Thursday, November 18, 2010

Calliope at Club Helsinki

The second concert in the ClaverackLanding series, the classical music series at Club Helsinki, takes place this Saturday at 8 p.m. The inaugural concert on October 2--"Tango Meets Classical"--thoroughly delighted a standing-room-only crowd, and this Saturday's concert, featuring the Renaissance band Calliope, promises no less. The evening offers a "wildly inventive" and "metamorphosing concert from 13th century dances to 20th century jazz, blues and swing," all played on ancient instruments with captivating names--sackbut, crumhorns, cornetto, viols, recorders, tabor, shawn.

Calliope, named after the Muse of heroic poetry, "more than lives up to its name," says the Washington Post, "which means beautiful-voiced. As performers on more than forty different instruments, they are Renaissance musicians in every sense of the word."  

Gossips recommendation for a sumptuous Saturday: sample the pies at Loaf in the afternoon and then go hear Calliope in the evening. Reserve yourself a table and enjoy a small plate and a glass of wine before the rich musical tapestry begins. Secure your tickets online or call 828-4800.

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