Early Music Afternoons at Somerville Museum continues 23rd season

Early Music Afternoons at Somerville Museum continues 23rd season

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Posted Jan 20, 2012 @ 07:41 AM

Somerville —

Early Music Afternoons at the Somerville Museum continues its 23rd season on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, with a program of early Renaissance music from England, featuring mezzo-sopranoPamela Dellal and El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Janet Haas and Alice Mroszczyk, viols; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute and renaissance guitar) with special guestWendy Gillespie, viol.  

The concert titled “The Tudor Consort” highlights songs, dances, fantasies and solos by English and Continental composers of the 16th and very early 17th century. 

The program begins at 3 p.m. at the Somerville Museum on Central Street at Westwood Road.  Admission is $17 general admission, $12 students, seniors and museum members.  Ample street parking is available.  An informal reception at the Museum will follow the concert.  For further information and reservations, or for a series brochure, call (617) 666-9810.

Viola da gambistWendy Gillespie has performed with ensembles worldwide ranging from the English Concert to Ensemble Sequentia. She teaches early bowed strings, early music performance, and notation at the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University). The members ofEl Dorado Ensemble are all active Boston-area musicians, frequently heard in concerts and recordings throughout the region.

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