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 08 2015
Mar-08-2015
La Fiocco** presents Cantate: A Baroque Festival.  Vocal and instrumental music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Music of Caccini, Cima, Leonarda, Porpora, Handel & Telemann.  Sunday, March 8, 2015 - Pre-concert talk at 3:30PM, Concert at 4PM.  Community Presbyterian Church, 1449 Deer Path, Mountainside, NJ  07092

Joseph Hill, countertenor
Lewis R. Baratz, recorder
Daniel McCarthy, baroque violin
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, viola da gamba
Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord & organ
Minju Lee, harpsichord
$25 general audience, $15 seniors, $5 students, check or cash, at the door,
or in advance through Brown Paper Tickets.


**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
March 21 2015
Mar-21-2015
Period instrument ensemble La Fiocco** will present a program entitled "The King’s Theme: Bach’s Musical Offering and other royal delights." The program will include works by Emperor Leopold I, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Heinrich Biber, Henry Purcell, and J. S. Bach. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 PM.

Featuring
Joseph Hill, Countertenor
Eve Friedman, baroque flute
Claire Smith Bermingham, baroque violin
Vivian Barton Dozor, viola da gamba & baroque cello,
Laudon Schuett, lute & theorbo
Lewis R. Baratz, harpsichordist & artistic director

The Church of St. Monica
635 First Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312-1652


Tickets: $25 general audience, $20 seniors, $10 students. Check or cash, at the door, or CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

For more information visit www.lafiocco.org or e-mail info@lafiocco.org.


**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
March 21 2015
Mar-21-2015
Aura Polyphonica**   -  Saturday March 21st at 8PM

Musicalische Exequien and Selig sind die Toten by Heinrich Schütz; Crucifixus in 8 parts by Antonio Lotti; selections from Lamentations of Jeremiah by Tallis; and Civitas sancti tui by William Byrd.

Christ Church at 5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Besides street parking, there is also a parking deck accessible from Church Street or Paterson Street.

Free-will donation.

For more information contact aurapolyphonica@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/aurapolyphonica.


**Aura Polyphonica is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
March 22 2015
Mar-22-2015
Period instrument ensemble La Fiocco** will present a program entitled "The King’s Theme: Bach’s Musical Offering and other royal delights." The program will include works by Emperor Leopold I, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Heinrich Biber, Henry Purcell, and J. S. Bach. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:00 PM.

Featuring
Joseph Hill, Countertenor
Eve Friedman, baroque flute
Claire Smith Bermingham, baroque violin
Vivian Barton Dozor, viola da gamba & baroque cello,
Laudon Schuett, lute & theorbo
Lewis R. Baratz, harpsichordist & artistic director

Trinity Episcopal Church
6587 Upper York Road
Solebury, PA


Tickets: $25 general audience, $20 seniors, $10 students. Check or cash, at the door, or CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

For more information visit www.lafiocco.org or e-mail info@lafiocco.org.


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

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