Formed by three Kitchener-Waterloo area musicians in 1996, Greensleaves is dedicated to the performance of Renaissance and early Baroque music. The group consists of Marilyn Fung (viola da gamba), Shannon Purves-Smith (recorders and viols), and Magdalena Tomsinska (lute and guitar). Their program of music from the Polish courts was drawn from the little-known "Polocki" manuscript, found inside a missal dated 1680. Included are traditional period pieces such as pavanes, galliards, and canzonas, as well as dances and songs with a clearly Polish flavor, at times elegant and touching, and at times rustic, boisterous, and humorous. The consort is joined by members of the Tactus Vocal Ensemble. Note: Rescheduled from March 28, 2010.
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $17 Members and Seniors, $5 Students
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