The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.325 Friday, 30 September 2016
Date: September 29, 2016 at 12:57:27 PM EDT
Subject: Music from Shakespeare’s Time with Collectio Musicorum
Jeff Dailey has had a distinguished career as a musicologist and performer, with a keen interest in music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. This concert of music from Shakespeare’s time by his group Collectio Musicorum includes works that were featured in Shakespeare’s plays as well as music by Shakespeare’s friend, Thomas Morley, among others.
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc. (GEMS), the service and advocacy organization for early music in New York City, is forwarding the following information to Shaksper on behalf of Collectio Musicorum. We thank you for your attention!
Gene Murrow, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Dr. Jeff S.Dailey
Gene Murrow or Naomi Morse
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc.
(212) 866 – 0468
MUSIC FROM SHAKESPEARE’S TIME
Date: Friday, October 21, 2016
Time: 8 pm
Location: Christ and St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street
New York, NY 10023
Cross Street: Between Broadway and Columbus Avenue
Subway/Bus: #1 train to 66th Street station
#2/3 trains to 72nd Street station
B/C trains to 72nd Street station
M5, M7, M104, M11, M20, M10, M66, or M72 buses
Tickets: Admission is free
Details online at http://collectio-musicorum-upcoming.blogspot.com/2016/09/celebrating-shakespeare.html
Elizabeth Bates, soprano; Patrick Fennig; countertenor, Christopher Thompson, tenor; Jeff Dailey, recorder; Christopher Morrongiello, lute; and Patricia Neely, viol
Collection Musicorum, a New York-based early music ensemble, presents a concert of music from 16th and 17th century England, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The program will feature music from Shakespeare’s plays, as well as works from the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlowe. In addition, the program will include Elizabethan ballads and chamber music by Shakespeare’s friend Thomas Morley and will feature rarely heard music by Nicholas Lanier, who became Master of the King’s Music after Shakespeare’s death.
About the ensemble:
Collectio Musicorum (“Collection of Music”) is an ensemble devoted to giving the best possible performances of music from the earliest of times. While realizing it is not possible to replicate medieval performances with complete accuracy, the ensemble strives to achieve a reasonable reproduction of the sounds and performance practice of the Middle Ages by examining all available evidence—codicological, organological, linguistic, iconographic, etc. This musicological approach is combined with the highest possible level of musicianship to present historically informed concerts that are both scholarly and entertaining. Collectio also strives to resurrect music that, although written about, is rarely, if ever, performed.
Music Director Jeff Dailey studied musicology and theatre history at NYU, where he received his PhD in 2002. He is an active instrumentalist, musicologist, conductor, and stage director. His publications include studies of medieval and Renaissance music and theatre, Eugene O’Neill, Beowulf, Donizetti, and Gilbert and Sullivan. He has been president of the Greater New York Chapter of the American Musicological Society since 2008.
For further information or to set up an interview:
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