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2017-2018 Season
Flanders Recorder Quartet

Cécile Kempenaers, soprano

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge, MA

A Song for all Seasons: Instrumental music and songs from the Renaissance
For three decades the virtuoso instrumentalists of the Flanders Recorder Quartet have earned a peerless reputation for brilliant clarity, technical perfection, and sensitive musicianship, and in late 2018 they will perform their final concerts. Join these exceptional musicians — and dazzling soprano Cécile Kempenaers — during their farewell year. The program will feature English, Flemish, and Dutch instrumental music and songs inspired by eternal changing of the seasons. Experience these legendary performers in exquisite music by Dowland, Sweelinck, Parsons, and even King Henry VIII.

“There is a perfection and purity nearing the ethereal.”


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Hear dazzling soprano Cécile Kempenaers perform Campion's It fell on a sommer's day with the ensemble Zefiro Torna.

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A Song for All Seasons: Instrumental music and songs from the Renaissance

H. Ashton: Ashton's Maske
Anonymous: This merry pleasant spring
Anonymous: When May is in his prime
R. Nicholson: Cuckoo
J.P. Sweelinck: Ballo Granduca
Anonymous: Capricio & Volta du Tambour
Anonymous: The darcke is my delight
Thomas Campion: The peacefull westerne winde
P. del Campo: Meditation-Fire
T. Preston: Upon La mi re
John Downland: Can she excuse my wrongs
Dowland: Sorrow come
Anonymous: Madam d'amours
Anonymous: Tourdion
Henry VIII: Passtime with good company
R. Parsons: Ut re mi fa sol la
Anonymous: Sweet was the song
Anonymous: Czaldy Waldy
Anonymous: Lullay, Lullay

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