June 18, 2011 | Radisson Hotel, 200 Stuart St, Boston
Music for the King’s Court: Exploring the
Children and parents alike will be captivated by this historical overview of wind instruments, which encourages even the most reluctant youngster to try the rare and curious instruments of centuries past, including recorders, lutes, shawms, and rackets. Appropriate for ages 8 to 108, this engaging and interactive presentation by David Coffin— highlighted by short demonstrations by a selection of instrument makers from around the world—will be followed by a guided tour of the incredible assortment of instruments on display at the BEMF Exhibition.
School Enrichment Program
Music 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.