Fall Music Showcase
Lourdes Fall Music Showcase features Music Old and New!
On Sunday, October 12, the Lourdes University Department of Music will present its Fall Music Showcase at 5:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Center. Lourdes faculty, students, choirs and special guests Musica Antigua de Toledo, Toledo’s early music ensemble, will perform two mini-concerts with a snack buffet in between performances. This year’s theme, “Music Old But New,” features Medieval, Renaissance, 19th and 20th Century music in original and new settings with the following performances:
Choral Opening: Music Old But New: 5:30 p.m.
The Lourdes University Choirs, Karen T. Biscay, director, and Olga Topuzova-Meade, accompanist, will demonstrate the creative new use of old folk songs, revival hymns and sacred texts featuring Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs and more choral settings by Thomas Tallis, Philip Stopford, Gwyneth Walker and Thomas Weelkes.
Special Guest presentation, Musica Antigua de Toledo: 6:30 p.m.
In the fall of 1979, a new, local, early music ensemble premiered in the Toledo Museum of Art Dutch Gallery with a program of Dutch music from the late medieval period through the early 17th century. Taking their name from Toledo, Ohio’s Sister City in Spain, Musica Antigua de Toledo is still going strong, presenting early music on historical reproductions of instruments from centuries past and singing a wide variety of vocal chamber music for audiences as far away as Windsor, Ontario. Dr. Alice Petersen, Lourdes’ Instructor of Violin, Toledo Symphony violinist and University of Toledo Music Adjunct, is Coordinator for the group and brings with her years of study in music and performance before 1800. Most members play several different instruments and sing, too, for lively, informed presentations.
Reception ca. 7:30 p.m.
Help us congratulate the performers!
Free and open to the public. A reception follows at 8:30 p.m.