UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The Oregon Renaissance Band Early Celtic New Year Concerts on December 29 and 30, 2021 at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church have regretfully been canceled due to snowy forecasts and rising covid concerns.
  • Consort Class Winter 2022 term: The next 10 week term begins Wednesday January 5th at 7:00pm PT and Saturday January 8th at 10:00am PT on Zoom.  Cost: $100.  The 90 minute sessions include playing a melange of renaissance, baroque, medieval and modern music with the ORB Trio in real time with performance advice, historical information and lively banter.  Come join the fun!  To register go to the Join and Donate page and make a $100 donation and write”Consort Class” in the ‘instructions to seller’, or if that window doesn’t appear write to us at pneumantartold@gmail.com and let us know you’d like to take the class.  See Consort Class Online for details.
  • Intermediate Consort Class Winter 2022 term: New class! The 10 week term begins Tuesday January 4th at 7:00pm PT and Saturday January 8th at 1:00pm PT on Zoom.  Cost: $100.  The 90 minute sessions include playing a melange of intermediate level renaissance, baroque, medieval and modern music with the ORB Trio in real time with performance advice, historical information and lively banter.  Technique and interpretation advice and finger exercises will be geared towards players of intermediate ability, with a bit more repetition and somewhat fewer pieces than the regular consort class. Come join the fun!  To register go to the Join and Donate page and make a $100 donation and write”Intermediate Consort Class” in the ‘instructions to seller’, or if that window doesn’t appear write to us at pneumantartold@gmail.com and let us know you’d like to take the class.  See Consort Class Online for details.
  • The Switzerland Workshop 2022 has regretfully been canceled due to covid concerns and restricted travel issues.  More information will be posted soon – contact pneumantartold@gmail.com for details.

ORB goes Hollywood!

Gayle and Phil Neuman recorded music on ancient instruments including kithara and kroupezon for the Paramount/MGM movie “Ben-Hur.”  Stream it and check out the credits!  Also look for the original soundtrack CD.

Members of the Oregon Renaissance Band (Daphne Clifton, Lori Fitch, Gayle and Phil Neuman) appear as themselves in the movie “Buddymoon” directed by Alex Simmons, starring David Giuntolli (A Million Little Things, Grimm) and Flula Borg.  The group appears somewhat unexpectedly in the ‘wilds’ of Mt. Hood playing two pieces by Anthony Holborne on recorders.  The film, which also stars Claire Coffee, Jeanne Syquia, and Brian T. Finney, is distributed by Orion, and is available on Itunes and elsewhere.

The Neumans’ ancient Greek music can be heard on “Music and Emotion through Time”, a TED Talk by Michael Tilson Thomas.