LAWRENCE, KS — The KU School of Music Instrumental Collegium Musicum will present its spring concert entitled “Music from the Land of the Stuarts” on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm in Swarthout Recital Hall.
The performance will feature music from Great Britain during the 17th century, including two suites from The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell (1659-1695), the most famous British composer of the period. The concert will also include unusual fantasias by John Coprario (c 1570/80-1626), a British composer born John Cooper, who appears to have made his name sound Italian after a visit to Italy. The performance will also include dances by the little-known composer Charles Colmane, active early in the century, among other works. British composers reveled in their individualistic style at the time, full of surprising dissonances and other fascinating moments.
The Instrumental Collegium Musicum, directed by Paul Laird, professor musicology at the University of Kansas, performs on instruments like those in use during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, including harpsichord, recorders, and violin family instruments, that are reproductions of those in use during the period. The ensemble includes seven students (four undergraduates and three graduate-level students) and Thomas Heilke, dean of graduate studies.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. music.ku.edu.