2:00 PM14:00

INCANTARE@TCEMF: Tales from Prussia

Incantare presents music from 16th and 17th century Ducal Prussia. During a time of great political maneuvering, religious conflicts, and the solidification (or breaking down) of world powers, musicians continued to make art in their own shifting populations throughout what we now know as Germany and Poland. Incantare explores this music, which has far outlived those who rose and fell from power so many years ago, in an intimate concert for violin, sackbuts, solo voice, and organ.

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7:00 PM19:00

The Trombone in the Renaissance and Beyond

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Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series

Presented by the
STEARNS COLLECTION of Musical Instruments

The trombone has been in existence since the early 1400s, though its function has changed dramatically since its golden age in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Treasured for its flexibility, versatility, and warm, vocal timbre, the trombone was one of the most ubiquitous instruments of the Renaissance and early Baroque periods, appearing in sacred and secular venues throughout early modern Europe.  This lecture will provide an overview of the sound, style, form, and function of the trombone from its inception through the end of the seventeenth century. It will also explore the trombone’s development from the “sackbut” — as it is frequently called — into the modern instruments of today.  

The 2018-19 Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series, sponsored by the Stearns Collection of Music Instruments, features presentations by distinguished international scholars and performers whose work focuses in the areas of ethnomusicology, historical musicology, and organology. Lecture topics range from instrument restoration and conservation to African one-string fiddles to vintage music synthesizers.

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