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Tufts plans Renaissance music performance Dec. 4

Posted by Your Town  November 28, 2012 10:38 AM

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The following was submitted by Tufts University:

The Tufts University Department of Music is pleased to announce Music for Two Queens, a performance by the Tufts Early Music Ensemble on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8 p.m in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center. The performance will feature Renaissance music from the course of two music patrons from the turn of the 16th century, Marguerite of Austria and Isabella d’Este, with guest artist Rebekah Ahrendt. Jane Hershey will direct works by Josquin, Pierre de la Rue, Marco Cara, and many others. Instruments will include viola da gamba, dulcian, harp, cornetto, krummhorn, harpsichord, sackbut, lute, recorder, and voices.

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.

Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across the university's eight schools is widely encouraged. 

The Tufts Department of Music offers a flexible and eclectic academic program leading to a Bachelor or Master of Arts degree in music. Students concentrate in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, or theory, while having the opportunity to explore all these disciplines, as well as the areas of music cognition, linguistics, sociology, and anthropology of music. Students also have the opportunity to perform in over twenty different department ensembles and chamber music groups, as well as study privately on the instrument of their choice (including voice). The Tufts Department of Music is housed in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center, home to the Distler Performance Hall, Fisher Performance Room, Varis Lecture Hall, and Lilly Music Library. The Music Center hosts over 180 events and concerts annually, the majority of which are produced and presented by the Department of Music. 

Tufts University - Department of Music
Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Office: 617-627-2253 • Box Office: 617-627-3679

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