Stay Tuned – Piffaro’s Next Season is Just Around the Corner!

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Piffaro thanks you  for a successful 2013-2014 season. Now the band are preparing to travel to Europe in their off season.

The shawms are being stowed, the bagpipes bundled, and flights booked: but stay tuned! An exciting new season is being planned!

After two years in chilly northern Europe, we’re ready for the music of sunbaked Mediterranean climes: Italy and Spain!


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October and March

Piffaro will delve into two important manuscripts. The Lerma cathedral manuscripts from Lerma, Spain, contain a wealth of music of the mid 16th through early 17th centuries.

The Casanatense manuscript 2856 from Ferrara were designed for the court alta capella in that fabled northern Italian city around 1480.

 

 

modonna-childDecember

At our annual Christmas concert our favorite annual guest, soprano Laura Heimes, and cornettist, Kiri Tollaksen join us. We will visit Napoli, where the intersection of Italian and Spanish cultural, political, mercantile and social strands produced a distinctive and international musical style.

 

 

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May

Happy 500th birthday, Cipriano de Rore!

De Rore was a pivotal figure in the composition of Italian music of the 16th c and had immense international influence on subsequent composition in general.  His compositions offer great variety, ingenuity, and beauty.

Concert Dates

Mark your calendars now:  dates for each concert can be found below.

Concert 1: Autumn

October 17 @ 8PM at Trinity Center for Urban Life
October 18 @ 8PM at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
October 19 @ 3PM at Sts Andrew & Matthew

Concert 2: Winter

December 19 @ 8PM  at Trinity Center for Urban Life
December 20 @ 8PM at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
December 21 @ 3PM at Sts Andrew & Matthew

Concert 3: Early Spring

March 13 @ 8PM  at Trinity Center for Urban Life
March 14 @ 8PM at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
March 15 @ 3PM at Christ Church Christiana Hundred

Concert 5: Late Spring

May 15 @ 8PM  at Trinity Center for Urban Life
May 16 @ 8PM at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
May 17 @ 3PM at Christ Church Christiana Hundred

 

If you are already a subscriber to our concerts, stay tuned: announcements for next year will arrive later this summer.

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