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 that misperception to rest."

--The Boston Globe

 
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Past Artists

ryaan ahmed

Ryaan Ahmed

Ryaan Ahmed is active in the Boston area performing on lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar. He is the music director of the Harvard Early Music Society and will this fall lead the company in a fully-staged production of Cavalli's La Calisto in the New College Theatre. He was the 2010-2011 director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Chamber Singers and led the group on tours of New York and Germany.

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john armato

John Armato

John Armato came from Los Angeles to the Peabody Conservatory of Music to study guitar in the studio of Ray Chester. While in Los Angeles he won Superior Performance and Faculty Honors awards in classical guitar. After earning his BM in guitar, John went on to earn his MM in lute performance in the studio of Mark Cudek also at the Peabody Conservatory in 2008.

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mail-lan broekman

Mai-Lan Broekman

Mai-Lan Broekman studied cello with Georges Miquelle at the Eastman School of Music, viola da gamba with Gian Lyman Silbiger, Sarah Mead, and Alice Robbins and performance practice at the Longy School of Music. She has performed in juried masterclasses for Weiland Kuijken and Paolo Pandolfo, is a founding member of the baroque ensemble Amphion's Lyre and has performed with renaissance and baroque ensembles in the New England area, including Sine Nomine, Schola Cantorum of Boston, and Plaine and Easie.

suzanne carteine

Suzanne Carteine
Harpsichord

Suzanne is currently pursuing a MusD in Harpsichord and Historical Performance at Boston University. As a pianist and harpsichordist, she performs solo and chamber music in and around the Boston area, as well as more exotic locations from New Orleans to New Brunswick.

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abigail fischer

Abigail Fischer

Hailed as "riveting" by the New York Times, versatile mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer recently starred in Missy Mazzoli's multi-media opera Song from the Uproar, written for her and the NOW Ensemble and recently released on CD by New Amsterdam Records. Upcoming performances include the title role in Britten's Rape of Lucretia with Opera Memphis, Handel's Messiah with Virginia Symphony, a John Zorn premiere at New York City Opera's VOX showcase, and a performance/recording of the Lord Nelson Mass with Boston Baroque.

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Silvie Jensen

Silvie Jensen

A vocalist of great versatility, hailed by the New York Times as "marvelous," Silvie Jensen enjoys a wide-ranging career, which includes early and contemporary music, opera and musical theater, and ethnic, improvised, and experimental music. She has performed at London’s Barbican Centre with Ornette Coleman, Teatro Comunale Ferarra with Meredith Monk, Carnegie Hall with Philip Glass, and Brooklyn Academy of Music.  

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James Kennerley

James Kennerley

James Kennerley has been Organist and Music Director at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Times Square, since 2008. As a singer, Mr. Kennerley has performed with many groups, including concerts with the choir of Trinity, Wall Street, and Clarion Music Society, where he recently performed as part of the rededication of the organ at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

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Dorothy Olsson

Jim Miller

After a highly successful career on modern trumpet which included nine seasons as Principal Trumpet of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and performances, recording, and touring with the Metropolitan Opera, James Miller has chosen to devote his performance energies to cornetto and baroque trumpet.

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Dorothy Olsson

Dorothy Olsson

Dorothy J. Olsson has given numerous workshops in historical dance and has choreographed for Piffaro, the Folger Consort, Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, Mannes Camerata (Mannes College of Music), Wake Forest University and Princeton University. Dorothy teaches at the Amherst Early Music Festival where she has directed several historical theatrical productions.

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Lawrence Rosenwald

Lawrence Rosenwald

Lawrence Rosenwald is the Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature at Wellesley College, where he has been teaching since 1980. He has written extensively on American literary multilingualism, on translation, on nonviolence, and on diaries, and has done numerous translations from several languages.

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Andy Rutherford

Andy Rutherford

Andy Rutherford began studying the lute in connection with his interest in 17th-century painting. A regular member of My Lord Chamberlain's Consort and Duo Marchand (with soprano Marcia Young), Rutherford has also appeared at Tanglewood and Lincoln Center with the Mark Morris Dance Group and on the Temple of Dendur series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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R.B. Schlather

R.B. Schlather

R.B. Schlather is a Brooklyn-based theater director + designer. Recent projects include staging a night of songs with Nico Muhly and Gotham Chamber Opera at (le) Poisson Rouge, art director and costume designer for Zia Anger's feature film Always, All Ways, Anne Marie, costuming Superhero Clubhouse's fall season, and installing Auto: Self and Auto: Study for Inside Lives, a project curated by Matchbox Dances. www.rbschlather.com

daniel swenberg

Daniel Swenberg

New York-based Lutenist Daniel Swenberg plays a variety of Renaissance and Baroque Lutes, Theorbos, and early Guitars. As a soloist, Mr. Swenberg concentrates on the repertoires of the Baroque Lute in 18th-century Germany, Austria, and Italy and the Baroque Guitar in Spain and New Spain/Latin America.

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gwendolyn toth

Gwendolyn Toth

Recognized as one of America's leading performers on early keyboard instruments, Gwendolyn Toth performs with equal ease on the harpsichord, lautenwerk, organ, fortepiano, and clavichord. Ms. Toth has won prizes in the Magnum Opus Harpsichord competition and in American Guild of Organist competitions. She has been heard in and on radio concert throughout North America, Europe and the Far East.

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