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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April 25 2014
Apr-25-2014
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Lambertville, NJ, presents recorder player Lewis R. Baratz & harpsichordist Sean Price in a program of music written between 1680 and 1730 for recorder and harpsichord.  Works by Van Eyck, Loeillet, Handel, Telemann, and Bach.  Suggested donation $20 to benefit the St. Andrew's Church music program. Friday, April 25, and 8 PM. St. Andrew's Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville, NJ.  For more information contact 609-397-2425 or visit standrewslambertville.org.

Flauto Dolce Duo is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 27 2014
Apr-27-2014
"German Giants," works by Bach, Handel, Telemann and others.  La Bernadinia:  Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba;  and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord

Sunday, April 27th, 3:00 PM
University Lutheran Church
3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Free will Offering

For more information, visit http://www.bernardinia.org/2013-14

**La Bernadinia is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 27 2014
Apr-27-2014
Westminster Choir College presents: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.
Westminster Kantorei with Westminster Chamber Orchestra, on period instruments.  Amanda Quist, conductor, William Hobbs, continuo.

Sunday, April 27, 3PM. Princeton Meadow Church 545 Meadow Rd. Princeton, NJ 08540
$20 adults/$15 students/seniors
Box office: 609-921-2663
Or online.  http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=WCCRU
 
April 28 2014
Apr-28-2014
Princeton Pro Musica** Presents: A Symposium on Handel’s Israel in Egypt
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ.  Free and open to the public.

Princeton Pro Musica will hold a symposium panel discussion prior to its May concert of great music by G.F. Handel, featuring the oratorio Israel In Egypt. The free symposium will be held at the Princeton Public Library, Princeton, on Monday, April 28 at 7:00pm. No tickets are required.

Moderated by Dr. Ryan Brandau, Dr. Wendy Heller, Professor of Music at Princeton University, Dr. Andrew Megill, conductor of Fuma Sacra and the Montreal Symphony Chorus and a professor at Westminster Choir College, and Dr. Joyce Irwin, a scholar of religion and music and singer and former professor at Colgate University, will consider the work's exciting music, unusual libretto, and unique design in order to understand its special place in the history of Handel’s oratorios.

**Princeton Pro Musica is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

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