Saturday, April 5, 2008

April 9th: The Goliards at the Carmel Valley Library

April’s free family music program sponsored by The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wed., April 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature the Goliards, who will present a program of authentic medieval music on period instruments. The music comes mainly from the 13th and 14th centuries, and includes bouncy dances, drinking songs, and hauntingly beautiful devotional and art melodies. The performers will be vocalist Wendy Greene, flutist Janet Parish-Whittaker, and harpist David Parish-Whittaker.

Wendy Greene is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, sung for many years in the San Diego Opera Chorus, and presently teaches voice at San Diego City College and Southwestern College. Janet Parish-Whittaker has a master’s degree in performance (flute) from UCSD, and is also a composer. David Parish-Whittaker is a specialist on ancient brass-strung harps and has performed with several early music groups.

The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668.

The popular Athenaeum Mini-Concerts series is now in its 38th season of free one-hour concerts in La Jolla. At the same time, the Athenaeum San Diego Mini-Concerts continue downtown at the Lyceum Theater and in adjacent Horton Square for the 35th year. Performances at both venues feature some of the finest local musicians and ensembles in San Diego. Concerts alternate between the two venues. fall through spring, except for a break during the winter holidays.
Mini-concerts take place every other Monday at Noon and last about an hour.

The Goliards will be performing at noon on on April 21 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla and April 28 downtown at the Lyceum Theater.

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