Entries from The Dressing tagged with 'Folger Consort'

The Tempest, Old & New from The Folger Consort

On January 10, 2014, the Folger Consort presented a musical feast drawn from the inspiration of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. What was particularly unusual about this concert was a suite of songs and dances composed by a contemporary composer. In the 1990s, James Primosch composed Songs and Dances from "The Tempest" for the Folger Consort. In a pre-concert talk moderated by Robert Aubrey Davis, Primosch said he never expected to have a second performance. In fact, he felt so certain of this, he rescored the music to eliminate the old instrumentation and has subsequently had the piece played with modern...

Strolling with the Folger Consort & Trio EOS

After partaking of "Florence: Christmas Music of the Trecento" played by the Folger Consort with animated singing by Trio EOS, the Dresser was filled and remains full of the peaceful joy that comes with the exuberant delivery of a program of praise songs (more formally known as laude) and dances. The two-hour program with one intermission offered a range of 14th century, mostly polyphonic compositions. Folger Consort artistic director Robert Eisenstein on medieval fiddle, recorder, and lute played with guest artists Christa Patton (harp, recorder, bagpipe), Mark Rimple (lute, psaltery, medieval fiddle), and Mary Springfels (medieval fiddle, citole). Most of...

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