Music of the Renaissance to be performed at Founders Hall
April 25, 2005 —
Music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Early Baroque periods will be performed during "Music of the Renaissance XIII" at Saginaw Valley State University tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall.
The concert will feature SVSU's Early Music Collegium, Collegium Musicum and Gamba Ensemble, as well as guest vocalist Shirlene Zarin-taj Brown. The groups will play a mix of ancient and modern instruments including recorders, mandola, lute, cello, guitar, and old bowed instruments called gambas.
The groups will perform several sections ranging from the 12th to the 17th century. As a contrast, Brown will perform two modern songs, "A Simple Song" and "The Covenant," during the middle of the concert.
The program will conclude with Claude Le Jeune's madrigal "The Return of Spring."
The performing musicians of the Early Music Collegium, the Collegium Musicum and the Gamba Ensemble are: Bob Beauchamp, Tom Butts, Tyler Haynes, Jim Hill, Joe Holliday, Eric Nisula, Wayne O'Brien, Mary Pawloski, Sherrill Smith, John Timko, Anthony Webb
The concert is open to the public. Admission is free of charge.
For more information, contact the SVSU Music Department at (989) 964-4159. From Midland, dial 695-5325, ext. 4159.