classical music

A Conversation With Royal Harpist Claire Jones

Apr 8, 2016
Claire Jones.
John Oakley

Farrar Hudkins speaks with Welsh-born harpist Claire Jones.


Quartetto di Cremona has been performing Beethoven’s string quartet repertoire regularly since 2014, when they performed the complete Beethoven quartet cycle in Milan. Riding the heels of that concert success, they went into the studio to record all of Beethoven’s quartets.

Continuum presents excepts of recordings by The Boston Camerata. The ensemble became very active beginning in 1974 under the direction of Joel Cohen and remains to be one of the oldest early music ensembles in the U.S. Besides the usual early music repertoire the ensemble also has recorded early New World American music, heard on this program.

The music of the two most important known medieval composers are featured on this Continuum, They are Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) and Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474). Machaut is the first known composer of music for a sacred liturgical mass and Dufay composed music that is considered the first important compositions leading into the Renaissance period. On the program are excerpts from Machaut’s Mass of Notre Dame and Dufay’s many secular music compositions.

This Continuum presents a program of music inspired by four medieval gardens, namely; The Garden of Zephirus, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Dreams in the Pleasure Garden, and Dance in the Garden of Mirth. Four different early music ensembles perform this delightful music.

Continuum presents a program of medieval and Renaissance estampies, trottos, ductias and many other forms of foot stomping dance music performed by four outstanding early music ensembles including the legendary New Your Pro Musica. This is an hour of upbeat early music.

The music of Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century Sibyl of the Rhine, philosopher, abbess, architect, polymath and composer is featured on this Continuum.

The UNO Department of Music and the Arts Administration Program, in partnership with WWNO, presents the next Musical Excursion Series concert featuring the dynamic British Baroque quartet Red Priest, Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

This program is a recording of early music played by the modern early music ensemble from Paris, Capriccio Stravagante, directed by its founder, New Orleans-born Skip Sempe.

Continuum presents excerpts from the medieval Play of Robin and Marion (Jeu de Robin et Marion). It is the earliest secular play with music, written in around 1282 to 1283, and is the most famous work of Adam de la Halle (1220-1288).

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