Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

  • Type of music played: Renaissance
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 7-10
  • Fee range of programs: $7,000-$9,999
State/Province where ensemble is based: 
PA
Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Grant Herreid, lute, guitar, recorder, shawm; Greg Ingles, sackbut, recorder; Joan Kimball, shawm, recorder, dulcian, bagpipe; Christa Patton, shawm, harp, recorder, bagpipe; Priscilla Smith, shawm, recorder, dulcian, bagpipe; Robert Wiemken, dulcian, shawm, recorder; Tom Zajac, sackbut, recorder, bagpipe
Paragraph about the ensemble: 
World-renowned as the pied-pipers of Early Music and for highly polished performances, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band has delighted audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and South America. The ensemble recreates the elegant sounds of the official, professional wind bands of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods, as well as the rustic music of the peasantry. Under the direction of Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken, Piffaro tours extensively in the US, performing for all the major early music series and festivals, as well as many college and community series. The ensemble made its European debut in 1993 and has returned each season for numerous festival appearances. Its extensive discography includes CDs on Newport Classics, Deutsche Grammophon Archiv Produktion, Dorian Recordings, Eufoda, and Navona Records. In addition, Piffaro is active in the area of outreach and education.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Joan Kimball
Booking Contact Address: 
2238 Fairmount Ave
Booking Contact City: 
Philadelphia
Booking Contact State/Province: 
PA
Booking Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
19130
Booking Contact Country: 
United States
Booking Contact Phone Number: 
215-235-8469
Booking Contact Fax: 
215-235-8469
Booking Contact Email: 
joan@piffaro.com
Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
school performances for elementary through high school, residencies and masterclasses, family shows, short performances in senior centers and community centers
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
London Waits: English music from the time of Elizabeth I Iberica Resplendens: music from the great cathedrals of 16th c. Spain Flemish Masters: 16th c. music of the Low Countries Nowell's Delight: holiday music from France, Germany, England and Spain
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23 O Crux benedicta 1.mp3
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11 Or udite el buono horare.mp3
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23 Patientia ognum me dice.mp3
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02 Ave regina caelorum 4.mp3
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01 Alta Trinita beata.mp3
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: 
Discography of the ensemble: 
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