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2008 Events

Lutes and Love

4pm Sunday November 23, 2008
United Presbyterian Church
Church Street
Cortland, NY


The duo Elizabethan Conversation was formed in Aurora, NY in 1982 as a renaissance lute duet by Dr. Susan Sandman and Mr. Derwood Crocker. Current performances also include recorder and viola da gamba. They achieve musically pleasing and exciting performances on period instruments by combining scholarship in historical performance with individual judgment, and mixing in the magic of the moment.

Elizabethan Conversation is now working with wonderful soprano, Rebecca Furbush-Bayer, an Ithaca native who went away to earn a masters in early music. Together they have developed a music program called "Lutes and Love" -- Musik from Shakespeare's Time. The various styles include complex lute songs, rhythmic Spanish variations, and light hearted stage music, all performed on lutes, viols, recorder, and voice.

This concert is organized by Cortland Music and supported by:

The New York State Music Fund,
established by the New York State Attorney General at
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.