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Thursday, May 1st, 2014

TTU Mainstage Theater: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Twelfth Night, or What You Will, by William Shakespeare - 8PM May 1,2,3; 2PM May 4

Maedgen Theater, Texas Tech University
Price: $18 / $5 students with valid ID

May 1 - May 4, the TTU Mainstage Theater presents William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

Directed by Bill Gelber

Heart-sick nobles, saucy servants, mistaken identities: all collide in a delightful mix of the high and low in Shakespeare's richest comedy about the things we do for love. In the words of Duke Orsino, "If music be the food of love, play on!"

Music for Twelfth Night will be provided onstage by members of the cast and of the TTU Early Music Ensemble.  

Monday, April 14th, 2014

O Mistress Mine: Music for Twelfth Night - St. Paul's on the Plains Church

O Mistress Mine: Music for Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" - 7PM

1510 Ave. X
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: Free - donations for TTU Theater

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most musically-rich plays. Characters break into song, and their dialogue frequently references many popular tunes of the day.  The Bard’s audience would have known these songs well, and “got the jokes” – and we will, too, if we get to hear some of the music before we actually see the play, which is being presented by the TTU Theater Department May 1 through May 4 at the Maedgen Theater, with live music provided by members of the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble.  If you want to “get” all the jokes, you can hear the music beforehand at a concert called “O Mistress Mine—Music for Twelfth Night,” presented by the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble Monday evening April 14 at 7PM at St. Paul’s on the Plains Church (1510 Ave. X) .  The concert is a fundraiser for the Twelfth Night production, and donations will be gratefully accepted at the event. Come hear the music that Shakespeare heard!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

From Galicia to Galatia: TTU Early Music Ensemble and the TTU Balkan Ensemble

From Galicia to Galatia: TTU Early Music Ensemble and TTU Balkan Ensemble - 8PM

Hemmle Hall, Texas Tech University
Price: Free

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

DuFay: Missa se la face ay pale - Talkington Hall at the Legacy Events Center

Guillaume Dufay: Missa se la face ay pale - 8:00 PM

14th and O
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: Free

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Puzzles and Poetry - Covenant Presbyterian Church

Puzzles and Poetry: Music of the 14th Century - 7:00 PM

4600 48th St at Salem Ave
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: Free

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Hildegard von Bingen's "Ordo Virtutum" - Talkington Hall at the Legacy Events Center

Ordo Virtutum, "Play of the Virtues," by Hildegard von Bingen - 7:00 PM

14th and O
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: FREE

Hildegard_and_Volmar.jpegOn April 4, 2011, the TTU Early Music Ensemble will present a production of Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum. The "Ordo" is one of the first extant medieval dramas with music, and definitely a first for Lubbock. Don't miss this event!

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Monteverdi and More! at the Legacy Events Center

Monteverdi and more! - 7pm

14th and O
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: FREE

Monteverdi.jpgCome join the TTU Early Music Ensemble Sunday evening 11/14 for a FREE concert of gorgeous music by Monteverdi (and some other Italians!), sung and played in the beautiful acoustics of the Legacy Great Hall in Lubbock, TX.

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

"The Rolling Wave-Maritime Celts" - Legacy Events Center

The Rolling Wave: Maritime Celts - 7 pm

14th and O
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: FREE

On Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 PM in the Talkington Great Hall at the Legacy Event Center, some of our TTU Early Music Ensemble singers will join the Texas Tech University Celtic Ensemble ( for a concert entitled “The Rolling Wave: Maritime Celts”. Singers and players will perform dances, songs, listening pieces, and tunes associated with the Celtic experience around the watery globe and across the centuries. Students, families, and seniors are especially welcome.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Worlds of Dance/Dancing with Mr Darcy-Legacy Events Center

Worlds of Dance AND "Dancing with Mr. Darcy" - 7PM and 9 PM

14th and O
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: call the TTU School of Music 806

PM: Worlds of Dance: A Terpsichorean Evening with the TTU Vernacular Music Center. Featuring the TTU Early Music Ensemble, the Celtic Ensemble, the TTU Ragtime Ensemble, and the World Music Ensemble, assisted by the Tech Set-Dancers. Music and dances from Irish, English, African-American, Mediterranean, Polynesian, and South American traditions. For information and reservations, contact or visit This is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public, celebrating the mission of the TTU Vernacular Music Center.


9 PM: Dancing with Mr Darcy: A Jane Austen Evening with the TTU Vernacular Music Center. Cotillion & Cold Buffet; Music by the TTU Celtic Ensemble and Early Music Ensemble. English Country Dances demonstrated by the ensembles; guests invited to participate. Candle-lit buffet at 10:30pm; coffee service at midnight. Formal/period dress requested.

This is a fundraiser for the TTU Vernacular Music Center.

For information & reservations: (770-2000)

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

"Pastime and Prayer" - Early English Music - Legacy Events Center

Pastime and Prayer: A Musical Journey through "Olde" England - 8pm

14th and O
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: FREE

Early Music from England: medieval songs, dance tunes, and beautiful sacred music of Tallis and Byrd, presented by the TTU Early Music Ensemble under the direction of Angela Mariani.


Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

St. Paul's-on-the-Plains Episcopal Church

Noontime Recital Series - 12 noon-12:30pm

16th and X
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: Free

A noontime concert with choral music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, performed by members of Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble at St. Paul-On-The-Plains Episcopal Church.

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Sequentia: Fragments for the End of Time

Fragments for the End of Time - 7PM

The Legacy Events Center, 13th and Ave. O
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: Free, sponsored by the TTU Schoo


On January 15th we welcomed Benjamin Bagby and Norbert Rodenkirchen of the world-renowned medieval ensemble Sequentia to the Legacy Events Center in Lubbock, where they performed their program "Fragments for the End of Time." Ben Bagby also guest-lectured at the first meeting of Prof. Mariani's Medieval Music Seminar.

Benjamin Bagby is one of the world's foremost scholar-performers of medieval music. The combination of singing, storytelling, harping, and sheer magic that he brings to his performances are legendary in the world of early music. Norbert Rodenkirchen is a master soloist and improviser on a variety of early flutes. Their concert program was a collection of dramatic, beautiful, and powerful medeival songs and tales exploring apocalyptic visions of the End of Days and the Last Judgement.  The historical instruments used by Bagby and Rodenkirchen included reconstructions of Germanic harps (based on 7th century instruments from Oberflacht, near Stuttgart), an early medieval triangular harp, and copies of medieval transverse flutes (including a flute made from a swan’s bone, based on an 11th century instrument unearthed near Speyer).

This was a fantastic and unforgettable event!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Annual Celtic Christmas-Legacy Events Center

Celtic Christmas

14th and O
Lubbock Texas [map]


Pictured: EME director Angela Mariani with Ryan Best, Bridgette Mireles, and Kendra Shute of the EME's "Early Byrds," contributing some medieval music to the TTU Vernacular Music Center's annual sold-out "Celtic Christmas," with the TTU Celtic Ensemble and Friends.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Master Class with Jostein Gundersen-TTU School of Music

Recorder Master Class with Jostein Gundersen

School of Music
Lubbock Texas [map]

Master Class for the recorder players in the Early Music Ensemble, with Norwegian recorder virtuoso Jostein Gundersen. The previous Monday evening, Jostein also joined our colleague, harpsichordist Sigurd Ogaard, for a fantastic guest artist recital with music by Telemann, Corelli, and Handel.

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

A Double-Edged Weapon: The Sword as Icon and Artifact." TTU Museum

Music for TTU Museum Event - 2pm

TTU Museum, Indiana and 4th St
Lubbock Texas [map]
Price: FREE

Members of the TTU Early Music Ensemble provided music for the TTU Museum's "Ren Faire" that was held in conjunction with a new Exhibit, "A Double-Edged Weapon, The Sword as Icon and Artifact," featuring historical weapons on loan from the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Thursday Recital, Hemmle Hall, TTU SOM



Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Baroque Master Class, Bernard Gordillo - TTU SOM



Friday, March 27th, 2009

Harpsichord Workshop with Bernard Gordillo - TTU SOM



Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Recorder Master Class with Kim Pineda, TTU SOM

Recorder Master Class with Kim Pineda - 7pm


Thursday, February 5th, 2009

An Evening of Medieval Music - The Legacy Great Hall, Lubbock

Meditations and Celebrations: An Evening of Medieval Music - 8PM

14th and O
Lubbock TX [map]
Price: Free


Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Early Modern Image & Text Society Conference- Formby Room, SW Co


Monday, September 8th, 2008

Medieval Southwest Exhibit Opening, Southwest Collections, TTU


Saturday, April 19th, 2008

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Lubbock

Lubbock TX [map]

Music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance (more TBA)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University

8 PM

Lubbock TX [map]

Medieval-Renaissance Ensemble: Early Spanish music (more info TBA)

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts

7:00 PM

Lubbock TX [map]

Medieval and Renaissance Music for the "First Friday Art Trail"

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