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Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House Parlor Concert
Sunday, February 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
with Judith Conrad and the Delight Consort
Judith Conrad with the Delight Consort (Paul Ukleja, Cornett, Recorder, Irish Tinwhistle, Otto Guzman, Cello, Cornett and Recorder Frank Fitzpatrick, Recorder, Sackbutt) with special guest Ishmael Stefanov, present a special program for Presidents’ Day: JS Bach, CPE Bach and GP Telemann. Colonial dances, Parlor music from 1790’s through 1840’s and some Patriotic Songs. Fiddler Ishmael Stefanov augments the group for the colonial dances, at the Loring Greenough House, on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA.
Meet the artists at afternoon tea following the program.
The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series 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 email@example.com.
The Delight Consort, founded in 1992, was named for the flagship of an expedition founded by Sir Humphrey Gilbert in 1583 to search for a northwest passage through North America to China (via the St. Laurence River!). He brought along with him from England a fabulous assortment of “Landlubberly musicians” with which to entertain the natives along the way,and beguile them into giving up their riches. Unfortunately, the musicians also beguiled the captain into failing to reef the sails when a violent storm blew up, and it was reported from the companion ships that “like the swan that singeth before her death, they continued in sounding the trumpets with drums and fifes. Also winding the cornetts and hautboys, and in the end their jollity left with the ringing of doleful knells” as the Delight rammed onto the rocks, August 29th, 1583.
Frank Fitzpatrick, here playing recorders and sackbutt, has a BS in Music from Rhode Island College and teaches music in a school for autistic children. He lives in Cranston.
Otto Guzman, a native of Guatemala now living in Pawtucket, is the principle cellist in the Fall River Symphony. He is playing cello, cornetto and recorder today but also plays viol, sackbutt and lute. He has built many of his own instruments, including the cornett he will playing on Presidents’ Day.
Paul Ukleja, a retired physics professor at the University of Massachusetts — Dartmouth, has been in the Delight Consort since its inception in 1992. He is playing recorders, IrishWhistle and cornetto today. He lives in New Bedford. He also plays trumpet, flugelhorn and penny whistle and plays with, among other groups, the New Era Jazz Band (Bristol, RI), the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire, and the Leeds Waites (Yorkshire, UK).
Judith Conrad studied piano with International Concert Pianist Theodore Lettvin in Boston, and with Freeman Koberstein at Oberlin Conservatory, and holds a degree from Harvard University. She has recently played at the Cabezon500 festival in Almeria, Spain. She is Organist/Choir Director at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kingston RI. A specialist in early music and performer on clavichord and harpsichord, she is the Founder/Director of the Delight Consort and of the Fall River Fipple Fluters, an amateur recorder-playing group. She is also the originator of the conceit “Clavichordists for World Peace”. For further information call (508)674-6128, write to her at 106 Warburton St. Fall River MA 02720 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ishmael Stefanov is more formally known as F. Ishmael J. M. Stefanov-Wagner, but due to continuing adventures with spelling, pronunciation, and truncation finds it preferable to be known as Ishmael the Fiddler.
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through historical, cultural, and educational activities. The Club,
founded in 1896, preserves the historic Loring-Greenough House (built
in 1760) and its grounds for the people of Jamaica Plain. The site is
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