Early Music Month, celebrating Couperin's 350th, a 2017 Berwick Academy reflection, and more.
January 16, 2018


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Early Music Month is Almost Here!

There are already more than 300 partners registered for the third annual Early Music Month celebration in March. This year we’re also partnering with the European Early Music Network and the European Day of Early Music on Wednesday, March 21st, the birthday of J.S. Bach, and we’ll be sharing stories and music with our friends across Europe on that day.
It’s FREE to register and open to anyone enthusiastic about raising awareness of early music. When you register, you're simply agreeing to celebrate Early Music Month in whatever way you’d like to. We even have a list of ideas to get you started. 

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Happy 350th, François!
By Anne E. Johnson

“He was one of the greatest musicians ever, like Monteverdi or Mozart,” Geneviève Soly said in a telephone interview. “There are very few names you can add to that list. François Couperin could achieve exactly what he had in mind. I relate his spirit to God as a creator, the way everything is compressed into a short musical piece.”

But that concision is deceiving to listeners, Soly believes. “The audience hears this short piece and thinks, ‘Oh, that’s cute.’ The pieces seem so simple that a child could have written them.” One of her goals is to demonstrate to audiences just what a great and complex composer Couperin was.

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Summer Workshop
Scholarship Reflection

Gemma Goday Diaz Corralejo, 
2017 Berwick Academy

It was three weeks of intense playing: three very challenging different programs (one per week) with three different conductors and concertinos. We had to be flexible to adapt to the style of each leader, but it was tremendously nourishing and inspiring. Different ways to work, different points of view, different temperaments and characters; but all of it about music and performance. What else could we ask for?

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