Give Now

Ladyes Delight, Children’s Fun And A Gentleman’s Pleasure

The Indianapolis Early Music Festival hosts the Baltimore Consort.

Baltimore-Consort

Photo: Courtesy of Baltimore Consort

Baltimore Consort 1st row: Mindy Rosenfeld, flute; Danielle Svonavec, soprano; 2nd row: Mark Cudek, cittern; Ronn McFarlane, lute; Larry Lipkis, bass viol; Mary Anne Ballard, treble viol

Event Information

Ladyes Delight, Children’s Fun, And A Gentleman’s Pleasure

The Baltimore Consort performs at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival.


Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St. Indianapolis, IN

July 8 - 10

Tickets to the Indianapolis Early Music Festival

The weekend of July 8, 9 and 10 the Indianapolis Early Music Festival hosts The Baltimore Consort. Consort member Mary Anne Ballard is a musician with a long history of performing, directing, coaching and researching. In addition to her work with the Consort she’s a regular member of the faculty for Oberlin Conservatory’s summer Baroque Performance Institute.

“We’re calling our opening concert that Friday night Ladyes Delight. It’s a tour of our musical roots with music by composers like John Dowland, Thomas Morley, William Byrd and, of course, Anonymous. There are dances, songs and consort pieces. It’s quite a varied program.”

Saturday morning the Consort presents a free children’s concert. “Our instruments are a bit unusual. Some of them are quite colorful! We introduce them to the children with little demonstrations, and then put them together in some interesting combinations. The instruments are so interesting, and the music is both tuneful and rhythmic, so we always have a good time.”

Sunday night, there is a solo concert by one of the Consort’s gentleman. The group’s lutenist Ronn McFarlane presents a concert titled Viva Vivaldi. There certainly will be works by Vivaldi, but there may be some surprises as well. “Ronn is a delightful musician. He’s also a composer who’s written about forty songs which I enjoy very much. Some are in the style of the period, but some are quite contemporary.

 

George Walker

After completing an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University, George Walker began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists and reviews plays and operas.

View all posts by this author »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search Arts and Music

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Recent Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Events RSS icon

More Events »Submit Your Event »

Arts & Music is on Twitter

Find Us on Facebook

This Week on Harmonia Early Music

Santa’s Playlist

feat of st nick

Here's a sampling from an array of early music recordings – new and old, from performers like the Tallis Scholars, Boston Camerata, The Sixteen, and more.

Read more »

Harmonia Early Music is a nationally syndicated weekly early music radio program, podcast and blog produced by WFIU Public Radio.

More from Harmonia »