EMA Presents "Early Music in Performance" Symposium

17 Sep 2007

SEATTLE, WA-Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music, will host a symposium called “Early Music in Performance” on Saturday, October 6, from 9am-4pm, in Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (68 th and Lexington, New York City). It will be free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

Panel discussion “Singing Medieval and Renaissance Music,” with participants Susan Hellauer (Anonymous 4), Richard Porterfield (Lionheart), Ruth DeFord (Hunter College); problems of editions, pitch level, tuning systems, gender, etc.

Lecture-demo performance by Asteria (Sylvia Rhyne and Eric Redlinger) “Singing and Playing Burgundian Chansons”

Presentation by Ben Peck (sackbut specialist) on Early Brass and Music in Venice, ca. 1550-1650

Lunch break

Preview of Francoeur and Rebel’s opera-ballet Zélindor, roi des Sylphes, featuring Ryan Brown, artistic director and conductor of Opera Lafayette, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, tenor, and a dancer from The New York Baroque Dance Company

Lecture-demo performance by violinist Dongmyung Ahn (CUNY and Queens College), with Hank Heijink, theorbo, on the differences between Baroque and modern violin

Panel discussion “Anachrophobia: Performing Mozart and Haydn,” with participants Steven Lubin (fortepiano, SUNY Purchase), Raymond Erickson (harpsichord and piano, CUNY), Bradley Brookshire (harpsichord, SUNY Purchase)

This symposium is supported in part by a National Endowment for the Arts consortium grant for the New York Early Music Celebration, a project of the Early Music Foundation of NY. Also, through this grant, Early Music America is underwriting 8 pre-concert lectures for performances in the New York Early Music Celebration.

About Early Music America

Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music. EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 2,500 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support. EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America. “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles. For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT, or visit our web site at www.earlymusic.org.