GRAMMY-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane founded Ayreheart in 2010 out of the desire to write new music for the lute—the most popular instrument of the Renaissance— and make it accessible to a wider audience. Joined by versatile musicians Willard Morris and Mattias Rucht, the original music of Ayreheart reflects elements of Celtic, Folk, Bluegrass, and Renaissance music.
Ayreheart will be special guests at Chatham Baroque’s Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions for pre-schoolers and their grownups. Shows are at McClintic Hall, Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 8:00 PM
Synod Hall, Oakland
125 N. Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
All ticket prices are $5 more at the box office.
Pre-concert talk from 7:00 – 7:30 PM
In the pre-concert talk, Ronn McFarlane will trace the origins of the lute and its 800-year history from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and Baroque up to the present day. With musical examples, the evolution of the lute will be explained, as it reflected changing musical tastes over the centuries. Mr. McFarlane will clarify the lute’s place in Renaissance society, and its meaning and symbolism through the ages. Finally, he will make the case for the inclusion of the lute as a contemporary instrument in the 21st century.
TICKETS $10-30, all ticket prices are $5 more at the box office