Early Music Day
Sunday, March 9, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Music Building| Staller Center for the Arts
Step back in time to the music of Gothic cathedrals and Renaissance faires with Stony Brook University Music Department's fifth annual Early Music Day. This year's Early Music Day features three hours of hands-on instrumental presentations, performances by the department's top performers on early instruments, and family-friendly guides on the earliest days of classical music's history. The presentations in the music department's 2nd and 3rd floor classrooms are open to all, and participants are encouraged to walk in and out of rooms at leisure to experience all offerings.
Featured is a special 1 p.m. presentation by renowned scholar and professor emeritus, Sarah Fuller, a founding member of the music department, who will pique your interest on beautifully handcrafted manuscript music scores that demonstrate innovations in music notation throughout history. Joining her will be the university's Gregorian Chant Group. Additionally, learn about the women who "wear the pants" in Baroque opera and get mini-lessons on topics such as Baroque dances and harpsichord playing. Instruments featured will be Baroque stringed instruments (cello, viola, violin, guitar), the Renaissance lute, natural horn, Baroque trumpet, clavichord, harpsichord, vocal demonstrations, and more.
Early Music Day is for all ages and is free to attend. Following the presentations, Stony Brook's Baroque Sundays at Three will perform a 3 p.m. concert in the Staller Center Recital Hall. Anima, a professional Baroque ensemble, will perform 17th century compositions based on Orpheus, the charming musician and poet of Greek mythology.
Baroque Sundays at Three Presents "Postcards from Orpheus"
Sunday, March 9, 3:00 PM
Recital Hall | Staller Center for the Arts
Free Admission, Donations Suggested
The story of Orpheus, the most famous musician in Heaven and on earth, has been beloved through the ages. Set exquisitely by composers of many styles and origins, Anima conveys Orpheus' song through the voice of 17th century composers including Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Luigi Rossi. Featuring performances by Anima:
Beth Anne Hatton, soprano
Vita Wallace, Baroque violin
Christa Patton, Baroque harp
Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba and lirone
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