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In the News… happenings in the world of early music performance

August 24, 2009

From contributing writer, Roger Downey, writing about what’s happening in the world of early music performance:


Mayor Nickels may be on the way out, but his musical legacy lives on: The current playlist for the hold music on the city of Seattle’s phone system features tracks by Stephen Stubbs and Maxine Eilander (baroque harp and lute) and Karen Thomas‘s arrangement of the traditional hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing” performed by Seattle Pro Musica alongside cuts from Toni Hill and Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme. (New month tune in for lute solos by EMG’s Gus Denhard.) Check out the whole line-up here.

. . . Also on video, a short chunk of the Boston Early Music Festival’s production of The Coronation of Poppea, offering a glimpse of local tenor Ross Hauck in a bit part. Go to

. . . Speaking of EMG’s Denhard, he’ll be appearing in person soon with internationally celebrated ūd (or oud) virtuoso Münir Beken in a concert for duelling occidental and oriental lutes entitled The First 600 Years. The show’s at 7:30pm on Saturday September 12. Tickets $20 at the door or from

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