(NEW YORK, NY) Harvard Professor of Music and EMA Board Member Thomas Forrest Kelly presented a lecture on April 8, 2008 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "Elizabethan Music, from Popular Tunes to Passionate Laments." This was one of a 3-part series of lectures at the Met by Professor Kelly about Songs and Dances of the Renaissance. Each lecture featured a distinguished early music ensemble that demonstrated how musicians of the Renaissance adopted favorite tunes of the day for various occasions—balls, festivals, banquets, and private recreations.
The April 8 lecture was illustrated by EMA member organization Parthenia, a Consort of Viols.
After the lecture, Early Music America and Gotham Early Music Scene co-hosted a luncheon at the Petrie Court Café at the Met. The luncheon was attended by 5 EMA Board Members (including Tom Kelly), members of Parthenia, representatives of the New York State Council of the Arts, and various members of EMA, GEMS, and the New York early music community.
|EMA Board members at the lunch (left to right): Valerie Horst, Susan Hellauer, Tom Kelly, Deborah Malamud, Gene Murrow|
(left to right) Louise Basbas, Music before 1800; Tom Kelly; Gwen Toth, Director of ARTEK
|Lisa Terry (left) and Rosamund Morley of Parthenia|