May 1 - May 4, the TTU Mainstage Theater presents William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
Directed by Bill Gelber
Heart-sick nobles, saucy servants, mistaken identities: all collide in a delightful mix of the high and low in Shakespeare's richest comedy about the things we do for love. In the words of Duke Orsino, "If music be the food of love, play on!"
Music for Twelfth Night will be provided onstage by members of the cast and of the TTU Early Music Ensemble.
Monday, April 14th, 2014
O Mistress Mine: Music for Twelfth Night - St. Paul's on the Plains Church
O Mistress Mine: Music for Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" -
Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most musically-rich plays. Characters break into song, and their dialogue frequently references many popular tunes of the day. The Bard’s audience would have known these songs well, and “got the jokes” – and we will, too, if we get to hear some of the music before we actually see the play, which is being presented by the TTU Theater Department May 1 through May 4 at the Maedgen Theater, with live music provided by members of the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble. If you want to “get” all the jokes, you can hear the music beforehand at a concert called “O Mistress Mine—Music for Twelfth Night,” presented by the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble Monday evening April 14 at 7PM at St. Paul’s on the Plains Church (1510 Ave. X) . The concert is a fundraiser for the Twelfth Night production, and donations will be gratefully accepted at the event. Come hear the music that Shakespeare heard!
Monday, February 10th, 2014
From Galicia to Galatia: TTU Early Music Ensemble and the TTU Balkan Ensemble
From Galicia to Galatia: TTU Early Music Ensemble and TTU Balkan Ensemble -
On April 4, 2011, the TTU Early Music Ensemble will present a production of Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum. The "Ordo" is one of the first extant medieval dramas with music, and definitely a first for Lubbock. Don't miss this event!
Come join the TTU Early Music Ensemble Sunday evening 11/14 for a FREE concert of gorgeous music by Monteverdi (and some other Italians!), sung and played in the beautiful acoustics of the Legacy Great Hall in Lubbock, TX.
Sunday, April 18th, 2010
"The Rolling Wave-Maritime Celts" - Legacy Events Center
On Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 PM in the Talkington Great Hall at the Legacy Event Center, some of our TTU Early Music Ensemble singers will join the Texas Tech University Celtic Ensemble (http://ttucelticensemble.com) for a concert entitled “The Rolling Wave: Maritime Celts”. Singers and players will perform dances, songs, listening pieces, and tunes associated with the Celtic experience around the watery globe and across the centuries. Students, families, and seniors are especially welcome.
Friday, April 16th, 2010
Worlds of Dance/Dancing with Mr Darcy-Legacy Events Center
Worlds of Dance AND "Dancing with Mr. Darcy" -
7PM and 9 PM
PM: Worlds of Dance: A Terpsichorean Evening with the TTU Vernacular Music Center. Featuring the TTU Early Music Ensemble, the Celtic Ensemble, the TTU Ragtime Ensemble, and the World Music Ensemble, assisted by the Tech Set-Dancers. Music and dances from Irish, English, African-American, Mediterranean, Polynesian, and South American traditions. For information and reservations, contact email@example.com or visit http://ttuvmc.org. This is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public, celebrating the mission of the TTU Vernacular Music Center.
9 PM: Dancing with Mr Darcy: A Jane Austen Evening with the TTU Vernacular Music Center. Cotillion & Cold Buffet; Music by the TTU Celtic Ensemble and Early Music Ensemble. English Country Dances demonstrated by the ensembles; guests invited to participate. Candle-lit buffet at 10:30pm; coffee service at midnight. Formal/period dress requested.
This is a fundraiser for the TTU Vernacular Music Center.
For information & reservations: selectaseatlubbock.com (770-2000)
Sunday, March 28th, 2010
"Pastime and Prayer" - Early English Music - Legacy Events Center
Pastime and Prayer: A Musical Journey through "Olde" England -
A noontime concert with choral music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, performed by members of Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble at St. Paul-On-The-Plains Episcopal Church.
Friday, January 15th, 2010
Sequentia: Fragments for the End of Time
Fragments for the End of Time -
The Legacy Events Center, 13th and Ave. O Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: Free, sponsored by the TTU Schoo
On January 15th we welcomed Benjamin Bagby and Norbert Rodenkirchen of the world-renowned medieval ensemble Sequentia to the Legacy Events Center in Lubbock, where they performed their program "Fragments for the End of Time." Ben Bagby also guest-lectured at the first meeting of Prof. Mariani's Medieval Music Seminar.
Benjamin Bagby is one of the world's foremost scholar-performers of medieval music. The combination of singing, storytelling, harping, and sheer magic that he brings to his performances are legendary in the world of early music. Norbert Rodenkirchen is a master soloist and improviser on a variety of early flutes. Their concert program was a collection of dramatic, beautiful, and powerful medeival songs and tales exploring apocalyptic visions of the End of Days and the Last Judgement. The historical instruments used by Bagby and Rodenkirchen included reconstructions of Germanic harps (based on 7th century instruments from Oberflacht, near Stuttgart), an early medieval triangular harp, and copies of medieval transverse flutes (including a flute made from a swan’s bone, based on an 11th century instrument unearthed near Speyer).
Pictured: EME director Angela Mariani with Ryan Best, Bridgette Mireles, and Kendra Shute of the EME's "Early Byrds," contributing some medieval music to the TTU Vernacular Music Center's annual sold-out "Celtic Christmas," with the TTU Celtic Ensemble and Friends.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
Master Class with Jostein Gundersen-TTU School of Music
Master Class for the recorder players in the Early Music Ensemble, with Norwegian recorder virtuoso Jostein Gundersen. The previous Monday evening, Jostein also joined our colleague, harpsichordist Sigurd Ogaard, for a fantastic guest artist recital with music by Telemann, Corelli, and Handel.
Sunday, October 25th, 2009
A Double-Edged Weapon: The Sword as Icon and Artifact." TTU Museum
Music for TTU Museum Event -
TTU Museum, Indiana and 4th St Lubbock Texas [map]
Members of the TTU Early Music Ensemble provided music for the TTU Museum's "Ren Faire" that was held in conjunction with a new Exhibit, "A Double-Edged Weapon, The Sword as Icon and Artifact," featuring historical weapons on loan from the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Thursday Recital, Hemmle Hall, TTU SOM
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Baroque Master Class, Bernard Gordillo - TTU SOM
Friday, March 27th, 2009
Harpsichord Workshop with Bernard Gordillo - TTU SOM
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Recorder Master Class with Kim Pineda, TTU SOM
Recorder Master Class with Kim Pineda -
Thursday, February 5th, 2009
An Evening of Medieval Music - The Legacy Great Hall, Lubbock
Meditations and Celebrations: An Evening of Medieval Music -