Zorzal (Spanish for wood thrush) is a vocal and instrumental ensemble dedicated to the performance of Spanish, Sephardic, and Latin American music from the 12th century to the present. We focus on works that reflect how musical elements from Spain are influenced by and influence other musical cultures, including those from African, Native American, Sephardic, Arabic and other European sources. We ourselves are a crossroads, bringing together a variety of musical backgrounds, education, and experience. Some of us are educators; several of us have extensive experience performing folk music, both American and Latin American. Our interpretations are based on ethnomusicological and musicological research, as well as on knowledge of classical and jazz composition. Our performance practice is at a crossroads between folk vernaculars and classical training, and our mission is at the crossroads of education and pure performance.

Zorzal features a vocal quintet, recorders, guitar, harpsichord, violoncello, and Latin American, Arab, and African percussion. We perform in a variety of Spanish dialects as well as in Ladino (Sephardic Jewish), Quechua (Incan), and Náhuatl (Aztec). The group was founded in 2001 in south-central Pennsylvania under the sponsorship of the Pommerian Early Music Guild (www.pommerianearlymusicguild.org/. The group is now based in central New Jersey. Current members include Lynn Gumert (Artistic Director, Soprano, Recorders), Carlos Fernandez (Guitar, Tenor, Percussion), Kate Chen (Soprano), Doug Helvering (Bass, Percussion), Megan Helvering (Alto), Momo Kusaka (Recorders), Minju Lee (Harpsichord), Bob Ramos (Percussion), and Janet Walker (Violoncello).


Contact:
Zorzal Music Ensemble
www.zorzal.org
zorzal@verizon.net
609-490-0196

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March 29 2015
Mar-29-2015
The Friends of the Princeton University Library announce "Les Plaisirs de Versailles: Music for the Court of Louis XIV" will be performed by Les Agréments de musique** (Minju Lee, harpsichord, and John Burkhalter, recorders), in the Firestone Library, Main Gallery for Rare Books and Special Collections. In celebration of the exhibition "Versailles on Paper," this FREE concert will feature works by Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Hotteterre, Marais and both Louis and Francois Couperin. For additional information visit: www.graphicarts@princeton.edu.

March 29, 2015, 3PM.

**Les Agréments de musique is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 12 2015
Apr-12-2015
Sunday, April 12th, 2015 4PM St. Andrews Episcopal Church presents Les Agréments de musique.**  Minju Lee, harpsichord and John Burkhalter, recorders.

 The program will focus on composers associated with the court of Louis XIV features works by Lully, Campra, Dieupart, and others. Suggested Donation $20 per person.

St Andrews Episcopal Church is located at the corner of York and Main Streets in Lambertville, NJ.  For further information visit standrewslambertville.org or  609-397-2425.

** Les Agréments de musique is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 19 2015
Apr-19-2015
La Bernadinia**, Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord will be joined by organist Chad Fothergill to perform works from popular collections such as The Division Flute, The Division Viol, The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Byrd's Parthenia in-Violata, Hume's First Part of Ayres, and Locke's Little Consort.

Enjoy a spring afternoon with delightful early English chamber music in the lovely acoustics of University Lutheran Church.  Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3PM.

University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
3637 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free will offering

**La Bernadinia is a member of the Guild of Early Music.
 
April 25 2015
Apr-25-2015
Le Triomphe de l’amour** will be your guide on a musical tour of London, with stops at Covent Garden, the pleasure gardens of Vauxhall and Ranelagh, and the celebrated Concert Rooms.

Music by Handel, Abel, Stanley, J.C. Bach, and more.

Laura Heimes, soprano
John Burkhalter, recorders
Donna Fournier, viola da gamba
Janet Palumbo, harpsichord.

The concert will be illustrated with projected pictures and contemporary readings. Tickets are available at the door. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00PM

Unitarian Church of Princeton 50 Cherry Hill Rd. Princeton, NJ www.triomphebaroque.org


**Le Triomphe de l’amour is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

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