Medieval Songs of the Sephardim
Oct 6, 2018 - 07:00 PM
Ashland Springs Hotel
212 E Main St.
Ashland, OR 97520
A program of Sephardic music with Shira Kammen, Pat O’Scannell and Lauren Pomerantz
Through the Songs of the Sephardim, an historical mystery and treasury is revealed. These songs were carried forward 500+ years by the Jewish diaspora, leaving almost intact the language of Cervantes’ Spain in Judeo-Espanol. They reflect the depth of Being that existed in Medieval Spain where the Jews made their home for at least 1000 years before the famed expulsion of 1492.
We will recreate for you the rich musical environment of Medieval Spain where Jewish, Arabic, and Christian peoples thrived in many of life’s aspects collaborating brilliantly to achieve greatness in the arts and sciences.
Admission: $25; Under 21 free
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Lauren Pomerantz: Lauren has spent her life unifying art and science as an educator, historian and performer and has presented her work in concerts, workshops, film, universities and colleges internationally and throughout the US.
Oberlin Cons BA MusEd. Teaching Music K-12 / private. Montserrat Figures: voice teacher. T. Binkley, Schola Contorum Basilienses. EMI. MA Goddard- renaissance Music, Spanish Ministry of Culture tours. Spanish PBS documentary film w. songs from: Jewels of the Sephardim. NPR. Lectures and concerts: UCC Md., Lugano, Barcelona, Mallorca, Dartington, Stanford, San Fran U, etc SFEMS. Early Music Festivals. Owner Songbird Music.
Shira Kammen: Multi-instrumentalist and occasional vocalist Shira Kammen has spent well over half her life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music. A member for many years of the early music Ensembles Alcatraz and Project Ars Nova, and Medieval Strings, she has also worked with Sequentia, Hesperion XX, the Boston Camerata, the Balkan group Kitka, the King’s Noyse, the Newberry and Folger Consorts, the Oregon, California and San Francisco Shakespeare Festivals, and is the founder of Class V Music, an ensemble dedicated to providing music on river rafting trips.
Shira has performed and taught in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel, Morocco, Latvia, Russia and Japan, and on the Colorado, Rogue, Green, Grande Ronde, East Carson and Klamath Rivers.
Pat O’Scannell: Multi-instrumentalist and founder of Musica Matrix, Pat is best known for her many contributions to the field of Early Music as a performer and teacher.
BA in music UCRiverside, Southern California Early Music Ensemble, San Diego Old Globe Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival 1980-1990: multi-instrumentalist, 1990: music director. Founding director of the Terra Nova Consort : 15 recordings, Renaissance en Provence and Baylado in 51 countries. Awards: Dorian/EMA recording competition (1999), Millennium of Music Award (1992); Featured guests: Tage Alter Musik Early Music Festival 2000 & 2003 (GE). National appearances in San Francisco, Berkeley, Palo Alto, Vermont, British Columbia, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Texas to name but a few. Appearances on NPR nationally & worldwide including West Coast Live (CA), In the Mode (CA), Harmonia (IN), St. Paul Sunday (MN) and others.