January 12-15, 2018
over the ML King Holiday
Four days of intensive study with a bevy of harpsichord masters:
Ketil Haugsand and the Skalhot String Quartet
Please browse the Artist Bios page for detailed bios and photos of our harpsichord masters.
Master Classes in free and polyphonic works of the 16th -18th centuries
Harpsichord Tuning and Maintenance
Basso Continuo Labs Contemporary Music Composition & Performance Recitals and Concerts
Open Mic Night for Players and Composers
Celebrate the harpsichord with Desert Baroque at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in the high desert above Palm Springs, on 420 acres of desert beauty, amidst the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and his son, Lloyd.
Performances, study and on-sight accommodations; it’s the perfect location to work in community. Our own chef will provoke our palates morning, noon and night.
FEES include classes, concerts, 3 nights accommodation, meals. $625. Early bird registration, due Sept. 1, $575. Spouse and partner accommodation, meals and concerts, $400. Work/Study scholarships available upon inquiry. Festival classes begin Friday, Jan. 12, 2:30 pm and conclude Monday, Jan. 15, 1 pm.
Desert Baroque Founder/Director
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240