Music from the Fringe

For singers, viols, recorders and other soft instruments –

Please join director Tom Zajac and the Med/Ren collegium on Saturday, March 26, 2011 for a foretaste of the unusual and eclectic fare planned for the June Med/Ren workshop. We will sample medieval songs and dances from Cyprus, Southern France and Portugal; Renaissance consort music from Sweden, Naples and Poland; Venetian canzonas, Spanish villancicos, Scottish ballads, Arab-Andalusian melodies, Ottoman court instrumentals, Sephardic ballads and more! Sackbuts, dulcians, flutes, lutes and harps are all welcome. Bring your frame drums for some of the more exotic repertory. This will be a whirlwind tour of the fringes of Europe without ever leaving the comfort of your own music stand!

This daylong collegium raises scholarship funds to help SFEMS pay the tuition of participants who could not otherwise afford to attend the SFEMS summer Medieval & Renaissance Workshop. Tom is once again donating his services toward this purpose.

Saturday, March 26, 2011
9:30am – 4:00pm

Hillside Swedenborgian Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito, CA
(Wheelchair access)

For a registration form and directions, please visit the SFEMS website:

$50 all day; $30 half-day. Potluck or brown-bag lunch.
Registration: Greta Haug-Hryciw
Information: Tom Zajac, 617-323-0617,;