The Oregon Coast Recorder Society will play a program of old and new music on Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m. on the second floor of Newport’s Visual Art Center. The concert will showcase music from medieval, renaissance, baroque, and contemporary times.
The program will include medieval and renaissance dances (stantipes, pavane, galliard, ronde, and tordion), tunes by the blind Irish harper-composer Turough O’Carolan, a lively Albanian folk song in a 7/8 meter, and arrangements of old favorites such as “Old Folks at Home” and “Annie Laurie.” Lost in Time, a trio of OCRS members, will perform pieces by renaissance composers Orlando Gibbons and Alexander Agricola.
Recorder Society members, of course, play recorders of several sizes, but the group is at its most diverse ever this year, with mellow gemshorns made from animal horns, percussion instruments of various types, and a burgeoning collection of stringed instruments, including viola da gamba, rebec, guitar, violins, a cello, and—depending on demand—two string basses.
Sunday’s audience will have an opportunity after the concert to take a closer look at the instruments and talk with players, and refreshments will be served. OCRS concerts are free and open to the public.
Newport’s Visual Art Center is located at 777 NW Beach Drive, on the Nye Beach turnaround. For further information, please call (541) 961-1228 or (541) 994-4167, or visit www.coastrecorder.org.