In this workshop participants will explore ornamentation and improvisation in Renaissance-Baroque repertoire and have a great time singing/playing from choir-books, original prints and manuscripts. Open to all voice ranges and modern and historical instruments — all levels are welcome. Join us and experience firsthand what may seem like complex issues in a very simple and fun way. The program is free — registration required. Register by February 28. For more information, contact Robert Eisenstein, director of the Five College Early Music Program.
Directed by Marcello Mazzetti and Livio Ticli of Palma Choralis, based in Brescia, Italy, this workshop will consider several aspects of improvisation and ornamentation in order to understand why they are so essential to Renaissance-Baroque repertoire, and to get a sense of performance practice and processes typical of unwritten traditions. The Palma Choralis Five College Residency is made possible by a grant from the Five College Lecture Fund.