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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

The Viola da Gamba and Its Music from Shakespeare's Time to Our Time

The viola da gamba, a family of bowed stringed instruments that developed alongside the now more familiar violin family in the sixteenth century, is featured in a performance by the Mean Tone Consort of Rochester. Members of the Consort describe the viola da gambaís construction and playing techniques and situate the works performed in their historical contexts. The performance surveys music from all periods of the instrumentís flourishing, beginning in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England and France, and ending with more recent compositions, including a world premiere.

Presenters: Elizabeth Neureiter-Seely (Not specified)
Elizabeth Phillips (Not specified)
Neil Seely (Not specified)
Nancy Washer (Faculty)
Nika Zlataric (Graduate Student)
Topic: Music
Location: 120 Hartwell
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)

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