Are you a dedicated community, student or professional musician wanting to explore baroque repertoire and learn or develop your baroque playing style?
Our goal is to encourage, support and expand the early music community in Los Angeles, and to be inclusive in our reach to give the maximum number of highly motivated players the opportunity to participate. Our online sessions are also open to non-playing participants. For Spring 2021 we are operating Covid-safe outdoor in-person sessions for members. Please contact us with details of your instrument(s) and areas of interest for future opportunities.
While we are primarily a string-based group we welcome and accept wind players to specific sessions. So far, we’ve welcomed alto and tenor recorders, baroque flutes and baroque bassoons to our ranks. Strings include violin, viola, cello, double bass, viols, violone, harpsichord, theorbo and baroque guitar. Owning a baroque instrument is not required, but pitch is set at standardized baroque pitch A=415hz and we generally play in Shifted Vallotti/Young temperament. We recommend the Cleartune chromatic tuner app, available on Apple and Android app stores.