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Boston Early Music Festival: June 7-14, 2015metamorphoses: June 12-19, 2011

Family Day

Always a favorite of Festival goes, Family Day features a guided tour by one of our of the incredible assortment of instruments on display at the BEMF Exhibition along with an engaging and interactive presentation by David Coffin, during which he will domonstrate how the recorder works, where it comes from, and what it can do if you practice. This program is a variation of his scholl enrichment program that is presented in schools throughout New England.

School Enrichment Program
David CoffinMusic for the King’s Court: Exploring the Early Winds is the much sought-after School Enrichment Program presented by the Boston Early Music Festival’s Director of Education David Coffin. Imagine over 50 wind instruments on display in your school auditorium for your elementary school recorder players. In one hour David Coffin will demonstrate the history of the recorder, how it works, what it can sound like “if you practice,” and what other early wind instruments were played with it in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. From the curriculum frameworks, vocabulary, geography, science of sound, music, and of course, history are neatly integrated into his presentation. To arrange for an in-school presentation, please contact David Coffin.