Ronn MacFarlane - Lute
Ronn McFarlane
October 10 & 12, 2017

Fort Worth: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum –
Renzo Piano Pavillion Auditorium

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107   
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Dallas: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:30pm
University Park
United Methodist Church 
4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX 75225
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GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane brings the lute – the most popular instrument of the Renaissance – into today’s musical mainstream making it accessible to a wider audience.

Since taking up the lute in 1978, Ronn has made his mark in music as the founder of Ayreheart, a founding member of the Baltimore Consort, touring 49 of the 50 United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Netherlands, Germany and Austria, and as a guest artist with Apollo’s Fire, The Bach Sinfonia, The Catacoustic Consort, The Folger Consort, Houston Grand Opera, The Oregon Symphony, The Portland Baroque Orchestra, and The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

Born in West Virginia, Ronn grew up in Maryland.  At thirteen, upon hearing “Wipeout” by the Surfaris, he fell madly in love with music and taught himself to play on a “cranky sixteen-dollar steel string guitar.”  Ronn kept at it, playing blues and rock music on the electric guitar while studying classical guitar.  He graduated with honors from Shenandoah Conservatory and continued guitar studies at Peabody Conservatory before turning his full attention and energy to the lute in 1978.  The next year, Mr. McFarlane began to perform solo recitals on the lute and became a member of the Baltimore Consort.  Since then, he has toured throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with the Baltimore Consort and as a soloist.

McFarlane was a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory from 1984 to 1995, teaching lute and lute-related subjects.  In 1996, Mr. McFarlane was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory for his achievements in bringing the lute and its music to the world.  He has over 35 recordings on the Dorian/Sono Luminus label, including solo albums, lute duets, flute & lute duets, lute songs, the complete lute music of Vivaldi, a collection of Elizabethan lute music and poetry, and recordings with the Baltimore Consort.

Ronn has composed new music for the lute, building on the tradition of the lutenist/composers of past centuries.  His original compositions are the focus of his solo CD, Indigo Road, which received a GRAMMY Award Nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album of 2009.

In 2010 Ronn founded Ayreheart, an ensemble brought together to perform new compositions as well as early music.  Ayreheart’s first CD release, One Morning, consists of all-original music by Ronn McFarlane. Ayreheart’s 2016 release, Barley Moon, blends folk music and art music from Renaissance and Medieval England, Scotland and Wales.

Dallas Area Open Play
4pm - 6pm, 2nd Sunday
of each month

DUNN BROTHERS
COFFEE SHOP

3725 Belt Line Rd
Addison TX 75001

www.addison.dunnbros.com

Come play or just listen.
All levels welcome.

Brookhaven/Allegro
Community Guitar Orchestra

The next session of the guitar orchestra meets 2-4pm every Sunday in room D-208 at Brookhaven.

For more info students can call (972) 860-4563

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Brookhaven College and the Allegro Guitar Society invite nylon string/classical guitarists and steel-string acoustic guitarists with at least one year of playing experience to participate in this community guitar orchestra. Classical, finger-style and plectrum guitarists are ALL welcome!

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