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Spring 2013 workshop - Rochester ARS

Gems of Germany

Saturday, March 23 8:30am through 4pm, hosted by the Rochester chapter of the American Recorder Society, and featuring Larry Lipnik.

Gems of Germany will begin with Flemish composers and move onward through history. Possible composers include Dufay, Ockeghem, Senfl, J.S. Bach and Buxtehude. 

Lawrence Lipnik has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from ARTEK and Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart. He has recently prepared a performing edition of Francesco Cavalli’s opera La Calisto, which was commissioned by the Juilliard School and performed by the San Francisco Opera, and was continuo gambist and recorder player for a new production of Monteverdi's Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria at Wolf Trap. In addition to performing, he is co-director of the New York Recorder Guild, enjoys a busy teaching schedule which has included national and international festivals from the Benslow Music Trust in the UK, Port Townsend, San Diego and Madison Early Music to Pinewoods and Amherst, instructor of viol, recorder and early music performance at Wesleyan University, music editor for an upcoming authoritative edition of the original songs from the plays of William Shakespeare, as well as contributor to the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists. He has recorded for numerous labels including EMI, Angel, Nimbus, Virgin, Sony, Koch International and Cantaloupe, and has been a frequent musical collaborator with artist William Wegman.


$25 for a half day (9am-noon or 1pm-4pm)
$45 for a full day
Purchase a box lunch for $7.50 (must pre-order). 


Pre-registration ends March 12, 2013. 

Participants must be proficient in two recorder voices to attend. 

Low voices are especially encouraged.

Downloadable (PDF) registration form. (PDF) Box lunches.


9am—Morning Session
12pm—Lunch (bring your own or purchase a box lunch)
1pm—Afternoon Session

Dee-Dee and John Heyer will be hosting a potluck dinner at their home following the workshop.


First Baptist Church of Rochester
175 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, NY 14618

Lessons with Larry

There will be opportunities for individual and group lessons with Larry on Friday, March 22 and Sunday March 24. 

Please email for information regarding available openings and costs.