Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
Pre-Concert Lecture presented by John W. Barker, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pfeiffern! Music for Renaissance Towns, Courts, and Cathedrals
The 16th century saw an unprecedented flowering of musical styles and instruments. In this concert, Piffaro celebrates German Pfeiffern (wind players) and the tools of their trade with their vast Instrumentarium of shawms, recorders, dulcians, sackbuts, and bagpipes, showcasing works created by composers of the German Renaissance for civic ceremonies, courtly celebrations, and religious worship.
Please join us also for a FREE Pre-Concert Lecture presented by Professor Emeritus John W. Barker.
"The Germanies in 1616, and How They Got to be That Way"
Room 2650, Mosse Humanities Building.