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The Recorder Consort for Intermediate Skill: Holiday Program


Wed 24 Apr 2019, 9:30am–4:00pm

Where: Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe Theatre, The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: Pop-up Globe

A One Day Course for 10-18 yr olds

Do you want to further your skill in playing the recorder and join a consort to make beautiful renaissance music? Join Pop-up Globe musical expert Oscar West for a day of learning and getting to master one of the key instruments of Shakespeare’s world.

After covering the basics of the instrument, this workshop will revolve around ensemble recorder playing. We will learn arrangements of melodies that have featured in previous Pop-up Globe productions with the end goal of underscoring a scene from a Shakespeare play!

For this one day course, you should have some previous musical knowledge or skill. The ability to read sheet music is not required. You will receive a free soprano recorder from Lewis Eady and you are invited and encouraged to bring your own recorders of all sizes if you already own them!

Information about the facilitator

Oscar is Pop-up Globe's most capped performer who is about to chalk up his 500th performance with us. He was a founding company member in season one and has performed in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne for Pop-up Globe.

From an early age Oscar has keenly pursued theatre studies in both practice and theory. He completed his MA in Drama Studies at the University of Auckland, combining literary and historical evidence of Elizabethan clowning with practical technique taught by Dr. Ira Seidenstein to illuminate the life and work of the legendary pre-Shakespearean comedian, Richard Tarlton.

Oscar is a lively performer of traditional Irish and Scottish music playing fiddle, bagpipes, recorder and whistles. He currently performs and records with several Celtic music groups and composes soundtracks for short films. His particular interest is rescuing forgotten tunes from 18th and 19th century music manuscripts.

He has recently returned from a trip to Ireland, France and the UK where he further pursued his interests of Shakespeare, clowning and music.

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