SUNDAY: Seven Times Salt presents concert of music from Elizabeth I’s reign

Seven Times Salt – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: Consorts, Songs and Diversions from the Reign of Elizabeth I

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
  • 3:00 PM Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts
  • Free and open to the public.

Queen Elizabeth I’s reign from 1558-1603 saw numerous voyages of discovery, triumph over the Spanish Armada, and an outpouring of music, poetry and plays. This program explores music of the Elizabethan court and theatre, ballads of city life and maritime adventure, and high-spirited catches and country dances. The program will include music of Dowland, Morley, Ravenscroft, Hume and Byrd, broadside ballads and selections from the English Dancing Master.

Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. Praised for creative programming and an “impeccably balanced sound,” STS has performed since 2003 at venues throughout New England, including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the New England Folk Festival, WGBH radio, and many others. The group has also researched and presented original programs for the Amherst, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals (Fringe), the Society For Historically Informed Performance, and its own self-produced concert series. STS delights in blurring the lines between “art music” and folk tunes, and is at ease performing in the concert hall, the dance hall, or the beer hall!

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