Nov 27, 2019

Behind the Musik: O Come, Shepherds

O Come Shepherds concert image. Sheep roaming green pastures. Flock by Krzysztof Browko

Program Notes by Lucas Harris, Tafelmusik lutenist and member of Vesuvius Ensemble

Nov 26, 2019

My Instrument: Tommaso Sollazzo and the zampogna

For centuries, the sound of the zampogna, special bagpipes played by shepherds, has been a central part of Italian Christmas festivities. You'll hear this fabulous folk instrument in O Come, Shepherds, blending baroque Italian Christmas concertos with the heartfelt Christmas music of Southern Italy, performed by Toronto's own Vesuvius Ensemble with special guest artist, Tommaso Sollazzo on the zampogna.