The demonstration workshop will focus on introducing the culture and appreciating the music of the Baroque period. This period saw both the ending of a long line of polyphonic writing and the emergence of a new style of writing – the monody. New genres and forms of music, including opera, oratorio, cantata, concerto and trio sonata, just to name a few, appeared. This eventually led to the development of instrumental ensembles resembling the later orchestra. Later, in the hands of J. S. Bach, the grandiose of this period reached its highest point.
Workshop instructors | Artist-in-Residence 2017-18
The history of L’Artiste can be traced back to 2005, when Joseph Lee formed the recorder ensemble L’Art du Bois. Through holding concerts and masterclasses in various venues across the territory, the ensemble proved to be a success and quickly established itself as the leading performing group of such genre. In order to extend the repertories to include music from the Medieval and the Renaissance period, which undoubtedly involves the performance of more varied musical instruments than the recorders, Joseph established the L’Artiste in 2013. In addition to its vast collection of early musical instruments, L’Artiste now specializes not only in recorders but also in performing multi-instrumental music from the 12th Century to the 18th Century. With intensive research and continuous refinement, it aims at introducing to the local audience the beauty of these underappreciated music and unfamiliar musical instruments.
Language: English (supplemented with Cantonese)
All are welcome
No admission under the age of 6
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Presented by the HKUST Center for Education Innovation and Center for the Arts