A treat for recorder players and early music enthusiasts alike, in a morning lecture and afternoon masterclass, led by Francesca Clements.

Presented by The Early Music Shop and Britten Pears Arts, the day’s topic is “Making Baroque music come alive” – the art of looking past the notes to find magic in the Baroque sonata. From finding a good tempo, to adding ornaments, to expressing emotion and musicality, we look at the sources available and see how a well-informed performance lets the music come alive in both practice and performance.

The day is led by Ipswich-born Francesca Clements, winner of awards including the Birmingham Conservatoire recorder prize and the Rollason Music Award, and a performer and teacher across Europe and the USA.

The morning’s illustrated lecture is followed by an afternoon Masterclass, where Francesca will coach recorder students* live in front of the audience.

At the end of the day, The Early Music Shop, which is on site at Snape Maltings, will be open for exclusive viewing for the day’s participants, allowing time to browse its range of recorders and other instruments, with experts on hand to offer advice.

*Students are warmly welcome. If you would like to take part, please let ann@earlymusicshop.com know in advance – there will be a maximum number of sessions available. Players should be of Grade 5+ standard.

Early Music Day includes:

11am The Recorder, an Illustrated Lecture, by Francesca Clements, Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape Maltings
2.30pm
Recorder Masterclass by Francesca Clements, Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape Maltings
5.30pm exclusive viewing of The Early Music Shop, with experts on hand to offer advice

You can also purchase Early Music Day with a ticket for the evening's concert: Schütz 350, by Aldeburgh Voices at Orford Church. Find out more

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