Venere Lute Quartet

  • Type of music played: Renaissance
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 3-4
  • Fee range of programs: $5,000-$6,999
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Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Gail Gillispie, lute; Christopher Morrongiello, lute; Douglas Freundlich, lute; Phillip Rukavina, lute
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One of few professional lute ensembles, the Venere Lute Quartet performs Renaissance and Baroque masterworks and is actively expanding the surviving lute ensemble repertoire with its own arrangements. The ensemble has performed throughout the United States and in Europe. Some appearances include the Lute Society of America, the Seattle Early Music Guild, La Guitarra California, Amherst Early Music Festival, Cambridge Society for Early Music, and the Fodella Foundation Series in Milan, Italy. Members of the Quartet are busy lute professionals in four of America's leading early music centers (Boston, New York, Chicago, and Minneapolis) who share a deep commitment to ensemble playing, lute scholarship, and audience education.
Booking Contact Information
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Nancy Carlin Associates
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P.O. Box 6499
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United States
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Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
The Gigg is Up: Music in Shakespeare’s England; A Grand Tour: Renaissance Music in the Great Courts of Europe; Palestrina’s Lute: Renaissance Music at the Papal Court
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Sweet Division; Palestrina's Lute, Aery Entertainments; Galileo's Father
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Un jour de la semaine.mp3
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12 Surge amica mea.mp3
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Holborne Dance Suite.mp3
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