Kickoff Concert Turlough O’Carolan: A Life in Song


Date: September 23, 2016


Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Venue: Skinner Chapel, United Congregational Church of Holyoke, 300 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA


Tickets: $30 Advance, $25 Student/Senior, $35 At Door


MIFA Victory Theatre presents Turlough O’Carolan: A Life in Song. This unique concert performed by the Valley-based Ensemble Musica Humana (EMH), celebrates the great 18th-century Irish composer and virtuoso harper Turlough O’Carolan with a selection of his musical works played on period instruments: flute, recorder, whistle, uilleann pipes, harp, and percussion, featuring the original poetry of his lyrics sung in Gaelic. Performing for Ensemble Musica Humana in Turlough O’Carolan: A Life in Song


Lidia Chang: flute, Laura Osterlund: recorder & whistle, Corrine Byrne: voice, Charlie Rutan: uilleann pipes, Nancy Hurrell: harp, Sheila Ayala Heady: percussion. For more info visit: www.ensemblemusicahumana.com


This concert kicks off this year’s Pioneer Valley Early Music Day, Saturday, September 24, 2016, a full day of free public concerts all over the Pioneer Valley. This is EMH’s second consecutive appearance performing as part of the Pioneer Valley Early Music Day.