The Rogue Theatre
A Concert of Medieval Music
Wednesday, July 7, 7:30 P.M.
The Rogue Theatre
at The Historic Y, 300 E. University
Tucson, AZ 520-551-2053 www.TheRogueTheatre.org
Box office opens one hour before curtain
No advance reservations
In anticipation of next season's production of Boccaccio's "Decameron", the Rogue Theatre will present a light-hearted evening of 14th century Italian and French vocal and instrumental music. Internationally renowned lutenist Crawford Young joins Rogue musician and singer Harlan Hokin for the Rogue's first concert. Both Harlan and Crawford are well-known and seasoned practitioners of medieval and renaissance music. Our program will consist of pieces that would have been familiar to the characters in the Decameron. Rogue friend and collaborator Patrick Baliani is in the midst of creating a new translation and dramatization of Boccaccio's "Decameron" that will be the Rogue's fifth production of the 2010-11 season.
Crawford Young graduated from New England Conservatory and studied medieval music with Thomas Binkley prior to joining the medieval quartet Sequentia in Cologne. Young is director and founder of two prominent medieval ensembles, Boston-based Project Ars Nova and the Ferrara Ensemble of Basel, which won a Diapason d'Or de l'Annee and was a finalist for Gramophone's Early Music Recording of the Year. Since 1982 Young has taught lute and Interpretation and Performance Practice at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.
Harlan Hokin is well known to Rogue audiences. He has performed extensively as a solo singer and director with many international early music ensembles including Sequentia and P.A.N., and did a stint with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival somewhere in the mists of history. He earned a doctorate in historical performance practice from Stanford, and has taught at Stanford and UC Santa Cruz. Harlan is an active workshop teacher and writer on topics of interest to singers and early music performers, and teaches music theory and literature at Pima Community College. He has served the Rogue as music director since its inception, and acted as vocal director for Arizona Onstage's production of Assassins. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Early Music Society, and is the father of two nearly perfect former children. Harlan was a student at the Schola Cantorum (where Crawford now teaches) many long moons ago.
Carolyn Hokin, singer, as well as various Rogue actors, will join Crawford and Harlan for this concert.
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