Upcoming Lute Events

Hopkinson Smith to Present Elizabethan Music in Five Boston Area Concerts - November 30 through December 8, 2018

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) is honored to present the renowned lutenist Hopkinson Smith on its Chamber Music by Candlelight series this season. The program is titled Mad Dog': Elizabethan Music for the Lute, by Dowland, Holborne, Johnson, and Byrd

Concert schedule:

Friday, 30 Nov., 8 PM, Weston, Congregational Church, 130 Newton St
Sunday, 2 Dec., 4:00 PM, Ipswich, Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St.
Monday, 3 Dec., 7:30 PM, Cambridge, Christ Church, Zero Garden St.
Thursday, 6 Dec., 8 PM, Carlisle, First Religious Society, 27 School St.
Saturday, 8 Dec., 8 PM, Salem, Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St.

Smith will perform on an 8-course Renaissance lute made by Joel Van Lennep in 1974.

Tickets at the door (cash or check): $35 general admission |$30 seniors | $10 students. Prepaid tickets and information: www.csem.org
For more information call: 617-489-2062


Big Rapids, Michigan Lute Gathering - February 11, 2019

Lute players of all types are invited to get together on Monday, 11 February, 2019 in the Lower Gallery of Artworks, located at 106 North Michigan Avenue, in Big Rapids, Michigan. Event begins at 9:00 am with a discussion of "best practices" and go to lunch at 12:00. Then select and rehearse ensemble pieces during the afternoon. Anyone  who might like to perform at 5:00 pm is  welcome to play a solo of their choice or join the ensemble. Activities will conclude at 6:30pm. All are invited to call me, George Arndt at (231) 557-1610 or by email at george.arndt@hotmail.com


Amherst Early Music - "Spring Break" workshop in Washington, D.C. - March 16 & 17, 2019

Amherst Early Music has announced the second "Spring Break" workshop in Washington, D.C., to be held March 16/17, 2019. See https://www.amherstearlymusic.org/spring_break_workshop  As before, this workshop will include an ensemble program for Renaissance lutes directed by Doug Freundlich and Chris Morrongiello.

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