FRETWORK

The viola degamba ensemble Fretwork, will offer a program of English viol music from the late 16th and 17th centuries. Performing more than 30 years, the ensemble is widely regarded as the foremost viol ensemble in the world. This will be their fifth appearance with the Academy.

Tickets $25 by mail or at the door.

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Bennight & Vater

Henning Vater is one of the leading proponents of the baroque violin in Germany, and a frequent guest artist and member of some of the most distinguished Europe. Ensembles. Harpsichordist Brad Bennight has been heard as both soloist and continuo player numerous music festival and has appeared with many of the most recognized artists in the early music field.

Tickets $20 by mail or at the door.

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Ayrehart

The American renaissance ensemble Ayrehart will offer a program of Renaissance music from the British Isles. Music of John Dowland, William Byrd and John Johnson are featured, as well as old ballad tunes from England, Scotland and Wales. The captivating program explores the intersection between folk music and art music in 16th- and 17th- century England, Scotland, and Wales.

Tickets $25 by mail or at the door.

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Hesperion XXI

Hesperion XXI, directed by Jordi Savall, presents Musica Nova, a program focused on the richness of Venetian music for a viola da gamba quartet joined by theorbo, chitarra, and percussion – this is a great opportunity to hear this premier group playing music composed between the end of the renaissance and the baroque, 1540 to 1690, a memorable evening of Gabrieli, Legrenzi, and Merula, among others.

Tickets $30 by mail or at the door.

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Akamus

The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Akamus), recognition as one of Europe’s greatest musical success stories and a well-known baroque ensemble in throughout Europe and Germany, will present Foreign Affairs – Characters of the Baroque. The intriguing program includes music of Telemann, Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, and Rebel. Their Jackson concert follows a performance in New Orleans and precedes their appearance at Carnegie Hall.

Tickets $30 by mail or at the door.

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John Paul

John Paul ends our season with a performance on the lautenwerck of selections from Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier. Following his commercial recording of the complete WTC.  Dr. Paul presents a selection from the famous collection along with commentary.

Tickets $20 by mail or at the door.

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The 2016-17 Season

Tickets for each performance can be obtained at the concert or by sending a check to the address below at least five days prior to the concert.  Season Tickets for the 2016-17 season are available by mail for $150.

For more information contact Richard McGinnis at:

phone:   601-594-5584

email:     info@ancientmusic.org, or

mail to:  Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music,

                 103 Magnolia Street, Edwards, MS 39066.

Paul & Fernandez

John Paul (piano) and Taylis Fernandez (cello) will complete their concert series of the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and cello. Among the commercially-available recordings of JohnPaul, accomplished pianist and harpsichordist, are the works of Bach, Duphly. Taylis Fernandez, a member of the Mississippi Symphony, has performed in a number of other orchestras in an out of Mississippi.

Tickets $20 by mail or at the door.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:30 pm, Woodworth Chapel — Tougaloo College

Friday, October 14, 2016 7:30 pm, St. James Episcopal Church

Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:30 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:30 pm, Woodworth Chapel — Tougaloo College

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 7:30 pm, St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:30 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:30 pm, Woodworth Chapel – Tougaloo College

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