Viola da Gamba Society - New England

The Viola da Gamba Society - New England is a chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America (VdGSA). It supports the aims of the VdGSA, with special attention to viola da gamba activities in New England. These aims are to promote interest in the Viola da Gamba through educational and artistic programs such as workshops, lectures, master classes, and concerts. Read More ▶︎︎
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Announcing the Martha Davidson Scholarship Fund

The board members of the Viola da Gamba Society - New England all feel that this fiscal year would be a good time to show our appreciation for the current recording/corresponding secretary, Martha Davison. It is high time that Martha be recognized for all that she has done, and continues to do, to support and promote viol playing in New England and beyond.

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The 2017-2018 Silbiger Grant Award/CONCERT Announcement!

The Viola da Gamba Society-New England is pleased to announce this year’s grant recipient for the Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant – Joshua Garvey, who has organized a special project in collaboration with three Boston Area organizations: The Home for Little Wanderers, The Triangle Program, Boston GLASS, and Tunefoolery

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Lari Smith’s Tenor Viol for Sale

Tenor viol made by Dom Zuchowicz (1982), with handsome carved head. 54 cm. string-length. Equipped with Pegheds. Bow by Harry Grabenstein. Includes sturdy soft case. $8000 Loved and played for many years by our dear friend Lari Smith. This instrument will be so happy to join its voice with another consort of friends!

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past workshop

VdGS-NE Spring Workshop

This year’s spring workshop took place at Brandeis University on Sunday, April 29. The theme of the workshop was “Music at the Württemberg Court and beyond” with directors, Anne Legêne and Karen Burciaga, members of Long and Away Consort of Viols. Local coordinators were Hannah Davidson and Alexandra Hawley. For a full description, see Workshop Flyer.

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A Bit of Recent VdGS-NE History: The Ferrabosco CD Project in 2002

The Ferrabosco Project The 2001-2002 season marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Viola da Gamba Society-New England. To celebrate the occasion the Society wanted a permanent memento, and decided a collaborative CD was appropriate. Founding member Bruce Bellingham suggested a subject for the CD, the complete four-part fantasias of Alfonso Ferrabosco II. 

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