Spring 2018 Workshop with Gwyn Roberts

A Buffet of Instrumental Music

 Due to the weather, the workshop on March 3 has been rescheduled to April 7th.

Saturday, April 7 8:30am through 4pm, hosted by the Rochester chapter of the American Recorder Society, and featuring Gwyn Roberts.

About the Music

A presentation of a buffet of instrumental music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods with a sample of each: fugue, canzona, paduana, passamezzo, sonata, fantasia.

About the Instructor

Gwyn Roberts is one of America’s foremost performers on recorder and baroque flute, praised by
Gramophone for her “sparkling technique, compelling musicianship, and all-around excellence.” She
is also co-founder and -director of Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare, hailed by the
Miami Herald as “the model of a top-notch period orchestra.” Now in the 15th season of its
Philadelphia Concert Series, Tempesta di Mare tours from Oregon to Prague, recently released its
10th CD on the British label Chandos, and reaches audiences in 56 countries around the world with
broadcasts of live performances.

Roberts’ soloist engagements include the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Recitar Cantando of Tokyo,
the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Washington Bach Consort and the Kennedy Center. In
addition to Chandos, she has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Dorian, Sony Classics, Vox,
PolyGram, PGM, and Radio France. Her latest solo recordings include the Fasch Recorder
Concerto in F, Bach’s Concerto in G after BWV 530, and Sonatas by Francesco Mancini. She
enjoys collaborating with living composers, recently recording James Primosch’s Sacred Songs and
Meditations with the 21st Century Consort for Albany Records.

Roberts studied recorder and baroque flute at Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands with Marion
Verbruggen, Leo Meilink and Marten Root. She loves teaching, with recent masterclasses at the
Curtis Institute of Music, Hartt School of Music, and Oregon Bach Festival. She is Professor of
Recorder and Baroque Flute at the Peabody Conservatory, Director of Early Music at the University
of Pennsylvania, and directs the Virtuoso Recorder Program at the Amherst Early Music Festival.


$25 for a half day (9am-noon or 1pm-4pm)
$45 for a full day
Purchase a box lunch for $8.95 (must pre-order by April 4). 


Pre-registration ends April 4, 2018. If you are not ordering a lunch, please feel free to come and pay at the door. 

Download the registration form. It may be printed and mailed with a check made out to American Recorder Society, Rochester Chapter, or emailed to rochesterars@gmail.com.

Registration Form (PDF)


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

Some private lessons may be available on Friday and Sunday. Please email to see if time is still available.


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