Aeolus Recorder Konsort Presents a Recorder Workshop with Frances Blaker
on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, 2009


"Tutti Frutti Italian music from the 14th 18th centuries"


Landini, Ciconia, Cara, Tromboncino, Festa, some foreigners working in Italy (Willaert, Arcadelt, Morales, etc), Gesualdo the Mad Prince, Merulo, Locatelli are some of the composers whose music we will sample and savor.  We will work on recorder techniques and musical expression within the contexts of compositions by these imaginative composers.


Recorder players with all different levels of experience are invited to participate and auditors are most welcome.  You may also bring your viols, renaissance flutes, and even krumhorns.  We will focus mainly on the recorder, but these and other instruments can be included in some of the sessions for an even greater sonority. 

With a two hour dinner break at U.S.Pizza, the Friday session will be held from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 9301 N. Rodney Parham, 72227, phone 501-225-3274.  The Saturday session will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Darragh Center auditorium, Main Library (Central Arkansas Library System), 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.   Coffee and light snacks will be provided, but lunch is on your own at restaurants near the Main Library and the Clinton Presidential Center. 

Dutch Treat Meals:

Friday, March 6, 5:00 p.m.: U.S. Pizza (between KFC & Sonic), 9300 N. Rodney Parham Street, Little Rock
Saturday lunch, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at restaurant of your choice in Little Rock River Market area.
Saturday, March 7, 6:00 p.m., Bossa Nova Restaurant, 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock.








Recorder Workshop with Ms. Blaker on Friday and Saturday, March 6 and March 7, 2009


Registration $50
Full-time students $25
(Would you please make checks payable to "Aeolus Recorder Konsort" .)

Private Lessons with Ms. Blaker (Time to be arranged with Ms. Blaker)
(Pay her directly [$50 per hour].  Group lesson rates available.)







I would like to have a private lesson with Ms. Blaker: Yes or No.

SEND REGISTRATION (for more information, send an e-mail to: TO:  

    Shelley Wold,  38 Pine Manor Drive,  Little Rock, AR 72207

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