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Meravelha brings Medieval Music to Loring-Greenough House

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Join us for the 13th season of
Sunday Afternoon Concerts at the ‘Greenough House Don’t Forget–Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday Morning November 4!!


Daydreams and Desires:
Meravelha brings Medieval Music
to Loring-Greenough House,
on November 4, 2012


Meravelha, the medieval music group, presents it’s first full-length concert, “Daydreams and Desires,”  featuring repertoire pulled from some of the most delightful music of Medieval France, with haunting melodic lines and eloquent lyrics from some of the best poets and storytellers of the era, at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St, Jamaica Plain MA, as part of the Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House parlor concert series, on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.


Meravelha was formed in 2012 for the purpose of bringing rarely-performed medieval music to a wider audience through live performance. The name Meravelha translates as “marvel” or “wonder” and was taken from the song “Non es meravelha s’eu chan,” by Bernard de Ventadorn, a 12th century troubadour. Members of the group are Teri Kowiak, voice, Jaya Lakshminarayanan, voice and harp, Josh Schreiber Shalem, vielle, Catherine Stein, voice, Tim Whipple, voice.  For more information, visit www.meravelha.com.


The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series, in its 13th season, recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested—call 617-524-3158 or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.


Meet Teri, Jaya, Josh, Catherine and Tim at afternoon tea following the program.


Built in 1760, the Loring-Greenough House, a local landmark listed on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places, is located at 12 South Street (at the Civil War Monument) in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is owned and managed by the non-profit Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. as a historic house museum and site for art and music presentations. The Loring-Greenough House is wheelchair accessible. For more information on the Loring-Greenough House, see www.loring-greenough.org.


For reservations or directions, call (617) 524-3158, or email  lghouseconcerts@aim.com


 


Upcoming programs in this series:



  • November 18: J-Way String Quartet –an innovative quartet of Jamaica Plain residents Catherine Bent (cello), Alishah Raven (5-string violin), Rika Ikeda (violin), and Tomoko Iwamoto (violin) will offer a program featuring original pieces by J-Way and other modern classical selections.



  • December 2:  Canzonare: (Canzonare–Italian: to tease) Trio stimulates the musical palate with little-known offerings from the baroque repertoire for harpsichord (Dylan Sauerwald), soprano (Sarah Bellott), and traverso (Kateri Chambers).



  • December 16: Pioneer Consort Holiday Program. Trio leads their audiences on a tour of diverse cultures and styles – classical, jazz, folk and international idioms – and on a dazzling array of instruments. Chris Devine (violin, mandolin, guitar, and woodwinds), Michael Nix (guitars, mandolin, banjo and Banjar–a seven string classical banjo of his own design), and Greg Snedeker (cello and piano) combine their love of improvisation, arranging, and composition with consummate musical skills to create intimate performances rich in warmth, humor, and funky elegance.

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