Aeolus Recorder Konsort Presents a Recorder Workshop with Frances Blaker
on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, 2010


"France and the Low Countries - from Josquin to Lully "


We'll work with music mainly from the medieval and renaissance periods, with a little Baroque thrown in for good measure.   We will work on recorder techniques and musical expression within the contexts of compositions by these imaginative composers.


France and neighboring lands of Holland and Flanders called the Low Countries were a fruitful garden for music all through the medieval and renaissance periods. Most famous of the early composers, Josquin was a master of beautiful, expressive and inventive musical forms. Others include Mouton, Compare, de la Rue and many more. We’ll follow musical developments through time all the way up to French Baroque master Lully, finishing our musical journey with choice pieces from his opera-ballets.


Recorder players of all levels from intermediate through advanced will find plenty of pleasure, challenge and inspiration during this workshop.


The Friday session will be held from 3:30 to 8:30 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 4:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor meeting room of the Cox Creative Center, 100 Rock Street, Main Library (Central Arkansas Library System), Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.   Coffee, snacks, and lunch may be obtained in the Cox Center.  Other restaurants are also available for lunch near the Main Library and the Clinton Presidential Center. 

Dutch Treat Meals:

Friday, March 5, 5:00-6:30 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 a restaurant of your choice in Little Rock River Market area.
Saturday, March 6, 6:00 p.m., Bossa Nova Restaurant, 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock.



Recorder Workshop with Ms. Blaker on Friday and Saturday, March 5 and March 6, 2010

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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