Art Songs & Medieval-Renaissance Instruments. Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tenor Michael Harris and pianist Gregory Schulte performed the sixteen exquisite pieces of Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), regarded as the finest of Schumann’s song cycles, as well asworks by Schubert, Delius and Vaughan Williams. The artists are an inspired ensemble who share a deep passion for the lieder repertoire—voice in full artistic partnership with piano—and for music of all eras.

Master luthier Weldon Gray displayed his beautifully crafted early instruments and described their history, use, and design as based on his study of Medieval and Renaissance paintings and carvings.  Mr. Gray and a musical assistant fascinated the audience with their demonstration of the performance and the sounds of early instruments: lute, Renaissance guitar, organistrum, hurdy-gurdy, and harps.