LSA at Amherst Workshop East
The Lute Society of America Seminar East will again take part in tandem with Amherst Early Music and is an opportunity for players of all levels to take part. Offering classes for lute players of all levels, from complete beginners to advanced. The all-star faculty lineup for 2017 includes Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Christopher Morrongiello, Nigel North, and Jason Priset. Also happening (not all listed on the Amherst website) are concerts by Xavier Diaz-Latorre, a Broken Consort performed by Festival faculty, and a concert of rarely-heard songs from Shakespeare's plays, Thomas Morley, Robert Johnson, and other Elizabethan and Jacobean composers performed by Richard Stone and Julianne Baird. Lute Society students are also welcome to take part in some Baroque Academy classes including Richard Stone's first period Master Class and a class based on Cavalli's L'Erismena that will include a staged performance at the end of the week (directed by Richard Stone and Julianne Baird).
Please Note: The LSA Workshop takes place during Week 1 (July 9-16) of the Amherst Early Music Festival.