Amherst Early Music Festival
The 2019 Amherst Music Festival at Connecticut College, New London CT, features Music of Italy. The Amherst Early Music Festival is the most comprehensive workshop for historical performance in North America, with two week-long programs of classes for amateurs and pre-professionals, a music and instrument exhibition, and a professional concert series. Choose from a wide variety of classes in all instruments, voice, and dance. Play in consorts of like or mixed instruments, investigate a new repertory, take a dance class or start a new instrument. In the evening, there are lectures, concerts, English country dancing, and socializing with early music enthusiasts from all over the world. A number of special programs run concurrently with the Central Program: the Baroque Academy and Baroque Opera Project for advanced students; advanced recorder programs -- Virtuoso Recorder Seminar, and Advanced Recorder Intensive -- and programs in addition to Baroque Academy for singers- the Choral Workshop, Ensemble Singing Intensive, Dafne Opera Project, and the Troubador Diaspora Project with Benjamin Bagby. Highlights of the 2019 Festival include Baroque Opera, A Festival Concert Series, Choral Workshop with Kent Tritle , New London Assembly, an English Country Dance program directed by Brad Foster, with Andrew Shaw. For more information and updates, please visit www.amherstearlymusic.org.