Istanpitta

  • Type of music played: Medieval
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 3-4
  • Fee range of programs: $3,000-$4,999
State/Province where ensemble is based: 
TX
Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Albert Cofrin - Medieval lute, vielle, bagpipes; Mary Springfels - Vielle; Danny Johnson-Vocal; Emily Lau-Vocal; Therese Honey-Medieval Harp; Tom Zajac - recorders and bagpipe; EJ Jones - transverse flutes and bagpipes
Paragraph about the ensemble: 
Istanpitta is a United States based ensemble performing music of the 10th to 14th century Middle Ages including many traditional Middle Eastern dance tunes. The ensemble consists of 3-5 musicians playing a variety of period instruments including oud, lute, saz, early percussion, shawms, recorders, transverse flutes, krummhorns, vielles, Medieval harp, bagpipes and voice. The ensemble performs live at formal concert venues, universities, and festivals.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Albert Cofrin
Booking Contact Address: 
16018 Constitution
Booking Contact City: 
Friendswood
Booking Contact State/Province: 
TX
Booking Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
77546
Booking Contact Country: 
United States
Booking Contact Phone Number: 
281-451-7885
Booking Contact Fax: 
N/A
Booking Contact Email: 
avatar1@flash.net
Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
Istanpitta offers school children a chance to see instruments and hear songs of Medieval times. Story telling and audience participation creates a fun learning environment students will not soon forget.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Chevrefoil - Medieval tale of Tristan and Isolde; Pilgrimage - Songs of Saint Mary; Exiled - Songs of the Sephardic Jews
Group Photo (JPEG): 
Audio files: 
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07-si verias.mp3
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11-salterello 1.mp3
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alle psallite.mp3
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de bonte.mp3
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salt petit.mp3
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amoroso.mp3
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: