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Groupmuse at the old Cotton Mill

Groupmuse at the old Cotton Mill

East Peralta, Oakland

Thu, May 24, 2018 7:00 PM, PDT

12 of 40 spots still available
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21
Toilet with a slash through it
No bathroom at this event
Cats live here
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.



I'm Lena, an overly cheerful pessimistic extrovert that loves hosting social events in my home. My boyfriend David and I, along with our two cats #DumplingTheCalico and #WontonTabby, live in a gorgeous 1600 sq ft loft turned photography studio that once was a Cotton Mill Factory. We have 100 yr old hard wood floors and floor to ceiling windows. It's beautiful during the day; more average at night. The Christmas lights along the giant windows are stellar though.

This is my first time hosting a GroupMuse, but definitely not my first time hosting at my place.
David and I love meeting new people - and I definitely need more music in my life. Gone are the days this Chinese girl played piano and violin.

Please join us Thursday May 24th for an evening filed with music from 16th and 17th century England, performed in 'broken consort' with viola da gamba, baroque violin, and quinte.


What's the music?

Erik Andersen Viola Da Gamba
Gretchen Claassen Viola Da Gamba
Addi Liu Baroque Violin And Viola
Shelby Yamin Baroque Violin

Dance, Prayer, and Fantasy: an exploration in music from Renaissance England. The evening starts off with an introduction to the 'In Nomine' — a meditative, polyphonic prayer that weaves around a plain-chant cantus firmus. Our course then shifts from the sacred to more secular music for socializing and intellectual pleasure, including ayres and fantasies for two and four parts, and for the finale - a raucous piece used in Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost." See and hear how music from seven composers who lived at the peak of the age of discovery, played on period instruments is both mesmerizingly alien and profoundly familiar.


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