Ruth Cunningham & Maria Caswell: Then and Now; Two Friends in Concert

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:00
Berkeley Piano Club
2724 Haste St
94704 Berkeley , CA
United States

Part of the Berkeley Fringe Concerts

11AM Tickets 15 at the door.

Then and Now Two friends in concert

Ruth Cunningham  voice and recorder

Maria Walsh Caswell  vielle and violin  

In 1975 a freshman violinist (and amateur recorder player) met a transferring sophomore recorder and baroque flute player at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon discovering their mutual interest in renaissance and medieval music, it was not long before the two were fast friends. Ruth Cunningham  inspired in Maria Walsh a passion for early music. By the time of graduation, Maria was a committed baroque violinist. Ruth and Maria kept in touch through the years on different sides of the continent, but only recently have started performing together again. Then and Now will be their first chamber recital together.   Then and Now highlights the music that Ruth and Maria explored together in college, and have explored since on their own. The repertoire of Then and Now spans the Medieval, through the Baroque, to the historically inspired contemporary, and reflects in many ways the artists’ friendship Then and Now. Composers include Anonymous, Balshar, Telemann, Handel and Holst, and Ruth’s improvisational pieces will be featured.