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Songs of Love and War - Middle Ages to the Present -7PM

Saturday, April 5 at 7PM, Zorzal Music Ensemble presents Songs of Love and War: Music from Spain, Latin America and the Sephardic Diaspora from the Middle Ages to the Present. 

“Songs of Love and War” features songs from the middle ages to the present that address slavery, conquest, and resistance. The first half of the program includes Spanish and Sephardic (Iberian-origin Jewish) songs from the wars in Spain between the Spanish and Moors as well as Sephardic songs from the early 20th century Bosnia. The second half focuses on the Spanish conquest of the New World and the capture of Atahualpa, the last Inca, and on the struggles against Latin American dictatorships during the latter half of the 20th century. Although many of the texts are somber, much of the music is lively, in particular the set of pieces from the 18th century Trujillo de Peru manuscript. Zorzal features a vocal quintet, recorders, guitar, violoncello, and Latin American, Middle Eastern, and African percussion.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
177 Princeton-Hightstown Road
Princeton Junction, NJ
Free admission; a free will offering will be accepted.

For more information, contact zorzal@verizon.net or 609-490-0196

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October 26 2014
Oct-26-2014
La Fiocco** presents Birds of a Feather, Virtuoso Recorder Music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and 21st Century.  Artistic director Lewis R. Baratz is joined by three outstanding young artist recorder players, Aik Shin Tan, Andrew Broadwater, and 17-year-old Piffaro and international recorder competition winner Martin Bernstein. 

Also performing on the program are Ann Bies, a Philadelphia-based recorder player, Lynn Fergusson, Benjamin Berman, John Armato, and John Orluk, performing on viola da gamba, harpsichord, lute, theorbo, cittern, and baroque guitar. 

Works by Henry VIII, Dowland, Trabaci, van Eyck, Telemann, and contemporary prize-winning recorder composer Glen Shannon. 

Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury (New Hope), PA.  $25, $10 students.  For more information, contact info@lafiocco.org. Visit lafiocco.org.

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

 
October 31 2014
Oct-31-2014
Friday, October 31, 2014, 8PM: De Profundis: In the Shadow of Death.  Funeral music by German baroque composer Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684)

“Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.” - Sir Thomas Browne

Trinity Church, Princeton 33 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ 08540

Johann Rosenmüller has come to the forefront of attention in recent years as a composer of remarkable musical depth and talent. His ability to create both intense vocal drama is equaled by his expressive string writing. In his larger monumental settings of psalms he combines the spatial sensitivity of Monteverdi with the virtuosic string ensemble music of the second half of the 17th century, foreshadowing the sacred music of Bach. His smaller cantatas are gems of text painting and expressive string writing. In the 21st century, audiences are finally beginning to discover the mid-baroque repertoire and the masterpieces of this exceptionally superb composer.

**ARTEK is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
November 15 2014
Nov-15-2014
La Spirita Viola da Gamba** consort performs "Come Away" A journey to Renaissance Europe and Beyond for 5 viols and for voice and viols. Music by Byrd, Holborne, Marenzio, Monteverdi, Bach, Pachelbel, and others.

Saturday, November 15th 2:00PM.  Free of charge.
Lawrenceville Library: Brunswick Avenue and Darrah Lane

For more info, visit www.laspiritaviols.org or contact: Lawrence Programs 609-989-6920 lawprogs@mcl.org. Reservations suggested but not necessary More info: Judith.klotz@comcast.net 609 393 3762.

La Spirita is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music