If you love interesting, out of the way music and relaxed, concert settings you will love The Marais Project! I originally founded the group in 2000 to perform the complete works of Marin Marais an 18th century genius of my instrument, the viola da gamba. Over the years our repertoire has greatly expanded and now includes a huge range of wonderful vocal and instrumental music for the viola da gamba from the 1300′s to the present day. We also commission and arrange new music for the ensemble. Our recital series is below but we perform many other times during the year. Check out Facebook site for details.
2013 Recital Series
Concert 1: “Six of the Best” – will take the audience on a once only journey through the rarely heard solo French baroque viola da gamba repertoire from a fascinating era in music history.
Concert 2: “Lady Sings the Viol” CD Launch – “Lady Sings the Viol“, the latest Marais Project CD, brings together five wonderful singers who individually and collectively present 700 years of very special songs for voice and viol accompaniment.
Concert 3 – “The 450th Birthday Bash: Dowland in the 21st Century” – Some 450 years after his birth in 1563 the world still cannot get enough of the great English lutenist and composer, John Dowland. This singular event features viol consort, Seaven Teares, lutenist Tommie Andersson and composer/bass clarinettist Paul Cutlan.
Jenny Eriksson, Founder and Director