Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Time & Space Travel: A Musical Adventure

The Bridgewater Public Library will host a musical performance: “Time & Space Travel: A Musical Adventure” on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:00 P.M.

You never know where music will take you: One minute to a 16th century battlefield, the next to a 20th century dancehall. The combined forces of the 8-member Capriol Consort and the trio Triple Time will present a varied program of music for recorders. They will begin in Spain in the 13th century, move to France and Italy for the city slicker’s view of pastoral shepherds and nymphs, then to 17th century England for the triumphant return home from battle of one Lord Willoughby, a hero indeed. After many stops along the way, a smoky tango, and “A Touch of Vulgarity,” their time and space machine will take you to the United States for a tune everyone will surely know.

Those who associate the recorder only with the soprano size used in school music classes may be surprised to hear the tiny sopranino, the great bass (taller than any of us), and all sizes in between. Even the dreaded crumhorn, not a recorder at all but happy to hang out with recorders, will have its moments.

The Capriol Consort, named for a character in a 16th century dance manual, has been in existence since the early ‘90’s. The group meets weekly, exploring music of many centuries and styles, and has performed at churches, schools, and King Richard’s Faire. Members of the group include Marcia Anderson (director), David Bojar, Judy Cicierega, Deb Giokas, Denise Haskins, Pam Hayes-Bohanan, Polly Jacobson, and Charlene Setzer.

Triple time (Marcia Anderson, John Dye, and Patty Simon) dates from 2006 when a group of friends met to explore the musical repertory of many centuries playable on recorders. They have played at Unitarian Universalist churches in Bridgewater, Middleboro, and Plymouth and at the Yarmouth Friends Meetinghouse, Bridgewater State University, and played and taught English Country Dancing for a conference of herbalists at Borderlands State Park.

Please join us at the Bridgewater Public Library on April 1st for some good music, some surprises, and perhaps even an April Fool’s Day joke.

There is parking in back of the library, located at 15 South Street, Bridgewater.

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