The Society of Friends of Early Music Studio presents
Harmony: Music and Words from England
Music by Purcell, Blow, Lawes | Words by Vaughan, Milton, Dryden
Susan Adams, harpsichord
Clive Titmuss, lutes
with guest artists
Anna Hagan and Terence Kelly, readers
Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 pm
Kelowna Forum, 1317 Ethel (at Cawston), in Kelowna
Available at Kelowna Tickets (2600 Enterprise), Annegret’s Chocolates and brownpapertickets.com.
Here’s a short list of some of the things invented in England in the 1600’s: insurance, the stock market, the steel-nib pen, and for our purposes most importantly, the modern form of the English language. To celebrate this inventive and exploratory era, Early Music Studio has invited guest artists, actors Anna Hagan and Terence Kelly from Vancouver to perform in a concert of ballads, poetry and music from the British Isles. This was the age of great poets, as they created the world’s first global language.
But it wasn’t just an age of great writers—musicians and composers began put words and music together—in effect they re-invented music by creating the pop song. Words and music together became a marketable item, as composers and poets like Henry Purcell and John Dryden became popular sensations.
Enjoy the unique combination of poetry and the sound of period instruments in a lively and acoustically excellent setting in the heart of Kelowna. Ticket are available from Kelowna Tickets at 100-2600 Enterprise or online at brown paper tickets.
About Friends of Early Music
The Society of Friends of the Early Music (EMS) is a registered non-profit organization operating in Kelowna, dedicated to the performance of, and education about music written before about 1850 played on period instruments. Executive Directors Susan Adams and Clive Titmuss produce historically-informed concerts, videos and recordings as they play on a variety of keyboards, guitars and lutes in their collection. A survey of their work in these media appears on the Portfolio page at www.earlymusicstudio.com/portfolio. The Society receives support from the City of Kelowna, The Province of BC, and private donors. Their most recent concerts at Kelowna Forum have been filled with sell-out crowds.
Curious about what one of our concerts are like? You can see more photos from previous concerts on our Facebook page.