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Class Performance • VIOLA DA GAMBA DISCOVERED! • Jane Hershey, instructor

Thursday • December 15, 2022   |   4:00 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.

Viola da gamba Discovered!

Class concert for “Introduction to the viola da gamba”

Music by Josquin, Gombert, and Gabrieli

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In the 16th and 17th centuries, the viola da gamba was a common second instrument for singers, keyboard players, composers, and players of other instruments. This class offers a group approach to instruction which will allow musicians majoring in other areas to explore ensemble music for viols and experience the pleasure of consort playing in a supportive setting. Following the basics of technique, the class will explore Renaissance dance music and 16th century chansons and madrigals, Elizabethan fantasias and Italian canzonas. The end of the semester will be project-oriented collaboration with other young viol players, where students will perform ensemble music, talk about the viol and its history, and share their experience learning a new instrument and musical style. 


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Thursday • December 15, 2022
4:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Recital Room N1
33 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.