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Concert: Ensemble Fontegara 07/28/2018

MUSICA Matrix presents a House Concert near downtown Ashland. Music from the 16th Century: Odhecaton a book containing the first music published in Europe using movable type The repertoire is ‘chansons’ (French Songs) of the latter 15th and early 16th Centuries set by Northern Masters such as Josquin des Prez, Heinrich Isaac, Johannes Obrecht and…

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Gothic Voices June 2018 Concert

Gothic Voices Concerts in Ashland & Medford

Southern Oregon Early Music fans are looking forward to two upcoming performances of Gothic Voices Medieval Choir, directed by Pat O’Scannell, in Ashland on June 30, 2018 and July 1, 2018 in Medford. See concert details » The concert, Before the Armada, features music of Spain and England written before 1588, the date of the…

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España: The Golden Age

Concert: España: The Golden Age

On May 19, 2018, Musica Matrix will present a concert Spanish songs & romances from the Siglo de Oro and beyond. With guitarist, vihuelist and lutenist James Bishop- Edwards and mezzo soprano Pat O’Scannell, the program is a sweeping tour of repertoire from the Renaissance through the modern period. The Renaissance repertoire highlights composers of…

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Musica Matrix Concert

Concert: James Bishop-Edwards – April 15, 2018

Reflections: Book One Songs The Subtle World of John Dowland – English Lutenist and Composer One April 15, guest artist James Bishop-Edwards joined mezzo soprano Pat O’Scannell in a concert featuring works by English Renaissance composer and lutenist John Dowland. One of the most well-known composers of the 16th cenury, Dowland wrote many kinds of…

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Double Bass learns French Bass

Ashland High School Residency Program

First Musica Matrix Residency Program a Success! The aim: to use the existing curriculum as a conduit into the understanding of Early Music by introducing students to a bounty of historic instruments and bridging from modern to historic instruments with the accompanying repertoire and instruction, while learning something about musical history and practice. What had…

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Gothic Voices singing Lady Mass the Notre Dame Mass by Guillaume de Machut

Gothic Voices

Gothic Voices in concert singing ‘Lady Mass’ the Notre Dame Mass by Guillaume de Machut at Ashland Springs Hotel in November.

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James Bishop-Edwards

November Concerts a Great Succcess

The concerts on November 18 and 19th were an enormous success. Gothic Voices Medieval Choir and guest artist James Bishop-Edwards on lute performed before enthustiastic audiences, first at Ashland Springs Hotel, then, the next day at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Medford. ‘Gothic Voices’ performances of Missa Notre Dame Mass of Our Lady, an evocative…

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Interview with Pat O’Scannell of Musica Matrix

Local singer-songwriter-DJ extraordinaire Aletha Nowitsky interviews multi-instrumentalist and founder of Musica Matrix, Pat O’Scannell on Ashland’s KSKQ radio show “Tasty Topics and Tantalizing Tunes”. O’Scannell discusses how she first got involved in Early Music, the formation of Muscia Matrix, her former group The Terra Nova Consort and her work over a 30 year period at…

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Viol de Gamba

MM Receives Grant for High School Program

Non- Profit organization Musica Matrix with its mission of Bringing History to Life Through Music, received a $3,000.00 grant from the Umpqua Bank to do an eight day residency program in Southern Oregon at Ashland High School. This course, which is designed in part to promote the viola da gamba for youngsters and provide a…

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