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Until Early Music Week 2018!

 

 

 

 

“There seemed to be no end to the artistry of the faculty and the enthusiasm of the participants.” -- an Early Music Week participant

Please join us!

Music in a French garden

Transformation!

 

Thursday-Thursday, June 21 - June 28, 2018

Registration will open in winter 2018
Early-bird discount ends May 15

 


Music is an art of change - sounds progress and evolve through time; themes are mutated, elaborated, and fragmented; and the beauty of the art form itself works a change in our souls. This season we explore all the ways that transformation affects music: songs turn into dances, chants turn into secular pieces or popular songs turn into devotional works; a simple piece becomes a virtuoso showpiece through the application of ornamentation; a melody is borrowed from one tradition and transformed into something completely different by another culture. Stories and songs about change and transformation are very common from Greek mythology through religious mysticism, with the magical miracles of the Cantigas de Santa Maria being merely one example.

At World Fellowship’s Early Music Week, 2018, we will explore this fruitful and multifaceted perspective on the performing arts with the help of our talented and energetic faculty, inspired by the breath-taking natural surroundings of Mount Chocorua and Whitton Pond, and sustained by the garden-fresh organic vegetables on our dinner plates.

Héloïse Degrugillier, recorder, and Ken Pierce, historical dance, will be our returning guest faculty, joining Jane Hershey, viol, Anne Legêne, viol, Roy Sansom, recorder, Pamela Dellal, voice, Larry Wallach, keyboard, and Josh Schreiber Shalem, viols and FeldenkraisTM body work. Join us and be transformed!