Just for Double Basses 6/10/13

BAROQUE Performance Practice for Bass Artists in the 21st Century

ANNE TROUT, clinician
joined by cellist, Stephanie Vial

Monday, June 10 2013
10:00 - 1:00 and 2:30 - 5:00 pm
The Potomac Arts Academy
George Mason University in Fairfax, VA
The de Laski Performing Arts Building

Designed for professional double bassists. Baroque ensemble orientation. Gain a more solid grounding, through collaborative playing and discussion, in basic tenets of historical practice. A primer from which the player can become more comfortable and confident about expressive performance. Players may use any equipment: modern basses, strings, all set-ups and bows welcome. Repertoire may include Gabrielli, Dowland, Bertali, Marais, Purcell, Telemann, Caporale, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel.

Content/Subject Areas addressed:

SOUND - tonal palettes - affect, colors, text
EXECUTION - articulations and bow techniques - reflex, release, resonance
EXPRESSION & MUSICAL LINGUISTICS - rhetoric, phrasing, punctuation, gesture
RHYTHMIC STYLES - dance forms, tempo and compositional implications
THE CONTINUO TEAM - doubling, tuning & temperaments, balance, variety
ACCOMPANYING SINGERS - working with solo and choral vocalists
ORCHESTRAL MASTERWORKS - options and influence
CONTEXTS FOR DECISION-MAKING - acoustics, leaders, national characters

Cost: $150
Enrolled participants are invited to attend the first day (June 11) of the Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments, including baroque dance class, for an additional $50.

To register, contact: Alexandra Mattson, Administrator



2710 Bellforest Court, #305
Vienna, VA 22180

(571) 425-0148

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