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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May 03 2015
May-03-2015
Les Agréments de musique**, John Burkhalter, recorder &amp; Minju Lee, harpsichord, in a performance entitled "Le Goût Française."  Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 4PM.  Featuring works by Marais, Couperin, Charpentier, Campra & Jean-Baptiste Loeillet.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration
6900 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150
$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors/Students
For further information call 215-247-2561 or visit: www.uurestoration.us


Les Agréments de musique is a member of the Guild for Early Music.**
 
June 06 2015
Jun-06-2015
La Fiocco** period instrument ensemble presents celebrated soprano Laura Heimes in a program of dazzling arias by George Frideric Handel, Henry Purcell, Barbara Strozzi, and Thomas Augustine Arne, with instrumental works by Biagio Marini, Tarquinio Merula, Giovanni Legrenzi, and Alessandro Scarlatti.

Laura Heimes, soprano
Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director, recorder, harpsichord
Claire Smith Bermingham, Daniel McCarthy, & Linda Kistler, baroque violins
Daniel McCarthy, baroque viola
Vivian Barton Dozor, baroque cello
Laudon Schuett, lute & theorbo
Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord

St. Paul's Catholic Church
214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

7:30 PM

This concert will be repeated on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church,
6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA

Tickets:  $25 general admission, $10 students
Check or cash at the door, or on-line at lafiocco.org

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
June 07 2015
Jun-07-2015
La Fiocco** period instrument ensemble presents celebrated soprano Laura Heimes in a program of dazzling arias by George Frideric Handel, Henry Purcell, Barbara Strozzi, and Thomas Augustine Arne, with instrumental works by Biagio Marini, Tarquinio Merula, Giovanni Legrenzi, and Alessandro Scarlatti.

Laura Heimes, soprano
Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director, recorder, harpsichord
Claire Smith Bermingham, Daniel McCarthy, & Linda Kistler, baroque violins
Daniel McCarthy, baroque viola
Vivian Barton Dozor, baroque cello
Laudon Schuett, lute & theorbo
Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church,
6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA



Tickets:  $25 general admission, $10 students
Check or cash at the door, or on-line at lafiocco.org

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

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