UPCOMING EVENTS

  • A Fireside Christmas by the Fireside Social OrchestraPOSTPONED – Originally scheduled for Sunday, November 27th, 2022 at 3:00pm, the concert had to be rescheduled due to several cases of laryngitis amongst the musicians. We are in the process of trying reschedule for Sat. Dec. 31st at 3:00pm at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St. in Portland – stay tuned for details. Performed by the seven member group specializing in the performance of music from the 1800s on period instruments including violin, tenor viola, cello, cornet, alto horn, tenor horn, ballad horn, tuba, recorders, flute, reed contrabass, mandolin, piano, autoharp, voices and more. Members are Cal Scott, Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, Laura Kuhlman, Cindy Markham, Ben Fitch and Elizabeth O’Connor.  Early versions of carols familiar and not-so-familiar with interesting historical anecdotes and information. Admission $20.
  • Consort Christmas Online – Join us on Zoom for 90 minutes of great seasonal early music played live by the ORB Trio.  Play along with us or just enjoy the music for two performances: Sat. Dec. 24 at 7:00pm PST and Sun. Dec. 25 at 10:00am PST, 2022.  For details, go to www.emgo.org/consort-christmas/
  • Live Winter 2023 Early Music Ensemble Class through the Community Music Center. The 10 week term starts on a Monday in early January TBA and will meet in the auditorium at the Community Music Center in Portland at 7:00pm [the class ends at 8:30pm.] Instructors: Gayle and Phil Neuman. Intermediate and Advanced Ensembles will meet together and the music will be a choice selection of Renaissance, Baroque, and more for recorders and 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, call the Community Music Center at (503) 823-3177.   Contact pneumantartold@gmail.com for details about the class and music.
  • Advanced Consort Class Winter 2023 term (for advanced and upper intermediate players): The new 10 week term begins Wednesday January 4th at 7:00pm PT and Saturday January 7th 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 to us at pneumantartold@gmail.com and let us know you’d like to take the Advanced class.  See Consort Class Online for details.
  • Intermediate Consort Class Winter 2023 term: The 10 week term begins Tuesday January 3rd at 7:00pm PT and Saturday January 7th 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 to us at pneumantartold@gmail.com and let us know you’d like to take the Intermediate 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.)

ORB goes Hollywood!

Gayle and Phil Neuman recorded music on ancient instruments including voice, kithara, kroupezon, and even tartold for the Paramount/MGM movie “Ben-Hur.”  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.