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Coming April 4: Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum (POSTED - February 15, 2011


On Monday April 4, 2011 at 8:00 at the Legacy Events  Center in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble, in partnership with Caprock Early Music Association and the Gamma Ut Musicology Student organization,will present the medieval music drama Ordo Virtutum, by 12th century abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear this unique work, and admission is FREE!



Nov. 14 - TTU Early Music Ensemble presents Monteverdi and More! - November 12, 2010

Monteverdi.jpgJoin the TTU Early Music Ensemble for a FREE concert of beautiful music by Monteverdi (and some other Italians!) Sunday evening, November 14th at 7 PM at the Legacy Events Center! Presented by the TTU School of Music with additional support fromCaprock Early Music.







Sequentia: Fragments for the End of Time - January 15, 2010


On January 15, 2010, the TTU School of Music, CEMA, and the TTU Vernacular Music Center welcomed Benjamin Bagby and Norbert Rodenkirchen of Sequentia, who enthralled a packed house at the Legacy Events Center in Lubbock with their program "Fragments for the End of Time." The program was a collection of dramatic, beautiful, and powerful medeival songs and tales exploring apocalyptic visions of the End of Days and the Last Judgement.  The historical instruments used by Bagby and Rodenkirchen included reconstructions of Germanic harps (based on 7th century instruments from Oberflacht, near Stuttgart), an early medieval triangular harp, and copies of medieval transverse flutes (including a flute made from a swan’s bone, based on an 11th century instrument unearthed near Speyer).

Benjamin Bagby is one of the world's foremost scholar-performers of medieval music. The combination of singing, storytelling, harping, and sheer magic that he brings to his performances are legendary in the world of early music. Norbert Rodenkirchen is a master soloist and improviser on a variety of early flutes. It was a unique and rare treat to have them here in West Texas!

Jostein Gundersen, recorder - November 2, 2009



In November 2009, in collaboration with the TTU School of Music, CEMA welcomed Norwegian recorder virtuoso Jostein Gundersen, who along with harpsichordist Sigurd Øgaard presented a concert of music of Telemann, Corelli and Handel at the Legacy Events Center in Lubbock. They were joined by cellist Brady Meyer and violinists Kirsten Yon, Fagner Rocha, and Behnam Arzaghi. Mr. Gundersen also offered an enjoyable and energizing master class for the recorder players of the TTU Early Music Ensemble!




Grand Cru Baroque - March 26, 2009

March 25-28, 2009: Grand Cru Baroque



In March of 2009, TTU School of Music and CEMA co-sponsored a performance by Grand Cru Baroque (Kim Pineda, transverse flute; Bernard Gordillo, harpsichord.)


Bernard_Gordillo.jpgTheir visit included a concert of virtuosic Baroque chamber music at the Legacy Great Hall; a recorder master class w/ Kim Pineda; a harpsichord workshop w/ Bernard Gordillo, which happened during a freak late-season snowstorm; and a Baroque master class w/Bernard Gordillo. The events were a great success, even in the snow!



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