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Early Music Michigan Presents ‘Light And Love’ Concert

The musical palette for the Dec. 3 program includes chant-inspired works by John Tavener, American carols like “Jesus The Apple Tree,” arrangements by Irish composer Michael McGlinn, and Spanish and South American songs.

Source: WMUK. Published: November 29, 2016.


Pioneering Countertenor Russell Oberlin Dead at 88

Russell Oberlin, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated countertenors, whose voice was famed for an earthy robustness that belied the ethereal heights to which it could ascend, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 88. Critics lauded Mr. Oberlin for his sensitive phrasing, crystalline diction and f …

Source: New York Times. Published: November 30, 2016.

My friend, Stephanie Raby, and I playing Marais for Sarah Cunningham’s master class.

My Unexpected Experience at the 2016 Conclave

I was so excited to meet so many great people and great musicians and my time at Conclave was enjoyable and fulfilling. Of course, this is what I expected to experience, and it is what anyone would expect me to write about. But I had another, unexpected experience at Conclave.

Source: E-Notes, November 2016. Published: November 1, 2016.

never enough plates

Fiddle Parts and Sound Posts: How Objects Tell Stories

Distinctly different from the incident, an object acts like a prism—it reflects, refracts, illuminates a story—and so offers a wide spectrum of possibilities. The object is also not straightforward and is wonderfully chaotic in the way it can be interpreted. Objects carry multiple stories in no part …

Source: OUPblog. Published: October 7, 2016.


The Eighteenth-Century Rhythm Riddle: What is the Quarter Note Quandary?

If you were to ask a modern musician what the quarter note means in Common Time the answer would be simple: “It lasts for one full beat, to be released at the beginning of the succeeding beat.” Ah, but eighteenth-century rhythm reading is not a simple “one-size-fits-all” affair. Just as spoken langu …

Source: Oxford University Press blog. Published: October 4, 2016.


Festival Report: IBERICA Early Music Festival 2016

The IBERICA Early Music Festival (formerly based in Boston, MA) continued with its third edition on Saturday September 3rd in Chapel Hill, NC thanks to the generous contribution of its host Dr. Van Quinn and the Chapel of the Cross.

Source: Early Music America. Published: October 4, 2016.

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