Upcoming Early Music Concerts:


Friday, May 16th, 2014: Oregon Renaissance Band "Music from Beyond the Forest"  An all new program of early Transylvanian music from Codex Caioni.  Friday, May 16th, 7:15pm, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St., Portland, ORSelections from a musical manuscript hidden in a wall of a Transylvanian monastery. Part of the CMC Family Fridays Series. 12 musicians will perform music on violin, lute, sackbutts, recorders, cornamusen, krummhorns, bagpipes, racketts, tartold, spinettino, tabor, and voices.  Musicians: David Bryan, Andy Harris, Daphne Clifton, Lori Fitch, Polly Gibson, Cindy Markham, Ben Fitch, Kathryn Richer, Hideki Yamaya, Sharon Cheney, Phil Neuman, and Gayle Neuman.  
 


The Oregon Renaissance Band
, celebrating its 23rd year, specializes in the performance of 16th and early 17th century repertoire on historical instruments.  They have appeared on NPR's Performance Today and performed at the Regensburg Early Music Festival in Germany.
Their new CD "Now make we joye," featuring Renaissance Christmas and other celebratory music has just been released, and their earlier CD "Carnevale!," featuring Italian carnival songs and other festive pieces, is in its second pressing.  Many of the instruments played by members of ORB are built by the performers themselves after museum originals.  Members include David Bryan, Sharon Cheney, Daphne Clifton, Ben Fitch, Lori Fitch, Polly Gibson, Andrew Harris, Cindy Markham, Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, Kathryn Richer, and Hideki Yamaya.