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TEXAS EARLY MUSIC PROJECT
2014-2015 SEASON

Italia Mia

We proudly announce our 2014-2015 season, dedicated to an exploration of early music in Italy, c.1200-c.1730. Join us for madrigals, chamber opera, wild Medieval dances and shimmering motets, with a finale of music by Monteverdi and those of his colleagues!

Save the dates from the “Sneak Peek” below!
Season Subscriber packages and individual tickets will be available later this summer.

Be a Medici (only nicer!) and Support TEMP!
Texas Early Music Project has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the La Pellegrina Project!


La Pellegrina is a tour de force of Renaissance music, first performed in 1589 for the spectacular Florentine wedding of Ferdinando de Medici to Christine de Lorraine.

Our Indiegogo goal is to raise $15,890 (get the reference to 1589?) through this campaign. These funds will help to cover:
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The concert this September will generate the first American CD recording of La Pellegrina, and will be, as far as we’ve been able to determine, the first U.S. performance of all six intermedi.

To contribute to the La Pellegrina Project and earn special perks
La Pellegrina Perks!
Receive La Pellegrina concert tickets, add to your TEMP CD collection with our La Pellegrina concert recording or previous TEMP concert recordings, or get our fabulous TEMP 2014-2015 Concert Season Tote bag!
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at each donation level, visit our Indiegogo Campaign Page.

Read more about our premiere of La Pellegrina in the Sneak Peek below!

For more information, call (512) 377-6961 and leave a message or email us.


SNEAK PEEK!
TEMP 2014-2015 Season (Venues TBA)

[img: italy heart] La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding
       The Texas Premiere!

       Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8PM
       Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3PM

Join us for the Texas premiere of La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding. First performed in 1589 for the spectacular Florentine wedding of Ferdinando de’ Medici to Christine de Lorraine, La Pellegrina is a musical masterpiece of spectacular dimensions. A stellar ensemble of over fifty performers including choir, soloists, and a full orchestra of period instruments, including viols, cornettos, sackbuts, and lutes, gathered from across the country. Lawrence Rosenwald, renowned Wellesley linguist and poet, will create and perform an original poetic narrative. Sara Hessel Schneider, host of KMFA’s Ancient Voices, will present the pre-concert lectures. Contribute to the La Pellegrina Project and earn special perks La Pellegrina Perks!
Receive La Pellegrina concert tickets, add to your TEMP CD collection with our La Pellegrina concert recording or previous TEMP concert recordings, or get our fabulous TEMP 2014-2015 Concert Season Tote bag!
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at each donation level!


[img: italy heart] Italia Mia: Madrigal Mystery Tour
       Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8PM
       Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3PM

The Italian madrigal in the 16th century was emotional, witty, daring, celebratory, passionate, sensual, experimental, and…much, much more. TEMP singers will perform innovative works by Lassus, da Rore, Verdelot, Rossi, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, d’India, and more for 2-6 parts, including Verdelot’s touching title madrigal, Italia Mia.


[img: italy heart] An Early Christmas in Europe
       Friday, December 12 & Saturday December 13, 2014, 8PM
       Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3PM

We present a Christmas celebration with Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Celtic and folk music from Europe and the British Isles replete with joyous carols, rollicking dances, and exquisite noëls for Christmas and the New Year. You’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of musical styles and languages, but it all adds up to Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


[img: italy heart] That’s Amore: An Early Valentine
       Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8PM
       Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3PM

As an early Valentine present, treat yourself and your sweetie(s) to a lively, witty, and loving pastiche of beautiful music from the courts and operas in Italy, c.1600-1750. We’ll tell a story that will warm your heart, make you laugh, and put your toes to tapping, featuring soprano Meredith Ruduski, bass Peter Walker, and countertenor Ryland Angel. Will there be a happy ending?


[img: italy heart] The Flowering of the Renaissance
       Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8PM
       Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3PM

You’ll hear serene and pious chant from Italy’s monasteries, wild and saucy dances fit for Boccaccio’s Decameron and the ars nova, shimmering and bold madrigals in the ars subtilior style by Ciconia, and progressive and iconic motets by Heinrich Isaac and others as the Renaissance bloomed across Italy.


[img: italy heart] The Full Monteverdi, Part 2
       Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8PM
       Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3PM

We end our love song to Italy with music by Monteverdi and his milieu: Frescobaldi, Sances, Strozzi, Cavalli, and others, with soloists, chorus, and a small instrumental ensemble.


TEMP goes to school!

More news about our educational initiatives:
The Susan Anderson Kerr Scholarship & the Austin Community Foundation

We are excited about our developing educational initiatives. The Susan Anderson Kerr Scholarship has now been awarded to three young musicians, two at St. Stephen’s School, and one at UT Austin’s Butler School of Music. More scholarships are available for the 2014-15 season, so please keep spreading the word. We’ve received a grant from the Austin Community Foundation to perform at five Austin area schools, both public and private; the first of these was given at the Texas School for Blind and Visually Impaired in January, and was enthusiastically received. Last August, we performed an outreach concert for some of the choir directors in the Pflugerville schools, and now several of them are talking to us about performing for their students this Spring.

We’re looking forward to meeting more students and teachers and introducing them to their musical roots! If you know any young musicians or instructors who are interested in these opportunities, or would like to support our efforts in any way, please call (512) 377-6961 and leave a message, or email us! All contributions to the scholarship, or directly to TEMP, are fully tax-deductible.


Our new CD is available for purchase online!

Sacred: Music of the Divine
from Medieval to Baroque

Sacred CD

Whether for meditation, prayer, or purely the visceral beauty, we hope you enjoy these selections in our first compilation CD of sacred music, chosen from concerts from 2001-2013.

Visit the Recordings page to find more TEMP recordings available for purchase.


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