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Saturday, Oct 1 at 8:00pm: The Gaels’ Honour: Early Music for Voice and Harp from Gaelic Scotland and Ireland

Tenor, James Ruff, turns his love and long experience of early music in the direction of the Highlands and Islands: transcribing and arranging early courtly music from Irish and Scottish manuscripts and from Oral Tradition, and presenting an evening of rarely heard gems – centuries-old love songs and formal laments sung in both Scottish Gaelic and Irish, while accompanying himself on the high art-music instrument of the Gael: the wire-strung Clarsach.

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Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3:00pm: Abendmusik

Abendmusik: New York's Period Instrument String Band presents "Italians in 17th Century Vienna." Featuring Voice Faculty member: Drew Minter, countertenor. The 17th century string ensemble showcases rarely performed repertoire composed during and after Europe’s Thirty Years War, as it relates to the cultivation of 17th century German style. Works by Bertali, Leopoldus I, Valentini, Fero, Ziani, and more! Judson Griffin, baroque violin Malgorzata Ziemnicka, baroque violin Lawrence Lipnik, viola da gamba Carlene Stober, viola da gamba Patricia Ann Neely, viola da gamba, VC '75; P'18 Guest Artist: Lewis Baratz, harpsichord

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