Denman Island Baroque Music Workshop & Festival
Workshop & Festival
May 2-10, 2020
The Workshop & Festival has been postponed until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The 2019 Workshop & Festival featured The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell complete with costumes, parts of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (the background for Purcell's music), dancing and many fairies. We had a large orchestra playing in period style and magnificently directed by Marco Vitale assisted by Enrique Gomez-Cabrero Fernandez (strings tutor) and Romeo Ciuffa (winds tutor). We would like to thank all participants, the audiences, the financial donors, and the many volunteers who made this such a memorable event.
In 2020, the Workshop will focus on Susanna by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) for a final performance on May 9 @ 2.30 pm in the Denman Community Hall. There will also be concerts and lectures by our Workshop instructors, as well as a community baroque concert. We welcome Conor Jacobson (strings) and Massimo Altieri (voices) as new tutors this year.
Here is a video summary of the first Workshop & Festival held in May 2017
Updated March 19, 2020