- Live Summer Early Music Classes through the Community Music Center 2022. The 8 week term starts Thursday July 7th and will meet in Kenilworth Park in Portland at 5:45pm. Instructors: Gayle and Phil Neuman. Stands and chairs will be provided. The music will be a choice selection of Renaissance, Baroque, and more for recorders, strings, and some pieces will be suitable for early reeds and brass. The repertoire will be different from that of the online Consort Classes. To register go to https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/portlandparks/activity/search/detail/147018?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true or call the Community Music Center for registration at (503) 823-3177. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details about the music.
- Early Scandinavian and Lutheran Concert in Astoria, Oregon with Gayle and Phil Neuman: Sunday July 31st, 2022 at 4:30pm: Peace First Lutheran Church, 565 12th St, Astoria, OR 97103 Ensemble De Organographia will perform a program of music on instruments familiar to Martin Luther, including the earliest settings of Lutheran hymns by Johann Walther and Caspar Othmayr, as well as music by King Henry VIII with whom Luther corresponded. Also some of the earliest notated music from Denmark, Sweden and Norway will be included by composers Borchgrevink, Klug and the “The Netherworldly Outdoor Concert”, which includes a period eyewitness account of its ‘supernatural’ performance. For tickets go to: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5515081
- Renaissance Music for Summer in Scappoose, Oregon with Gayle and Phil Neuman: Friday August 26th, 2022 at 7:30pm: Scappoose Public Library, 52469 SE 2nd St, Scappoose, OR 97056. (more details will be coming soon.) Ensemble De Organographia will perform a program of festive music and dances on a wide array of unusual instruments of the 16th century guaranteed to be memorable!
- Advanced Consort Class Fall 2022 term (for advanced and upper intermediate players): The new 10 week term begins Wednesday October 5th at 7:00pm PT and Saturday October 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 ‘special instructions to seller’, or if that window doesn’t appear write to us at email@example.com and let us know you’d like to take the class. See Consort Class Online for details.
- Intermediate Consort Class Fall 2022 term: The 10 week term begins Tuesday October 4th at 7:00pm PT and Saturday October 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 advanced 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 ‘special instructions to seller’, or if that window doesn’t appear write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’d like to take the class. See Consort Class Online for details.
* If you take both Advanced and Intermediate classes you get a $20 discount on the second class (the total would be $180 for both.)
- The Switzerland Workshop 2022 has regretfully been canceled due to covid concerns and restricted travel issues. Contact email@example.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, check out the credits, and 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.