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The San Diego Early Music Society is a non-profit organization founded to showcase the musical treasures of Europe’s medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, as performed on period instruments and in accordance with historical practice. The Society was established in 1981 and has presented concerts in churches, small halls, museums, and homes — settings for which the music was composed.


Sunday, November 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

St. James by-the-Sea

Piffaro: “Fortune My Foe:
Ballads, Songs and Dances from Elizabethan England”

PiffaroThe rich intersection of music and poetry, of broadside ballads and popular tunes, of high art music and country dances, is brought to life through Piffaro’s varied and large collection of period wind and plucked string instruments, and the stunning voice of mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano.

This program of music will include works of the great composers of Elizabethan England - William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, and John Dowland, as well as anonymous ballads and dances of English society in the late 16th to early 17th centuries.

“Piffaro’s concerts work because of the showmanship and scholarship its musicians bring to their work.” — Tom Purdom Broad Street Review

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