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May Playing Session with Rainer Beckmann
May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
“Keep Grooving: Johann Walter’s Fugues (Canons) for Three Instruments of Equal Range (1542) — With special attention to the affective qualities of the modes they are based on according to contemporary theorists”
Rainer Beckmann plays recorder with a large variety of early music ensembles in the Philadelphia Tri-State area. He is a founding member of New World Recorders and La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble. As featured soloist and guest musician, he has appeared with Tempesta di Mare, Piffaro, Mélomanie, Brandywine Baroque, Camerata Ama Deus, Philadelphia Bach Collegium, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, and others. Before moving to the United States, he performed and taught in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, Israel, and Brazil. Rainer is the music director of the Philadelphia Recorder Society. He is a graduate of the Utrechts Conservatorium in the Netherlands, where he studied recorder with Heiko ter Scheggett, Baldrick Deerenberg, and Marion Verbruggen.