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New York Times Review: With Two Lutenists, Boston Early Music Festival Comes to the Morgan

The New York Times Review: With Two Star Lutenists, Boston Early Music Festival Comes to the Morgan By JAMES R. OESTREICH[http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/o/james_r_oestreich/index.html]JAN. 17, 2016 Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/arts/music/review-with-two-star-lutenists-boston-early-music-festival-comes-to-the-morgan.html?ref=music The Boston Early Music Festival[http://www.bemf.org/] traveled light for its latestconcert[http://www.themorgan.org/programs/paul-o%E2%80%99dette-and-ronn-mcfarlane] at the Morgan Library & Museum on Friday evening, The program, “For Two Lutes,” offered just two performers playing easily portable instruments: the stellar and widely recorded lutenists Paul O’Dette[http://www.esm.rochester.edu/faculty/odette_paul] (an artistic director of the festival) and Ronn McFarlane[http://www.ronnmcfarlane.com/]. The two proved a beautiful match, seamless in their exchanges and well...

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San Francisco Classical Voice

Playful Period Pieces from Shakespeare's Time with the Baltimore Consort By Joe Cadagin, November 23, 2015 There’s a popular genre of Shakespeare-themed concerts in which an orchestra or college opera program performs excerpts from the most popular Shakespearean musical works — Gounod, Berlioz, or Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and a whole lot of Verdi.  In its concert on Friday, Nov. 20, at Palo Alto’s First Presbyterian church, the Baltimore Consort...

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The Star Democrat

The Star Democrat stardem.com Christ Church Concert Series to begin this Sunday EASTON — The Christ Church Concert Series begins a new season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, with Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane and his ensemble, Ayreheart. Performing as a quartet (vocals, two lutes, colascione and percussion), Ayreheart will present “Will You Walk the Woods so Wild,” a program of Renaissance music from the British Isles. Music...

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