Sunday, October 25, 2009

First GEM concert

What is Greensboro Early Music?

We're a group of musicians who believe in performing the music of earlier eras in a way that draws energy, vitality, and dynamism from historical tools and methods. In other words, we play old music in old ways on old instruments--and it sounds like new! GEM is mostly composed of people affiliated with UNC-Greensboro, and formed in a vacuum left when a promising Early Music program there fell victim to budget cuts.

Our very first concert is entirely by Telemann. The program will include two Fantasias for solo violin, and trio sonatas for two violins, violin and oboe, and two violins in scordatura.

Our performers for this concert are:
  • Allison Bursey, Andy Bonner, and Leah Peroutka: violin
  • Tom Turanchik: oboe
  • Travis Hodgdon: harpsichord
  • Leigh Rudner: cello

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 9.
  • 4:45 Pre-concert lecture by Emily Yun Wang
  • 5:30 concert

WHERE: Organ Hall, Music Building, UNCG
  • directions to the Music Building
  • To Organ Hall:
    • From the parking garage, enter the main door of the music building.
    • Turn left and go down a long hallway.
    • When the hallway opens into a large atrium, climb a few stairs to enter the round brick room you see on your left. (If you need handicap access, there is also an entrance on this level.)