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Renaissance Collective Concert: Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Community Music Center (3350 SE Francis St. in Portland) and Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 2:00pm at Mary’s Woods on Highway 43 just south of Lake Oswego near Marylhurst University. The concert will feature The Recorder Orchestra of Oregon directed by Laura Kuhlman, and the vocal and instrumental Early Music Ensembles from the Community Music Center directed by Gayle Neuman and Phil Neuman. The groups will perform together on “Gloria in excelsis Deo” by Vivaldi, and works by Michael Praetorius, Hans Leo Hassler and John Playford, as well as separately. Recorders, viols, early double reed instruments, sackbutt, cornetto, tabor and voices will be featured. Admission: free, with donations accepted.
- Handmade Musical Instrument Show: Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th, 2018 from 12 noon to 5:00pm both days. Location: Marylhurst University just south of Lake Oswego on Highway 43; once on campus, follow the signs. An exhibit of a large number of makers of string and wind instruments and their instruments. Try out instruments and converse with their makers, and see a display of old and rare instruments. Performances on the instruments are scheduled throughout the exhibit in Wiegand Hall. Admission $3, children under 12 free. The Neumans will be there on Saturday, as well as many makers of guitars, violins, mandolins, woodwinds, and much more.
- Music for Recorders Old and New: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 5:00pm: Ensemble De Organographia with Polly Gibson, Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Neuman, and Phil Neuman will perform music from the 14th through the 21st centuries on a wide variety of recorders of all types and sizes. Part of the Friends of Chamber Music series “Dinner with Friends.” Location: Battleground, WA. For more information and reservations visit: focm.org/concerts-events/2017-18-dinner-with-friends/
- “Fools and Kisses” – a Midsummer Celebration of Music, Food and Theatre, Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at Villa Catalana Winery and Estate near Oregon City. The Oregon Renaissance Band, a gourmet dinner, and the Stepan Simek Troupe of Actors. See the Villa Catalana website for upcoming information.