Playing with Fire (2005)

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Folger Consort performed Playing with Fire from May 27 to May 29, 2005. The vibrant traditions of Renaissance instrumental music were ever-present in the exuberant and earthy material of the final program of the 2004-2005 season, with viols, violins, lutes, recorders, trombones, bagpipe, harps, flutes, whistles, hurdy-gurdy, and percussion taking center stage. In Playing with Fire, the Consort presented lively dance music, sophisticated fantasies, and brilliant improvisational divisions from all over Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

  • Robert Eisenstein: violin, viol, recorder
  • Christopher Kendall: lute, theorbo

Guest artists

  • David Douglass: violin, viol
  • Mary Springfels: viol
  • Tom Zajac: recorder, flute, harp, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy