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Posted by: Charles Q. Sullivan Posted on: Mar 31st, 2011, 4:42am
Early Music Now
Offering the mature expressions of established artists
alongside the delight and promise of ensembles new to the early music scene.
Flanders Recorder Quartet: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
April 30 (Saturday) at 5:00 – Wisconsin Lutheran College
Contact:  Charles Q. Sullivan (414.225.3113 or info@earlymusicnow.org)
Across Borders – Across Time
Before there were borders, there was music.  Even before Time, there was music.  
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Milwaukee’s Early Music Now (EMN) has as its mission the presentation of the finest available early music performers from around the world. The final concert of EMN’s 24th Season imports one of Milwaukee audience favorites, The Flanders Recorder Quartet, along with Belgian soprano Cecile Kempenaers and American actor/narrator Lawrence Rosenwald, in a unique musical and dramatic exploration of King Henry VIII’s interactions with his six wives.(www.flanders-recorder-quartet.be)
“The Six Wives of Henry VIII” brings together these four internationally renowned ambassadors of the recorder with soprano and actor/narrator in a portrayal of the flamboyant English king and his multiple wives that incorporates an invigorating mixture of old and new. This “entertainment” combines music from the 16th and 17th centuries (including original English ensemble music of Henry and his court composers), contemporary music by Dutch award-winning composer Piet Swerts, improvised music, a scene from Shakespeare, letters from King Henry to Anne Boleyn, and original verse composed for this production.
Tickets for the concert by The Flanders Recorder Quartet at Wisconsin Lutheran College at 5:00 on Saturday, April 30th are available from Early Music Now online at www.earlymusicnow.org, by phone at 414.225.3113, or by mail at 759 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 420, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. General Admission tickets for priced at $25 for adults and seniors, and $10 for students; and Preferred Seating priced at $40 for adults and seniors, and $20 for students.
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Additional Activities are scheduled in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Music Department. These activities are free and open to the public:
Esteemed British musicologist and Renaissance scholar, David Fallows, will participate in a series of events related to Renaissance music and music scholarship in general. Fallows is also a senior editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Music.
April 28 (Thursday) 5:30 – Golda Meier Library Room E281 – on the evolution and current status of the New Grove Dictionary and Grove Music Online.
April 29 (Friday) 4:00 – Golda Meier Library Room E281 – on Josquin, Lucretia Borgia, and Leonardo da Vinci, with a reception to follow.
April 30 (Saturday) 10:00 am – UWM Recital Hall – Professor Fallows will be joined by the Flanders Recorder Quartet for a discussion and demonstration on “Music in the Court of Henry VIII.”

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