The Viol in the News – “Gathering Of The Viols: The 50th Annual Viola Da Gamba Conclave” on NPR’s Weekend Edition, August 4th, 2012
On August 4, 2012, the Viola da Gamba Society of America was featured in Jeff Lunden’s piece “Gathering Of The Viols: The 50th Annual Viola Da Gamba Conclave.”
“Viola da gamba players are a special breed — a tiny subset in the already small world of early classical music. They rarely meet their own kind, but once a year they come together for a week in July at an annual jam session they call a conclave…”
Photographs by VdGSA board member Scott Mason were featured on NPR’s website as were performances from the event including Vestiva i colli by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Performedd by Wordplay: Marie Szuts, Roland Hutchinson, Elin Söderström, Shanon Zusman and Joëlle Morton) as well as Orange Blossom Special (Arranged by Brady Lanier, performed by The Consort Cooperative).
To read the complete article or listen to Jeff Lunden’s piece, please click here. For more information about NPR, visit http://www.npr.org/. For the Viola da Gamba Society of America, visit http://www.vdgsa.org/.