at restaurants near the Main Library and the Clinton Presidential Library, now under construction.

The master class was held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 9301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, AR 72227.

Martha Bixler came to Little Rock for the third year to lead an early March workshop at the Darragh Center of the main library downtown.  The twenty-two (22)  participants included members of two ARS chapters in Arkansas, the Bella Vista Recorder Consort and the Aeolus Recorder Konsort, plus out-of-state participants from Texas and Missouri.  Ms. Bixler conducted a master class on Friday evening for ten players and five auditors.  On Saturday morning her workshop presentation included several variations on “L’homme armé”, in both secular and sacred settings.  After lunch she led the group in Claude le Jeune’s “Revecy du venir Printans” and two springtime madrigals by Thomas Morley.  The workshop ended with playing Adam Kent Gilbert’s new piece from the January issue of American Recorder magazine. The day’s events also included presentation of an Arkansas Traveler certificate to Martha Bixler.  The Arkansas Traveler certificate was signed by Governor Mike Huckabee and Secretary of State Gus Wingfield.  Following this presentation, the Bella Vista Consort performed a special arrangement of the “Arkansas Traveler” prepared by their member Hildegarde Erle.  In addition, ARS Board member Kathy Sherrick spoke briefly about the national organization’s priorities and the upcoming election of Board members. The entire workshop was deemed a great success by those who attended!


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