Music

Continuum presents The Art of the Bawdy Song, a program of delightful catches and ballads of Merry Old England— 300 years ago. Featured will be Songs from the Tavern, Dancing in the Grass, Tobacco and Other Stimulants, and Men and Maids. The Baltimore Consort will perform these bawdy songs with the aid of the men's singing ensemble, The Merry Companions. Recordings used are: The Art of the Bawdy Song (Baltimore Consort & Merry Companions - Dorian DOR 90155, and, Miri It Is (The Dufay Collective) - Chandos CHAN 9396.

Fall Fundraiser 2018

Sep 21, 2018

Like most girls her age, Susan Cowsill watched The Partridge Family every week on television. But unlike most girls her age, she was related to the Partridges, albeit in a Hollywood kind of way. The show was modeled after Cowsill and other members of her singing family.

 

In the 1960s and early ’70s, The Cowsills were regulars on television, appearing with Ed Sullivan, Johnny Cash and on their own programs. They also had a string of top ten hits, including “The Rain, the Park and Other Things,” and “Hair.”

Autumn Equinox: Season Change and Autumnal Sounds

Sep 18, 2018

As temperatures begin to dip and the leaves turn color, we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with a soundtrack for the changing season.

This Continuum presents A Flemish Feast, featuring early music of the Netherlands — including songs and dances that were very popular during the Renaissance. The music is fantastically played by The Renaissance Band, Piffaro, and the Early Music Consort of London under the direction of the late David Munrow. Piffaro plays Flemish Renaissance wind music and David Munrow conducts and performs a variety of Flemish songs, instrumental selections and motets.

“Everything in life is governed by rhythm,” says Herlin Riley, “Everything. (And) when you play the drums, the rhythms are quicker.”

A Grateful Journey

Sep 11, 2018

A conversation with a man of many talents: songwriter, actor, boxer, military man, among many titles, Kris Kristofferson, reflecting on his life in music, his songwriting craft, and the nature of gratitude for his life’s adventures.

Continuum presents excerpts from the 12th century manuscript, Carmina Burana (The Songs from Beuern). This medieval manuscript was discovered in 1803 in the library of the Bavarian Benedictine monastery of Benedictbeuern in southern Germany. The songs, numbering over 200, are mostly bawdy, irreverent and satirical, and are in three categories: Moral and Sacred Songs, Songs of Springtime and Love, and Songs of Gambling, Eating and Drinking.This important manuscript inspired German composer Carl Orff to write his famous scenic cantata of the same name in 1936.

In downtown New Orleans, the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium delights visitors with all manner of flying beauties like the Arched-Wing Cattleheart, the Monarch, the Blue Morpho and the Grecian Shoemaker!

During our locally-hosted program "Classical New Orleans" on FRIDAY, September 7, we will "give wing" to a full hour of lovely music based on -- and, inspired by -- butterflies !

Sylvan Esso began as two people who couldn’t sit still. In 2013, the singing songwriter Amelia Meath and the performing producer Nick Sanborn were in North Carolina, working with bands that didn’t enjoy touring. Luckily for them, they found each other. But Meath and Sanborn share more than wanderlust. Theirs is a common musical sensibility that leans toward tender folk harmonies passing though an electronic soundscape. The hard-working duo has released two well-received albums, an EP and a variety of singles. See? They still can’t sit still.

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