Arts on Elm Street does it again….some of the best musicians from Boston will be in Exeter for a stunning concert. Renaissonics will perform “Such Stuff as Dreams” on Nov. 1 at 7:30 at the First UU Society of Exeter, 12 Elm St. Tickets at the door: $20/$15 seniors
Renaissonics’ electrifying improvisations blend into a musical experience that defies the boundaries of ‘pop’ or ‘classical’.
“A brilliant ensemble.” !
The Early Music Review (London)
The Glory of the Renaissance comes alive in the sparkling performances of Renaissonics. Internationally acclaimed for their artistry, virtuosity and improvisations, Renaissonics performs Chamber Music, Dance Music and Improvisations in programs that delight all audiences.!
They are also offering workshops in the afternoon for anyone interested in exploring Renaissance music…keyboard/harpsichordists, wind players, strings, brass, percussion……call Nancy for info and to register for the workshops…603-679-1915
Such Stuff as Dreams
Their newest program “SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS” is an enchanting voyage though the Renaissance imagination where the fantasies and genius of the age of Leonardo, Galileo and Shakespeare come alive through their music.!
Renaissonics performs on handcrafted Renaissance lute, violin and ‘cello, eight sizes of recorders (up to 6 feet tall!), crumhorns, pipe and tabor and a gorgeous hand painted Italian harpsichord.
Renaissance music’s expressive freedom derives partly from the music’s being written completely without barlines. This allows each player to ‘speak’ their instrument like a storyteller. A true musical democracy where each voice is equal and free to tell their own individual story all the while intertwining with the other voices in a lush tapestry of sounds that are at once endlessly complex and stunningly beautiful. !
Nancy J. Fiske
“The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught
to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it
instead.” — Igor Stravinsky*