er, sun — whatever that is....
Well, it's quite an adventuresome summer so far! In addition to great concerts and the chance to visit friends at Amherst Early Music Festival, there was a really nice walk with friends through Central Park on my birthday, there's an eclipse coming next week, and yes, we are concentrating on the good things in our best Tralfamadorian manner.
Speaking of good things: Our first concert, Paris City Limits, Part Deux, will be presented on September 16th & 17th. After a recount on all my fingers and toes, it has been determined that *this* is our 19th season (!) and our slate of concerts and events is really unusual and cool! We start with a return to our popular Paris City Limits repertoire with several new-to-us pieces by Sermisy & Janequin & others. The "new" Janequin (La Guerre) is fantastic! Ne manquez pas! (Not to miss!)
A reminder for the eclipse: Whatever you do, don't buy any weird plants. We don't want a repeat of last time.
Due to the recent effects of Hurricane Harvey in our region, we have decided to forego having a Fall Fundraiser this year. We believe this event is not appropriate at this time, but we do look forward to having some great fundraising events in the future! In the meantime, please keep your thoughts and prayers to our fellow Texans in the Houston area. Thank you for your support of TEMP and in spreading the love of great early music in the greater Austin area and beyond.
Please join us for our first concerts of the season on Sept. 16 & 17! Details of the Paris City Limits concert with ticket links are below.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Paris City Limits, part deux
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7PM
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 606W, 15th Street, Austin
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin
Admission $30 general; $25 seniors (60+); $5 students (at the door only with valid ID)
Tickets available in advance online or by cash, check, or credit card at the door.
Take advantage of preferred seating by purchasing Season Tickets!
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What better place to begin our 2017-2018 Time Pieces season than in Paris? Renowned for its popular music of France from the 16th and 17th centuries, Paris City Limits regales audiences with exciting dances, popular folksongs, dazzling chansons, and heartfelt songs of love and melancholy by the masters and by some relative unknowns!
There will be lively instrumental dances by Attaignant, Breton folk music, and chansons that deal with scenes of daily life: lovesickness, marital arguments, romantic friskiness, and more. TEMP’s 20-voice chorus will perform Janequin’s spectacular musical chanson about the birds (Le chant des oyseaux), as well as his even more stunning depiction of a battle (La Guerre) complete with trumpet calls, cannon fire and the cries of victoire!
Enjoy this audio sample of Le chant des oyseaux from our Paris City Limits CD:
And this traditional Breton ton-bale (instrumental dance) from the area of Redene from our May 2016 Paris City Limits concert:
Featured in our concert are special guest artists Mary Springfels (viola da gamba), Peter Maund (percussion), countertenor Ryland Angel (New York) and mezzo Erin Calata (Seattle), who join TEMP’s regular choir and orchestra as TEMP explores both the rustic and the sophisticated sides of Parisian and country life in the 16th and 17th centuries.