Piffaro’s annual holiday concert takes listeners back in time to the 16th century Kingdom of Naples. Renowned as the “conservatory of Europe,” the city boasted an abundance of talented composers and players to supply music to accompany Nativity plays, crèche scenes, and feasts.
Piffaro’s program will mirror the variety of music enjoyed by these Renaissance revelers: Spanish and Italian, contemplative and rowdy, divine and earthy.
Posted on December 4, 2014 at 2:40pm
The Laughing Bird doesn't necessarily need to be "introduced" - they have been around in one form or another for since 2010 and we have been privileged to work with their individual members through projects with Choral Arts and The Crossing. That said, we are terribly excited to "present" this talented vocal quartet - Leslie Johnson, soprano, Jenifer L. Smith, mezzo-soprano, Steven Bradshaw, tenor, and Colin Dill, bass - alongside members of the Piffaro consort to our Philadelphia audience…Continue
Posted on April 15, 2013 at 1:30pm
As we go into our first rehearsal, Piffaro and Orchestra 2001 are crafting a unique experience for lovers of both early and modern winds. The opportunity to hear both back to back, as well as together at times, these related instruments in the same space and moment is extremely unusual to say the least. And that's part of the point of the collaboration - to link…Continue
Posted on February 18, 2013 at 1:30pm
Rehearsals begin today for our German Renaissance Yuletide concerts this weekend! Unlike ensembles symphony orchestras, or string quartets, we cannot determine exactly what our program will be until we all gather together the week before a performance. The two dozen or more works that make up a typical Piffaro program must be fitted together like puzzle pieces -then taken apart and refitted again - in rehearsal with our full consort. So we are very excited to see what today's first…Continue
Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:06am