Thursday, October 22, 2009

Early Music Colorado’s Fall Festival Returns October 24th and 25th

Whether you sing, play an instrument, or simply enjoy hearing early music, there will be something for you at the Festival! Join Early Music Colorado for a day of music, workshops, and presentations at the Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Boulevard, on Saturday, October 24. Here’s this year’s line-up:

  • 10:15am - Trillo, appoggiatura, anticipation, acciaccatura: What to use and when: Lecture/Demonstration by Evanne Browne
  • 11:15am - Recital: The Renaissance Project
  • 1:30pm - Bringing Early Renaissance Music to Life: Lecture/Demonstration by Sylvia Rhyne and Eric Redlinger of Asteria
  • 2:30pm - Recital: Quintessence and Rose Garden Recorder Ensembles
  • 3:30pm - Various Agreeable Sounds: A Continuo Guide for All Musicians: Lecture/Demonstration by Frank Nowell
  • 4:30pm - Recital: Baroque Youth Ensemble

The excitement continues Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon with concerts by internationally-known early music artists Asteria and The Rose Consort of Viols.

Saturday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Concert by Asteria
Un Tres Doulx Regard: The Blossoming of the Burgundian Spirit in Song, 1390–1440
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street, Boulder
$15/$10 Students/Seniors; $12 EMC members; children 7-12 free.
Tickets online at the Early Music Colorado website or at the door.

Asteria burst onto the national Early Music scene in 2004, winning Early Music America’s first Unicorn Prize for Medieval and Renaissance Music with a performance heralded by the New York Times as “intimate and deeply communicative ... meltingly beautiful.” This engaging duo brings out the passion and emotional impact of late medieval vocal and instrumental music by giving a narrative quality and emotional immediacy to timeless love songs of wide appeal, transporting their listeners back to the age of chivalry.

Sunday, October 25, 4:30 pm
Concert by the Rose Consort of Viols
From Bologna to Britannia
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3700 Baseline Road, Boulder
$15/$10 Students/Seniors; $12 EMC members; children 7-12 free.
Tickets online at the Early Music Colorado website or at the door.

With its unique blend of intimacy, intricacy, passion and flamboyance, the Rose Consort’s repertory ranges from Taverner and Byrd, to Lawes, Locke and Purcell. The Rose Consort has received awards for its research and performance of original programs, some of which have been featured on Britain’s Early Music Network. The Consort performs extensively throughout Britain and the European continent, appears regularly on the BBC and in the major London concert halls, and has made a number of highly acclaimed recordings

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the delights of early music.

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