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Marin Baroque Summer Workshop (August 23 & 24)
First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo, CA
San Anselmo, CA
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Marin Baroque Summer Workshop (August 23 & 24)
For Instrumentalists & Singers

August 23 & August 24, 2019
Joseph Haydn's Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass)
Daniel Canosa, Music Director

First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo
72 Kensington Rd 94960

The Workshop will provide string instrumentalists, choral singers, and vocal soloists with the opportunity to work with outstanding and renowned musicians who are specialists in their fields of Baroque and Classical technique. Participants will focus on Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass," which will be performed with orchestra in the evening of August 24th.

Soloists must submit a recording (MP3 or video) to marinbaroque@gmail.com by August 3. Registration for the soloist workshop will CLOSE on August 3.


Please note that SOLOISTS participate on Friday, 8/23 AND all day Saturday 8/24.

CHORAL SINGERS & STRING PLAYERS participate ONLY on Saturday 8/24.

Aaron Westman, upper strings
William Skeen, lower strings
Rita Lilly, vocal coach
Yuko Tanaka, accompanist

6 - 8:30 pm, Friday evening, August 23rd Workshop for vocal SOLOISTS with Rita Lilly (Soloist Audition at 8 pm, with Daniel Canosa & Rita Lilly)
9 am- 12 pm, Saturday, August 24
Daniel Canosa and Yuko Tanaka
Workshops for STRING PLAYERS with William Skeen & Aaron Westman
(12 -  2 pm Lunch on your own)
1 - 2 pm Individual practice time
2 - 5 pm, Saturday, August 24
Workshops continue and conclude
5 - 6 pm Individual practice time
(6 -7 pm Dinner on your own)
7:30 pm, Saturday, August 24, Performance of the Lord Nelson Mass
Complimented recently for his impressive playing and rapturous music (Early Music America), Aaron Westman has become "one of the most popular period instrumentalists on the West Coast" (Santa Rosa Press Democrat). In demand as a violinist and violist, he has performed as a soloist and chamber music collaborator with Agave Baroque, American Bach Soloists, El Mundo, Ensemble Mirable, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, Musica Pacifica, Marin Baroque, Seicento String Band, Seraphic Fire, and The Vivaldi Project.
As a principal player, Westman has worked with ABS, Berkeley West Edge Opera, Bach Collegium San Diego, Pacific Bach Project, Jubilate, and Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, and he performs regularly with New Hampshire Music Festival, Musica Angelica, Orchester Wiener Akademie, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Westman also co-directs the award-winning chamber ensembles Agave Baroque and Live Oak Baroque Orchestra. Agave was a finalist in the Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition in 2012, as well as a finalist in the EMA/NAXOS Recording Competition, and was a featured main stage performer at the 2012 Berkeley Early Music Festival. Both ensembles have received recent recording grants from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. Westman has recorded for Hollywood, and on the Dorian/Sono Luminus, Magnatune, NCA, VGo, and (GRAMMY Nominated) Philharmonia Baroque Productions labels, as well as live on KPFK (Los Angeles), WDAV (North Carolina), ORF (Austria), and as a soloist on NPR's Harmonia and Performance Today radio programs.
Westman tours extensively worldwide, including with two projects starring the actor John Malkovich. Recent tours have taken Aaron to Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Peru, Spain, and all over the United States.
Westman holds a Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a double-major in viola performance and early music. His teachers included Stanley Ritchie, Alan de Veritch, Geraldine Walther, and Theodore Arm. For three years, Westman taught at California Institute of the Arts, near Los Angeles.

Grammy-nominated cellist and gambist William Skeen performs as Principal Cellist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and American Bach Soloists.  He has served as Principal Cellist with Musica Angelica (Los Angeles), Portland Baroque Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks, and Bach Collegium San Diego.  William has also appeared as continuo cellist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Opera, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.  In addition, William has soloed on the viola da gamba with the Dallas Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Carmel Bach Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Musica Angelica, Orquestra Nacional de Mexico, and the American Bach Soloists.  He is co-founder of the New Esterh├ízy Quartet, whose repertoire includes over 150 string quartets performed exclusively on gut strings.  With NEQ, William co-founded the San Francisco Early Music Society's Classical Workshop in 2012.  He has served on the faculty on the University of Southern California since 2000.  Skeen also has taught baroque cello and viola da gamba at the American Bach Soloists Academy, SFEMS Baroque Workshop, SF Conservatory of Music, and University of California Berkeley.
William currently tours and records with Smithsonian Chamber Players, Musica Pacifica, El Mundo, and Agave Baroque.  He is represented on over 80 audio recordings and 30 video recordings, many produced by Voices of Music.  Mr. Skeen is co-founder of the Cantata Collective, and one-to-a-part ensemble devoted to presenting all of J.S. Bach's cantatas to the East Bay community free of charge.

Rita Lilly is familiar to audiences in oratorio and recital, but most notably for her performances of baroque and early music. She has been lauded by The New York Times for possessing a voice of strength, clarity, and virtuosity and by the S.F. Classical Voice for having a pure, silvery voice with plenty of color. Ms. Lilly is a native New Yorker who has appeared as a featured soloist with the American Boychoir, American Classical Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Artek, Bachworks, Bach Aria Group, Clarion Music Society, Concert Royal, Rebel, Folger Consort, Sacabuche, Trinity Church Concerts Series, and the New York Consort of Viols, among others. As the soprano soloist of the Waverly Consort, she toured throughout the U.S. and abroad, including performances at N.Y.'s Alice Tully Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters.  Ms. Lilly has been featured on live broadcasts on New Yorks WNYC, WNCN, National Public Radio, and Radio-Canada.
Ms. Lilly is a frequent soloist with some of the finest Bay Area groups, such as the Albany Consort, American Bach Soloists, AVE, Bay Choral Guild, Berkeley Community Chorus, California Bach Society, Cappella SF, Chora Nova, Contra Costa Chorale, Marin Oratorio, MUSA, Sacramento Baroque, San Francisco Bach Choir, S.F. Renaissance Voices, and Soli Deo Gloria.
Ms. Lilly's recordings include three with the Waverly Consort on EMI; Handel and Vivaldis Dixit Dominus with the American Boychoir on Musical Heritage; Scarlattis St. Cecilia Mass on Newport Classic; Sowerbys Medieval Poem on Naxos; a German Baroque Christmas with American Classical Orchestra on Musicmasters; and Orffs Carmina Burana with the Valley Chorale.
Ms. Lilly is the Choral Director at Mills College, served for five years as Music Director at St. Jerome Catholic Church in El Cerrito and is now the Music Director of the Lafayette Christian Church in Lafayette, Ca. She is on the faculty of the Pacific Boychoir Academy as their private voice teacher and has recently become the Director/Creator of Sorellina girls chorus. Ms. Lilly is the vocal instructor for the SFEMS Baroque Summer Workshop and maintains an active vocal studio in her home.


First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo, CA (View)
72 Kensington Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
United States


Education > Workshops
Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Marin Baroque
On BPT Since: Apr 28, 2012
Betsy Levine-Proctor

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