Flute Society of NSW

Gala Day Announcement

 
 

GALA DAY 2018

Sunday March 25, 2018 - MLC School, burwood

The Flute Society of NSW is proud to present our Annual Gala Day!
This will be a fun day filled with flute related events and a concert to top it all off! Meet fellow flute players, participate in ensemble playing, learn about Renaissance & Baroque Dance and take advantage of displays by Flutes & Flutists, Flute Tree and Syrinx Music.
The Gala Day is open to all ages and players of all levels. Registration has closed.

 

Program

09:30 Registration
10:00 Warm-up with Sarah Monk and reading of her new work to be premiered later in the day
11:00 Break
11:15 Early Dance Workshop with Fiona Garlick of the Early Dance Consort. Ever wondered how to dance (and play) a Gigue or Gavotte? Come and find out how - and join in!
12:15 Lunch
12:45 Ensemble Workshop - playing in smaller groups
13:45 Break and setup
14:00 Gala Day Concert!


 What is early dance?  To newcomers to the world of early dance it may come as a surprise to discover that there are hundreds of documents which record the social dances of the European Courts in the Renaissance and Baroque eras - from the early fifteenth century to the late eighteenth century and beyond.  Having lain largely forgotten in archives for many years, since the later years of the 20th century the dances preserved in these sources have enjoyed a new Renaissance. Thanks to the work of early dance specialists around the world, they have been given new life for audiences in recent times, in the same way that the music of past centuries has been revived with the aid of research into early instruments and playing practices.  The Early Dance Consort has been responsible for bringing this fascinating repertoire to light in classes, workshops, lectures, balls and performances for audiences in Sydney and around Australia.

What is early dance?

To newcomers to the world of early dance it may come as a surprise to discover that there are hundreds of documents which record the social dances of the European Courts in the Renaissance and Baroque eras - from the early fifteenth century to the late eighteenth century and beyond.

Having lain largely forgotten in archives for many years, since the later years of the 20th century the dances preserved in these sources have enjoyed a new Renaissance. Thanks to the work of early dance specialists around the world, they have been given new life for audiences in recent times, in the same way that the music of past centuries has been revived with the aid of research into early instruments and playing practices.

The Early Dance Consort has been responsible for bringing this fascinating repertoire to light in classes, workshops, lectures, balls and performances for audiences in Sydney and around Australia.

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Ensemble Workshop

Players of similar ages and levels will form small groups and with the help of a tutor, will learn a piece to be performed in the afternoon concert. Parents and friends are welcome in the audience!


The Early Dance Consort is a Sydney-based teaching and performing ensemble specialising in the reconstruction of early European court dance from the Renaissance to the 18th century.

Under the direction of Fiona Garlick and John Barnard, the Consort has delighted Australian audiences with its costumed presentations, accompanied by leading early instrumental ensembles including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble of the Golden Age, Musica da Camera, The Musicke, Pastance, the Renaissance Players and The Marais Project.

Consort performances and teaching curriculum are based on research into the surviving records for early court dance and its music. As artistic and research director for the consort, Fiona has presented lectures, masterclasses and demonstrations of early dance for arts and educational institutions around Australia, as well as  choreographing for period productions of operas, plays, and ballets.


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VENUE

MLC School Burwood
Corner of Grantham and Rowley St
Burwood NSW

PARKING

Street parking only.

Fee

All participants: $30
Please click here to register.
(registrations close 24th March)

Sheet music for all participants will be provided on the day