String workshop for young musicians
Corelli JAM! is a one-day string workshop for young musicians that will be held on Salt Spring Island. This workshop is specifically designed for young violinists and cellists, and will be an introduction to baroque music for students who are reasonably proficient on their instruments, but are new to the concept of baroque performance practice.
The participants will play through two of Arcangelo Corelli’s trio sonatas, and one of Corelli’s Concerti Grossi, in an informal and supportive atmosphere. Students will be coached by local professionals on violin (Carolyn Hatch) and cello (Paula Kiffner), and the cellists will have the opportunity to learn about basso continuo playing.
Harpsichordist Marco Vitale will lead the workshop, play alongside the students, and give a short lecture on historical aspects of baroque music. The workshop will conclude with an informal read-through for parents and interested members of the public.