MUSICAL IN SEATTLE
Larry Lipkis, professor of music and composer-in-residence, and other members of his early music group, the Baltimore Consort, stopped in Seattle October 13 on their way to a three-concert tour of Alaska. While there, they played for patients at the Bailey-Boushay House—a residential and day care center for people with HIV/AIDS and others needing intensive care.
"Many of the residents clapped or sang, but one woman had actually played the violin at one time," said Larry. "She was just delighted. She was especially interested in the rebec, and even played a little." The group often does community outreach performances at schools and hospitals while touring.
During their six-day tour of Alaska, the Baltimore Consort played in Juno, Fairbanks, and Kodiak Island. In August, the early music ensemble recorded its thirteenth CD, a program of Renaissance Spanish music entitled "Cancionero." The disc will be released in Spring 2009 by Dorian/Sono Luminus Recordings.