Early Music Youth Academy: The Consort Concept

Christ Episcopal Church, 4548 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

The Early Music Youth Academy's spring program explores the many ways instrumental voices come together in sixteenth-century music -- from beguilingly tuneful dance music to ornate ornamentation over chord patterns and on to the smooth subtleties of vocal polyphony played on bowed and plucked strings. Skilled students aged 13-17 play music of Diego Ortiz, Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz, Orlando di Lasso, Salamone Rossi, Juan del Encina, and others, on violin, tenor & bass violas da gamba, harp, and lute. Seattle Historical Arts for Kids director Shulamit Kleinerman leads from the Renaissance violin.

The concert lasts about 50 minutes. All ages are welcome, although this formal main performance will best suit older children, teens, and adults. (See our Facebook page for a more casual, shortened performance on April 20.) EMYA is proud to draw to our concerts both newcomers and specialist fans of our repertoire!